Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2008

Reports No Transfer Funds Available To Kinnear

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The Sunday Express is reporting today that Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear has been told he will not be given any transfer funds for the January transfer window. Joe Kinnear - does he have transfer funds available? The Express admits that Joe Kinnear has been saying that cash is available from Ashley, but they say today that they [.

Newcastle - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

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It was a disappointing result for Newcastle yesterday at The Riverside, since 71% of our readers expected the lads could wrap up all 3 points yesterday against Middlesbrough. Sebastien Bassong - Man of Match again yesterday But it wasn't to be, and here are some of or observations on the game yesterday.

Newcastle Get Hull City Away in FA Cup 3rd Round

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Newcastle United have been drawn against Hull City away in the Third Round of the FA Cup. Ties will be played on the weekend of January 3/4, 2009. If gallant Blyth Spartans can beat Bournemouth in their second round replay, they will be drawn against Premier side Blackburn Rovers at home, and they may be able [.

Kids Persuade Ashley To Start Watching Games Again

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We had always known that ever since Mike Ashley bought Newcastle United Football Club, his three children have been avid Magpies' supporters. Mike Ashley - before he bought Newcastle - he looks quite happy    And it seems that his kids have been responsible for persuading Mike to return to St James' Park.

Shay One Of The Best Players Ever At Newcastle

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Newcastle United's great goalkeeper Shay Given, who was signed by Kenny Dalglish for just £1.5M in the summer of 1997 from Blackburn Rovers, hopes to win a new contract at Newcastle, and be part of the good times he thinks are ahead for the club. Shay Given - wants to win new contract at Newcastle United The [.

Kinnear Only Wants Proven Players In January

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Joe Kinnear has told The Sunday Sun that Newcastle are targeting top players who can move straight into the first team during the January transfer window, and will be better than players we already have at the club. Joe Kinnear with club captain Michael Owen The emphasis from Newcastle, started by then Chairman Chris Mort, was to [.

Newcastle After Charlton’s 16 Year-Old Wonder Kid

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There are reports today that Newcastle United are more than interested in teenage wonder kid Jonjo Shelvey of Charlton Athletic. Jonjo Shelvey - yes - a very old looking 16 year-old The 16 year-old 6' tall youngster has now found himself being watched by all three north east clubs, Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough.

Ashley Wants To Watch Games Again At St. James’ Park

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The People is reporting today that Mike Ashley is ready to make a return to watch games at St James' Park. Mike Ashley - in happier times at St. James' Park The report, which is hardly surprising, suggests that Mike is ready to end his Tyneside exile after calling a temporary halt on his bid to sell [.

Dennis Wise Reported To Be Leaving Newcastle

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The Mail on Sunday is reporting that Dennis Wise's position as Director of Football at Newcastle may soon be something of the past. Dennis Wise - leaving Newcastle? Bob Cass is reporting that Dennis Wise is likely to be leaving in the near future. Bob used to report on Newcastle way back for the local Newcastle papers, [.

Hero Bell Earns Blyth Spartans Replay At Croft Park

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In a game thbat was beamed live around the world, following Newcastle United's draw with Middlesbrough, neiiher League Two's Bournemouth nor Northumberland side Blyth Spartans could get a goal to see them through to the 3rd round of the FA Cup, but they are both still in today's 3rd round draw. It was good that Blyth [.

Newcastle Interested In German International Left-Back

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Newcastle are said to be interested in Wolfsburg 24 year-old defender Marcel Schafer, in an attempt to solve their left sided defensive weakness. Marcel Schafer - 6 foot 24 year-old German defender But Newcastle have also been reported to be interested in bringing John Arne Riise from Roma, initially on loan, and are also said to be [.

Oba Martins Annoyed At Being Substituted

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Newcastle assistant manager Chris Hughton has said openly that any disagreement with Oba Martins, following his annoyance at being taken off after 65 minutes for Mark Viduka, will be dealt with internally, by the club. Oba Martins - upset at being taken off The 24 year-old Nigerian was disappointed at being substituted in the second half of [.

FT: Middlesbrough 0 Newcastle 0 - Magpies Get Good Point

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Newcastle gained a second successive away draw and their second successive clean sheet as they held Middlesbrough at The Riverside this afternoon, in front of over 32,00 fans in an evenly fought contest with few clear cut chances. The teams were well matched and it was a good open game at the Riverside with both sides [.

HT: Middlesbrough 0 Newcastle 0 - Magpies Look Good

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In an absorbing and evenly matched first half at The Riverside, the teams went in at half time all square at 0-0. Newcastle started out brightly, and a facet of their game with Kinnear in charge has been some good passing and the Newcastle side looked up for the game. But Middlesbrough gave as good as [.

Zog Gets Start - In For Injured Duff At Boro

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Joe Kinnear, as expected, makes one enforced change to the side which got the fantastic result at Chelsea last Saturday, and Charles N'Zogbia come in for the injured Damiebn Duff, yo gives Charles a start for the first time since Newcastle played in Joe's first game in charge against Hull City at home.

Joe Kinnear Geared For Success At Newcastle

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Joe Kinnear seems to have had some success with his talks with current owner Mike Ashley in recent weeks, and it seems the mistakes Mike made when Kevin Keegan was manager, he seems willing to change, with straight shooter, Joe Kinnear now installed as manager. Mike Ashley - made big mistakes after Chris Mort left Kinnear, whose [.

Colloccini Learning Queen’s English - “Why Aye Man”

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The Newcastle Journal's Mark Douglas is reporting today that Fabricio Coloccini (what a name!) emerged from a side room at Newcastle United's Darsley Park training ground with an English text book in his hand, and full of apologies for the language class that had just ran over. It also turns out he needs to ask [.

Owen Is Natural Goal Scorer Supreme - Shearer

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Our own Alan Shearer, the former Newcastle and England great, has always had great belief in Michael Owen's ability as a goalscorer. Michael Owen - supreme natural goal scorer Alan talked to the Newcastle Journal today: "Michael's goal-scoring record speaks for itself. If you give him chances he will score goals.

Kinnear And Shearer Talk And Patch Things Up

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Some good news today that Alan Shearer has been in touch with Joe Kinnear to ensure all is OK with them as Alan has assured Joe the reports of him wanting the job and maybe having been offered it, is just paper talk. Alan Shearer - called Joe up to ensure all was OK between them Joe [...]

Kinnear In Charge Of January Transfers - Funds Available

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The Newcastle Journal is reporting today that Joe Kinnear has been given assurances that he will be in complete control of the players coming and going in the January transfer window, and that Mike Ashley will even be willing to fund some transfers if the right players are available. Joe Kinnear - in charge of all [.

Middlebrough vs Newcastle - Match Preview

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Tomorrow is an important game for Newcastle, since it's now 3 full games since we recorded our last win, in probably our best display of the season, when we defeated Aston Villa 2-0 at St. James' Park on 3rd November. Since then we've been beaten in a winnable game at Fulham and could only draw against [.

Beye The Perfect Player For Newcastle United

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Habib Beye is exactly the type of player Newcastle fans love to see playing for the club. Habib Beye First of all he's a good player, and then he likes the life at Newcastle and seems to have settled down well with his family, including his young daughter. Then he is immediately inspired by the fanatical crowd support [.

Owen Can Have Huge Positive Impact At Newcastle

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Newcastle United manager Joe Kinnear has revealed he will start contract talks with Michael Owen as one of his main priorities after being given the Newcastle job through the end of the season. And it's in Michael's powers to sign and have a huge positive impact at the club. Michael Owen - contract talks a priority [.

Blyth Spartans Cup Game Being Broadcast World Wide

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Blyth Spartans manager Harry Dunn and his team will make the round trip to League Two side Bournemouth tomorrow, and will be hoping they can progress to the 3rd round of the FA Cup, when they will be in the pot with the big boys.  Oh, and the game is broadcast live around the [...]

Captain Michael Owen Looking For All 3 Points At Boro

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Michael Owen has given a long interview today and he talked about tomorrow's important game at Middlesbrough. Michael Owen - captain has given long interview Michael Owen said today: "It'll be a totally different game," "We're not going to be sitting back like we did at Chelsea - we've got to try and get a win.

Charles N’Zogbia To Get Start At Middlesbrough

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It turns out that both Shola Ameobi and Damien Duff will now miss Newcastle United's game at Middlesbrough on Saturday. Charles N'Zogbia starts on Saturday at The Riverside Ameobi is suffering from an ankle knock picked in a training-ground accident this week, and Duff has another groin strain. But the loss of these two players will not impact [.

Joe Kinnear Appointed Manager For The Season

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Newcastle United have today announced that Joe Kinnear has signed a contract as manager of the club until the end of the 2008/09 season. Joe Kinnear - Newcastle manager through the end of the season Joe initially came to St. James' Park in September as the interim manager until the club was sold, but will now [.

Alan Smith Still Has Future At Newcastle

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It appears that Alan Smith will not be available until late January, following his Achilles injury, so any chance of selling him in January will be difficult. Alan Smith - future at Newcastle? Add to that the fact that Joe Kinnear thinks Smith still has a part to play at Newcastle, and it looks like Smith will [.

Kinnear Keeping Tabs On Players For January

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Joe Kinnear is still working on some transfer targets and w eknow an approach has openly been made for John Arne Riise, but this morning it appears like joe has also been after a couple of other players who would go straight into the first team. Joe Kinnear - has players lined up for January Joe Kinnear [.

Jonas Gutierrez Ready For Derby Game Tomorrow

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It seems like Jonas Gutiérrez is looking forward to the derby game at Middlesbrough tomorrow. Jonas Gutierrez - looking forward to derby game tomorrow Jonas told the Newcastle Journal this morning: "I am looking forward to playing in a derby game. I was a substitute in the match against Sunderland, but hopefully I will be involved in this [.

Kinnear In Deep Water Over Mickey Mouse

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Just when we thought things were maybe getting a little better, Joe Kinnear has been charged with improper conduct by the English Football Association. It was all this guy's fault This comes after Joe had described the Barclays' Premier League referee Martin Atkinson as a "Mickey Mouse" referee. This follows Joe having been suspended for 3 [.

Taylor Back In Training - Likely Sub On Saturday

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Steven Taylor has returned to full training, before the game against Middlesbrough in Saturday. Steven Taylor - likely sub on Saturday The 22-year-old local lad has missed the last 3 games because of a groin problem, and we have picked up just a couple of points in those games. Joe Kinnear said today: "It's great to have Steven Taylor [.

Kinnear Has Striker Selection Problems Saturday

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Shola Ameobi is stuck on 49 goals for Newcastle United, and he is probably hoping to get that 50th goal for Newcastle at Middlesbrough on Saturday, but he has to get into the team first. Shola Ameobi - 50th Newcastle goal on Saturday? Joe Kinnear told the Evening Chronicle today: "It was a difficult decision for me [.

Shearer Has No Worries About Newcastle This Season

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Alan Shearer seems to have no worries that Newcastle will do better than just OK this season, in the Premier League. Alan Shearer - no worries about Newcastle United Shearer talked to the Evening Chronicle today about the important game at Middlesbrough on Saturday: "I honestly believe United can beat Boro on Saturday," "And I'm certain they won't [.

Kinnear Thanks Newcastle’s Terrific Fans

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Newcastle United have again sold-out their away day allocation of 3,800 tickets for the derby game at Middlesbrough on Saturday. The famous Newcastle United fans Joe Kinnear has made no secret of his great admiration, and even surprise, at how good the Newcastle faithful have been to the team since Joe has been at the club.

Newcastle Pass On VAT Reduction To Fans

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Newcastle United are to drop their prices, in an attempt to lure back missing fans to St. James' Park. It's not really a price cut but more accurately Newcastle will simply pass on the 2.5% VAT cut in this week's emergency pre-budget report to the fans, but the reduction will not come into effect until [.

Kinnear To Get Longer Term Newcastle Contact

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The Daily Mail is reporting today that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is ready to appoint Joe Kinnear until the end of the season, as hopes apparently are fading fast that a deal can be sealed to sell the club. Joe Kinnear - likely contract through end of season We think this was going to be the announcement [.

Sebastien Bassong Can Become Newcastle Great

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Habib Beye has tipped new arrival Sebastien Bassong for a big future at the Newcastle United club. Sebastien Bassong - terrific young prospect for Newcastle United And anybody who has witnessed Bassong's performances this season, culminating in his excellent display at Stamford Bridge last Saturday, will hardly want to argue with the Newcastle right-back.

Owen and Viduka Contracts The Test For Kinnear

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The players whose contracts are up for renewal this summer include those of Michael Owen, Nicky Butt, Steve Harper, Shola Ameobi and Mark Viduka. Joe Kinnear - tough contract talks coming up And one thing Joe Kinnear will need to start looking at, presumably in tandem with Dennis Wise, is working out who he wants to offer [.

Will Newcastle Extend Harper Contract?

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One of the interesting aspects that Newcastle United will soon have to deal with, one way or the other, are the contracts that are due to expire this summer. Steve and Shay - two great goalkeepers these last 11 years There are a number of decent players such as Michael Owen, Nicky Butt, Steve Harper, Mark Viduka [.

Sylvain Distin Targeted By Kinnear For January

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There is some news today that Newcastle United Football Club are plotting a January move for their former player, Frenchman Sylvain Distin. Sylvain Distin - is he a Newcastle target for January? Distin was on loan at Newcastle from PSG from 2001-2002, when he played 28 times for the Tyneside club, and at the end of that [.

Zog To Stay And Fight For Place At Newcastle

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Well it's probably come full circle since last weekend and now Charles N'Zogbia says he wants to stay at Newcastle United. Charles N'Zogbia - ready to fight for place on Tyneside In Charles' first interview since reports came out of France over the weekend that he wanted to leave St James' Park, N'Zogbia told the Evening Chronicle [.

No Chance Of Getting Song Or Denilson From Arsenal

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Joe Kinnear is hoping that his friend Arsene Wenger of Arsenal will loan him some players in January, and especially Brazilian midfielder Denilson and Alexandre Song of Cameroon. Denilson - no chance of a loan deal? But Arsene is having his own problems with football management right now, and unfortunately Joe has been told the loan deal [.

Sylvain Distin Targeted By Kinnear For January

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There is some news today that Newcastle United Football Club are plotting a January move for their former player, Frenchman Sylvain Distin. Sylvain Distin - is he a Newcastle target for January? Distin was on loan at Newcastle from PSG from 2001-2002, when he played 28 times for the Tyneside club, and at the end of that [.

Kinnear - We Want Ready Made Players In January

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Joe Kinnear seems to be making no secret of his plans to sign John Arne Riise on loan from Roma in January, and he has admitted he only wants ready-made players in January, who can go straight into the first team.  Sounds good to us. John Arne Riise - back in Roma first team Joe would [...]

Viduka Is Looking Better and Better In Training

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Some good news today about a player we had almost forgotten about, Mark Viduka, who seems ready to go at his old club Middlesbrough on Saturday. Mark Viduka - likely to return to bench on Saturday It seems that Mark has not been affected by his Achilles injury since returning to training and he is ready to [.

Michael Owen Hugely Important To Newcastle United

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Joe Kinnear was a little reluctant to drop Shola Ameobi for captain Michael Owen on Saturday, after Joe has revitalized the Nigerian's career, at the only club he has ever played for. Michael Owen - hugely important to Newcastle United But Joe seems vindicated with the fantastic performance and draw achieved by Newcastle at Stamford Bridge, that [.

Chelsea Game Was A Game To Remember - Owen

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Michael Owen was more than willing to play in a deeper role on Saturday, under the instructions of interim manager Joe Kinnear. Michael Owen - it was a game to remember on Saturday And because of that great performance we got an unexpected point in the capital, but we now have to go all out for all [.

Michael Owen Has Given Up On Predictions

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It seems that Michael Owen has given up trying to predict how many points Newcastle will get in their upcoming games. Michael Owen - given up predicting number of points Michael told the club's official website, www.nufc.co.uk today:  "Listen, we sat in the dressing room thinking, 'We have just won two back-to-back games and if we win on Saturday [.

Oba Wants Two Successive Wins - Defense Critical To That

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Oba Martins wants wins against Middlesbrough and Stoke City, over the next two games, so the Magpies can start climbing that league table, in what is a fairly wide open Premier League this season. Oba Martins - wants two wins on the trot Oba told the Evening Chronicle today: "All we need to do is win a couple [.

Kinnear - N’Zogbia Leaving Newcastle Is Just Nonsense

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Good news from Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear this morning as he says he has no intention of selling Charles N'Zogbia in January. Charles N'Zogbia - going nowhere say Kinnear After Charles talked over the weekend of wanting to play for PSG there has been speculation that Joe may give the young Frenchman his wish, and get some [.

Richard Money Pleased Again With Young Charges

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Newcastle United Academy Director and reserves team coach Richard Money believes that Andy Carroll's very late equalizer against Liverpool Reserves last night gave the Reserves a well deserved draw. Richard Money - doing a great job at Newcastle Newcastle were heading for their second defeat in a row when after 93 minutes, local lad Andrew Carroll popped [.

Mike Ashley Happy With Newcastle Performance

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It turns out that several members of Mike Ashley's family attended the game at Chelsea on Saturday although Ashley himself was not present. Mike Ashley - family at Chelsea game Even though the owner is selling the club his family are said to be keen supporters now of the Newcastle United club, and were rooting for the [.

Shay Given Such A Great Team Player

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Hero Shay Given was more interested in talking about the fabulous efforts of his team-mates, than his own brilliant personal display last Saturday at Chelsea, where his experience gave added confidence to the Newcastle defense. Shay Given - a great team player for Newcastle United Shay talked to nufcTV about the game: "We knew it was going to [.

Newcastle - Same Again At Middlesbrough And A Win

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Joe Kinnear knows the great result in London on Saturday will give his players a massive confidence boost for our next game at Middlesbrough this coming Saturday. Joe Kinnear - another good performance and win needed at Middlesbrough The Newcastle side were not given much hope by anybody on Saturday, but another gritty and courageous performance, [.

Late Equalizer Gives Reserves Draw Against Liverpool

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It looked like Newcastle Reserves were heading for a second defeat on the trot last night until Andy Carroll headed home a late equalizer for Newcastle Reserves at Whitley Park. Andy Carroll - headed equalizer late into added time The game was even and played on a sodden pitch, made heavy by continual rainfall, but it finally [.

Zog Could Get His Wish To Leave Newcastle in January

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It is looking more and more likely that Charles N'Zogbia will be sold in January, to fund new players coming to the club. Charles N'Zogbia - could be moved on in January N'Zogbia had claimed over the weekend his agent was in regular contact with Paris Saint-Germain, though German sides Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich are also [.

Kinnear Thanks The Great Traveling Toon Army

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Joe Kinnear is enjoying the accolades that his Newcastle team are receiving for their never-say-die performance against a very good Chelsea side on Saturday, who just couldn't find a way to score against a completely committed Newcastle side, that Joe and his coaching staff had prepared so perfectly for the significant challenge at Stamford Bridge.

Harper In Goal For Reserves Against Liverpool Tonight

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Steve Harper will get a run-out tonight for the Newcastle Reserves side when they face Liverpool at Whitley Park tonight, in a 7pm KO. Steve Harper - in Reserves side tonight After having their five game unbeaten streak ended at Everton last week, Richard Money and his lads will be hoping for a better result when they [.

Newcastle Must Build On Solid Display At Chelsea

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Habib Beye was delighted with the performance of the Newcastle team on Saturday, but he knows that it's just one game, and we have to keep our standards up, so we can start climbing the league table by picking up wins. Habib Beye - we have to keep up the good form Beye told BBC Radio [...]

Joe Kinnear - I am Very Proud

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Joe Kinnear cannot be far wrong when he says that Newcastle United have the best goalkeeper in the Premier League in Shay Given. Shay Given - best goalkeeper in Premier League The fact that Shay is an Irishman like Joe himself, has nothing to do with it of course, but Shay has come back to his very [.

Shay Given Is A World Class Goalkeeper

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Shola Ameobi has been talking to BBC Radio 5 today and started off by telling everybody just how good a goalkeeper our own Shay Given is. Shola Ameobi - Shay Given is world class Ameobi told BBC Radio Newcastle. "Shay is world-class, there's no doubt about it" "He proves his worth week-in, week-out and he's done it [.

Joe Kinnear Eats, Drinks And Smokes Football

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Joe Kinnear continues to relish being manager of Newcastle United, and he is starting to prove a lot of the pundits wrong - at least those who initially thought he wasn't even up to the job. Joe Kinnear - the real deal at Newcastle? Kinnear became the first Newcastle manager to take a point at Stamford Bridge [.

No Newcastle Move For Per Ciljan Skjelbred - Agent

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Per Ciljan Skjelbred's agent has said today that he has had no contact at all with Newcastle United about the young Norwegian star. Per Ciljan Skjelbred - no move by Newcastle Reports recently have suggested some deal has been agreed between Newcastle and the Norwegian's club Rosenberg, but since Joe Kinnear is being given no money to [.

Chelsea 0 Newcastle 0 - Video Highlights

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Chelsea 0 Newcastle 0 - Video Highlights

Geremi, Smith and Xisco Look Vulnerable at Newcastle

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Joe Kinnear is turning his attention to the January transfer window, and he knows he must sell before he can buy, in his effort to improve the quality of the squad. Alan Smith - likely to move on in January? Joe talked to the Newcastle Journal after the game on Saturday: "I spoke to Dennis last week," "I'm [.

Sebastien Bassong - The Toast Of The Toon

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Sebastien Bassong had his best game in a black and white shirt on Saturday at Chelsea, as he strolled majestically through the game, continually cutting out the Chelsea danger down the middle, and he must have impressed any manager looking at the game. Sebastien Bassong covering James O'Hara on Saturday 22 year old Seb Bassong is [.

Kinnear Ready To Wheel And Deal In January

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It looks like Joe Kinnear is getting ready to wheel and deal in the January transfer market, as he gets his list of players ready for Dennis Wise. Joe Kinnear - wheeling and dealing in January Kinnear admits that he will probably need to sell players before buying new ones: "I've got my eye on two or three [.

Keith Harris Update On Newcastle Pending Sale

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Keith Harris, Chairman of investment bank Seymour Pierce, has come out today and given an update on the pending sale of Newcastle United. Keith Harris - update on pending Newcastle sale Keith told BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek show today: "What I have said in the past is, if you put yourself in the position of a prospective [.

No Time For A Rookie Manager At Newcastle

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There are now growing doubts that Mike Ashley will be able to sell the Newcastle club in the next month or so, and it is therefore is becoming important that Joe Kinnear is supported in the January transfer window, so he can bring in at least four good new players to strengthen the Newcastle squad. Joe [.

Charles N’Zogbia Looking To Leave Newcastle

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Charles N'Zogbia could be just the first of a number of players who may elect to leave Newcastle in the January transfer window or this summer. Charles N'Zogbia - may want to move to Paris St. Germain That will be even more true if the club doesn't get the ownership situation sorted out soon, and instill some [.

So What Happens Now At Newcastle?

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We had hoped that the Newcastle fans would have heard something about the future of the Newcastle United club, after yesterday's game with Chelsea. Mike Ashley - some decisions need to be made - soon And while we heard nothing official - what's new? - if does appear that Mike Ashley is having trouble selling the club [.

Newcastle Get Masssive Lift Out Of Chelsea Performance

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The Newcastle dressing room was apparently something to behold, after Newcastle's gritty defensive performance against Premier League leaders Chelsea yesterday afternoon. Joe Kinnear - performance has given the side a massive lift A delighted Joe Kinnear told Sky Sports after the game: "You won't get a bigger task than coming to Stamford Bridge at the moment.

Kinnear Adding Steel To Newcastle Side

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After two poor defensive performances at Fulham and at home to Wigan last week, who would have thought Newcastle would put in probably their best defensive performance of the season at Stamford Bridge yesterday and come away with a point? Joe Kinnear - adding steel to Newcastle side And while Chelsea had complete territorial advantage yesterday, the [.

Best Away Performance Of The Season - Kinnear

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Joe Kinnear was understandably delighted after Newcastle's draw yesterday against a powerful Chelsea side. Habib Beye - sensational game in London Joe talked enthusiastically following the game in London yesterday: "Scolari congratulated me for the point, which was very kind of him. and I don't make an apology for playing for it, either.

Kinnear - Newcastle Performance Was Heart Warming

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Joe Kinnear was delighted with his Newcastle side, who were missing one or two key players, after they earned a vital point at Chelsea this afternoon, holding the league leaders to a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge. Joe Kinnear - yes - we got a point! This was an excellent and gritty display by the Newcastle side [.

Kinnear Manager Until Xmas - American Valuation Too Low

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There is news today that an American consortium wants to buy Newcastle United Football Club, but their offer is well below what owner Mike Ashley is asking. And also news today that Joe Kinnear will be in charge of Newcastle for yet another month, and that will take Joe up to the January transfer window - [.

Newcastle Prove A Point At Chelsea

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In a display which was stamped with passion and a never-say-die attitude from the Newcastle players, the Magpies held on at Stanford Bridge, for a vital point this afternoon. Seb Bassong - youngster was outstanding against Chelsea Following the last two games where the defense has been culpable in letting in two goals apiece in each game, [.

FT: Chelsea 0 Newcastle 0 - Magnificent Magpies Hold On

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In an unlikely result for Newcastle United this afternoon, they held the Chelsea team to a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge, with a gallant and brave defensive display against the League leaders this afternoon. The team refused to give up the game, even though they were under tremendous pressure at times, and it was a [.

HT: Chelsea 0 Newcastle 0 - Magpies Defense Playing Well

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Newcastle started brightly against Chelsea this afternoon at Stamford Bridge, but although Chelsea had all the play in the first 45 minutes, the teams were level at half time, and Newcastle were even showing signs of getting more into the game, with some good attacks in the last 10 minutes of the half.

Owen Starts and Enrique Retains Place

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Michael Owen returns to the side for his first start since injuring his groin several weeks ago in training. It's local boy Shola Ameobi who makes way for the captain and he will partner Oba Martins in attack. Both players have 6 goals to their credit this season. Danny Guthrie as expected replaces Joey Barton (knee) [.

Habib Beye Considering International Future

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Senegal's failure to qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa has sparked considerable concern in Habib Beye's home country. Habib Beye - disturbed about Senegal situation Senegal's World Cup knockout, where they were eliminated by securing just 9 points from their 6 group games, has resulted in the sacking of manager Lamine Ndiaye.

Viduka Looking Absolutely Superb In Training

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The good news for Newcastle fans is that Mark Viduka is impressing Joe Kinnear in training. and the Australian may be back as early as next week, for the game at his former club, Middlesbrough. Mark Viduka - very impressive in training Kinnear talked to the Evening Chronicle today about Viduka: "If I had just been appointed yesterday [.

Newcastle Back In For Per Ciljan Skjelbred

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If Joe Kinnear is still manager come the January transfer window, it looks like we will be signing quite a few players in January. Per Ciljan Skjelbred - keen to sign for Newcastle United Newcastle had tracked Norwegian wonder boy Per Ciljan Skjelbred closely over the summer, and it looks like he will be a definite target [.

Kinnear Ponders Who To Play Up Front

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Oba Martins has found the net 6 times this season, and his terrific goal last week after 87 minutes, against Wigan, should have really given Newcastle all 3 points. Oba Martins - will he start today? But it may be that Martins may be left out of the team today, if Michael Owen is given a start, [..

Krul Ambition Will See Him Leave Newcastle

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Tim Krul is now making noises that maybe his future lies away from Newcastle United, and he could be permanently transferred as early as January. Tim Krul - ambition could see him leave Newcastle Tim talked in Holland recently: "A January transfer is a realistic option," "I gained valuable experience with Falkirk last season.

The Door Is Always Open To Alan Shearer

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Joe Kinnear has invited Alan Shearer to join him at Newcastle United, to coach the side a couple of days a week, in a BBC interview to be broadcast today. Joe Kinnear - the door is open to Shearer Kinnear said during the interview: "I have the utmost respect for Shearer. The door is always open and if [.

Joe Kinnear Relishing Challenge At Chelsea

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Joe Kinnear has again talked about the Chelsea game, and he seems to be looking forward to the challenge this afternoon, against an excellent Chelsea team. Joe Kinnear - looking forward to Chelsea challenge Joe talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning: "I would think they are the favorites to win the title this year, they have world-class [.

Chelsea vs Newcastle - Match Preview

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The game tomorrow, at Stamford Bridge, is one of the most difficult we have had since Joe Kinnear took over as interim manager in late September. And unfortunately we are coming off a couple of rather poor displays and results against Fulham and Wigan, when we had hoped to pick up two wins, but came [.

Is John Arne Riise Being Lined Up By Kinnear?

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The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear is ready to give former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise, now at Roma in Serie A,  a chance to return to the Premier League with Newcastle. John Arne Riise - ready to come to Newcastle? Before Joe Kinnear left for London today, for tomorrow's tough game [.

Kinnear’s Swearing Doesn’t Bother Oba Martins

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Oba Martins would be quite happy if Newcastle gave the job to Joe Kinnear full time. Oba Martins - happy if Joe was permanent manager Martins told The Sun today: "Joe should get the job permanently because stability and support are what the club needs," "We have a manager who does not seek the glamor of handling a [.

Is John Arne Riise Being Lined Up By Kinnear?

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The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear is ready to give former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise, now at Roma in Serie A,  a chance to return to the Premier League with Newcastle. John Arne Riise - ready to come to Newcastle? Before Joe Kinnear left for London today, for tomorrow's tough game [.

Kinnear Still Uncertain On Defense Tomorrow

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Joe Kinnear has not yet decided who he will play in defense tomorrow, against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Habib Beye - center-back tomorrow? It would appear that Joe can select between Jose Enrique and Charles N'Zogbia for the left back spot, but he also has options to bring in more experience to the middle of the defense.

Beye - Chelsea Is Chance To Get Points

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Newcastle right-back Habib Beye seems determined to take something from our game against Chelsea, in London tomorrow. Habib Beye - enjoying training yesterday in sunny Newcastle Defeat could see us slip back into the bottom three, and it's taking us some time to get away from the relegation zone, even though almost 10 teams are all linked [.

Tim Krul Sent On One Month Loan Deal To Carlisle

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20 year-old Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul has joined Carlisle United on a one-month loan deal. Tim Krul - month loan to Carlisle United The Dutch Under-21 International spent much of last season on loan at SPL club, Falkirk, and is now off for a month to the north west of England. Tim has only played one competitive senior [.

Shearer Already Has Back-Room Staff Lined Up?

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The Daily Express are reporting today that Alan Shearer has already selected his back-room staff, should he be offered the Newcastle United manager's job by the new American owners. Shearer - back room staff already selected? It is understood and reported by the Daily Express today, that Rob Lee will be Shearer's number two if he takes [.

Kinnear Has Two £10M Players Lined Up For January

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The Journal has some interesting news from Joe Kinnear today. Joe says he has two players lined up from the Italian league, both in the £10M bracket, who have agreed to come to Newcastle for a 6 month loan spell, prior to possible long term deals. Joe Kinnear - two players lined up from Serie A Joe told [.

No D Day Tomorrow - What’s Going On?

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We were all looking forward tomorrow to some statement from the club as to the status regarding the sale of the Newcastle United club. But today we learn that will not now happen. Mike Ashley - no update over the weekend on Newcastle sale Joe Kinnear had talked often these last few weeks about his future at the [.

Taylor Injury Worse Than First Thought

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It's turning out that Steven Taylor's groin injury, which will keep him out of the Chelsea game tomorrow, is worse than first thought, and has not improved much over the last couple of weeks. Stephen Taylor - groin injury worse than first thought Steven will be visiting a specialist on Monday, to see exactly what the problem [.

Owen Still In England Reckoning - When Fit

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Fabio Capello has come out today and said the England door is open for every player, and that includes Newcastle's Michael Owen. Michael Owen - needs to get fully fit and playing regularly for Newcastle Fabio Capello has had a terrific first year as England coach, culminating in the 2-1 victory over Germany in Berlin on [.

No Damage Limitation For Joe At Chelsea

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Joe Kinnear gave an interesting news conference today, before the visit to Stamford Bridge, and Joe is in no way looking for a damage limitation exercise in London on Saturday. Joe Kinnear - going for a result on Saturday Joe is a fighter, that's one thing that's become very clear in his time at the club, and [.

N’Zogbia Patience Could Be Rewarded Saturday

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Charles N'Zogbia has been missing from the Newcastle starting line-up for a while, but he may break that streak on Saturday at Stamford Bridge. Charles N'Zogbia - could be in line for a start on Saturday Charles looked in sparkling form when he came off the bench on Saturday, and certainly his attitude is now first class, [.

Kinnear Up For The Challenge At The Bridge

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Chelsea will be firm favorites on Saturday to defeat a struggling Newcastle United side, at Stamford Bridge. Joe Kinnear - will go for it in London on Saturday Since we are not really expecting any points out of this game, it also means that Newcastle have absolutely nothing to lose, and should go all out and try [.

Ever-Present Coloccini Enjoying Life At Newcastle

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One of the big successes in the Newcastle side this season has been Argentine center-back Fabricio Coloccini. Fabricio Coloccini - ever present at Newcastle - but bad hair day Fabricio Coloccini played very minute for Deportivo last season in Spain, and has so far played in every minute for Newcastle United this season, and he insists that [.

Kinnear Still Uncertain Of Starting Owen At Chelsea

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It seems like Joe Kinnear is still unsure of whether to include Michael Owen in the starting line-up at Chelsea on Saturday. Joe Kinnear - will he again start Owen on bench? Joe talked at length about this to the Newcastle journal this morning: "We have got three excellent strikers available for the trip to Chelsea and I've [.

Viduka Back In Two Weeks - Smith Before End Of Year

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Kinnear is pleased to have Mark Viduka back in training again, and he feels like Mark could be back in a couple of weeks, Alan Smith - back before the end of the year Joe is even hopeful that Alan Smith will also be back sooner rather than later, and hopes to see Alan back in [...]

Gutierrez Creates Argentine Winner Against Scotland

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Newcastle's midfielder Jonas Gutierrez started for Argentina last night against Scotland, and created the winning goal for his country. Jonas Gutierrez - laid on Argentine winner after just 8 minutes Diego Maradona celebrated his first match in charge of the Argentina national side with a victory in Scotland last night.

Joe Kinnear Just Hoping For The Best

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Newcastle United will have six of their squad in action tonight, in International friendly games. Joe Kinnear - hoping for the best The players are Jonas Gutierrez, Fabricio Coloccini, Damien Duff, Shay Given, Charles N'Zogbia and Geremi who are all involved in friendly games for their countries. And of course joe Kinnear is hoping we have no more [.

Newcastle Too Late For Stephen Appiah?

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One player we are hopefully pursuing with some urgency is 27 year old Ghana captain Stephen Appiah, who has been a free agent since he left his last club Fenerbahce, in August. Stephen Appiah - would be good acquisition for Newcastle And of course Stephen has been linked with a number of clubs since then, and he [.

Bassong Set To Continue In Defense At Chelsea

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It seems like Steven Taylor is losing his battle to be fit for Newcastle United's trip to Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Steven Taylor -unlikely to play on Saturday at Chelsea That's the bad news this morning from the Newcastle camp as Taylor tries to recover from what was initially a slight stomach muscle strain that has kept [.

Coloccini and Gutierrez In Action Tonight Against Scotland

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Newcastle's interim manager Joe Kinnear will be hoping that his Argentine pair of Jonas Gutierrez and Fabricio Coloccini will return from their game against Scotland at Hampden Park tonight, fit and ready to go for our testing game with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Fabricio Coloccini - has played solidly for Newcastle United this [.

Kazenga Pleased To Get Through Comeback Game

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Kazenga LuLua did not please Kevin Keegan in the summer when he shattered his ankle while playing tennis, and only last night did he make his second comeback for the Reserves side against Everton. Kazenga LuaLua - great to be back But now LuaLua, who is the younger brother of our former striker Lomana, is just delighted [.

It’s All Happening For Newcastle’s Shay Given

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Shay Given may well be captaining Ireland in today's friendly game against Poland, in the absence of the injured Robbie Keane of Liverpool. Shay Given - all happening for Newcastle goalkeeper The 32-year-old Newcastle star goalkeeper will be winning his 91st cap for Ireland today as they try to extend their unbeaten run under their great coach [.

Time May Be Running Out For Jose Enrique

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It seems if manager Joe Kinnear is still at Newcastle in January, he will try to bring in Stephen Warnock from Blackburn Rovers, and move 22 year-old Jose Enrique back to Spain. Jose Enrique - trouble nailing down first team spot at Newcastle Kevin Keegan had identified the Blackburn left-back as one of his summer targets but [.

Kinnear To Meet With Ashley This Weekend

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Joe Kinnear is to meet with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley after the Chelsea game on Saturday. Joe Kinnear - wants job through the end of the season The fate of the Tyneside club is still unknown, and while most Newcastle fans would not object to Joe being given the manager's job through the end of the season, [.

Newcastle Reserves Just Beaten At Everton

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An experienced Everton Reserves side finally beat our young Newcastle Reserves side, 1-0 last night at the Halton Stadium in Widnes. Richard Money - urged the Reserves on late in the game The Toffees included first-team regulars Leighton Baines, Tony Hibbert and Victor Anichebe, and Newcastle had the talented 17 year-old youngster Kazenga LuaLua back after injury.

It’s All Happening For Newcastle’s Shay Given

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Shay Given may well be captaining Ireland in today's friendly game against Poland, in the absence of the injured Robbie Keane of Liverpool. Shay Given - all happening for Newcastle goalkeeper The 32-year-old Newcastle star goalkeeper will be winning his 91st cap for Ireland today as they try to extend their unbeaten run under their great coach [.

Big Chance At Newcastle For Danny Guthrie

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It's a big blow for Newcastle and the player himself, but Joey Barton will again be on the sidelines at the club, this time for around 8 weeks, with his damaged right knee. Danny Guthrie - big chance for 21 year-old But the good news if that our 21 year-old former Liverpool midfielder Danny Guthrie, is now [.

Newcastle Back In For Stephen Warnock

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It seems that Newcastle don't give up until they get their man, since there is news today that Newcastle United will go after Stephen Warnock of Blackburn Rovers, in January. Stephen Warnock - still on radar screen at Newcastle Newcastle scouts Jeff Vetere and Lil Fuccillo took in Blackburn Rovers' game with Sunderland at Ewood Park on [.

Duff Would Love Kinnear To Get Newcastle Job

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Damien Duff has backed his Irish manager Joe Kinnear, and has said Joe has done an excellent job in steadying the ship at Newcastle. Damien Duff - Kinnear has done good job Damien told skysports.com today: "From a football point of view, I think we've found stability at the minute with Joe coming in.

D Day Could Be This Saturday For Newcastle

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Joe Kinnear seemed to say yesterday that he expects the Newcastle club to be sold soon, and it appears that Saturday may be Joe's last game in charge. We had heard that November 22nd, this Saturday, could be a milestone in that the club may be able to issue a statement on what is happening with [..

Ashley Appoints Shearer As Manager - No Way

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Rob Lee believes Mike Ashley can win over Newcastle's angry fans by appointing Alan Shearer as manager. Alan Shearer - would never work for Mike Ashley Lee told The Mag, Newcastle's fan magazine: "I can honestly say, yes, Alan Shearer will manage Newcastle," "Until now I would have just said that he would one day.

Kinnear And Owen Both In Limbo At Newcastle

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Both Newcastle captain Michael Owen and interim manager Joe Kinnear find themselves in difficult positions at the club. Michael Owen - in happier days for England Michael is in limbo with his Newcastle career, presumably waiting for the club to sort themselves out and be sold, so at least at that time, a contract offer can be [.

Money Wants Another Good Display At Everton Tonight

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Newcastle United Academy Director and Reserve team coach, Richard Money, is looking forward to his young charges turning in another good performance at Everton Reserves this evening, and make it five games on the trot without a defeat. His Under-18 side have had 6 wins in a row.    Nile Ranger - 17 year-old striker [.

Duff Would Love Kinnear To Get Newcastle Job

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Damien Duff has backed his Irish manager Joe Kinnear, and has said Joe has done an excellent job in steadying the ship at Newcastle. Damien Duff - Kinnear has done good job Damien told skysports.com today: "From a football point of view, I think we've found stability at the minute with Joe coming in.

That’s The Sharpest I’ve Seen Michael Owen

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Joe Kinnear has moved quickly to quell mischievous rumors there is a rift between himself and Michael Owen. Joe Kinnear - happy with Newcastle fans Joe talked to the Evening Chronicle today: "That's the sharpest I've seen Michael since I've been here. He's getting better and better." "I could have taken the easy option of playing him [.

Seb Bassong Can Become a Regular At Newcastle

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Seb Bassong talked to the press yesterday, and of course he was disappointed that Newcastle couldn't take all 3 points against Wigan, at St. James' Park, on Saturday. Seb Bassong - had decent game on Saturday The former Metz man and French Under-21 international said: "We are very, very disappointed because we knew that we needed to win [.

Money Takes Young Reserves Squad To Everton

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Newcastle United Reserves will be back in action on Tuesday night, when they travel to Widnes to face Everton Reserves at the Halton Stadium. Kazenga LuaLua - back at last from ankle injury And the young Reserves side have almost as good a record as our Under-18 side with 4 games unbeaten, whereas our youngsters have 6 [.

Bramble Heaps Praise On Newcastle United

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A good interview with Titus Bramble today, in which he says he always knew Newcastle United were a massive club, while he was on Tyneside for 5 years, from 2002 until 2007. Titus Bramble - always knew Newcastle were massive club Wigan Athletic defender Titus Bramble admits he still regrets leaving Newcastle United, but of course he [.

Tensions Coming To The Boil At Newcastle

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There is some news today that Michael Owen was none too happy after the game on Saturday night, and stormed out of St. James' Park, refusing to speak to the press after the game. Michael Owen - frustrations boiling over? Newcastle's club captain was frustrated after spending more time on the bench, and of course not being [.

Joey Barton Out For Eight Weeks With Injured Knee

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The worst possible news about Joey Bartons' knee injury he picked up on Saturday, is that he will be out for eight weeks.    Oh no.    Joey Barton - out for up to 8 weeks After being taken off after just 15 minutes on Saturday against Wigan Athletic, Joey Barton has been assessed [...]

Kinnear - We Could Have Had Four Home Wins

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Joe Kinnear has today come out and said he wants to remain undefeated at St. James' Park for the duration of his Tyneside tenure. Joe Kinnear - 8 points from his 4 home games Newcastle played awful in the first half on Saturday, and spent almost the whole of the second half trying to get back on [.

Dave Whelan - Ashley Just Too Greeedy

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Dave Whelan, the Wigan Athletic Chairman, has an interesting interview in the Times today, and he slams Mike Ashley, the Newcastle owner. Dave Whelan - Ashley too greedy Joe Kinnear, seemed to be very low key after Saturday's disappointing result, and seemed even sad after our draw at home to Wigan Athletic.

Tensions Coming To The Boil At Newcastle

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There is some news today that Michael Owen was none too happy after the game on Saturday night, and stormed out of St. James' Park, refusing to speak to the press after the game. Michael Owen - frustrations boiling over? Newcastle's club captain was frustrated after spending more time on the bench and of course not being [.

Is Mike Ashley Planning U Turn With Newcastle?

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There is mounting evidence that if Mike Ashley cannot manage to sell the Newcastle club within a couple of weeks, he may be forced to retain ownership of the club, and then what? Mike Ashley - may not be able to sell club? As we have reported there are two US bidders still left, and we understand [.

Kinnear Becoming Exasperated With Owen Situation

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Joe Kinnear and Newcastle United would like to secure the 28-year-old Michael Owen's future on Tyneside, but with the club's ownership in complete limbo, any move to give Michael a new contract right now, doesn't seem  possible. Michael Owen - Newcastle unable to offer him contract right now Joe Kinnear is becoming more exasperated with the situation [.

Ranger Scores For U-18’s 6th Consecutive Win

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We may be disappointed at the play and form of our first team right now, but our Newcastle Under-18 side continued their winning ways yesterday, with a 3-1 win against Sheffield Wednesday at Middlewood Road, for their 6th win on the trot. Nile Ranger - 16th goal for Newcastle yesterday Newcastle got off to a decent start [.

Dennis Wise In Danger of Becoming Popular At Newcastle

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Dennis Wise is continuing his work in building up the contingent of top youngsters at Newcastle United, and he seems to have stolen a march on Sunderland for a top young local goalkeeper. Dennis Wise - signs up another excellent youngster for Newcastle United It's clear that Newcastle already have some top youngsters at the club, and [.

Barton To Have Scan On Knee Today

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The injury jinx that has been at Newcastle for a long time now, reappeared yesterday as Joey Barton limped out of the Wigan game, after only 16 minutes had elapsed on the clock. Joey Barton - injured knee Joey Barton left St.  James' Park on crutches last night, and will have a scan to see what the [.

Alan Shearer Linked With Newcastle Manager job

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The People is today reporting that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has been told by a prominent North-East businessman that he can get Alan Shearer in to become the new manager. Alan Shearer - linked with Newcastle manager job The Tyneside businessman is thought to be Alan Beenshill, who himself wants to become Newcastle's new chairman.

Michael Owen Again Omitted from England Squad

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As expected Michale Owen didn't make the England squad to play germany in Berlin on Wednesday night, because he is still not fully fir for his club side Newcastle United. Michael Owen - still not match fit However, striker Darren Bent is included and will be handed the chance to stake a 2010 World Cup claim against [.

Kinnear Sick At Losing More Points

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Newcastle's manager thought the late loss of two vital points to Wigan Athletic this afternoon was a sickener. Joe Kinnear - sickened by Wigan late equlaizer But the defense again let us down and conceded two goals to Wigan, even though the Lancashire side were without their star strikers Emile Heskey and Amr Zaki.

FT: Newcastle 2 Wigan 2 - Magpies Throw It Away

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This is a game Newcastle should have won, but even when Wigan were reduced to 10 men, when Emmerson Boyce was sent off after 54 minutes, with Wigan 1-0 ahead at that point, we couldn't quite press home our advantage, and it was another 2 points lost to a team who were level on [...]

HT: Newcastle 0 Wigan 1 - Magpies Woeful

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In a disappointing first half for home fans, Newcastle United, for the second time in a week, haven't turned up for their crucial match with Wigan and are 1-0 down at the interval. There is lots to do if we are going to get anything out of this game. It took Wigan, who are without star [...]

Sebastien Bassong Starts For Newcastle

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Joe Kinnear, as expected, has made one change from the team that was beaten 2-1 last Sunday at Fulham. 22 year-old 6′2″ Frenchman Sebastien Bassong replaces Brazilian Claudio Cacapa in central defense. Michael Owen once again has to settle for a place on the bench, and of course Steven Taylor (groin) misses his second successive game.

Frenchman Remains Keen Newcastle Fan

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Newcastle United signed Antoine Sibierski on August 31, 2006 on a one-year contract, just over two hours before the close of the transfer window. Antoine Sibierski - Newcastle United fan We were short of players in the summer of 2006, especially defenders, and Glenn Roeder was the manager, and most fans thought Antoine was a panic signing [.

Viduka Mentally Ready To Make Come Back

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Newcastle Assistant manager Chris Hughton talked to the media yesterday, because it turns out interim manager Joe Kinnear was off on a scouting mission, presumably preparing for the January transfer window, in case he is still here at that time. Mark Viduka - getting back to full fitness It's good that at least somebody is looking out [.

How Do Newcastle Keep Owen At The Club?

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There is starting to be good competition for places at the Newcastle club, and that will only increase with news yesterday, that Mark Viduka is back in training again, from his Achilles problems. But another worry which is lurking in the background, is how exactly do we keep Michael Owen at the club.

Good Time For Shola To Hit 50th Goal For Newcastle

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Shola Ameobi has come back well to the Newcastle United side this season, and has scored 3 league goals for us against Fulham, Sunderland and Man City. Shola Ameobi - 49 goals for Newcastle United Shola is now on a total of 49 goals for the club, and his next goal would be his 50th for Newcastle, [.

Newcastle Show Interest In 20 Year-Old Eggert Jonsson

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There is news from a respected Icelandic football website that is reporting both Newcastle and Sunderland are keeping close tabs on 20 year-old Icelandic defensive midfielder Eggert Jonsson, who is a starter for Heart Of Midlothian in Scotland. Eggert Jonsson - defensive midfielder or center-back The news is that scouts from both clubs have attended quite a [.

Newcastle’s Mark Viduka Back In Training

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Good news for Newcastle fans today as Aussie Mark Viduka returned to training, following his extra long lay-off with his Achilles heel injury. Mark Viduka - trained on Friday Mark was training with the lads today, although we need to be a little cautious, as he was back to full training in October, but must have had [.

Taylor Out, Bassong In For Vital Wigan Game

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Bad news today that Steven Taylor will in all likelihood miss another game against Wigan Athletic at home tomorrow, because of his groin injury. Seb Bassong - will play central defense tomorrow Manager Joe Kinnear seems willing to bring in Seb Bassong in central defense, which is the Frenchman's favored position, and where he's played well for [.

Kinnear Tells Harry Not To Even Bother Telephoning

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It's not at all surprising to us that Harry Redknapp is eyeing the possibility of getting Irishman Shay Given to White Hart Lane, but there's just no way Joe Kinnear will let our great goalkeeper leave the club. Shay Given - over 450 appearances for Newcastle United Redknapp is looking for a goalkeeper to replace Brazilian summer [.

Newcastle vs Wigan - Match Preview

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We have a very good chance tomorrow of picking up all 3 points at home to Wigan Athletic, and if we can do that it will be 9 points from our last 4 games. We wouldn't be surprised to see Joe Kinnear make some changes to the side that played so poorly and beaten 2-1 [...]

Soderberg Back For The Bairns Tomorrow At Sheffield

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18 year-old top Swedish goalkeeper Ole Soderberg will finally return to action tomorrow for our Youth team, after he has recovered from his broken wrist. Ole Soderberg returns to the Youth team at Sheffield tomorrow Newcastle United Under-18s, who are top of the Academy league travel to Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow.

Good Chance For Three Home Wins In A Row

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Joe Kinnear is hoping that Newcastle United's home form will prove to be good enough to take the team up that  league, and tomorrow the lads go for their 3rd win in a row at home. Joe Kinnear - with Chris Hughton - home form vital And the game against Man City, which we drew 2-2 when [...]

Habib Beye Wants More Clean Sheets

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Habib Beye was a good buy for our club, and probably the best acquisition that Sam Allardyce made, in his short 8 months as manager of Newcastle United. Habib Beye - wants to see more clean sheets There are various keys to winning tomorrow's game, but the first and most important one, is to have the defense [.

Plan B For Newcastle Has Kinnear On One Year Contract

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There is news being reported today in the Daily Mirror that Joe Kinnear will be handed a one-year contract as Newcastle's manager if Mike Ashley fails to sell the club. Joe Kinnear - one year contract if Ashley cannot sell soon We are also being told that a US investor is going through the Tyneside club's books, [.

Nigerian Manager Should Stop Criticizing Martins

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Nigeria manager Shaibu Amodu has criticized Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins today, and it's not for the first time. Oba Martins - unfair criticism from Nigeria manager Martins has in fact played quite well for Newcastle this season, scoring 5 goals during a difficult time for the club and the players.

Butt Calls For More Consistency From Newcastle Players

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Newcastle's vice-captain Nicky Butt has called on the Newcastle players to show they are better than their current league position, 3rd from bottom, warrants. Nicky Butt - we need to be more consistent Nicky talked to the Newcastle Journal today: "I don't want to say that we're too good to go down – it might bring a bit [.

Kinnear Apologizes Publicly To Mickey Mouse Referee

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Joe Kinnear has publicly apologized today to referee Martin Atkinson, whom he accused of Micky Mouse officiating, following our defeat against Fulham on Sunday afternoon.   But Joe - we didn't deserve to win.    Martin Atkinson - take that! Joe has only recently served a two-match game touchline ban for calling a referee Coco The [.

Nile Ranger Tipped To Be Shearer-Like In Future

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The Guardian has an excellent article out today where they showcase twenty young stars in England, who are 18 years old or younger, and yes, Nile Ranger of Newcastle United is one of them. Nile Ranger - 17 year-old tipped for the top Here's what the Guardian writes about our 17 year old striker, who Dennis [.

Capello - Childhood Dream To Manage England

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As we reported earlier this morning, England manager Fabio Capello has given a long interview in the December issue of FIFA's official magazine, and he reveals it was a childhood dream of his to manage England, the home of football. Fabio Capello - childhood dream to manage England Fabio talked about England in FIFA's magazine: "I want [.

Shay Given Just Concentrates On Next Game

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Shay Given, our great Irish goalkeeper makes his 451st appearance for the club on Saturday and he talked yesterday of his chances of overtaking Jimmy Lawrence, who was born February 16, 1885 in Glasgow, and played for Newcastle United 496 times between 1904-1921. Shay Given - practicing for Ireland last year Shay said yesterday: "I don't look at [.

Money Talks And O’Neill Now Pursuing Michael Owen

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The Sun is reporting today that Aston Villa are ready to pay what it takes to sign Michael Owen in the January transfer window. O'Neill - taking advantage of Newcastle uncertainty for second time? We wouldn't be at all surprised if this story is true, because Martin has already taken one of our best players to Villa, [.

Michael Owen Unlikely To Make England Squad

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Fabio Capello has talked again about Michael Owen and David Beckham, two former England stalwarts, who are now finding it difficult to get into the England side, under the new Italian manager. Michael Owen - England career not over Fabio has has called both of them wonderful professionals who can still play a role for England [.

Kinnear Doesn’t Get The Credit He Deserves

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As the uncertainty over the Newcastle club's future continues, the Newcastle Board will need to make some tough decisions before January comes around, and the winter transfer window opens. Steven Taylor - give Kinnear job until end of season We have already lost one of our good players, James Milner, because of the turmoil at the club, [.

Fabio Capello Reveals His Thinking - And It’s Good

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England manager Fabio Capello has given a fascinating interview in FIFA's December issue of their magazine. Fabio Capello - get some idea of the Italian's thinking - and it's good Capello is now 62, and has had a fantastic career in football both as a player and a top class manager. He celebrates a year in charge as [.

Newcastle’s Excellent Young Player Skills Initiative

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The Newcastle United Skills Program is launched this month, and it will see Newcastle players visiting schools in the Newcastle and North Tyneside areas initially. Can you spot which ones are Seb Bassong and Steven Taylor? This program will be run between the Newcastle United Foundation and the Club's Youth Academy, and the aim of the program [.

Still No Certainty Over Newcastle United Takeover

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Seymour Pierce investment bank Chairman Keith Harris confirmed two parties are still leading the race for Newcastle, but it may be that one of them is not Dallas based Clark Hunt,  as previously thought. Keith Harris said yesterday: "There's some serious parties interested and they are now having detailed discussions about the prospective takeover.

Now Philip Anschutz Denies Any Newcastle Interest

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We seem to be finding out a lot more about the potential buyers for Newcastle, or at least who they are not, since now Los Angeles Galaxy owner Philip Anschutz has come out denied having any interest in buying the club. Philip Anschutz - no interest in buying Newcastle United Anschutz, who is the 31st richest person [.

Injuries Could Be Newcastle’s Achilles Heel

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Joe Kinnear has talked to the Evening Chronicle today about his Newcastle squad, and because it's so small, injuries could be Newcastle's Achilles heel this season. Joe Kinnear - small squad means in juries could have big impact Kinnear said today: "We've got enough ammunition providing – and there is a proviso – that we stay with the [.

Kinnear Not Complaining About Having Too Many Good Players

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Newcastle United interim manager Joe Kinnear seems upbeat today, and thinks the team will soon be out of the danger zone in  the league, given the number of good players he now has available to choose from. Joe Kinnear - with Newcastle fans - we'll soon be out of trouble The Newcastle bench on Sunday was extremely [.

Richard Money So Impressed With Newcastle Youngsters

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Richard Money has seemingly done an excellent job at Newcastle, in very difficult circumstances, in getting the Under-18 side and the Reserves playing very well this season. Richard Money - great job with youngsters since joining Newcastle United The former Walsall manager says he has been impressed with the promise shown by the many top youngsters at [.

Kinnear Lays Into Players After Fulham Game

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It could be argued that Sunday's performance at Craven Cottage was the first time since Joe Kinnear took over almost 7 weeks ago, that the team was lack luster, and played poorly without enough passion and pride. Joe Kinnear - unhappy with performance on Sunday Yes, we were beaten by the old enemy Sunderland, but when you [.

Michael Owen Lauds Nicky Butt

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Michael Owen talked to nufcTV yesterday, and praised former Manchester United and England midfielder Nicky Butt, who has played well for the side these last couple of seasons, and has taken a leadership role at the club. Nicky Butt - a fantastic player Michael talked to nufcTV yesterday, about his team mate and former England colleague Nicky [.

Newcastle Need Steven Taylor Back For Saturday

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Steven Taylor was gutted not to be able to make the trip to London for Sunday's game against Fulham, because of a niggling groin strain. Steven Taylor - defender was sorely missed at Fulham And Steven must have been even more unhappy at the defensive display which cost Newcastle all three points in London, with his stand-in, [.

Craig Moore Reveals He Has Testicular Cancer

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We were sorry to hear that Craig Moore, the former Newcastle United center-back, has just undergone surgery for testicular cancer. Craig Moore - fighting testicular cancer The 32-year-old center-back has withdrawn from the Australian squad for next week's World Cup qualifying match against Bahrain, and Craig has revealed his medical condition, by issuing a statement.

People Trying To Buy Newcastle Are First Rate - Harris

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Keith Harris, Chairman of Seymour Pierce investment bank and a former Football League Chairman, said yesterday he doesn't know how to predict when a deal for Newcastle United may be completed, but says the people trying to buy the club are first rate. Keith Harris - people trying to buy Newcastle United are first rate Harris was [.

Joe Kinnear Back In Hot Water With English FA

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It is hardly a surprise that Newcastle's interim manager Joe Kinnear has been asked by the FA to explain his comments after branding Martin Atkinson a Mickey Mouse referee last Sunday. Joe Kinnear - called the officiating on Sunday Mickey Mouse refereeing When Joe arrived at Newcastle almost 7 weeks ago, he had to sit in the [.

Gonzalez Out For Four Months After Achilles Operation

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Bad news today for Newcastle United, in that Nacho Gonzalez, who has been out for several weeks with an Achilles problem, has undergone Achilles surgery and will now be out for four months. Nacho Gonzalez - out until next March Nacho has hardly played for the Newcastle side this season, and we had been wondering just [.

Momentum Continues To Build For Shearer

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News yesterday that Alan Shearer is being lined up as Newcastle United's next manager, given that the club does get sold to American owners. Alan Shearer - momentum building for Alan The Daily Mirror and Simon Bird, that good friend of our current interim manager Joe Kinnear, reports today that he is the favorite to take over [.

Shola Just One Short Of 50 Goals For Newcastle

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With his well taken goal at Craven Cottage on Sunday, even though it looked offside, Shola Ameobi now has 49 goals for Newcastle, and is one ahead of Nobby Solano, and one short of a landmark 50 goals for his home town club. Shola Ameobi - has 49 goals for his home town club Shola's goal on [...]

Michael Owen Wants To Stay At Newcastle

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Nicky Butt has come out today and said that Michael Owen is willing to stay at Newcastle, and the other players are also keen to have Michael stay on Tyneside, although the uncertainty at the club is not helping anything. Michael Owen - feels he still owes club Nicky told the Newcastle Journal today: "Everyone at the club [.

Newcastle’s Inconsistency Getting To Be Frustrating

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Newcastle are in 18th position in the league after the Fulham defeat, but we are still just two points behind Fulham who moved up to 10th place with Sunday's win. Nicky Butt - inconsistency is frustrating Nicky Butt talked about Newcastle's inconsistency today, which is frustrating for the players: "The Fulham game was just typical us.

Bassong Pledges Allegiance To Newcastle

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Sebastien Bassong has come out today and said that the rumors suggesting he wants to leave Newcastle in the January transfer window are just not true. Seb Bassong - Frenchman is very happy on Tyneside Bassong joined the Tyneside Premier League side following a successful trial during the summer, when he impressed then manager Kevin Keegan.

Ashley Needs To Tell Players And Fans What’s Going On

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Nicky Butt has rightly spoken out for the Newcastle players today, and says the players have no idea who's making the decisions at the Newcastle United club, and who may even be buying the club. Nicky Butt - players don't know anything about what's going on They fact the players know nothing about what's going on, is [.

Alan Shearer Favorite To Become Next Newcastle Manager

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Sky Sports is reporting today that speculation is mounting that Alan Shearer could become the next manager of Newcastle United. Alan Shearer - favorite for new Newcastle manager Recent reports suggest that talks on a takeover of Newcastle are now at an advanced stage with two American suitors, and Sky Bet have cut odds on Shearer taking [.

We Have To Get Back On Horse Against Wigan

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The Newcastle defeat yesterday was both a surprise and a disappointment for Newcastle United and their fans, and we could have gone up to 10th place with a win. Shola Ameobi - disappointed  at Newcastle errors Shola Ameobi spoke with the Shields Gazette this morning: "We didn't start too well, and we weren't in the game for the [.

Joe Thinks Cacapa Is Better Player Than Bassong

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There's a lot of second guessing about whether Kinnear should have played Seb Bassong, or even Habib Beye, at center-back instead of Cacapa, who played very poorly, but it's so easy in retrospect, when you look back at what happened. Steven Taylor - was ruled out of game with sore groin And Joe revealed today that he [.

Reports Philip Anschutz May Become Newcastle Owner

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All we really know about the Newcastle sale is that two American consortiums are in at the end, so the speculation continues on who it could be. Today there are reports that the billionaire owner of The LA Galaxy of the MLS, Philip Anschutz, is said to be preparing a takeover bid for the Newcastle United [.

Kinnear Gutted By Newcastle’s Avoidable Defeat

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It's certainly a strange situation in the Premier league so far with Newcastle 3rd bottom, yet just 2 points out of 10th place, and the upper half of the league. Joe Kinnear .Joe talked to the Shields Gazette this morning: "The league's like that – everybody's beating everybody," Kinnear told the Gazette.

Aaron Hughes - Newcastle Will Be All Right

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Aaron Hughes played for Newcastle from 1997 yntiul he moved to Aston Villa in 2005, and he played for Fulham yesterday at Craven Cottage. Aaron Hughes - over 200 appearances for Newcastle United Aaron told the Shields Gazette today: "Newcastle are a good side, and they'll be all right."Newcastle won't be hanging around there for long, without a [.

Fans Commentary On Goals - What A Laugh

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We think you'll enjoy the commentary on the goals of a Fulham supporter and Newcastle supporter during yesterday's game. Notice the wisdom of the Newcastle commentator who knows the Ameobi goal is offside - but then exudes "he's given it - he's given it" and some of the commentary is actually right on.

Video Of The Fulham and Newcastle Goals

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Video highlights of the Fulham and Newcastle goals yesterday. The quality is not great, but it does show the goals.

Ashkan Dejagah A Replacement For Mark Viduka?

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Newcastle United are keeping tabs on Wolfsburg's German Under-21 international striker Ashkan Dejagah, but we don't think it's necessarily a contingency plan in case Michael Owen moves on in January or next summer. Ashkan Dejagah - 22 year old German Under-21 striker We wouldn't be at all surprised if Joe Kinnear, given he is still here in [.

Stockport Supporter Praises “Class Keeper” Forster

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We received a comment from a Stockport County Supporter today, praising the goalkeeping of Fraser Forster, who has just finished his loan spell at the club. Fraser Forster - just finished excellent loan spell at Stockport County A Stockport County Support - Mark M - had this to say about Fraser's time at Stockport County: "I am a [.

Kinnear Blames Officiating But Defense Was Problem

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Joe Kinnear has come out this morning and blamed the officials for our poor result at Craven Cottage yesterday, but it was our defense that cost us the game. You cannot give two poor goals away to any team in the Premier league and expect to win. Joe Kinnear - poor officiating yesterday Joe talked today [.

Kinnear Admits Both Goals Newcastle Errors

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Joe Kinnear was no doubt disappointed with the officiating yesterday, but our defense was poor to say the least, and Claudio Cacapa had a bit of a nightmare game at the back, for someone who is so experienced. Claudio Cacapa - another poor display for the Magpies Joe talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning about our [.

Nile Ranger Gets Hat-Trick For Newcastle Under-18 Side

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It was a disappointing display and loss by our first team yesterday at Fulham, but on Saturday 17 year-old Nile Ranger scored another three goals for the Newcastle Under-18 side who won 5-2 at our Little Benton training facilities. Nile Ranger - scores goals for fun Newcastle Under-18s maintained their league topping position of the Academy Table [.

HT: Fulham 1 Newcastle 0 - Newcastle Sluggish

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Newcastle have been second best in the first half in driving rain at Craven Cottage, and Fulham deserve their 1-0 advantage, but it was a poor error by stand-in center-back Cacapa that gifted Fulham their goal, after 23 minutes, which is only the 9th goal the Cottagers have scored in 11 games this season.

FT: Fulham 2 Newcastle 1 - Cacapa Culpable

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Newcastle were second best in the first half to Fulham at Craven Cottage this afternoon, and were a goal down at half time. While the half time result seemed fair, it was a poor goal to give away from Newcastle's viewpoint. Claudio Cacapa failed to clear a ball played through the middle and instead he [.

Kinnear Blames Referee For Poor Penalty Decision

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Joe Kinnear, the former Wimbledon and Nottingham Forest manager thinks the penalty awarded against Newcastle this afternoon at Craven Cottage, was a bad choice by referee Martin Atkinson. Martin Atkinson - Kinnear fuming at penalty decision The Newcastle manager is seeking an apology from Atkinson and believes the decision cost his side victory in West London.

Kinnear Wonders How Newcastle Didn’t Win

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Joe Kinnear was left wondering how Newcastle United didn't get anything from their game at Craven Cottage this afternoon, after Sunday's 2-1 defeat against Fulham. Joe Kinnear - not sure how Newcastle didn't win Shola Ameobi got his third of the season, and this time he didn't misgit or slice his shot, and that brought Newcastle level [.

FT: Fulham 2 Newcastle 1 - Cacapa Culpable

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Newcastle were second best in the first half to Fulham at Craven Cottage this afternoon, and were a goal down at half time. While the half time result seemed fair, it was a poor goal to give away from Newcastle's viewpoint. Claudio Cacapa failed to clear a ball played through the middle and instead he [.

HT: Fulham 1 Newcastle 0 - Newcastle Sluggish

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Newcastle have been second best in the first half in driving rain at Craven Cottage, and Fulham deserve their 1-0 advantage, but it was a poor error by stand-in center-back Cacapa that gifted Fulham their goal, after 23 minutes, which is only the 9th goal the Cottagers have scored in 11 games this season.

Taylor Injured - Cacapa Starts At Fulham

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Surprise news that we didn't want to hear is that Steven Taylor did not travel to West London because of injury so Claudio Cacapa comes in central defense to partner Coloccini. But this is also a chance for the Brazilian, who is experienced to show he is a good squad player, who can perform well [...

Is Clark Hunt A Potential Buyer Of Newcastle United?

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The Sunday Sun is reporting today that American sources are saying that Clark Hunt, a billionaire businessman and sports-team owner based in Dallas, Texas, may be interested in buying the Newcastle United Football Club. Clark Hunt - grandson of Lamar Hunt Hunt is the grandson of sports promoter Lamar Hunt, and he currently owns Major League [.

Mike Ashley May Be Having Second Thoughts On Selling

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It seems like Joe Kinnear is floating a trial balloon, to see how fans would react if Mike Ashley decides to retain ownership of the club, and of course presumably Kinnear would be permanent manager, at least for a while. Mike Ashley - is he having second thoughts on selling the club? It seems like Joe gets [.

Newcastle Fans Gave Me The Biggest Buzz Of My Life

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Joe Kinnear seems to have fallen in love with the Newcastle United club, the City and the fans, as he told the News Of The World (NOTW) today, that the fans have already given him the biggest buzz of his life, without a shadow of a doubt. Joe Kinnear - the biggest buzz of my life [...]

Kinnear Wants To Win The FA Cup - This Season

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A terrific interview in this morning's News Of The World with Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear, as he talks at length with Andy Dunn, and reveals he has a burning desire to stay at Newcastle United as manager. Joe Kinnear - seems to love it at Newcastle United In his five matches in charge of Newcastle United he [.

Joey Barton Can Become Like Keane Or Vieira

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Joe Kinnear talked to the People today, and fully believes that if Joey keeps himself in check, he can become as good as Roy Keane or Patrick Vieira. Joey Barton - first name on Kinnear's team sheet Joe talked to the People this morning: "Joey can become a Keane or a Patrick Vieira if he keeps himself in [.

Gutierrez Will Give Everything He Has For Newcastle

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Jonas Gutierrez has been one of Newcastle's best signings in the summer, although he has only just returned from breaking his collar bone, while playing For Argentina against Peru, in the World Cup qualifiers earlier in the season. Jonas Gutierrez - great buy in the summer by Newcastle The Argentine International talked to The People today: "I have [.

Fulham vs Newcastle - Match Preview

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Newcastle have an opportunity to get three wins in a row tomorrow afternoon at Craven Cottage against Fulham Football Club, but will need to be as good and determined as they were on Monday night, when they beat Aston Villa 2-0 on merit. Joe Kinnear has already announced that he will field an unchanged side [.

Newcastle Organization and Communication Much Improved

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Joe Kinnear was able to have an interview with the Evening Chronicle today, just before boarding Newcastle's plane to London, for tomorrow's crucial game with Fulham. Joe Kinnear - team now has much better communication Kinnear spoke today of some of the things he has been able to improve on the training field, and thinks there is [.

Newcastle Players Working All Over The Pitch - Beye

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Habib Beye talked to the Evening Chronicle today, and is clear that Newcastle's defense needs to have another strong game if we are to get a win in London tomorrow against Fulham. Habib Beye - getting quickly back to top form Habib spoke this morning: "We all know how important our consistency is going into the game at [.

Kinnear Is Good Manager But I’d Never Heard Of Him

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The 25-year-old Argentine International was scouted in the summer by Tony Jimenez and Dennis Wise, and although both are very much in the bad books with Newcastle fans right now, they have brought some decent players to the club this year. Jonas Gutierrez - terrific signing for Newcastle United Of course Tony Jimenez resigned from his position [.

Joey Barton Is An Instictive Type Of Player

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Joe Kinnear was asked again about Joey  Barton before the team left for London for their game tomorrow afternoon, which will be broadcast live around the world. Joey Barton - an instinctive kind of player Joe was asked whether he thought Joey, because of all the media spotlight on him, should try to tone down his game [.

Newcastle In Complete Mess For January Transfer Window

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There was good reason to have the sale of Newcastle United completed by mid-December at the latest, although it now looks to be delayed by as much as 4 weeks beyond that date. Michael Owen - could leave club in January One reason is to get our act together for the January transfer market. But if a [.

Joe Kinnear Fed Up With All The Speculation

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Joe Kinnear has done as well as anybody could, since he took over the hot seat at St. James' Park six weeks ago. Joe Kinnear - getting fed up with same old questions In the way the club has been run since Chris Mort left,  Joe arrived at Newcastle International Airport, and wasn't met by anybody and [.

Fulham Game Is A Six Pointer - Kinnear

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With two successive wins, the confidence surrounding the Newcastle squad is high, but we'll have to be careful that confidence doesn't backfire if we think we can beat Fulham easily. Joe Kinnear - Fulham game is a six pointer Fulham are a team that always give you a good game, because their players always give 100%, and [.

Joe Kinnear Wants Two More Newcastle Wins In A Row

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You cannot accuse Joe Kinnear of not being positive, and not challenging his players with good and realistic targets. Joe Kinnear - wants two more wins on the trot Joe now challenges his players to put two back to back victories together against Fulham away on Sunday afternoon, and then Wigan Athletic at home, a week tomorrow.

Kinnear Tells Barton – You Are A Silly Boy

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Joe Kinnear seems to be acting like a father to Joey Barton, and Joe talks to him every day, and Joey would be well advised to listen closely to Joe, because his advice is spot on. Joey Barton - Joe talks to him every day Kinnear talked about Joey today: "None of this is going to go away. [...]

Geordie Nation Deserves Successful Football Club

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Joey Barton wants to continue with Newcastle winning their games, as he talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today about our upcoming game at Fulham, and thinks the least the Geordie Nation deserves, is a successful team. Joey Barton - Gerodie Nation needs successful team Barton told the Evening Chronicle today: "Fulham has always been a lucky ground [.

Kinnear To Field Unchanged Side at Fulham

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Joe Kinnear has decided to send out an unchanged side at Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon, after considering whether to start captain Michael Owen. Danny Guthrie - unlucky to lose first team place Joe has some apologies he will make to both Michael Owen and Danny Guthrie, but playing an unchanged side is the right thing for [.

Given Thinks Newcastle Defense Improving

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Shay Given has come out today, and says he thinks the Newcastle defense is improving because of some hard work on the training field. Shay Given - defense is improving because of hard work in training Well we hope so because if we are to continue to win games like last Monday night, we have to be [.

Newcastle Can Still Make Europe - The Audacity Of Hope

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Before the game against Aston Villa on Monday night, Newcastle were bottom of the league, with just 9 points from our first 11 league games, and we were 11 points adrift of 6th place, held by newly promoted Hull City. We mention that because 6th place usually qualifies the team for European competition in the [.

Newcastle Midfield Up There With Best In Premier League

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Newcastle have collected 8 points from Joe Kinnear's 5 games in charge, and that was following 5 successive defeats, which started at Arsenal on 30th August before he officially took over at Everton on 5th October. Joe Kinnear - now has 8 points from 5 games Joe Kinnear believes Newcastle United have an excellent midfield four, and [.

Jose Enrique Keen To Keep Place In Newcastle Defense

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Jose Enrique has played the last two games for Newcastle and put in solid performances at left-back for the side, in their home wins against WBA and Aston Villa. Jose Enrique - two solid performances in last two wins It's almost certain that Enrique will be in the starting line-up for this weekend's game at Fulham, and [.

Barton Is England International In The Making

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Joe Kinnear has today said that if Joey Barton continues his excellent recent form, it's possible Joey could be back in the England squad. Joey Barton - good enough to play for England Barton has just one England cap, and he got that while he was still a Manchester City player in February 2007, and of course [.

Kinnear - Geordies Don’t Mince Words And I Like That

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Joe Kinnear will have a tricky decision to make for the game at Craven Cottage on Sunday, as he ponders whether to start captain Michael Owen for that game.  He has also said he's just about getting used to living in Newcastle, where the fans are so volatile and passionate about their football. Joe Kinnear - [.

Let’s Give Shola Ameobi Some Well Deserved Credit

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With Mark Viduka out once again with a long term injury, Shola Ameobi has stepped up to the plate under Joe Kinnear, and has again started to deliver for his home town club. Shola Ameobi - shown good character to come back In the summer it looked almost certain that Shola was on his way out, but [.

Jose Just Loves The Weather And Food On Tyneside

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Jose seems to be very happy with life on Tyneside, and he even thinks the food is as good as in his native Spain, and he thinks it's too hot in Spain, so he must really like it. Jose on the Tyne Jose told nufc.co.uk today: "I love Newcastle and I'm very happy with life [...]

Newcastle Fan Plans Monumental 3100 Mile Run Across USA

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Remember Mark Allison's charity run from John O'Groats to Lands End, which Mark started on July 7th last year and finished on 12th August, and raised thousand of pounds for charity? A slim Mark Allison being awarded his Newcastle shirt by Chris Mort Mark's now planning his next project for Charity and it is even more challenging [.

North East Fans Can Support TOMA Cancer Fund

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In September, 2007, one of Newcastle's young rising football stars, Jordan Thompson, who was just 15 years old, lost his life to leukaemia. Sam Allardyce, Mr and Mrs Thompson and Chris Mort on 23rd September In the following game against West Ham United on Sunday 23rd September, Newcastle paid tribute to Jordan, and wore black armbands in [.

Possibility Newcastle May Switch To 4-3-3 Formation

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The lads played very well indeed on Monday night, when they ended up worthy winners 2-0 against Aston Villa, and were able to limit captain Michael Owen to a minute or so of first team football, in his comeback from groin injury problems. Michael Owen - itching to get back in Newcastle's side But now with [.

Willie McKay Gets Tough With Martin O’Neill

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Newcastle United's in-form central midfielder, Joey Barton, was defended yesterday by his agent, Willie Mackay. Willie McKay - Barton made Villa midfielders look ordinary on Monday Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor decided yesterday not to bring any charges against Joey Barton for allegedly using racial comments, but we think this was a huge mountain made out of [.

We Were Excellent On Monday - Kinnear

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Joe Kinnear has today praised Newcastle's midfield duo of Nicky Butt and Joey Barton. Joe Kinnear - we were excellent on Monday night Joe, talking to the official site this morning has described their partnership as the heartbeat of the Newcastle United side, and we have to admit they looked great on Monday night, especially in the [.

Financial Times Reporting Newcastle Investors From USA

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FT.com, the web arm of the Financial Times, is reporting that two US-based investors are the two investors left in the race to buy Newcastle United Football Club. And FT.com says that both investors are said to already be fully involved in sports management. They say this information comes from people close to the situation.

There Is A Togetherness At Newcastle Now

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England under-21 captain Steven Taylor has said that interim boss Joe Kinnear has brought together Newcastle's squad of players, which is exactly what was needed, following Kevin Keegan's second resignation from the Tyneside club. Steven Taylor - Joe has brought team together Steven talked to the Evening Chronicle today: "Hopefully, we have put a smile back on [.

Andy Carroll May Be Sent Out On Loan Again

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Andy Carroll talked to the Evening Chronicle today, after scoring a goal in the Newcastle Reserves 1-1 draw with Hull City last night at St. James' Park. Andrew Carroll - scored goal last night but missed penalty But Andy also missed a 55th minute penalty which he talked about today: "I just need to keep going.

Keith Harris Seems Confident Of Newcastle Sale

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Keith Harris, Chairman of Seymour Pierce Bank, has today offered more information on the pending sale of the famous Newcastle United Football Club. Keith Harris -seems fairly confident of Newcastle sale Harris said today: "We have two very serious contenders to buy it." "This the serious interest stage, and if you don't have serious interest you [.

Reports Magpies Are After Young German Striker

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The Evening Chronicle (Alan Oliver) is reporting today that Newcastle are on the trail of Wolfsburg's German under-21 international striker Ashkan Dejagah. Ashkan Dejagah - reports we are interested in 22 year-old German striker It seems that Dennis Wise, who is still very unpopular on Tyneside, but attended the Reserve game last night at St.

Redknapp Interested In Given - Keep On Dreaming

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Tottenham Hotspur are looking for a new goalkeeper to replace Brazilian Heurelho da Silva Gomes, who was signed in June from PSV Eindhoven, for a fee believed to be around £7M. Shay Given - Newcastle's finest ever goalkeeper But having watched Gomes a number of times this season, he just leaks too many goals, and he is [.

Joe Kinnear Still Missing With Loss Of Voice?

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Still no word from Joe Kinnear, who we are assuming is resting up after Monday's night's terrific win by the Magpies, during which he lost his voice with all the shouting and excitement during Newcastle's best win this season. Joe Kinnear - has done a very good job so far Joe lost his voice during the game, [.

FA Take No Action On Barton, But Potential Racial Charge

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The FA has confirmed that Joey Barton will face no further action, after Joey flicked out a hand towards Abgonlahor's nose on Monday night. Joey Barton - he'll have a lot of this stuff to put up with That's good, but apparently the altercation has not been allowed to end there, and now the FA is to [.

Young Newcastle Reserve Side Drop Points To Hull City

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Newcastle United Reserves, who are made up of a lot of our youngsters these days should really have made it four wins on the trot yesterday against Hull City, but had to settle for a 1-1 draw. Carroll - scored one last night but could have had a brace We say we should really have won it, [...]

Gutierrez A Big Hit On Tyneside And He Loves It

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Both our Argentine summer buys Fabricio Coloccini and Jonas Gutierrez have both been excellent buys for the club in the summer. Jonas Gutierrez - great play for Newcastle this season And both had outstanding games, with Jonas looking better the more games he plays for Newcastle United. "I'm really enjoying English football," "This has been a fantastic move [.

Joey Barton Must Always Be On His Guard

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Joey Barton has today insisted his clash last night with Gabby Agbonlahor, in our terrific victory over Aston Villa at St James' Park, has been made to be a mountain out of a mole hill. Joey Barton - showing some great form since coming back We agree with Joey, but he still has to cut this kind [..

Fulham Away Just As Tough As Aston Villa At Home

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Habib Beye, who like everybody else in a black and white shirt last night, had more than a decent game, has come out and said we need to build on this win. Habib Beye - we need to build on this win The next game up is Sunday's fixture at Craven Cottage and the chance to pick [...]

Given’s Brilliant Save from Young Was So Vital To Win

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Shay Given celebrated his 450th appearance for Newcastle United last night, with a fantastic victory over Aston Villa in a game Shay admits was massive for our club. Shay Given - magnificent save in his 450th appearance for the club Newcastle saw all the results go against them over the weekend, but it's always what you do [.

Two Serious Bidders In For Newcastle United

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Keith Harris is the man charged with the task of selling Newcastle United, and he has come out today for the first time in 3 weeks, and says there are now two serious bidders in for the club. Keith Harris - two serious bidders still in for Newcastle United Keith Harris, chairman of investment bank Seymour Pierce, [.

Kinnear Too Hoarse To Speak After The Game

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Joe Kinnear has now put together successive home wins for a team that was on its knees when he took over just over 5 weeks ago. Joe Kinnear - too hoarse to be interviewed after the game Joe's record at Newcastle is 8 points from 5 games, with 2 wins 2 draws, and a single defeat, although [...]

Media Needs To Back Off Joey Barton

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Joey Barton had one of his best games ever for Newcastle United last night. Joey Barton - one yellow card last night and almost a second We knew Joey was in good form but he was close to majestic last night, but still got his name taken, and even before that had a little altercation with Gabby [...]

Newcastle 2 Aston Villa 0 - Video Highlights

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Newcastle 2 Aston Villa 0 Note - there are 3 seperate videos to watch - click on the white arrow on each one of them. The second video shows Oba's first goal and the third video shows Oba's second goal. Enjoy!

Chris Hughton - Our Results Have Been OK

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Chris Hughton spoke to Setanta Sports after last night's game when Joe Kinnear was not available after losing his voice as he shouted instructions at the players, and probably something else to the officials.    Chris with Joe - excellent partnership for Newcastle Last night saw Newcastle's first successive league wins of the season, and stretched [.

Joe Has Given Someone A Difficult Decision To Make

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Chris Hughton talked again to the Newcastle Journal this morning, and we have no new news on whether interim manager Joe Kinnear is able to talk yet, after last night's heroics against Aston Villa. Chris Hughton Chris said today: "After the way the weekend went it was essential that we got something – both in terms of building [.

We Had Chances To Win Game - O’Neill

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Martin O'Neill talked to Setanta Sports after Aston Villa's first defeat following three successive wins. Martin O'Neill - team looked impressive - but only in first half But O'Neill expects his side to be able to come back strongly from a disappointing loss last night. Aston Villa could have moved into third place with 3 points at St [.

Martins - Players Want Kinnear To Stay

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There's no doubt at all that Joe Kinnear is made in the mold of Kevin Keegan as a football manager, and his players just love him. Kinnear - I wanted 5 tonight but 2 is OK Oba Martins told Setanta Sports immediately following the Villa game, that he wants to see interim manager Joe Kinnear extend his [.

FT: Newcastle 2 Aston Villa 0 - Brilliant Oba Wins It

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In a game in which Newcastle seemed to come of age, two second half goals by the great Oba Martins was enough to give Newcastle all 3 points against a good Aston Villa side. Newcastle are now in 14 th position in the league, up a cool 6 places, and just ahead of old foe [...]

HT: Newcastle 0 Aston Villa 0 - All To Play For

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In a fairly even first half, the defenses generally held the upper hand, as Newcastle and Aston Villa were 0-0 at St. James' Park tonight at the break. But if anything Villa looked slightly the more threatening side as Martin Laursen hit the bar with a header after 11 minutes. But then immediately Martins [.

Butt Returns As Captain - Owen On Bench

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Joe Kinnear makes just one change to the side which beat West Brom 2-1 last Tuesday night, with Nicky Butt returning as captain of the side. As we expected that means Danny Guthrie will be on the bench where he will be in the company of club captain Michael Owen, who is back after a [...]

Butt Returns As Captain - Owen On Bench

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Joe Kinnear makes just one change to the side which beat West Brom 2-1 last week with Nicky Butt returning as captain of the side. As we expected that means Danny Guthrie will be on the bench where he will be in the company of club captain Michael Owen, who is back after a groin [...]

Newcastle Are A Great Great Club

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Martin O'Neil has talked about his opposite number at Newcastle United – Joe Kinnear, before tonight's vital game, and he has again praised the Newcastle club. Martin O'Neil - Newcastle are a great great club Martin said today: "Joe Kinnear has been an excellent manager," "He conjured an excellent team spirit at Wimbledon which he really needed as [.

Owen On Bench But Kinnear May Start Butt

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Joe Kinnear has said Michael Owen will start on the bench, but it's unclear whier Nicky Butt will start the game in the middle of the field. Joe Kinnear - Owen on bench but may start Butt Joe told the Evening Chronicle today: "Michael is now fully fit, but he really only has had two days of full [.

Aston Villa Will Be My Toughest Test Yet

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Joe Kinnear had admitted today that Aston Villa will be his toughest test yet in his short career as Newcastle United's manager. Joe Kinnear - his toughest test yet against Aston Villa Joe told the Evening Chronicle today: "Everton in my first game was tough, but tonight is going to be the toughest yet because my old pal [.

Questions About Reports Newcastle Buyer In Due Diligence

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The Daily Mail is reporting today that Mike Ashley could sell the club by the end of the month, and certainly by the end of the year. But the paper offers no further details, and fail to even identify which of the three consortiums it is, so we have to take this news with a large [...]

Newcastle vs Aston Villa - Match Preview

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Joe Kinnear will have Nicky Butt back in contention tonight, after he missed Tuesday's 2-1 win over West Brom because of an ankle injury. And captain Michael Owen (groin) will also comes into contention, but we think Kinnear will start both of them on the bench tonight, after Guthrie and Barton did so well in [.

Kinnear Wants Improvement From Steven Taylor

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Newcastle face a difficult task tonight against probably the best team this season out of the perennial top four sides. Steven Taylor - manager looking for improvement in certain areas And one area of our team that has to be at their very best tonight, is our defense, because we've let in far too many poor goals [.

Once You’ve Been To Top Of Everest Nothing Surprises Me

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Joe Kinnear as ever thinks Newcastle have a decent chance tonight of beating Aston Villa at St. James' Park. Joe Kinnear - nothing surprises me now Joe talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning: "I feel very optimistic of getting a result, especially playing at home," Joe Kinnear since he started at Newcastle in late September has met [.

Habib Beye - Villa Are Not Chelsea Or Arsenal

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Habib Beye talked over the weekend, and thinks Newcastle United have a good chance of getting all 3 points against Aston Villa tonight at St. James' Park. Habib Beye - very popular player on Tyneside Habib said over the weekend: "Maybe things are going for us again, at last," "When you have a small squad it is difficult.

Newcastle Fans Will Play Big Part Again Tonight

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Joe Kinnear seems reasonably confident that his players can get their second home win in a week tonight – but he again stresses the Newcastle crowd will be an important factor for the players. Newcastle United Fans - can play big part tonight Joe talked today to the official Newcastle United site: "The confidence is high after the [.

Maradona Full Of Praise For Coloccini and Gutierrez

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Newcastle United's South American pair of center-back Fabricio Coloccini and winger Jonas Gutierrez have been paid a big tribute by their new Argentine manager, the great Diego Maradona. Coloccini and Gutierrez - playing well for Newcastle United Maradona, who will take charge of the Argentine team for the first time against Scotland at Hampden Park on November [.

Joe Kinnear Putting Longer Term Plans Together

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Joe Kinnear has started to talk about the January transfer window, and says first of all, that captain Michael Owen should be offered a new deal at St James' Park. Joe Kinnear - starting to talk about who to sell and who to bring in Joe talked today about players, starting with captain Michael Owen: "I think the [.

Bolton Win So Newcastle Go Bottom Of League

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The weekend of surprise results continued this afternoon at the Reebok Stadium where bottom placed Bolton were worthy winners over Manchester City 2-0 this afternoon. Gary Megson - got the very maximum out of his players today Newcastle are now bottom of the league but only on goal difference, after Tottenham's amazing win against Liverpool yesterday, when [.

Maradona Full Of Praise For Coloccini and Gutierrez

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Newcastle United's South American pair of center-back Fabricio Coloccini and winger Jonas Gutierrez have been paid a big tribute by their new Argentine manager, the great Diego Maradona. Coloccini and Gutierrez - playing well for Newcastle United Maradona, who will take charge of the Argentine team for the first time against Scotland at Hampden Park on November [.

Kinnear Hints Keegan Exit Not What People Think

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Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear has hinted today that Kevin Keegan's status with Newcastle fans may be undermined, once the truth surrounding his resignation finally comes out. Kevin Keegan - resigned in early September We don't have any real facts on what went on during the afternoon of Monday, 1st September, and we thought that players Xisco and [.

Kinnear Will Do All He Can To Improve Squad In January

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Last week's reports in the Sunday papers suggested Joe Kinnear was getting compensation for every game he managed at Newcastle United, but Joe has said that he is on a monthly wage, and not much at that. Joe Kinnear - gets paid by the month Kinnear is on a month-to-month arrangement with Newcastle United, but with some [.

Not The Time For Doom and Gloom On Tyneside

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If you saw the game with Tottenham, Hull City and Stoke City yesterday, you would have seen three teams playing with pride, passion and guts. Chris and Joe - good job at Newcastle under trying circumstances Hull City refused to be overawed by Manchester United at Old Trafford, and amazingly came back from 4-1 down in the [.

New Contract Would Have Kept Milner At Newcastle

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Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill has said today that James Milner wanted to stay at Newcastle, but the club would not offer him a new contract, and instead elected to sell him. James Milner - wanted to stay on Tyneside Martin O'Neil has spilled the beans on how we lost James Milner to Villa as he talked [.

Strange Results As Tottenham Move Above Newcastle

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In Harry Redknapp's third game in charge of Spurs, they again came from behind against Liverpool in the second half, and surprisingly won the game with two late goals, to go above Newcastle United on goal difference in the league. Harry Redknapp - 7 points in first week from 3 games - not too bad Certainly there [.

Newcastle Will Go Above Sunderland With Villa Win

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After Sunderland were hammered 5-0 at Chelsea this afternoon, a win against Aston Villa on Monday night, will take Newcastle above Sunderland in the league. Roy Keane - not happy - two successive defeats since Newcastle win Sunderland are on 12 points but their goal difference is a poor -12 compared with Newcastle -6, so if we [.

WBA Win Has Given Newcastle Confidence Boost

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Joe Kinnear has said that although we didn't look too confident at the end of the game against West Brom the win has given the team a massive lift. Joe Kinnear - other jobs may be interesting him Joe talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today: "Beating West Brom gave us a massive lift." "We had been [.

Oba Martins - We Are Confident Again

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Oba lost his mother in pre-season due to a tragic accident, and then after that he's been out injured for quite a while. Oba Martins - difficult start to the year Oba said today: "Yes it has been difficult for me. I was injured, and then almost straight after recovering, got injured again." "To score my first goal against [.

Kinnear Could Become Permanent Manager At Newcastle

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When Joe Kinnear was appointed the successor to Kevin Keegan in the Newcastle manager job, it raised more than a few eyebrows, but Joe has done a good job at the club, and he has - at the very least - settled the players down, and we've started to play some decent football. Joe Kinnear - [...]

Mike Ashley May Be Forced Into Plan B For Newcastle

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As we had suspected, Joe Kinnear was in contact with Mike Ashley on Wednesday, but only by phone, but what he heard is not what fans had hoped for. Mike Ashley - may not be able to sell the club - then what? Kinnear says that Mike said that none of the 3 serious bidders have provided [...]

Kinnear And Wise Will Handle Transfers In January

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Joe Kinnear has revealed that he's been working closely with Dennis Wise on a list of possible targets for the January transfer window. Joe Kinnear - will work with Dennis Wise on transfers That's good news and bad news. Good news because it may indicate we will participate in the January transfer window, and bad news because [.

Michael Owen Unlikely To Start On Monday Night

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Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear has welcomed Nicky Butt and Michael Owen back to training this week – but Michael Owen only starts full training today, and will almost certainly not start against Aston Villa. Michael Owen - unlikely to start against Villa Kinnear would just love to have Michael involved on Monday night, but it's looking increasingly [.

Duff Showing Top Form At Newcastle

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Impressive Irish winger Damien Duff is now feeling the benefits of his first full pre-season for quite a while, as he has looked the great player we all knew he was, so far this season. Damien Duff - playing his best football ever at the Tyneside club The Ireland star had to combat injuries the last couple [.

Mike Ashley May Be Forced Into Plan B For Newcastle

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As we had suspected, Joe Kinnear was in contact with Mike Ashley on Wednesday, but only by phone, but what he heard is not what fans had hoped for. Mike Ashley - decision day is 22nd November - 3 weeks today Kinnear says that Mike said that none of the 3 serious bidders have provided any proof [..