Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2008

Kinnear Knows All About Newcastle’s Famous FA Cup Tradition

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Joe Kinnear, not surprisingly, knows all about the famous FA Cup tradition at Newcastle. Joe Kinnear knows all about Newcastle's FA Cup tradition Joe talked today: "I know exactly what the FA Cup means to the people of Tyneside," In the days when we had a good team - back in the early 1950s with Milburn, Mitchell, Brennan, [.

Habib Beye Out For Up To Eight Weeks

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Joe Kinnear is looking forward to having defender Sebastien Bassong back for the FA Cup, although there are still reports that say that he's banned for 3 games following his ending off at Wigan last Friday. Habib Beye - could be out for up to 8 weeks But the bad news today is that Bassong's defensive partner [.

“Mr Reliable” Coloccini Way Below Par On Sunday - Kinnear

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Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear has today challenged Argentine International Fabricio Coloccini to show that his very poor performance against Liverpool on Sunday was a one off. Fabricio Coloccini - off day against Liverpool Coloccini is usually a big game player, but he was way below par on Sunday and just couldn't handle the heading ability of Liverpool's [.

Reports Newcastle After Juventus Midfielder

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One areas of the Newcastle side that Joe Kinnear must strengthen in January is central midfield. Christian Poulsen - combative midfielder but wouldn't come cheaply We are very weak in that area with Joey Barton out with a medial ligament injury in his knee through March, and our loan signing Uruguayan International Ignacio Gonzalez, who is also [.

First Step In Rehabilitation Is To Win At Hull City

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One of Joe Kinnear's responsibilities as manager after Liverpool's crushing defeat is to get the lads prepared for our important game at Hull City on Saturday (3:00 pm KO), in the 3rd round of the FA Cup. Joe Kinnear - has to get lads ready for Hull game Joe talked about this today with nufcTV: "Of course the [.

Reports Newcastle After Marseilles Left Back

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There are reports today that Newcastle may be interested in Olympique Marseille fullback Taye Taiwo, but we have no idea if there are any truth in these reports. Taye Taiwo - looks a more than decent left-back Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear's top requirement is to bring in another left back to challenge current starter Jose Enrique, and [.

Newcastle May Be After Ben Haim Once Again

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It appears that Newcastle may be after Tal Ben Haim, now of Manchester City, for a second time, after we failed to secure his services 18 months ago, just after Sam Allardyce arrived at the club. Tal Ben Haim - interesting Newcastle again It is also clear that there may be some good Manchester City players available [.

Given And N’Zogbia Attracting Transfer Bids

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There are several reports this morning that teams are after both Newcastle United goalkeeper Shay Given and left winger come left back Charles N'Zogbia. Shay Given - reported £8M bid from Arsenal The news this morning is that Arsenal have offered a straight £8M cash deal for Given, who is one of, if not the best goalkeeper [.

Kightly, Ledley And Doyle Are Initial Newcastle Targets

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Joe Kinnear will have his all important meeting today with Kevin Llambias, as they plot their January transfer strategy, which is turning out to be a vital part of the Newcastle rebuilding under Joe Kinnear. 22 year old Michael Kightly is a Newcastle target Mike Ashley is now under some searching scrutiny from Newcastle fans, who are [.

Our Fans Are A Credit To Newcastle United Football Club

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Joe Kinnear still hasn't quite got over the magnificent support the Newcastle crowd gave the team on Sunday, even as our  makeshift side were being humbled 5-1 by a much superior Liverpool outfit. Joe Kinnear - magnificent fans are a credit to this club Joe Kinnear is second guessing himself a little to see if there was [.

Only Bassong Back for Hull City Game

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Joe Kinnear is not really expecting to have any of his injured players back for the Hull City game on Saturday, and only Sebastien Bassong will be back, after he has served his one match ban for being sent off last Friday. Bassong during the game at Wigan on Friday But of all the players missing yesterday [.

If Not For Given, Who Knows What Score Would Have Been?

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Joe Kinnear has given lots of interviews this morning, probably in an attempt to get over the shock of yesterday's catastrophic defeat at the hands of Premier League leaders, Liverpool. Shay Given - world class display yesterday - and that's the truth Kinnear talked to the Evening Chronilce today about Shay Given:| "To be fair, if it wasn't [.

Gerrard - Newcastle Fans Know What Football Is All About

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Steven Gerrard has today paid tribute to the magnificent Newcastle fans, who gave a standing ovation to Gerrard, following his tremendous performance for Liverpool in yesterday's hammering of Newcastle by 5-1. Gerrard - Newcastle fans know what football is all about The 28-year-old Liverpool captain left the field midway through the second-half, after his job was done [.

We Have Deficiencies In Many Areas Of Side - Kinnear

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Joe Kinnear's big challenge when he sits down with owner Mike Ashley this week is to go through the side, and persuade Mike, that what he wants to do makes sense for Newcastle, and then have Mike fully support him in the January transfer window. Dennis Wise - job is to get players into Newcastle Kinnear [.

David Edgar Gives Solid Display and Goal Against Liverpool

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It was a huge game for 21 year-old David Edgar yesterday, and his mother Christine, who had traveled from their native Canada to see the game – at least saw her son score a very good goal from a corner by Danny Guthrie just before half time, which momentarily had Newcastle back in the game [...]

Kinnear Thanks Newcastle Crowd - Pays Homage To Gerrard

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The Newcastle United crowd were just great yesterday, in what had to be a tough game for them to watch, as their team was mauled by a brilliant Liverpool side, and it all took place at St. James' Park as well.   Newcastle United crowd were magnificent yesterday And that support has already drawn some accolades [.

Kinnear Says January Will Be Hectic Month For Newcastle

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Newcastle United owner, as we now know for certain, has taken the Newcastle club off the market and after witnessing yesterday's display by Newcastle's  injury hit side, he should be very well aware that drastic improvements are needed to the squad. Mike Ashley - must now know that big improvements needed in squad In his statement of [.

Kinnear - I Am Hurting As Badly As The Fans Are

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Joe Kinnear knows only too well now, that the Newcastle United fans are very special to both the club and the City of Newcastle Upon Tyne - join the club. Joe Kinnear - I'm hurting as badly as the fans are Joe has only lost 3 game sat Newcastle before yesterday and each one of them was [...]

Beardsley and Moncur Firmly Behind Mike Ashley

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Newcastle United legend Peter Beardsley has urged fans to support owner Mike Ashley as he tries to rehabilitate Newcastle United together with manager Joe Kinnear. Peter Beardsley - while playing at Newcastle United The billionaire businessman announced yesterday morning that not only had he taken the Newcastle United club off the market but he was going to [.

Sammy Lee Has Nothing But Respect For Newcastle Fans

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Liverpool showed by their display at Newcastle United yesterday, that they are a team to be reckoned with in the Premier League this season, and they could in fact win it for the first time in their history. Sammy Lee - has got nothing but respect for Newcastle supporters And Lee, speaking in the absence of Rafa [.

Let’s Give Mike Ashley Another Chance At Newcastle

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Joe Kinnear has come out this morning and asked Newcastle United fans to give owner Mike Ashley a second chance at Newcastle. Joe Kinnear - urges Newcastle fans to give Ashley second chance Joe said this morning: "I knew he was going to announce this decision and it's a positive move," "He wants to look forward and what [.

Newcastle Must Push Forward After Painful Liverpool Lesson

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It doesn't take a genius to work out that Mike Ashley picked a bad time to announce he was staying on as owner of Newcastle United. Joe Kinnear - still has lots of work to do at Newcastle First of all the announcement interfered with the honor being attributed to the great Sir Bobby Robson, and that [.

Newcastle - No More Injury Excuses Come February

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Newcastle badly missed Sebastien Bassong and Habib Beye in defense this afternoon, against a dominant Liverpool team, that went 3 points clear of Chelsea at the top of the Premier league with Fulham holding Chelsea 2-2 at Craven Cottage. Sebastien Bassong - suspended for Liverpool game There is some new news today, that right-back Habib Beye could [.

Time For Ashley To Deliver In January

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With the news that Mike Ashley will remain Newcastle owner this morning, hopefully the Newcastle club will now have some more stability than we've had over the last four months. Kinnear - let's move forward Hopefully in the new year, the fans, Kinnear and the players can all start pulling in the same direction, and that has [.

Newcastle Humbled By An In-Form Liverpool Side

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In retrospect, this morning was not a good time for Mike Ashely to announce he would remain owner of the Newcastle United club. Joe Kinnear - missing too many players today Newcastle put in their worst performance under manager Joe Kinnear this afternoon, and suffered their worst defeat of the year with a 5-1 hammering by [.

FT: Newcastle 1 Liverpool 5 - Liverpool Supreme

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Newcastle United got a lesson in football this afternoon, as a magnificent Liverpool side, although missing their in-form striker Robbie Keane and Spanish striker Fernando Torres (thank goodness), were just too classy for a plucky but very ordinary looking Newcastle side. The Newcastle side started off well, but then the first 30 minutes was a succession [.

HT: Newcastle 1 Liverpool 2: Newcastle Lifeline

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Newcastle have been completely outplayed and outclassed by Liverpool in the first half at St. James' Park this afternoon. That's the bad news, but the good news is that it took Liverpool 31 minutes to score their first goal through Gerrard, and Newcastle have to thank the brilliant Shay Given, who has been better than magnificent [.

Viduka To Spend Another Lengthy Spell On Sidelines

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Mark Viduka took some stick from Newcastle fans on Friday when Viduka pulled out of a challenge - and then simply walked off the field. Viduka - torn groin muscle means more time on the sidelines The Aussie striker, who has just returned from being out six months with an Achilles injury, was taunted by chants [.

Arsenal After Newcastle Trio - Best Of Luck!

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It's Sunday again and there are a couple of rather stupid stories in the People and The News Of The World that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is about to raid Newcastle United. Arsene Wenger - said to be after 3 Newcastle players The reports say the Arsenal boss has targeted Newcastle trio Shay Given, Steven Taylor and [.

Edgar, Enrique and Taylor All Start For Newcastle

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JOE Kinnear is forced to make three changes to the side which lost at Wigan on Boxing Day for the visit of league leaders Liverpool. Habib Beye (leg), Mark Viduka (groin) and Sebastien Bassong (suspension) are all missing, as expected, but Jose Enrique is fit for the game, which is a nice surprise, with David Edgar [.

What’s Eating Charles N’Zogbia Now?

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We thought Newcastle and Joe Kinnear had patched up the recent outburst by Charles N'Zogbia, about him wanting to leave Newcastle, but yet another dubious quote from the boy has cropped up again today. The January transfer window must be getting near. _ Charles N'Zogbia - what up with him now? Charles N'Zogbia claims his agent is due to [.

Wigan 2 Newcastle 1 - Video Highlights

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Wigan 2 Newcastle 1 - Highlights

Yesterday Was Just Not Newcastle’s Day

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We have a feeling that yesterday's game was one of those days, when nothing went right for Newcastle - nothing at all. It started badly with an injury to Jose Enrique in the warm up, and went downhill from there. Damien Duff - missed good chance for Magpies right at the end But after being outplayed for [.

Kinnear Faces Another Injury Crisis At Newcastle

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Newcastle United are now waiting anxiously to hear the verdict on Habib Beye's right leg (knee?), after he was stretchered off during the 2-1 defeat at Wigan, following another wild challenge from former Middlesbrough player,  Lee Cattermole. Joe Kinnear - another injury crisis art Newcastle Habib was left writhing in agony after the reckless tackle and Lee [.

Danny Guthrie - Liverpool Game Much Bigger Now

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Danny Guthrie had another good game for Newcastle yesterday, and his penalty in the 88th minute was his second goal in three games for the youngster. Danny Guthrie - man of the match yesterday? After the game Danny gave an interview to nufcTV, and this is what the 21 year old had to say: "Obviously the results a [.

Habib Beye Out For Up To Six Weeks

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The initial news about Habib Beye's injury is that he will be out for up to six weeks. Habib Beye - out for up to six weeks - defense weakened The good news is that it could have been a lot worse than that, with the Newcastle medical staff concerned that it could have been a fracture [...]

Sebastien Bassong - Emile Heskey Was Very Clever

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Sebastien Bassong was a dejected man when he left the pitch yesterday, after the experienced Emile Heskey got Wigan a penalty and Sebastien sent off, all in one fall yesterday, in the second half. Sebastien Bassong - still learning his trade But Bassong should be able to learn from his mistake yesterday, and he certainly seems to [.

Carroll And Edgar In Reckoning For Liverpool Game

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Joe Kinnear will have a few decisions to make for the game at St. James' Park tomorrow against the mighty Liverpool, which has an unusual 12 noon KO time. Andy Carroll - will be given chance tomorrow Joe Kinnear spoke to the Evening Chronicle today and started by discussing 19 year old 6′3″ Andrew Carroll: "I think Andy [.

Kinnear - Newcastle Fans Will Be Massive For Us Tomorrow

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Kinnear has both suspension and injury problems for tomorrow's game after Sebastien Bassong was sent off, and Jose Enrique, Habib Beye and Mark Viduka are now injured, and unable to participate in tomorrow's vital game. Joe Kinnear - squad is just not big enough Joe said today: "Liverpool is another game and another opportunity to get points.

Steven Taylor Big Player For Magpies Tomorrow

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Steven Taylor came on for the injured Habib Beye yesterday at right-back, and it looks like the local lad will now get an extended run in the Newcastle first team, after being on the bench for several games recently. Steven Taylor - will get extended run in side The England Under-21 captain talked about the defeat yesterday, [.

Newcastle vs Liverpool - Match Preview

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Newcastle are in a little bit of a dilemma again with injuries after yesterday's game, and we'll have a patched up side to take on League Leaders Liverpool at St. James' Park tomorrow, in a game which has an early 12 noon kick off. Jose Enrique damaged a hamstring in the warm-up for the Wigan game, [.

Paul Gascoigne Probably Going To Die Soon

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Really terrible news today as Paul Gascoigne's 12-year-old son fears his father, the former Newcastle United and England great,  is probably going to die soon. Gasgoine - BBC documentary airs January 5th on down and out player Regan is well aware of his father's troubles, as he has witnessed the famous footballer's battle with drug and alcohol [.

Owen Wants To Both Score And Win Tomorrow

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Newcastle captain Michael Owen will no doubt hope that Newcastle can get a win against his old club Liverpool tomorrow afternoon, and end off the year well at Newcastle. Michael Owen - Michael talked about not having played against Liverpool at St. James'  Park yet against the team he spent a full 15 years with: "I haven't played [.

Mike Ashley To Keep Newcastle - Official Statement

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Mike Ashley has issued an official statement this morning, on the official Newcastle United Web Site, that he has tried to sell the famous Tyneside club but couldn't, and is now committed to moving the club forward and will continue to be the owner of Newcastle United Football Club. Mike Ashley will remain owner of Newcastle [.

Michael Owen Is All We’ve Got Against Liverpool

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Newcastle United boss Joe Kinnear has admitted that Michael Owen is our only hope we have of scoring against Liverpool today. Michael Owen - all we have got today? Joe said today: "'What do you do besides pray? " "But I've always had that nothing-to-lose mentality, especially for 10 years at Wimbledon.

Owen Wants To Both Score And Win Tomorrow

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Newcastle captain Michael Owen will no doubt hope that Newcastle can get a win against his old club Liverpool tomorrow afternoon, and end off the year well at Newcastle. Michael Owen - Michael talked about not having played against Liverpool at St. James'  Park yet against the team he spent a full 15 years with: "I haven't played [.

Paul Gascoigne Probably Going To Die Soon

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Really terrible news today as Paul Gascoigne's 12-year-old son fears his father, the former Newcastle United and England great,  is probably going to die soon. Gasgoine - BBC documentary airs January 5th on down and out player Regan is well aware of his father's troubles, as he has witnessed the famous footballer's battle with drug and alcohol [.

Kinnear - Newcastle Fans Will Be Massive For Us Tomorrow

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Kinnear has both suspension and injury problems for tomorrow's game after Sebastien Bassong was sent off, and Jose Enrique, Habib Beye and Mark Viduka are now injured, and unable to participate in tomorrow's vital game. Joe Kinnear - squad is just not big enough Joe said today: "Liverpool is another game and another opportunity to get points.

Steven Taylor Big Player For Magpies Tomorrow

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Steven Taylor came on for the injured Habib Beye yesterday at right-back, and it looks like the local lad will now get an extended run in the Newcastle first team, after being on the bench for several games recently. Steven Taylor - will get extended run in side The England Under-21 captain talked about the defeat yesterday, [.

Newcastle vs Liverpool - Match Preview

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Newcastle are in a little bit of a dilemma again with injuries after yesterday's game, and we'll have a patched up side to take on League Leaders Liverpool at St. James' Park tomorrow, in a game which has an early 12 noon kick off. Jose Enrique damaged a hamstring in the warm-up for the Wigan game, [.

Habib Beye Out For Up To Six Weeks

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The initial news about Habib Beye's injury is that he will be out for up to six weeks. Habib Beye - out for up to six weeks - defense weakened The good news is that it could have been a lot worse than that, with the Newcastle medical staff concerned that it could have been a fracture [...]

Sebastien Bassong - Emile Heskey Was Very Clever

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Sebastien Bassong was a dejected man when he left the pitch yesterday, after the experienced Emile Heskey got Wigan a penalty and Sebastien sent off, all in one fall yesterday, in the second half. Sebastien Bassong - still learning his trade But Bassong should be able to learn from his mistake yesterday, and he certainly seems to [.

Carroll And Edgar In Reckoning For Liverpool Game

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Joe Kinnear will have a few decisions to make for his team at St. James' Park tomorrow against the mighty Liverpool, in a 12 noon KO game. Andy Carroll - will be given chance tomorrow Joe Kinnear spoke to the Evening Chronicle today and started by discussing 19 year old 6′3″ Andrew Carroll: "I think Andy has a [.

Danny Guthrie - Liverpool Game Much Bigger Now

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Danny Guthrie had another good game for Newcastle yesterday, and his penalty in the 88th minute was his second goal in three games for the youngster. Danny Guthrie - man of the match yesterday? After the game Danny gave an interview to nufcTV, and this is what the 21 year old had to say: "Obviously the results a [.

Kinnear Faces Another Injury Crisis At Newcastle

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Newcastle United are now waiting anxiously to hear the verdict on Habib Beye's right leg (knee?), after he was stretchered off during the 2-1 defeat at Wigan, following another wild challenge from former Middlesbrough player,  Lee Cattermole. Joe Kinnear - another injury crisis art Newcastle Habib was left writhing in agony after the reckless tackle and Lee [.

Wigan 2 Newcastle 1 - Video Highlights

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Wigan 2 Newcastle 1 - Highlights

Yesterday Was Just Not Newcastle’s Day

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We have a feeling that yesterday's game was one of those days, when nothing went right for Newcastle - nothing at all. It started badly with an injury to Jose Enrique in the warm up, and went downhill from there. Damien Duff - missed good chance for Magpies right at the end But after being outplayed for [.

What’s Eating Charles N’Zogbia Now?

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We thought Newcastle and Joe Kinnear had patched up the outburst of Charles N'Zogbia about him wanting to leave Newcastle, but yet another one has flared up today. The January transfer window must be getting near. _ Charles N'Zogbia - what up with him now? Charles N'Zogbia claims his agent is due to hold talks with Newcastle United regarding [.

Kinnear - Bassong Sending Off Was Harsh

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Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear believes that Newcastle should have had a second penalty in injury time this afternoon at The JJB Stadium. Carroll - could have had another penalty area in dying minutes Newcastle had clawed themselves back in the game at 2-1, after 88 minutes, when Danny Guthrie scored from a penalty,  and then there were [.

Newcastle Now Struggling For Liverpool Game

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This was not a good day for Newcastle United, not only because we lost our first match in seven games, but we have lost three players who were  injured in Habb Beye, Jose Enrique, and Mark Viduka. Yes Mark is  is injured yet again. Habib Beye - gone to hospital - Kinnear awaiting news Joe Kinnear talked about [.

FT: Wigan 1 Newcastle 2 - Magpies Misfire

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With a game Newcastle fans had every right to think their team were in a with a good chance of winning, the bubble burst this afternoon, and Newcastle went down to their first defeat in 7 games, when they lost 2-1 to Wigan Athletic. Newcastle had lost left back Jose Enrique, who was injured in [...]

HT: Wigan 1 Newcastle 0 - Magpies Poor

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Newcastle have put in a very poor performance in the first half at Wigan Athletic today, and should probably be more than a single goal down at the break, given their lackadaisical play. With 5000 Newcastle fans in the crowd you would have thought Newcastle would have been putting in a little more effort, but [.

Duff, Gutierrez and N’Zogbia All Start For Newcatsle

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Joe Kinnear has rewarded Damien Duff with a starting place, after his great 90th minute goal against Tottenham last Sunday. And as expected N'Zogbia and Gutierrez will still play on the wings with Duff up front with captain Michael Owen. Otherwise the team is unchanced from last weekend, and we expect Mark Viduka at some time [.

Kinnear On Transfers - Money Doesn’t Come Into It

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Joe Kinnear has talked about what he wants to do in the transfer market in January, and he says whichever players he brings in will improve his  squad on Tyneside. Joe Kinnear - I will improve the squad in January Joe spoke to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle this morning: "I want to increase the competition for places.

Given Overtakes Frank Clark In Appearances Today

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Shay Given will overtake former full-back Frank Clark in the club's all-time appearance table, when the Irishman makes his 458th appearance for Newcastle United this afternoon. Well done Shay! Shay Given - makes  458th appearance for Newcastle today   There are now only two players that have played more games for Newcastle than the fabulous Irish goalkeeper, [.

Kinnear Determined To Keep Newcastle In Top Ten

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Joe Kinnear is fast making a name for himself, and things have gone rather well for Newcastle, ever since Joe told Daily Mirror reporter Simon Bird where to go, during a press conference shortly after he joined Newcastle. Joe Kinnear -  "I will get the best out of the players I have" Of course the swearing in [.

Viduka Is So Good He Could Be South American - Gutierrez

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Jonas Gutierrez is just one reason Newcastle are starting to look very good this season under the down to earth and common sense management of a passionate Irishman, by the name of Joe Kinnear. Jonas Gutierrez - such a bargain buy for Newcastle Jonas is already becoming a Geordie fan favorite with his terrific skill and work-rate [.

Newcastle Could Still Be Pursuing Gokhan Inler

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With the state of the world economy so dire, it's a little bit of a surprise that clubs have already asked for more money from Newcastle for the four players we have already bid for. Gokhan Inlker - Swiss International available for around £10M? But there again greed is always there, and that's what has created this [.

Geordie Steve Bruce Praises Newcastle Manager Kinnear

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Wigan Athletic's Newcastle born manager Steve Bruce, has been impressed by the progress achieved at Newcastle United by former Wimbledon manager Joe Kinnear. Steve Bruce - Kinnear has made Newcastle a hard team to beat Steve Bruce talked before the game with Newcastle on Boxing Day at the JJB Stadium: "I thought his rant at the press was [.

Kinnear – We’re Miles Apart on Transfer Prices

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Joe Kinnear has talked to the Times tay odand said that the bids Newcastle have made for four players, have been initially rejected. Joe Kinnear - clubs want more money for our targets Kinnear's interview also has him talking again about Michael Owen and Joe says Owen is completely committed to the club, but there are some [.

PSG Want Gallas Before Sakho Can Move To Newcastle

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There is news in the newspaper Sport Today, that PSG want William Gallas from Arsenal, before the will let their 18 year-old whiz kid defender, Mamadou Sakho, move to Premier League club Newcastle. Mamadou Sakho - PSG want Gallas first The fee quoted for Sakho is 8M euro which is now around £7.6M, and maybe Newcastle have [.

Sunday Is Sir Bobby Robson Day - Let’s Celebrate Bobby’s Life

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Sir Bobby Robson is a local hero in the North East, and is also known throughout the football world, as one of the most loved people in the game. Sir Bobby Robson - next to his statue at St. James' Park Bobby has also been a Newcastle United fan all his life and was very successful as [...]

We’re Looking For A Win At Wigan - Kinnear

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Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear is determined to have Newcastle keep up their good run of 6 games without defeat, through the end of the year, at the very least. Joe Kinnear - we need to keep up our good streak Tomorrow's game against Wigan Athletic is one the lads can win if they maintain their good form [.

Wigan vs Newcastle - Match Preview

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Tomorrow's game at the JJB is always a difficult one for Newcastle, and last year we gave one of our worst performances of the season in losing 1-0. Within a couple of weeks Sam Allardyce was out at Newcastle and of course since then we've had another two manager in Kevin Keegan and right now [...]

Merry Xmas To Newcastle United Fans Around The World

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It's Christmas Day, and we'd like to wish all our readers, and fans of Newcastle United Football Club around the world, a very Merry Xmas and all the best in the New Year. After all the turmoil of this last year, maybe Joe Kinnear can perform a miracle, and not only bring the club together, but [...

Newcastle Could Be After Manuel da Costa

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The agent of Fiorentina defender Manuel da Costa admits that a move to the Premiership may be on for the youngster, and his agent says they are already speaking to Premier clubs in the middle of the league table - Newcastle are 12th top of 20 teams right now. Manuel da Costa - 22 year old  [...]

Kinnear Claims Charles N’Zogbia Was Misquoted - Again?

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It seems that Charles N'Zogbia has been misquoted by L'Equipe over the last couple of days. Charles N'Zogbia - misquoted again? Joe Kinnear has today supported the young  Frenchman's assertion that he was misquoted by L`Equipe. The Newcastle manager has said the youngster was misquoted in his alleged interview with L`Equipe saying this afternoon: "The lad is quite embarrassed [.

Decisions On Butt, Ameobi And Harper Within 48 Hours

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Joe Kinnear has given a good interview with Sky Sports this afternoon, and he talks about Owen, the new players Newcastle have bid for, although not by name of course (drat!), and the other three players Butt, Ameobi and Harper, who have been offered new contracts at the club. Nicky Butt - Joe expects Nicky to [.

Viduka Wants Three Wins On Trot Before Liverpool Classic

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Joe Kinnear talked this morning of maybe starting Mark Viduka on Friday at Wigan Athletic, for the first time since he's been Newcastle manager . Mark Viduka - wants 3 wins in a row before Liverpool Joe will either start Mark and then replace him, once he tires, or start someone else and bring the Aussie [.

Junaito Agent - He Will Talk To Real Betis First

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News today that Real Betis captain Juanito's agent has said he will first of all speak to his current club real Betis, before he would consider moving somewhere else. Jaunito - will talk to current club Betis first As we reported yesterday the 32-year-old Spanish International's contract at Real Betis will run out in the summer, and [.

Kinnear - Taylor Should Take Leaf Out Of Duff’s Book

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When Steven Taylor was injured and missed his first game at Fulham, Newcastle went down to defeat by 2-1 and most of us thought at the time that if Steven had been playing, we would not have lost that game. Seven Taylor - take a leaf out of Duff's book But since that game Taylor's deputy Sebastien [.

Guthrie Gives Praise To Newcastle Manager Kinnear

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Danny Guthrie, who seems to improve with every game, has come out today and given praise to the Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear. Danny Guthrie - praise for Joe Kinnear today Danny told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today: "The manager just came in here with a no-nonsense attitude and that has worked for us so far.

Kinnear Has Already Put In Bids For Four Players

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Joe Kinnear has Newcastle very well organized right now, both off and on the field, and he has worked with Dennis Wise and the Newcastle Board to get four bids for players in, before January 1st has even rolled around, and we like that, like it a lot. Joe Kinnear - has bids in for four [...]

Joe Kinnear Talks About The Fantastic Geordie Nation

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Jope Kinnear has given a long interview this morning with nufcTV, where he covered a wide range of subjects including if and when the club will be sold, and he also talked about the fantastic Geordie Nation. Joe Kinnear - I have nothing to lose Here are some of the things Joe said this morning to nufcTV, [.

Shepherd Slams Owen For Lack Of Newcastle Loyalty

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Former Newcastle Chairman Freddy Shepherd has issued a reminder to England striker Michael Owen, that he owes the Newcastle United Football club big time, for all they have done for him over the last three and a half years. Freddy Shepherd - Owen owes Newcastle big time Freddy talked to the Daily Express this morning and said: "The [.

N’Zogbia Wanting To Leave Newcastle Is Old Strory

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We saw all the reports yesterday about Charles N'Zogbia wanting to leave Newcastle United, but it looked to us like an old regurgitated story. Charles N'Zogbia - old worn out story regurgitated? - we think so We had watched Charles' interview after Sunday's game on nufcTV, and he was just thrilled with the Tottenham win, and was [.

Ameobi Could Make The Wigan Game

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Shola Ameobi will have a fitness test today and it appears that Joe Kinnear is hoping he will come through that OK and be available for the important game against Wigan on Boxing Day. Shola Ameobi could be fit for Boxing Day The 27-year-old local lad came off just after Spur's controversial goal on Sunday afternoon, after [.

Reports That Chris Mort Could Be Returning To Newcastle

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The Journal is reporting today that former Newcastle United chairman Chris Mort is prepared to return to St James' Park if Mike Ashley is willing to take the Newcastle club off the market. Chris Mort - can he be enticed back to Newcastle? The Journal says that the 42-year-old is willing to come back to Newcastle and [.

Newcastle Already Linked With Lots Of Players

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We had hoped rather wistfully last week, that all four Newcastle players that had been offered new contracts would sign them by the end of the year, but now we know that will not happen. Nicky Butt - the more quality players the better At least one player, captain Michael Owen, as we learned yesterday, will delay [.

Enrique Getting Into His Stride At Newcastle United

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Jose Enrique has looked a much better player of late, and had another more than decent game on Sunday, when he showed fans he is quicker than we thought, and he did a good job of marking the dangerous Aaron Lennon. Jose Enrique - playing well again for Newcastle The lad is getting better all the time, [.

This Is Not The End Of Owen At Newcastle - Moncur

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Bobby Moncur has come out today and given his own views on Michael Owen delaying his decision on his Newcastle contract, until the end of the season. Bobby Moncur - doesn't think it's a snub from Michael Bobby is very measured in what he says, and of course is steeped in the Geordie tradition, so it's always [.

Juanito Again Linked With Possible Newcastle Move

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There is news today that Newcastle may again be in for 32 year-old Real Betis defender Juanito, whose contract runs out in June. Juanito - very experienced Spanish defender It's not the first time we have been linked with this central defe3nder who has played 25 times for the Spanish national side, and 224 times for Real [.

Newcastle Must Press On After Owen Disappointment

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It was a disappointment yesterday when we heard that Michael Owen will not make a decision on his future until this summer. Michael Owen -  club must press forward with or without him At that time he will be a free agent and able to accept a big deal from some of the richer clubs, like Manchester [.

Duff Wants To Give Fans Something To Cheer About

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Match winner Damien Duff wants to ensure there is no repeat of the Xmas horror performance at Wigan when in last year's similar fixture, Newcastle were just hopeless in going down to a 1-0 defeat. Duff - going beserk after scoring great winning goal Sunday And that was probably the start of Mike Ashley thinking then manager [.

Charles N’Zogbia Seems A Lot Happier At Newcastle

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We don't want any surprises in the transfer window, and it's worrying that Aston Villa seem to have their eye on our Man of the Match on Sunday, Charles N'Zogbia. Charles N'Zogbia - seems much happier on Tyneside right now His fellow countryman and 22 year Sebastien Bassong, who has been a revelation for Newcastle this season, [.

Sebastien Bassong - Newcastle An Amaziing Club

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Bassong had another sterling game on Sunday alongside Coloccini, and just how good this boy can become is a very good question, as he's looked just terrific over the last several games, and seems to have a great temperament too. Seb Bassong - has been great in Newcastle defense this season Seb talked today and seems happy [.

Owen Decision Delayed - Here Comes Another Soap Opera

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We have heard the news today that Michael Owen will not make a decision on his Newcastle United contract, until the end of the season, and to us, that's his worst possible decision, at least as far as the club is concerned. Kinnear - still confident - but Owen will leave - if he gets better [...]

Ashley Likely To Be Staying At Newcastle

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Joe Kinnear has hinted more than once recently that Mike Ashley could well remain in charge of the Newcastle United  club, simply because he will not be able to sell the club any time soon. Mike Ashley - he can learn from his mistakes Add to that the success that Joe has had recently at Newcastle, and [.

Martins Could Be Fit For Liverpool Game

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Oba Martins will miss the game on Friday against Wigan at the JJB Stadium, but Joe Kinnear is hoping he will make the Liverpool game at St. James' Park next Sunday (12 noon KO time), in our final game of the year. Oba Martins - could be ready for Liverpool game Kinnear said after the match: "Oba will [.

Joey Barton Leaving Newcastle? - Not Likely

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The Sunday Mirror reported more nonsense yesterday on Newcastle United, so we suppose we should be used to it by now. Joey Barton - not leaving Newcastle They reported that Newcastle's Board will try to offload Joey Barton in the summer, in order to try to recoup the £5.8M they paid Manchester City for the player eighteen [.

Viduka Wants One More Year At Newcastle - If He Can Get It

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Joe Kinnear was told when he came to Newcastle United that the word on Mark Viduka was that he would retire next summer. Mark Viduka - would like another year at Newcastle - if he can get it And it seems like Joe has got that in the back of his mind, as no contract extension [...]

Jonas Gutierrez Wants To Win Every Game - Good

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Jonas Gutierrez is one of the buys of the season for Newcastle United and he looks like a top top player, and how we actually got himn remains a bit of a mystery, but if we cannot other bargain buys like Jonas next month, we'll be doing just fine. Jonas Gutierrez - another top performance yesterday Jonas [.

Duff Only Came On To Shore Things Up - Then Hits Winner

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The Irishman was only on the field for two minutes of regular time yesterday, yet Damien Duff has captured all the headlines today, as he hit the winner on 90 minutes, with only his 3rd goal for the club, but what a vital goal it was. Damien Duff - watches ball slot home - then he's [...]

Me And Duffer Have Been Doing That In Training - Viduka

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It turns out that Mark Viduka and Damien Duff's skillful match-winning link up against Spurs yesterday, came as little surprise to the two Newcastle players, since they have been practicing it all last week. Mark Viduka - practiced the winning play with Duff all last week The Aussie striker produced another one of his wonderful flicks on [.

Kinnear Has Fully Earned The Accolades He’s Receiving

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Joe Kinnear has taken a side completely devoid of confidence and in the dumps after 5 successive defeats, when he took over at the end of September, and transformed them into a very good side indeed, with team work and spirit now in abundance, and he's done all that in a short 12 weeks. Joe Kinnear [.

Damien Duff’s Electric Legs Won It For Us

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Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear has rightly said that his side were overdue a change in fortune after Damien Duff's 90th minute goal gave the Magpies a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park yesterday in front of 48,000 screaming Geordies, who stayed to applaud both sides off the field at the end of [.

Kinnear Rightly Proud Of His Record At Newcastle

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If Newcastle fans go over the top this week, and act a little daft, there are at least three good reasons for that. Joe Kinnear - yes - another 3 points Here are three of the reasons: Newcastle played some terrific football yesterday, as did Spurs, for a memorable game that saw both teams attacking each other to [.

Five Top Players In January Should Do It

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A tremendous performance from the lads yesterday, and that should act as a spur to Mike Ashley and Dennis Wise, to go ahead and support Joe in bringing the players he wants into the club next month. Duff - rightly goes berserk after scoring great goal yesterday The four players we brought in during the summer, Bassong, [.

Kinnear So Pleased With His Wingers

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After watching the game again last night, what was clear was that it was played by two sides, approaching their best form and with players brimming with confidence, after both teams have dragged themselves away from the bottom of the league, and gone on good runs. Damien Duff - cameo appearance but he got the winner!

Kinnear - I’m Very Proud To Be At Newcastle

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If there a daft story in the papers it must be Sunday. Joe Kinnear - laughs off reports he is interested in Sunderland job And that has been true today again as Joe Kinnear has just laughed off stories that he has applied for the Sunderland job. Joe Kinnear watched his Newcastle United side extend their unbeaten run [.

Kinnear Expects Owen Decision in Three or Four Days

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There have been recent mischievous reports in the gossip papers that Michael Owen will wait until January, so he can talk to other clubs, to see what contract offers he may get. Michael Owen - Joe expects decision in 3 or 4 days But we don't think that's what Michael wants to do, or will do, and [.

Newcastle A Little Lucky - But We’ll Take It

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In our last two home games Newcastle United have thrown away a win each time, by letting in the equalizer in the 90th minute – in the games against Wigan and Stoke City, two games we should have won. Duff - ecstatic after scoring Newcastle winner this afternoon It was all a little different this afternoon, in [.

Kinnear Absolutely Delighted - Harry Desperately Disappointed

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Joe Kinnear, as we may have expected, was absolutely delighted with getting all 3 points against Spurs at St. James' Park this afternoon. Damien Duff slots home the winner on 90 minutes Joe Kinnear told Sky Sports after the game: "I'm delighted because we've suffered the opposite in the last two home games.

FT: Newcastle 2 Tottenham 1: Merry Xmas!

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Newcastle had dropped 4 points in their last two home games by conceding 90th minute equalizers on both occasions. But these things have a tendency to level themselves out over a season, and today Damien Duff came on as a sub and just two minutes later engineered and scored the last minute winner to [.

HT: Newcastle 1 Tottenham 1 - Magpies Give Up Lead Again

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Although Newcastle got off to a good start this afternoon with a goal by Charles N'Zogbia after just 11 minutes, Spurs were all square after 28 minutes when Luka Modric raced through and slotted past keeper Shay Given, and the score remained at 1-1 at half time. So once again the Newcastle defense is unable [.

Ameobi Starts For Martins Today

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As expected Oba Martins misses out for Newcastle, because of the groin injury he picked up last week during last Sunday's 3-0 win at Portsmouth. And Joe has decided to bring in local lad Shola Ameobi, who is just one goal short of 50 for the Magpies. Otherwise the side in unchanged from last week, and [.

Kinnear - Ashley Wants To Start Rebuilding Newcastle Club

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Joe Kinnear has talked to the Mirror today and has we think tested the water by saying he thinks Mike Ashley will stay as the owner of Newcastle United, beyond this season. Joe Kinnear - Mike wants to start rebuilding the club Kinnear told the Sunday Mirror today: "He wants to get back on the scene and rebuild [.

Newcastle Reported After French 18 Year-Old Wonder Kid

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It's Sunday again and it's 10 days to the opening of the January transfer window so we would expect Newcastle United to be linked with some new players today, and we're not disappointed. Mamadouu Sakho - 18 year old star defender with strange haircut The People says that Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear is after Paris St Germain's [.

Nicky Butt Knew Keane Was In Trouble At Sunderland

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Nicky Butt has revealed today that he knew Roy Keane at the end was not a happy man at Sunderland. Nicky Butt - wants to end career at Newcastle United Nicky told The News Of The World today: "I really can't understand why a club go in one direction and then do a total U-turn in such a [...]

Kinnear To Sunderland ? - Not Likely!

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There is news in the Sunday Express today that Joe Kinnear may be interested in taking the Sunderland job, if he was offered it. Joe Kinnear - interested in Sunderland job? But we don't think that will ever happen, although you cannot blame Joe for trying to secure a long term deal for himself, and it seems [.

Guthrie Could Be Gem Of A Player For Newcastle

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Our 21 year old up and coming midfielder Danny Guthrie has talked today about his football heroes when he was growing up, and he hopes to emulate them, and maybe that could come sooner than he ever though possible. Danny Guthrie - made excellent start to Newcastle career Danny Guthrie said today: "When I was growing up, the [.

Kinnear Born And Bred On Good Football

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Joe Kinnear has today given another good interview with the Shields Gazette, and he has assured Newcastle fans that when the team play at home they will go all out, or as Joe puts it - gung ho for the win. Joe Kinnear - Newcastle will play gung ho at St. James' Park That sounds good, especially [..

Sunderland Win Again To Go Above Newcastle

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After today's games Newcastle are in 15th position in the league, dropping one place, with of all clubs, Sunderland having moved above us.   Phil Brown - Hull have 7 points from last 9 league games Sunderland had a terrific 4-1 victory at Hull City, with three goals in the last 12 minutes, to record their [.

Newcastle vs Tottenham - Match Preview

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We have a feeling that our game tomorrow against Tottenham could be a crucial game for the club, because if we win it, we'll have got 10 points from our last six games, and not only will that take us up the league, but it will do the players a world of good for [...]

Gutierrez Still Has Feet Firmly On The Ground

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Have you noticed how upbeat the players and Joe, and everybody connected with Newcastle United have been this week? It's frightening. Jonas Gutierrez - loves playing ion front of fans at St. James' Park Anyway, we'll probably been mentioning that in our preview for tomorrow's game, which we'll bring out later today, and it's frightening only because we [.

Habib Beye - We Want More Clean Sheets

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One of our four stalwarts in defense recently has been Senegal International Habib Beye, the former Marseilles captain. Habib Beye - wants more clean sheets Habib told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle: "It was important for us to keep the clean sheet. We kept clean sheets against Middlesbrough and Chelsea and then we conceded two goals against Stoke City.

N’Zogbia Wants To Send Fans Home Happy Tomorrow

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We have to admit to being pleasantly surprised by the recent interviews given by our young French winger, Charles N'Zogbia, since he's been very upbeat about most things at the club, which is nice to hear in these still difficult times. Charles N'Zogbia - we want to get 3 points for fans tomorrow Charles has given another [.

RedKnapp Reveals He Was All Set To Join Newcastle

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Spurs new boss Harry Redknapp has today revealed on a Friday last January (January 11th) when news of his move to Newcastle was all over the media, he said he had decided to take up the challenge at Newcastle United Football Club. Harry Redknapp - all set to become Newcastle manager in January Redknapp came close to [.

RedKnapp Thinks Owen Will Sign For Newcastle

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Harry Redknapp is giving some very interesting interviews before our game with Spurs at St. James' Park tomorrow, and today he has said he thinks Michael Owen will sign for Newcastle United, rather than test the water in the January transfer window, when he would be able to talk to other interested clubs, one of [.

Money Rejects Swindon To Stay At Newcastle United

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We're really not very sure what the situation is with our Academy Director Richard Money, but there are reports today that he has turned down the manager job at Swindon Town to stay on Tyneside. Richard Money - looks to be staying at Newcastle There had even been rumors on Thursday that he was about to take [.

Kinnear And Hughton Had 31 Years At Tottenham

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Newcastle have a Tottenham influence in their coaching since Joe Kinnear and Hughton spent 31 years at Tottenham Hotspur – as players including 14 years Chris had there as coach. Chris Hughton and Joe Kinnear - 31 years at Tottenham And the influence of Spurs' greatest manager, Bill Nicholson, formed a lasting impression on the young Kinnear, [.

Kinnear - Difference Between Capello And Me Is £5M

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Joe Kinnear was asked today about the comparison Newcastle owner Mike Ashley made this week, when Mike came out and said Joe was his hero, and that that he thought he was better than England manager Fabio Capello. Capello and Kinnear - the difference between them is £5M    And what did Joe say about that [.

Shay Given Not Used To Good Defense In Front Of Him

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Shay Given is witnessing Joe Kinnear and Chris Hughton put together an excellent defense in front of the Irishman, and this must be coming as some kind of shock to the brilliant goalkeeper, who has never been so well protected in his time on Tyneside. Shay Given - this is all so puzzling to Shay Shay talked [.

Joey Barton Could Be Out Until March

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Joe Kinnear has come out today with the rather surprising news that Joey Barton could well be out injured until March. Joey Barton - out until Match? Joe will need to scour Europe and even down in the Championship League for players who are good enough to play in the center of the park for Newcastle, and [.

Kinnear Will Continue Newcastle’s Attacking Ways

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Joe Kinnear has always attacked the opposition at home, and while he has been a little more cautious away from Tyneside, the lads are nearly always going for the win in the second half, even when they're not at St. James' Park. Joe Kinnear - taking the training at Newcastle Joe promises to have the lads attacking [.

Would Kinnear Be Interested In Jimmy Bullard?

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Fulham manager Roy Hodgson was interviewed on Sky Sports today, and said there is a possibility Jimmy Bullard could be allowed to move on in January, if a club meets the fee they want for the player. Jimmy Bullard - available in January for the right fee Jimmy's contract runs out in the summer and he's resisted [.

Newcastle United Win Performance Of The Week Award

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Newcastle United have been awarded the F and C Investments Performance of the week award, for their victory on the south coast against Portsmouth last Sunday. Kinnear - first award as Newcastle manager - cheer up Joe - it's good!   The League Managers Association's (LMA) five-man panel of chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Joe [.

Joe Kinnear Should Be Given Newcastle Job Long Term

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Harry Redknapp has today praised Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear, and said that he should be given the Newcastle job for the long term, simply because he's done so well in the last 3 months. Joe Kinnear - should be given Newcastle job long term Kinnear, the former Wimbledon boss, was criticized unceasingly by the gossip press when [.

Danny Guthrie Is Living A Dream At Newcastle United

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Danny Guthrie admits he is enjoying his time on Tyneside, and loving it every time he plays alongside Nicky Butt, in the middle of Newcastle's midfield. Danny Guthrie is living  a dream at Newcastle Guthrie has come on well since he arrived at Newcastle in the summer, and he seems a top player in the making, when [.

Redknapp Has Injury Problems For Newcastle Game

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Newcastle United will have a wonderful chance to get two wins in a row against Spurs on Sunday afternoon, as we learn today that Harry Redknapp has massive injury problems for Sunday's game at St. James' Park. Harry Redknapp - has injury headaches for Sunday's game And it's hardly what Harry Redknapp wanted on his first visit [.

Kinnear - We Can’t Wait For Spurs On Sunday

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The bad news is that we are just one point out of 3rd bottom place in the league table, and the good news is that we are 4 points out of 8th place. Joe Kinnear is looking forward to Spurs game on Sunday So when owner Mike Ashley says he expects Joe to lead Newcastle into Europe [...]

Martins To Have Late Fitness Test Saturday

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Joe Kinnear has only one worry for Sunday, and that's he fitness of Obafemi Martins, who came off at Fratton Park with groin trouble after scoring the vital second goal. Oba Martins - has small chance to start on Sunday Rather surprisingly, Newcastle have won their last five League meetings with Spurs, scoring at least three goals [.

Kinnear - We Have Score To Settle With Spurs

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Joe is confident about getting a win against Spurs on Sunday, but rightly, he's taking nothing for granted, and that's a good ploy with Newcastle United. Joe Kinnear will take nothing for granted on Sunday Joe talked today about Sunday's game: "It will be in front of a packed house, and everybody is looking forward to the game.

Joe Kinnear thinks that if Michael Owen stays at Newcastle United, he will soon

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Joe Kinnear thinks that if Michael Owen stays at Newcastle United, he will soon be back in the England side, because Joe thinks Fabio Capello has only watched Owen when he has been returning from injury, and was never at his best. Joe with Michael - a good pair for Newcastle Kinnear thinks signing long term for [.

Signing Owen Will Help Kinnear In Transfer Market

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If Michael Owen signs along the dotted line for Newcastle United this week, it will only help Joe Kinnear in his quest to bring quality player to Newcastle United in January. Joe Kinnear - praying that Michael will sign If Michael signs, you can be assured the news will be all over the world, and that can [.

Seb Basssong Is One Of Newcastle’s Best Players

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Joe Kinnear has talked today about 22 year-old Sebastien Bassong, who has been a revelation at the center of Newcastle's defense in our 5 game unbeaten run. Sebastien Bassong - a revelation in Newcastle defense Newcastle manager Joe talked about Seb today: "He has probably been our biggest plus, Sebastien, since I put him in there," "I was [.

Will Newcastle Have Big Let Down Against Spurs On Sunday?

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This has been a good week so far for Newcastle United fans, and could get even better if we can get our four players who have been offered new contracts - Michael Owen, Shola Ameobi, Nicky Butt and Steve Harper - to sign their new contracts before Sunday. Joe Kinnear - must have players mentally ready [.

Newcastle United To Host Blyth Spartans At Sunday’s Game

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For those fans around the world who are not aware of the geography surrounding Newcastle, Blyth is a beautiful little place about 14 miles up (north) the North Sea coast from Newcastle Upon Tyne, and Blyth Spartans is their rather famous football club. Harry Dunn - Blyth Spartans' manager Newcastle United fans will get the chance [.

Gurterrez - Owen Is One Of The Best Players In The World

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Jonas Gurierrz has added his voice to the many who want Michael Owen to sign a new contract at Newcastle  United, and we think it's likely Michael will do that before our game against Spurs on Sunday. Jonas Gutierrez - wants Michael Owen to stay on Tyneside The Argentine, whom Newcastle signed from Real Mallorca in the [.

Owen Could Spend Rest Of His Career At Newcastle - Kinnear

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Joe Kinnear is confident Michael Owen will sign for Newcastle, within the next few days, and if that happens it will be a massive success for Newcastle United Football Club. Michael Owen - could spend rest of his career at Newcastle Joe talked about the Michael: "I spoke to Michael on Tuesday for about an hour-and-a-half," "He was [.

Mike Ashley May Keep Newcastle United

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Mike Ashley has admitted he may be forced to keep Newcastle United beyond the end of the season - and may even stay on permanently. Mike Ashley - may keep Newcastle United Football Club Mike has made a genuine attempt to sell the club, during probably the very worst time he could have chosen, with the worldwide [.

Portsmouth Our Best Win Of The Season

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Chris Hughton, who seems to be doing a stellar job in backing up new boss Joe Kinnear, has said the Portsmouth win was our best of the season, and we don't disagree with that assessment. Chris Hughton - working with Joe Kinnear Chris talked today about the win last Sunday: "The way the league is at the moment, [.

Richard Money Could Be New Swindon Manager

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Newcastle United Academy Director Richard Money could be leaving Newcastle  as the new  manager of Swindon Town in the very near future. Richard Money - new Swindon manager? There have been rumors that Money has been linked with the job at the Division One club for a good few days now,  and some of our readers are [.

Kinnear Also Looking In Championship For Players

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Joe Kinnear has again talked to Mike Ashley to discuss which players he is allowed to bid for next month. John Joe O'Toole - 20 year old Watford central midfielder Wolves star Michael Kightly and Watford's John Joe O'Toole are two players that have been scouted by Dennis Wise this season. Kinnear talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle [.

Everybody at Newcastle Wants Michael To Stay - Ashley

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Mike Ashley has started to talk again to the press, and he gave an interview today to The Sun, following the piece he had in The News Of The World last Sunday. Joe Kinnear - Ashley has total faith in his new manager - my hero! The Newcastle fans are getting some idea of what Mike wants [...]

Kinnear Now Optimistic About Keeping Michael Owen

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Joe Kinnear has today said he is now quite optimistic about the chances of the club persuading Michael Owen to stay at Newcastle United - and that has to be good news. Newcastle manager and captain - staying together? Joe apparently spent more than an hour discussing the three-year deal for his captain at the club's training [.

Ashley’s Sports Direct International Exceeds Expectations

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Good news today for Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley's Sports Direct International sportswear empire, as the company has exceeded expectations with earnings up more than 7% to £89.9M in the 26 weeks to October 26th. Mike Ashley - Sports Direct International exceeds expectations Sports Direct expects to earn £135M for the full fiscal year, as [.

Viduka, Cacapa and Edgar Likely To Leave Newcastle

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Joe Kinnear has said today that Mark Viduka is yet to be offered a new contract at Newcastle United, and we don't think he will be offered one. Mark Viduka - out of contract in June Mark Viduka signed from Middlesbrough for two years in the summer of 2007, with the option for a third season, but [..

Ashley - Joe Kinnear Will Take Us Into Europe

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Newcastle's owner Mike Ashley has again insisted that manager Joe Kinnear will have the freedom, in next month's transfer window, to bring in whatever players he wants. Mike Ashley -  Joe will get money and it's up to him who he brings in That's the good news today, and Kevin Keegan claimed he was never afforded that [.

Oba Wants More Wins For Newcastle

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Oba Martins hurt his groin as he stabbed the ball past David James, with his right foot last Sunday for Newcastle's vital second goal. Oba Martins - next few games will be wins hopefully And it looks like Oba will miss out over the festive period as he tries to recover and get back to full fitness. But [.

Carroll Hits Hat-Trick As Reserves Score Six

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Newcastle Reserves, who are really a collection of our best youngsters, scored a stunning six goals in the second half at Brunton Park last night, after being a goal behind at the interval.  Carlisle didn't know what hit them. Andrew Carroll - second half hat trick last night The average age of the side was around 18, [.

Guthrie - Michael Owen Is Masssive To Newcastle

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Danny Guthrie is just one Newcastle player who thinks it is vital for the club to retain the services of captain Michael Owen. Michael Owen - yesterday, visiting children's ward at the RVI Danny said today: "He is massive - you saw that at the weekend (against Portsmouth). One chance, one goal. You need those players,"  "We [.

Former Newcastle Manager Appointed At Blackburn

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Former Newcastle United manager Sam Allardyce, who was manager for a short 8 months, has been announced as the new boss of Blackburn Rovers Football Club. Sam Allardyce - new manager at Blackburn Rovers The Lancashire club moved quickly, as they said they would, after sacking Paul Ince yesterday and have given the former Bolton and newcastle [.

Viduka Welcomes Competition For Places at Newcastle

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With Oba Martins out for the Christmas fixtures, because of the groin injury he picked up while scoring Newcastle's second goal on Sunday (it was worth it Oba!), that should give Australian striker Mark Viduka a good chance of getting into the starting eleven, and start scoring goals again for the Magpies.

Newcastle Fans Out In Force On Boxing Day

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Not surprisingly the Toon Army has already snapped up all available 5,000 tickets for the Boxing Day game at Wigan Athletic next week. Newcastle fans - out in force on Boxing Day We had the exact same fixture last year, and were beaten 1-0, in what was one of the worst performances seen from a Newcastle side [.

Owen Angrily Denies He’s Turned Down Magpies Contract

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Michael Owen has today angrily denied a Daily Mail report he has already decided to turn down his new Newcastle United contract. We said earlier this morning not to take any notice of that report, and it just shows there is not much ethics in the way the gossip papers report football news. Michale Owen - rightly [.

Bobby Moncur Impressed With New Newcastle Defense

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Newcastle legend and former Newcastle captain and center-back Bobby Moncur knows a little about defending, especially in central defense. Steven Taylor - with captain Michael Owen Bobby Moncur talked today in his regular Newcastle Evening Chronicle weekly gig, and he has been very impressed with the Newcastle United defense recently: Bobby told the Evening Chronicle today: "Not so long [.

Mike Ashley Forced To Make Plans For Next Season

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After the Newcastle board blow-up with Kevin Keegan, Mike Ashley made a concentrated effort to sell the Newcastle United club. Mike Ashley - during better times at St James' Park But Mike was hampered greatly by the worst ever financial collapse of world financial markets, and it was hardly easy to sell a club for around £250M [.

José Enrique - Joe Kinnear Has Helped Us Improve

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Many Newcastle fans may be surprised at this story, and what Jose Enrique has to say today, since Joe Kinnear is looking to bring in another left back as his top priority in the January transfer window. Jose Enrique -  Kinnear has helped us all improve We've all seen a marked improvement in José's performances as he [.

Newcastle Fans Out In Force On Boxing Day

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Not surprisingly the Toon Army has already snapped up all available 5,000 tickets for the Boxing Day game at Wigan Athletic next week. Newcastle fans - out in force on Boxing Day We had the exact same fixture last year, and were beaten 1-0, in what was one of the worst performances seen from a Newcastle side [.

Don’t Believe Too Much On Owen Contract Talks’ Reports

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There are lots of rumors today about what happened at the meeting yesterday between Newcastle officials, including manager Joe Kinnear, and Michael Owen's representatives, to discuss Michael's new contract. Michael Owen - don't believe too much on contract talk reports Most of these reports will just be pure conjecture, so we should take them all with a [.

Owen Turns Down Newcastle - We Don’t Believe It

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The news is dominated by the Michael Owen contract talks, and we expected today to get some reports that Michael Owen has rejected Newcastle's contract offer, and we have not been disappointed, as the Daily Mail took the bait. Joe Kinnear - will "fight like hell" to keep Michael at Newcastle Bad news is good news for [.

Blyth Spartans Last Minute Winner Takes Them Through

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Blyth Spartans are through to the 3rd round of the FA Cup as they got a last minute winner against Bournemouth and won the game 1-0 last night at Croft Park. Ged Dalton - last minute goal-scorer - bring on Blackburn! The heroes from Blyth now meet premier club Blackburn in a home tie in the 3rd [..

Nicky Butt Wants To Finnish Career At Newcastle

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Nicky Butt is one of four players that Newcastle United will offer new contracts to this week. Nicky Butt - his experience will be invaluable for Newcastle And from the comments he has made today, it's very likely Nicky Butt will sign along that dotted line, and sooner rather than later. Nicky told Sky Sports News today: "My feeling [.

Sissoko - Newcastle Big Club With Best Fans In England

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Moussa Sissoko has commented today on his link in the press with a potential move to Newcastle United, and what does he know about Newcastle "They are a big club with the best fans in England." So this boy isn't just a good footballer but also very intelligent and well informed - obviously.   Moussa [.

Please Support Newcastle Fan’s Run Across America

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We reported recently on Newcastle fan Mark Allison's ambitious run, set for 2011, from California to New York, a total of 3100 miles, in aid of charity. Mark Allison - shown in August, 2007 with then Chairman Chris Mort Chris ran 874 miles from John O' Groats to Lands End in the summer of 2007 Now for 3100 miles [.

Newcastle United Blog Teams With Natajak

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We have received lots of requests to improve our services for mobile users, and we have now teamed with Natajak, so that readers who want The Newcastle United Blog on their mobile phones and devices, can now get quality streaming of the blog content. You can now get NUFCBlog news and views, plus scores, sports news [.

Newcastle’s Coloccini - I Am Learning All The Time

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Fabricio Coloccini is becoming a big favorite with Newcastle fans because of his professional performances at Newcastle since he joined from Deportivo for £10M in the summer. Fabricio Coloccini - learning all the time at Newcastle He has formed good partnerships with both 22 year-old Steven Taylor, and now with 22 year-old Sebastien Bassong, who has looked [.

Leighton Baines Is Likely Kinnear Target

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Joe Kinnear wants to bring in another left back to give some competition to improving Newcastle left-back Jose Enrique, who probably had his best game for Newcastle this season at Portsmouth on Sunday. Leighton Baines - would be excellent acquisition for Newcastle Jose made Oba's goal in the 78th minute and in the first half stormed through [.

Aiden McGeady Bust Up With Strachan at Celtic

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There is news today that Celtic winger Aiden McGeady has been involved in a major bust-up with club manager Gordon Strachan over the weekend. Aiden Mcgeady - bust up with Gordon Strachan? Reports this morning suggest that promising Celtic winger McGeady had been involved in a heated dressing room argument with Celtic manager Gordon Strachan after Saturday's [.

Oba Martins Has Injured Groin

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Oba Martins looked in a little pain after he scored Newcastle's second goal on Sunday, and of course he didn't do his customary somersault, which is always worrying.   Oba Martins - injured his groin scoring on Sunday It turns out that Oba has pulled his groin, and the club doesn't know exactly the extent of [.

The Zog So Upbeat About Newcastle

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The Zog (Charles N'Zogbia) doesn't give many interviews, but he has today talked at length with the Evening Chronicle, and the one thing that stands out in the interview, is that Charles seems so upbeat about things at the club. Charles N'Zogbia - positive interview In a rare and candid interview, N'Zogbia told the Evening Chronicle today: [.

Owen Confident Newcastle Will Move Up League Table

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Today is a key day for Joe Kinnear and the Newcastle fans, as Joe will meet with Owen and his representatives to discuss the new contract offer, Newcastle have put on the table to their captain. Michael Owen - we think he'll sign new contract at Newcastle It's unlikely to be as lucrative as the last one, [.

Expect Butt, Harper and Ameobi To Sign This Week

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As we said yesterday, this is the week the Newcastle Board have selected to try to get the players signed up whose contracts run out at the end of the season. Nicky Butt - expected to sign one year extension this week We have 7 players whose contracts run out and it looks like four will be [...]

Happy Newcastle Dessing Room After Game - Owen

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Michael Owen seemed happy to get all 3 points on Sunday, and said the Newcastle dressing room was a happy one after the game against Portsmouth, with Newcastle players punching the air. Michael Owen - happy dressing room after game Michael told nufcTV today: "Points wise the win at Portsmouth lifted us a few places.

Newcastle Need To Keep Winning Against Tottenham

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We hadn't won away all season and only once this year, at Tottenham in Marc(4-1 win), before Sunday's terrific performance from the lads at Portsmouth. Shay Given - hopes our good form will continue And we also haven't won at home since early November, when we gave probably our best home display of the season, in beating [.

Guthrie First Training Session Was Saturday

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It turns out that Danny Guthrie had his very first training session last week, only last Saturday, the day before our game yesterday. Danny Guthrie - great game yesterday So it was more touch and go for the game than we had realized, but young Danny is a naturally fit player, and he showed that yesterday, with [.

Joe Kinnear So Pleased With A Win

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A very good interview today that Joe Kinnear gives to the Shields Gazette, as the manager talks about yesterday's game at Fratton Park, and how pleased he was to get a win again. Shay Given - brilliant stop in 30th minute kept us in game Joe talked to the Shields Gazette today: "It was about time – I've [.

Kinnear Hopes To Sign Owen, Harper, Butt and Ameobi

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News is coming through today, that this week will be a big week for the Newcastle club, in that new contract offers are being extended to Michael Owen, Nicky Butt, Shola Ameobi and Steve Harper. Steve Harper with Shay - the best Reserve keeper in Premier League And if Joe can get the deals all signed this [.

Capello Says Owen And Milner Will Get Chance

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Fabio Capello has been kept informed as to Michael Owen's progress this season, and the England manager has refused to rule out the possibility of Owen returning to the England squad in the near future. James Milner - will get chance for England It seems that Capello will only pick players for the squad who are 100% [.

Will Michael Owen Stay At Newcastle?

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Michael Owen again showed his quality yesterday by getting the all important first goal with a nice finish from another wonderful through ball by Argentine Jonas Gutierrez. Michael Owen - after scoring Newcastle's vital first goal yesterday It looks like this week is contract signing week at Newcastle United and we expect Nicky Butt, Steve Harper and [.

Breaking News - Owen Offered New Contract at Newcastle

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As expected, Newcastle United have formally offered a new contract to striker Michael Owen this morning, and our information is that they will then meet with Michael and his agents tomorrow, to go through the contract details with them. Michael Owen - after scoring yesterday's vital first goal The England striker, who turned 29 on Saturday, [.

Newcastle’s Subs Bench To Get Even Stronger

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Joe Kinnear was finally able to name a subs bench of Steve Harper, Steven Taylor, Claudio Cacapa, Geremi, Damien Duff, Mark Viduka and Shola Ameobi at Fratton Park yesterday, as the competition for places heats up at Newcastle United. Joe Kinnear - increaased competition for places at Newcastle Joe said after the game yesterday: "There's no doubt that [.

Portsmouth 0 Newcastle 3 - Goals Video

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Portsmouth 0 Newcastle 3 - Goal Highlights This is the best I could find - and at least it shows the 3 Newcastle goals.

Danny Guthrie - What A Buy For Newcastle

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Danny Guthrie had a good game for Newcastle yesterday, scoring his first goal for the club in competitive play, as he buzzed around midfield, hardly ever giving the ball away, and he was one reason the lads came good in the second half. Danny Guthrie - great game yesterday - what a buy this boy has [.

Newcastle Did Everything Kinnear Asked For Yesterday

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Joe Kinnear will be hoping that Newcastle United can extend their unbeaten Premier League run to six games against Tottenham Hotspur next Sunday, but what we need is wins, since draws don't move us up that league table. Joe Kinnear - must have had great satisfaction yesterday Newcastle climbed 4 places up the table from 18th to [.

Kinnear’s Emphasis On Defense Paying Off

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We remember well when Newcastle conceded a goal in the first half against Blackburn Rovers, in the first half of the first game Joe Kinnear watched at St. James' Park, when he had his head in his hands at the inept defending of Newcastle. Joe Kinnear - has improved the Newcastle defense immeasurably But how that has [.

Joe Talks About Owen - Praises Newcastle Supporters

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Joe Kinnear will be meeting with his captain, Michael Owen, on Tuesday, to discuss the new contract Newcastle are to offer the England striker. Michael Owen - to meet on contract this Tuesday And it is clear that Joe Kinnear, the interim manager and now manger for the remainder of the season, wants Michael Owen to stay [.

Kinnear Praise For Coloccini and Bassong

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Joe Kinnear has rightly praised the heart of the Newcastle defense, where both Fabricio Coloccini and Sebastien Bassong had very good games this afternoon. Bassong - yet another solid game from the young Frenchman It was almost as if the defense went out of it's way today to get that clean sheet we had hoped for last [.

Joe Kinnear - We Played Exceptionally Well

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After Danny Guthrie's goal on 89 minutes and at the end of the game today Joe Kinnear looked more than pleased and we would have taken 4 points from our last two games if offered to us. Joe Kinnear - yes - 3 points!! We'd have thought we'd get 3 points at home against Stoke City and [...]

When Newcastle Speak To Me - I’ll Have More News - Owen

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Michael Owen said after the game today that he had nothing to say about his contract at Newcastle, simply because Newcastle have not yet talked to him about a new contract. That meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday. Michael Owen - scores Newcastle's first goal on his birthday Michael talked to Sky Sports after today's game [.

HT: Portsmouth 0 Newcastle 0 - No Magpies Penetration

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The break came with Portsmouth and Newcastle still in a stalemate but with the home side having done more of the attacking and having the better chances, although a great left-foot swerving shot from Martins from 30 yards out, hit James' left hand post after 20 minutes. The Newcastle side were playing quite well but there [.

FT: Portsmouth 0 Newcastle 3 - Magpies Get Job Done

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Goals change games and a goal by Michael Owen changed this game dramatically and Newcastle ran out comfortable 3-0 winners at the end, and kept their 3rd away clean sheet in a row for the first time in 11 years. This is exactly what the fans wanted to see after a rather deliberate first half in [...

Patient Newcastle Get Just Rewards In Second Half

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This was a classic case of Newcastle holding on in the first half, hoping that better things would happen in the final 45 minutes. Michael Owen - celebrating his birthday goal with Danny Guthrie The first 15 minutes was almost all Portsmouth and Newcastle were finding it hard to get into the game, but Joe Kinnear and [.

HT: Portsmouth 0 Newcastle 0 - No Magpies Penetration

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The break came in with Portsmouth and Newcastle still in a stalemate but with the home side having done more of the attacking and having the better chances, although a great left-foot swerving shot from Martins from 30 yards out, hit James' left hand post after 20 minutes. The Newcastle side were playing quite well but [.

Butt And Guthrie Start For Newcastle

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Both Nicky Butt and Danny Guthrie have passed fitness tests and start in the middle of the field for Newcastle today at Fratton Park. As expected the defense is unchanged with Bassong holding his place alongside Coloccini and Steven Taylor is again on the bench. Ameobi passed a fitness test yesterday and takes his place on the [.

Zog Deserves More Playing Time Under Kinnear

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Joe Kinnear seems to think he has a bit of a dilemma with Charles N'Zobia, because for all his skills and ability, Joe has not been able to give him much playing time at Newcastle, until now. Charles N'Zogbia - good player - deserves more playing time Kinnear said today: "Charles has got all the ability in the [.

Kinnear Makes Bid For Left Back In England

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Joe Kinnear is absolutely determined to improve the Newcastle squad in January, and quite honestly we cannot wait to see who Joe brings in - quality we hope. Joe Kinnear - has already bid for left back in England Joe said today: "Mike Ashley will be looking to get his money back when he sells, that is about [.

I Had Fantastic Year Owning A Fantastic Club - Ashley

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Mike Ashley has talked to the News Of The World (NOYW) today so we get some idea of what he's thinking these days. Mike Ashley - I've made mistakes but no regerts on buying Newcastle Mike told the NOTW today: "I've made mistakes, sure," "But do I regret buying Newcastle? Absolutely not." "I had a fantastic year owning [.

Trophy Signings Were Never Going To Be Mike’s Way

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Mike Ashley has come out and talked to the News Of The World today and talked about what his overall transfer strategy was at the club. Mike Ashley - wanted concentration on youth and scouting But big-name signings were never going to be part of Ashley's plan for Newcastle, or trophy signings as Chris Mort referred to [.

Portsmouth vs Newcastle - Match Preview

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It's about time we had our first away win of the season, and that's exactly what we'll be looking for today at Fratton Park. We hope that Joe Kinnear has a game plan to attack Portsmouth on the south coast this afternoon, because we are now back to 3rd bottom of the league, two points behind [...]

MyPompey Web Site Answers NUFCBLOG Questions

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We've exchanged questions and answers with the myPompey.com fans' web site in the last day or two, about tomorrow's game on the south coast. Below are the questions from our Newcastle United Blog and the answers we received from the lads at MyPompey.com. If you'd like to see the questions we got and the answers we gave [.

Michael Owen Contract Decision This Tuesday?

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There seems to be lots of news today surrounding Michael Owen and his contract at Newcastle, with the transfer window in January fast approaching. Mainly because Joe Kinnear has talked a lot about Michael's situation. Newcastle Manager and captain together Let's say one thing right now, that if Joe can get Michael Owen to sign before the [.

Upson To Newcastle? - Not Likely

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There are some reports surfacing today that Joe Kinnear wants to make West Ham's Matthew Upson, his first signing at Newcastle United. Matthew Upson to Newcastle - very unlikely While it is true that Newcastle have fancied Upson for some time now, and when he's played for the England side recently he's looked a good player, center-back [.

Newcastle Just Need Rub Of The Green - Tony Adams

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Some good words about Newcastle United Football club and since it's not from Joe Kinnear or The Newcastle United Blog, we thought we'd better publish it – quickly. Tony Adams - Newcastle need rub of the green Tony Adams has said that he believes Joe Kinnear's style of football can help Newcastle United force their way into [.

Does Michael Owen Have Any Loyalty Towards Newcastle?

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The way Joe Kinnear has been talking about the Newcastle captain these last couple of days, it would appear that Michael Owen is already half way out of the door at Newcastle. Michael Owen - training with other departed star James Milner Joe has said that Michael's agent has received lots of enquiries about the Engl;and striker, [.

Kinnear Convinced Ashley He Must Strengthen In January

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It seems that Joe Kinnear will settle just to keep Newcastle in the Premier league this season, and that's one reason the January transfer window is so important ot the Tyneside club this season. Mike Ashley - persuaded to strengthen side in January Joe was asked if he thought he would have done the job if he [.

It’s Looking Like Owen Will Leave On Free in Summer

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Even more gloomy words today on the chances of Michael Owen signing a new contract on Tyneside. Michael Owen - looks like he will leave in summer It appears that Michael Owen's agent has had a flood of enquiries about the player, before the January transfer window. Joe Kinnear said today: "Michael's got to consider the offer," "I'm [.

Kinnear Now Hoping To Sign Five Players In January

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Joe Kinnear is now planning to bring five new players into the club in the January transfer window, with three loan signings, and two players moving permanently to Tyneside. Joe Kinnear - targeting 5 new players for January That's consistent with what Joe said a day or two ago, when he said he hoped to sign two [.

Five Players Undergoing Fitness Tests Today

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Surprising news this morning from Newcastle United in that five players will face fitness tests for tomorrow's game at Portsmouth. Seba Bassong - undergoing fitness test today Presumably those who do not pass their fitness tests will be left on Tyneside to receive additional treatment. The five players who will face fitness tests today are midfield trio Nicky [.

Kinnear Not Confident Of Owen Signing New Contract

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Joe Kinnear has said today he wants to sit down and talk to all the players who are out of contract next summer, and he's confident all will sign new contracts for the club by late next week - except Michael Owen. Michael Owen - looking at his options in January Other Newcastle players whose contracts run [.

Michael Owen Proved What A Great Striker He Is

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Joe Kinnear, in his press conference yesterday, said that he sees Michael Owen score goals like the two he scored last Saturday, every day on the training pitch. Michael Owen - impressive every day in training And that's probably one reason why Joe has seemed so positive about Michael's value to the club, since he took over [.

Beye Wants To See Consistent Back Four For Magpies

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Habib Beye will be at right back on Sunday as Newcastle attempt to keep their 3rd clean sheet on the trot in away games, and if we can do that, we must stand a good chance of recording our first away win of the season. Habib Beye - wants to see consistent back four for Newcastle We [...]

Shay Given - We’ve Had Too Many Draws

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Newcastle's great goalkeeper Shay Given seems especially wary that Newcastle United may well be in another relegation dog-fight this season. Shay Given - we've had too many draws Shay talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today: "There's no better time to start winning down there than now." "Portsmouth have a decent team and a strong squad of [.

Newcastle Reportedly After Young French Midfielder

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There are reports today that Toulouse FC have turned down an approach from Newcastle United for their midfield star youngster Moussa Sissoko. Moussa Sissoko - 19 year-old combative midfielder Apparently Football Director Dennis Wise has made an approach for the 19-year-old French youngster, who has already been called up for the French Under-21 side.

Does Afzal Kahn Want To Buy Newcastle United?

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An entrepreneur and car designer is said to be considering mounting a bid to buy the Newcastle United Football Club. Afzal Kahn, who is the CEO of Project Kahn Ltd in Bradford, Yorkshire, is said to believe the famous Tyneside club has almost unlimited potential with their huge and loyal fan base, and wants [.

Players Turning Off Cost Newcastle Valuable Points

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Joe held his weekly press conference yesterday, and he lamented the late goals his side have conceded at St. James' Park, which has cost the team at least 4 points. Joe Kinnear - furious at players switching off But Joe didn't blame the officials, and said last Saturday one player switched off, and didn't mark the player [.

Clark Goes To Huddersfield - Sadler Lands At Norwich

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Lee Clark took over the manager job with Huddersfield Town yesterday, and it's an excellent opportunity for the local Newcastle lad. Lee Clark - with Glenn Roeder at Norwich City Clark, who was assistant manager at Norwich, with Glenn Roeder, has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract at Huddersfield, and his back-roon staff will be made up of [.

Newcastle Interested In Hearts’ Berra? - Probably Not

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There are reports today that both Fulham and Newcastle United are among clubs interested in Heart of Midlothian captain Christophe Berra. Christophe Berra - Hearts captain and center-back The Hearts boss Csaba Lazslo, has already said that Chelsea and Manchester United are interested in the Scotland defender, although a move to either of those clubs next month [.

Kazenga LuaLua Has Earned His Chance at Newcastle

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There's no doubt that Kazenga LuaLua impressed watching Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear on Tuesday night, when the youngsters defeated Oldham 2-1 in the 3rd round of the FA Youth Cup. Kazenga LuaLua - impressed on Tuesday night Newcastle fans are well aware of Kazenga, who has appeared 5 times for the Newcastle first team, as a winger, [.

Kinnear - We Must Learn From Our Mistakes

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Joe Kinnear has made it clear today that the Newcastle players have to be honest, and learn from their previous mistakes. Kinnear - players must be honest and learn from mistakes Joe talked about the second half last Saturday when we amazingly thew away a good 2-0 lead at home: "We've got to learn to shut a match [.

What’s Going On Behind The Scenes At Newcastle?

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We are not the only Newcastle fans who are wondering what on earth the Newcastle United Board are doing behind the scenes. Derek Llambias - Manging Director of Newcastle We know that Dennis Wise, Derek Lalmabias and Dennis Wise had a meeting to discuss transfer targets on Tuesday, but it's interesting that Joe has not commented on [.

Under-18s Drawn Away To QPR in FA Youth Cup

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News today that Newcastle United Under-18s have been drawn away to Queens Park Rangers in the Fourth Round of the FA Youth Cup. Richard Money - Newcastle Juniors have 10 wins on the trot The Newcastle Under-18s had a good 2-1 victory over Oldham Athletic at St. James' Park on Tuesday evening, with two good opportunist goals [.

Newcastle After Juanito? - Probably Not

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There are reports today that 32 year-old Real Betis defender Juanito is seeking the contract of his life away from the Primera Divison club. Junaito - 5′11″ central defender from Real Betis Juanito's current contract expires in the summer, and this has sparked rumours of interest in him, and yes, of course, one of the clubs mentioned [.

Young LuaLua Makes Case For First Team

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Kazenga LuaLua signaled his return to full fitness and form on Tuesday night with two well taken goals to take the bairns through to the 4th round of the FA Youth Cup in front of watching Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear. Kazenga LuaLua - two goal hero on Tuesday night The Newcastle Academy product and younger brother of [.

Harper Contract Could Signal End For Tim Krul

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Kinnear has made it very clear today that he would like to keep reserve goalkeeper Steve Harper, which is the first time he's said that. Steve Harper, Newcastle's excellent reserve goalkeeper Joe Kinnear told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today: "Harps has a contract that needs to be sorted out.

Injuries Boost Kinnear’s Case For New Players

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We have been hard hit once again by injuries to our squad, and it's not the first time we seem to have more injuries than other Premier League teams. Joe Kinnear - too many injuries But on the bright side of things, it will also gives Joe Kinnear a good case for reinforcements in the January transfer [.

Joe Kinnear Looking Forward To FA Cup Run

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There's no doubt that Joe Kinnear is looking forward to taking Newcastle united as far as he can this season in the one competition we still have any chance of winning - the FA Cup. The famous English FA Cup It's 53 years since we last won the FA Cup when we took apart a Don Revie [...]

Newcastle Fan Guilty Of Racist or Obscene Chanting

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Barry Norman Hutchinson, 49, of Silver Lonnen, Fenham, Newcastle Upon Tyne,  has pleaded guilty to ‘an offense of racist or obscene chanting' under the Football Offenses Act 1991, and has been fined £315, including fees of £45. Mido - racial abuse chants directed at him during Newcastle game However magistrates did not ban Hutchinson from attending [.

Better News About Butt and Guthrie

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Joe Kuinnear has given out some good news today, as he expects both central midfileders Nickt Butt sand Danny Guthrie to be fit for the game at Portsmouth on Sunday. Danny Guthrie - fit for Sunday Presumably it will also help both of them that our game sis a day later on Sunday, whoich gives them that [.

Mike Ashley Smashed By SuperMac

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We saw the rant by Malcolm MacDonald yesterday, in the Telegraph, and when you read thoroughly what the former Newcastle striker says about the way Mike Ashley has run the Tyneside club, and especially the way Michael Owen has been handled, it's hard the argue with MacDonald. Michael Owen - no respect shown to Newcastle captain Macdonald [.

Performances On Pitch Is What Newcastle Need Now

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Joe Kinnear has vowed to attack Portsmouth on Sunday, whatever the starting line-up turns out to be for the Magpies. Joe Kinnear - we'll attack Portsmouth Kinnear told the Evening Chronicle today: "Whatever team we take to Pompey, we will be up for the fight." "That's what we all want, and everybody is pulling in the same [.

Nicky Butt Could Leave For Wigan On Free Transfer

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What happens in January if some of your good players have contracts that run out in the summer, and they have not been signed up to new contracts? Nicky Butt - fancies joining Wigan Athletic? Other clubs come after them and they are allowed to talk to the players, and perhaps agree to deals that will be [.

Newcastle Pursue David Suazo - But Why?

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There are reports today that Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Everton are interested in Inter Milan's David Suazo, and may make a move in the coming January transfer window. David Suazo - 29 year-old Honduras striker Why would Newcastle do that? We have Michael Owen, Oba Martins, Shola Ameobi, Mark Viduka, and youngsters Andy Carroll and Xisco at [.

LuaLua Scores Two In Newcastle U-18 Youth Cup Win

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It was Kazenga LuaLua who was the hero last night as Newcastle United booked their way into the Fourth Round of the FA Youth Cup with a 2-1 victory over Oldham Athletic at St. James' Park. Kazenga LuaLua - birthday boy scored both goals against Oldham LuaLua scored both goals for the home side, and hit the [.

Carroll And Edgar Development Being Impacted

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Joe Kinnear refused to allow two of his more experienced youngsters, Carroll (19) and Edgar (21), go out on loan, when the loan transfer deadline came and went last month. Andrew Carroll - appeared just twice this season Kinnear talked about some of his young guns today: "There is a possibility that both Edgar and Carroll will be [.

Given Just As Fed Up As Newcastle Fans

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Shay Given was as depressed as the Newcastle fans at the completion of the game on Saturday, as he was seen dejectedly walking off the pitch following Stoke's last gasp equalizer, and another two points dropped at home. Shay Given - dejected following Saturday's game Given said today: "Its very different to what we imagined, and its not [.

Bairns Start FA Youth Cup Challenge Tonight

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Newcastle United Under-18s head into Tuesday's FA Youth Cup Third Round tie against Oldham Athletic tonight, at St. James' Park with a full-strength squad. Kazenga LuaLua - in the squad for Oldham game tonight Kazenga LuaLua and Ryan Donaldson, both of whom are now part of the Newcastle first team squad, return after injuries, and of course [.

Owen Back To His Best? - We Hope So

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In what could be a bit of a scary January for Newcastle United fans, there's one player we know is dedicated to Newcastle United – goalkeeper Shay Given. Shay Given -hoping Michael now back to his best Shay Given talked today about his optimism that his colleague and captain Michael Owen, is close to rediscovering his form, [.

Kinnear Frustrated And Disappointed By FA Charge

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Joe has come out today and said he is innocent of the charges leveled at him by the FA yesterday. Joe Kinnear - innocent of the charges leveled at him by FA? Joe talked about the incident today: "I'm going to defend myself against any charge because on this occasion I have done nothing wrong and I'm determined [.

We’ve Had A Raw Deal In Recent Weeks - Kinnear

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Joe Kinnear talked this morning about Newcastle United not particularly having too much luck in some of their games since he took over. Joe Kinnear - not having much luck at home Joe talked about our home form this morning: We've dropped four points in our last two home games and if you think back to the Manchester [.

Kinnear Has Important Transfer Meeting Today

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Newcastle manager Kinnear will have a meeting with Managing Director Derek Llambias and Director of Football Dennis Wise today, for an update on the club's progress in the transfer market. Derek Llambias - Managing Director at Newcastle Let's hope this meeting goes well, and that we are making progress with some of our transfer targets, because it's [.

Love The Challenge And As Determined As Ever

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Those were some of the words Joe said today, as he reflected on his easily most frustrating weekend at the club, since he first arrived in late September. Joe Kinnear - still loving the challenge Joe said today: "It wasn't an easy weekend for anyone and it was easily my most frustrating one since I came to the [.

Joe Charged by FA - Needs To Put Sock In Mouth!

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This has hardly come as a surprise, as Newcastle United manager Joe Kinnear has been given a second Football Association charge following his sending off in the game against Stoke City, over the weekend. Joe Kinnear - another FA charge against him - this time for swearing Joe has just been charged this evening, with this time [.

Taylor - Too Many Goals Conceded At Home

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Steven Taylor was as disappointed as the fans on Saturday, following the Stoke City game, where we again failed to take all 3 points at home. And let's be clear - the fans were very disappointed. Steven Taylor - solid at right back in second half Stephen told the Shields Gazette today: "No disrespect to Stoke, but we [.

Oba Martins Maturing As A Person And Player

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Oba Martins appears to have learned that being substituted during a match is part of the game of football these days. Oba Martins - all smiles when substituted Saturday - we were ahead then Hughton talked about Oba today: "It's all about emotions, and what Oba showed last week at Middlesbrough was that he was upset at being [.

Michael Owen Leaving Magpies - A Scary Thought

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Alan Shearer has admitted over the weekend that the prospect of Newcastle United captain Michael Owen leaving the club in January or next summer, is a scary thought. Alan Shearer - Owen leaving Magpies is a scary thought Owen scored two brilliant opportunist goals in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Stoke, and that should have been enough to [.

Will Everton Take Alan Smith In January?

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There was news in the People yesterday that Everton boss David Moyes, who was interested in Alan Smith in the summer, may step up his interest in January and sign Smith as a replacement for striker Yakubu, who is out injured for the rest of the season. Alan Smith - on his way in January? But [...]

Damien Duff Should Be Fit For Saturday

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Damien Duff should be fit for the game at Fratton Park on Saturday, but whether he will start is debatable. Damien Duff - should be fit for Saturday Duff suffered the foot injury at Fratton Park in April of 2007, during Newcastle's 2-1 defeat and that injury almost ended his career. It took a second operation on [.

Owen - We Need To Turn Draws Into Wins

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Michael Owen didn't think the team played particularly well on Saturday, and even thought that Newcastle were a little lucky to be 2-0 up at half time. Newcastle captain Michael Owen - we need to turn draws into wins Owen has also given his backing to Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear, who has steadied the ship at Newcastle, [.

Newcastle Look To Strengthen Central Midfield

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Central midfield is an area of the team that Joe Kinnear will look to strengthen, as well as left back, when the January transfer window opens in 24 days time. Chris Hughton discussing things with Joe Kinnear Chris Hugton talked about our central midfield strength today: "Central midfield is an area that we do need to strengthen," "I [.

Butt and Guthrie Could Be Fit For Portsmouth

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There was some good news today on the injury front as it looks like both Nicky Butt and Danny Guthrie could be fit for the game at Portsmouth next Saturday. Danny Guthrie - good chance of being fit for Portsmouth It turns out that Nicky Butt almost made the game against Stoke City on Saturday, but in [.

Eight Wins On The Trot For Newcastle Under-18s

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Newcastle United Youth Side (Under-18s) are now 3 points clear at the top of Group D after getting their 8th successive win at Sheffield United on Saturday. Nile Ranger - scored again for Newcastle under-18s Newcastle were 1-0 down at half time following a 38th-minute goal from Nathan Foster who had fired the ball in past Max [.

Owen - We Were Fortunate To Be 2-0 Up

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Newcastle captain Michael Owen is under no illusions that Newcastle didn't deserve to win yesterday, because he says the team didn't play well. Michael Owen - we didn't play well Michael Owen said following the game: "We were disappointed, really disappointed, because we didn't play well." "We had patches in the first half where we did all [.

January Massive Month In History Of Newcastle

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Joe Kinnear will meet with Dennis Wise this coming Tuesday to finalize their plans for the January transfer window, which Joe has called a massive month for the club. Joe Kinnear - a massive month in the history of this club Joe told The Sunday Sun today about his meeting with Dennis Wise: "I am meeting him [.

Kinnear Ready To Unload Dead Wood In January

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It appears that Joe Kinnear will also try to sell in January, if he can get players to move out, and have the receiving clubs pay their high wages. Ashley - supporting Kinnear fully in transfer market In his meeting with Mike Ashley last week Joe Kinnear said that he was also in the market to sell, [.

Six Things Ashley Can Do Now At Newcastle United

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The lack of being able to win yesterday against Stoke, a poor side away from home, has set the jitters going again on Tyneside. Mike Ashley - hmmm - what should I do now? - read below Mike And the news today from Michael Owen, that his contract is being held up at Newcastle because of the [...]

Another Argentine Lined Up By Kinnear

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There are reports today that Joe Kinnear has identified Lucas Mareque as one of his top transfer targets for January - but be wary, it's Sunday again. Lucas Mareque - 25 year-old 6′2″ left back for Independiente The 25-year-old Argentine currently plays for Independiente and has probabaly been alerted by two Argentine players already at [.

Kinnear Says Newcastle Job Not About The Money

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As we now know, Joe Kinnear has been given the green light to go ahead and strengthen the squad in January, and from what we saw in the second half yesterday, that's exactly what Joe needs to do. Joe Kinnear - paid less than other Premier League Managers Joe insists he is happy to be in the [...]

Michael Owen Says Turmoil Is Why Contract Is Delayed

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After Michael's awesome two goals in the first half yesterday, he talked last night about his contract, and surprise surprise the captain says his contract is being held up, purely because of the turmoil we have at Board Level at the club. Michael Owen - good sensible words from the captain Owen talked after the game about [.

Joe Kinnear Certain To Feel Wrath Of English FA

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Joe Kinnear will be in trouble again with the FA after he objected to the free kick awarded against Sebastien Bassong that led to Abdoulaye Faye's 91st minute equalizer yesterday at St. James' Park. Joe Kinnear - whoops - I'm in trouble now! And while it was a rather harsh decision on Bassong, it was really the [.

Officials Cost Us The Game - Rubbish!

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Chris Hughton again took the press conference following the game yesterday, probably because manager Joe Kinnear was still so livid with Stoke's equalizer in the 91st minute. Chris Hughton - Joe upset about linesman decision Hughton talked after the game about why Joe had been banned form the touchline just before the end of the game: "I think [.

Kinnear Has Tactics All Wrong In Second Half

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We feel like most Newcastle fans today – as sick as a chip. Joe Kinnear - why are we hanging on in second half at home? If only we could have hung on yesterday for a couple minutes more, it wouldn't have been pretty at all, but we would have got the 3 points, which in the [...]

Newcastle Throwing Points Away

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2-0 up at half time against a side who had just two points and 3 goals on their away travels all season. Add to that the Newcastle United defense had played brilliantly in the previous two games and hadn't conceded a goal. A win for Newcastle United? You would have thought so, wouldn't you. Newcastle fans [.

Lack of Central Midfield Strength Costs Newcatle

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Here is the Newcastle team with the substitutes for this afternoon's game against Stoke City at home. Newcastle United: Shay Given, Habib Beye, Jose Enrique, Fabricio Coloccini, Sebastien Bassong, Geremi, Danny Guthrie, Jonas Gutierrez, Charles N'Zogbia, Michael Owen (c), Oba Martins Subs: Steve Harper, Claudio Cacapa, Xisco, David Edgar, Mark Viduka, Andy Carroll, Steven Taylor The fact we [.

FT: Newcastle 2 Stoke 2 - Magpies Panic - Throw It Away

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Newcastle threw away two points today at home to Stoke City, as they allowed Stoke City to come back from two goals down with just 30 minutes remaining to tie the game at 2-2, with an injury time goal by former Magpie Abdoulaye Faye. This result is just not good enough, after a great performance in [.

HT: Newcastle 2 Stoke 0 - Owen Hits Two

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Michael Owen mightn't have had a shot last week at Middlesbrough but he's come back big time and slotted two goals past Stoke's goalkeeper Sorensen, to put Newcastle United 2-0 up at half time. Newcastle attacked from the off and it was clear their instructions was to attack Stoke City and after just 7 minutes Michael [.

Geremi Starts For Injured Butt

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Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear has been forced to leave Nicky Butt out of the side with a hamstring injury, and Cameroon midfielder Geremi returns to the side. As expected Joe will again start with a 4-4-2 formation with Owen and Martins up front with a still 85% fit Viduka on the bench. Joe hasn't elected to [.

Geremi Starts For Injured Butt

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Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear has been forced to leave Nicky Butt out of the side with a hamstring injury, and Cameroon midfielder Geremi returns to the side. As expected Joe will again start with a 4-4-2 formation with Owen and Martins up front with a still 85% fit Viduka on the bench. Joe hasn't elected to [.

Kinnear Not Looking For Center-Half in January

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The thinking behind some of Joe Kinnear's transfer targets is now becoming clearer, and what we hear from Joe seems to make a lot of sense. Joe Kinnear surrounded by friends and fans We had wondered yesterday with the emergence of young Sebastien Bassong, whether Joe would indeed go after another center-back and he has said today [.

Bassong Such A Bright Spot For Newcastle

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There's little doubt Seba Bassong is emerging as the find of the season for Newcastle United. Sebastien Bassong - tackling Spurs and Russia's Roman Pavlyuchenko Seba talked about his career at Newcastle today: "I am very pleased with my start for Newcastle and I just hope that the future will be the same," "I am enjoying it.

No Excuses If Newcastle Can’t Beat Stoke

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Newcastle must win this afternoon against Stoke City, and if we don't it's points lost, it's as simple as that. Oba Martins - due a goal today Stoke's away form has seen them pick up just two draws in 7 games and they have scored only 3 goals and conceded 15 goals on their travels. [...]

Newcastle Dismay As Players Look Like Leaving

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Joe Kinnear, as we reported last night, has met with Derek Llambias and Mike Ashley, and it seems that there's both good news and bad new for Newcastle fans, coming out of that meeting. Michael Owen - just 55 appearances and 26 goals for Newcastle They discussed the club's transfer budget and seems to have been given [.

Joe Has Transfer Funds But May Lose Some Players

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Joe has a good meeting with Managing Director Derek Llambias and Owner Mike Ashley, at least in that he will definitely be given some transfer funds, and if some of our players, whose contracts are up in the summer, and they want to leave, look at those going also in part-exchange. Joe Kinnear - ready to [.

Stoke Will Give Newcastle Interesting Challenge - Kinnear

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Joe Kinnear is obviously looking for all 3 points today, but it also seems he is not going to uner-estimate Stoke City. Joe Kinenar - Joe said today: "Why should they have to apologize for the way they play if the way they play is effective? People are just moaning about the way they play football because [.

Which Players Should Newcastle Buy in January?

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Joe Kinnear doesn't need to sell any players in January, and the best course of action could be to just bring in a few top-class players, assuming he can get the requisite transfer funds from Mike Ashley. Mike Ashley - how much money will he give Joe? We probably need a couple of defenders, and a central [.

Newcastle Top-Heavy In Striker Department

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Michael Owen has talked about the strikers Newcastle have at the club, and he's right to say we are currently top heavy in the striker department. Michael Owen - Newcastle top heavy in striker department Michael Owen told the Shields Gazette today: "It's good that Dukes is back now," "We did a good job last season, and scored [.

Stoke Will Be Difficult To Beat - Kinnear

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Joe Kinnear has had Stoke watched this week, and he feels they will not be an easy team to beat tomorrow afternoon, at St. James' Park. Joe Kinnear - that fish was this big Kinnear told the Evening Chronicle today: "It's not anything that's new – I more or less invented it with Vinnie Jones. Vinnie could chuck [.

Bassong Says Newcastle Now Fear No Team

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Sebastien Bassong has become the Talk of the Toon over the last couple of games against Chelsea and Middlebrough, and now young Bassong is telling everybody who will listen, that Newcastle fear no team. Sebastien Bassong - Talk Of The Toon speaks out Bassong told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today: "We are not scared of any team now.

Kinnear To Persevere With 4-4-2 Formation

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There have been some calls from Newcastle fans recently for the team to revert to a 4-3-3 formation, so we can play all 3 strikers, Owen, Martins and Viduka up front, much like Kevin Keegan did last season, with some significant success. Owen and Martins likely to start for Newcastle up front against Stoke But it looks [.

Newcastle vs Stoke City - Match Preview

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Newcastle have an excellent chance to follow up their last two draws away from home against Chelsea and Middlesbrough, with a win tomorrow at home to Stoke City. A win tomorrow will take us above Stoke in the league, and we just have to start winning games, and tomorrow is a good time to get our [...

Newcastle Top-Heavy In Striker Department

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Michael Owen has talked about the strikers Newcastle have at the club, and he's right to say we are currently top heavy in the striker department. Michael Owen - Newcastle top heavy in striker department Michael Owen told the Shields Gazette today: "It's good that Dukes is back now," "We did a good job last season, and scored [.

Joe Sorry To See Roy Keane Leave Sunderland

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Joe Kinnear knows former Sunderland manager Roy Keane well from their time together on Irish television, and Joe was shocked when Keane left Sunderland yesterday, after doing very well at the club, at least until the last 7 games. Roy Keane - surprisingly walked away from Sunderland Joe also believes the Sunderland players have let Roy and [.

Kinnear Cannot Justify Breaking Up Back Four

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When we lost Steven Taylor to a groin strain back in early November, it was a big blow for Newcastle, and we subsequently lost at Fulham and could only draw at home to Wigan Athletic, and that was 5 points lost that we needed desperately. Steven Taylor - a good young up and coming player But [...]

Yet Another Must-Win Game Against Stoke City

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How many times have we had must-win games at Newcastle since Joe Kinnear arrived? Chris Hughton - another must-win game Quite honestly it seems that most of our home games fit into that category and we haven't done too bad at home since Joe arrived. In those games we have drawn two (Man City and Wigan) and won [.

Kinnear Confident Ahead Of Stoke Game

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Newcastle have shown in the last two games they Kinnear has put together a very good defense and we didn't concede a goal, but on the other hand our attack has looked a little toothless, and we haven't scored a goal either. Joe Kinnear - pleased with the way things are going Joe Kinnear howver seems quite [.

Newcastle United To Ban Fans Who Chant Racist Slogans

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Newcastle United issued a statement on the official web-site today as follows: "Newcastle United will not tolerate any form of racist behavior and will continue to work closely with the authorities and anti-racism organizations to rid sport and society of racism." "The Club condemns any form of racist chanting and any individual found guilty of such an [.

Viduka, Taylor Need To Wait For Starting Chance

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Joe Kinnear has some selection decisions to make for Saturday's visit of Stoke City to St. James' Park, but there's not much likelihood he will change the team that started against Middlesbrough last Saturday. Mark Viduka - will bide his time waiting for starting opportunity Joe Kinnear talked to the Evening Chronicle today: "Obviously after two clean sheets [.

Keane Out After Six Sunderland Defeats In Seven Games

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In a surprise move it is being reported that Roy Keane and Sunderland have parted company this morning, and the Sunderland players have been informed of Keane's departure at a meeting earlier today. Roy Keane - out as manager of Sunderland Well, that's what comes of beating Newcastle United at Sunderland for the first time in 28 [.

I’ve Had A Tough Time At Newcastle - Kinnear

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Joe Kinnear took some time today to reflect on his 10 weeks in a job that is generally considered to be one of the most challenging in British football – Manager of Newcastle United Football Club. Joe Kinnear - it's been tough at Newcastle Joe said today: "Has it really only been 10 weeks? It seems a lot [.

Why Would Newcastle Be Interested In Another Striker?

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There is news today that Newcastle may be interested in Sporting Lisbon's Brazilian striker, Liedson da Silva Muniz, also known as Liedson. Lieden - 30 year old Brazilian striker We already have five good strikers in Viduka, Owen, Martins, Ameobi and Xisco, as well as youngsters coming through such as Carroll (19), Zamblera (18) and Ranger (17), [.

Kinnear Happy At Renewed Competition For Places

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Of the first-team group that leaves only Joey Barton and Alan Smith, both expected to be back in January, and Damien Duff, less than a week away from his return, on the sidelines. Joe Kinnear - man in black - happy at new competition for places at Newcastle Joe Kinnear is pleased that most players are fit [.

Newcastle Trailing Ivory Coast Defender?

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There's no doubt that Joe Kinnear's top priority in the January transfer window will be to sign a defender and probably a left back, and Newcastle will be linked with anybody who looks anywhere decent in that position, during January. Steve Gohouri - wanted by Newcastle United? Hopefully we'll get the new players into the squad [.

Disgusting Islam Chants Damages Newcastle Reputation

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We were very sorry to hear that Newcastle fans were chanting Islamic chants, when Egyptian Mido was introduced into the game at The Riverside, on Saturday afternoon. It is disgusting and there's no defending these stupid actions by a few Newcastle fans, who are bringing the club into disrepute. Mido - has to put up with [.

Newcastle Need To Deal With Delap Danger

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21 yesr-old Danny Guthrie talked today about the aerial threat of Rory Delap, who can launch a throw-in into the penalty from anywhere inside the opposition half. Danny Guthrie - Newcastle aware of Delap danger Newcastle will need to have some policy of how to deal with the threat at James' Park on Saturday.

With Some Stability Newcastle Can Get On With Things

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Danny Guthrie and the other new players we signed in the summer hardly expected the club being thrown into such upheaval when Kevin Keegan abruptly resigned from the club in early September. Joe Kinnear - has provided some much needed stability at Newcastle We then lost five games on the trot, which put us into the relegation [.

Kinnear Expecting Bigger Things From Bassong

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Joe Kinnear now wants young French defender Sebastien Bassong, who has become the Talk of the Toon with brilliant performances at center-back in his last two games, to turn up the noise a bit at the back. Sebastien Bassong - Kinnear wants him to get even better The 22-year-old has defied his lack of Premier League experience [.

Chris Hughton Doing Good Job At Newcastle

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Chris Hughton was having some trouble when he was in charge of the first team, after Kevin Keegan resigned from Newcastle for the second time in early September. Chris Hughton with manager Joe Kinnear - good partnership But since Joe Kinnear came in and used his experience to steady the Newcastle ship, it turns out that Joe [.

Xisco May Find Success Difficult At Newcastle

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We've often wondered if 22 year-old Spaniard Xisco, who was signed on the last day of the transfer window on September 1st, when Kevin Keegan and Derek Llambias had their famous bust-up, has any future at Newcastle United. Xisco - will he find it difficult at Newcastle? Joe Kinnear has hardly used Xisco at all since he [.

Vote In 2008 SoccerLens Awards

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As some of you may know I first started writing about Newcastle United for SoccerLens back in August of 2006. And then at the end of April last year we created the Newcastle United Blog, and have been going ever since. Soccerlens is now having their annual awards for various blog categories, and a number of [.

Criticism Way Over The Top For Michael Owen

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Joe Kinnear came to the rescue of his captain today for the Saturday's performance of Michael Owen against Middlesbrough, where it looked like Michael had an almost invisible performance. Michael Owen - criticism of Michael way over the top Kinnear told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today: "I thought some of the comments about Michael Owen's display on [.

Newcastle Remain Top Of Injury League Table

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Good news today that Newcastle expect their controversial midfielder Joey Barton to return from his MCL Knee Ligament injury in mid-January. Joey Barton - back from knee injury in January In fact Newcastle are top of the league on Physioroom.com with 7 injuries. Player Injury [...]

Newcastle Will Try To Sign Michael Owen This Month

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There is likely to be several clubs after Michael Owen after the opening of the January transfer window. Michael Owen - can we sign him up before January? But we would hope Newcastle will cut that option off at the pass, by signing up Michael on a new contract this month. Since he will become a free agent [.

Newcastle Reported Interest In Sheffield United Full Back

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There is a report in The Sun today that Newcastle United are interested in Sheffield United' young full-back Kyle Naughton. Kyle Naughton - Sheffield United full-back Of course we are getting to the silly season, once the transfer window opens next month, and we'll likely be linked with most players under the sun (excuse the pun), and [.

Bassong, Coloccini Making Newcastle Defense Look Good

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It's a long time since Shay Given had anything like a decent defense in front of him at Newcastle United. Shay Given - smiling because of good defense in front of him But there are clear signs that Joe Kinnear and Chris Hughton, who seem to have an excellent understanding together, are determined to make the defense [.

Kinnear Impacting Newcastle’s Under-Performing Squad

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Newcastle United have always had decent players and a good squad over at least the last 15 years. Joe Kinnear - starting to get the best out of Newcastle players But the squad has under-performed probably more than any other club in the Premier League, given the resources the club has, not to mention the best supporters [.

Joe Kinnear Has January Transfer Funds - Official

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Newcastle United boss Joe Kinnear today has said that it is just not true that he must sell before he can buy in January. Joe Kinnear - yes! I've got funds available in January! Well, we assume Joe knows what he's talking about even through the Sunday Express on Sunday said while that's what Joe was saying, [.

Our Four Top Strikers Will Share The Workload

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Joe Kinnear has said that he intends to have his four fit strikers now share the workload in the upcoming Newcastle games. Oba Martins - no disciplinary action from Kinnear Joe Kinnear told the Shields Gazette this morning: "I read over the weekend that we were ready to take disciplinary action against Oba, but this will definitely not [.

Joe Kinnear Has Instilled A Togetherness At Newcastle

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Shola Ameobi has talked to the Evening Chronicle today, and he seems a happy camper even though he is not starting for the team right now. Shola Ameobi - seems happy at Newcastle under Joe Kinnear But Shola seems to have a good relationship with new manager Joe Kinnear, and he credits Joe with bringing the pride [.

I Love Playing For And Living In Newcastle - Viduka

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Mark Viduka has been out six months with an Achilles injury but he makes no secret of the fact he hopes his contract is extended for another year, as he says he just loves playing for and living in Newcastle. Mark Viduka - should Newcastle extend his contract? Mark told BBC Radio Newcastle today: "I love playing for [.

Three Dutchmen Joe Kinnear Is Interested In

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We understand Joe Kinnear is interested in three players who are currently playing in the Dutch Eredivisie. Urby Emanuelson - 22 year-old Dutch International left back Here is some information on all three of them. Urby Emanuelson is a 22 year-old left back and he looks an emerging star of the future He was a member of the Dutch [.

Newcastle Fans Snap Up Ticket Allocation For Portsmouth

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Newcastle United fans will again be supporting the lads down on the south coast for this month's trip to Portsmouth, with Newcastle fans having already snapped up all of their 1,600 ticket allocation. Newcastle United fans - best in the country And that game will give us a chance to record our first away win of the [.

It A Truce Imminent With Ashley? - We Hope So

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Malcolm Shiels, the Chairman of the recently created Newcastle United Supporters Club (NUSC), has come out and said a truce with owner Mike Ashley may be possible. Mike Ashley - a truce imminent with Newcastle fans? Malcolm Shiels told the Newcastle Journal today: "I think a large number of Newcastle fans would be willing to accept Ashley back [.

Scoring Goals Is My Job - Mark Viduka

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Mark Viduka was delighted to get back playing for the first team on Saturday, and he looked more than useful when he came on for Oba in the last 25 minutes on Saturday against his old club, Middlesbrough. Mark Viduka - 80% fit right now Mark talked to the Newcastle journal this morning: "It was great to be [.

Hull City’s Top Priority Is Premier League Survival

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Hull City's manager Phil Brown has said he is willing to rotate his squad for next month's FA Cup Third Round FA Cup tie against Newcastle United at the KC stadium. Phil Brown - Tigers' manager Phil Brown, who has done a great job so far this season, told the Hull Daily Mail today that the league [.

Martins Apologetic For Petulant Behavior

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Oba Martins has today apologized to Newcastle fans for angrily storming off the field on Saturday when he was substituted after 65 minutes by Mark Viduka. Oba Martins - apologizes for behavior - he was so disappointed The 24-year-old striker told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today: "I was absolutely gutted at being hauled off, and it was all [.

Viduka So Appreciative Of Unbelievable Geordie Support

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Mark Vidua has come out today and talked about his six months out with his Achilles injury, but says Geordie fans have been very supportive to him during that time. Mark Viduka - so glad to be back Viduka told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today: "There was a chance I could have had an operation, but I didn't [.

Oba Martins OK About Being Substituted

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Newcastle fans will be pleased to hear that Oba Martins, after being taken off after 65 minutes on Saturday, was OK about it after the game. That's good news. Oba Martins (what a photo!) - OK following the game on Saturday The angry reaction of Martins to his late substitution was one of the [...

Newcastle Reported After Leighton Baines

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The People reported yesterday that Newcastle United want to sign Everton left full-back Leighton Baines on loan. Leighton Baines - looks good in b/w - Joe Kinnear interested? A year last summer Newcastle may have been interested in Leighton Baines who at that time was still at Wigan Athletic, but his name kept coming up as a [.

Sebastien Bassong Brilliant Last Two Games - Given

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Shay Given gave another experienced display in Newcastle's goal on Saturday to keep a second clean sheet in a row, and having watched the full game again yesterday, Joe has the team very well organized and each player seems to know exactly what his job is - it was another very good team display, but [.

Kinnear Will Improve Squad Even With No Funds

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Joe Kinnear will strengthen the squad in January, whether he gets additional funds from Mike Ashley or not. Sol Campbell - target for Kinnear? The players he seems to be chasing in Holland, left-backs Urby Emanuelson (Ajax) and Tim De Cler (Feyenoord), and PSV Eindhoven's Dirk Marcellis, would all improve our squad.

Sebastien Bassong Has Surpised Us All

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Chris Hughton today has said that when young Seb Bassong was brought in during the summer, they thought this season would be an adjustment season for the young Frenchman, but Seb has come on in leaps and bounds and has surprised even the Newcastle coaching staff. Seb Bassong - a welcome surprise on the upside Newcastle Assistant [.