Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2009

Clubs Negotiating Swap Deal For Taylor and N’Zogbia

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There are reports coming out of Wigan that a swap deal between Ryan Taylor and Newcastle's Charles N'Zogbia is being negotiated between the two clubs. Ryan Taylor - swap deal for Charles N'Zogbia? Wigan Athletic utility player Ryan Taylor is said to be close to agreeing a move to Newcastle United, but rather than the straight £1.

Debut Will Be Biggest Derby I’ve Ever Played In - Nolan

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Kevin Nolan is talking more of his very suprise move today, after Bolton's midfielder joined Newcastle in a £4M deal that was all done within the last 24 hours. Kevin Nolan - ready for the derby on Sunday with his number 4 shirt Kevin Nolan was at St. James' Park this morning getting a medical and quickly [.

Kinnear - N’Zogbia A Mixed Up Kid But He Can Leave

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Joe Kinear has today said that Charles N'Zogbia is a mixed up kid, but can leave Newcastle United. Joe Kinnear says mixed up kid, N'Zogbia, can leave the club The Newcastle manager says that N'Zogbia was mixed up but revealed the winger is now free to leave if Newcastle receive a suitable bid for the player.

Given Speaks To Manchester City - Ebondo Deal Off

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Kinnear has confirmed today that Shay Given is likely to go to Man City, and that the player has now been given permission to speak to the Eastlands club. Shay Given - allowed to talk to Manchester City - but why? Joe talked about Shay today: "Shay is on the treatment table but we've given him permission to [.

Nolan Can’t Wait To Play In Front Of Newcastle Fans

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It's now official because it's on the official club site, that Newcastle United United have indeed completed the signing of Bolton Wanderers midfielder Kevin Nolan, for a fee of £4M, on a contract that will keep the player at Newcastle through the summer of 2013. Kevin Nolan - will wear the number 4 shirt at Newcastle The [.

Newcastle Reported In For Coventry Left Back

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There is news today coming out of Sky Sports that Newcastle are in for Coventry City's 22 years old left back. Daniel Fox - 6′1″ Coventry City left-back Newcastle United Football Club were linked with a £2M bid for 22 year old Coventry City left back Daniel Fox around 13th January, and it may well be we [.

Kinnear “Over The Moon” To Have Signed Kevin Nolan

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Both new £4M signing Kevin Nolan (a very good player for that money) and a relieved Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear have been talkinghis afternoon. Kevin Nolan - new Newcastle United midfielder Kevin could well go on to become captain at Newcastle United, once Michael Owen leaves the club in the summer.

Biigest Derby Game In My 16 Years - Steve Harper

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Local lad Steve Harper, who will be in goal for Newcastle at home against Sunderland on Sunday afternoon,  and is one of the leaders in the dressing room at Newcastle, insists this derby game is the most important one in his long 16 years at the club. Steve Harper - huge derby game on Sunday The Easington-born [.

Newcastle Need To Get Albin Ebondo Signed Quickly

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The Times is reporting today that Newcastle United are still confident of signing Toulouse right- back Albin Ebondo, before the transfer window closes in about 76 hours time, at 5:00 pm on Monday afternoon. Abin Ebondo - Newcastle still very keen on player Why this deal has dragged on since last weekend is beyond us, and of [.

Ryan Taylor Keen On Move To Newcastle

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Newcastle have not had their offer for Ryan Taylor of Wigan accepted yet, and of course Ryan will be a free agent this summer. Ryan Taylor - seems keen to move to Tyneside A source close to 24-year-old Taylor told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today: "He'd love to make the move to Newcastle. He sees it as a [.

Nolan Completes Move To Newcastle

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Sky Sports News is reporting now that Newcastle have completed the signing of Bolton midfielder Kevin Nolan from Bolton on a four-and-a-half-year deal for a fee believed to be in the region of £4M. Kevin Nolan - now a Newcastle United player - great! This is a great deal for Newcastle and he will be able to [.

Better News On Michael Owen - Out For 4 Weeks

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A little bit of good news this morning on the injury to Michael Owen and he will not be out as long as first thought. Michael Owen - now out for around 4 weeks The news is that the scan on Michael's ankle ligaments showed the injury is not as bad as was first feared. Scans on the [...]

Megson Verifies Proposed Nolan Newcastle Move

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Bolton manager Gary Megson has confirmed this morning that Kevin Nolan is on the verge of joining Newcastle United. And Gary's also said that Bolton's move for Sporting Lisbon's Miguel Veloso is dead in the water, which will hardly be good news for Bolton fans. Kevin Nolan - in Newcastle right now Nolan is on Tyneside right now [.

N’Zogbia Acting Like Spoiled Child - Kinnear Speaks Out

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Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear has rightly accused Charles N'Zogbia, who is acting like a small child, of trying to engineer a move away from the club. Charles N'Zogbia - no thanks to the club that made him N'Zogbia issued a statement on Thursday claiming the Newcastle manager had insulted him by mis-pronouncing his name several times during [.

Newcastle Now In For Wigan’s Ryan Taylor

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There was a lot of commentary from our readers last night about a report on the long-running Newcastle fans' web site www.nufc.com about Newcastle making a move for Ryan Taylor from Wigan Athletic. Ryan Taylor- Wigan's versatile full back - winger The nufc.com web site is usually accurate and in the know on these things, and [.

Nolan Excellent Signing By Newcastle - Sam Allardyce

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The Newcastle Journal are reporting this morning that Newcastle United hope to complete a £4.5m move for Bolton Wanderers midfielder Kevin Nolan today, in addition to a swap deal for Wigan full-back Ryan Taylor (sending babyface N'Zogbia the other way) over the weekend. Kevin Nolan - great business by Newcastle United And these two moves may have [.

Are Newcastle Interested In Derby’s Kris Commons?

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The Daily Mirror is reporting today that Newcastle United are trying to offload Damien Duff to bring in Derby County star Kris Commons. Kris Commons - Derby County winger But we don't believe much of this at all. However, we'd like to believe there's some truth in Newcastle's interest in Derby County's Chris Commons, since former Nottingham Forest [.

N’Zogbia Throws His Toys Out Of The Pram - Again

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Sky Sports is reporting something we saw earlier today, but couldn't believe it - that Charles N'Zogbia says he will never play for Newcastle again while Joe Kinnear is manager. N'Zogbia - get rid of this big baby Charles has been trying his best to get himself away from Newcastle United for months now, and while [.

Newcastle Have Bid Accepted For Kevin Nolan

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Sky Sports News are reporting that Newcastle United have agreed a fee with Bolton Wanderers for their midfielder Kevin Nolan. Kevin Nolan - on his way to Newcastle United? Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear has spent the majority of the January transfer window trying to get new faces into the club, and we have to assume that Newcastle [.

Andy Carroll Continues To Look The Part For Newcastle

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Andy Carroll, as is becoming usual these days, gave Manchester City's central defensive pairing of Vincent Kompany and Micah Richards, all they could handle last night as he led the line in great physical style. Andy Carroll - powerfully led the line last night And Andy scored his second gaol in 4 games, as it was a [.

Wigan Offer £6M For Charles N’Zogbia

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Wigan Athletic have launched a bid for Newcastle United midfielder Charles N'Zogbia. Charles N'Zogbia - £6M bid - should Newcastle take it? That may have been the reason why he did not travel with the Newcastle squad yesterday, although the official news that he is injured is hard to believe. This lad has been complaining about Newcastle all [.

Joe Kinnear Takes It On The Chin - Again

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The problems that Joe Kinnear is confronting now at Newcastle United were not of his making, but he was one of the few managers who would take the job on, and now he's finding out exactly why that was the case. Joey Barton - out for 8 weeks with broken foot Joe Kinnear has talked to the [...]

Barton Out 8 Weeks - Owen Likely Out 10 Weeks

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More bad news today on the injury front of course with very little news of any new faces coming to the club before next Monday at 5:00 pm. Joey Barton - out for 8 weeks with broken right foot It turns out the injury sustained by Joey Barton at Manchester City last night has been confirmed as [...]

Ebondo - Newcastle Are Good Team With Great Players

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It's been hard to find any good news surrounding Newcastle United today but Toulouse right-back Albin Ebondo has said he knows that Newcastle have players like Owen, Butt, Geremi, Viduka, Martins and so they are a good team with great players.    Albin Ebondo - Newcastle have some great players Albin Ebondo has revealed [.

Owen And Barton Out With Long-Term Injuries Again

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It's just the latest in a long list of injuries that Michael Owen has sustained at Newcastle United, as it has been revealed that Owen has suffered a cracked bone in his ankle. Michael Owen - out injured once again That's the latest we have on Michael's injury right now, but Joey Barton will also be out [.

Joe Kinnear And Newcastle Now In Dire Straights

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Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear has admitted that "it is one thing after another" at the moment in trying to run the Newcastle United Football club. The Newcastle Brains Trust - at last night's game What do we do now Ollie? After losing Michael Owen and Joey Barton for apparently six and 10 weeks respectively with injuries sustained [.

Given And N’Zogbia Likely To Leave Newcastle

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News today that Newcastle United goalkeeper Shay Given could be on his way to Premier League rivals Manchester City today. Shay Given - played his last game for Newcastle But it's the Sun that is claiming Manchester City are now bidding £8.5M for the goalkeeper, and that bid would probably be acceptable to Newcastle.

Ashley May Not Have Money To Invest In January

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Joe Kinnear has been making some strange comments this morning about Mike Ashley's finances, and could it be that Ashley has no money to invest in the club in January, after all? Joe Kinnear - squad may not be strengthened in January Joe Kinnear said today: "Michael has cracked a bone in his foot and he's on crutches," [.

FT: Man City 2 Newcastle 1: Magpies In Complete Crisis

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Newcastle tried to come back in this game after being a goal down to a 17th minute strike from Wright-Phillips, but once again a former player scored against us in the second half to seal our fate. and yes it's yet another league defeat. And and we now have just one point from the last 5 [...]

HT: Man City 1 Newcastle 0 - Magpies Inept

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Newcastle are 1-0 down at the break through a goal from Shaun Wright Phillips, which was set up by Robinho. Newcastle have a strange line-up tonight with 22 year-olds Bassong and Taylor at the center of the Newcastle defense, and Coloccini playing in front of them in defensive midfield. After just 17 minutes Newcastle's patched up side [.

Coloccini In Midfield - Given, N’Zogbia Both Missing

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There's some surprises announced in the Newcastle team that will line up at Eastlands tonight. Newcastle United players Shay Given and Charles N'Zogbia miss out on tonight's league clash at Manchester City because of injury. Don't believe that for one minute since it looks like both are on their way out of Newcastle before next Tuesday, [.

Given To Leave - Newcastle Pursue Miguel Veloso

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There is news coming through that Newcastle United have entered the race to sign Miguel Veloso, according to the player's agent. Miguel Veloso - Bolton and Newcastle said to be after him That goes with the news that Shay Given did not travel with the Newcastle squad for the game against Manchester City tonight.

McManus Deal Off - Newcastle Still Negotiating On Ebondo

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The Evening Chronicle says today that the deal for Celtic center-back Stephen McManus has fallen through. Albin Ebondo - why does it take this long to close a deal? And the reason the deal fell though is hardly surprising, because the Parkhead side were unwilling to pay Jose Enrique's wages, with the Spanish Under-21 International offered 50% [.

Kinnear Would Love To Make Sexy Signings At Newcastle

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Joe Kinnear as we all know doesn't have much money to spend on new players at Newcastle right now, although he admits he would love to go out and make some sexy signings for the club. Joe Kinnear - would love to make sexy signings Kinnear goes against moneybags Manchester City tonight, and they have spent over [.

Kinnear - Given Decision Now Out Of My Hands

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Joe Kinnear has admitted today that he is resigned to the heartbreak of losing Shay Given. Shay Given - out of Joe's hands now And of course as fate would have it we play the club where Shay may well end up tonight - Manchester City. But we just hope that if Newcastle let Given go they do [...]

Newcastle After Charlton’s 19 Year-Old Midfielder

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The Sun is reporting today that both Aston Villa and Newcastle United are pursuing Charlton Athletic's 19 year-old central  midfielder, Josh Wright. Josh Wright - Charlton's 19 year old midfielder The 19-year-old England youth international, who has played for his country at Under 16,17,18 and 19 levels, spent the early part of this season on loan at [.

Alan Smith Ready To Fight For Newcastle United

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Alan Smith came through a good 65 minutes of play last night for the Reserves against Manchester City (we lost 3-0),  and could well be in Joe Kinnear's squad for the derby game against Sunderland at St. James' Park on Sunday. Alan Smith - fit again and ready to fight for the club Smith told nufcTV in [.

Lovenkrands Could Be Handed Start Tonight

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Many of the local newspapers suggest that Peter Lovenkrands could be given a start tonight against Manchester City. Peter Lovenkrands - will he start tonight? Peter Lovenkrands told the Evening Chronicle this morning: "The next three games can help shape our season." "We have Man City tonight, then the big derby with Sunderland and then go to [.

Chris Hughton Talks On Ebondo, Given and Harper

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Newcastle United coach Chris Hughton has confirmed that the club are interested in signing French defender Albin Ebondo, and that the signing of Steve Harper to a new 3.5 year contract has nothing to do with Shay Given leaving the club. Chris and Joe - interest in Ebondo The 24-year-old Toulouse right-back Ebondo has been on Tyneside [.

Toulouse Now Reluctant To Let Albin Ebondo Go?

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There is some amazing news being reported by the Newcastle Journal today, that Albin Ebondo's club Toulouse are still reluctant to let him move to Newcastle in January. Albin Ebondo - Newcastle still talking with Toulouse? We find this rather amazing, because why is the player in Newcastle now, if no agreement has been reached with his [.

Seb Bassong - Ebondo A Very Good Player

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With Albin Ebondo probably not now coming to Newcastle in January, Sebastien Bassong has chosen an awkward time to say how good the lad could be at Newcastle United. Sebastien Bassong - Ebondo would do well in England Seb told the Newcastle Journal this morning: "Albin Ebondo is a very good player and I think he would be [.

Manchester City vs Newcastle - Match Preview

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Tonight's game is very important to lift the gloom and doom that is currently on Tyneside, and another defeat is the very last thing Newcastle fans want to see tonight. We have probably just got over our 3-0 second half hammering at Blackburn when the sky seemed to fall in on our defense, and one of [.

Smith Plays 65 Minutes In Reserves Defeat

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Alan Smith came through 65 minutes of his first competitive outing this season as he captained Newcastle Reserves as they were beaten tonight 3-0 by a strong Manchester City Reserves side at Hyde. Alan Smith - played 65 minutes tonight in Reserves defeat It's good news that Alan came through the game OK because more than likely [.

Kinnear Fined £500 By FA Over Micky Mouse Remarks - Ouch

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Newcastle United's down to earth manager Joe Kinnear has today been fined £500 by the English Football Association for calling referee Martin Atkinson "a Mickey Mouse referee" in our game at Craven Cottage, earlier in the season. Joe Kinnear - fined £500 - obviously very upset For a manager who will soon be making a few million [.

Marco Donadel’s Newcastle Move Getting Closer

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Speculation is mounting today that Newcastle United are trying to secure the services of Fiorentina's Marco Donadel, as we reported last night. Marco Donadel - will he elect to move to Newcastle? There was news coming out of Italy yesterday that Newcastle had bid around £4.5M for midfielder Donadel.

Alan Smith To Play For Reserves Tonight

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Alan Smith, who is finally on his way back from his Achilles injury, will make a return to action for Newcastle United Reserves tonight after a five-month lay-off. Alan Smith - to play for Reserves next Tuesday In fact Smith has never played for Newcastle this season and was an unused substitute in our first two league [.

Increasing Spirit Seen With Our Youngsters - Money

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Newcastle Reserves Team Manager Richard Money has called on his young stars to reproduce the spirit that was shown in beating local rivals Sunderland away 2-1 last week. Richard Money - has great team spirit in Reserves side The young Reserves side emerged victors last week with goals from Nile Ranger (who else?

Calderwood Will Help Newcastle In Any Way He Can

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Colin Calderwood has already started to coach at Newcastle, after helping Joe Kinnear and Chris Hughton prepare the lads for tomorrow night's tough game at Manchester City. Colin Calderwood - got right down to work yesterday Colin was fired from his position as m,anager of Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day, and he seems to be very pleased [.

Loan Deal For Ebondo And Newcastle Make Saviola Swoop

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There seems to be a lot going on right now at Newcastle in the transfer market with owner Mike Ashley having joined Joe Kinnear and Derek Llambias on Tyneside, to plot the vital last 6 days of the transfer window. Ebondo and Saviola - two loan deals? It seems like Newcastle will do a 6 month loan [.

Mike Ashley Back In Toon

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Mike Ashley, the Newcastle United owner, made a return to Newcastle yesterday, and it's the first time back for the owner since Kevin Keegan left the club in early September. Mike Ashley - back in Newcastle yesterday The owner visited Newcastle's Darsley Park training ground for talks with manager Joe Kinnear and Managing Director Derek Llambias, presumably [.

Shay Given To Eastlands For £9M Marks End Of Era

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The Newcastle Journal is reporting today that goalkeeper Shay Given is indeed leaving the club, and his move to Manchester City for £9M is now imminent. We should stress this is not absolutely certain, but it would be a big surprise if Given now elects to stay at Newcastle, after the 3rd offer from Man City [.

Dennis Wise To Meet With City’s Garry Cook Tomorrow

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The Newcastle Journal today are reporting that Newcastle's Executive Director of Football, Dennis Wise, will be at Eastlands on Wednesday evening for talks with Manchester City's chief operating officer Garry Cook. Dennis Wise - to meet with Gary Cook tomorrow on Given deal Presumably this will be to wrap up the move of Shay Given To Manchester [.

Harper And Butt To Pen New Contracts

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Good news today that the long negotiations (up to 5 weeks) on new contracts for both Steve Harper and Nicky Butt will soon be over. Steve Harper - Newcastle's new number one? Both players will sign their new deals to go with Shola Ameobu, on those players whose contracts are running out in the summer and whom [.

Kinnear Closer To Two More Good Signings

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Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear seems to be getting closer to getting two more deals completed within the next couple of days, and both appear to be players from the French League. Ebondo and Mbia - are these the next two through the Newcastle door? Joe Kinnear has said today that Newcastle are getting close to two more [.

Newcastle Bid £4.5M for Italian Midfielder

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There is news today in Firenzeviola that Newcastle have made a £4.5M bid for Fiorentina midfield player Marco Donadel. Marco Donadel - 25 year old Fiorentina midfield player The report in the Italian press today says that Newcastle have bid £4.5M for the 25 year-old Italian midfielder, who has been at Fiorentina since 2005, after being [.

Steve Harper To Sign Up For Three Years On Tyneside

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Good news today in that local lad Steve Harper is ready to sign a new three-year contract with Newcastle United. Steve Harper - ready to sign 3 year deal at Newcastle The Evening Chronicle say that the Newcastle club stepped up talks on a new deal for Harper, once Given announced he would have to reconsider his [.

Newcastle Goalkeper Situation To Be Settled Within 24 Hours

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News in the Evening Chronicle today that Shay Given and his lawyer Michael Kennedy will meet Derek Llambias and Joe Kinnear in the next 24 hours to finally settle the goalkeeper's future. Shay Given - Newcastle future decided within 24 hours One reason the decision will need to be made now is there will be players Newcastle [.

Newcastle Continue To Capture Top Youngsters

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Newcastle will continue to bring in some top youngsters in the January transfer window, to go with the five we brought in last January, when essentially our search for young talent around the world was started. 16 year-old Slovenian midfielder Haris Vuckic And of course during the summer Newcastle also beat Arsenal to the signing of much [.

Calderwood Finally Joins Newcastle’s Coaching Staff

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We had reported back on 19th January that former Scotland, Tottenham and Swindon defender Colin Calderwood had joined Newcastle United as a first-team coach. Colin Calderwood with assistant David Kerslake at Nottingham Forest And then a couple of days later, after Colin had been interviewed and denied he was coming to Newcastle we ran a headline [.

Shay Determined To Be In Goal For Newcastle Wednesday

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Strange news from Shay Given, that was reported in The People Sunday paper yesterday. Steve Harper - in goal for Newcastle on Wednesday? The news yesterday was that our long-serving goalkeeper Shay Given expects to be in goal for Newcastle United on Wednesday against Manchester City at Eastlands. That's interesting, because we had hoped that Shay would not [.

Kinnear Could Be Right On Track In Transfer Market

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There has been a lot of gloom and doom on Tyneside in this transfer window, but news today may be showing a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, and just a glimmer of hope for Newcastle's long suffering fans. Joe Kinnear - still praying for players in January While we should [...]

Albin Ebondo Next Through The Door At Newcastle

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Good news today in the transfer market as the defender Joe Kinnear has been talking about signing soon is Toulouse right-back Albin Ebondo, and he is expected at the club today to discuss personal terms. Albin Ebondo - in Newcastle today to discuss terms If he's coming to Newcastle to discuss personal terms we must have already [.

Newcastle Continue Interest In Celtic’s McManus

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We had reported yesterday that Newcastle were interested in signing Celtic captain Stephen McManus, and there is some more news about that potential deal today being reported in the Newcastle Journal. Stephen McManus - £3M offer could clinch it The 26-year-old is keen to leave Scottish football following a deterioration in his relationship with the Celtic fans, [.

Update On Newcastle United Transfer Status

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There is some decent news today in the transfer market today as we seem to be much closer to signing a few good players, but we have to ensure we hold onto most of our current crop, although we still think we could lose Shay Given this week. Newcastle still want this player - 22 year [...]

Jim Smith - Kinnear Has Hands Tied At Newcastle

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Former Newcastle manager Jim Smith oversaw Newcastle's relegation battle in 1989, which was a low point in Jim's managerial career. Jim Smith - things could be a lot worse When Jim arrived at St James' Park back in December of 1988, Newcastle's position was worse than it is now, by far as we were bottom of Division [.

Given Likely To Move To Eastlands Next Week

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There seems to be a number of news sources today that are suggesting it's almost a done deal that Shay Given will move to Manchester City next week. Shay Given - preponderance of news saying it's a done at Man City So it does seem, according to several news reports today, that Newcastle United goalkeeper Shay Given [.

Newcastle Interested In Costa Rican Striker

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There is news today in that bastion of truthful journalism, the News Of The World, that Newcastle are after a Costa Rican footballer,  who is currently playing in the Belgium League. Brian Ruiz - 23 year-old 6′1″ striker The news is that Newcastle United have sent scouts to check on Jupiler League club AA Gent star striker, [.

Are Newcastle Chasing Former Liverpool Star Luis Garcia?

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Do you remember Luis Garcia, who was a midfield player who played for Liverpool from 2004-2007, before moving to Atletico Madrid? News today that Joe Kinnear wants him at Newcastle. Luis Garcia - a more than decent midfielder Most fans will remember Garcia (full name Luis Javier García Sanz) from his days under Rafael Benitez at Liverpool, and [.

Shepherd’s Big Broadside Blast At Mike Ashley

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Former Newcastle chairman and part owner Freddy Shepherd last night called for owner Mike Ashley to take responsibility for the club's dire predicament, and Freddy has talked to the Sunday Sun in a long interview. Freddy Shepherd - blasts Ashley for club's predicament In this wide-ranging and often very negative evaluation of Mike Ashley's stewardship of Newcastle [.

Given And Harper To Leave - David James To Newcastle

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There's one thing Newcastle have no idea about at all, and that's what Newcastle United are doing in the transfer market. David James - Portsmouth goalkeeper to Newcastle? So the new today in the People that we are after David James of Portsmouth, because we are going to sell both Harper and Given, is hard to believe, [.

Newcastle Go After Celtic Captain McManus

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It's the second last Sunday of the January transfer window, so we would expect some transfer stories on Newcastle, and the Sunday Mail in Scotland is reporting that Newcastle could be after Celtic captain, Stephen McManus, in a £4M move by the Tyneside club. Stephen McManus - Celtic captain pursued by Newcastle?

Lovenkrands Motivated At Newcastle For Family Reasons

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Newcastle's new signing Peter Lovenkrands has revealed how having a Scottish wife, who is pregnant and a wee daughter already, put pressure on him to do well in his trial at Newcastle United. Peter Lovenkrands - motivated to do well at Newcastle We had mentioned that Peter had a Scottish wife, after he was at Rangers for [.

Tottenham Hotspur In For Shay Given

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There is news today that Tottenham Hotspur want to beat Manchester City and land Newcastle's Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given. Shay Given - Newcastle's world class goalkeeper wanted by Spurs? This is news from the Daily Mirror so take it with a huge pinch of salt, but Harry Redknapp still needs to bring an a goalkeeper to replace [.

Newcastle Under-18 Get 3rd Draw In Row - Lose Top Spot

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Newcastle United Under-18s were surprisingly held to a 1-1 draw at Huddersfield Town today and have lost their top of the table placing in the Academy League Group D. Jonny Godsmark - another goal from the youngster And it was Jonny Godsmark who today gave the visitors the lead with a curling shot from the edge of [.

Newcastle May Be Pursuing Saviola Again

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There are reports today that Newcastle United want to do a deal for Argentine striker Javier Saviola from Real Madrid, after the player has again expressed his frustrations at the lack of playing time in Spain. Javier Saviola - are Newcastle really interested? Javier has been talking to the Spanish publication Marca and the player says that [.

Steven Taylor Now Fully Fit And Raring To Go

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This week has been a vital time for some of Newcastle's walking wounded to recover for the relegation battle ahead. Steven Taylor - seems to fully fit again And one of the players who seems to have cleared up some of his nagging injuries is 22 year old Steven Taylor, who will need to fill in at [.

Former Player Tips Lovenkrands To Be Tyneside Success

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Dane Bjorn Kristensen made 98 appearances for Newcastle United between 1989 and 1992, and the former Denmark international hopes that his fellow countryman Lovenkrands can fulfil his dream of being a success in the English Premier League. Peter Lovenkrands - happy to be a Newcastle player Kristensen is interviewed today in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, where it [.

Martin O’Neill Could Come Calling For Michael Owen

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Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill yesterday refused to rule out a move for Michael Owen, the Newcastle United striker, to partner newly arrived Emile Heskey at Aston Villa. Michael Owen - is an Aston Villa bid on the way? O'Neill picked up Heskey for £3.5M, with his contract ending at Wigan Athletic in the summer, and of [.

Newcastle Offered Turkish International Center Half

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News today that Newcastle United have been offered the chance to sign Turkish international defender Gökhan Zan on loan until the end of the season. Gokhan Zan - Turkish International center-half - in black and white stripes The 27 year old Besiktas center-back, who stands 6′4″ tall, has been offered to Premiership clubs by his Besitkas club, [.

Should Newcastle Have Gone After Jimmy Bullard?

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We know a lot of Newcastle fans were surprised when the transfer of Fulham's Jimmy Bullard, for £5M, went though smoothly yesterday, when Jimmy signed along the dotted line for Hull City. Jimmy Bullard - went to Hull City yesterday for £5M We thought that Joe Kinnear didn't rate the player, because he's been wanting away from [.

Youngster Tamas Kadar’s Attitude Is First Class

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Tamas Kadar is now back in Hungary as he recovers for the next several months from the broken shin-bone (tibia) he endured earlier in the week. But the lad's attitude is absolutely first class - read on. Tamas Kadar - very promising Newcastle youngster Tamas Kadar  talked to the local Evening Chronicle from his Hungarian home today: "I [.

Lovenkrands Definitely A Threat For Us - Kinnear

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Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear, still under pressure to bring good new players into the club in the next 10 days, is confident that he's signed a good one in Peter Lovenkrands. Joe Kinnear - glad to have Lovenkrands on board The former Rangers player, with his lightning speed and lethal left foot, could be a good buy [.

Mark Jensen’s Dire Assessment Of Newcastle United

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The popular fanzine The Mag's editor Mark Jensen has commented today in the Evening Chronicle on the state of the club, and it's not good reading. Mark told the Evening Chronicle today: "A lot of fans were quite rightly disillusioned after Blackburn." "Then there is the fact that, from the moment Blackburn went in front with 30 minutes [.

Lovenkrands - I Know All About Newcastle United

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Peter Lovenkrands seems to be delighted at securing a deal at the Newcastle  club, albeit only through the end of the season, at least initially. Peter Lovenkrands - now a Newcastle United player Peter said today: "I know all about Newcastle United and the size of the club and it's always been a dream of mine to play [.

Kinnear Talks To Carroll And N’Zogbia

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The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Joe Kinnear held a private meeting between Andy Carroll and Charles N'Zogbia, and has tried restore some unity by placing both N'Zogbia and Carroll on the same team in training. Well another way to look at that is to stop them clashing again by being on opposing [.

Update On Newcastle United Transfer Status

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With just 10 days left in the transfer market, it's time for us to see where we are in getting the requisite number of players through the door, so we have a decent chance of staying in the Premier league this season. Stephane Mbia - this is the player we want through the door in January Today [...

Lovenkrands Becomes The First One Through The Door

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It's the 23rd day of the transfer window and Newcastle have made their first signing official by capturing Peter Lovernkrands on a free transfer. Peter Lovenkrands - delighted to be at Newcastle United The 28-year-old Danish international Peter Lovenkrands has impressed during a two-week trial on Tyneside and today he signed a deal through the end of [.

17 Year Old Swedish Star Pleads To Come To Newcastle

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There is news in a number of papers today, plus Sky Sports that 17 year old Swedish starlet Samuel Adjei is hoping to seal a move to Newcastle United. The 17-year-old currently plays for lower league Swedish side Jonkoping Sodra, and he is getting the attention of a number of bigger clubs including Newcastle United [.

Newcastle Finances Are Interesting Reading

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The finances of Newcastle United football club have been made public and there are some interesting financials in the accounts. Here are some interesting points from the accounts: Owner Mike Ashley has ploughed more than £100M into the club to clear all debts at the club. Sam Allardyce and his team got payouts of £4.

Kazenga LuaLua Just Waiting For His Chance

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Kazenga LuaLua put in another good performance last night for the Reserves  against Sunderland, and helped the lads to a good 2-1 win against our local rivals. Kazenga LuaLua - may get his chance at Man City Now the 18 year-old hopes that his good form will have caught the eye og manager Joe Kinnear.

Newcastle Still Keen On Bringing In Players

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Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear is working in lock-step with Derek Llambias over the transfers, as Newcastle United continue to try to bolster our paper-thin squad, before the window closes on February 2. Derek Llambias - now has office in training facility Joe Kinnear told the Evening Chronicle today: "Derek's down here on a permanent basis.

Newcastle Supporters Club Show Their Dissatisfaction

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Today, the newly-formed Newcastle United Supporters Club, set up in the wake of Kevin Keegan's controversial St James's Park exit, issued a statement outlining their feelings. Mike Ashley - 11 days left to bolster the squad Spokesman Michael Ord said today: "Anyone who had any doubts regarding the parlous state of Newcastle United only had to watch the [.

Tamas Kadar Breaks Leg - Out For Up To 6 Months

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Terrible news today as we learn that Hungarian starlet Tamas Kadar faces between four and six months on the sidelines after fracturing his shin bone (tibia) during Wednesday's Reserve-team 2-1 victory over Sunderland. Tamas Kadar - out up to 6 months with broken tibia The 18-year-old challenged Sunderland winger Jordan Henderson in the dying seconds of the [.

Ranger And Godsmark Power Newcastle To Sunderland Victory

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Good news yesterday as Newcastle Reserves beat Sunderland Reserves 2-1, in a game that did not lack pride or passion as referee Steven Cummins gave out 9 yellow cards and sent off Sunderland captain Jack Colback with 14 minutes to go, with Newcastle leading 2-1 at that time. Nile Ranger - scored first goal of the [.

11 Days Left In Transfer Window And Still Nothing

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With a team so desperately short of players to survive in the Premier League this season, you would have expected that Newcastle would at least have done something in the first 22 days of the January transfer window - wrong again. Dennis Wise - Recruitment Director - where are the players? We will presumably sign Peter Lovenkrands, [.

Newcastle Take Algerian Defender On Trial

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Newcastle United are looking over yet another player today, as they take another defender on trial at the club. Ahmed-Reda Madouni - 28 year-old 6′3″ Algerian defender He is former Borussia Dortmund defender Ahmed-Reda Madouni. The 6′3″ 28 year-old Algerian has played for Montpellier HSC (48 times, one goal), Borussia Dortmund (77 times, 3 goals), Bayer Leverkson (37 [.

Joey Barton Will Be Key Player For Us - Kinnear

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Joe Kinnear is certainly happy to have Joey Barton back in Newcastle's midfield, and believes the Liverpudlian can be a big player for Newcastle United, as they prepare for the relegation battle which lies ahead, for a third season on the trot. Joey Barton - key player for Newcastle United The former Manchester City captain played the [.

Report Newcastle Will Bid £15M For Italian Striker

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There are reports today that Newcastle United are expected to put in a bid for 27 year-old Atalanta striker Sergio Floccari for £15M, within the next 24 hours. Sergio Floccari - why would Newcastle pay £15M for this player? Sportmediaset says Atalanta are expecting an offer of around £15M for their Italian international to arrive [.

Oba Martins Back For Sunderland Game

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It looks like German surgeon Dr. Ulrike Muschaweck, has worked her wonders again, this time on Newcastle United striker Oba Martins. Oba Martins - could be back for Sunderland game The Newcastle club were finally handed some good news today when they discovered that Oba Martins could be fit in time to face Sunderland on February 1, [.

Newcastle Injuries Starting To Clear Up

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Apart from yesterday's new injury to one of our better players this season, Danny Guthrie, the rest of the injuries seem to be clearing up quite nicely. Alan Smith - no real set back in his recovery Good news today that Oba Martins should be back for the Sunderland game in 10 days time, and the news [.

Kinnear - Lovenkrands Was Excellent Yesterday

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We are getting some word about how some of the players played yesterday, and indeed Newcastle will be signing Petter Lovenkrands through the end of the season, after Joe Kinnear has today said he thought Peter was excellent in the friendly game yesterday. Peter Lovenkrands - was excellent yesterday Speaking on the situation regarding Lovenkrands, Kinnear told [.

Raitala In Great Demand - Newcastle Must Act Quickly

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The Finland U21 starlet Jukka Raitala, who we reported on yesterday, is in great demand in the transfer market, and the tough Finnish defender is also interesting both Italian and Dutch clubs, who are interested in signing him. Jukka Raitala - in great demand The good news is that he's at Newcastle for a trial this week [.

Newcastle Reported After Bolton’s Danny Shittu

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Breaking news this morning that Newcastle are being linked with Bolton's Nigerian center-back Danny Shittu, who wants to leave the Lancashire club. Danny Shittu - wants to leave Bolton Wanderers The former Watford defender has been told he can look for a new club, probably on loan at this stage. Shittu, 28, who stands 6′3″ tall, spent the [.

Danny Guthrie Leaves Training Ground On Crutches

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We may have spoken too quickly yesterday, when we said nobody else was injured yesterday at Newcastle United. Danny Guthrie - on crutches with hamstring injury Now it looks like the injury jinx has hit again and it's in training again, as Danny Guthrie limped away from the training ground yesterday on crutches.

Lovenjrands Expected To Sign Until Season End

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There was the trial game yesterday against Carlisle United which ended 1-1 behind closed doors, but it's hard to find out who played in that game, with so much secrecy and silence at the club these days. Peter Lovenkrands - expected to sign until end of season - big deal! It's now three weeks into the transfer [.

Haris Vuckic and NK Domzale Quotes On Newcastle Signing

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Thanks to one of our readers in Slovenia, Uroš, for sending us information from the NK Domzale web-site on our new signing, top Slovenian 16 year-old youngster Haris Vuckic. This includes quotes from the youngster himself and words from the President of the NK Donzle club about the deal, which they seem very happy with.

Taylor, Barton and Geremi Play In Friendly Game

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Newcastle United players Steven Taylor and Joey Barton handed Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear some very rare good news this afternoon in today's behind-closed-doors friendly with Carlisle United, which ended 1-1. And the main news we can report, is that absolutely nobody was injured this afternoon - amazing.

20 Year-Old Finnish Defender Jukka Raitala In Tyneside Trial

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Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear has handed a third player a trial at the club this week, as he looks to strengthen his squad in the next two weeks. Jukka Raitala - on trial at Newcastle this week The much pursued HJK Helsinki left-back Jukka Raitala has arrived at St James' Park for a week's trial hoping [.

Newcastle Need An In-Form Alan Smith Through May

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We half expected Alan Smith to be leaving Newcastle United in January, but it's hard to unload a player who hasn't been fit since last August. Alan Smith - training again after Achilles injury But with the squad in so much difficulty these days with injuries, and Alan being very experienced, it's good news he may be [.

Kinnear Must Save Newcastle With Or Without Owner’s Help

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Joe Kinnear has come out today and said he full appreciates the pain and frustration the Newcastle fans are feeling, as we seem to be moving into one of the most dangerous times we've ever had, of being relegated for the first time ever from the Premier League. Joe Kinnear - understands the fans' pain and [.

Jose Enrique Played While Injured Against Blackburn

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It looks like Joe Kinnear played Jose Enrique last Saturday when Jose was not fully fit. Jose Enrique - played while injured last Saturday at Blackburn Rovers And today Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear has taken some responsibility for Jose Enrique's poor performance at Ewood Park last Saturday. Joe told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today: "I brought Jose Enrique back [.

Calderwood Not Coming To Coach At Newcastle

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There was news widely reported yesterday that former Nottingham Forest manager Colin Calderwood had joined the coaching staff at Newcastle United, but it now turns out that was not true. Colin Calderwood on left is not after all joining Newcastle The Evening Chronicle contacted Calderwood today, to see if the news was indeed true, and Colin said: [.

Kinnear And Brown Charged With Improper Conduct By FA

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The Football Association have today confirmed that Newcastle United manager Joe Kinnear and Hull City boss Phil Brown have been charged with improper conduct following their touchline argument at St James' Park on January 14th, when both acted like schoolboys. Joe Kinnear - another charge from the FA And so it all goes on.

Newcastle May Go Back For West Ham’s Lucas Neill

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There are a number of reports in the press this morning that Newcastle may test West Ham United with a renewed £2m bid for Lucas Neill, the 30-year-old Australian defender who is a free agent this summer. Lucas Neill - new £2M bid from Newcastle? Joe Kinnear seemed to get into hot water last week when he [.

News That Manchester City Now Bidding £15M For Given

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There is news in the Daily Mail this morning that Manchester City may now increase their £9M offer they made for Shay Given over the weekend. Michael Johnson - this player plus £9M may be too good to turn down The new news today, and we have no idea if there is any truth to this, is [...]

Toon Transfer Tittle Tattle Today On Tyneside

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Things this morning in the transfer market for Newcastle United don't look to different from yesterday - and it seems to be utter chaos at the moment. Peter Lovenkrands in trial match today Here's what we know on the transfer news today: The news is that Kinnear may be forced to sell Shay Given against Joe's better judgment [.

Geremi Seems To Know Nothing Of Besitkas Deal

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There has been lots of news recently about Geremi moving to Besitkas, and that the Greek side have bid £1.8M for the player, and Joe Kinnear even said last week the player was thinking it over with his wife. Geremi - only knows what he reads - just like the rest of us But it seems that [...]

News That Colin Calderwood Joins Newcastle As Coach

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Joe Kinnear, since coming on board the Newcastle ship in late Septembr, has been running the club with an extremely small coaching staff, essentially made up of right hand man Chris Hughton, and Richard Money who has been doing an excelllent job with our Under-18 side and the Reserves. Colin Calderwood with assist David Kerslake [.

Given, Duff And Finnan In Ireland Squad

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Not too surprising news today that Shay Given and Damien Duff have both been named in the Ireland squad for next month's World Cup qualifier with Georgia. Steve Finnan - also included in Ireland squad Giovanni Trapattoni has selected the Newcastle pair for the Croke Park clash on Wednesday, February 11th, and the two Newcastle players tend [.

Magpies Transfer News Update Tomorrow - Hopefully

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The Newcastle squad now has an 11-day break before their next fixture at Eastlands, and the very good news is that will give our players some much needed time to get over their assorted injuries. Jonas Gutierrez - time to fully recover from hamstring injury We are also hoping, of course, that the squad to face Manchester [.

Newcastle Complete Signing Of Top 16 Year-Old Haris Vuckic

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We had reported on Haris Vuckic being signed by Newcastle United only a couple of days ago, and that was only according to Sky Sports, but since then many of our readers in Slovenia have confirmed that the Slovenian First Division side NK Domzale has put the news on their web-site that indeed their top [.

Kinnear To Stay On Only If He Gets Transfer Funds

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It seems that Joe Kinnear is not as daft as some people may have thought. Mike Ashley - what are his real plans for Newcastle United? There are a lot of questions about why Joe Kinnear wouldn't just sign the two and a half year contract that Mike Ashley has offered him, since he has said often [...

Mbia Has Poor Game Yesterday With Kinnear Watching

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As we all know by now Kinnear ran the rule over Rennes midfielder Stepane Mbia in their away fixture at Lille yesterday afternoon, and we were told also that Lille's center-back Adil Rami was under close scrutiny. Stephane Mbia - had ineffective game yesterday before being substituted As it turned out Mbia played 79 minutes of Rennes' [.

Looks Like Given May Have Had Enough At Newcastle

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Manchester City are now expected to put in a much higher bid , up to £8M, and if the fee offered is near or above that figure, then Newcastle may find it hard to turn down the bid for Newcastle's most loyal and brilliant player, who seems to be just fed up with all [...]

Harper Will Decide If He Goes To White Hart Lane

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There are reports in the morning newspapers that Harry Redknapp is all set to make a £2M bid for top Newcastle reserve goalkeeper Steve Harper, according to The Northern Echo. Steve Harper - a great goalkeeper for Newcastle United After watching his injury concerns grow yesterday when Spurs, with all their stars could still only manage a [.

Kinnear Must Cut Out Excuses And Get On With It

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Joe Kinnear had the Newcastle fans turn on him for the very first time on Saturday, after the lads had put in a very good shift in the first 45 minutes and had looked a decent side.   But then we fell apart after the penalty. Joe Kinnear- cut out the excuses - and get on with [...]

Newcastle’s Joe Kinnear In A Catch 22 On Transfers

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As we reported yesterday Joe Kinnear was in France watching the Lille Rennes game yesterday afternoon that Lille won 1-0, and he was said to be scouting both Rennes midfielder Stéphane Mbia, and Lille center-back Adil Rami. Adil Rami - 6′2″ Lille center-back Newcastle seem interested in It will remain to be seen if Newcastle will bid [.

Kinnear - I Love The Newcastle Club And the People

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There are reasons why we could argue that we should have got more out of the game on Saturday - and one of them was another very dubious decision by Rob Styles to award a penalty against David Edgar. David Edgar - harshly judged to have fouled McCarthy David made the mistake of touching Benny McCarthy in [.

Big Players Newcastle Are Missing Are Beye And Martins

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Kinnear May Bid High For Mbia And Cancel Loan Deals

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Joe Kinnear is in a bit of a pickle because he now must know that if he cannot get some new players in during January, then Newcastle could well be in danger of playing in the Championship next season, and that is now a real threat to anybody who watched the last 30 minutes play [...]

Four More Young Guns On Trial At Newcastle

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We may not be getting as many first teamers into Newcastle during the January transfer window, as much as we'd like, but we are definitely getting some star youngsters in as we hear another youngsters, this time 18 year old Hungarian midfield starlet Andras Gosztonyi is on his way to Tyneside from his club MTK [.

Replacing Kinnear Is Certainly Not The Answer

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For those Newcastle fans who may be ready to mount a campaign to bring in another manager at Newcastle United - please don't. Joe Kinnear - praying for new players coming through the door in January Let's do a short history lesson regarding managers at Newcastle United over the last 11 years or so and we should [.

Newcastle Must Regain Their Fighting Spirit And Quickly

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There very worst thing about yesterday's rather devastating defeat at Blackburn was after the very dubious penalty Newcastle conceded, there was only going to be one winner in the game, and it wasn't going to be Newcastle. Jose Enrique - arguing with Barton after 3rd goal conceded One of the things that Newcastle have always been so [.

Barton To Repay Newcastle For Standing By Him

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There has been news in the papers over the last two weeks that Bolton have been bidding for Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton, and even talk about Mike Ashley wanting Joey out of the club, because of his past bad behavior and the fact he has done time in jail recently. Joey Bartron - going nowhere [.

Newcastle In France After Mbia and Lille’s Adil Rami

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With Newcastle United's bid of £5M for Stephene Mbia of Rennes being turned down on Friday there is a report in the News Of The World today that a Newcastle delegation will fly to France today in an attempt to get the deal finalized for both Stephane Mbia and Adil Rami. Adil Lille - 23 year [...]

Newcastle Fans And Shearer Worry About Newcastle Future

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We had 9 first team players out for yesterday's game, and Jonas Gutierrez had a tight hamstring but was still brought on with 11 minutes to go, and just in case that wasn't bad enough Nicky Butt got himself sent off yesterday for two yellow cards, and will miss our next game at Manchester City. But [.

Steve Bruce Reported Frustrated At Wigan Athletic

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The People is reporting today that Wigan manager Steve Bruce is frustrated at seeing his star men leaving the small Lancashire club, after being targeted by the bigger clubs of European football. Steve Bruce - has he taken Wigan as far as he can? Steve is obviously disappointed with the struggle he seems to be having [.

Joe Kinnear Seems Frustrated At Newcastle Board

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Joe Kinnear is obviously very frustrated at his efforts to improve Newcastle's squad in the January transfer window, as it is proving very difficult to bring in good new players. Joe Kinnear - very frustrated with slow or no progress in transfer market Joe has pointed out in the People today that the squad he has been [.

Kinnear Is Disappointed For The Newcastle Supporters

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Newcastle supporters are stunned tonight that a team 5 points beneath us in the league, and of course managed by our former boss Sam Allardyce,  could presumably take us apart in the second half at Ewood Park this afternoon. Joe Kinnear - didn't see this result coming If Joe doesn't know it yet, he will soon [.

FT: Blackburn 3 Newcastle 0 - Red Flags On Tyne

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Blackburn started 5 points behind Newcastle before today's game at Ewood Road, but after putting Newcastle away with 3 goals in the second half, after Newcastle looked more than decent in the first 45 minutes, Blackburn are now just 2 points behind the Magpies, who are in real danger of relegation on this second [.

HT: Blackburn 0 Newcastle 0 - Magpies Look Solid

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Newcastle had a good first half at Ewood Park this afternoon, after a fast start to the game. and at the break the score is tied at 0-0. But if anything Newcastle have had more of the play, especially in the first 20 minutes, where the lads started the game very well. England manager Fabio Capello is [.

Edgar, Enrique Start - Barton, Taylor, Gutierrez On Bench

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A surprise today in the squad as Joey Barton returns to the Newcastle United bench having been sidelined because of cruciate ligament knee damage since the middle of November. Joe Kinnear makes two changes to the side which was beaten 1-0 by Hull City in midweek with both Andy Carroll and Jose Enrique coming in for [.

Ryan Giggs Shows The Way For Nicky Butt

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Nicky Butt doesn't get too many rest days at Newcastle United because of our injury crisis (again), and also the fact that  our squad is just far too small this season. Nicky Butt - 33 year-old doesn't get much rest Nicky Butt talked to the Newcastle Journal: "I have got to be able to play two or three [.

Every Player Respected Big Sam Allardyce - Nicky Butt

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Today's game will see us up against Sam Allardyce who was manager at Newcastle for a short 8 months, before he was sacked at Newcastle last January. Sam Allardyce - while Newcastle manager Many Newcastle fans thought that in May of 2007, when Sam was appointed manager on Tyneside, that he was just the manager to bring [.

Joey Barton Is Going Nowhere - Kinnear

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Joe Kinnear is adamant that players who can help Newcastle United in the relegation fight will not be leaving the club in January. Joey Barton - staying at Newcastle United And manager Joe Kinnear has denied that Bolton Wanderers have made any bid for Joey Barton, which has been all over the papers the last couple of [.

Kinnear Calls For Fans To Get Behind Newcastle

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The Newcastle manager has today asked the Newcastle fans to get right behind the team, as the Magpies will be fighting relegation for a third season in a row - unfortunately. Joe Kinnear - asks for support of Newcastle fans Joe said last night: "It's very important everyone sticks together following our Cup exit,"   "We can't achieve [.

Newcastle Sign Top Slovenian 16 Year-Old Youngster

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Sky Sports is reporting that Newcastle United have again won the race to sign another  highly-rated youngster, this time it's Slovenian 16 year-old youngster Haris Vuckic from NK Domzale. Harris Vuckic - 16 year old attacking midfielder Sky Sports is reporting that the gifted 16 year old teenager is regarded as one of Europe's brightest talents, and [.

Blackburn vs Newcastle - Match Preview

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Newcastle have another important league game tomorrow afternoon, and it will be no different for the remaining 16 league games after this one. The only thing the Newcastle team has to play for is the league and we will again play only 41 competitive games this season, because we're not ion Europe and have been eliminated [.

Joe Kinnear Offered Very Lucrative Newcastle Contract

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Joe Kinnear has told Sky Sports today that he has been offered a lucrative contract to stay on as Newcastle manager, by owner Mike Ashley, which he is at the moment mulling over. Joe Kinnear - offered lucrative contract by Ashley Joe told Sky Sports today: "I am just mulling things over in my head at the moment.

Newcastle Have To Now Start Climbing The League

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After the distinct disappointment on Wednesday evening, against an unlikely Hull City side, when they eliminated us from the FA Cup, we have to now to put that behind us now and try to do a lot better in the league, through the end of the season. Nicky Butt - must press on in the league Nicky [...]

Newcastle Defense Again Key In Tomorrow’s Game

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One of the keys to victory tomorrow is that our defense put in  a strong performance at Ewood Park, and hopefully can again keep a clean sheet - and one of the key players in our defense these days is 22 year-old Frenchman Sebastien Bassong. Sebastien Bassong - important he has another good game tomorrow Seb was [.

News That Newcastle About To Sign Steve Finnan

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There is news coming out of Spain right now that Hull target Steve Finnan is set to become Joe Kinnear's first signing, after his club Espanyol accepted a bid of £1.3M from Newcastle United today. Steve Finnan - on way to Newcastle? Reports in the English press have been saying that 32 year-old Steve would sign for [.

Kinnear Fight And Passion Rubs Off On Players

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Joe Kinnear has been asked today about the situation last Wednesday that saw both Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear and Hull City manager Phil Brown, sent to the stands for arguing with each other. Joe Kinnear - will not change his ways - he cannot if he tried! But it's clear that Joe will not change, and as [.

Kinnear - We’ll Be Ready For Blackburn Rovers

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Joe Kinnear will have his troops ready for the game at Blackburn tomorrow afternoon, and they will have forgotten about the unfortunate FA Cup replay in mid-week, when we had no luck at all - let's be honest - and the lads did their very best. Joe Kinnear - looks like he hasn't slept for quite [...]

Money Rightly Proud Of Newcastle’s Young Guns

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Richard Money was pleased with the perofrmance of the Newcastle Under 18 side last night when they rather easily beat QPR 3-1 in London even though the score hardly represents just how much the youngsters were on top at Loftus Road. Richard Money - has done well with kids at Newcastle Goals from Jeff Henderson, James Taylor [.

Kinnear – I’ll Hang My Hat On Mbia

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Joe Kinnear is still more than anxious to sign Rennes midfielder 22 year-old 6′2″ Stephane Mbia, whom he compares to the great Patrick Vierra. Stephane Mbia - still no word from Rennes? But having bid £5m for Rennes' Cameroon international Stéphane Mbia, United's manager has no such concerns about a midfielder he likened to Patrick Vieira.

Rennes Turn Down Newcastle Mbia Bid

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News just coming through from Setenta Sports is not good news as they are reporting Rennes have turned down Newcastle's £5M bid for Stephane Mbia. Stephane Mbia - Rennes turn down Newcastle bid Newcastle target Stephane M'Bia will not be making a move to St James' Park – or anywhere else for that matter – this transfer [.

Newcastle After German Mario Gomez - Not Bafe Gomis

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It may be that Newcastle are pursuing German striker Mario Gómez, who they were reportedly interested in during the summer, and not St Etienne striker Bafe Gomis, who they were also interested in, as Newcastle manager dropped a massive hint today. Mario Gomez - 23 year-old 6′3″ German striker There has been a lot of speculation that [.

Joe Kinnear In Hot Water Over Lucas Claims

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It looks like Joe Kinnear's statement yesterday regarding West Ham player Lucas Neill has really upset the London club. Joe Kinnear - in trouble over Neill statements And today West Ham have aimed a stinging rebuke at Newcastle United over the pursuit of Lucas Neill. The Hammers are annoyed that Joe told Sky Sports that they had already [.

Brilliant Newcastle Youngsters Easily Beat QPR

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Good news last night as the strong Newcastle United Under-18 side stormed through to the 5th round of the FA Youth Cup after a terrific display from Richard Money's boys at QPR, where they easily advanced to the 5th round of the FA Youth Cup with a convincing 3-1 win. Richard Money - had bairns well [.

Kinnear - You Can’t Fight Relegation With Kids

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Joe Kinnear has come out and probably issued a statement more for the good of Mike Ashley than anybody else. Joe Kinnear - difficult to fight relegation with youngsters We think this statement probably comes from Ashley asking Joe why he couldn't use some of the good looking youngsters coming through the club, and we're sure [.

Lovenkrands And Loan Singings In Trial Game Next Tuesday

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28 year-old Danish international Løvenkrands, will now play in a friendly next Tuesday, apparently along with the two players Kinnear is hoping to sign on loan, and then Joe will make some decisions. Peter Lovenkrands - trial game next Tuesday Joe said today what was happening next week, and don't forget after Saturday game we have 11 [.

18 Year-Old Brazilian Wonder Kid Captured By Newcastle

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As we had reported this morning , from a Brazilian Football web-site, Newcastle United have indeed won the race to sign 18 year-old Brazilian wonder kid Caio Ferreira. Caio Ferreira - Brazilian wonder kid Sky Sports are not reporting that Newcastle have indeed captured the 18 year-old, who traveled to a number of clubs earlier this month, [.

Kinnear Closer To Signing A Fantastic Player

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Well at least Joe Kinnear seems to tell the press everything he knows about what's going in the transfer market, and it looks like Newcastle may be very close to sealing a deal for Stephane Mbia, the 22 year old 6′2″ Rennes midfielder, who Joe says is a fantastic player. Stephane Mbia - Newcastle very close [.

Reports Newcastle Still After Midfielder Michael Johnson

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There are continuing reports that Newcastle United want to get 20 year old midfielder Michael Johnson in from Manchester City. Michael Johnson - are Newcastle really interested? First of all this could be yet another made up story, let's face it but we still hope it's true.   Michael is an excellent player and the [.

Joe Kinnear Just Has To Get On With It

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Joe Kinnear has to be disappointed at the result, if not the display by Newcastle United, last night, but now we just have to get on with it -  what else is there to do, once we have got over this big disappointment? Joe Kinnear - will just get on with it at Newcastle Joe told the [...]

Newcastle Try To Buy Out Lucas Neill Contract

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Surprising new being reported by the Evening Chronicle today is that Newcastle have lodged bids for West Ham's Lucas Neill and French international striker Bafetimbi Gomis, who we were interested in during the summer. Lucas Neill - Newcastle trying to buy out contract According to the Chronicle the club are hoping to come to an agreement with [.

Newcastle Youngsters Play QPR In FA Youth Cup Tonight

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The strong Newcastle United Under-18 side continue their FA Youth Cup campaign on Thursday night with a Fourth Round trip to Queens Park Rangers in London. 17 year-old Nile Ranger - 18 goals for Newcastle sides this season The lads have done very well this season, and we are hoping they can do extremely well in this [.

Interview With 18 Year-Old Brazilian Coming to Newcastle

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There are reports in Brazil that Newcastle United are about to sign a promising young forward called Caio Ferreira. 18 year old Caio Vinicius Feirreira - signing for Newcastle next week Reports in Brazil, actually a web site in Brazil are claiming that 18 year old Caio Feirrara is to sign for Newcastle next week.

Let’s Get Five New Players Into Newcastle Quickly

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We're starting to hear too many complaints about why Newcastle are doing so badly, and now that we have money to spend in the transfer market, let's stop the complaints, accept we are out of the FA cup, and ensure that every league game for the rest of the season is a cup tie with [...]

Kinnear - We Were The Better Team By Miles

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Joe Kinnear thought that Newcastle United was the better team by miles last night even though we were beaten 1-0 by Hull City. Joe Kinnear - we were the better team by miles The Newcastle manager was left to rue a number of missed chances as Daniel Cousin's 80th-minute goal proved to be the only one of [.

Kinnear Gets £10M Transfer Money To Spend

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After last night's rather humiliating result against a reserve Hull City side, Joe Kinnear has come out and said that he has been told that he does have money to spend during the January transfer window - and in fact has already made bids for two players. Joe Kinnear - given around £10M to spend The Newcastle [.

FT: Newcastle 0 Hull City 1 - Magpies Down And Out

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It's 54 years since Newcastle last won a home trophy when we hammered Man City 3-1 in the 1955 FA Cup Final but that's in the days when our club could actually win something. But it will now be at least another year before we win another home trophy as Newcastle went down tonight to a [...]

HT: Newcastle 0 Hull City 0 - Magpies Steady

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Newcastle got off to a bright start in their replay against Hull City tonight but couldn't make any breakthroughs and the score was still 0-0 at half time. Newcastle got off nicely and in the first 10 minutes Xisco was involved in a lot of the play and after just 7 minutes he and Michael Owen [...]

Xisco And N’Zogbia Start For Newcastle Tonight

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TEAM NEWS Spanish Under-21 International striker Xisco comes in for his first start under Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear for tonight's 3rd round FA Cup replay at St. James' Park. The 22-year-old will partner captain skipper Michael Owen up front with Andy Carroll only fit enough to take a place among the substitutes tonight with a tight hamstring.

Geremi Seems Ready To Leave Newcastle United

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Some things seem to be clearing up in the transfer market today, and it seems the Newcastle player that could be on his way very shortly is Cameroon International  Geremi. Geremi - probably on his way out of Newcastle Kinnear had said an offer has been accepted by the club for a player yesterday, that would save [.

Kinnear Talks About Charles N’Zogbia

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Even though Charles N'Zogbia seems to give daily quotes that he wants out of Newcastle in January, Joe Kinnear seems confident the winger will be focused ahead of tonight's FA Cup clash with Hull City. Charles N'Zogbia - will still give his best tonight - wow - big deal! N'Zogbia agent, Frank Peslerbe, has been causing all the [.

Hungarian Star Kadar Could Make Magpies Debut Tonight

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With 11 players out injured Joe Kinear has said he may have to turn to Hungarian 18 year-old Tamas Kadar in tonight's FA Cup third-round replay against Hull. Tamas Kadar - we hope 18 year-old makes his debut tonight Kinnear has two options which are to play Kadar or play unsettled Charles N'Zogbia – who has an [.

Newcastle vs Hull City - Match Preview

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The Newcastle club is in a bit of a crisis today because of three new injuries that have been sustained by players at the club this week. Now Joe Kinnear has 11 senior players out through injury, and Joe has appealed to the owner for some funds so he can bring new players to the club, [...]

Newcastle Target Mbia and Ebondo For January

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The Newcastle Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle United are looking at a double swoop for Frenchman Albin Ebondo and Cameroon International Stéphane Mbia. Stephane Mbia and Albin Ebondo - two Newcastle targets? Sources in France have confirmed to the Evening Chronicle that the two players, both desperate to make the move to the Premier League, [.

Magpies Squad As Good As Any Outside Top Four - Butt

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Nicky Butt is arguing today that the Newcastle squad, in terms of quality if not quantity, is as good as any squad outside the top four clubs in England. Nicky Butt - we have a good squad but wants to see new players this month The 33 year old former Manchester United star, who has still to [...]

Michael Owen Welcomes Long Cup Run On Tyneside

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Newcastle captain Michael Owen may be the only fit first team striker we have for tonight's replay against Hull City at St. James' Park, with Ameobi, Martins, Carroll, Smith and Viduka all out injured. Michael Owen - cup run is up to us With 22 year-old Xisco being rumored to be on his way out of Newcastle [.

Kinnear Fights Ashley To Improve Newcastle Squad

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Whether you like Joe Kinnear or not, there's one thing you can hardly argue with about the man - and that is he is a football man through and through and knows a bit about how to run a football club. Mike Ashley - Scrooge in disguise? But yesterday was the tipping point for Joe, as three [...]

Kinnear Lays Out Transfer Status In Detail

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A mini crisis has evolved at Newcastle with Joe Kinnear pleading with owner Mike Ashley for some transfer funds in January so he can ensure Newcastle stay in the Premiership this season, and Joe is not kidding - not kidding at all. Joe Kinnear - Mike this is how many players I need! Kinnear pleaded his case [.

Kinnear Calls Urgent Meeting With Ashley On Transfers

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Joe Kinnear is getting worried about the lack of progress in the January transfer window, just like Kevin Keegan was in the summer, and Joe has called an urgent meeting with the Board - and he wants it in Newcastle - where the team is. Joe Kinnear - worried about lack of transfer progress With 11 players [.

Lovenkrands Accepts Deal Through End Of Season

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Sky Sports is reporting that Newcastle will do a deal with Peter Lovenkrands only until the end of the season and then look at things again at that time. Peter Lovenkrands - he had gray hair before joining Newcastle Newcastle manager Kinnear has already offered the Denmark international a week-long trial, but Joe seems [.

Newcastle Agree Two Loan Signing Fees

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Joe Kinnear was interviewed on Sky Sports today and he says he'll know within 48 hours whether two loan signings, for which the fees have already been agreed, come through. Joe Kinnear - two loan signing fees already agreed Joe made a point of adding they were two expensive loan fees for two players.

Carroll, Enrique and Taylor Miss Cup Tie Through Injury

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The injury jinx on Newcastle United is again rearing its ugly head as now Andy Carroll (hamstring), Jose Enrique (muscle) and Steven Taylor (calf) are all injured will not play in tomorrow night's 3rd round FA Cup replay with Hull City. Jose Enrique - muscle in jury will keep him out of tomorrow's game The injuries were [.

Carroll - Owen (Martins) Pairing Looks Good For Future

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Joe Kinnear has today backed our exciting young 20 year-old striker, Andy Carroll, to pick up where he left off against West Ham in tomorrow's FA Cup third-round replay with Hull City at St. James', and another goal from Andy and he will again be the Toast of the Toon. Andy Carroll - enjoying scoring on [.

N’Zogbia At It Again - Please Shut This Lad Up

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Newcastle United midfielder Charles N'Zogbia has again been talking in the press saying he wants to leave St James' Park because he says "every season is getting worse and worse" - and we are getting just sick of this from the immature Frenchman. Charles N'Zogbia - he's at it again - shut this lad up - [.

Newcastle Said To Bid £4M For Raul Meireles

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Good news in the Daily Mail this morning that Newcastle are still pursuing 25 year-old Portugal International central midfielder Raul Meireles. Raul Meireles - £4M bid for Portuguese midfielder We have already reported the news that the Portuguese International, Raul Meireles has emerged as a player that Joe Kinnear could be interested in bringing to Tyneside, and [.

Newcastle After 22 Year-Old Coventry Left Back

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Newcastle United Football Club are linked with a £2M bid for 22 year old Coventry City left back Daniel Fox - at least according to the Sunday Sun. Daniel Fox - 6′1″ Coventry City left-back With Joe Kinnear more than eager to bolster the Newcastle squad during the January transfer window, so we will have a more [.

Bassong Pleased With Progress So Far On Tyneside

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Newcastle United center-back Sebastien Bassong admits to being delighted at the pace of progress he has made in the Newcastle backline this season. Sebastien Bassong - excellent progress made this season The 22 year-old French defender has matured into a commanding young figure at the heart of the Newcastle defense this season, and has put in some [.

Gutierrez Wants Good Cup Run For Toon Fans

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Argentine International and Toon favorite Jonas Gutierrez is determined to give the Toon Army an FA Cup run to remember, as Newcastle prepare for their Third Round replay with Hull City on Wednesday night at St. James' Park. Jonas Gutierrez - wants to do well in famous FA Cup Argentine winger Jonas Gutierrez knows all about the [.

Are Newcastle Really After Nigel Quashie?

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No Place I’d Rather Be Than At Newcastle - Guthrie

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Danny Guthrie continues to improve his game on Tyneside, and at only 21 years old he has already made 19 appearances for Newcastle and has two goals so far this season. He also seems to love playing for the club, and says there's no place he's rather be than at Newcastle - that's nice to [...]

Andy Carroll - My Braids Cushioned The Ball In

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Andy Carroll has been at his local club, Newcastle United since he was 11 years old, and the big news today is that he's going to keep that braided hair cut, since he considers it lucky - oh well. Andy Carroll - braids cushioned that header into the net Andy Carroll talked today aboput what is was [.

Martins’ Agent Says Oba Could Consider Leaving Newcastle

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The Newcastle United club will have to take a strong hold of some of our players' agents and just throttle them. Oba Martins - would leave for right offer Now we are being told that Obafemi Martins would consider leaving Newcastle if he received the right offer, according to his representative, Dapo Kujore.

Only Nicky Butt Back For Hull City Game

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Newcastle United coach Chris Hughton says that only Nicky Butt will definitely be back for Newcastle for our important FAS Cup 3rd round replay against Hull City on Wednesday evening at St. James' Park. Nicky Butt - back in place of Geremi on Wednesday And of the 7 senior players out through injury only local lad Shola [.

Kinnear Strives To Keep Owen And Given At Newcastle

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Joe Kinnear has many problems still to solve at Newcastle United, but so far he's done more than a decent job at confronting all the problems that exist for the manager of Newcastle United. Manager Joe Kinnear with Newcastle captain Michael Owen Two problems on Joe's dinner plate right now is how to keep our big Newcastle [.

Newcastle Management Give N’Zogbia A Pep Talk

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Assistant manager Chris Hughton has revealed this morning that the Newcastle United management team have given N'Zogbia a pep talk, and told the youngster he is an important player to Newcastle. N'Zogbia - given a pep talk by management The French player in contracted to the club until 2012 and Joe Kinnear and Chris Hughton want the [.

Kinnear - Newcastle United Scout Force On Red Alert

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Newcastle United as a club will always be linked with many footballers when it comes to the transfer windows, and January has been no exception. Joe Kinnear - praying for new signings in January Newcastle were yesterday linked with a new bunch of new players, and of course some of these will have just been made up [.

Big Praise From Big Al For Big Andy

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There's probably nothing a young Geordie striker would like to hear more, than praise from one of the greatest strikers Newcastle United have ever produced - Gosforth born and raised Alan Shearer. Shearer - smiling because Andy looked so good Alan Shearer has today praised the latest local lad -  even if he was born south of [.

Newcastle 2 West Ham 2 - Video Highlights

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Newcastle 2 West Ham 2 - Video Highlights

Bringing Jo On Loan To Newcastle Makes Little Sense

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The Daily Mail are reporting that Newcastle United are interested in taking Jo - full name  João Alves de Assis Silva - on loan from Manchester City until the end of the season. Jo - loan move by Newcastle seems strange at best If this story is indeed true it would be a strange move for [...]

Good Moe By Newcastle To Give Lovenkrands A Trial First

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As we've reported Peter Lovenkrands is on a week's loan at Newcastle and Joe Kinnear has talked about the potential loan signing today. Peter Lovenkrands - on a week's loan on Tyneside The Horsholm, Denmark born Lovenkrands – who was supposed to be joining us under Sir Bobby Robson before suddenly moving to Rangers at the last [.

Lovenkrands On Tyneside And On Trial

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Newcastle United have today said that manager Joe Kinnear is close to making his first signing of the January transfer window but the manager seems to taking no chances, as the player is on trial at Newcastle, starting today. Peter Lovenkrands - on trial at Newcastle That player, as we have reported is free agent Danish International [.

Kinnear Upset Again With The Popular Press

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For the second week in a row Joe Kinnear did not speak to the press following the game on Saturday, and now we know the real reason behind it. Joe Kinnear - getting ready to play full back Kinnear is reacting to what he sees as unfair treatment by the press for the Newcastle [...]

Young Carroll Starting To Look The Part At Newcastle

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With Joe Kinnear refusing to speak to the pres after the 2-2 draw with a good West Ham side on Saturday, it was left again to Assistant Manager Chris Hughton to talk about the game. Andy Carroll - braids and all - after scoring Saturday One of the positive things on Saturday was again the performance of [.

No Progress On Shay Given Move - Good

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After the news in the last day or two that Manchester City had made a derisory bid of £3M for goalkeeper Shay Given, Chris Hughton has said that as far as he knows there has been no progress made on the potential transfer of Given to moneybags Manchester City. Shay Given - no progress on Given [...

Losing Given Would Be Huge Newcastle Loss - Shearer

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Alan Shearer talked about Shay Given last night on BBC Match of The Day, and he left nobody in any doubt about how valuable he thinks Given is to Newcastle United. Alan Shearer - losing Given would be huge Newcastle loss Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has come out and said that Newcastle just cannot afford to [.

Newcastle Would Swap Given For Johnson and Onouha

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The Sunday Sun is reporting today that Newcastle United have flatly turned down Manchester City's opening bid for Shay Given, but have gone back and asked for midfielder Michael Johnson and cash in part-exchange. Michael Johnsoin - excellent 20 year-old Man City midfielder The youngster doesn't turn 22 years old until next month and he would be [.

Zola - We Were Playing Against A Very Good Team

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West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola praised Newcastle after the 2-2 draw yesterday,  but thought his team deserved better than to just draw the game. Craig Bellamy - played very well yesterday West Ham have been in good form over the last few games and they played good enterprising football yesterday at St.

Newcastle Reported To Be Signing Belgium Winger

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There are reports in Spain that Newcastle United have enquired about former Ajax winger, 22 year-old  Tom De Mul. Tom De Mul - Sevilla right winger available? De Mul is a 22-year-old Belgian who seems to have had an awful time of it since moving to Sevilla. He was at Ajax from 2003-2007 and in the 2005-2006 [.

Newcastle Pursue Potuguese Central Midfielder

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It's Sunday again so we are linked with even more players so take most of these with a pinch of salt, but it's always at least entertaining should we say, to see who we are linked with. Raul Meireles - good Portuguese central box to box midfielder And one of the latest new players today we are [...]

Newcastle Could Go After Richard Dunne

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There is news in the People this morning that Richard Dunne is being offered to other Premier League clubs by Manchester City. Richard Dunne - available for £2M? Dunne was a target for clubs in the summer as it looked like he would not sign a new contract at Eastlands, but his form has been poor for [.

Reports Newcastle After Aston Villa’s Nicky Shorey

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There is news in the People today that Newcastle have joined the race for Aston Villa left-back Nicky Shorey. Nicky Shorey - available from Aston Villa? It seems that Villa manager Martin O'Neill is willing to sell the England international Shorey, only five months after signing him. The reason for that is Shorey has not been in [.

Newcastle Crippled By Injuries - What’s New?

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It is well documented that we have again been crippled by injuries this season, and for today's game we had 7 senior players unavailable through injury, with Nicky Butt out suspended for one game, for picking up his 5th yellow card last Saturday. Joe Kinnear - not the first Newcastle manager crippled by squad injuries Those players [.

Andy Carroll Has Made Telling Contribution For Newcastle

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Chris Hughton spoke after the 2-2 draw today with West Ham United today, and had special praise for young Andy Carroll, whose headed goal on 78 minutes secured a point for the Magpies. Andy Carroll today - after scoring second goal After the game Chris Hughton said: "We showed a lot of spirit coming back," "And I [.

Newcastle May Be Forced Into Selling Shay Given

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There is a feeling on Tyneside that this next week or so could be the end of Shay Given's time on Tyneside, but most Newcastle fans will hope he will stay with the club. Shay Given - will he stay at Newcastle? Newcastle coach Chris Hughton has said after the 2-2 draw today that goalkeeper Shay Given [.

FT: Newcastle 2 West Ham 2 - Carroll Gets Equalizer

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In a pulsating game at St. James Park this afternoon Newcastle and West Ham ended up with a 2-2 draw and either team could have won this game. Newcastle had gone one up through an opportunist goal from Michael Owen after 29 minutes when his shot from 25 yards was too quick for goalkeeper Green, who [.

HT: Newcastle 1 West Ham 1: End To End Game

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In a very entertaining and fast paced game Newcastle and West Ham were all level at the half time whistle with Michael Owen scoring a good goal for Newcastle, and Craig Bellamy (ouch!) scoring for West Ham, after being beautifully put through by our other former Newcastle player, Scotty Parker (another ouch!

Geremi, Carroll and Gutierrez Start For Newcastle

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Gateshead-born striker Andy Carroll makes his first start at St.James' Park, as expected, and and will partner captain Michael Owen in attack. Geremi replaces the suspended Nicky Butt in the center of midfield, as expected and Jonas Gutierrez retains his place on the left wing, even after Charles N'Zogbia passed a fitness test on Friday, after [.

Michael Owen Thankful To Newcastle Fans

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Michael Owen was interviewed on nufcTV yesterday, and he says he is looking forward again to playing with 20 year-old Andy Carroll up front. Michael Owen - captain appreciative of fans' support Michael told nufcTV yesterday: "I appreciate the reception I have had from fans. They are a big part of this club, more so than any [.

Newcastle Linked With John Arne Riise Again

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Newcastle fans should take lots of the news stories in the papers this month with a large pinch of salt. Having said that there is news in The Daily Mirror this morning that we are about to get John Arne Riise from Roma, on loan with a view to a potential £6M permanent move in the [...]

Man City Bid £3M For Given - Newcastle Furious At Offer

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Manchester City have made a £3M offer for Newcastle goalkeeper Shay Given, which has been described by the club as laughable. Shay Given - £3M from Man City offer is laughable Shay Given may also feel the offer is a derogatory one, given he is world class and still has a good 5 years left at the [.

Newcastle To Sign Danish Winger Early Next Week

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The Newcastle Journal is reporting this morning that Newcastle United will be making their first signing of the January transfer window early next week, when they sign 28 year-old Peter Lovenkrands, who is a free agent. Peter Lovenkrands - Danish winger will sign next week Lovenkrands moved to Rangers from Akademisk Boldklub back in 2000, and we [.

Owen Reported To Be Joining Man City In Summer

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The Daily Express is reporting today that Michael Owen has a gentleman's agreement to sign for Manchester City in the summer. Michael Owen - on way to Man City in summer? Before we go any further with this story let us say we have no idea if this is true and it could well be made up, [...]

We Are Seeing What’s Available In Transfer Market - Hughton

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Chris Hughton will be glad when the January transfer window is over, because it's certainly a hectic time for clubs, and especially at Newcastle United this winter. Chris Hughton - he'll be glad when January is over Chris talked about the transfer window today: "Eventually we will be glad to get January out the way.

Newcastle vs West Ham - Match Preview

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Some good news for Joe Kinnear today, in that both Danny Guthrie and Charles N'Zogbia passed fitness tests and will be available for selection for tomorrow's vital game against West Ham at St. James' Park. So Joe Kinnear will have one or two decisions to make on the team he puts out, although not many as [.

Newcastle To Launch Investigation Into N’Zogbia Quotes

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There seems to be lots of news each day about Newcastle in the transfer market, but the problem is we don't know what's true and what's made up, and it's really hard to decipher which reports are true. Charles N'Zogbia - Newcastle to launch investigation We are very pleased today that Joe Kinnear has come out and [.

Continued Interest In Joey Barton At Newcastle

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This transfer season seems to be turning out more about Newcastle players leaving the club, than new players coming in. Joey Barton - challenging Danny Murphy against Fulham We have so far had interest about Shay Given, Geremi, Alan Smith, Charles N'Zogbia and Joey Barton, but of those, Newcastle probably would want to sell only Geremi and [.

Mendes Looks Out Of Reach But Ferguson Deal Possible

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Newcastle have been told they can get Rangers captain Barry Ferguson for £3M, but it will cost £6M to get Portuguese midfielder Pedro Mendes. Pedro Mendes - value has doubled in 6 months? But this doesn't seem a good deal for Newcastle since Mendes moved north of the border in August for just £3m from Portsmouth.

Kinnear Creates Confusion Over Alan Smith Newcastle Future

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Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear has today denied a report which claimed that Bolton Wanderers had made a £2M bid for midfielder Joey Barton. Joe Kinnear - Barton and Smith going nowhere? Joey is set to return to training next week,ow recovered from his right knee injury, and we knowJjoe thinks very highly of the player, and Joey [.

Madoff Scandal Wiped Out Newcastle’s Two Potential Buyers

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Keith Harris, who was hired by Newcastle in October to sell the club, after his success in selling Manchester City has said today he was unable to find a suitable buyer for Newcastle. Keith Harris - two potential Newcastle buyers submarined by Bernie Madoff But the real news is that Keith says that the two American buyers [.

Guthrie Beats Flu And Is Fit To Face West Ham

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Very good news today for manager Joe Kinnear and Newcastle fans in that Danny Guthrie will be fit for tomorrow's home game against West Ham United. Danny Guthrie - fit to face West Ham tomorrow - great! The 21-year-old midfielder, signed from Liverpool in the summer and who is quietly making a name for himself on Tyneside, [.

Improved Mobile Service Now Available at NUFCBlog

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We have recently teamed with Natajak, so that readers who want to receive The Newcastle United Blog on their mobile phones and devices, can now get quality streaming of the blog content. You can now get our NUFCBlog news and views sent directly to you phone using a mobile application called Natajak.

Charles N’Zogbia Soap Opera Continues At Newcastle

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Charles N'Zogbia, the 22-year-old French Under-21 International, whom Newcastle have brought along nicely in the last four and a half years, has made it plain he would like to leave Newcastle, just in case clubs didn't know that already. Charles N'Zogbia - next installment of his soap opera We really do wish this lad would keep quiet [.

Gutierrez Surprised Newcastle Fighting Relegation

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Jonas Gutiérrez signed on at the Tyneside club he thought was rebuilding for European competition, but so far it hasn't turned out that way for the extremely skilled Argentine winger. Jonas Gutierrez - still loving it at Newcastle United But Gutiérrez still thinks there is enough talent in the Newcastle squad to prevent relegation, and [.

Mido Upset At Not Knowing About Newcastle Swap Deal

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It appears that Egyptian striker Mido is just as much upset about the proposed swap deal between him and Newcastle United's Alan Smith, as Smith was himself this morning. Mido - very annoyed he was not informed of negotiations with Newcastle Mido told the Egyptian press today he first got to know about the news in The Sun, and [.

Kinnear Still Adamant That Given Going Nowhere

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The Newcastle club are apparently still to receive any bid for Newcastle goalkeeper, Shay Given, despite widespread news that Manchester City had bid £8M for the brilliant Irishman. Shay Given - not for sale The Ireland No 1 was linked with an £8M move to Manchester City yesterday, but the Evening Chronicle and others are reporting that [.

Owen Goal Drought Doesn’t Worry Joe Kinnear

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Joe Kinnear has come out today and said he is less than worried about Michael Owen's goal drought right now. Michael Owen - hasn't scored  in his last 4 games The Newcastle United striker has gone four games without scoring, but in the first 20- minutes at the KC Stadium last Saturday, he could so easily have [.

Harper Confident Oba Martins Back Very Soon

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Reserve team goalkeeper Steve Harper  was operated on by top hernia surgeon Dr Muschaweck at her Munich, Germany clinic, a few years back, and Steve thinks the world renowned surgeon will soon have Oba Martins fit and back playing for Newcastle United again. World famous hernia surgeon - Dr Ulrike Muschaweck and Team She's in the center [.

Bassong Has Been The Find Of The Season - Kinnear

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Joe Kinnear has come out today and said 22 year-old French defender Sebastien Bassong has been arguably out best defender this season so far. Sebastien Bassong - find of the season - celebrates with Zog The Paris-born youngster had to come to the club for a week on trial and played in a pre-season friendly at Doncaster [.

Kinnear - We Need Newcastle Fans More Than Ever

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Joe Kinnear has a difficult month ahead of him, as he must get the team winning again, even though we are again decimated with injuries, and he must also somehow strengthen the squad, and Joe has hardly been handed a strong hand to play by owner Mike Ashley. Joe Kinnear and Chris Hughton - lots of [.

Andy Carroll To Start Next Two Games For Newcastle

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Good news for 20 year-old Gateshead-born striker Andy Carroll today, as Joe Kinnear has said the 6′3″ hit man will start the next two home games for Newcastle against West Ham on Saturday, and against Hull City in the 3rd round replay the following Wednesday. Andy Carroll - will start next two games for Magpies So Andy [.

Smith In Shock Swap Deal For Mido - Doesn’t Want To Leave

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The Daily Mirror is reporting today that Alan Smith has hit out at the club, as Newcastle United are reported to have agreed to swap him for Middlesbrough striker Mido. Alan Smith - returning from injury next week The proverbial inside source has told the Daily Mirror: "Alan's really angry about this.

Newcastle Reported Close To Signing Barry Ferguson

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It appears that Joe Kinnear, according to the Newcastle Journal today, may be closing in on Rangers and Scotland captain Barry Ferguson, whose price has been cut by Glasgow Rangers to just £3M. Barry Ferguson - on his way to Newcastle? It appears that Rangers just have to slash their wage bill in January, and their captain [.

Newcastle Trying To Beat Blackburn To Marseilles’ Gaël Givert

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The Daily Mirror is reporting this morning that Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear is trying to hijack Marseilles defender Gaël Givet's move to Blackburn Rovers. Gaël Givet - defender played for France 13 times Givet is currently unsettled at Marseilles and the former Monaco player has been invited to join Blackburn Rovers and Sam Allardyce on [.

Middlesbrough Show Interest In Buying Newcastle’s Alan Smith

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Late news tonight, being reported by The Daily Mail, that Middlesbrough are interested in taking Newcastle striker Alan Smith to the Riverside Stadium in January on a permanent deal. Alan Smith - Middlesbrough join the race for him Everton are reported to have been keen to sign Alan in the summer, and would like to take him [.

Manchester City Bid £8M For Shay Given - Oh No!

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The Mail Online is reporting that Manchester City have placed an £8M bid for Newcastle's top goalkeeper Shay Given. Shay Given - first offer reported in from Man City The first official offer for the Ireland international is expected to be matched by a similar offer from Tottenham, who would seem to need him a lot more [.

Newcastle Seemingly Still Pursuing Inter’s Nicolas Burdisso

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There are some reports coming through that we are still after Argentine Nicolas Burdisso, who we were heavily linked with in the summer. Nicoloas Burdisso - Keegan was keen on him in the summer The Altos de Chipión, Córdoba, Argentina born defender is at Internationalle right now, and Kevin Keegan was continually linked to the player in [.

Martins To Be Operated On By Dr Muschaweck Monday

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Newcastle have confirmed that striker Obafemi Martins will undergo a hernia operation in Germany on Monday. Oba Martins - will be fine after operation When we heard yesterday that Oba was to possibly have an operation on Thursday we wrote the article If Martins Needs Hernia Operation Send Him to Munich .

Geremi May Leave Newcastle For First Team Football

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Newcastle midfielder Geremi has told Sky Sports today that he is ready to leave St James' Park in search of regular first-team football. Geremi - could be ready to leave Newcastle United The experienced former Real Madrid, Chelsea and Middlesbrough man has been left out of the side since Joe Kinenar took over on Tyneside in late [.

Chris Mort May Be Coming Back As Newcastle Chairman

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The Daily Express is reporting today that Mike Ashley is thinking about bringing Chris Mort back as Newcastle Chairman, and also offering Dennis Wise a different job at the club in charge of bringing Newcastle's talented youngsters through. Chris Mort - popular former Chairman at Newcastle - coming back?

Midfielder Danny Guthrie Fighting Flu For Saturday’s Game

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It seems that Danny Guthrie has the flu and it's touch and go whether he will be fit for the game against West Ham at St. James' on Saturday. Danny Guthrie - fighting the flu for Saturday Joe Kinnear spoke to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today: "At the moment we've got one fit central midfielder in Geremi.

Newcastle Medical Staff Are Woeful

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We thought this yesterday – that if Oba Martins needs a hernia operation how come we only know that over 3 weeks after Oba sustained the injury? Oba Martins - out for 3.5 weeks and only now needs operation? And Martins' agent, Dapo Kujore, today has criticized the Newcastle medical staff as being woeful.

Miser Mike Ashley Worth A Menial £800M

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Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley might be a fairly wealthy man, but he's no longer a Billionaire, at least in terms of the pound sterling, although he would still rank as a Billionaire in the US - in terms of US dollars. Mike Ashley - worth just £800M Ashley was a billionaire, but is now worth [.

Shola Ameobi Signs Three Year Deal at Newcastle

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A little bit more good news today for Newcastle fans in that Shola Ameobi, a local lad who moved to the Walker district of Newcastle, from his local Nigeria when he was just 5 years old, has signed a new contract at Newcastle United, the only club he has ever played for. Shola Ameobi - signing [...]

Newcastle Show Interest In Young Almeria Defender

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News in the Newcastle Journal today that Newcastle are interested in 6′2″ Almeria defender José Manuel Flores Moreno. José Manuel Flores Moreno - "Chico" - while at Barcelona Moreno, who turns 22 years old in March and ius nicknames "Chico", currently plays center-back for Spanish First Division side Ameria, and has played for them 10 times this [.

Shola Interview After Signing New Contract at Magpies

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Shola Ameobi has given a long interview today, after signing a three year contract at Newcastle. Shola Ameobi - interview today with nufcTV For those of you who do not get nufcTV - here is a translation of what Shola said this morning: "In the summer my future was up in the air," "I didn't know if I [.

Better News Today On Oba Martins

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There was some good news this morning regarding Oba Martins - for a nice change. Martins - could be back within 2 weeks - if he needs the hernia operation The news is that if Oba needs the hernia operation he will be back in a couple of weeks, and not the 6 weeks that was widely [...]

Barton And Smith Back In Training Next Week

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Some good news today in that both Joey Barton and Alan Smith will be resuming training next week, and could be ready to play within a couple of weeks. Joey Barton - returns to training next week Former Manchester United and Leeds striker, Alan Smith, has been sidelined with an Achilles injury since early September, and of [.

Newcastle To Get Players From Eastlands And Ibrox?

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There are a couple of clubs who have some decent players who, for one reason or another,  should be available in January. Nedum Onuoha - would be excellent acquisition for Newcastle We just hope Newcastle United will take the opportunity and snap up some potential bargain buys. One of those clubs is Rangers in Scotland, as manager Walter [.

Andy Carroll Hungry For Games At Newcastle

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Andy Carroll turns 20 years old today, and after his impressive start last Saturday at Hull City, he's been interviewed in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today, and the boy seems raring to go. Andy Carroll - good tall physical striker Andy told the Evening Chronicle today: "I want to start more games now and I'm hungry to do [.

Jonny Godsmark Coming Through Well At Newcastle

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Jonny Godsmark, Newcastle's 19 year-old attacking midfilder made a great start to 2009 last night when he made two goals and scored the other in the Reserves 3-0 win against Bolton Wanderers at Whitley Park. Jonny Godsmark - made two and scored one last night And with Joe Kinnear urging the Newcastle youngsters today to take their [.

Ashley Sues Sun Over £125K Bar Story - But Story Seems True

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Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is suing the national gossip newspaper The Sun over claims his family's safety was compromised last September. Mike Ashley suing The Sun - but story seems true This story appeared in the local Newcastle Evening Chronicle yesterday and we are taking most of the information from the local paper.

Kinnear Will Give Youngsters Their Chance at Newcastle

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Joe Kinnear has challenged the Newcastle United youngsters to seize their chance in the midst of the club's mounting injury problems troubles - just like he did when he was offered the interim manger position at NewcastlUnited, and took it after thinking about it for less than a second - and without even asking what [.

There’s A Major Stumbling Block With Xisco Transfer

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The Newcastle Evening Chronicle is reporting this afternoon that the club's hopes of offloading Spanish Under-21 striker Xisco have hit a major stumbling block. Xisco - transfer has hit stumbling block FIFA regulations state that players can't be registered for three clubs in one season, and since Xisco has already registered for Deportivo and Newcastle he cannot [.

If Martins Needs Hernia Operation - Send Him To Munich

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The Sun is reporting today some bad news for Newcastle fans in that Newcastle striker Martins, 24, who has already missed 4 games with a groin strain, now faces at least six weeks because he needs a hernia operation. Martins - upset when he was told he needed operation?  -  cheer up Oba That's a big blow [.

Reports That Smith Could Move To Everton On Loan

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The Sun is reporting today that Alan Smith could be in a loan deal to Everton until the end of the season, and while the Sun has a low batting average on football stories - we hope this one is true. . Alan Smith - could move to Everton on loan deal This news could just have been [...]

Transfer “Plan A” Not Working So Loan Signings Could be Key

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Joe Kinnear is in a difficult position in the transfer market because basically he needs to sell before he can buy - and nobody is buying from Newcastle - well not yet anyway. Ignacio Gonzalez - will be sent back to Valencia The Journal is reporting that 22 year-old Spanish Under-21 striker Xisco has been put up [.

Shay Given Professionalism Keeps Shining Bright

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Joe Kinnear will have a a difficult month in January, not only because of the games we will need to start winning, but also for the transfer window, which could prove to be especially difficult this year. Shay Given - another good display on Saturday - a great professional Joe didn't talk after the game on Saturday [.

Newcastle Try Loan Deal For Pedro Mendes

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The Daily Mirror is reporting today that Newcastle would like to bring a central midfielder from Glasgow Rangers to Newcastle for a loan spell, and we're not talking about Barry Ferguson. Pedro Mendes - loan move for Portuguese star? Pedro has lots of Premier League experience of course, first at Tottenham from 2004-2006, and then he had [.

Brave Blyth Go Out In Single Goal Defeat To Blackburn

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Blyth Spartans' defense played extremely well tonight, but the Spartans' dream ended when a pure bit of class from a South American finally got Blackburn Rovers the one goal they needed to go through to the 4th round against Sunderland at The Stadium Of Light. The lead up to the game had Blyth manager Harry Dunn [.

Newcastle Reserves Beat Bolton 3-0 To Start Year Well

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Newcastle United Reserves made an excellent start to 2009, with a good 3-0 defeat over Bolton Wanderers tonight. Fraser Forster - 6′4″ 20 year-old Newcastle goalkeeper The victory was surprisingly only the second home win of the season for the youngsters, and the win was made possible by an excellent display from young winger Jonny Godsmark, who [.

Interest In Spain For Newcastle’s Enrique And Xisco

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Setanta Sports is claiming that Newcastle players, Jose Enrique and Xisco, are attracting interest from their home country, Spain. Jose Enrique - Spanish clubs will hardly be able to afford him However, there is now said to be significant interest from Spanish clubs Real Betis, Getafe and Malaga who seem keen to bring the 22-year-old left-back back [.

Promising Performance From Young Striker On Saturday

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Andy Carroll, who turns 20 years old tomorrow, said he was delighted to be involved as a starter in Saturday's vital game at Hull City, and Andy performed very well, especially in the first half. Andy Carroll - looked the part in first half The 19-year-old was handed only his second ever start for his home town [.

Seb Bassong - The FA Cup Is World Famous

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Seb Bassong is a budding star at Newcastle and his solid performance on Saturday further justifies the view that this guy can become a Newcastle great if he is handled right and keeps his feet on the ground. Seb Bassong - wonderful prospect for both Newcastle and France? And of course the great Bobby Moncur was one [.

Nicky Butt Suspended For West Ham Game

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When Nicky Butt received yet another yellow card on Saturday, he was automatically ruled out of this week's vital encounter with West Ham because he now has 5 yellows. Nicky Butt - suspended for Saturday's game against West Ham The other worry after the Hull City game was the injury to N'Zogbia but it looked promising that [.

Danny Guthrie Growing Up On Tyneside

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Danny Guthrie was always going to get a hostile reception from the Hull City fans after Danny had broken Craig Fagan's leg in the home league game against Hull City with a reckless tackle late in the game. Danny Guthrie - terrific buy for Newcastle It turns out that Chris Hughton had asked the 22-year-old and Nicky [.

Day Of Destiny For Blyth Spartans

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Blyth Spartans take on Premier League side Blackburn Rovers tonight at Croft Park, and if they can get through this tie, a possible trip to Sunderland awaits them in the 4th round. Harry Dunn - Blyth Spartans manager will have the lads ready for tonight And this tie has an additional local flavor, since Big San Allardyce, [.

Why Does Kinnear Have To Sell Before He Can Buy?

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The Sun is reporting today that Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear will try to sell a number of Newcastle players so he doesn't have to sell his number one star goalkeeper Shay Given, in order to fund new players coming into the club. Joe Kinnear - needs to sell before he can buy - why?? The Sun is [...

Jonas Gutierrez Is Made Of The Right Stuff

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Jonas Gutierrez was very happy after the game with Hull City on Saturday, even though we didn't progress into the 4th round. Jonas Gutierrez - great second half display on Saturday But with a home tie against Hull City on January 14th, and a home draw against Millwall or Crewe Alexandra in the 4th round you can [.

Kinnear Responsible FGor Who Comes And Goes At Newcastle

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Chris Hughton has been speaking to the press since Saturday's game with Hull City, and he talked today about how the transfer system will work within the club. Hughton and Kinnear - working well together for Newcastle Chris talked this morning about the transfer system at Newcastle: "Joe Kinnear is working as close as he needs to (with [.

Walter Smith Mystified At Kinnear Statement on Ferguson

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Joe Kinnear said yesterday that Newcastle United were interested in Ranger's captain Barry Ferguson, but the Glasgow Rangers manager today said he had received no bid or even an enquiry from the Tyneside club. Walter Smith - no interest from Newcastle in Barry Ferguson The Rangers manager said today: "If the comments are accurate then it is strange," [.

Newcastle Get Home Tie With Millwall or Crewe Alexandra

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The draw for the Fourth Round of The FA Cup sponsored E.ON took place at Soho Square on Sunday afternoon, and Newcastle have been drawn at home to Milwall or Crewe Alexandra - a big boost to beat Hull City in 10 days time. Howay The Lads!!     5th round here we come MK Dons boss Roberto [...]

Hughton Pays Tribute To Given - A Top Class Professional

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Newcastle assistant coach Chris Hughton was not surprised at the professional performance Shay Given put in yesterday at Hull City , after all of the hullabaloo that broke out on Friday over his lawyer's statement that Shay would consider his options in January. Shay Given - could still be on his bike in January sales Chris has [.

Portsmouth Fancy Barton But No Way Joey Will Be Leaving

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There are reports today that Portsmouth's Tony Adams wants to rescue Joey Barton from his nightmare at Newcastle United - isn't that nice of him. Joey Barton - Toby Adams wants to rescue our player It seems that Portsmouth boss Adams sees the creative midfield player as a replacement for  Lassana Diarra, who [.

NY Consortium To Tempt Ashley - We Don’t Think So

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The Sunday Mirror is reporting today that Mike Ashley's desire to keep the Newcastle United Football Club will be tested by a summer bid from the United States. But when you read this story take it all with a large pinch of salt, because it sounds hokey at best. Mike Ashley - obviously delighted because he [.

Newcastle Must Get Control Over N’Zogbia Statements

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It's another Sunday and another statement from Charles N'Zogbia in the Sunday Sun, saying that he wants to leave Newcastle United. Charles N'Zogbia - my dream team is Arsenal - next installment next week This is getting to be a little tedious, and Newcastle need to decide if they want to sell him, and if they do [.

Kinnear Has No Money From Ashley For January Sales

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Joe Kinnear has talked today to the Sunday Sun about the transfer window, so let's see what he says so we can better ascertain what our chances are of getting some good players into the club are by four weeks tomorrow, when the transfer window will close. Xisco - to be sold in January - but [...]

Newcastle Fail In Loan Bid For Oustanding Chelsea Youngster

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Good news - bad news today about a loan signing Kinnear wanted to make in January. Michael Mancienne - great young Chelsea player The News Of The World is reporting today that Newcastle have failed in a bid to take Chelsea's 20 year-old Michael Mancienne, who has already been part of Fabio Capello's England squad, on [.

If Shay Moves On Newcastle May Look To Celtic’s Boruc

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Shay Given's lawyer says that Shay will want to consider his options in January, and Joe Kinnear comes out and says he is contracted to the club until 2011 and will be going nowhere. So what will happen? Artur Boruc - Celtic's 6′4″ Polish goalkeeper We think it will take a £12M bid for Given to tempt [.

Hughton Thinks Newcastle Could Have Edged It Yesterday

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Newcastle United assistant manager Chris Hughton stood in for Joe during the interview after yesterday's game and insisted that Joe Kinnear wasn't snubbing the media after their 0-0 FA Cup draw with Hull City. Chris Hughton - gave interview after game yesterday We felt with a little luck we could have won the game, especially if we [.

Charles N’Zogbia Should Be Fit For West Ham Game

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Good news today that Charles N'Zogbia should be fit in time for next weekend's home league clash with West Ham United. Charles N'Zogbia - got a dead leg yesterday in first half Charles limped out of the goalless draw at Hull City on Saturday, after seemingly getting a knee into the top of his leg when challenging [.

Good Reassuring Display From Newcastle Today

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Newcastle United gave a reassuring display today at Hull City, and were just a little bit unlucky not to win at the first attempt. Michael Owen - had two chances in first half he would normally take But it was a good open game and Hull City has their moments too, with Shay Given again saving everything [.

FT: Hull City 0 Newcastle 0 - Obvious Magpies Penalty Denied

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Newcastle at least got over their defensive hangover from last Sunday and did well to keep a clean sheet against Hull City in a game which at the end could have either way. Newcastle will argue they should have had a rather obvious penalty after Michael Owen was clattered by goalkeeper Duke. Duke had kicked the ball [.

HT: Hull City 0 Newcastle 0 - Magpies Looking Good

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Sebastien Bassong was back in the Newcastle defense today and the Newcastle team played well in the first half at KC Stadium and are a little unfortunate not to be ahead at the break. The Newcastle side started off very brightly with Carroll prominent in attack, and it wasn't long before Andy was combining well with [.

Newcastle Already Out Bid For Some Targets

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Joe Kinnear is not too good at keeping secrets, and with any luck, within a couple of days we should know exactly who Newcastle are going after in January, Barry Ferguson - Scotland captain is another Magpies target Joe let it slip today that he's after Scotland and Rangers captain, Barry Ferguson, as Joe is obviously committed [.

Carroll, Butt, Enrique And Taylor All Start For Newcastle

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A double surprise today as Joe Kinnear gives 6'3" Gateshead born striker Andy Carroll his first start of the season as Newcastle take on Hull City at the KC Stadium this afternoon. And Gutierrez is on the bench as Kinnear prefers his fellow Irishman Damien Duff at left wing. The 19-year-old, who was expected to start [.

Most Of Newcastle’s Turmoil Is Self Inflicted

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Joe has talked today about the FA Cup and that he will not have injured players on the bench today, like we did last weekend, and may even give some of the youngsters at the club a run out today against Hull City. Joe Kinnear - Hull haven't had the turmoil we've had Joe talked about the [...]

Hull City vs Newcastle - Match Preview

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The match today against Hull City at the KC Stadium affords Newcastle the opportunity to put right the mauling we received last week against Liverpool. It also allows Newcastle to get off to a decent start to the year, if we can get a win today, against what will probably be a weakened Hull City side, [.

Kinnear Looking To Attack This Afternoon At Hull

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Joe Kinnear will resist any opportunity to rest some players today, and has vowed to play his strongest side this afternoon at the Kingston Communications Stadium against Hull City. Joe Kinnear will field strongest team and attack We will certainly be nowhere near full strength for the trip to Kingston Upon Hull, but the team will certainly [.

Kinnear To Sell Three Players For £16M

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The Newcastle Journal is reporting today that Joe Kinnear has identified three of his squad who he hopes will generate around £16M in transfer funds in the January window. Geremi - could be on his way in January That will certainly help Joe bring in the five new additions to the squad he thinks Newcastle require to [.

Let’s Hope Given Will Not Move Out Like James Milner Did

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There was certainly mass confusion yesterday, after Shay Given's lawyer Michael Kennedy, released a statement on behalf of his player, and said Shay would consider his options at Newcastle, and that the Liverpool game had been the lowest point of Shay's career. Shay GIven - Kinnear says he's going nowhere Newcastle will sell at least three players [.

Kinnear Doubts Validity Of Kennedy Statement

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Joe Kinnear has talked to Sky Sports today and he says he doubts the validity of the statement made by Shay Given's lawyer, Michael Kennedy this morning. Joe Kinnear - doubts validity of statement from lawyer Joe said he immediately met with Shay Given this morning and they had coffee for about 30 minutes in Kinnear's office, [.

Fagan Has Forgiven Guthrie For That Tackle

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On Saturday 13 September 2008, Hull City's Craig Fagan suffered a broken tibia after being on the end of what was rightly described as a horrific tackle by Newcastle United midfielder Danny Guthrie. Craig Fagan - now thankfully recovered from broken tibia Guthrie was sent off in the incident, which occurred during the closing stages of Hull's [.

Kinnear - Shay’s Going Nowhere - Period

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When we saw the statement released by Shay Given's lawyer today, we already had Shay out of the club by the end of the month, and maybe not even in the team for tomorrow's game. Joe Kinnear - good words about Shay from the boss But somebody who has much more authority on such matters, some may [...

Given May Already Have Played His Last Game For Newcastle

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Joe Kinnear has told the Newcastle fans that his team will go all out at the KC Stadium tomorrow to put in their very best performance, but Joe will also have a key decision to make as to whom he will play in goal tomorrow. Steve Harper - could get his first game tomorrow for Magpies The [...]

While Kinnear Thinks Top Six - Given Thinks Goodbye

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Newcastle United manager Joe Kinnear still believes the club are capable of a good finish in the Premier League's top six. Joe Kinnear - will probably be losing Given and Owen But wherever we finish this season, it looks like the two defeats over the holiday period, 2-1 at Wigan and 5-1 at home to Liverpool, may [.

Just When We Thought Things Couldn’t Get Any Worse

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Newcastle fans have gone through one of the worst years in the club's history, and just when we were looking forward to a better year, we get some very bad news indeed, on just the second day of this new year.  Newcastle stalwart and hero Shay Given seems to have had enough of the [...]

Good News On Nicky Butt And Jose Enrique

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The news is starting to look much better that Newcastle could have both Nicky Butt and Jose Enrique fit for the FA Cup 3rd round game at KC Stadium tomorrow against Hull City. Jose Enrique - likely to be fit for tomorrow Both players took part in some light training yesterday and will presumably undergo fitness tests [.

Manchester City Early Favorites To Sign Shay Given

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It certainly looks like Shay Given has had enough of all the promises made by Newcastle management over the last 11 years, and the club still hasn't won anything for 40 years, and we don't think we're anywhere near to changing that statistic - at least anytime soon. Shay Given - down and out at Newcastle The [.

Alarm Bells Should Be Going Off At Newcastle

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When one of the best and most loyal players ever to play for Newcastle United decides he may have to look elsewhere, it's time for alarm bells to be going off at the club, and if they're not - they should be. Mike Ashley - the man responsible for the Newcastle shambles As we've told our kids [...]

Shay Given Seems To Have Had Enough At Newcastle

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It seems that the terrible mess at St. James' Park plus the anhialation against Liverpool last Sunday have just been too much for Shay Given and Shay has said he will need to consider his future at Newcastle. Shay Given - needs to consider his position at Newcastle Shay was world class last Sunday and the rest [.

Mark Viduka Leaving Newcastle In Summer

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News today that doesn't come as a big surprise is that Newcastle United will not be renewing Mark Viduka's contract for another year in the summer. Mark Viduka - will be leaving Newcastle in the summer A number of Newcastle players are out of contract this summer and Mark Viduka's name was conspicuous by its absence when [.

Papa Bouba Diop And Samba Both Linked With Newcastle

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The Daily Mail today has a report saying that Newcastle United may be interested in Portsmouth's 6′4″ Senegal midfielder Papa Bouba Diop. Papa Bouba Diop - 6′4″ Senegal commanding midfielder We were linked last year with the midfielder and he's certainly a presence on the field with his commanding play and he is in the mold of [.

Reports Newcastle After Glasgow Rangers Defender

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There is a report in the Guardian today that Newcastle United are interested in Rangers' Algerian central defender Madjid Bougherra. Madjid Bougherra - 26 year old 6′2″ Rangers center-back The 26 year old 6'2" defender only moved to Rangers last summer from Charlton Athletic for a £2M fee, so we don't think the transfer fee, if Newcastle [.

Given One of Best Players Ever For Newcastle

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Shay Given left the pitch very quickly following the 5-1 hammering by Liverpool, as he was obviously frustrated with the performance of the team over the last couple of games. Shay Given - one of best players ever at Newcastle A source close to Given told the Chronicle: "Shay's as committed to the football club as he has [.

Seb Bassong Sorely Missed Against Liverpool

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The only player that will be back for us at Hull City on Saturday is one of our star men this season, young Frenchman Sebastien Bassong. Seb Bassong - terrific signing by Newcastle The lad was sorely missed against Liverpool and we can only wonder how much better we would have done if Bassong was in the [.

Joe Kinnear Still Making Progress At Newcastle

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Newcastle United are delicately placed in the league, being 2 points off 3rd bottom but only 6 points off 7th place, so a good run of form in the next couple of months could see us challenging up the league. Joe Kinnear - Of course the opposite is always true, with 14 clubs separated by only 10 [...

Full Backs Likely To Be Kinnear Priority

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With Habib Beye being out for a couple of months with his knee injury, and Jose Enrique doubtful for Saturday's FA Cup tie at Hull City, Joe Kinnear's main priorities in January could be to get two new full backs to the club. Kyle Naughton - Sheffield United full-back interesting Magpies One player we have been linked [.

Kinnear Wrapping His Players In Cotton Wool

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The injury situation has become so serious at Newcastle that Joe Kinnear has been forced to almost cancel the training this week, in case the squad picks up even more injuries than they already have. Joe Kinnear - has limited the training this week But Kinnear is in no mood for players starting to feel sorry for [.

WITH the transfer window having opened this morning, Newcastle boss Joe Kinnear

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WITH the transfer window having opened this morning, Newcastle boss Joe Kinnear is ready to kick off his spending by making an early swoop for Kyle Naughton. The Sheffield United fullback, who turned 20 last November, is one of the most highly-rated defenders outside the Premier League, and the Magpies are ready to table a [.