Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2008

Lots of Big Games Ahead - Keegan

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Kevin Keegan was philosophical after Newcastle's cruel defeat against Blackburn Rovers today. Kevin Keegan - Blackburn in smash and grab raid

Newcastle Now Fighting For Premiership Survival

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After the game today, when Newcastle United should have won and have been comfortably ahead at half time, the club are now in serious danger of bring relegated from the Premier League for the first time ever. Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort - must have plan in case club relegated

FT: Newcastle 0 Blackburn 1 - Newcastle Misery

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After Newcastle had threatened to win this game substitute Matt Derbyshire broke Newcastle hearts when he scored the only goal of the game on 90 minutes to send Newcastle tumbling to yet another defeat and into the relegation quagmire.

HT: Newcastle 0 Blackburn 0 - Magpies Miss Chances

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Newcastle started off this game like a train and pegged Blackburn Rovers back early in the game but they couldn't make the breakthrough that would be so important.

Newcastle vs Blackburn - Teams - Enrique Starts

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Keven Keegan has made a couple of changes from the side which was beaten by Manchester United last weekend. Jose Enrique comes in for Charles N'Zogbia at left back and Charles drops to the bench. Steve Harper of course replaces the injured Shay Given in goal.

Alan Smith Only A Good Squad Player?

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Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan is saying today that his other England striker, Alan Smith will become a big hit with the fans. Alan Smith - still has to hit first goal for Newcastle

Steven Taylor Still Not Signed New Contract

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The England Under-21 skipper has still not signed his new contract at the club, after there was a disagreement on it in early September between th club and his father Alf Taylor. Steven Taylor - still hasn't signed a new contract

Keegan Inceases Training Intensity on His Players

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Kevin again talked about the fact that confidence of his players is the main concern in the Newcastle United camp right now. Kevin Keegan - players' confidence is big concern right now

Damien Duff Ready For Former Club Blackburn Rovers

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Damien Duff has today given a long interview with the Northern Echo where he addresses quite a few subjects, including the fitness of the players at Newcastle and his many injuries. Damien Duff - a talent when the Irishman was very young

Keegan - We Haven’t Started Yet

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While the gossip press do all they can to unsettle things at Newcastle United, it looks like Kevin has settled in well for the 3rd time at the club, and he now just needs that win to get things off the ground, and get the press off his back. Kevin Keegan - a win will turn [...]

Keegan Most Positive Person I’ve Ever Met - Duff

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Damien Duff has done extremely well since he came back from his crippling ankle injury that he sustained last April. Damien Duff - we're fitter now then ever under Sam

Emre and Viduka Out So Give Oba or Andy a Start

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Kevin Keegan is set to welcome Oba Martins into his squad for the first time with the Nigerian having now fully recovered from a calf injury picked up at the African Cup of Nations. Oba Martins - in training at Little Benton today

Newcastle vs Blackburn - Match Preview

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It's an important and rather vital game against Blackburn at St. James' Park tomorrow and a win is what we'd like to see to take us away from the relegation zone.

Enrique Looks For Start Against Blackburn

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The news today from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle is that José Enrique has not been 100% fit since the Spaniard came off with a calf injury in the FA Cup defeat at Arsenal on January 26. Jose Enrique, is looking for start tomorrow

Owen Appeals To Supporters For Support

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Newcastle captain Michael Owen has appealed to the St James' crowd for their full support for 90 minutes at tomorrow's vital game. Michael Owen - scoring against Wigan - team needs crowd's support

Keegan Sees Improvements on Training Pitch

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Keegan has said he has seen improvements on the training ground in the last few weeks but those improvements have still to be transferred into real games. Kevin Keegan - improvements on the training field

Newcastle Linked With Senegal Defender

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Sky Sports is reporting today that Newcastle United may be closing in on a deal for Senegal defender Lamine Diatta. Lamine Diatta - Senegal captain available as free agent

Oba Martins Had Never Heard of Kevin Keegan

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It turns out that Oba Martins had never heard of Kevin Keegan, when he was appointed Newcastle manager in mid-January this year. Oba Martins - had never heard of Kevin Keegan

Keegan Pursues French Striker

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The Daily Mirror today is reporting that Kevin Keegan is ready to swoop for St Etienne striker Bafetimbi Gomis. Bafetimbi Gomis - 6′0″ Senegalese striker wanted by Newcastle?

Owen - Nervousness Throughout the Newcastle Side

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The Newcastle captain Michael Owen has admitted today there is both a lack of confidence and nervousness in the Newcastle side at the moment, and only a win will correct that. Michael Owen - we need his goals

Harper Fed Up - Shay Seeks Second Opinion

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Steve Harper is getting a little fed up with the Newcastle squad doing well in training, but not being able to produce that good form on match days. Steve Harper - fed up with team shooting themselves in the foot

Andy Carroll Close to First Team - Keegan

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Kevin Keegan seem to like what he sees in our 19 year old 6'3" striker Andrew Carroll, and the manager has already turned down offers from Championship clubs who wanted to take Andy on loan for the rest of the season. Andy Carroll - making an impact at the club

Keegan Ready To Unload Viduka This Summer

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Mark Viduka's future seems to be in some doubt, with the Daily Mail reporting today that Mark is ready to leave the Tyne-side club in the summer. Mark Viduka - Kevin ready to let him go in the summer?

Keegan Having Difficulty Getting Confidence Into Players

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Kevin Keegan is a man motivator and that is one of his biggest strengths as a manager. Kevin Keegan - in training with the lads

James Milner - Keep The Faith

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England Under-21 winger James Milner, who has had another good season at Newcastle United, knows that points on the board is what Newcastle need to be doing in the coming weeks. James Milner - we need points on the board

Selection Choices For Keegan On Saturday

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We reported yesterday that Viduka, Martins and Emre could all be fit for Saturday, and that could pose Kevin Keegan some selection problems. Kevin Keegan - will have some choices for Saturday's team

Michael Owen A Key Player at Newcastle

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The Blackburn game on Saturday is turning out to be key game for the club this season and Michael Owen can be the key to all 3 points. Michael Owen - captain is important player at the club

Newcastle Too Much Quality for Relegation - Shearer

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Alan Shearer has been talking about Newcastle United again, and thinks we can start turning the corner, now we have some of our strikers fit again. Alan Shearer - too much quality for relegation dogfight

Keegan Concerned Primarily About Survival

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Kevin Keegan is rightly putting his priority at the moment on getting enough points to ensure the club stays in the Premier league next season. Kevin Keegan - more concerned about survival than new players right now

Good News On Newcastle Injury Front

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Kevin Keegan has received some very good news on the injury front today. Mark Viduka - fit for Blackburn on Saturday

Sadler Pleased With Reserves’ Performance

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As we reported late last night Newcastle reserves were beaten 2-0 by Wigan last night at Robin Park, against an experienced second team watched by Wigan's manager Steve Bruce. Adam Sadler - Newcastle Reserve Team Manager

Chris Hughton So Down To Earth

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In his first week as Kevin Keegan's Assistant Manager at Newcastle, Chris Hughton has indicated the first priority for this season is to stay in the Premier league, and he's so right about that. Chris Hughton - new Assistant Manager seems down to earth

Newcastle After 17 Year-Old Gary Madine

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We will not only be linked with many senior players from now until the transfer window closes on August 31st but also lots of younger stars. Gary Madine - 12 goals this season for Carlisle Youth team

Newcastle After Young Scottish Whiz Kid

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Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan is looking at a few players in Scotland who may help Newcastle strengthen their squad in the summer. Steven Fletcher - 20 year old striker tracked by Real Madrid

Shay Given Could Be Out for the Season

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There are reports today that Shay Given could be out for 6 weeks or even for the rest of the season. Shay Given - could be out for the season

Malcolm Backs Kevin - Hope Newcastle Fans Do

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We've noticed that quite a few Newcastle fans seem to already be doubting the wisdom of appointing Kevin Keegan as the manager of Newcastle United. Malcolm MacDonald - Keegan very good in transfer market

Newcastle Reserves Lose 2-0 at Wigan

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Newcastle United Reserves' four game unbeaten run came to an end tonight, when Wigan Reserves won fairly comfortably 2-0. Adam Sadler - Newcastle fielded a young side

Focus on Newcastle Youth: Kazenga Lua Lua

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Thus is the start of a new series we'll be running as we profile some of Newcastle's exciting young stars, who are working their way up at the club. Kazenga Lua Lua - 17 years old and looks good already

Forster, Kadar, Edgar, Tozer, Baheng in Action Tonight

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Reserve team coach Adam Sadler takes his Newcastle United Reserve team to Wigan Athletic tonight. David Edgar - 20 year old Canadian captains Reserves tonight

Hughton In Awe of Fantastic Newcastle United

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Chris Hughton arrived at Newcastle United for his first day of work at his new club yesterday. Chris Hughton - Kevin's new Assistant Manager

Given Rushed Back Too Quickly - Harper Plays Saturday

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It seems like Kevin Keegan pushed Shay Given back on Saturday too quickly and of course Shay paid for that with yet another groin injury. Shay Given - returned too soon last Saturday

Emre and Viduka Still Doubtful for Saturday

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Two players who could really help the team at the moment are out injured, and we are hoping that Mark Viduka and Emre come back from injury just as soon as possible. Emre and Mark Viduka - both recovering from niggly injuries

Owen and Duff Couldn’t Have Worked Harder - Keegan

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Kevin Keegan talked today about two of his most experienced players in Michael Owen and Damien Duff. Michael Owen and Damien Duff - two of our experienced Internationals

Keegan’s Management Record Over 50% Win Average

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We've been asked by some of our readers to detail Kevin Keegan's management record so here it is. Kevin Keegan's overall management win record is over 50%

Hughton Asked to Fix Newcastle Defense

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Chris Hughton, Kevin's new coach at Newcastle starts work today and he is being asked immediately to plug Newcastle's defense. Chris Hughton - new Newcastle coach

Poll: Should Shearer Join Keegan at Newcastle?

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We have a new poll out today and are asking the question - SHOULD SHEARER JOIN KEEGAN AT NEWCASTLE? Alan Shearer - should he link up with Keegan in the summer?

Keegan - Players’ Efforts Were Admirable

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Newcastle United boss Kevin Keegan today admitted the task of turning Newcastle's fortunes around this season will not be an easy one. Kevin Keegan - thought players' efforts were admirable

Keegan Retains Confidence In His Players

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Newcastle's display on Saturday disappointed everybody connected to Newcastle United, including Keegan, the players and the fans. So what can we do about this terrible lack of form over the last two months? Kevin Keegan - players lack self confidence

Shearer - Newcastle Fans Will Support Keegan

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Alan Shearer talked to BBC Radio Five today and seems to be confident that Keegan will get time to turn Newcastle United around. Alan Shearer - fans will remain behind the team this time around

Steve Harper So Down To Earth

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Steve Harper, our second string goalkeeper came on in the second half for the injured Shay Given on Saturday, and played very well, making a couple of great saves to keep the score down. Steve Harper - two great saves on Saturday

Keegan - We’ll Bring Top Players and Youngsters To Newcatsle

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A really good interview with Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan in the Sunday Sun today, where he admits Newcastle want to follow the Arsenal blueprint for success. Chris and Kevin - seem to be on the same wavelength

Newcastle United Relegation Watch

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Our terrible defeat yesterday hasn't lost us too much ground to those teams below us in the Premier League. Most of those teams also lost their games. Abdoulaye Faye - scored for Newcastle yesterday

What Went Wrong Yesterday? Everything

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We thought we'd take a look at what we wanted for the team selection yesterday in our Match Preview and see what Kevin actually did with the team. Kevin Keegan - included Butt and Smith but was still reasonable

Newcastle Fans’ Dismay at Inept Performances

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The inept performances of Newcastle United since December 15th, when we last won in the Premier League, have come as a total shock to most Newcastle fans. Not that the performances before that were too much better. Chris Mort - Newcastle Chairman looked depressed yesterday

Relegation Clouds Gather over Newcastle

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Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan has now admitted what is becoming more real with every dismal loss - that we are in a relegation scrap. Kevin Keegan - relegation scrap now looms

Newcastle United Honor Sir Bobby Robson

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We were very pleased to see Bobby Robson congratulated on his 75th birthday before yesterday's game with Manchester United with the unveiling of a bronze statue of Sir Bobby that will be placed within St. James Park as a lasting reminder for what he did for the club between 1999 and 2004, and throughout his [.

Painful Observations on Newcastle Red Devils Game

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Here are some thoughts and observation on another terrible loss in the Premier League today.

Keegan - Third Goal Was The Killer

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Newcastle Manager Keegan talked after the match and admitted the second goal conceded just before half time wasn't good, but the third goal was the killer this afternoon against Manchester United. Kevin Keegan - 3rd goal was the killer

Kevin Has Real Fight On His Hands

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After today's rather humiliating defeat against Manchester United 5-1 at home it's becoming clearer by the week that we may not be good enough. Kevin Keegan - real fight on his hands this season

Painful Observations on Newcastle Red Devils Game

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Here are some thoughts and observation on another terrible loss in the Premier League today. Abdoulaye Faye - first goal for Newcastle today

FT: Newcastle 1 Manchester United 5 - Magpies Thrashed

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This was a result Newcastle fans were hoping just wouldn't happen. But after being thrashed 6-0 at Old Trafford a few weeks back the Red Devils strolled through this game, and ended up 5-1 winners even thought they hardly got out of second gear most of the game.

HT: Newcastle 0 Manchester United 2 - Manchester Too Good

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Newcastle started the game well and matched Manchester United with some decent football in the first 20 minutes. But then some poor defending again, led to the Magpies conceding a sloppy goal after 25 minutes.

Newcastle vs Manchester United - Teams - Faye Starts

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Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan has made two changes to the side which was beaten at Aston Villa two weeks ago, as Abdoulaye Faye Faye comes in for Claudio Cacapa at center-back and Charles N'Zogbia returns to the team.

Newcastle Show Interest in Celtic’s Aiden McGeady

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There are reports today in Scotland's the Daily Record that Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan is interested in bringing Celtic's Aiden McGeady to Tyne-side. Aiden McGeady - speedy winger turns 22 in April

Emre Out For Two Weeks With Calf Injury

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The bad news today is that Emre has suffered an injury in training and will be out for about two weeks. Emre - out for 2 weeks with calf problem

Chris Hughton Brought in to Replace Nigel Pearson

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There are reports today that Newcastle Manager Kevin Keegan will appoint former Tottenham Hotspur assistant manager Chris Hughton, as his assistant manager at St James' Park. Chris Hughton - familiar figure at Spurs

Keegan and Fans Looking for Big Improvement

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After 2 weeks of intensive training. our game with the Red Devils just over 6 hours away, and we'll be able to tell just how much progress we've made in that time – we hope it's a lot. Kevin Keegan - 2 weeks of intensive training with the squad

Keegan Maximum Respect For Sir Alex Ferguson

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Kevin Keegan has talked at length today about Sir Alex Ferguson. Kevin Keegan - has highest respect for Alex Ferguson

McDermott - Spirits High in Newcastle Camp

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Terry McDermott has talked to the Evening Chronicle today and says training over the last two weeks has taken place with the players in good spirits. Keegan and McDermott - looks like somebody did something dumb

Keegan Wants Committed Performance Tomorrow

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Keegan is hoping his players can be on their top form tomorrow to give Manchester United a game in a chance to invigorate the club's fans. Newcastle fans - the people who really matter at the club

Keegan and Newcastle United To Help Gascoigne - Great

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Kevin Keegan has put some good news out today that our club Newcastle United, will offer full support to Paul Gascoigne as the Dunston-born player experiences a very difficult phase of his life. Paul Gascoigne - Newcastle United will help their former player - great

Keegan So Impressed With Our African Contingent

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Kevin Keegan said today he feels the squad has been given a big lift, since our four African players returned from the African Cup of Nations in Ghana. From top left clockwise - Faye, Beye, Martins and Geremi

Newcastle vs Manchester United - Match Preview

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After an enforced break of two weeks we entertain Manchester United at t. James' Park tomorrow, in what promises to be a good game.

Mort - Keegan Positive Influence Throughout Club

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Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort has been speaking to the Newcastle Journal today and says that manager Kevin Keegan has a made a positive influence at all levels of the club. Chris Mort - Newcastle's young chairman

Mort Again Rubbishes Takeover Talk

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Chris Mort hasn't been saying too much lately but he was interviewed today by the Newcastle Journal and says again, something we all knew, that any talk of a takeover of Newcastle United is just complete rubbish. Chris Mort - getting tired of all the made-up takeover rubbish

Ferguson Unfair with Wes Brown Comments

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Alex Ferguson is depressed that Wes Brown may leave the club in the summer after he has finally rejected the final offer of Manchester United. Â Alex Ferguson - annoyed with Wes Brown for wanting to leave

Geremi - I Know All About Kevin Keegan

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One thing we are really hoping for the run-in to this season is improved from Geremi, who is back from the African Cup of Nations, and seemingly raring to go for Newcastle United and new manager Kevin Keegan. Geremi - confidence gained from good displays for Cameroon

Should Newcastle Bid Northern Rock Goodbye?

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It is being reported that Newcastle United want to hold talks with their shirt sponsors, Northern Rock. Freddy Shepherd - sleight of hand with Newcastle's sponsorship money

McDermott Has Full Confidence in Keegan

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Terry McDermott is working closely with Kevin Keegan, as is Arthur Cox, as they try to bring about some resurgence in the performances of Newcastle United, which have been poor, to say the least, in the last 4 games. Keegan and McDermott look on together

Can Milner Make Step Up to Full England Squad?

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James Milner's next challenge is to play well enough for Newcastle that he makes it into the full England squad. James Milner - can he make jump into full England squad?

Les Thinks Newcastle Will Be Motivated for Saturday

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Les Ferdinand, one of the nicest guys ever to play for Newcastle United, is now an analyst with Setanta Sports, who have the game live and exclusive on Saturday. Les Ferdinand in in his playing days at Newcastle

Newcastle Miles Away From Europe

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Having watched the last two European League matches involving Liverpool, Arsenal and the two Milan sides this week, it puts into perspective where Newcastle are in today's football hierarchy - nowhere. Kevin Keegan - can he qualify us for Europe next season?

Newcastle Hardly Interested in Bent at £16M

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Newcastle could very well be interested in Tottenham Hotspur's Darren Bent, but certainly not for anywhere near the £16.5M Spurs paid Charlton for his services last June. Darren Bent - Bobby Robson almost signed him in early 2003 - for peanuts

Give Andy Carroll a Start Saturday

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Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan has said today he may use striker at some stage in the Manchester United game on Saturday, and that is why he didn't play for three Reserves against Liverpool on Monday night. Andrew Carroll - give the youngster a start on Saturday

Looks Like Smith A Likely Starter on Saturday

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Kevin Keegan talked today about Alan Smith, who Kevin sees as a center forward and not a midfield player that Sam had Alan playing when he was here. Alan Smith -seen only as a striker by Keegan

Given Expecting to Get Points on Saturday

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Shay Given has talked today how Newcastle are expecting to get something out of Saturday's game against second placed Manchester United at St. James' Park. Shay Given - usually plays well against Man United

Who Should Newcastle Unload In The Summer?

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Yes, we know we're not safe from relegation yet, but assuming we come to life and stay in the Premier League - who do you think Kevin should allow to move on in the summer? Shola Ameobi - odds-on to move out in the summer?

Toss Up Who Needs Points Most on Saturday

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There doesn't seem to be much new news today on Newcastle United, other than everybody is looking forward to the game against Manchester United on Saturday. Wes Brown - at St. James' Park on Saturday

Keegan Team Selection Will Tell Fans A Lot

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One thing that will tell us a lot about what Kevin Keegan is thinking is the Newcastle line-up he will announce at around 11:45 AM next Saturday. Kevin Keegan - almost full choice of players for Saturday

Keegan Aware of Massive Game On Saturday

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Newcastle have a very important game on Saturday, and it will be the first game since the terrible 4-1 defeat against Aston Villa, after we were ahead at the break 1-0, and deserved to be. Kevin Keegan - good record against Ferguson

Given Looks To Be Fit – Oba Martins Doesn’t

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It's rather surprising but it looks as though Oba Martins will still not be fit enough for the game with Manchester United on Saturday. Oba Martins - probably not fit for Saturday

Adam Sadler - Forster Becoming Top Goalkeeper

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Reserve Team Manager Adam Sadler thinks Newcastle's 6′4″ goalkeeper Fraser Forster can achieve whatever he wants to in the game of football. Fraser Forster - making a name for himself with brilliant Reserve team displays

Vast Improvement Needed Against Red Devils

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Kevin Keegan has had 2 weeks to train the Newcastle players ready for the tough game coming up against the Red Devils on Saturday at St. James' Park in a 5:15 PM kick off. Kevin Keegan - can he work his magic on Newcastle?

Keegan Pushing His Players Hard

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Damien Duff talked to the Official Newcastle United Web Site, and admitted that Kevin Keegan has been pushing hard the Newcastle United squad in training, since the pathetic demolition that was the Aston Villa game. Damien Duff - Keegan has pushed them hard in training - good

Are Newcastle Still Interested in Ben Haim?

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There are reports today that Newcastle United may still be interested in Tal Ben Haim of Chelsea. Tal Ben Haim - are Newcastle still interested in him?

Nigel Pearson Appointed Southampton Manager

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Former Newcastle United coach Nigel Pearson, who only left Newcastle on 8th February, just 10 days ago, has been appointed the new manager at Southampton. Nigel Pearson - former Assistant Manager now in charge at Southampton

Forster Magnificent in Reserves Stalemate

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19 year-old goalkeeper Fraser Forster put in a tremendous exhibition of goalkeeping tonight at St. James' Park, to deny Liverpool and keep the Reserves unbeaten string going and now at four games. Fraser Forster - goalkeeper in brilliant form this season

Keegan Warning to His Players

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Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan has pointed out that there are many first team places still up for grabs at the club. Kevin Keegan - urges players to capture first team spot

Keegan So Impressed With Tamas Kadar

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Keegan talked to Newcastle World TV and has been impressed with some of the young talent the club has brought in during January. Tamas Kadar - already impressed Keegan big time

Ben Tozer - St. James’ Park Is Fantastic

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17 year old Ben Tozer seems to be settling in very nicely on Tyne-side, but still hasn't quite come to terms with the top players at the club and the great St. James' Park Stadium. Ben Tozer - settling in well on Tyne-side

Wide Range of Players Could Arrive in Summer

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Kevin Keegan has told his Newcastle players to secure their Premiership status quickly to allow him to start overhauling the squad. Kevin Keegan - who's on his transfer list?

Macedonia Striker Still Pursued by Newcastle

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There have been reports ever since the opening of the January transfer window, that Lazio striker Goran Pandev is a target for Newcastle United. Goran Pandev - see you in the summer

Nicky Shorey Would Be Great Buy for Newcastle

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Some updated news this morning on one of our potential transfer targets in the summer. Nicky Shorey - at £5M would be a great buy for the Toon

Liverpool Striker Would Do Well at Newcastle

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There is news today that Peter Crouch is considering buying out his contract with the Liverpool club in the summer. Peter Crouch - has option to buy out his contract at Liverpool

Top Teenagers in Action Tonight Against Liverpool

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Newcastle United Reserves will be in action tonight, in an attractive Reserve match against Liverpool at St. James' Park in a 7 PM kick off. Tamas Kadar - 17 year old Hungarian will start at center-back tonight

Takeover Talk of Newcastle Is Simply Nonsense

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There's been a lot of takeover speculation on Newcastle United over the weekend and even today. Alan Shearer - has immediately denied any link to North East bid for Newcastle

Nicky Shorey Would Be Great Buy for Newcastle

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Some updated news this morning on one of our potential transfer targets in the summer. Nicky Shorey - at £5M would be a great buy for the Toon

Robson - Tough Slog Ahead for Keegan

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Bobby Robson is an admired football manager, and what he says is usually very close to the truth. And he thinks it's going to be a real tough slog for Kevin Keegan at Newcastle in the foreseeable future. Bobby Robson at the BBC Lifetime Achievement Award with one of his former players Gary Lineker

Luque Pockets £1.6M And It’s All Legal

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The Sunday Sun is reporting today that Albert Luque, a player we paid almost £10M for, and then sold for less than £2M 2 years later, has been awarded a £1.6M settlement, after a Spanish judge ordered Deportivo La Coruna to pay up on his contract. Albert Luque - will be 1.6M richer from Newcastle transfer

New Management Structure at Newcastle United

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We listed the structure of the club on one of our site = yesterday afternoon and we'd thought it woulkd be good to highlight that structure today. Mike Ashley and Chris Mort - Owner and Chairman The lad below Ashley looks like a future Chairman 50 years down the road

Four of Last Five Newcastle Managers - Best Ever

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No, that's not meant to be a fake headline to get you to read this story. It's actually true, based on the win percentage of Newcastle managers, since 1930, and we can hardly believe it. Graeme Souness - 6th best Newcastle manager ever - we don't think so

Arthur Cox and Keegan Will Steady Newcastle Ship

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Arthur Cox has returned to Newcastle United to help out Kevin Keegan, but we're not sure how long his stay will be, but long enough we hope to help Kevin sort out the club and point it in the right direction for success. Arthur Cox managed Newcastle from 1980 to 1984

Mike Ashley Unlikely To Sell Newcastle United

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A piece of interesting news this morning in the News of the World who are reporting that a group of North East Businessman are putting together a £250M bid for Newcastle United and want Alan Shearer to join their effort and give them some support. Ashley and Mort - good executive leadership of the club

Keegan Has Money To Spend in the Summer

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There are several reports yesterday and today that Kevin Keegan will be handed £50M in the transfer market this summer. Kevin Keegan - enough money to spend in the summer transfer marker

Tommy Wright Talks About Keegan’s First Reign

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Goalkeeper Tommy Wright, who is now 44, first joined Newcastle back in January, 1988 for a transfer fee of £30,000 from Linfield. Tommy Wright - former Newcastle United goalkeeper

Adam Sadler Important Cog in Newcastle Wheel

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Adam Sadler was recently appointed Newcastle Reserve Team Manager, and he will become an important cog in the Newcastle wheel as he will be in charge of most of our exciting up and coming youngsters at the club. Adam Sadler - well thought of coach at Newcastle United

Jimmy Greaves - Keegan Will Have Nightmare Failure

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Jimmy Greaves was a great player in his time, but now he is in the journalist business and today gives his views on Keven Keegan's chances of success at Newcastle, the second time around, and thinks (or is that "hopes") it will be a nightmare. Jimmy Greaves - in his playing days at Spurs

Newcastle Interested in Kuyt - Hope Not

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Reports in today's Daily Mirror suggest that Newcastle United are keeping tabs on Dirk Kuyt at Liverpool, and may make a £8M bid in the summer. Dirk Kuyt - Newcastle interested in him - hope not

Keegan Must Give Edgar a Chance

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David Edgar was the best player on the field last Monday night, when the Newcastle Reserves team drew with Manchester City reserves, 1-1, at St.James' Park in front of both club managers Kevin Keegan and Sven Eriksson. David Edgar - deserves a game in first team

Glenn Roeder Doing Nicely at Norwich

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Glenn Roeder took over as manager of Norwich City on October 31st last year, when the Canaries were bottom of the Championship. They are now in 13th place of 24 teams, and may even be able to make the playoffs this season. Glenn Roeder - doing great in East Anglia with Lee Clark

Sam Takes Swipe at Mike Ashley and Chris Mort

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Sam Allardyce has taken a decent swipe at Newcastle Owner Mike Ashley and Newcastle Chairman in the Daily Mail this morning. Sam Allardyce - took the Newcastle Job last May

Czech Midfielder On Newcastle’s Radar Screen

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Newcastle United will face challenges in the summer for the senior players Keegan will try to entice to the club. That's also true for some of the youngsters we will try to capture, and one example of that is 20 year old FC Brno midfielder Lubos Kalouda. Lubos Kalouda - still a target for Newcastle United

Keegan Impressed with Faye - Good

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We were surprised when Keegan left Abdoulaye Faye on the bench last Saturday, and his physical presence and heading ability were badly needed against Aston Villa, but for some reason Keegan didn't use him. Abdoulaye Faye - Keegan impressed with Senegalese star

Bobby Robson Talks About His Great Career

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Sir Bobby Robson has given a long interview this morning to Luke Edwards, the Chief Sports Writer of the Newcastle Journal and we cannot resist listing the interview this morning, and making some of our own comments on Bobby's great career in football. Bobby Robson when managing England

Keegan To Execute Two Phase Plan at Newcastle

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It's a two phase plan that Kevin Keegan wants to exercise in the next 6 months at Newcastle. Kevin Keegan - two phase plan he is executing

Robson Thinks Newcastle Can Break Top 4 Monopoly

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As we pointed out on Wednesday in 3 of the seasons since Bobby Robson left Newcastle we have the worst Newcastle record in the Premier league in terms of both points and position, including this one. Bobby Robson - one of the greatest ever English Managers

Newcastle Future Still Bleak for Ameobi

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Shola Ameobi was fit at the start of the season, for the first time for at least two years, after undergoing a successful hip operation in Colorado in October of 2006 at the Steadman-Hawkin Clinic. Shola Ameobi - seems to have completely lost his form

Five Englishman For Newcastle In The Summer

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There are several English players who are available and very experienced in the Premier League, who could improve our team appreciably for next season. Kevin Keegan - will improve the Newcastle squad in the summer

Gavin Peacock - Keegan Ready for Take-Off Again

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Gavin Peacock played 105 times for Newcastle United from 1990-1993 scoring 35 goals, and he was at Newcastle when Keegan took up his first management appointment at the club in 1992. John Motson with Gavin Peacock in the BBC booth - cheer up John!

Beye - Competition for Places at Newcastle

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Habiob Beye, freshly back from Ghana, and having a difficult game in his return to the team on Saturday, said today that no player at Newcastle United can be certain of their place in the first team line-up when Manchester United come to Tyne-side a week this Saturday. Habib Beye - nobody's place safe at [.

Top Youngsters at Newcastle United - Keegan

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Kevin Keegan has been very pleased with the level of skill displayed by the youngsters we currently have at Newcastle United. This is one of the most positive and hopeful areas of the club right now. Kevin Keegan - delighted with the youngsters at the club

Newcastle Winger Too Fast

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Newcastle United winger Damien Duff is facing yet another possible driving ban, after this time being clocked at more than 100mph. Damien Duff - caught speeding - again

Newcastle United 14th Richest Club in the World

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Deloitte have issued their Deloitte Football Money League and three Premier Clubs are in the top 5. Real Madrid remain top with Newcastle dropping one place from last year to 14th position, despite their lack of success in both the Premier League and Europe.

Owen Looking Better With Every Game

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We have no complaints with the way Michael Owen is playing for Newcastle since Kevin Keegan arrived at the club, and there's no doubt his performance on Saturday was one of the few positive points about the game at Villa Park. Michael Owen - starting to play really well at Newcastle

Shay Given back for Manchester United

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Shay Given had another of his groin strains on Saturday at Villa Park, but it looks like it's only a minor strain, and he should be fit for the big upcoming game against Manchester United on 23rd February. Shay Given should be fit for Manchester United game

Newcastle Need Goals From Oba Martins

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Oba Martins has returned from Ghana, and seems very keen to play for King Kevin at Newcastle, now that the Nigerian seems to be getting fit following his ankle injury. Oba Martins - looking forward to playing for Keegan

Carroll Not Leaving Newcastle This Season

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Kevin Keegan has decided not to let Andrew Carroll go out on loan this season. Carroll just completed his loan move to Preston North End in January, and that didn't go too well, since Andrew didn't get many games at Deepdale. Andrew Carroll - will stay at Newcastle this season

Newcastle After 22 Year-Old Spanish Defender

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According to Sky Sports, Newcastle are said to be one of three clubs chasing Athletic Bilbao defender Fernando Amorbieta. Fernando Amorebieta - 22 year old 6′4″ defender from Athletic Bilbao

Since Bobby Left, Newcastle Have Been a Disaster

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Ever since Bobby Robson was sacked, for only getting us into 5th place in the Premier league in 2004, and failing to qualify for the European Champions League, Newcastle have completely lost their way, to say the least. The great Bobby Robson - one of Newcastle's best ever managers

Who’s Scoring Newcastle Goals This Season

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We had a couple of requests yesterday to conduct a review of the goals we have scored this season. So here is some information on the goals scored so far and who is scoring them for us. Martins and Owen - Oba has 7 and Michael has 6 total goals this season

N’Zogbia Leaving Newcastle In The Summer?

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A long interview with Kevin Keegan in this morning's Newcastle Journal about Charles N'Zogbia. It may be the youngster has already made up his mind to leave Newcastle, although both Keegan and Charles have said they will keep an open mind until the end of the season. Charles N'Zogbia - we expect 21 year-old to leave in [.

Can Newcastle get Richard Dunne in the Summer?

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Sven Eriksson seems to have been having trouble with the contracts of his two excellent central defenders, Micah Richards and Richard Dunne. Richard Dunne - excellent performance by the Manchester City captain

Martins Can Be Vital Player For Newcastle

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Kevin Keegan has talked about our 23 year-old striker Oba Martins, just back from the African Cup of Nations in Ghana, and he is hoping his pace can help us in the coming vital games. Oba Martins -we need him to hit the goal train quickly Kevin talked about Oba and first of all addressed his ankle [.

Carroll Wants Chance - Barton Cleared

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Looks like Andy Carroll is playing well for the Reserves with another good goal last night, to make it 4 goals in 4 appearances for the Reserves since he returned from his loan spell at Preston North End. Andrew Carroll - wants first team chance this season

Viduka Getting Sharper By The Day

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Kevin Keegan has talked about Mark Viduka with the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today, and it's good that we get some idea from Kevin as to what he really thinks about the 32 year-old 6′2″ Australian striker. Mark Viduka - will get a run of games when he's sharper

Will Keegan Give Youth a Chance at Newcastle?

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We always like to see managers watching the Reserve Team games and even the Youth Team games sometimes, so it was good to see both Kevin Keegan and Sven Eriksson at the Newcastle United vs Manchester City Reserve game last night at St. James' Park, which ended in a 1-1 draw, in front of only [...]

Owen Showing Glimpses of Old Form

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There's no doubt that since Kevin Keegan arrived at the club, Michael Owen has looked a better player and is starting to approach his old form. Michael Owen - showing glimpses of old goal-scoring form

What’s Sam Up To With His Ambitious Comments?

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We've resisted giving any publicity to the quotes made last week by our former manager Sam Allardyce, when he said that his ambition was stronger than Newcastle's. Sam Allardyce - says his ambition was greater than the Newcastle United club

Kevin Keegan In Key Training Sessions For Newcastle

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Kevin Keegan and his coaches are starting some intensive coaching and training today, which will end up with a game a week on Saturday against second placed Manchester United at St. James' Park, where the aim is to give a good performance and show things are improving. Kevin Keegan - a lot of hard work [.

Keegan and Eriksson See Reserve Teams Draw

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Shola Ameobi had a run out in the Reserves last night against Manchester City Reserves, in which the teams ended up 1-1 at St. James' Park. Manchester City were fielding an experienced side and both Sven Eriksson and Kevin Keegan were on hand to watch their reserve sides play. Shola Ameobi - played for 83 [.

Keegan No Fear Of Drop – Atalanta Furious about Fabio

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Two pieces of news today, the first of which is a positive message from manager Kevin Keegan in that he thinks the players we have at the club now will not let the team drop into the relegation zone. Kevin Keegan - has confidence in players to avoid relegation concerns

Keegan Knows What’s Needed At Newcastle

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Newcastle United have lots of work they can do in the enforced two-week break before the next game against Manchester United in just under a couple of weeks. And it looks like Keegan's summary of the game on Saturday was spot on. Kevin Keegan - lots of work to get done on training pitch

Welcome to Newcastle - Ole Soderberg

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Sweden under-17 international Soderberg joined Newcastle from BK Haken in Sweden on the last day of the transfer window. Ole Soderberg - Newcastle's new 17 year-old 6′5″ goalkeeper

Wages Should Be Docked for Saturday’s Performance

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Steven Taylor, our 22 year-old center-back, has talked about the nightmare, which was the second half against Aston Villa on Saturday, in which the whole side completely capitulated, gave up 4 goals, and stopped even trying by the end of the game. Steven Taylor - it was just like at Old Trafford

Disillusioned Players Should Snap Out Of It

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Kevin Keegan thinks it will be possible for him to lift the spirits of Newcastle's disillusioned players, before our important home game with Manchester United a week on Saturday. Kevin Keegan - had to be surprised by the second half performance

Keegan Is Big Smith Fan - But Why?

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One of our few disappointments with Kevin Keegan, since he took over as manager, is that he seems to have the same enthusiastic opinion about Alan Smith as Sam Allardyce did. Kevin Keegan - big fan of Alan Smith

Newcastle In Relegation Fight - Duff

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Damien Duff has realized that Newcastle are now very close to, if not in, the relegation quagmire and we was in the Blackburn Rovers team that was relegated a few season ago. Damien Duff - Newcastle now in relegation scrap

Season Has Been a Disaster for Newcastle United

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This is turning out to be a disastrous season for Newcastle United, and we now have 28 points from our 26 games, and if we don't reach 43 points it will be Newcastle's worst ever season in the Premier League. The previous worst was last season. Kevin Keegan - tough job through the end of the [...]

Keegan Wants Extended Stay for Owen

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The Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan has come out and admitted he wants striker Michael Owen to sign a new deal with the club, before his current contract expires in 18 months. Michael Owen - starting to play his part at Newcastle?

Geremi Fails at Last Hurdle - Egypt Wins

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Geremi and Cameroon failed to win the African Cup of Nations tonight when Egypt, who are the reigning champions, fully deserved their 1-0 win in Ghana. Geremi - Cameroon beaten 1-0 in African Cup of Nations Final

How Much is N’Zogbia Worth In Transfer Market?

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In our most recent poll, which we closed today, 65% of Newcastle fans think that if Newcastle are forced to sell Charles N'Zogbia in the summer, we should get £10M-£15M for him or more. Charles N"Zogbia - most Newcastle fans think he's worth between £10M and £15M

Welcome to Newcastle - Wesley Baheng

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Newcastle United reached a pre-contract agreement with French club Le Havre for 18 year-old striker Wesley Ngo Baheng last October and Wesley finally arrived on Tyne-side in early January. Wesley Baheng - 18 year old French striker stand 6′4″ tall

Get Shearer In to Help Keegan Now

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In the last week we've heard from both Kevin Keegan and Alan Shearer about Alan coming to Newcastle to work under Kevin, probably initially as a coach. Alan Shearer - Newcastle needs him right now to work with Kevin

Newcastle Relegation Fight Looming

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Kevin Keegan has truthfully admitted to the BBC that Newcastle's poor form could see the club dragged into the relegation dogfight, which is the last thing we wanted this season. Kevin Keegan - relegation fight looming?

Michael Owen’s Attitude Is First Class

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An excellent article written in the News of The World today by Michael Owen gives us a little insight into what Michael is thinking about losing his England place. Michael Owen - his attitude is first class

Newcastle Need More Leadership on the Field

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Like most Newcastle fans we've been thinking deeply since yesterday's latest capitulation in the second half, this time against Aston Villa as to just what is wrong with this side and the players. Jonathan Woodgate - can you imagine that display if he was in the team?

Geremi Has Been Outstanding - Keegan

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Geremi has been in good form for Cameroon at the African Cup of Nations – and his new boss Kevin Keegan thinks that will be good for Newcastle United, once he returns. Geremi - has been playing well for Cameroon

Keegan Must Pick Strongest Newcastle Side

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We were disappointed at the team Keegan picked yesterday because it seemed to display the fallacies of our former two managers Sam Allardyce and Glenn Roeder, by keeping the older experienced players in the team, even it meant playing them out of position, at the expense of the youngesters. Kevin Keegan - don't play Carr at [.

Newcastle So Very Fragile - Keegan

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Newcastle played well in the first half today, and Michael Owen scored a great opportunist headed goal after just 5 minutes and we were 1-0 up at the break. But then in the last 45 minutes we gave it all away, and seemed to give up the fight, and were well beaten in the end by [...]

Nigel Pearson Wanted To Leave Newcastle

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It seems that Nigel Pearson was the one who wanted to leave Newcastle United, and his decision to leave seems to have surprised Kevin Keegan. Nigel Pearson - told Keegan he wanted to leave

Newcastle Players Surrender - It’s Not Good Enough

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Here are some comments and observations on today's game, but our major complaint today is that we gave up the fight when we went 2-1 down after 6 minutes into the second half. That's completely unacceptable to the Newcastle United faithful.

FT: Aston Villa 4 Newcastle 1 - Cause for Concern

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After giving a fine performance in the first half at Villa Park today, Newcastle United utterly collapsed in the second half and were soundly beaten by Aston Villa by 4-1.

HT: Aston Villa 0 Newcastle 1 - Owen Scores

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Newcastle got off to a great start in their game at Villa Park when Newcastle Michael Owen headed home a half chance from a great Damien Duff left wing cross to put Newcastle ahead after only 5 minutes.

Aston Villa vs Newcastle: Teams - Emre Dropped

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Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan makes two changes to the side which drew with Middlesbrough last weekend.

Welcome To Newcastle - Ben Tozer

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Ben Tozer signed a 4.5 year deal at Newcastle on January 7th, and was the very first teenager into the club of the 5 top youngsters we signed during the January transfer window. Ben Tozer - just after signing for the famous Magpies

Pearson’s Departure Leaves Door Open for Shearer

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As we reported late least night Nigel Pearson has left his coaching position at Newcastle United and news (rumors) today suggest that can open the way for Alan Shearer to take a coaching position at the club. Alan Shearer - could join the club once his responsibilities to BBC finish

Owen Now Motivated To Do Well at Newcastle

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There's a good article in the Newcastle Journal this morning by Luke Edwards, on Michael Owen, which also appeared on Luke's web-site a day or two back, which is worth a read by Newcastle fans. Michael Owen - after scoring against Stoke City

Beye Disappointed With Senegal Team Spirit

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Habib Beye was surprisingly straight talking and obviously disappointed with Senegal's performances at the African Cup of Nations, when he talked at length to the Newcastle Journal today. Habib Beye - unhappy with Senegal team spirit - glad to be back

Nigel Pearson Leaves Newcastle United

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Newcastle coach Nigel Pearson has left Newcastle United, according to reports from Sky Sports News last night. Nigel Pearson - has reportedly left Newcastle United

Aston Villa vs Newcastle - Preview of Game

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The Aston Villa game today is one in which Newcastle just have to get down to business, and try to get a result at Villa Park.

What Are Premier League Oweners Thinking?

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The Premier League club owners announced their plan to extend the season by one match (to 39 matches) yesterday, and have every club play one match abroad in January, starting in January 2011.

Taylor - Competition Will Make Newcastle Better

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Steven Taylor is quite happy at St. James' Park to have more experienced defenders fighting for his place at the heart of the Newcastle defense. Steven Taylor in action - heading the ball off the line

Magpies Can Write Good Story at Villa Park

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We have a tough game tomorrow at Villa Park, and Kevin Keegan has talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, before the team left to travel to Birmingham this afternoon. But if the players perform up to their potential, Kevin thinks the players can write a good story for us tomorrow - we hope so. [.

Last Chance Saloon For Ameobi at Newcastle

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Shola had a hip injury last season, but he played through the pain until he was dispatched to the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Colorado, in October 2006, where Alan Shearer and Michael Owen had also been for their injuries. Shola Ameobi - last chance saloon before the end of this season

Keegan Has Selection Choices For Tomorrow

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Kevin Keegan will have a few players back for the important game against Aston Villa tomorrow. Kevin Keegan - spoiled for choice tomorrow?

Keegan Wants Four Top Players In The Summer

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Kevin Keegan talked on Radio Newcastle for two hors yesterday, and as usual Kevin was as honest as the day is long, and it's little wonder Newcastle fans just love this man. Kevin Keegan - on BBC Radio 5 Newcastle for 2 hours last night

Kevin Keegan Has Massive Management Experience

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Keegan talked last night in the Radio 5 talk-in with Newcastle fans, about how the club has to be consolidated and where Newcastle should be in the league. Kevin Keegan - massively experienced in world football

Beye – Keegan a Legend in World Football

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Habib Beye, probably Big Sam's best signing for the club in the summer was off in Ghana for the African Cup of Nations tournament when the surprising news broke that Kevin Keegan had returned as manager of Newcastle United. Habib Beye - Keegan a legend, looking forward to playing for him

Kevin Still Wants Shearer at Newcastle

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Kevin talked last night about Alan Shearer, and there were a few things obvious from that talk, regarding the relationship between the two of them. The two legends of Newcastle United during England training

Welcome to Newcastle - Tamas Kadar

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The 17 year-old Hungarian is a center back, who can also play at left back but prefers central defense, and stands 6′2" tall and probably still growing. Tamas Kadar - after he signed last month

Carroll Out on Loan - Geremi in Finals.

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Newcastle United 19 year-old striker Andy Carroll, who played for the England Under-19s last night in their 2-0 win against Croatia, may be going out on loan. Andrew Carroll - 19 year old may be sent until end of the season

84% of Newcastle Fans Want N’Zogbia to Stay

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We are publishing the results of our most recent poll and Newcastle fans really want Charles N'Zogbia to stay at the club. Charles N'Zogbia - Newcastle fans overwhelmingly want him to stay

Habib Beye Confident of Top Half Finish for Newcastle

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Habib Beye is thankfully back from Ghana, having played for Senegal in the African Cup of Nations, along with his team mate Abdoulaye Faye, two of our best performers this season. Habib Beye - looking forward to Newcastle run of form

Newcastle Just Haven’t Been Good Enough

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As we've mentioned before we've just taken 3 points from the last 8 league games and we must get a win in the league soon. Kevin Keegan - we haven't been good enough on the day

Are Newcastle Still Soft Touch in Transfer Market?

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With a new Chairman, Owner and Manager in place from last season, we wonder if Newcastle are still considered a soft touch in the transfer market. Chris Mort and Kevin Keegan - savvy in transfer market?

Emre Can Assist Michael To Score Goals

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Michael Owen is not playing particularly well for Newcastle United and certainly hasn't scored many goals for us. Michael Owen - can he get on goals track again?

12 Newcastle Players On International Duty – No Injuries!

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A lot of our boys were in action for their countries last night and we haven't heard of any injuries being sustained. Fingers crossed. Damien Duff - picked up his 67th cap for Ireland in 1-0 defeat to Brazil

Newcastle Took Calculated Gamble - Keegan

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Newcastle's manager Kevin Keegan has admitted that bringing in no new senior players in the January transfer window is a calculated gamble that the club have made. Kevin Keegan - we took gamble in January transfer market

England Start With Good Performance and Win

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In Fabio Capello's first game in charge for England, against Switzerland at Wembley tonight, the Italian manager got off to a winning start when England beat the Swiss 2-1. England celebrate the winning goal scored by Wright-Phillips

Welcome to Newcastle - Fabio Zamblera

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Fabio Zamblera has been transferred to Newcastle United from Italian club Atalanta, and Newcastle completed the deal just before the January transfer window closed. Fabio Zamblera - did he just miss? our new 6′3″ 17 year-old striker

Starting England Team - Owen Dropped

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Fabio Capello's first team selection has just been announced and as expected Michael Owen does not make the starting eleven. Michael Owen - dropped by Fabio Capello

Smith Probably A Squad Player For Keegan

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A lot of fans have wondered how Alan Smith will fare under Kevin Keegan at Newcastle United and we get some hints from an interview Kevin gave today to the Evening Chronicle. Alan Smith - will not play every game for Keegan

Emre One Among Many To Benefit From Keegan

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Good words today from someone who will think will have a new career ahead of him at Newcastle United, so we're happy he's happy at Newcastle. We're talking about our great little midfielder from Turkey, Emre. Emre - very happy at Newcastle United

Mucih Air Disaster - A Tribute and Facts

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This piece is dedicated to all those who both perished and survived the Munich Air disaster which took place 50 years ago today.

Munich Air Disaster - A Sad Day to Remember

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It was just after 2pm on Wednesday 6th February, 1958, when news start to filter through the school, on a cold Newcastle day, that the plane carrying the successful Manchester United side with Matt Busby, Bobby Charlton and the great Duncan Edwards and other players and journalists on board, may have crashed.

Newcastle Must Start To Pick Up Points

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The Newcastle squad is finally get back to full strength for the weekend visit to Aston Villa on Saturday, and that's good because we just have to start picking up some points in the league. Kevin Keegan - almost a full squad to choose from

Martins Will Likely Miss Game at Aston Villa

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Oba Martins has picked up an ankle injury while training with the Nigeria squad and is now a major doubt for Saturday's game at Aston Villa. Oba Martins - he must have just scored - which way is up?

Charles N’Zogbia Attracting London Clubs

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It was something that was bound to happen given the news from Kevin Keegan earlier in the week that Charles N'Zogbia may not be too happy at Newcastle United. Charles N'Zogbia - wants to play for a London club

N’Zogbia, Enrique Play in Spain’s 2-0 Win Over France

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The Spanish Under-21 side beat France last night in their friendly game in Benidorm, when a goal in each half was enough to beat the visitors 2-0. Newcastle players Jose Enrique and Charles N'Zogbia both played the full game for their countries, Spain and France respectively. Enrique and N'Zogbia - both played the full [.

Owen To Be England’s First Casualty Under Capello?

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Michael Owen fears that he may be dropped from the England team for Fabio Capello's first game in charge at Wembley tonight, against Switzerland. Fabio Capello - coach doesn't think Owen is good team player

Milner Breakthrough Ensures England U-21 Victory

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Ireland held out for 60 minutes against a superior England Under-21 side, before Stephen O'Halloran deflected James Milner's low cross into his own net. James Milner scored one and should be given credit for another

Given and Duff In Ireland Team vs Brazil

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Congratulations to both Shay Given and Damien Duff for making the Ireland team to play Brazil at Croke Park on Wednesday eveing. Damien Duff - back in Ireland Team after injury

Newcastle United Blog Passes 3M Hits

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Since our web-site started last April 23rd, we have now attained 3M hits, with our last 1M hits coming since December 13th, shortly after we became an independent site. Kevin Keegan and Billionaire Owner - what else do we need? Nothing.

Newcastle Will Continue To Be Top Quality Side - Taylor

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Steven Taylor has talked today to the BBC and has no doubt at all, that Newcastle will continue to be a top quality side. Steven Taylor - Newcastle are top quality side

Owen To Continue Working Hard For Newcastle

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Michael Owen wants to concentrate on working hard on the field for Newcastle United, and seems more concerned about that, than anything else. Michael Owen - wants to play hard for the Newcastle team

Headmaster Capello - Owen Frustrated By Sunday Draw

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It seems that Fabio Capello's England training camp is a little like being back at school, since Capello addresses his players only by their last names. Fabio Capello - headmaster to the England players?

Keegan To Have Uninterrupted Training of Two Weeks

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Newcastle United will have two weeks after Saturday's game at Villa Park, to prepare for the late afternoon game on Saturday 23rd February, against Manchester United. Keegan - looking forward to 2 weeks of interrupted training with the squad

N’Zogbia Not Happy at Newcastle United

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Kevin Keegan has said he will fight to hang onto one of his best young players, Charles N'Zogbia, whose head seems to be turned to London for his future career. Charles N'Zogbia - we may lose him in the summer

Newcastle Still Pursuing Czech Whiz Kid

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As we mentioned yesterday, we expect Newcastle United to move now for some of the players they appeared to be after in January. One of those players is Czech 20 year-old midfielder Lubos Kalouda. Lubos Kalouda - outstanding midfield talent

Keegan Praises Barton, But Joey in Last Chance Saloon

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Kevin Keegan has today sung the praises of our troubled midfield star, Joey Barton, after he put in a good second-half display against Middlesbrough last Sunday. Joey Barton - troubled midfielder still not out of the woods

Fabio Capello In Disciplined Start at England

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Fabio Capello's England tenure began on Monday when he gave his squad a list of rules. Fabio Capello - disciplined start to his new regime

Keegan Has Given Players a Lift - Milner

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James Milner, who will pick up his 36th cap for the England Under-21 side tonight against Ireland, is very pleased that Keegan is now Newcastles's manager, because he'll get more attacking opportunities under Kevin. James Milner - more attacking play under Keegan

Oba Martins Should Improve Under Keegan

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Kevin Keegan will soon get to meet Oba Martins, as the Nigerian prepares to come home from the African Cup of Nations. Oba Martins - on his way back to meet Keegan

Strange Story of Alvaro Transfer That Never Was

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The strange story of the aborted transfer of Brazilian center-back from Levante to Newcastle United gets more strange by the day. Alvaro - not good communication with his agent

Shay Given’s Celebrity Fashion Show For Charity

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We are always very happy to publicize Charity events that Newcastle players participate in, and there's a big one coming up we'd like to highlight. Shay Given in full NUFC dress, who are those handsome Irishmen with him?

Newcastle 1 Middlesbrough 1 - Video Highlights

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Newcastle 1 Middlesbrough 1 - Video Highlights

Milner Will Not Miss Many More Games - Keegan

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It turns out that James Milner has been involved in every Premier League game for Newcastle United this season, so a little rest on the bench, well at least in the first half, seemed OK yesterday. James Milner - will not miss many more games this season

Newcastle Must Dig Deep to Get Results

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Kevin Keegan seems not too down-hearted about Middlesbrough's late goal on Sunday, even though it was clearly offside. Kevin Keegan - lack of confidence the problem

Brilliant Cacapa Tackle Saved Day For Magpies

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We thought Cacapa had a decent game on Sunday, but was still caught out a few times, especially in the second half. Claudio Cacapa - great sliding tackle saved a goal

Top Ten Teenagers At Newcastle Just A Start

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With the acquisition of 5 top teenagers at Newcastle last month, we can now boast that we have some top teenagers at the club. Chris Mort and Kevin Keegan - some top youngsters now at Newcastle

Keegan Backs Michael For England

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Michael Owen's number one fan, Kevin Keegan, has backed Owen for England, and says he wouldn't be at all surprised if Michael scores for England against Switzerland on Wednesday night. Michael Owen - after scoring on Sunday

Newcastle To Sign Barnes in the Summer

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There are rumors circulating that Newcastle will wrap up the signing of Derby County midfield star Giles Barnes in the summer. Giles Barnes - coming to Newcastle in the summer

Poor Officiating Robbed Newcastle

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While we don't think Newcastle United deserved to take all 3 points on Saturday, we should have won if it wasn't for the very poor referring from the three officials, in the game against Middlesbrough. Kevin Keegan - has the lads playing decent football

Michael Owen Back On Goals Trail

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Newcastle captain Michael Owen had a good game yesterday – it was a good game because he scored a goal. Michael Owen - excellent goal yesterday

Keegan’s Full Support Behind Michael Owen

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Since Kevin Keegan came back to Newcastle he's supported Michael Owen 100%, and it looks like Michael may be repaying some of that support. Michael Owen - puzzled why his goal after 5 minutes was disallowed

Keegan Pleased With Newcastle Performance

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Kevin Keegan took a lot of positives out of the game with Middlesbrough yesterday, in spite of not being able to win the game, after going 1-0 up with just 30 minutes remaining. Kevin Keegan - pleased with performance if not the result

Too Many Newcastle Players Not Good Enough

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Watching the Newcastle Middlesbrough game this afternoon, you cannot help but think that some of the players we now have at the club, just aren't good enough. Kevin Keegan - tough job ahead

FT: Newcastle 1 Middlesbrough 1 - Warning Signs on Tyneside

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In a disappointing result today at St. James' Park Newcastle couldn't hold onto their one goal lead Owen gave them on the hour mark.

Dense Fog On The Tyne

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This was a rather inept performance from Newcastle United, and even when we went a goal up after 60 minutes, we didn't have the resilience to hold on for all 3 points. At the end Middlesbrough deserved their draw - and probably should have taken all 3 points, with a late [...]

HT: Newcastle 0 Middlesbrough 0 - Magpies Impotent

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Newcastle United were level with Middlesbrough at half time this afternoon 0-0, after having most of the play but showing no bite in attack whatsoever.

Newcastle vs Middlesbrough - Teams - Emre, Barton Start

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Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton will have his first start since his latest altercation on December 27th. Emre is also back following a three-match ban, with James Milner giving way. Also on the bench is the returning Mark Viduka and Fraser Forster is today's substitute goalkeeper.

Keegan Knows Modern Football - As Much As Needed

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Keegan has talked about his days when he was last at Newcastle and insists he is up to date with all the modern aspects of the game. Kevin Keegan - up to date with the modern game

Michael Owen Right Behind Keegan

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Michael Owen has come our right behind his new manager Kevin Keegan at Newcastle. Michael Owen - captain fully supports Keegan

Kevin and 3 Wise Men Will Be Just Fine

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There are reports in today's Sunday Papers that continue to question the appointments of Dennis Wise and the Recruitment Team, as a way of undermining Keegan at Newcastle. It's all a little tiresome. Kevin Keegan - has lots of support now

Southgate Has Good Words For Keegan

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Middlebrough manager has talked about Kevin Keegan, his old boss in the England camp, and seems to have good memories of his time with Keegan. Gareth Southgate - has done a good job at Middlesbrough

Newcastle vs Middlesbrough - Latest Team News

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Gareth Southgate has concerns over the fitness of Jeremie Aliadiere (groin), who played in Tuesday's 1-0 win over Wigan, and Emanuel Pogatetz (ankle), who missed the midweek game.

Owen Makes England Final Cut

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Michael Owen is in the final 23 players announced by new England manager Fabio Capello last night. Fabio Capello - has cut the squad from 30 to 23

Gianfranco Zola To Join Newcastle Scouting Network

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The People Sunday Newspaper is today reporting that Dennis Wise wants to offer former team-mate, Gianfranco Zola a scouting job at Newcastle United. Franco Zola - to join Newcastle's scouting network

Keegan Squad Gets Bigger

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Kevin Keegan has four additional players to choose from this weekend, now that Barton and Emre are cleared to play, and Viduka and Ameobi seem fit again. Habib Beye - returned from African Cup of Nations

Newcastle vs Middlesbrough - Preview of Match

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In our last 6 Premier League games we've gained a solitary point, scored one goal and conceded 14.

Newcastle Need to Display Creativity Again

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Kevin Keegan has had the team together since our Arsenal defeat on Tuesday night so we'll be able to see the results of the team's efforts early tomorrow's afternoon. Michael Owen - due a goal or two tomorrow

Players Now Playing for Their Newcastle Careers

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Kevin Keegan has talked about the game until the end of the season and what it means to him and the players. Keegan - remainder of season is test of character

John Carver Named Manager of Toronto in MLS

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Former Newcastle United coach and local boy John Carver has taken over as manager at MLS club Toronto FC. John Carver - new manager of Toronto in MLS

Shearer Doesn’t Think He Can Help Keegan

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A really good interview with the Sun today with Alan Shearer and Alan goes through why he doesn't think it would be a good thing to have both Kevin and himself at Newcastle United working together right now. Alan Shearer - will not be joining Kevin at Newcastle

Keegan - Emre Can Unlock Defenses For Us

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Kevin Keegan talked today to the Newcastle Journal about our Turkish International Emre, and revealed he tried to sign him when he was at Manchester City. Kevin Keegan - big fan of Emre

Emre – Players Believe in Keegan

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Emre has talked today to the Newcastle Journal and he's really happy to have Kevin Keegan as his new manager, and says all the players at the club believe in Kevin Keegan. Emre - Keegan has had huge impact

Emre Looking Forward to 3 Points Sunday

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Emre is back from his 3 game suspension, and it will be good to see him in action on Sunday against Middlesbrough - in some capacity. Emre - looking forward to Sunday's game

Keegan Meets Recruitment Team - All Is Well

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Keegan met with the new Newcastle recruitment team yesterday and seemed to be happy at the outcome. Kevin Keegan - good meeting with the new recruitment team

Great Words From Dennis Wise

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Denis Wise has been interviewed for the first time by the Evening Chronicle today, and he comes across really well. Dennis Wise - Newcastle's Executive Director of Football

Steven Taylor - Geordie Pride in Action

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Steven Taylor is an important player for Newcastle this season, and from now on, since he represents the Geordie pride we badly need to see from the side - starting on Sunday. Steven Taylor - Geordie Pride for all to see

Deserved Praise For Cacapa and Taylor

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Kevin Keegan is busy building up the confidence of the players he inherited from Sam Allardyce, as he tries to get the best out of the squad, through the end of this season. Claudio Cacapa - experienced defender looking solid at the back now

Keegan Has New Challenge with N’Zogbia

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One real surprise Newcastle fans had yesterday, was that young Frenchman Charles N'Zogbia may not be as settled as we thought at Newcastle United. Charles N'Zogbia - Keegan will bring out attacking flair

Keegan Right to Ask for Patience and Support

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After a disappointing last day yesterday, in the January transfer market, Kevin Keegan is right to ask the fans for their support and a little patience. Kevin Keegan - let's all get behind the gaffer

Observations On Transfers and Newcastle United

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The January transfer window is over, and not only did we not bring any senior players in, but we actually let one go yesterday. Here are some observations on the transfer window, and the state of the Newcastle United club right now. Chris Mort and Kevin Keegan - give them a chance

New Signings Zamblera and Soderberg Interviewed

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It turns out that Newcastle United signed two players yesterday, as they completed the signings of Italian striker Fabio Zamblera and Swedish goalkeeper Oli Soderberg. Fabio Zamblera and Oli Soderberg - two 17 year-old captures