Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2008

Do Newcastle Fans Want Keegan Back?

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We have received quite a few e-mails from our readers who say they do not want Kevin Keegan back as manager and that we should move on. Keegan - do Newcastle fans want him back as manager? Some of the reasoning we have heard from our readers is that for the second time he has walked out [...]

Sensible Thinking By Kinnear To Give Players Day Off

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Joe Kinnear talked to the Evening Chronicle today about giving the lads the day off yesterday. Joe Kinnear - being interviewed over weekend Before conducting his first training session this morning, Kinnear talked to the Evening Chronicle: "What's all the fuss about?" "After Saturday's game we all sat down and decided to give the players at [.

Reports Ashley Wants £280M to £300M for Newcastle

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BBC Sports is reporting today that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has reduced his asking price for the club from £450M to a figure in the region of £280M to £300M. Mike Ashley - asking a reasonable £280-£300M for club We had thought that around £270M would give Mike a decent profit of around £25M on a £145M [.

Guthrie and Enrique Back For Everton Game

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It looks like we will have Jose Enrique and Danny Guthrie back for our game at Everton on Sunday afternoon. Jose Enrique - back for Everton game - good Jose Enrique has had an unsteady start to the season, just like last season, but we expect this lad to come good, sooner rather than later. Keegan [.

Viduka Hoping Aussie Doctors Can Fix Him Up

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News yesterday that 32-year-old Mark Viduka will fly out to Australia in an attempt to fix the Achilles problem he's been suffering from most of this year. Mark Viduka - hopes to get fit in Australia Mark has been continually injured in his time at Newcastle United, and has started only 21 games with 7 substitute [.

Kinnear - Owen A Good Voice In The Dressing Room

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Joe Kinnear is not worried one little bit about Michael Owen's contract situation and will continue to have Michael as captain of the club. Michael Owen - quality player - no doubt about that Michael's been playing well in the game he's played and he's obviously trying all he can to turn the situation at Newcastle around.

Joe Kinnear So Upbeat, Positive And Real

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Yesterday turned out to be a day off for the Newcastle players as Joe Kinnear prepared for his first training session with the lads today. Joe Kinnear - so upbeat and positive Hopefully we'll get some pictures on the official site of the first training session with new interim boss Joe Kinnear. He did meet with his [.

Nigerian, China and American Bids Reported For Newcastle

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Chris Mort, the former chairman of Newcastle United was expected in Newcastle late last night in a development that suggests some major moves are being made in the sale of Newcastle United. Chris Mort - former Chairman expert on Newcastle finances Chris has worked lots of deals for Mike Ashley and he was the lead executive [.

Nigerians Wait For Answer From Newcastle

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It seems like the Nigerian Consortium, fronted by Chris Nathaniel are moving ahead, in case their bid is accepted by Newcastle United. They seem in the process of putting together a long term strategy for the club, and have told Chris Nathaniel to start looking for a permanent manager for the club.

Three Injured Newcastle Players Back This Monday

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The injury situation at Newcastle United is due to improve with 3 players due to return to training on 6th October. Jonas Gutierrez - returns to training this Monday Jonas Guttierez is the only senior player due to return to training on 5th October, but also youngsters LuaLua and Andrew Carroll are due to return to training [.

Nigerian Consortium Place Bid For Newcastle United

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The Nigerian consortium hoping to buy Newcastle United has told the BBC that it has now officially presented its bid to the club, and it was placed late Friday evening. The BBC is reporting that the man fronting the Nigerian bid, UK-based businessman Chris Nathaniel, has however refused to confirm the size of the bid.

Michael Owen - We Need To Get Some Confidence

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Michael Owen is obviously concerned about the form being shown by his Newcastle colleagues. Michael Owen - worried about poor form of the side The first half on Saturday was nothing more than a continuation of the terrible form the team showed in losing to Tottenham, who every other team seems to be able to beat.

Paul Ince - Owen Still World Class

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Michael Owen was able to score his 5th goal of the season against Blackburn, hitting home a second-half penalty. Paul Ince - Michael Owen still world class player That second half goal sparked a great revival from the lads, and the crowd got behind the team magnificently as they urged them forward.

Kinnear At Half Time - Give Ball To Duff

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It's been said that the Irish like to stick together and at half time Joe Kinnear had already picked out the potential match winner for Newcastle - Damien Duff. Damien Duff - played indvery weed ell on Saturday Duff has been having his best season at the club, and he had another excellent game on Saturday, but [.

Kinnear - Too Many Quiet Players In Dressing Room

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There's one thing we've learned very quickly about Joe Kinnear, and that is he's quite a character, with a certain gift of the gab. Joe Kinnear - Oh no - what have I got myself into? But he's an Irishman, born in Dublin at the end of 1946, and has the same home town as Damien Duff. Joe [...]

Sir John Hall - Premier League Clubs Like Toys

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Sir John Hall, who paved the way for sports retail tycoon Ashley to buy Newcastle United last year by suddenly selling his over 40% stake in the club, feels Newcastle will now fall in to foreign ownership. Sir John Hall - club will have foreign owners Sir John Hall talked to Radio Five Live's Sportsweek: "There's nobody [.

Bobby Robson - Dennis Wise Out, Steve Bruce In

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Bobby Robson, who knows as much about football management as anybody on the planet and he has spoken out and thinks Dennis Wise has to leave the Tyneside club. Sir Bobby Robson - Wise will never be accepted on Tyneside Sir Bobby Robson said today: "I think Dennis Wise will never be accepted here and he has to [.

Kinnear So Determined To Do Well At Newcastle

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Joe Kinnear is relishing the challenge in front of him at Newcastle, and he seems determined to give the job everything he has for the next 5-6 weeks, and that's so refreshing to hear. Joe Kinnear - so determined to do well As the successful manager of Wimbledon in the 1990s Kinnear became very used to being [.

Things Have To Be Looking Up At Newcastle - Soon

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Don't believe all the bad news reports you are hearing about Newcastle United, just believe some of them.  Arsene Wenger - Newcastle have massive support and deserve success Yes, we are playing very poorly on the field and yes we have now lost our last 5 games, so it's right that things are not exactly [.

Freddy Shepherd So So Sad About Newcastle Plight

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Former Newcastle Chairman Freddy Shepherd has been persuaded by his family not to get involved in the new takeover struggle for Newcastle United. Freddy Shepherd - so so sad about Newcastle's plight Although Freddy has been approached by two groups keen on him being the front-man for a Newcastle takeover, he has now abandoned any plans to [.

Chris Hughton Will Have Learned So Much

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While events surrounding St James' Park since Kevin Keegan resigned have been unbelievable, our assistant coach Chris Hughton has gone about the job as interim manager with a calm demeanor, but with little immediate success in terms of results. Chris Hughton - has done his very best for the club But this experience seems not to have [.

Rijkaard Never Offered Permanent Newcastle Manager Job

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The Sunday Sun is reporting today that Frank Rijkaard is among those who have turned down the Newcastle United manager's job. Frank Rijkaard with Deco - turned down interim job at Newcastle But this is loosely worded because what Rijkaard turned down had to be the opportunity to be manager for about 6 weeks, and as Terry [.

South African Consortium Could Be Richemont

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One of our South African readers today has commented on the story of the buyout of a South African consortium, and they believe they know who the consortium is. Johann Rupert - Anton's son now runs Richemont One of our readers, based in South Africa - Boktoon - has commented: "I have lived in Johannesburg for last 15 [.

Shearer Has No Idea About Kinnear Remarks

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Alan Shearer admitted to Match Of The Day last night that he has no idea about the claims made by new boss Joe Kinnear, regarding returning to Newcastle United as a coach. Alan Shearer - has no knowledge of rejoining Newcastle But we don‘t think this is surprising news because what we think Ashley told Joe, was [.

Ashley Will Be Out Out By End Of October

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Mike Ashley should have left the building by the end of October, and since that's a short 4 weeks away, that's good news for Newcastle United's faithful fans. Mike Ashley - will be able to sell before end of October It seems that there are some serious bids in the offing for Newcastle, with the Sunday Mirror [.

South African Consortium Now In Mix For Newcastle?

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It's Sunday so there must be another takeover story on Newcastle United surely? Yes there, and this time it's a South African consortium has expressed an interest in taking over the famous Tyneside club from Mike Ashley at Newcastle. But the news is in the News Of The World. We know that there has already been contact [.

Kinnear - I’ll Work Day and Night For Newcastle

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Newcastle United's new interim manager Joe Kinnear has promised to work around the clock to get Newcastle back on track during his stay at the club. Joe Kinnear - proud to be Newcastle United manager And Newcastle fans will no doubt like the spirit of the man, as he has promised to do his very best to [.

Kinnear Half-Time Talk Has Impact

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The first half today against Blackburn had Newcastle almost down and out, when they were  trailing 2-0, and both those goals were again caused by poor marking by our defense. Joe Kinnear - half time talk made a difference Kinnear took the team-talk duties for today's match, and his words at half-time seemed to get through to [.

Paul Ince Feels Sorry For Newcastle Players

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Newcastle seemed as though the game was lost at half time, but a pep talk from new interim manager Joe Kinnear had them fighting hard during the final 45 minutes, and they were unlucky in the end not to get a point. Paul Ince - feels sorry for Newcastle players Ince had been reported as a potential [.

FT: Newcastle 1 Blackburn 2 - Magpies 5th Loss In Row

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Two poorly conceded goals in the latter end of the first half was just too much for Newcastle United to recover from this afternoon, as they went down to their 5th successive defeat and the 4th defeat since Kevin Keegan resigned from the club 3 weeks ago yesterday. With Joe Kinnear looking on from the [.

HT: Newcastle 0 Blackburn 2 - Magpies Hopeless Again

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Newcastle United continued their recent disastrous form and found themselves 2-0 down at the interval against Blackburn Rovers this afternoon at St. James Park. ! more > Blackburn took the game to Newcastle and for the first 30 minutes or so Newcastle held their own fairly well, and had lots of possession, but Sebastien Bassong still had to [.

Venables In Frame As Next Permanent Newcastle Manager

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Even though Terry Venables turned down the interim manager's job at Newcastle United yesterday, he was nevertheless keen to take the job on a more permanent basis. Terry Venables - would accept permanent Newcastle manager position It seems to us Terry could remain in the frame as the possible new manager when new owners buy the Tyneside [.

Kinnear Can’t Wait - Attends Newcastle Game Today

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It seems that Joe Kinnear cannot wait to take over as interim manager of Newcastle, and he will be at the game today. Joe Kinnear - can't wait to get started with Newcastle He told the media before today's home game with Blackburn Rovers: "I am being linked with the 'Cockney mafia' - they forget I was born [.

Newcastle vs Blackburn Teams - Xisco Starts

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Newcastle United make one change from the team which was beaten 2-1 by Spurs in midweek with Xisco replacing the injured Oba Martins up front. This was the expected change with the rest of the team remaining unchanged, mainly becasue we have so many injuries. 22 year-old Spanish striker Xisco will partner Michael Owen in [.

Shay Given - We Need Permanent Manager

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It seems like Newcastle goalkeeper Shay Given was as surprised as anyone yesterday, when the club announced Joe Kinnear's appointment as manager on a short-term contract until around the end of October. Shay Given - wouldn't say I was pleased with appointment Shay talked after the appointment yesterday: "I wouldn't say I was pleased an appointment has been [.

Kinnear - Nigerian Consortium Is Ashley’s First Choice

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Joe Kinnear has talked further about the job he has taken for around 5 weeks at Newcastle United, in his shock announcement as the new manager at the Tyneside club. Joe Kinnear - shock new Newcastle interim manager Joe talked again last night about the significant challenge he's accepted at the Tyneside club: "I'm not scared of a [.

Allardyce - Managing Newcastle Like Managing Real Madrid

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A very good interview today with Big Sam Allardyce in Zootoday.com, and he has some interesting perspectives on the Tyneside club he managed for about seven months. Sam Allardyce - while at Newcastle Here's the interview Sam gave. Newcastle United are a massive club. Why can't they get it right? It's owned by people outside of Newcastle and I [.

Newcastle vs Blackburn - Preview of Match

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The game against Tottenham on Wednesday evening was not a good game to watch for Newcastle fans, and that's a huge understatement. But there is good news today that it looks like Mike Ashley has found a buyer for the club, and Joe Kinnear will come in as interim manager for 6 games, so there's [...]

Time For Newcastle Fans To Fully Back The Club

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It's time for Newcastle United fans to get behind their club, and the time to start is tomorrow against Blackburn Rovers. Newcastle fans must fully back the club - right now With Joe Kinnear having bravely accepted the interim manager job for six games, he will do his level best to stabilize the ship until the club [.

Kinnear - Investors Buying Newcastle In A Week

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Joe Kinnear has talked to BBB Radio 5Live following his appointment today, and said that Ashley told him some investors are ready to buy the club in early October, which is about a week away. Joe Kinnear - Investors ready to buy Newcastle Joe told BBC Radio 5Live following his appointment: "I am aware that the new owners [.

New Newcastle Owners Want Keegan and Shearer

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Joe Kinnear, the former Wimbledon, Luton and Nottingham Forest manager took the Newcastle interim manager job today, but will be there for just 6 games. Kevin Keegan - returning to club in early October? Newcastle appointed the 61-year-old after former England boss Terry Venables turned down the job yesterday, following Kevin Keegan's departure on September 5th.

Joe Kinnear New Newcastle Interim manager

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Joe Kinnear has been appointed as Newcastle United manager today until the end of October. Joe Kinnear - new Newcastle manager The former Wimbledon and Luton Town manager is known for being good at building up team spirit on little or no resources and continued the great work of the crazy gang after Harry Bassett and Bobby [.

Let’s Give Joe Kinnear Our Full Backing

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Joe Kinnear has agreed to manage the Newcastle United club until the end of October, when presumably Mike Ashley thinks the club will be sold. Joe Kinnear - deserves our full support Whether this is a good or bad appointment for Newcastle United is completely irrelevant, and we need to give our support to Joe Kinnear and [.

Martins Out For Six Weeks With Knee Injury

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Newcastle United have been hit with yet another injury, with Nigerian striker Oba Martins likely to be out for up to six weeks, with a knee injury. Oba Martins - out for 6 weeks with knee injury Oba has joined fellow strikers Mark Viduka, Alan Smith and Andy Carroll on the long-term injury list, after injuring his [.

Venables Wanted Long Term Stay At Newcastle

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There is a very good interview in The Sun today, where Terry Vanables gives his reasons for turning down the Newcastle offer, and Terry makes some good points. Terry Venables - wanted longer term stay at Newcastle United . Venables told The Sun today: "I didn't want to move up to Tyneside and find myself surplus to requirements before [.

NVA May Issue Statement Today About Buying Newcastle

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The Nigerian consortium, who are said to want to buy Newcastle United, and fronted by Chris Nathaniel of NVA Management, are due to release some statement today about the status of their plans. However, only yesterday, the CEO of Pamodzi Marketing, Mike Itemuagbor, wonders if the Nigerian consortium is nothing more than a massive scam.

Newcastle Ready To Appoint Interim Manager

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Newcastle United are still confident of appointing an interim manager in the next 24 hours, despite Terry Venables just turning down the job last night. Glenn Hoddle - new interim manager? After days of discussions with a Newcastle group of executive director (football) Dennis Wise, executive director (recruitment) Tony Jiminez and managing director Derek Llambias, Terry Venables [.

Rumors Abound Venables Not Taking Newcastle Job

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Terry Venables has turned down the chance to take temporary charge of Newcastle United, according to reports coming in. Terry Venables - about to turn down Newcastle job?The former England manager today held a second round of talks with the club's Board in London with the Tyneside club wanting to appoint an interim manager iuntil they [.

Vital To Keep Supporting Newcastle United

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Lots of fans stayed away last night, and the game itself was just terrible to watch. Newcastle fans must keep supporting the lads But it's not helping the Newcastle United club or the players by not turning up, and it's certainly not impacting Mike Ashley in any negative way. Saying that it will hit Mike where it hurts [.

The Newcastle United Blog - Comments Policy

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This is a reminder to our readers that we are more determined than ever to clean up the comments on The Newcastle United Blog. 1) As we have mentioned in the past, no comments that contain foul language will be allowed on this blog, and if anybody sees any comments in bad taste, please let us [...]

Reports Venables Offered Job As Newcastle Manager

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The Newcastle Journal are reporting today that Terry Venables met with Mike Ashley in London yesterday, and was offered the job as interim Newcastle United manager. Terry Venables - offered job as Newcastle manager Terry has yet to accept the offer, but it is expected that he will accept the offer, because we understand he will be [.

Woodgate - Newcastle Fans Second To None

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Former Newcastle United and Real Madrid defender Jonathan Woodgate, has spoken out and believes the Toon Army are second to none when it comes to supporting their team. Jonathan Woodgate - Newcastle fans second to none Jonathan talked after the match last night at St. James' Park to nufcTV: "We knew it would be a tough game coming [.

Nigerian Consortium Close To Major Announcement

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There is news tonight that Chris Nathaniel and the Nigerian Consortium, who say they have the money to buy Newcastle United, are close to making a strategic statement by the weekend, on their goal of buying Newcastle United. Hopefully this will come as good news to the ever faithful Newcastle fans, having seen the club in [.

FT: Newcastle 1 Tottenham 2 - Magpies Deperate

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Newcastle United went down to a poor Spurs side tonight, in a dismal, disappointing and depressing display that lacked heart, skill, passion and just about everything else you may want to see in a football game. Two second half goals on 62 minutes from impressive Pavlyuchenko with a great header (where was Coloccini or Taylor) [.

What People Can Do To A Football Club

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We are gutted that the Newcastle United Football Club has sank almost without trace in these last 19 days, since Kevin Keegan resigned his position as manager of the club. And we are getting increasingly annoyed that an argument between the Board of Directors and Kevin Keegan,  that led to Keegan's resignation, after several days of [.

HT: Newcastle 0 Tottenham 0 - St. James’ Stalemate

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In a first half that had very few chances, two out of form sides were concentrating more on not making any mistakes than actually trying to win this game. Newcastle have played quite well in the first half, and certainly have tried to cut out the mistakes in defense and so far so good, but [...]

Kevin Keegan Said To Back Nigerian Consortium

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KickOffNigeria.com are reporting this afternoon that former Newcastle United Manager, Kevin Keegan is supporting the Nigerian Entrepreneurs who are working hard to get enough money to buy the troubled Premiership club. Kevin Keegan - NVA says he is backing them in their bid NVA CEO Chris Nathaniel, has again talked to KickOffNigeria.

Martins and Bassong Both Start For Newcastle

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Nigerian Oba Martins returns to the starting line-up for Newcastle United tonight, following a groin lay-off, and as expected Sebastien Bassong is brought into the side with David Edgar and Xisco both dropping down to the subs bench. The back four will be Geremi, Taylor, Coloccini and Bassong, with Duff Cacapa Butt and N'Zogbia forming [.

Newcastle Fans United Issue Statement

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The Newcastle Fans United Group have today issued a statement which we would like to get out to Newcastle fans everywhere. Newcastle United Fans Peter Lee, who is a spokesman for the group, whose aim is to have the fans buy the club, issued the following statement this morning: Newcastle Fans United are progressing well with their bid [.

Geremi To Newcastle Fans - We Need To Stick Together

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Newcastle's Cameroon star Geremi, has come out today with a rallying cry to both the Newcastle fans and his team-mates, before tonight's crucial Carling Cup 3rd round tie against Spurs. Geremi - rallying cry to fans and team-mates Geremi talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle this afternoon: "We must all give everything against Tottenham in this competition.

Newcastle Closer To Appointing Interim Manager

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It looks like Newcastle are getting closer to announcing an interim Newcastle manager, and there seems a good chance that one will be appointed before the Blackburn Rovers game on Saturday. Terry Venables - now at 2-1 as Newcastle's next permanent manager Around 11:30 am  this morning Sky Sports is reporting that lot of bets from London [.

International Star Returns To Newcastle

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Jonas Gutierrez, who is recovering from a cracked clavicle in his shoulder, will return to the Newcastle United club early next week, to continue rehabilitation from a shoulder injury. Jonas Gutierrez - returns to Newcastle next week Jonas suffered the injury while playing for Argentina earlier this month, and the 25-year-old is right now back in Argentina [.

Newcastle vs Tottenham - Match Preview

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The FA Cup 3rd round tie tonight between Newcastle and Tottenham brings together the bottom two sides in the League tonight at St. James' Park. Newcastle have lost their last 3 league games, and Tottenham haven't won any, even though Spanish manager Juande Ramos has spent a lot of transfer money on new players during [.

Owen Attempts To Rally Troops

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Michael Owen has done his best over the last two days to try to increase the morale on Tyneside, and today has called for our experienced players to step up to the plate (his words not mine). Michael Owen - this is what we want to see Michael doing tonight Newcastle's top goalscorer has called on his [.

Michael Owen Wants Newcastle Mess Sorted Out

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Newcastle captain Michael Owen has talked to The Sun this morning, and asked that the mess that owner Mike Ashley has created at the Tyneside club, be sorted out quickly. Michael Owen - wants Newcastle mess sorted out The Newcastle captain said: "The sooner we get out of this situation the better, so we can concentrate again on [.

Reports Newcastle Ready To Appoint New Manager

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The Newcastle Journal is reporting this morning that they have been told by a senior Newcastle United official, there is a possibility a new manager may be appointed before the home game against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday. Mike Ashley - about to appoint interim manager? That may not be good news for Newcastle fans, because it suggests [.

Newcastle Still Saying Nothing To Players And Staff

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The incredibly incompetent way in which the Newcastle United Board are running the Newcastle club, or not running the club, whichever way you want to look at it, came to light yesterday. Derek Llambias - is he talking to Chris Hughton at all? It appears the Newcastle players and staff are increasingly angry, that after 19 days [.

Hughton - We Aim To Win Carling Cup

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Newcastle United's caretaker manager Chris Hughton says that Newcastle United will be going all out against Tottenham Hotspur in the Carling Cup tomorrow night. Chris Hughton - will field strong side tomorrow night The former Spurs coach, who has stepped into a very difficult job at Newcastle, after Kevin Keegan left, really wants to help lift the [.

Toon Two Praise Stand-In Coach Hughton

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Newcastle United players Michael Owen and Steven Taylor have today praised stand-in coach Chris Hughton for the difficult job he's been given at the club. Owen and Taylor - praise coach Chris Hughton today - good for them Chris must be feeling very lonely right now, and he only has Richard Money and rookie coach David Thompson [.

Michael Owen - It’s Been Difficult For Everybody

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Michael Owen has today admitted it has been difficult for everyone connected with Newcastle United over the last few weeks. Michael Owen - it's been difficult for everybody But Michael seems quite confident the fans will be behind the team in tomorrow night's Carling Cup tie with Spurs at St James' Park.

New Newcastle Chairman Will Be Important Choice

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The former Newcastle United chairman has said he has already been approached by two businessmen on the possibility of returning to a position at the Newcastle United Football Club. Freddy Shepherd - already approached by two businessmen It appears from the interview Freddy gave on Sunday that he has not ruled out taking back the reins of [.

Money - Great Experience For Young Reserve Side

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The Newcastle Reserve side suffered another defeat at Whitley Park last night, when they were beaten 3-0 by an experienced Sheffield United side. Richard Money - pleased with young Reserves display But Richard Money, who is now in charge of the Reserves after the Board sacked local coach Adam Sadler, believes his young Reserve players will benefit [.

Nigerian Consortium Post £200M Bond For Newcastle

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We reported on Sunday that a Nigerian consortium of media moguls and oil barons had said they had already amassed £350M to buy Newcastle United, and that story is the prevalent one over the last couple of days in the English media. Kevin Keegan - Nigerian Consortium would reinstate him as manager The source of the story [.

Ameobi - Newcastle Plight Worst He’s Known

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Shola Ameobi, who will probably be leaving his home town club Newcastle United, in the January transfer window, has talked about the plight the Newcastle club are in right now. Shola Ameobi - situation the worst he's known at Newcastle club Shola has been at the club since he was a youngster, but he believes the situation [.

Newcastle Appoint Seymour Pierce Bank - Issue Statement

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Newcastle United Football Club have appointed London-based investment bank Seymour Pierce to handle the sale of the club. Mike Ashley - attempting to sell Newcastle United The chairman of Seymour Pierce is Keith Harris, who was involved in selling Chelsea to Roman Abramovich in 2003, and who has recently been reported to have been brought in to [.

Oba Martins Back For Wednesday’s Carling Cup Tie

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Newcastle United actually recieved some good news this morning from Caretaker boss Chris Hughton. Oba Martins - ready to start Wednesday The squad has been handed a major fitness boost ahead of Wednesday's Carling Cup clash against Spurs,  with the good news that Oba Martins will be in the squad for the game.

Time For Newcastle Players To Start Producing

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The Newcastle players put in another sub-par performance on Saturday, to record their third loss on the trot at Upton Park, against what was an ordinary looking West Ham side. Sebastien Bassong - deserves start on Wednesday It seems the players have been affected by the turmoil going on at the club, and two poor performances is [.

Nacho Gonzalez - We Were Better In Second Half

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Ignacio "Nacho" Gonzalez came on as a second half substitute on Saturday, but for the second time in a row Newcastle ended up being defeated. Ignacio "Nacho" Gonzalez - we played better in second half But Nacho has come out today with some much needed optimism, and insists it won't be long before his new team gets [.

Steven Taylor - I’m Happy At Newcastle

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There are some daft reports in today's papers that Newcastle United have been rejected by 8 management candidates, and that up to 11 of our players will want to leave the club in January. Steven Taylor - smashes rumors he wants to leave Give us a break - please! Newcastle United center-back Steven Taylor has today dismissed stupid [.

Chris Hughton Pinpoints Defensive Woes - Again

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Chris Hughton is the man in the unenviable position of preparing the team now that Kevin Keegan and Terry McDermott have left the club. Chris Hughton - preparing team for game against Tottenham Chris rightly talked today about the poor defending on Saturday, when all of West Ham's goals were sloppy goals to concede from a Newcastle [.

Habib Beye Returns To Full Training Today

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Some good news over the weekend for Newcastle fans was that Habib Beye will return to full training today. Habib Beye - may be ready for Blackburn on Saturday Beye visited a specialist in London last week about his Achilles injury, and was given the go ahead to start training again today, but the Carling Cup tie [.

Geremi - Club Problems Not Affecting Players

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Geremi, one of Newcastle most experienced players, has surprisingly said the club's problems over the last two weeks has nothing to do with the team's loss of form. Geremi - problems aren't worrying players Geremi talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning: "We try not to think about things and just get on with our jobs," "The problems [.

African Consortium Offer £350M For Newcastle

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There are reports coming out of KickOffNigeria that Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is close to selling the famous Tyneside club to a Nigerian consortium. Mike Ashley - offered £350M - holding out for £400M? The consortium is led by a company called NVA Management, and is said to be led by some wealthy Africans.

Newcastle In Death Spiral - Can Somebody Save Us?

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There's no doubt Newcastle United Football Club right now are in a terrible mess. Mike Ashley - has completely messed up in last couple of weeks And for the mess to be as bad as it is, the people in charge of the club have had to be completely incompetent, and unfortunately that's just exactly what they've [.

Andy Carroll Must Curb Wayward Ways

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Andrew Carroll, the 19 year-old Newcastle striker, who was born across the River Tyne in Gateshead, has been given a caution by police. Andy Carroll - not the first time he's been in trouble This follows an incident last weekend in Pudding Chare, a narrow street near Newcastle's Bigg Market bars, and the 6ft 3ins player was [.

Report That Venables Rejects Newcastle Advances

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The People is reporting this morning that Terry Venables has turned down the manager's job at Newcastle United. Terry Venables - praying while assistant to England's Steve McClaren Venables was reportedly made an offer by owner Mike Ashley but refused the opportunity to end his five-year absence from management.

New Newcastle United Supporters Club Formed

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A new Newcastle United Supporters club has recently formed, which is comprised of various fanzines, such as The Mag, true faith and nufc.com. The group is composed of veterans from various campaigns such as "save our seats",  "the magpie group" and a lot more, and basically, this is all the fanzines joining together, and being [.

Liverpool and Everton Maintain Interest In Michael Owen

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Merseyside clubs Liverpool and Everton are both eying Michael Owen for the January transfer window, or so says the News of the World today. Michael Owen - Merseyside clubs interested in potential free agent But it's very believable that clubs will be looking at Michael's situation at Newcastle right now, and thinking if things don't improve quickly, [.

Keith Harris To Newcastle’s Rescue

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Newcastle's billionaire owner, Mike Ashley, will turn to former Football League chairman Keith Harris to sell the St James' Park club for £480M Keith Harris - to Newcastle's rescue? We had reported earlier in the week that Mike may turn to Keith to help sell the Tyneside club, since Keith has been involved in some big deals [.

Interim Manager Desperately Needed at Newcastle

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It was another very poor display from Newcastle this afternoon, and before the season gets too much further along, we will need a new manager in to take over. Mike Ashley - needs to draft new manager in - quickly It's a difficult situation in that Mike Ashley is looking to sell the club, but we cannot [.

FT: West Ham 3 Newcastle 1 - Magpies All At Sea

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In another very poor display Newcastle were well beaten by West Ham 3-1 at Upton Park this afternoon. It was interesting to note that in their last 4 visits to Upton Park Newcastle have had 4 different managers, and this was also West Ham's first win over the Magpies in 10 games. But this was an aimless [.

HT: West Ham 2 Newcastle 0 - Newcastle Hopeless

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In another sub-par performance from Newcastle, West Ham were well on top at Upton Park this afternoon and went in 2-0 up against a very poor looking Newcastle side. Newcastle got off to a poor start and were on the back foot to a sprightly West Ham side, and were always second to the ball. And it [..

Cacapa and Duff Both Start For Newcastle

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Caretaker manager Chris Hughton makes two changes to the side which was beaten by Hull City last Saturday at home. Damien Duff, who has recovered from a knee injury, returns to midfield in place of the suspended Danny Guthrie, while Claudio Cacapa comes in for his first start of the season at the expense of Shola [.

Oba Martins - Fans Loved and Admired Keegan

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Oba Martins has said that the uncertainty at Newcastle is already forcing a lot of the players at the club to reconsider their futures on Tyneside. Oba Martins - fans loved and admired Kevin Newcastle are currently without a manager and owner Mike Ashley has said he will seek a buyer for the club, but until that [.

Hughton Determined To Maintain Spirit Of Players

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Chris Hughton, the Newcastle stand-in manager has talked about how he has tried to keep the spirit of the Newcastle players high in training, and that he has had good help from some of our senior players like captain Michael Owen. Chris Hughton - has  hard job right now at the club This is what Chris said [.

Shay’s Return To Upton Park Two Years Later

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Shay Given returns to Upton Park today nearly two years after his horrific clash with Marlin Harewood which injured his bowel, and caused him groin injuries for two years after the incident. Shay Given - in great form this season But Shay seems to have finally got over his problems, following a successful operation at the Germany [.

Beardsley Comes Out in Support of Mike Ashley

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Peter Beardsley has today come out in support on Mike Ashley, the Newcastle United owner. Peter Beardsley - supports the Newcastle owner Peter Beardsley, who is well respected on Tyneside as a former great player and local lad believes Mike has been treated unfairly and that his heart is in the right place.

West Ham vs Newcastle - Preview of Game

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Tomorrow is the time Newcastle players have to put all the happenings of the last two weeks behind them, and show what good professionals they are, by going out and trying to win the game at Upton Park. Just like they would if Kevin Keegan had still been in charge at the club. Unfortunately our injuries [.

Middle East Buyer Interested In Newcastle Last June

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John Gibson, in the Evening Chronicle today is revealing that Ashley had a chance to sell the club three months ago, and the buyers would have put a Geordie management team in place at St James' Park. Mike Ashley - Middle East buyer interested in June The Evening Chronicle says that Ashley chose to reject the offer [.

Bassong Ready To Start At West Ham

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Sebastien Bassong looks to be an excellent summer signing from Metz, and the French 22 year-old has settled in well at the club, despite all the upheaval over the last few weeks. Sebastien Bassong - looks to be great buy for Newcastle The French defender has appeared in each of Newcastle's last three games, having made his [.

Ferguson and Wenger Fully Behind Keegan and Curbishley

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The two best managers ever in the Premier League, Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger, are standing firmly behind the recently resigned English managers Kevin Keegan of Newcastle and Alan Curbishley of West Ham. Alex Ferguson - supports both Keegan and Curbishley Both managers resigned recently when they realized they were not in charge of which players would [.

Curbishley Not Contacted Yet By Newcastle

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Mike Ashley will have to think about appointing a short term manager at Newcastle, until he can get the club sold. Alan Curbishley - not approached by Newcastle United And one experienced manager who could certainly do the job would be Alan Curbishley, who recently resigned from West Ham for the same reason Kevin Keegan resigned, Alan [.

Kevin Was Right - The Squad Is Far Too Small

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It will not have gone unnoticed by Newcastle fans that the Newcastle squad has already been decimated by injury and suspension, and Kevin's pleas for a bigger squad still wen unheeded by the powers that be at Newcastle. While we have to say we have been impressed by the caliber of player that Newcastle brought in [.

Ashley Trip Appears Waste Of Time

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Mike Ashley returned from a trip to the Middle East yesterday and has not yet found a buyer for Newcastle United, and he never will if he keeps asking £481 for the club. Mike Ashley - back from his jaunt in the Middle East A Dubai-based source told the Northern Echo today: "To be honest, the whole thing's [.

Duff Likely To Start Saturday

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It looks like Damien Duff will be ready to play on Saturday against West Ham at Upton Park. Damien Duff - expected to play on Saturday But we still have Mark Viduka, Jonas Gutierrez, Oba Martins, Habib Beye, and now Alan Smith out injured, and both Joey Barton and Danny Guthrie are banned for Saturday's game.

How Serious Is Ashley About Selling Newcastle?

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We wonder just how serious Mike Ashley really is, about selling the Newcastle United Club. Mike Ashley - is he really serious about selling? After announcing, in a long statement on Sunday night, that he intends to sell, he has gone with Dennis Wise and Tony Jimenez to the Middle East looking for a buyer.

Souness Expects Owen To Walk Away from Newcastle

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Graeme Souness, who would hardly win any popularity contests on Tyneside, has said today that he believes Michael Owen will walk away from Newcastle United next year. Michael Owen - Souness expects him to walk away from Newcastle Former Newcastle manager Graeme Souness has today said he is convinced that Newcastle United captain Michael Owen will seek [.

Steve Black - Newcastle Players Have No Excuses

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Motivational speaker and guru Steve Black has worked closely with Kevin Keegan during his first stint in charge of Newcastle United. Steve Black - motivational speaker and Newcastle fan Black has also worked with the Newcastle Falcons, Sunderland, Fulham and the Welsh rugby union team in similar roles.

Money Totally Focused On West Ham

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Newcastle's Richard Money, who was in charge of Newcastle Reserves last night, in place of the sacked local lad Adam Sadler, insists that everyone at the Tyneside club is fully focused on trying to get a result against West Ham at the weekend. Richard Money - Newcastle fully focused on Saturday's game That's exactly what Richard should [.

Newcastle Injuries and Suspensions Mounting

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Newcastle's injury worries are mounting, and with both Joey Barton and Danny Guthrie suspended, our small squad is currently being tested to the limit, so early in the season. Alan Smith - now out for 3 months There was some surprising news that Alan Smith will be out for up to 3 months with an Achilles tendon [.

Nasser Al Kharafi Latest To Show Interest In Newcastle

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Kuwait businessman Nasser Al Kharafi is the latest name to be linked with a possible takeover. Nasser Al Kharafi - said to be interested in Newcastle As we reported over the last two days Mike Ashley seems to be asking for £480M to sell a club he paid just £243M for 16 months ago, and if he [...]

The SaveNewcastle Site Off To Strong Start

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A new web-site – Save Newcastle.com has been started only last week, and its goal is to have the Newcastle fans own the Newcastle United Football club. The latest plans for the fans buying Newcastle is to get a total of 300,000 fans to put £1K into the investment fund.  That will give them £300M, [.

Newcastle Reserves Beaten 3-0 At Bolton

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Newcastle United Reserves were beaten 3-0 tonight, as Bolton Wanderers put three past Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul on his return to competitive action for the Tyneside club. Tim Krul - beaten three times tonight Newcastle started well and throughout the game the front two forwards of Nile Ranger and Frank Wiafe Danquah both looked dangerous, but some [.

Reports Zabeel Investments Agree To Buy Newcastle

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It is being reported that Ashley's representatives have agreed terms with Dubai's Zabeel Investments. Mike Ashley - has deal been agreed with Zabeel Investments? There was a reported meeting last night with the Company in Dubai, and they were said to be willing to pay up to £300M for the Newcastle club.

Dave Whelan - Ashley Deserves The Criticism

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Wigan Chairman Dave Whelan has no doubts about Mike Ashley deserving the criticism he is getting from the Newcastle United Faithful. Dave Whelan - Wigan manager - Ashley deserves criticism Mike Ashley has made a terrible mess of things at Newcastle since the January transfewr window closed, and after demonstrations from fans last Saturday has decided to [.

Zabeel InvestMents Ready To Reappoint Keegan

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The Daily Express is reporting today that Mike Ashley was in talks last night with Zabeel Investments chairman Mohammed Ali Al Hashimi. Mohammed Ali Al Hashimi - leading the talks with Newcastle This is in conflict with a report in the Newcastle Journal this morning that said Mike pulled out of the meeting, which we found hard [.

Newcastle May Need To Appoint Interim Manager

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Newcastle United will shortly be forced to make a decision on whether to appoint an interim coach, to get the team through until a new owner can be found for the club. Alan Curbishley - one of two names being mentioned That's the poor position the club finds itself in, and best way we can describe it [.

Newcastle Missing At Major Charity Function

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News yesterday that Newcastle United embarrassed themselves by failing to send any big-name representatives to a Prince's Trust charity dinner. Newcastle failed to send one player, coach or member of the management staff turned to the Gateshead Hilton to help raise money for disadvantaged North East kids.

Reports Ashley Skipped Meeting with Zabeel Investments

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The Newcastle local papers are reporting this morning that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has reportedly snubbed a meeting with potential Arab buyers. Mike Ashley - said to skip meeting with Zabeel Investments Mike Ashley is currently in Dubai, accompanied by Dennis Wise and Tony Jimenez, looking for buyers for Newcastle United.

Newcastle Fans Look To Buy Newcastle United

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There is some interesting news emerging from Sky Sports news that fans of Newcastle United are being asked to invest up to £1K, in an effort to buy Newcastle United FC. Potential new owners of Newcastle United - the fans That has been put forward in the past but now Peter Lee is trying to put an [.

Xisco - Still Time To Turn Things Around

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Xisco has become the first Newcastle player to publicly admit the crisis at Newcastle United is hurting the players. Xisco - problems at Newcastle affecting players The young 22 year-old Spanish striker talked about the controversy surrounding the club yesterday: "I haven't been able to find out too much about the causes of the controversy," "The players are [.

Danny Guthrie Avoids Further Punishment

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Danny Guthriw has avoided further punishment and will serve the normal 3 match ban for hsi sending off on Saturday against Hull City. The FA announced this morning that Newcastle midfielder Danny Guthrie would receive no further punishment for breaking Craig Fagan's right leg, with a horror tackle right at the end of the game at [.

Reports Ashley Asking £480M For Newcastle United

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The Arabian Business website is reporting today that Mike Ashley is seeking as much as $860 million (about £481M on today's conversion rate of 0.56) to sell his club, Newcastle United. Mike Ashley - asking £480M for Newcastle? - surely not Well, all we can say, is if he manages to pull this one off, [.

Mike Ashley Announces He Will Sell Newcastle

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It didn't take too long after yesterday;s demonstrations and Mike Ashely has issued a long statement and says he will look for a buyer for Newcastle United. Mike Ashley - will sell Newcastle Here is Mike's statement in full: I have enjoyed sport since I was a boy. I love football. I have followed England in every [.

Shepherd Already Approached By Two Consortiums

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Former Newcastle United chairman Freddy Shepherd has told Sky Sports News he has already been approached by two consortiums interested in taking over at St James' Park. Freddy Shepherd - asked to front deal by two consortiums Mike Ashley's decision and statement that says he has heard the Newcastle fans clearly, and is now ready to put [.

Ashley Surprisingly Gives Alan Shearer The Sack

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News this afternoon that Alan Shearer has been sacked from his role as official ambassador of Newcastle United by owner Mike Ashley. Alan Shearer - sacked by Mike Ashley Former England and Newcastle captain Shearer, who scored 206 goals for his home town team, was said to be relieved of his post in a phone call this [.

Poor Communication A Real Cause Of Newcastle Problems

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Mike Ashley told Newcastle fans more of his vision for the Tyneside club last night in his statement, than he has ever done in the 16 months he has been in charge. Mike Ashley - never said anything to the fans - about anything When Chris Mort was Chairman, he would quite regularly stress that Newcastle had [.

Five Buyers In Battle For Newcastle United

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There appears to be at least 5 different buyers that are reported interested in buying Newcastle United, and we knew that negotiations with Dubai Investment Capital (DIC), had already started in earnest over the weekend. Dubai Investment Capital (DIC), the investment arm of the Dubai Government, has been in discussions with Liverpool about a possible takeover [.

Newcastle Club Statement Denies Shearer Sacking

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The Newcastle club has been quick to deny that Shearer has been sacked from his position of Club Ambassador. Alan Shearer - not sacked Alan Shearer - Club Statement Alan Shearer had a contract for ambassadorial duties which ran out at the end of last season. As a gesture of goodwill from the Club, Alan was given a complimentary [.

Ashley Must Sell Quickly For The Good Of The Club

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Mike Ashley's statement last night was in general, received very well, by Newcastle fans. Mike Ashley - must now sell quickly That's because it was a good statement from the Owner, but as we've said repeatedly on this site, why Mike or Derek Llambias couldn't have communicated more with the fans in this way, over the last [.

Newcastle Players Unhappy At Club Shambles

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There is growing evidence that the Newcastle United players were in uproar in the dressing room, after the 2-1 defeat, against Hull City on Saturday. Shay Given - upset after defeat on Saturday The Newcastle team was at about 50% of it's effectiveness on Saturday on the field, against a team that in all likelihood will be [.

Guthrie Tackle Breaks Craig Fagan’s Leg

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Danny Guthrie was given a red card in the closing stages of Hull's 2-1 victory on Saturday, when he seemed to lose his temper and hacked down Craig Fagan, with the ball nowhere near. Craig Fagan - broken tibia The terrible news this morning is that it seems the tackle has broken Fagan's leg, and Danny could [.

The Newcastle United Blog - Site News

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We will have occasional site news bulletins like this, when we have some things to share with our readers. We are pleased to see that since we have moved to Tiger Technologies, the site performance has improved and is now very stable, from what we can tell. We are pleased we have now been able to [.

Ashley In Dubai Looking For Buyers for Newcastle United

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Mike Ashley is said to be traveling to Dubai to seek a buyer for Newcastle United. Mike Ashley - in Dubai today seeking buyers for club But the concern on Tyneside is the longer this goes on the worse shape the team will be in, after Saturday's disastrous display against Hull City. It's very unlikely a new [.

Sullivan Sympathizes With Naive Mike Ashley

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Birmingham City co-owner David Sullivan has expressed some sympathy for Mike Ashley, but has said his Newcastle counterpart as 'naive'. David Sullivan - Birmingham co-owner sympathizes with Ashley Newcastle Owner Ashley has come in for some serious criticism, when he seemed to let the negotiations with Kevin Keegan get out of hand, while he was away in [.

Gutierrez, Beye and Guthrie All Out Of Action

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Newcastle United have been dealt an injury blow with the news that midfielder Jonas Gutierrez will be out for the next three weeks, and also the Achilles injury to Habib Beye is worse than expected and he may be out up to six weeks. Jonas Gutierrez - out for 3 weeks And with Danny Guthrie likely to [.

A Little Bit Of Good News For Habib Beye

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At last there is some good news, even if it's just a little bit, on the Newcastle United front. Habib Beye - operation not needed or his Achilles The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that right-back Habib Beye was going to need an operation on his Achilles tendon, but that is no longer necessary.

Ashley Hires Harris In Bid To Sell Tyneside Club

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Mike Ashley, the Newcastle United Owner is reported to have enlisted the help of former Football League chairman Keith Harris, following his success in brokering the deal that saw Thaksin Shinawatra take over Manchester City last year. Mike Ashley - looking for a buyer in the Middle East Harris also masterminded the buying of West Ham United, [.

Gordon Taylor Cannot Protect Danny Guthrie

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PFA chief Gordon Taylor has today spoken out about Danny Guthrie's terrible tackle on Hull City's Craig Fagan, which has resulted in the Hill City 25 year-old forward sustaining a fracture of his right leg. Gordon Taylor - PFA Chief can do little to protect Guthrie Taylor has today warned 21 year-old Guthrie that he can expect [.

Tim Krul To Start For Newcastle Reserves Tomorrow Night

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Newcastle's outstanding young goalkeeper, 20 year-old Tim Krul will make his first competitive appearance for Newcastle United in nearly two seasons, when he turns out for the Reserves at Bolton on Wednesday evening. Tim Krul - starts for Reserves tomorrow night The young Dutchman has made only one senior appearance for Newcastle, but was the star man [.

How Ashley Could Clean Things Up Quickly at Newcastle

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We could be way off base here, but we don't think Mike Ashley is quite as daft, stupid and unattached as he has looked over the last two weeks. Ashley - he can clear things up - but must move quickly When Kevin Keegan resigned a week last Thursday night, Mike was in New York City, and [...]

Chinese Billionaire And Local Group Interested In Newcastle

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The Mail and Telegraph are both reporting today that Mike Ashley is very likely to sell Newcastle United, and in the short term. Xu Rongmao - Chairman of the Shimao Group With the Newcastle fans so against the current regime, it's difficult to see how they can carry on, in the atmosphere of hate that surrounds Newcastle [.

Reports Ashley Ready To Sell Newcastle

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The Sunday Mirror is reporting today that Mike Ashley wants to sell the club. Newcastle fans protesting yesterday But before Newcastle fans get too pleased about this we doubt if this report today has any facts behind it, because it was odds on that at least one paper today would say that Ashley would sell the club.

Newcastle Supporters’ Leader To Ashley - Get Out Of Toon

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Frank Gilmour, Chairman of the Independent Newcastle United Supporters' Association, has warned Ashley he will never be forgiven, by Newcastle fans on Tyneside, for driving Kevin Keegan out of the club, and should get out of Toon. Mike Ashley - should get out of Toon And now Gilmour is insisting the only way the Sports Direct Billionaire [.

Ashley Insider - Fans Can Buy Club And Run It Themselves

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Mike Ashley is said to be ready to tell Newcastle United fans that they can buy the club from him. Mike Ashley - ready to sell club to fans? But this report is in the News Of The World (NOTW) this morning, so don't get too excited about it. Yesterday saw a massive fans' protest against the Newcastle [.

Ashley Wants The Best For Newcastle And Their Fans

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A spokesman for Mike Ashley has made a rather lengthy statement to the News of The World this morning, and says that Mike only wants the best for the club and their fans. Newcastle fans protesting against Ashley and Wise yesterday You could have fooled us. A spokesman for Ashley talked about the situation to the NOTW today: "Mike is [.

Hughton Vows To Pick Up Players’ Spirits

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Chris Hughton must have been disappointed with the performance today from his Newcastle players, but he has vowed to rally his Newcastle United troops, starting Monday. Chris Hughton - stand-in coach disappointed with display This is what Chris said, after a below-par performance from the team today: "All we can do as a group of coaches and players [.

Newcastle Owner and Coherts Don’t Bother Turning Up

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Newcastle United lacked the leadership and shape on the field this afternoon, and it appears that the events off the field over the last couple of weeks seemed to have an impact on too many of the players this afternoon. Mike Ashley - didn't have the courage to show up The really bad news is that these [.

FT: Newcastle 1 Hull 2 - Magpies Hit Rock Botton

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In a game which seemed to reflect the confusion and disarray off the field at the Newcastle club, the Newcastle side were nowhere near their best this afternoon at St. James' Park, and a mediocre and surprised Hull City side took all 3 points. It's hard not to admit that the total lack of leadership and [.

HT: Newcastle 0 Hull 1- Magpies Look Sluggish

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In a game which seems to reflect the frustrations going on at Newcastle off the field Newcastle found themselves one down to Hull City this afternoon at St. James' Park, against the run of play. The game is being played at half speed but Newcastle should have been on top if they had taken just a [...

Newcastle vs Hull - Xisco Handed Debut

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22 year-old new boy Xisco is given his debut this afternoon, by caretaker manager Chris Hughton, for the visit of Hull City to St. James' Park this afternoon. Newcastle will start in an attacking formation with 3 up front, and Shola Ameobi joins Michael Owen up front, after a poor game at Arsenal. Geremi as expected, returns [.

Wenger Points Out Arsenal Don’t Have Director Of Football

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Arsene Wenger, the great Arsenal manager, seems to have spoken out in support of Kevin Keegan at Newcastle, and said he would never work under a Director of football at Arsenal. Wenger - Arsenal Manager has no Director of Football at London club That's an interesting comment because when Chris Mort reorganized things, the model the club [.

Roy Keane - Keegan A God To Newcastle Fans

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Roy Keane, the Sunderland Manager, has been impressed his entire career with Kevin Keegan's enthusiasm and love of the game of football. Roy Keane - Sunderland Manager big fan of Keegan Roy hasn't said too much about the ridiculous situation that currently exists at Newcastle, but yesterday he did share some of his views, specifically on Kevin [.

Keegan Ashley Meet - But Fail To Reach Agreement

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It has been confirmed tonight that Mike Ashley did in fact meet with Kevin Keegan tonight in London, but the bad news for Newcastle fans, is that an agreement could not be reached between them. Mike Ashley - failed to reach satisfactory conclusion tonight with Keegan Setanta Sports is reporting that the League Manager's Association (LMA), presumably [.

Kevin Keegan Could Be Coming Back

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There is good news for Newcastle United fans tonight, that Mike Ashley may have finally seen the light of day, and is reported to be in secret talks with Kevin Keegan in London, to potentially bring the maestro back to Newcastle. Kevin Keegan - could be returning to Newcastle United A host of bookmakers have tonight slashed [.

Captain Michael Owen Shows Excellent Leadership

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Michael Owen has come out today and shown the leadership he is capable of, and which is sorely needed right now at Newcastle United. Michael Owen - shows excellent leadership when it's most needed Michael is insisting that he and his Newcastle team-mates will not be affected by the disturbing start to the season on Tyneside, and [.

Newcastle vs Hull City - Match Preview

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It seems more than two weeks since we had out last league game, but of course a lot of things, mostly bad, have happened since that time. Kevin is gone, so the team tomorrow will be managed by Chris Hughton and Richard Money, with Alan Thompson also helping out. The thing that Keegan was most worried about [.

Put Football Club Ownership In Hands of The Fans

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Culture secretary Andy Burnham, has called for the English FA to follow in the footsteps of Spain and Germany, and put the ownership of football clubs in the hands of their fans. Andy Burnham - Secretary of Culture Given the terrible situation at Newcastle United right now, we think this story is worth more than a cursory [.

Anil Ambani No Longer Interested In Buying Newcatle

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As we mentioned is a previous article Indian Billionaire Anil Ambani has pulled out of trying to buy Newcastle united today. Anil Ambani - no longer interested in buying Newcastle United At least the fact that he has pulled out, may prove he was really interested in buying the club, since we have no real proof of [.

Bassong Looks Set To Start Tomorrow For Newcastle

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Sebastien Bassong has looked a good young player, since he was signed in the summer from French club Metz, and he hopes to play as many games a possible for Newcastle this season. Sebastien Bassong - likely to start at left back tomorrow Bassong played alongside Fabricio Coloccini against Coventry in central defense, and looked very accomplished [.

Mike Ashley Likely To Attend Game Tomorrow

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Mike Ashley has not yet decided whether he will attend Newcastle's game against Hull City tomorrow, but we think he will. Mike Ashley - we expect him at the game tomorrow Mike will, of course, have to be in the stands for his own protection, and probably will no longer be able to mingle with the fans [.

Trapattoni Fast Becoming Big Shay Given Fan

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Something that Newcastle fans have known for a long time, and indeed Premier League fans have known too, is that, at his best, Shay Given has few equals in goalkeeping. Shay Given - great goalkeeper had fabulous game for Ireland Wednesday night But over the last two seasons Shay has been troubled by a groin injury, and [.

Newcastle Board Appear Completely Incompetant

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It looks like Chris Hughton could be in charge of Newcastle for at least 3 weeks as it appears the Newcastle Board will take their time in appointing a new manager to replace Kevin Keegan. Derek Llambias - what has he done since taking over from Chris Mort? It says something about the state of the club [.

Hughton Already Hampered By Injuries

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Chris Hughton's job as caretaker manager is already being tested by a number of injuries in the Newcastle squad. Chris Hughton - squad challenged by injuries Jonas Gutierrez will return with Fabricio Coloccini from their Argentine duties in Peru, and Jonas' shoulder injury will be assessed today, but it will be a surprise if he can play [.

Magnificent Given Admits Tough Times At Newcastle

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Newcastle's long serving outstanding goalkeeper, Shay Given, has conceded it has been tough times at Newcastle in recent weeks. Shay Given - the great Newcastle goalkeeper unsure of future But of all the players at Newcastle, Shay has been at the club the longest, apart from his pal and backup, local boy Steve Harper, who played just [.

Xisco Ready For Challenge At Newcastle

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Newcastle's 22 year old new striker Xisco, has admitted to being surprised by the timing of his switch to The Premier League and Newcastle United. Xisco - renegotiating Deportivo contract when Newcastle made their move The Spanish Under-21 player was in negotiations for a new contract at Deportivo La Coruna before Newcastle United came in with a [.

Newcastle Police Well Prepared For Saturday Demonstrations

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Police in Newcastle have today said they are well prepared for a series of demonstrations against Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley this coming Saturday. Mike Ashley - Newcastle Public Enemy Number 1 right now Various fan groups are planning protests both in the city center and at St James' Park itself for the match against Hull City [.

Chris Hughton - Players Focused For Saturday

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It looks like both Jose Enrique, who has a hamstring injury and Jonas Gutierrez will miss the game against Hull City on Saturday, a game we must win. Chris Hughton - will have players ready for Hull game Jose Enrique picked up a hamstring injury against Arsenal and he will be out for a couple of weeks [.

Gutierrez Suffers Shoulder Injury In Lima

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Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez suffered a shoulder injury during Argentina's 1-1 with Peru yesterday. Jonas Gutierrez - dislocated shoulder? Gutierrez collided with Peru's Paolo De La Haza after just 16inutes in the South American World Cup qualifier in Lima, and was immediately replaced by Sebastian Battaglia.

Ashley Stays Silent And Further Infuriates Newcastle Fans

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Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has refused to discuss the future of the Tyneside football club, despite the resignation of manager Kevin Keegan last week. Mike Ashley - remains silent on Newcastle situation But that's just one of the shabby ways in which the club is being managed right now, because since Derek Llambias replaced Chris Mort [.

Ashley Starting To Realize Depth Of Feeling Against Him

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Mike Ashley will be starting to realize the anger that's directed towards him from the Newcastle faithful, after last week's histrionics at the club. Mike Ashley - understanding depth of feeling against him at Newcastle If Mike is going to stay in control of the club then we will need a new manager, and we will need [.

Newcastle Fans Plan Peaceful Protests Against Ashley

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The march that is being planned for Saturday as a protest against Mike Ashley, from the Central Station to St. James' Park, may not now take place. Newcastle fans want peaceful protests Some of our fans, and avid readers of this web site, who were trying to put together the march, have talked to the Newcastle police [.

Albani Still Looks The Only Hope For Newcastle Fans

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There really doesn't seem to be too much new news relating to Newcastle United today and their search for a new manager. Paul Ince - hard to believe Paul is a target of Newcastle The Evening Chronicle are saying that Paul Ince, who has only just joined Blackburn Rovers, may be a candidate, but that to us [.

N’Zogbia, Xisco and Krul in Action For Under-21s

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Charles N'Zogbia played for the France Under-21 side last night, when they finally qualified for the finals of  next summer's European Championships. Charles N'Zogbia - in France's 1-0 win against Bosnia-Herzegovina The French won 1-0 in Sarajevo last night against Bosnia-Herzegovina. France has to seal the win to stand any chance of qualifying for the Finals next [.

Given Like Buffon Says Ireland Manager Trapattoni

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Shay Given has spent almost his entire career at Newcastle United, and is the best goalkeeper ever at the club, shading Ronnie Simpson, who after leaving Newcastle in 1960 went on to Celtic and Scotland fame. Shay Given - in brilliant form this season Kenny Dalglish brought Shay in from Blackburn Rovers in the summer of 1997 [.

Money And Hughton Have Difficult Task At Newcastle

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Richard Money will take control of the first team for the foreseeable future, along with Chris Hughton, until a new manager is announced by the Newcastle Board, but that seems as if it will be next week at the earliest. Richard Money - needs support from the fans - and he'll get it Money told The Journal [.

Deschamps Again In The Running For Newcastle Manager

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Former Juventus and Monaco boss Didier Deschamps, who is only 40 years old, seems interested in the Newcastle manager job, as he was in January, when he was in the running for the job at one point, after Sam Allardyce resigned. Didier Deschamps - former French captain Deschamps could work in the Tyneside club's two-tier management system, [.

Ambani Looking To Buy Newcastle Himself

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There's some interesting and potentially good news in the Daily Mail today for Newcastle fans, and we hope it is true, but you can never be sure, of course. Anil Ambani - may buy Newcastle himself The Mail reports that Anil Ambani is expected to go ahead with his interest of buying Newcastle United from current unpopular [.

Zico - Newcastle Job A Privilege And Honor

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Zico, the Brazilian legend seems to be interested in the manager job at Newcastle United, and may be the new front-runner. Zico - would love the Newcastle job The former Fenerbahce and Japan coach has already said he would be very interested in replacing Kevin Keegan at St James' Park. But it seems like Dennis Wise will retain [.

Reports Reliance Group Meeting With Ashley This Week

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The Vice-President of Reliance Communications, Gaurav Wahi, which is part of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, has denied he has made any comments on the Newcastle United situation, including a quote that says the group are not interested in buying Newcastle United. Anil Ambani - Reliance Group reported meeting with Ashley this week The Newcastle Journal contacted [.

Given - Special Word For Kevin - A Great Guy

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Goalkeeper Shay Given has been at the club since the summer of 1997, accepts the club is again is in a state of turmoil, following Kevin Keegan's resignation last Thursday evening. Shay Given - preparing for game against Montenegro Shay had suffered a slight injury in training with Ireland, but he looks to be ready for tomorrow's [.

Newcastle Fans’ Call To Action Against Ashley

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The Mag and true faith fanzines have rightly called for Ashley's business interests to be targeted by the fans of Newcastle United and other supporters who would like to help in the effort to get Mike Ashley out of Newcastle. Mike Ashley - his business interests will be targeted The joint statement by the fanzines is as [.

Ashley Determined To Stay At Newcastle - Unfortunately

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Mike Ashley seems determined to carry on at Newcastle United, that was the unfortunate message coming out of the Tyneside club today, and reported in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle this afternoon. Mike Ashley - wants to appoint a new manager That was the message for Newcastle fans coming out of St James' Park today, and the search [.

Sad Things At A Proud Newcastle United Club

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It would appear from the actions of this morning, where both coaches close to Kevin Keegan, McDermott and Sadler have been sacked,  that the Newcastle United Board are determined to press ahead with things at Newcastle. Mike Ashley - massive mistakes made by owner It's hard to see how this will all turn out once the people [.

Coaches McDermott And Sadler Sacked by Newcastle

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Newcastle United today have confirmed that assistant manager Terry McDermott and reserve team coach Adam Sadler have left the club, and it looks like both have been sacked. Kevin Keegan with Terry McDermott Newcastle have also said today that Chris Hughton will take over as caretaker manager and will be assisted by Academy coaches Richard Money [.

Ashley Has Three Options at Newcastle - Fact

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With Newcastle fans still furious at London-based owner Mike Ashley's decision to allow Kevin Keegan to retire last Thursday, all of Newcastle is wondering what will happen now to our famous club. Kevin Keegan - laying low right now Mike has done the unthinkable by dragging the name of the Newcastle United club, once again, into a [.

Shepherd - Newcastle Manager Job The Toughest

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Freddy Shepherd, Newcastle Chairman for 10 years and a lifelong fan of Newcastle United has spoken out to the Sunday Mirror about the Kevin Keegan saga at the club. Freddy Shepherd - lifelong fan and former Chairman Shepherd said yesterday: "There is absolutely no doubt about it, the job of managing Newcastle United has become one of the [.

It Is A Fact That Newcastle Board Statements Contradictory

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As if to try to ensure they are quite incompetent, the Newcastle Board's statement, issued on Saturday evening, probably for the consumption of Sunday's papers, contradicts previous statements on Kevin Keegan's responsibilities for players from the club. Mike Ashley - statements contradictory at best Richard Bevan, chief executive of the League Managers' Association, has spent much of [.

Fatih Terim Interested In Newcastle Job

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Setanta Sports News is reporting that Fatih Terim is interested in the vacant managerial position at St James' Park, after speaking to his representative. Fatih Terim - in reckoning for Newcastle Newcastle will have to appoint a new manager soon, following Kevin Keegan's resignation last week. Terim managed Turkey to miracles, during the summer's Euro 2008 campaign, in [.

Newcastle Players May Protest Keegan’s Resignation

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The Sunday Mirror is reporting today that angry Newcastle United players hopefully could be the final straw for London based Billionaire owner Mike Ashley. Mike Ashley - we'll not see this scene again Last week Mike went against the wishes of the Newcastle fans, the Newcastle public, the Newcastle players, and the Newcastle City Council and [.

Where’s The Leadership At Newcastle?

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As has been their mode of operation since Derek Llambias became Managing Director at Newcastle United, the club has so far said very little to the fans, even when the manager has just resigned. Newcastle have missed the calming influence of Chris Mort since May If there was ever a time when the club should explain to [.

Keegan Lifted By Fans and Reaction Of Football World

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The Evening Chronicle believes that Kevin Keegan could be back as Newcastle United manager – if Mike Ashley sells out to any of the consortiums who want to buy the club. Kevin Keegan - spirits lifted by fans and reaction of football world As we reported last night The Times had a great article out that [.

Lee Clark Like Any Fan On Keegan Resignation - Stunned!

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Lee Clark, who is now the assistant manager at Norwich City, where Glenn Roeder is the manager, is off to Toronto for his overseas experience for the Pro Licence. Lee Clark - shocked by Kevin Keegan exit Clark is being accompanied on the trip by former Newcastle player, Paul Stephenson, who is also on the backroom staff [.

Henry, Beckham and Lampard To Newcastle - No Chance

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According to reports in The Sun, former Newcastle United boss Kevin Keegan, wanted to bring in Thierry Henry, David Beckham and Frank Lampard, but the request was rejected by club owner Mike Ashley. David Beckham - while at Madrid - no chance of getting him on Tyneside Ashley is looking at bringing in younger players, who have [.

Newcastle Issue Further Statement On Keegan Resignation

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Newcastle United have today issued a further statement on the resignation of manager Kevin Keegan. Official NUFC Statement: September 6 NUFC wished, at all times, to keep any dispute that it had with Kevin Keegan private.It is therefore disappointing that information has reached the media through unnamed sources and a briefing has been given by the League [.

Chris Mort Said Kevin Had Final Say On Players

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A statement issued by Newcastle United last night seems to have been for the benefit of Sunday's papers. Derek Llambias - in charge of negotiating with Kevin - failed miserably This is the statement issued by the Board last night: Official NUFC Statement: September 6 NUFC wished, at all times, to keep any dispute that it had with Kevin [.

No Clues On What Ashley Will Do Next At Newcastle

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The Times of India is reporting today that Reliance Communications head Anil Ambani is still keen on taking over Newcastle United, and then bring back former manager Kevin Keegan for the third time to St James Park. Kevin Keegan - Ambanai wants Newcastle and maestro installed back as manager Reports said Ambani's representatives will travel to England [.

Shay - We Need To Get Newcastle Back On Track

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Shay Given has admitted that Newcastle United are once again in turmoil after Kevin Keegan's resignation last week. Shay Given - concentrating on World Cup qualifiers The Ireland goalkeeper said yesterday: "There's a lot gone on but I am over here concentrating on a World Cup qualifier." "I don't like to talk too much about all the [.

Ashley Hits Back At Keegan

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The People is reporting today that Mike Ashley last night broke his silence in the Newcastle turmoil via a statement issued by Newcastle United. Mike Ashley - will not back down Mike Ashley has finally attempted to hit back after Keegan claimed he was forced to resign because he was undermined by Dennis Wise and senior club [.

Poyet Being Courted But Newcastle Fans Don’t Care

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Gus Poyet looks to be the favorite to be offered the chance to fill the Newcastle manager job left by Kevin Keegan's shock departure from Newcastle. Gus Poyet - favorite to take over at Newcastle But the choice of Poyet, who is a big friend of Dennis Wise, and was the assistant manager under Wise at Leeds [.

Shearer - Managers Must Be Allowed To Manage

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Alan Shearer is a very bright guy, and he's not stupid enough to take the Newcastle job under the current circumstances, when the club is being run by a bunch of Ashley's cronies, who seem to have no clue at all about how to run a football club. Alan Shearer - manager must be allowed to [...]

Newcastle Fans Look To Albani To Buy The Club

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With the kken interest there has obviously been in buying Newcastle United, over the last year, we wouldn't be at all surprised if there is renewed interest in a consortium negotiating with Mike Ashley to buy the club. Anil Ambani - I've come to save you Newcastle fans! Picture St. James' Park in background And of course that [.

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New Boy Xisco Desperately Disappointed Keegan Has Left

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Newcastle United new boy Xisco has revealed his shock at the Kevin Keegan resignation last night. Xisco - disappointed at Keegan leaving- seems a great lad The Spanish Under-21 international is disappointed that Keegan will not be there when he returns from international duty next week. Xisco says it was actually Keegan who convinced him to sign for [.

Warren Barton Sorry For Fans and Players

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Warren Barton feels that Newcastle United have been thrust into chaos after the resignation of Kevin Keegan last night. Warren Barton - in sunny Newcastle - and doing very well in USA Warren Barton joined the new look LA Galaxy staff under former US National Team Head Coach Bruce Arena and Warren also serves over here as [.

Joey Barton Gets 12 Match Ban - 6 Of Which Suspended

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At an independent Regulatory Commission hearing today in London, Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton was given a 12 match suspension, six matches of which are suspended until the end of the 2009/2010 season, and fined £25K. Barton admitted a charge of violent conduct relating to an assault on his then Manchester City team-mate Ousmane Dabo at [.

LMA To Newcastle - Sort Yourselves Out

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League Managers' Association (LMA) chief executive Richard Bevan today has called on the Newcastle United Board to sort themselves out to ensure their next manager (4th in 15 months) does not suffer the same fate as Kevin Keegan. Kevin Keegan - resigned after just 8 months in charge Keegan resigned last night from one of the best [.

All Quotes Related To Keegan Resignation

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So our readers are completely up to date - here are all the quotes since Kevin Keegan resigned tonight as Newcastle United manager. Kevin Keegan - resigned tonight Kevin issued this statement through the LMA:: "I've been working desperately hard to find a way forward with the directors, but sadly that has not proved possible," "It's my opinion [.

Joey Barton Appears Before FA Today Without Keegan

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More bad news today for Newcastle United, and the timing is amazingly bad, as Joey Barton faces a Football Association hearing today for his assault on former Manchester City team-mate Ousmane Dabo. Joey Barton - appears before FA today In July, Barton received a four-month suspended prison sentence for the assault, which occurred in May 2007, and [.

Brooking Sympathy For Keegan and Curbishley

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Sir Trevor Brooking, The Football Association's Director of Football, has today sympathized with Kevin Keegan and Alan Curbishley, who both resigned from their positions as club manager this week under rather similar conditions. Kevin and Alan - both resigned this week Keegan resigned dramatically from Newcastle United on Thursday night, complaining about not having the final say [.

Newcastle’s Four Managers In 15 Months – Some Stability

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Glenn Roeder was sacked in May of last year, and since then he has been replaced by Sam Allardyce and then Sam was replaced by Kevin Keegan, two big names in football, with the latter already being a legend not only on Tyneside, but in Liverpool and around the world. Mike Ashley - dragging Newcastle United [.

This Is A Black Day For Newcastle United

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My father supported Newcastle United all his life, and used to go to all the away games during the successful times of the early 1950s. A much prouder day in Newcastle United's History  - 1955 My Dad's the 4th from the right at the back - 6 rows down - see him? He attended the FA Cup Final [...]

Newcastle Issue Statement on Keegan Resignation

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Newcastle United have just issued a statement on the Kevin Keegan resignation, which Kevin announced just over an hour ago. This is what the official statement says: "Newcastle United Football Club is sad and disappointed that Kevin Keegan has resigned." Over the last few days the Club has devoted itself to the discussions it has held with Kevin [.

Fans Need More Detailed Statement From Newcastle Club

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The statement issued by the club and probably written by Derek Llambias, seems to us a note almost from him to Mike Ashley, on how come Kevin has resigned? Derek Llambias - leading the Board in the Keegan negotiations The statement released tonight is an odd one, and seems to contain some animosity towards Kevin, and says [.

Ashley Defies Newcastle Fans, Players And City Council

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It seems to us almost unbelievable, that the owner of Newcastle United Football Club has taken the decision to go against the wishes of the Newcastle fans, The Newcastle players, and the Newcastle City Council, and allow Kevin Keegan to leave the club. Mike Ashley - will hardly be welcome much longer in Newcastle This is not [.

City Council And Fans Soldily Behind Keegan

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Last night Kevin Keegan was given the backing of the Newcastle City Council, in the ongoing discussions about his future as Newcastle United manager. Kevin Keegan - the unknown drama continues Negotiations have been going on since Tuesday, following the blow-up between Kevin and the Newcastle Board, presumably over transfer policy, and who has final say on [.

Keegan Out As Newcastle Manager

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After three days of intense speculation surrounding his future, Kevin Keegan has now confirmed that he has resigned as Newcastle United manager. The news is now coming across the news wires, and has been confirmed and is being reported by Setanta Sports. Keegan has not taken training at Newcastle since Monday and has been involved in lengthy [.

Owen Certain To Follow Keegan Out Of Newcastle

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If indeed it is true that Kevin Keegan has resigned as manager tonight of Newcastle United, we will be seeing Newcastle captain Michael Owen leave the club, in the January transfer window. But since his contract is up next summer we'll not be able to get much at all for him, maybe perhaps ?5M if we [.

If It’s Really Keegan vs Wise - Why Is Wise Still Standing?

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If what's going on with the Newcastle meetings over the last couple of days is a fight for control of transfer and players, between Kevin Keegan and Dennis Wise, then this should have been solved in a few minutes and Wise should have lost. Kevin Keegan - should and must have all control of players But we [.

Kadar And Carroll Not Too Far Away From Full Fitness

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There was some good news yesterday with some of our younger players, when Adam Sadler said that our 18 year-old Hungarian youngster Tamas Kadar, and local Gateshead boy, 19 year-old Andy Carroll, are near to a return to full training. Tamas Kadar - very promising 18 year-old Newcastle defender It seems a long time ago now that [.

Ashley In America - And Then Off To Barbados

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Mike Ashley will face a very unhappy squad if Newcastle United do not succeed in efforts to keep Kevin Keegan at the club. Mike Ashley - in America - and then off to Barbados The Daily Mirror is reporting today that Kevin had two meetings with the club's board yesterday in an attempt to work something out [.

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Another Week In The Life Of A Newcastle Fan

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It's been quite a week for Newcastle fans, although probably not an enjoyable one. Newcastle United fans - right now we have no idea what's really going on First of all we had the big anti-climax and disappointment of only signing two players on the last day of the transfer window last Monday, and that was after [.

Glenn Roeder - Newcastle Club Is A Tragedy

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Glenn Roeder has today called Newcastle United a tragedy going from one disaster to another. Glenn Roeder - club goes from one disaster to another Since Tuesday morning – that's a full two days since the disappointing last day of the transfer window, Newcastle United executives and manager Kevin Keegan have seemingly been locked away in intense [.

Keegan Fights For More Control At Newcastle

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Some news about the meeting on Tuesday is starting to emerge, but whether it's true or not is hard to say. Kevin Keegan - leading the training at Newcastle It's from The Sun, so we'll take it with a pinch of salt, but what they say doesn't seem too surprising – but there again maybe that's an [...

One Newcastle Solution - Have Recruitment Team Under Kevin

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The Sun is reporting that an inside source has let them know what went on Monday afternoon. Michael Owen and Kevin - did they try to sell Owen behind Kevin's back? It's The Sun so we have no idea if this is just another made-up story, but if it's true what they say Kevin Keegan has every [...]

Kevin Still Manager - Newcastle Issue Statement

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Good news this morning, as it seems cooler heads have prevailed and Kevin Keegan is in talks with Newcastle United and the club, and in their latest statement, the club have reiterated that Keegan is still manager. Kevin Keegan - still manager of Newcastle United This statement was posted on the Newcastle United web site this morning: Newcastle [.

LMA Says Keegan Hasn’t Resigned - In Talks With Board

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The LMA (League Managers' Association) has said that Kevin Keegan has not resigned his post as Newcastle United manager. Kevin Keegan - hasn't resigned - talking to Board - good The Newcastle club, after utter confusion almost all day yesterday, surrounding the status of Kevin Keegan, who was thought to have resigned or been sacked, issued a [.

Keegan Must Be In Complete Control On Playing Side

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Fans of Newcastle United Football Club last night were furious at the club for presumably having sacked Kevin Keegan as manager. Kevin Keegan - must make all decisions in playing side Kevin Keegan is said to have resigned as Newcastle United manager in disgust after stars including Michael Owen were offered for sale behind his back.

Keegan Could Still Walk Away From Newcastle And Fans

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The saga that started today, with reports that Kevin Keegan had resigned as manager of Newcastle, and then that he had in fact been sacked, is regrettably not over. Kevin Keegan - negotiating how to get out of contract? The Daily Mail is reporting that Kevin Keegan was in discussions with his lawyers last night, as he [.

There’s Still Hope - Keegan Not Sacked!

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Terrific news on the Newcastle United Web Site that Kevin Keegan has not been sacked. Kevin Keegan - still Newcastle manager Here is Newcastle's Official statement: NEWCASTLE United can confirm that meetings between members of the Board and manager Kevin Keegan were held both yesterday and today. Kevin has raised a number of issues and those have been discussed [.

THis Is What We Think Happened With Keegan and Ashley

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The next episode in the soap opera of Newcastle United, probabaly tomorrow,  will be when we find out what really happened, but this is what we think. Kevin Keegan - hopefully tomorrow we'll see him happy again We think at the meeting yesterday afternoon, with the board,  it was apparent that Newcastle were not going to get [.

Bassong Delighted To Play At Arsenal

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Newcastle United defender Sebastien Bassong has talked to Setanta Sports this afternoon, and he has said he doesn't know what the status of his manager Kevin Keegan is right now. Seb Bassong - delighted to play at Arsenal The news of course is that Kevin is no longer manager, but there is still nothing on the official [.

Ashley Still Has Time For ReThink On Keegan

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The new Manchester City owners actions yesterday, are what Newcastle were really hoping would happen when Mike Ashley took over last summer. Mike Ashley - not what Newcastle fans had hoped for The Abu Dhabi United Group for Investment and Development [Adug], took over the club from former Thailand Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, and they immediately signed [.

The Soap Opera That Is Newcastle United

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Yet again Newcastle United is in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Although we've been told that Kevin Keegan has resigned, or has been sacked, whichever report you want to believe, there is nothing official on the Newcastle United web site yet. And we have heard reports that fans are gathering at St.

Xisco Got Glowing Report Of Newcastle From Coloccini

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Newcastle United new 22 year-old striker has revealed that his former team-mate at Deportivo La Coruna team-mate Fabricio Coloccini told him all about Newcastle and Tyneside, before he joined yesterday, on a £5.5M deal. Xisco - glowing report from Coloccini on Newcastle United It seems that Fabricio gave him a glowing report of things on Tyneside as [.

Has Keegan Resigned At Newcastle?

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There are growing rumors that crisis talks were held this morning and that Kevin Keegan is reported to have walked out on Newcastle United. Kevin Keegan - has he resigned? We have to stress that this is NOT confirmed and it's a natural; rumor this morning, becasue Kevin must have felt disappointed that only two new players [.

Xisco - Joining Newcastle Is A Dream For Me

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Our new 22 year-old Spanish striker Xisco, has talked today about his move to Newcastle United, that was completed yesterday. Xisco - delighted to join Newcastle The 22-year-old has signed a five-year deal at St. James' Park, and he joins an ever growing list of young stars at the club. He was on Tyneside yesterday, but is now [.

Newcastle Were After Valdo As Milner Replacement

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There are reports today that both Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers had bids rejected by Espanyol for Valdo, yesterday, on the final day of the transfer window. Valdo - Newcastle bid short of buy-out figure As far as Newcastle are concerned the 6′0″ 27 year-old Valdo would have been the replacement for James Milner, but of course [.

Newcastle Squad - Quality Great - Quantity Not So Great

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When all the dust settled after midnight last night, the facts were that Newcastle United had brought in two seemingly good players in 22 year-old Spanish striker Xisco, and a loan signing from Valencia – 26 year-old Inglacio Gonzalez, a Uruguayan on a one year loan deal. Kevin Keegan - good news bad news - quality [.

Newcastle Confirm Xisco 5 Year Deal

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The official Newcastle United web site confirmed 15 minutes past the midnight deadline this morning, that they have indeed completed the signing of exciting Spanish Under-21 striker Francisco "Xisco" Jimenez Tejada. 22 year-old Xisco - signed 5 year deal with Magpies We reported the deal had been announced by his club Deportivo earlier today.

Ignacio “Nacho” Gonzalez Signing Confirmed

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After the close of the summer transfer deadline lat night, Newcastle United announced formally they had completed a season-long loan deal to bring 26 year-old Uruguayan international Ignacio "Nacho" Gonzalez to St. James' Park. As we reported earlier today. Ignacio Gonzalez - here on a one year loan deal The 26-year-old signed for La Liga club, [.

Barton - I Owe The Newcastle Club And Fans So Much

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There had been a lot of speculation, and even some facts mixed in, that a Premier League rival, thought to be Aston Villa or Portsmouth, or both, were interested yesterday in signing the skillful former Manchester City midfielder. Joey Barton - I owe the Newcastle club and fans so much However, Barton has now made it clear [.

Toon Transfer Talk Tonight - Right Here

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You can use this article to discuss all the comings and goings (comings hopefully) through until midnight, Cannot believe Joey Barton may be sold tonight too. Site is holding up quite well but it's a bit slow - but at least it's not crashing. Howay The Lads! OK - let's have your comments.

Newcastle Bid ?8M For Chelsea’s Florent Malouda

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The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan has made an £8M transfer bid for Chelsea's French international winger, Florent Malouda. Florent Malouda - Toon have bid ? 8M We have been linked with Malouda for a couple of weeks but that the deal would only be made if Chelsea could secure the services [.

Who Is Nile Ranger? - Plays For Reserves Tonight

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Newcastle United new 17 year-old striker Nile Ranger, will make his Reserve team debut tonight against North East rivals Sunderland at St. James' Park. Nile Ranger - 17 year old striker just signed by Newcastle We knew Nile has been signed from Southampton a couple of weeks ago, but we have no record of the club having [.

Smith’s Everton Move In Serious Doubt

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Alan Smith's £3M move from Newcastle to Everton looks to be doubtful, because the player turned up at Newcastle's Darsely Park training complex this morning. Alan Smith - serious doubts about his Everton move There had been reports that he was on his way to Everton to have a medical and possible sign for Everton, but [.

Goalkeepers Coming And Going At Newcastle?

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Surprising news today coming out of Valencia that their goalkeeper Ludovic Butelle has claimed Newcastle United are keen to sign him. Tim Krul - linked again with Feyenoord Not sure how this can be true since we have Steve Harper in reserve, and he has proved many times he is a very capable deputy for Shay Given.

Valancia Report Newcastle Loan Deal Done with Gonzalez

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Well it would appear that we have our first signing today as it's been confirmed that a one year loan deal has been struck for Valencia's Ignacio "Nacho" Gonzalez. Ignacio Gonzalez - reports that deal has been completed While this is not completely official, because it has not yet been announced by the Newcastle club, it has [.

Nasri Wouldn’t Sign For Newcastle Because Of Barton

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Kevin Keegan has again defended his midfield player Joey Barton, and refused to comment on the claim that Nasri didn't come to Newcastle because Joey was at the club. Joey Barton - will need to get used to the hostility Kevin said yesterday: "We decided to put Joey on because what you saw against Arsenal was all I've [.