Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2009

Oba Martins Hopes To Get The Goals To Save Newcastle

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It may take Oba Martins a little time to regain his sharpness in front of goal, that was missing in the first half yesterday, when he had a couple of chances but couldn't put either of them away. Oba Martins - vows to get some goals - soon Oba Martins had made just one substitute [...]

Nicky Butt Doubtful For Crucial Manchester United Game

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It looks like Nicky Butt will miss the very crucial game on Wednesday evening against his former club, Manchester United. Nicky Butt - will probably miss game against Red Devils Nicky twisted his knee and there is a danger he may have even damaged his medial knee ligaments, but we have to hope the injury is only [.

Newcastle Now Need A Win Against Mighty Manchester United

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It's time for Newcastle players to show what they are made of, in an attempt to keep Newcastle United in the Premier League next season, starting on Wednesday evening against Manchester United. Steven Taylor - time to stand up and be counted Boyhood Newcastle fan Taylor, who was also a ball boy in the first Kevin Keegan [.

It’s Time For Heroes At Newcastle

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Newcastle assistant manager Chris Hughton now has a heavy burden to try to save Newcastle United, in Joe Kinnear's absence, and keep the Magpies in the Premier League next season, and it will not be easy, not with any more results like yesterday's at Bolton. Chris Hughton - has his work cut out at Newcastle Chris [.

Newcastle Look To Be In Trouble Now

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Newcastle's defeat yesterday at Bolton, where most fans were expecting at least a draw, and with other results having gone against us, the weekend results have left the Tyneside club just 2 points above second bottom place, with a tough home game against Manchester United on Wednesday evening. Joe Kinnear - game and result couldn't have [.

Newcastle United Relegation Watch

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This weekend was not a good one for Newcastle's survival hopes in the Premier League. The bottom line is that before the weekend ,Newcastle were 5 points clear of 3rd bottom place, and following the results over the last couple of days, the club is now just 2 points above second bottom place. Here are the results [.

Newcastle May Need Temporary Manager Brought In

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Manchester United visit St James' Park on Wednesday evening, and the World Club Champions will be followed shortly after that by both Chelsea and Arsenal, also at home. Chris Hughton and Joe Kinnear These are the some of the next few  games Newcastle will be faced with after gaining just one point in a home game against [.

Hughton Takes Abuse For Replacing Oba Martins

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Oba Martins was taken off in the second half yesterday and stand-in manager Chris Hughton was given some abuse by the Newcastle traveling fans at The Reebok. Oba Martins - replaced by Viduka in second half Chris talked about the abuse he received when he took off Oba yesterday: "We were able to bring him on in the [.

Nicky Butt May Have Damaged Medial Knee Ligaments

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News today that Nicky Butt may have damaged his medial knee ligaments in yesterday's game at Bolton, and could be out of action for up to six weeks. Nicky Butt - may have damaged his medial knee ligaments yesterday Hughton talked about the game yesterday: "I thought it was a spirited performance. We had the better opportunities, but [.

FT: Bolton 1 Newcastle 0 - Magpies In Trouble Again

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This was the worst possible result for Newcastle United in this 6 pointer at Bolton Wanderers today, as the Magpies went down to a single 47th goal from substitute Ricardo Gardner. The defeat leaves Newcastle down in the relegation zone, and now just a couple of points above second bottom place. Blackburn beat Hull City 2-1 at [.

HT: Bolton 0 Newcastle 0 - Magpies Looking Good

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In a first half of few real chances Bolton and Newcastle were still deadlocked at 0-0 at half time at The Reebok this afternoon. This was a fairly even first half with Newcastle having the better of the few chances that the sides had carved out. The game started with Bolton immediately going on the offensive in [.

Henrik Larsson Moving To Newcastle United?

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The News Of The World has an exclusive today, where they indicate that Newcastle United have made a shock bid to sign former Celtic and Sweden striker Henrik Larsson. Henrik Larrson - coming to Newcastle? Of course the main question with any NOTW article on Sunday, is whether it has any truth in it at all.

Nicky Butt - Joe Has Given Us The Fighting Spirit

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Nicky Butt has given a good interview to the Sunday Sun this morning, before our crucial game starts in a couple of hours at Bolton Wanderers. Nicky Butt - stand-in skipper wants win at Bolton today And Butt is backing the French resistance of Sebastien Bassong, our 6′2″ wonder boy this season, to see off Kevin Davies [.

Does Kevin Keegan Really Want To Return To Newcastle?

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The Daily Star is reporting this morning that Kevin Keegan will have a secret meeting with Newcastle United representatives tomorrow, to thrash out a potential £9M pay-off. Kevin Keegan - meets Newcastle reps tomorrow This seems to be paying up all the remaining 3 years of  Kevin's original contract of £3M/year, at the Tyneside club.

Martins, Lovenkrands and Gutierrez All Start For Magpies

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Peter Lovenkrands and Jonas Gutierrez start on the wings at Bolton today and Ryan Taylor is trusted with the crucial central midfield role alongside Nicky Butt. Damien Duff is not even included on the bench this afternoon, so we think he must have a slight niggle or something but Newcastle have an extremely strong bench.

Youth System A Shining Light At Newcastle United

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Newcastle United academy coach and local lad Alan Thompson says there is some significant talent coming through the Newcastle Youth system. Alan Thompson - while still playing at Celtic Alan told the Evening Chronicle yesterday: "The lads are on a good run and so are the Academy," "It's great at the moment.

Nicky Butt - Owen Might Stay At Newcastle United

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Michael Owen has asked for time to consider whether he wants to sign oin for Newcastle United, after completing four seasons at the club, since he was signed for £17M from Real Madrid in August of 2005. Michael Owen - could still sign for Newcastle Derek has also said the club want to keep Michael on Tyneside, [.

Bolton vs Newcastle - Match Preview

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Newcastle will have Andy Carroll back for the game against Bolton tomorrow, but it's unlikely the 20 year old will get a start up front, in another crucial 6 pointer for the Magpies. With Kevin Nolan starting the first of a 3 match suspension tomorrow, and with both Joey Barton and Danny Guthrie still being unfit, [.

Oba Martins - My Newcastle Season Starts Tomorrow

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Oba Martins is very likely to start tomorrow, and be lining up alongside either Shola Ameobi or Mark Viduka. Oba Martins - scoring that fantastic goal against Bolton The 24-year-old has been out of action since December when he sustained a groin injury against Portsmouth, when he scored Newcastle's second goal in the second half, of that [.

LLambias - I’m More Nervous Than Ever Before

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Derek Llambias assured Joe Kinnear last week that he was still manager at Newcastle United, and despite the popular press saying Newcastle were after a new manager, and mentioning almost every manager available,  it will be Joe who will get the chance to carry on at Newcastle, once he is fit to return to work [.

Jonas Gutierrez - We Need 3 Points At Bolton

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With Damien Duff, Ryan Taylor and Jonas Gutierrez all battling for the two wide positions at Newcastle, there is now increased competition for places, which will become even keener next season, we hope. Jonas Gutierrez - will fight for his place on Tyneside The Argentine International told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today: "I'll just keep on working hard [.

Hughton - Joe Kinnear In Good Spirits

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Chris Hughton has been on the phone again to Joe Kinnear, and he says Joe is in good form. Ryan Taylor with Joe before the heart problems Chris spoke to Joe Kinnear by telephone at length on Thursday and Chris said: "I spoke to him on Thursday for a fair amount of time and he was in good [...]

Midfield Berth Between Ryan Taylor And Smudge Tomorrow

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It seems that the central midfield berth alongside Nicky Butt at the Reebok tomorrow will be between Ryan Taylor, who played the second half there against Everton last Sunday, and Alan Smith, who is fit again following the Achilles injury he picked up last August. Alan Smith - could start tomorrow in central midfield And Chris Hughton [.

Fabricio Coloccini Still Improving At Newcastle

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It seems that Fabricio Coloccini, after some difficult games for him in the Premier league, is starting to come to terms with it, and he certainly seems to be improving as the season progresses at Newcastle. Coloccini - left out of the last Argentina squad against France Coloccini talked yesterday to the Newcastle Journal: "It was very difficult [.

Steve Harper Never Really Happy As Shay’s Back-Up

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It's surprising that Steve Harper has come out to say that the perception he was happy to be Shay Given's backup, for so many years, is just not true. Harper and Given - together for 11 seasons at Newcastle Harper was speaking at the launch of the Marie Curie Daffodil fund-raising appeal in Newcastle yesterday: "It feels good [.

Smith And Viduka Pressing For Places Tomorrow At Bolton

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It's well known that Mark Viduka just hadn't played enough games for Newcastle in his 18 months at the club and Alan Smith has been nowhere near his best form during the same time period. Mark Viduka - pressing for place at Newcastle Newcastle Assistant Manager Chris Hughton talked about the now fit Mark Viduka today: "He [.

Jose Enrique Becoming A Fixture At Newcastle

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Jose Enrique is starting to show some of the excellent form he showed towards the end of last season, but he still thinks he can play a lot better at Newcastle. Jose Enrique - becoming fixture at Newcastle - just like the Tyne Bridge The 23-year-old thinks he has more to give than Newcastle fans have seen [.

Hughton Liking It Much More The Second Time Around

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It's probably not too surprising when Chris Hughton, in charge of Newcastle for the second time this season, seems to be enjoying the experience more, the second time around. Chris Hughton - liking it in charge of Magpies the second time around Things right now are no longer in complete upheaval at Newcastle, that they were immediately [.

Kinnear Determined To Keep In Touch At Newcastle

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Chis Hughton has today revealed, what most Newcastle fans already know, that Joe Kinnear will continue to have input to the team before he officially comes back to work, as Joe is supposed to be  resting down south at his Hertfordshire home, after his triple heart bypass operation two weeks ago today.

Bassong - We Are Going To Bolton To Win

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Newcastle are currently 5 points above Blackburn who are in 3rd bottom position in the Premier League and a win against fellow strugglers Bolton Wanderers at The Reebok on Sunday would go a long way to securing the Magpies safety this season. Sebastien Bassong - probably Newcastle's best player this season And possibly Newcastle's best player this [.

Danny Guthrie Not Fit For Bolton Game Sunday

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Some disappointing news today in that Danny Guthrie will not be fit enough to be part of the squad to play his former club Bolton Wanderers on Sunday. Danny Guthrie - not available for Sunday at Bolton With Kevin Nolan being sent off on Sunday against Everton and missing the next 3 games, and Joey Barton being [.

Colin Calderwood Enjoying Wonderful Life At Newcastle United

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Colin Calderwood is delighted with his move to coach at Newcastle United. Colin Calderwood -  wonderful at Newcastle The former Nottingham Forest manager joined the Newcastle United coaching staff last month and is now working with Chris Hughton as Joe Kinnear is supposed to be resting and recovering from his heart operation.

Enrique Now Finding His Feet At Newcastle

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Jose Enrique, just like he did last season, is coming into some good form as the season progresses, and his performance on Sunday against Everton, was one of his best for the Newcastle club. Jose Enrique - playing well for Newcastle There was a ball played down Newcastle's defensive left hand side in the first half on [.

Andy Carroll Back In Newcastle Squad For Bolton

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Gateshead-born striker Andy Carroll will return to the Newcastle United squad for this weekend's vital trip to Bolton Wanderers at The Reebok Stadium. Andy Carroll - fit again after injury in Sunderland game The 6′4″ target man, who turned 20 years-old last month,  has been sidelined since injuring his ankle during the 1-1 draw with Sunderland at [.

Spaniard Xisco Likely To Be Sold In Summer

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Newcastle United's Spanish U-21 striker Xisco is hoping to be back in contention for the run-in to the season, after sustaining a toe injury in the recent 5-0 Reserves win over Wigan, when he scored two good goals. Xisco - recovering from a toe injury The 22 year-old 6′2″ striker signed from Deportivo la Coruna in the [.

Habib Beye - I Want To Stay At Newcastle

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31-year-old defender Habib Beye is out of contract in June of next year, but the Senegal star seems keen to extend his stay, and potentially finish his career on Tyneside, and that will come as some good news for Newcastle fans. Habib Beye - wants to stay at Newcastle United Beye was asked about whether he will [.

Confusion About Newcastle Transfer Funds Available In Summer

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Newcastle United Managing Director Derek Llambias has said there will be money to spend in the summer, but apparently not on any major scale. Mike Ashley - how much is really available in the summer? Derek Llambias told BBC Radio Newcastle today: "The money is there and we intend to spend it," "Mike [Ashley] is a [.

Newcastle United To Establish Youth Academy In France

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It seems that Newcastle are being extra vigilant with their transfers these days, by ensuring the Tyneside club pays up front for their players, something that is almost unheard of in today's world of football. Derek Llambias - Youth Academy to be founded in France And of course not something Newcastle are used to doing, since [.

Newcastle To Pay Out Around £10M For Gutierrez And Keegan

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Managing Director Llambias spoke to Newcastle fans' groups on Tuesday night, and the purpose of this meeting was to address various concerns with the direction the Ashley regime is taking the club. Llambias with Ashley - we just scored And there are more quotes trickling out today on some of the things Derek Llambias said.

Newcastle Aim For Top 4 - But in 5 Years

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Derek  Llambias today has attempted to clarify his statement made on Tuesday evening, that Newcastle United are intent on emulating Aston Villa's achievement. Aston Villa's American Chairman Randy Lerner What Derek Llambias is telling the local Newcastle Journal this morning, is what he had actually meant to say, was that he wanted to copy the way the [.

Newcastle’s Jonas Guttierrez A Big Personality

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Chris Hughton has come out today and praised the attitude of one of our summer signings - Jonas Gutierrez - Spiderman. Jonas challenges Pablo Zabaleta of Manchester City Chris Hughton, who has said the morale at Newcastle is just first class, has today praised Gutiérrez's attitude over recent weeks – in which he missed the win at [.

Joey Barton Out For Another 4 Weeks At Least

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It seems that Joey Barton will not be back in the Newcastle side for quite a while. Joey Barton - still 4 weeks until he's back Chris Hughton talked about Joey Barton today, and the news is not too good: "There is no chance of Joey being back in early March," "He's still probably four weeks away. He's [.

Joe Kinnear Could Be Back In Around 5 Weeks

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Joe Kinnear is trying to take things easy, as he recovers form his triple bypass surgery which took place on Friday, 13th February (unlucky for some). Joe Kinnear - big input on transfers and contracts Time is what Joe needs right now for his body to recover from the stress of the operation, but he will also [.

Harper - We Need Repeat Of Last Year At Reebok Stadium

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Newcastle are at Bolton Wanderers' Reebok Stadium on Sunday, and in the same fixture last year, it was the very first game in charge for Sam Allardyce at the Magpies. Steve Harper - yet another 6 pointer - this time at Bolton Of course since then Sam was sacked 13 months ago, and we've had a couple [.

Newcastle Squad Is Flying Right Now - Ryan Taylor

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Ryan Taylor has told the Evening Chronicle today that the spirit of the Newcastle squad is just fine, and the squad are flying. Ryan Taylor - seems to love life at Newcastle The 24-year-old Liverpudlian told the Evening Chronicle: "I'm settling in really well at Newcastle." "Coming here for me was a change of scenery, a new [.

Martins - We Need To Grind Out Results For Joe

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As we all know, Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear is currently recovering from his triple heart bypass operation, and is not expected to return to work until early April, at the earliest. Oba Martins - watch out - he just scored But Oba Martins has come out today with some good words in The Sun, in which he [.

Butt - We Must Keep Our Unbeaten Run Going

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Nicky Butt is looking forward to extending Newcastle's unbeaten run at the Reebok Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Nicky Butt - must keep unbeaten run going Newcastle have a nice little run going with 5 points from the last 3 games, and in doing so have established a good 5 point cushion between themselves and third bottom Blackburn [.

Brad Inman Makes Debut For Scotland Under-19 Side

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One of Newcastle United's top young guns, 17 year-old midfielder Brad Inman, made his debut today for the Scotland Under-19 side. 17 year-old Australian-born Inman played for Scotland U-19 side today The Scots were beaten 3-2 by France in Clairefontaine, after taking a two goal lead, through Burnley youngster Alex McDonald .

It’s A Long Road Back For Ashley With Newcastle Fans

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Various quotes from Derek Llambias have been put put out by the Evening Chronicle this afternoon, although there doesn't seem to be much new.  However, it's very clear the Board and Ashley himself still have a long way to go to regain the confidence and trust of the Newcastle faithful - and they know that.

Newcastle Keegan Legal Dispute Could Drag On For Months

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Just when we thought the club may be able to get some problems behind them, and move forward we hear today from the Newcastle Journal that the legal dispute between Kevin Keegan and Newcastle United may drag on for months. Kevin Keegan wants £9M from Newcastle Yesterday we had reported that Newcastle would need to pay out [.

Joe Kinnear Deserves His Chance As Newcastle Manager

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Newcastle United Football Club will keep Joe kinnear as manager, probabaly for the next two years, as Managing Director announced they were more than happy wioth Jope. Joe Kinnear - will likely be offered new contract when he returns to work This is what Derek should have done immediately following Joe's operation, but it's good that he's [.

Hughton Could Use Smith And Guthrie At Bolton

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It would be good to see Alan Smith in midfield for our game at Bolton this Sunday, and he could form a decent central midfield partnership with Nicky Butt. Alan Smith - central midfield on Sunday? Danny Guthrie may even be fit again to take over, until Kevin Nolan returns from a 3 game suspension he now [.

Season Ticket Reduction One Good Step Forward At Newcastle

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Newcastle United today announced a reduction of around 9% in the cost of next season tickets at the Tyneside club for next seasopn. Newcastle are very well aware of course of the discontent of many Newcastle fans, after the soap opera events, that has been Newcastle United Football Club this season, and they don't like it.

Great To See Oba Martins Involved To Stamp Out Racism

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Show Racism the Red Card holds events at football clubs throughout the country, using well known footballers to talk to young people about racism, both in sport and in society, in an effort to stamp it out. There's absolutely no place in this world anymore for any kind of racism - let's get that out [.

Derek Llambias - Joe Kinnear Must Chill Out

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Derek Llambias – who unveiled plans for new season ticket prices today – has revealed to the Evening Chronicle today that Joe Kinnear has already been on the phone for hours since he was discharged from hospital. Kinnear - Needs Dummies Guide To Relaxation after Open Heart Surgery And Derek will be happy to [.

Newcastle To End Up With 46 Points - Llambias

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Derek Llambias has come out today and communicated further with the Newcastle fans, and that's good and it's something that Derek must do regularly, as he attempts to right the terrible damage that the current regime have inflicted on Newcastle United. Derek Llambias - thinks Newcastle will end up with 46 points Derek is also very confident [.

If You’re Not Giving 100% Geordie Fans Will Let You Know

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The hard fought draw on Sunday ensured Newcastle are now unbeaten in three games, and England Under 21 captain Steven Taylor expects Newcastle fans to keep demanding 100% from their team. Steven Taylor - always gives 100% Steven talked to the Daily Express today: "You're at a massive football club and the fans will slate you if you [.

Doninger Hat Trick Gets Another Win For Newcastle Reserves

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Newcastle local boy 19 year-old Mark Doninger was Newcastle United's hat-trick hero last night as he put home an injury-time winner to get  a 3-2 victory over bottom placed Middlebrough at Whitley Park. 19 year-old Mark Doninger - hat trick last night for Gosforth-born lad The game had looked to be ending in a draw after Middlesbrough [.

Alan Thompson Coaches Reserves To Another Victory

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Richard Money was on a secret spying mission last night (wonder who he was watching?), and both Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood were seen at the Hull City - Spurs game, scouting Hull City. Alan Thompson - during his time at Celtic So last night young Newcastle-born Academy coach Alan Thompson was in charge of our Reserves [.

Ryan Taylor Happy To Make Home Debut

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Ryan Taylor seemed pleased with his home debut for Newcastle United in their draw with Everton on Sunday. Ryan Taylor - put in some good crosses The former Wigan player told the Evening Chronicle: "I did enjoy it for the first 40 minutes but the whole game changed after the red card." "It was a case of trying to [.

Steve Harper - Sebastien Bassong Was Magnificent

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Newcastle's new number one goalkeeper Steve Harper did his part yesterday in keeping a clean sheet with one brilliant save in each half of yesterday's game. Steve Harper - did his part yesterday Steve has also singled out defensive star Sebastien Bassong for special praise after another tremendous display at the heart of the Newcastle defense, and [.

Sheard To Buy Newcastle - But Show Us The Money

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Lancashire-based businessman Geoff Sheard is once again preparing a takeover bid for Newcastle United Football Club, it was dramatically revealed yesterday in  The People newspaper. The People reported yesterday that Geoff Sheard is putting a  team together (we think must mean an investment team - not a football team), to bid for Newcastle United - and [.

Gary Speed - Tackle Out Of Character For Kevin Nolan

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It turns out that Kevin Nolan apologised to every one of his Newcastle team-mates at half time in yesterday's game against Everton, after Kevin had been sent off in the 44th minute. Kevin Nolan - will miss next 3 games For those readers who haven't seen the video of Kevin's awful tackle here it is. It was definitely [.

Bassong To Get New Improved Contract At Newcastle

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Good news today in that Sebastien Bassong is to be suitably rewarded for his outstanding form for Newcastle this season with a new contract. Sebastien Bassong - when will France come a calling? The contract Sebastien signed last summer was for three years, but such has been the contribution of the Frenchman this season, like yesterday's strong [.

Hughton Confident Of Win - But Then Nolan Was Sent Off

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The club's acting manager Chris Hughton was really hoping for Newcastle's first win of the year yesterday, but he had to make do with Newcastle's first clean sheet in the league for two months, once Kevin Nolan got his marching orders after 44 minutes. Chris Hughton - hoping for all 3 points yesterday But Chris was still [.

Jose Mourinho For Newcastle - Don’t Be Daft

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There are legitimate reports out there that are suggesting Jose Mourinho would like to return to the Premier League next season. Jose Mourinho - back to Chelsea next season? Jose learned his trade with the great Sir Bobby Robson at Barcelona, and Bobby tried to bring him over in 1999, when Bobby was appointed Newcastle United [.

Newcastle Now Need To Get Viduka And Smith Involved

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Newcastle United are expecting striker Mark Viduka to be a major player, as Newcastle once again fight for survival in the Premier League, for the third season running. Mark Viduka - not involved yesterday Mark was left on the bench through a rather toothless performance up front from Shola Ameobi yesterday, and fans have to be questioning [.

Hughton And Moyes Speak Up For Kevin Nolan

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Both Newcastle and Everton managers today have defended Kevin Nolan, and although his tackle on Anichebe yesterday was a sending off offense, both managers were quick to add that Kevin is hardly a dirty or malicious player. Kevin Nolan - not a dirty player Hughton talked about Kevin Nolan today: "It's a disappointment to lose him because he's [.

Newcastle Confirm Owen’s Minor Groin Surgery

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Chris Hughton confirmed after the game yesterday that Michael Owen has indeed undergone another small hernia operation. Michael Owen and Danny Guthrie - two of our missing players The People had reported this yesterday, as a really big deal, almost as a conspiracy, but Chris today acknowledged that Michael has had a minor operation, but not [.

Bassong Massive Again For Newcastle Against Everton

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Chris Hughton was full of praise for his players following the game this afternoon against Everton at St. James' Park. Sebastien Bassong - another massive performance today Newcastle played Everton for over 50 minutes with just 10 men, and while being off form as a team, their determination and grit earned the team a valuable point this [.

Hughton Happy With Hard Earned Draw By Fighting Newcastle Side

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Chris Hughton seemed to be quite happy with the hard earned point the Newcastle side achieved this afternoon, after being reduced to 10 men just before half time. Kevin Nolan - will now miss the next 3 games Hughton spoke to Sky Sports after the game and said: "To go down to 10 men and to come through [.

FT: Newcastle 0 Everton 0 - Magpies Hold On

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After having Kevin Nolan sent off after 44 minutes for a terrible challenge on Victor Anichebe, Newcastle held on well, with a fantastic gutsy performance from our back four this afternoon. Newcastle really wanted all 3 points this afternoon, but with 10 men, this has to go down as a good result for the lads, although [.

HT: Newcastle 0 Everton 0 - Nolan Sent Off

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Newcastle did not play very well in the first half at home to Everton this afternoon, but the very worst thing that could happen was to have a player sent off, and that's exactly what happened just before half time.   The last thing you want in as important a game as this [...]

Ryan Taylor, Lovenkrands and Nolan All Start

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Newcastle United are unchanged from the side which won 3-2 at West Brom 15 days ago. That means Peter Lovenkrands and Shola Ameobi continue in attack with the Dane, and midfielder Ryan Taylor, making their full home debut. This is a good reward for good performances last time out at WBA, who again were beaten 2-0 at [.

Mikel Arteta - Newcastle One Of The Biggest Clubs In England

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26 year old Mikel Arteta, who has been at Everton since 2005, seems to have respect for a Newcastle side whose form in the last three years has been very different from that of the very well run Everton club. Mikel Arteta - heart of the Everton midfield Mikel, who was signed from Real Sociedad for just [.

The Two Tayls Are Two Mates At Newcastle

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Ryan Taylor played with Steven Taylor on the England Under-21 side, and it turns out they were already big buddies before Ryan arrived on Tyneside last month. The Two Tayls On Tyneside - Ryan and Steven Ryan told the Sunday Sun today: "The fact I was mates with Steven helped in making the decision to join Newcastle a [.

Newcastle United Relegation Watch

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Newcastle dropped two places to 15th place after yesterday's results, as both Bolton and Portsmouth overtook Newcastle on points. Here are the results from yesterday of the teams we are struggling in the rather large relegation zone this season: Bolton 2 West Ham 1 Middlesbrough 0 Wigan 0 Stoke 2 Portsmouth 2 Manchester United 2 Blackburn 1 Arsenal 0 Sunderland [.

Reports Michael Owen Has Had Another Hernia Operation

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News today that Michael Owen has had another groin operation in Munich, Germany, as he recovers from his ankle injury he picked up in the 2-1 defeat at Manchester City last month. Michael Owen - another hernia operation? Joe Kinnear had said Michael was due to return next Sunday in the game at Bolton, and while [.

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Good Advice From David Moyes For Newcastle

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It is almost seven years since former Preston manager, David Moyes, took over at Goodison Park. David Moyes - done a great job at Everton And in that time Newcastle United have had Robson, Souness, Roeder, Allardyce, Keegan and now Joe Kinnear as their manager.  All those managers wanted different types of players in the team, and [.

Newcastle vs Everton - Match Preview

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This is another vital game in Newcastle's survival in the Premier league this year, in what is turning out to be out worst season ever in the top league. Newcastle will still be without Owen, Guthrie, Barton and Gonzelez, but that's a lot better as far as injuries, than we've been for quite a while.

Ryan Taylor Adding Competition For Places at Newcastle

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Now that Jonas Gutierrez is back from his suspension, one of the selection posers for Chris Hughton tomorrow is to who to play on the wings. Ryan Taylor - adding competition to a number of positions at Newcastle Newcastle managed to get both Ryan Taylor and Peter Lovenkrands throuyh the door in during January, and we lost [.

Three New Boys Can Be The Difference Tomorrow

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Our three new lads made a big difference last time out at WBA, and we hope all three will start tomorrow at home, and have just as positive an impact against Everton. Kevin Nolan - vital player for Newcastle tomorrow Chris Hughton said today: "The new boys have settled in very well." "They knew a fair [.

Everton Such A Good And Organized Side

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Newcastle have 27 points and are 4 points above Blackburn Rovers, who are in 18th position, and while usually 40 points defines safety in the Premier league, that hasn't always been the case. Steve Harper - Everton are very organized Steve Harper talked to the Evening Chronicle today: "The 40-point mark is not a million miles away.

Spiderman Promises Special Celebration For First Newcastle Goal

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Jonas Gutierrez has yet to open his goal account for Newcastle United, but when he does there will be a special celebration planned. Jonas Gutierrez - special goal celebration planned The Argentine winger is back for the game tomorrow against Everton after missing the last game at WSBA becasue he had picked up 5 yellow cards.

Sebastien Bassong - Newcastle’s Find Of The Season

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There's little doubt that Sebastien Bassong, signed for just £500K from Metz in the summer, has been the find of the season for Newcastle United. Seb Bassong - find of the season for Newcastle And there was news recently that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was interested in the player. Not let's think why would Arsene be interested?

Tremendous To Be In A City Like Newcastle - Peter Lovenkrands

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Peter Lovenkrands is again today singing the praises of both the Newcastle United Football Club and the Newcastle area in general. Peter Lovenkrands - after scoring at WBA Of course Peter has come from a mini nightmare in Germany where his wife and young daughter were struggling to settle in the country, and Løvenkrands admits that he [.

We Need Points To Take Us To Safety - Hughton

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We currently have 27 points from our 25 games, and a win tomorrow against Everton will take us to 30 points and level with Bolton and Sunderland, who are currently in 10th and 11th place. Wigan are in 7th place with 34 points right now. Chris Hughton - will have the lads ready for tomorrow And that's [.

Joe Kinnear Already Itching To Be Back At Newcastle

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If we were to guess when Joe Kinnear will return from his heart surgery, we'd hazard a guess at early April. Joe Kinnear - already itching to be back The surgeon will probably want Joe to stay away for two months, but trying to keep Joe away from football, and especially from Newcastle, when we are in [.

Hughton Has Several Selection Posers Sunday - Good

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Newcastle's stand-in manager Chris Hughton is tempted to put Oba Martins straight back into the Newcastle starting line-up for Sunday's crucial game against Everton at St. James' Park. Oba Martins - fit again following groin surgery Now that Nigerian striker Oba Martins is back in full training, it would be a little surprise if Oba isn't starting [.

Fabio Capello Pays Tribute To Sir Bobby Robson

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Fabio Capello will hand over a £75K check on behalf of the Football Association in aid of the Sir Bobby Robson foundation. Sir Bobby Robson - while manager at Newcastle United Bobby turned 76 years old last Wednesday (18th Feb), and the former Newcastle, Ipswich and England manager has enthusiastically driven the formation of his Cancer Foundation, [.

Nicky Butt - Three News Lads Have Done Fantastic

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Nicky Butt has admitted today that the arrival of new boys Kevin Nolan, Ryan Taylor and Peter Lovenkrands has given the Newcastle squad a big lift. Nicky Butt - three new lads have given us a big lift The new signings all played a massive part in the important 3-2 win at WBA almost two weeks ago, [.

No Reason We Cannot Beat Everton - Steven Taylor

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Steven Taylor, the England Under-21 captain, who has had less than a stellar season this year on Tyneside, confesses that we are in a relegation fight still. Steven Taylor - will go all out against Everton While it was a terrific win at WBA, a defeat against Everton on Sunday will put us right back in the [.

Everton Game Will Be Tough Test For Newcastle

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There's no doubt that Everton are a very difficult team to play, at any time. Jonas Gutierrez - back from suspension for Sunday Everton will be missing some of their players on Sunday and they include Tim Cahill and Tony Hibbert, who both picked up their 5th yellow cards last week against Aston Villa, and will [.

Michael Owen Back In Three Weeks

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Michael Owen has said he is right on track to recover from his ankle ligament injury within six weeks, as was initially diagnosed. Michael Owen - back in 3 weeks Michael spoke today in the official match day program: "I'm right on schedule for a mid-March return," "After I damaged my ankle ligaments three-and-a-half weeks ago the specialist [.

Things May Be Looking Up For Newcastle This Summer

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If we can have a decent run-in to the season things in the summer may even be looking up for Newcastle. Mamadou Sakho - just turned 19 years old last week There's no doubt that although the club have not brought in enough players in the last two windows, they have certainly improved the squad and when [.

Newcastle Can Learn From Moyes And Everton

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Everton are a very good team, and never easy to beat on any given day, whoever they have playing for them. David Moyes - fantastic job at Everton And David Moyes is one of the unsung heroes in management, because over the last 6 years he has built the Merseyside club into a top six team on [...]

NUSC Rally On Sunday Is One Huge Mistake

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We hadn't heard anything about the planned rally that the Newcastle United Supporters Club (NUSC) had been planning on Sunday, before the Everton game. We had hoped that some common sense may prevail, after Joe Kinnear was struck down with heart problems, and the man has only recently been moved out of intensive care, but will [.

Kinnear Touched By Outflowing Of Support

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Joe Kinnear has talked to the press for almost the very first time, since undergoing his heart bypass surgery last Friday. Joe Kinnear - taking it easy in hospital right now Kinnear talked today to the press, now he is safely out of intensive care, and resting up in his own room at the hospital: "I'd really like [.

Kinnear Hopes To Leave Hospital On Sunday

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Newcastle manager is hoping to leave hospital this coming Sunday, following his triple bypass surgery last Friday. Joe Kinnear - hopes to leave hospital on Sunday Apparently the Newcastle manager has received loads and loads of goodwill messages form Newcastle fans and Joe wants to thank the fans for all the goodwill messages he has received to [.

Owen Making Good Progress With Ankle Injury In Portugal

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Good news today regarding Michael Owen from Portugal, that the England striker has made good progress in his comeback from an ankle injury, picked up at Manchester City last month. Michael Owen - good news ion his ankle injury The Newcastle captain has been working out with fitness expert John Green, during an intensive week of training [.

Nolan - Newcastle Up For Everton Game On Sunday

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Kevin Nolan was born and bred in Liverpool, and when he was just 14 he was playing for the Liverpool schoolboys team. Kevin Nolan - determined to get results for Newcastle But Kevin joined the Bolton Youth system when he was just 15 years old back in 1997, and stayed there until he joined Newcastle United last [.

Ryan Taylor - Newcastle Squad Just As Good As Evertons

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Ryan Taylor started his career with Merseyside's other club, Tranmere Rovers, whom he joined 6 years ago when he was just 18 years old. Ryan Taylor - in action at WBA Ryan went on to play for Tranmere 98 times with 14 goals, before moving to Wigan Athletic in 2005. Ryan is from the red half of Liverpool [.

Habib Beye A Huge Miss For Newcastle This Season

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The player we have missed the most through injury this season is no doubt Habib Beye, our experienced right back. Habib Beye - injury prone season this time around In his first season on Tyneside last year, he was Newcastle's player of the year, but then at Wigan on Boxing day he sustained a rather bad ankle [.

Newcastle Close To Mallorca Deal On Gutierrez - But Why?

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There is news in the Daily Mirror this morning that Newcastle are coming close to reaching a settlement with Real Mallorca for Jonas Gutierrez. Jonas Gutierrez - bought out contract at Mallorca so why new agreement? The Argentine international bought himself out of his contract with Real Mallorca last summer, to join Newcastle in the summer.

Young Xisco Likely To Be Moved Out This Summer

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Dennis Wise has been responsible for bringing some good players to Newcastle, including Coloccini, Gutierrez, Bassong and a bunch of top class youngsters. Xisco - still hopes to do well at Newcastle But he's also brought in a few players which have been anything but bargains, and one of those seems to have been 22 year-old Spanish [.

Coloccini - A New Experience At A Great Club

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Fabricio Coloccini played in every game for Deportivo last season. Fabricio Coloccini - played every game this season for Newcastle And the Argentine International has been the only player to feature in every game this season, following his protracted £10M move from La Liga during August. The Argentine international has had to adjust to the pace and physical [.

Newcastle Fans Have Been Magnificent With Me - Gutierrez

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The Newcastle United Player of the Month, Jonas Gutierrez, yesterday thanked the Newcastle fans for their votes that saw the Argentine collect the Carling award for January. Jonas Gutierrez - big success on Tyneside The Argentine winger seems to be coming back into form, and it's some sight to see the lad running at speed at the [.

Nicky Butt - We Need To Stick Together As Group

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The Newcastle United veteran midfielder Nicky Butt seems to have struck up an excellent partnership with Kevin Nolan, since Kevin arrived at the club last month. Nicky Butt - backs Newcastle coaches today And that efficient partnership will be needed on Sunday if we are to get anything out of the home game with highly placed Everton.

Can Nolan Be Another Gary Speed For Newcastle?

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Gary Speed will be at St James' Park on Sunday to watch his former team mate Kevin Nolan in action, when Newcastle take on 6th placed Everton, in another crucial league game. Kevin Nolan - a born leader who can play at Newcastle for many seasons to come Gary played with Kevin Nolan when he left Newcastle [.

Joe Kinnear Now Nearing Hospital Leave

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There is some good news being reported by The Evening Chronicle today, regarding Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear. Joe Kinnear - could leave hospital next Monday Joe Kinnear could be discharged from hospital this coming Monday, after recovering well from his triple heart bypass operation. Joe has now been taken out of intensive care and is in his own [.

Everton Have Injury Problems For Sunday’s Game

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Louis Saha was on loan at Newcastle from Metz in 1999, when Ruud Gullit was managing the club, but Ruud decided not to sign the youngster from his then club Metz. Louis Saha - while at Newcastle on loan in 1999 Louis made 11 appearances for Newcastle and scored just one goal, whioch was a great effort [.

Andy Carroll To Resume Training Next Week

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Newcastle stand-in manager Chris Hughton believes there is light beginning to emerge at the end of the tunnel for our 20 year-old top striker, Andy Carroll. Andy Carroll - young striker almost fit again Chris told the Evening Chronicle today: "Andy is very close to coming back." "We're expecting him to resume full training at the [.

Ignacio Gonzales Back in Three Weeks

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Newcastle fans can be excused from remembering that we still have Uruguyan International midfielder Ignacio Gonzales at the club, on a season long loan from Valencia, since he only appeared just twice for Newcastle,  before he picked up a long term Achilles injury. Ignacio Gonzalez - lost season for the Uruguayan International In fact we fully expected [.

Big Performance By Newcastle To Beat Everton - Speed

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Gary Speed was at Newcastle when we actually had a decent team, under the great Sir Bobby Robson. Gary Speed - while at Newcastle United Gary was here when we had our greatest recent success, when we qualified for the European Champions League three seasons running until the 2004 season, when Bobby was sacked because we finished [.

News Juande Ramos Offered Premier League Manager Job

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Juande Ramos has insisted today that he could return to the Premier League, even though his first stint in England at Tottenham Hotspur was an unmitigated disaster, and that's putting it mildly. Juande Ramos - wants to return to Premier league? The former Spurs manager left England with his reputation very severely tarnished after he lasted just [.

Peter Lovenkrands Hoping To Add To His 21 Danish Caps

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Ever since Peter Lovenkrands arrived on Tyneside in January, he has said he wanted to get back into the Denmark side. Peter Lovenkrands - hoping to add to his 21 Danish Caps Peter's career took a bit of a hit when he went to German club Schalke 04 in 2006 from Rangers, as his Scottish wife just [...

Kinnear Doing Well - Now How To Keep Him Away

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As we suspected it looks like the big problem with Joe in a couple of weeks is how to keep him away from Newcastle. Joe Kinnear - apparently he's feeling better already Chris Hughton talked about Joe this morning: "Everything that we've heard is good news, he's recovering very well. He moved into his own room today and [.

More Compassion Needed for Joe Kinnear Right Now

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We have to think that all the talk about a new manager at Newcastle is more than a little disrespectful to Joe Kinnear, and it's no wonder Joe wants to return to Newcastle as soon as possible. Steve Bruce - link to Newcastle is disrespectful to Joe Kinenar The speculation is in case Joe cannot go on [.

17 Year-Old Nile Ranger Loves Playing For Newcastle United

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Teenage striker Nile Ranger has admitted today that he loves playing for Newcastle United. Nile Ranger - tremendously impressive in first season at Newcastle The 17 year-old, who we got from Southampton last summer, also admits he gets a buzz every time he is involved with the Newcastle United senior squad.

Mick Hartford On Joe Kinnear’s Fighting Qualities

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Mick Harford played for Joe Kinnear At Wimbledon from 1994 until 1998, and in 1999 was Kinnear's assistant manager at Wimbledon, when Joe suffered his heart attack just before the game with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough. Joe Kinnear - fighting Joe has instilled those qualities into his players So there's not many football men who are better [.

Peter Lovenkrands - A Motivated Man In Form

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We're hoping Peter Lovenkrands will start his second game in succession on Sunday at St. James' Park against Everton. Peter Lovenkrands - second start on Sunday? Lovenkrands told the Evening Chronicle today: "It's a good but difficult choice for Chris and Colin Calderwood." "They've got so many quality players on the bench as well and coming back [.

Newcastle And Everton After Stephane Mbia In The Summer

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After Newcastle United bid for 22 year-old Rennes midfielder Stephane Mbia in January, most Newcastle fans would have hoped that we had the player almost wrapped up, to take to Tyneside in the summer. Stephane Mbia - no decision on where he'll move in the summer But that would be the sign of a savvy club in [.

Mark Viduka Could Finish Career In Australia

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We had mentioned yesterday there was little chance of Newcastle United offering Mark Viduka another contract at the club, as he's been out injured most of the last 18 months. Mark Viduka - too many injuries at Newcastle And today The Sun newspaper is reporting that the former Celtic, Leeds United and Middlesbrough striker is indeed worried [.

Habib Beye Still Two Months Away From Playing Again

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Habib Beye, the Senegal player who was Newcastle best player in his first season at the club last year, suffered ankle ligament damage during the 2-1 defeat at Wigan on Boxing Day and has been on the sidelines ever since. Habib Beye - still 8 weeks away from playing It was another reckless challenge from Wigan midfielder [.

Season Ticket Scare At St. James’ Park

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It seems that Newcastle United are finally realizing there is great peril in ignoring Newcastle United fans for almost 5 months. Derek Llambias - stay with us - stick with the team Apparently the club had had numerous calls about season tickets, but that's not to get them for next season,  but rather to ask how they [.

Haris Vukcic Wins Game For Reserves With Superb Goal

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We had mentioned yesterday that our new Slovenian 16 year-old midfielder Haris Vukcic, was opening eyes at Newcastle with his superb form, and he won the game for Newcastle Reserves last night at Blackburn, in his Reserves debut. Haris Vukcic - winning goal last night in Reserves debut Newcastle United's top 16 year old came off the [.

Chris Hughton - These Are Challenging Times

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Chris Hughton has talked today about the tough run of fixtures that lie ahead for Newcastle. Chris Hughton and Joe Kinnear - have worked well together Hughton spoke to the Evening Chronicle today: "These are challenging times, and at these times you have to be able to look at a group of lads and be confident that they [.

Viduka Has Little Chance Of New Contract On Tyneside

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Mark Viduka has said many times he wants to finish his career at Newcastle, but there's little chance he will still be at the club come August. Mark Viduka - last season at Newcastle Mark's current deal runs out in the summer, and it would be a huge surprise if Newcastle take up their option of a [.

Les Ferdinand Talks About Things At Newcastle United

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Les Ferdinand has come out today and talked at length to the Evening Chronicle on the status of Newcastle United, a club he just loved to play for in the 1990s. Les Ferdinand - some patience will be required at Newcastle Les talked today about the Newcastle Board, with Derek Llambias having just come out last week [.

Alan Smith Captains Newcastle Reserves Tonight

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Alan Smith will continue his comeback from injury tonight, when he will captain Newcastle Reserves at Blackburn. Alan Smith - captains Reserves tonight The experienced 28 year-old has played in the last two Reserve games to try to build up his match fitness, and he has captained the team both times.

Are Newcastle Really After Another Manager?

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There are lots of reports in the papers recently, that Steve Bruce is being lined up to become Newcastle manager in the summer. Steve Bruce - would not say no for a second time But just to add a little bit of realism into this, we don't think Newcastle will be looking for a new manager anytime [...]

Are Newcastle Really After Juan Roman Riquelme ?

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There is news that Newcastle United are prepared to move in the summer to bring Argentine play-maker Juan Roman Riquelme to Newcastle United. Juan Roman Riquelme - on loan next season? There were rumors last summer that Newcastle were interested in Riquelme, so we don't know if there is any truth in this story or it's simply [.

Hughton Looks To Take Newcastle To Safety

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Chris Hughton will get the chance to see Newcastle to safety this season, along with coach  Colin Calderwood. Chris Hughton - will work with Colin Calderwood on run-in to season But the players must do their part in the run-in and especially the experienced players who will need to show some leadership both on and off the [.

Newcastle Reserves In Action At Blackburn Tonight

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Newcastle United Reserves will be in action tonight, when they take on Blackburn Rovers at Blackburn (kick-off 7pm). Nile Ranger - likely to lead the line tonight Richard Money's young reserve side have climbed to fourth position in the league having taken nine points from the previous four games, and a win would see the lads [.

Big Opportunity For Steve Harper To Shine At Newcastle

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Steve Harper had been at Newcastle for 16 years, and he now finally has the opportunity to rack up quite a few appearances for the Newcastle first team. Steve Harper - Newcastle's new number one Harper told The Times today: "Ask any of the managers who have been here in my time – and there's been about 100 [.

Everton’s Cahill and Hibbert To Miss Newcastle Game

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Everton had a good 3-1 win at home to Aston Villa today, in the FA Cup, but there was some good news for any Newcastle United fans watching the game. Tim Cahill - misses Newcastle game with 5 yellow cards The good news was that 5 Everton players started the game today with 4 yellow cards each, [...

Kinnear Said To Get £1M If Newcastle Avoid Drop

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The Mirror is reporting today that Joe Kinnear will pick up a £1M bonus, if Newcastle stay in the Premier League this season. Joe Kinnear with Michael Owen The Mirror is saying this is part of a complex wage deal agreed when Joe took over the ailing club last September, in a caretaker capacity. Apparently the bonus will [.

Glenn Roeder Gives Good Advice To Joe Kinnear

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Former Newcastle boss Glenn Roeder, who battled his way back to successful top management following his brain surgery six years ago, while he was at West Ham, has some sage advice for current Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear today. Glen Roeder - with Lee Clark at Norwich Glenn Roeder, who managed Newcastle from February 2006 until May, 2007, [.

Jose Enrique Loves The Newcastle City And Football Club

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Joe Enrique, who has not had it easy is the last 18 months on  Tyneside, has been interviewed in depth today by the Sunday Sun. Jose Enrique on Tyneside Most fans also remember that furious exchange at Ewood Park with Joey Barton, in which he and Barton had to be separated, and even last week Sebastien Bassong [.

Kinnear Looking To Quick Recovery After Successful Operation

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We haven't heard much about Joe Kinnear's triple bypass surgery, which took place on Friday, but good news today that the operation went well. Joe Kinnear - operation went well The Sunday Sun is reporting today that Joe is looking to resume his managerial career at Newcastle, after his operation is said to have gone to plan.

Newcastle Now Need To Improve Image Of Club

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Few Newcastle fans will argue this has been a nightmare season for their club. Mike Ashley - has tarnished the image of the Newcastle club The way Newcastle has been run since Kevin Keegan left is a disgrace, and it's really been too much like a circus at times at the club this season, if the truth [.

Newcastle Likely To Settle With Keegan Out Of Court

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There have been hints in the past that Mike Ashley would settle out of court with Kevin Keegan, and now the case is due to be heard early next month. Kevin Keegan - Ashley to settle out of court? This morning, the Sunday Sun is reporting that Ashley seems ready to do a deal with Kevin before [...]

Hughton - We Have To Get On With It

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This season has been one of the most difficult ever for Newcastle fans and also the playing squad at the Newcastle club. Chris with Joe Kinnear on the sidelines Newcastle fans have gone 5 months with nothing been said from the Newcastle Board following Kevin Keegan leaving the club.  That is almost inexcusable and how a board [.

Returning Players Raising Morale At Newcastle

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Chris Hughton is pleased to have Oba Martins back fit again, along with some other experienced players. Oba Martins - back from groin injury Hughton spoke about Martins to the Evening Chronicle today: "It's a big boost to see him back training and in contention again. "He's a quality player in a really important position as well.

Shearer - Newcastle Need Another 12 Points To Survive

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Alan Shearer has come out today and said he thinks his home town club will survive in the Premier league for this season. Alan Shearer - sees goals in current Newcastle side It's really sobering when the good news may be that the club avoids relegation for the season, and it's high time we started to build [.

Kevin Nolan Made To Measure For Newcastle United

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Kevin Nolan was a very welcome addition to the Newcastle squad when he was signed less than 24 hours after our 2-1 loss at The Eastlands a couple of weeks ago. Kevin Nolan - another leader at Newcastle Kevin told the Evening Chronicle today: "It's important we consolidate this year, and then we can go on to bigger [.

Chris Hughton Anxious To Prove Himself At Newcastle

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It seems that Chris Hughton is anxious to remain in charge while Joe Kinnear is away. Chris Hughton with Joe Kinnear Chris wants the chance to get over the bad time that he and Newcastle had, immediately following Kevin Keegan's leaving the club, last September. Hughton admits that taking over when Kevin Keegan left the club, when the [.

Lovenkrands Confident He Can Carry Goals To Newcastle

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Peter Lovenkrands was brought in for nothing and he was probably the lowest rated of the three players Newcastle acquired during January. Lovenkrands after scoring his first goal for Newcastle! But that may be changing after Peter put in a sterling display at WBA, and scored the second goal, and was a little unlucky with one or [.

Ryan Is Taylor Made For Newcastle United

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The versatile Liverpudlian, who was a bargain buy for Newcastle at just £1.5M, on the last day of the transfer window, has now been at Newcastle for two weeks. Ryan - Taylor made for Newcastle But it seems that Ryan is already confident that with the players Newcastle have in the squad, they can avoid the drop.

Kinnear Will Give Hughton Input While Away

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We thought it might be difficult to keep a guy like Joe Kinnear, recovering from his surgery, without doing anything at Newcastle. Chris Hughton - phone calls from Joe But Chris Hughton has said today he thinks Joe will be on the hone with him quite a bit to ensure things are going well at the club [.

Coloccini Hoping For Newcastle Turn Of Fortune

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Fabricio Coloccini, our Argentine Internatioanl, has talked today about hoping that the win against WBA, will signal the turning point of the season for Newcastle United. Fabricio Coloccini - turning point of the season? And while the win was important to give Newcastle some breathing room at the bottom of the table, defender Fabricio Coloccini has admitted [.

Ryan Taylor Ready For Newcastle Relegation Fight

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Ryan Taylor is an experienced player we picked up for around £1.5M since his contract at Wigan Athletic ran out this summer. Ryan Taylor - only too willing to help And Ryan was in a relegation battle last year when Geordie manager Steve Bruce took over the club, and did a great job to save the club, [.

Kevin Nolan A Steadying Influence At Newcastle

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Since Kevin Nolan has come to Newcastle, the club have gained 4 points from 6 in our last two tough games. Kevin Nolan - terrific buy for Newcastle United Not only that but Kevin has played really well with Nicky Butt in the Newcastle engine room, which is central midfield, and that was the big difference at [.

Danny Guthrie Back In Two Weeks

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Danny Guthrie is on his way back and may be available for the Bolton Wanderers game on March 1st. Danny Guthrie - back for Bolton game on March 1st Danny has not played for Newcastle since the January 17th defeat away to Blackburn Rovers, and since then of course we've brought in Kevin Nolan to add more [.

Newcastle Said To Be Interested In Gus Poyet

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The Daily Mirror is reporting today that Newcastle may go after Gus Poyet, the former Totternham assistant manager. Gus Poyet - tapped up by Newcastle?    maybe But getting past the the headline it seems a very soft story.  The Mirror says Newcastle have put Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood in temporary charge, but could move for Gus [.

Harper - Kinnear Has Brought Spark And Energy To Newcastle

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While there will be the possibility that Joe Kinnear's health problems will prevent him from returning to manage Newcastle longer term, Steve Harper has come out today and said  it's up to the players to get the team out of relegation trouble in Joe's absence. Joe Kinnear - Harper misses having him around And he is absolutely [.

Malcolm MacDonald Wants Terry Venables At Newcastle

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Malcolm MacDonald has come out today in The Guardian and said he thinks Terry Venables is the best man to take the reins at Newcastle until Joe Kinnear is fit again. Terry Venables - best man for the job? Malcolm talked today about Venables: "If they could get Terry Venables in, that would be brilliant," "I like Venners [.

Lovenkrands Still Loving It At Newcastle

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Peter Lovenkrands is still loving his time at Newcastle United. Peter Lovenkrands loving it at Newcastle Peter talked yesterday about his time so far at Newcastle: "I've been here a good few weeks now and I'm loving it, it couldn't have gone any better," "I've been getting stronger and stronger since I came to the club and I feel [.

Llambias - We Are Ready To Spend The Money

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Newcastle United Managing Director Derek Llambias has said that on the last day of the transfer window they put in a number of bids, but in the end were unsuccessful, even though they bid the fees the clubs had requested for their players. Derek Llambias - we were in there bidding Derek told the Evening Chronicle: "All [.

Best Wishes Today On A Speedy Recovery, Joe Kinnear

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Joe Kinnear will be having a triple bypass operation today, and of course the most important thing is the operation is a complete success, and Joe Kinnear is put on his way back to good health. Kinnear - triple bypass surgery today - best wishes Joe! Joe Kinnear has been in his dream job since late last [.

Kinnear Health Problems Brought Team Together - Harper

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Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper says today that manager Joe Kinnear's recent health problems have brought the team closer together. Steve Harper - Kinnear health problems has brought team together Joe will undergo triple bypass surgery tomorrow, and will be recuperating for around 2 months, and of course Joe missed the Newcastle win over West Brom at [.

Official - Joe Kinnear To Have Triple Bypass Surgery Tomorrow

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Newcastle United have issued an official statement on Joe Kinnear's bypass surgery tomorrow. Joe Kinnear - to have triple bypass surgery tomorrow. This is the statement from Newcastle that has just been issued. ============================= We wish Joe the very best, hope the surgery is successful and that he makes a quick and complete recovery.

This Is What Dennis Wise Does At Newcastle

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Derek Llambias has today talked about the role of Dennis Wise at Newcastle United. Dennis Wise - responsible for scouting both young and experienced players Dennis Wise will do a lot of travelling to check on youngsters and other players who may be able to do a job for Newcastle. And it seems like his role does not [.

Calderwood - WBA Win Has Lifted The Place

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Colin Calderwood, who is a coach at Newcastle United until at least this summer, admits that last weekend's great win at West Bromwich Albion, combined with the return to fitness of several of Newcastle's key players, has improved the spirit in the Newcastle camp. Colin Calderwood - good spirit in Newcastle camp Newcastle are now thankfully in [.

Hughton Happy To Have Calderwood On Board At Newcastle

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Chris Hugton has talked today about his companion coach, Colin Calderwood, who has been brought in to help Joe Kinnear run the first team. Chris Hughton - happy to have Colin Calderwood on board with him We don't know yet for sure if Chris and Colin will ruin the first team while Joe recovers from his heart [.

Youth Academy Best Thing At Newcastle Right Now

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Derek Llambias has commented this morning on probably the most successful area of the club over the last couple of seasons - The Newcastle Youth Academy, which is now being run by Richard Money. Richard Money - Newcastle Youth Academy Director Youngsters like Nile Ranger, Tamas Kadar, Ben Tozer, Wesley Ngo Baheng, Kazenga LuaLua  and recently-signed Haris [.

Newcastle Now 17th Richest Football Club In The World

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Newcastle United have slipped four places in the Deloitte Football Money League, which is issued every year and ranks the revenue of football clubs around the world. Newcastle United now 17th richest club in the world - down from 13th Rather surprisingly Real Madrid are still top of the league, in spite of Manchester United winning the [.

Oba Martins Fully Fit Again After Hernia Surgery

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Chris Hughton has been put in charge of first-team affairs at Newcastle United until further notice by Mike Ashley, due to Joe Kinnear's heart problems. Oba Martins - now fully fit following hernia operation And Chris immediately got some bad news about injury-prone Xisco, who apparently has never been fully fit since he's been on Tyneside.

Gutierrez Scores In Argentine Win Over France in Marseilles

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Newcastle's Argentine International Jonas Gutierrez scored his first ever goal for Argentina last night as they maintained their 100% record under Diego Maradona, with a fine 2-0 victory over France in Marseille. Jonas Gutierrez - first ever goal for Argentina The Newcastle forward got onto a cross from Atletico Madrid forward Sergio Aguero and shot past France [.

Bassong And Gutierrez Both Wise Signings For Just £4.5M

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Derek Llambias has been talking again today to the Newcastle Journal this morning, and has revealed that Dennis Wise was responsible for bringing both Jonas Gutierrez and Sebastien Bassong to the club last summer. Sebastien Bassong - this player cost just £500K But there's no doubt that Newcastle have made some good signings in the last 8 [.

Spanish Striker Xisco Bought For The Future

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Derek Llambias has told the Newcastle Journal this morning that our 22 year-old striker Xisco, is one for the future. Xisco - 22 year-old Spanish U21 striker Derek Llambias told The Newcastle Journal today: "Xisco was not bought for this season. He was bought in to come in over the next year or so." "He's 21 and in the [.

Bryan Robson May Be Tapped Up By Newcastle

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The Daily Express is reporting this morning that Newcastle United may move for Bryan Robson as a short term appointment until Kinnear is fit again, following Joe's heart bypass surgery. Bryan Robson - may be tapped up by Ashley Robson is the former England captain and manager at Middlesbrough, although he has struggled to make his mark [.

Ashley Likely To Tap Up Terry Venables Again

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With Joe Kinnear going to be sidelined for a couple of months with heart bypass surgery, The Daily Mail is saying tonight that Mike Ashley may again request the services of  former England manager Terry Venables, on a temporary basis. Terry Venables - may get a call from Ashley The Daily Mail is reporting tonight that Newcastle [.

LLambias Explains Feelings At Fateful Hull City Game

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Llambias certainly has had a lot to say these last couple of days, and we suppose there's more to come on Thursday and Friday of this week. Derek Llambias - where's the fake beard? Derek has today commented on the fateful Hull City game, which was our first game following Kevin Keegan leaving the club.

Newcastle Working New Contracts For Beye, Martins and Duff

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Newcastle have signed three players to new contracts at Newcastle recently, and Derek Llambias has indicated they are working on three new deals for current players at the club. Oba Martins - important to keep this player at Newcastle The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle are working new deals for Habib Beye, Oba Martins and [.

Zog Delusional But We Tried Hard To Keep Shay - Llambias

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Derek Llambias has explained how and why two of our players, Charles N'Zogbia and Shay Given, left the club in January. Zog - joined a more ambitious club at Wigan Llambias told the Evening Chronicle today about Charles N'Zogbia: "Since I've been here Charles was always trying to get out of the club.

Ashley - Aston Villa Will Never Pay £12M For Milner

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Derek Llambias has talked today about the sale of James Milner to Aston Villa, which probably initiated Kevin Keegan's departure from Newcastle, when Aston Villa paid an amazing £12M for his services. James Milner - head turned by Aston Villa Llambias told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today: "We didn't want to lose James Milner.

Newcastle Ready To Offer New Contract To Michael Owen

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Derek Llambias has revealed in the Evening Chronicle today, that Newcastle United are set to offer a new contract to captain Michael Owen. Derek Llambias - reveals new offer will be made to Michael Owen The initial contract offer that Newcastle made to Michael was withdrawn on January 1st,  but it looks like Newcastle are set to [.

Confirmation Kinnear Will Need Heart Bypass Surgery

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It's now been confirmed that Joe Kinnear will indeed need heart bypass surgery. Joe Kinnear - will undergo heart bypass surgery this week It's now being reported by Sky Sports and the two local Newcastle papers, the Journal and the Evening Chronicle. Sky Sports News understands the Irishman is set to undergo surgery this week, after he [.

Continental Management Structure Survives At Newcastle

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Derek LLambias has explained today that the Director Of Football concept will remain at Newcastle, with Dennis Wise continuing in that position. Dennis Wise- will continue in same role at Newcastle Derek continued with his long interview: "This Continental-style of football management was where we wanted to be and where we are now.

England Under-21 Team Loses First Game In Three years

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Newcastle defender Steven Taylor suffered his first defeat as England Under-21 captain last night night as an Ecuador eleven fought back from two goals down to claim a 3-2 victory in Malaga. Steven Taylor - England Under-21 defeated 3-2 by Ecuador eleven England had been undefeated for just over three years, and were comfortably ahead by two [.

Newcastle Went After Elano In January

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Derek Llambias has opened the lid on the transfers Newcastle tried to do in January, and it turns out we went after Johnson, Ebondo, Onouha, Richardson and Elano, and we'll try again for most of these in the  summer. Blumer Elano - Newcastle tried to get him last month We're getting quite a bit of news today [.

Ashley May Need New Manager Again At Newcastle

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There should be some official announcement today from Newcastle United on the status of Joe Kinnear's health problems. Joe Kinnear - may not be able to continue at Newcastle As we reported earlier today, The Sun is reporting this morning that Joe will need a coronary bypass operation, and if that turns out to be true, Joe [.

Keegan Case Against Newcastle United Heard Next Month

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The Sunday Sun online is reporting today that the dispute between Newcastle United and former manager Kevin Keegan will finally be heard next month. Kevin Keegan - industrial tribunal next month oin his dismissal It appears that an industrial tribunal hearing has been scheduled for the beginning of next month.

Savvy Signings And Youth Policy The Way Forward At Newcastle

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There is more of the long interviews the Newcastle Journal and Evening Chronicle had with Newcastle's Derek Llambias on Monday, in this morning's Journal. Derek Llambias - Managing Director talks some more this morning Llambias is forced to concede today that the new Board's lack of communication had been the biggest single mistake they have made.

Kinnear Said To Need Heart Bypass Surgery

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The Sun is reporting today that Joe Kinnear has been told by doctors that he needs an emergency heart bypass operation. Joe Kinnear - The Sun is reporting he needs heart bypass surgery. The 62-year-old had a heart attack ten years ago while managing Wimbledon, and there are reports this morning he needs major heart surgery.

LLambias Makes Peace - 10 Players We’ll Pursue This Summer

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Today has been the first of a four part interview that Derek Llambias has given to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle and you can read it here. Llambias and Ashley at the game Saturday - we just scored! Llambias and Ashley have made some terrible mistakes at the club, and now they have the task of trying to [.

Newcastle Was Run On Hire Purchase By Shepherd

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When Mike Ashley bought the club a year last summer, he found out Newcastle were still paying for stars that Graeme Souness and Glenn Roeder had brought to the club years before. Freddy Shepherd - ran the club on hire purchase - loans Newcastle are still paying off the fees for Oba Martins and Damien Duff, brought [.

Xisco Keen To Play For Newcastle First Team

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Our 22 year-old striker Xisco, looked good last night for the Reserves and scored two goals, and almost got a third, but the keeper blocked it, and 17 year-old Nile Ranger put the ball in the net for his 20th goal at the club this season. Xisco - wants to play for first team And according to [...]

Newcastle Finally Agree Deal For 17 Year-Old Samuel Adjei

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Newcastle United have agreed a deal to sign Swedish star youngster , his, according to his club. Samuel is one of the youngsters we were after in January, and he was more than keen to come to Tyneside, but at that time his club said he had to stay with them. The Sweden Under-16 striker, who turned [.

Mike Ashley Has Made So Many Mistakes At Newcastle

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There are many reports of the interview Derek Llambias gave to the local Newcastle papers today, and Mike Ashley is said to be putting a five year plan together to take Newcastle back to greatness. Mike Ashley - bought Newcastle with no due diligence - how stupid can you be As we all know Mike will run [.

LLambias Finally Apologizes To Newcastle Fans

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Newcastle United Manageing Director has finally apologized to the Newcastle fans for the lack of communication on Tyneside, that has had the fans rightly in uproar. Derek LLambias - finally says something But what took him so long to do this is the obvious question. They should have done this as soon as Mike announced he [.

Next Four Home Games Very Tough For Newcastle

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Steve Harper played a major role in the run-in to last season under Kevin Keegan, and we hope he can do the same thing this season, now Shay Given is at Manchester City. Steve Harper - solid game on Saturday We had noticed a lot of our readers had been saying we had to take 4 points [...]

Damien Duff Having Best Season Ever For Newcastle

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Damien Duff is having his best season ever at Newcastle, and has 3 goals this season, after getting his 3rd goal after just 64 seconds at The Hawthorns on Saturday. Damien Duff - had another good game on Saturday And Damien's improved form has not gone unnoticed by the Ireland management, and Marco Tardelli, who is assistant [.

Newcastle Reserves Slam Wigan 5-0

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22 year-old Spanish striker Xisco hit two goals late in the game last night for the Reserves as they took Wigan Athletic part by a score of 5-0. Xisco - scored two goals before getting ankle injury The Spanish Under-21 International had replaced Peter Lovenkrands right at the end of the game against WBA on Saturday, and [.

Harper Can Ensure Newcastle Don’t Miss Given

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Steve Harper put in another solid performance for Newcastle at The Hawthorns on Saturday, and if all goes well Steve should almost double his number of appearances over the next couple of seasons, for his home town club. Steve Harper - another solid display on Saturday While we were sorry to Shay finally leave the club, we [.

Another Two Premier League Managers Axed

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Who would want to be a Premier League manager, as we hear today that Chelsea have sacked Luiz Felipe Scolari, and Portsmouth have sacked Tony Adams. Luiz Felipe Scolari - lasted half a season at Chelsea - give us a break! That's what comes of not winning on Saturday. Both managers have not even been in charge for [.

Kinnear - We Put In A Great Performance At WBA

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Joe Kinnear spoke to the Evening Chronicle this morning and said he was delighted by both the play and the spirit of his players on Saturday. Joe Kinnear -  proud of his players on Saturday While Joe is upbeat about Saturday's win he is not getting carried away and remained realistic about things when he said: "We're still [.

Lovenkrands Looked A Class Act On Saturday

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Peter Lovenkrands had more than a good game for Newcastle on Saturday, and looked a class player up front all afternoon. Peter Lovenkrands - this boy can play And the crowd was right behind the Danish International, and the Newcastle faithful at the game gave him a standing ovation, when he was replaced near the end by [.

Kinnear - I Woke Up At 5:30 am Feeling Unwell

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Joe Kinnear has described to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today what happened last Saturday, once he woke up at 5:30 am on a day that was always going to be crucial for the club. Ryan Taylor and Joe Kinnear last week Joe told the Evening Chronicle from the Good Hope Hospital today: "I woke up on Saturday morning [.

Oba Martins Ready For Everton Game

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One other absentee at the Hawthorns was Nigerian striker Oba Martins, who was desperate to make his comeback having been sidelined since the 3-0 win at Portsmouth in December. Oba Martins - back for Everton game. Martins had a hernia operation on January 12th in Munich, Germany performed by renowned lady surgeon Dr Ulrike Muschaweck.

NUSC Protest Before Everton Game A Bad Idea

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We still hear the NUSC (Newcastle United Supporters Club) are planning to protest, before our next home game against Everton, on Sunday, February 22nd. But our question has to be - why? When we are at least starting to get some stability back at the club, and we have even won a game again, and a huge [.

Kinnear Should Relax And Smell The Roses - For A Week

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It's very nice, and a big change, to be able to bask in the warmth of a terrific win on Saturday. Joe Kinnear - should take at least a week off This was our first in 9 games, which is a terrible record, brought on in large measure by all the injuries we have sustained over the [...]

Butt - Newcastle Has Foundations To Be Big Club Again

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Newcastle captain Nicky Butt played a big part in the win on Saturday, and in the last two games has linked up extremely well with battling Kevin Nolan, who looks a great buy for the club. Nicky Butt - one of the leaders at Newcastle United And Nicky is right when he says today to his Newcastle [...

Newcastle Just 7 Points From 7th Place

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In this crazy Premier League season, there are still only 9 points separating the bottom 11 clubs in the league. Nolan - could make big difference to Newcastle this season So lots of clubs this season are threatened by relegation, including Newcastle. But on the other hand a good run-in to the league from Newcastle through the end [.

Kinnear Ready To Be Released From Hospital Today

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Joe Kinnear will in all likelihood be released from hospital today, and make his way back up to Newcastle with his wife Bonnie. Joe Kinnear - should be released today We'll have to wait and see what the prognosis is on Joe from the doctors, and in particular how long he will need to recuperate, but it [.

Butt - We Were Focused On Massive Task On Saturday

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Captain Nicky Butt enjoyed another good day at the office on Saturday, and worked well to completely control midfield against WBA, alongside Kevin Nolan, that formed the basis of the vital win for the Magpies. Nicky Butt - completely controlled midfield on Saturday Saturday was also the first double we've achieved this year, and the first double [.

Top Young Guns In Action Tonight For Newcastle Reserves

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Newcastle United Reserves will be in action tonight at St. James' Park against Wigan Athletic. Nile Ranger - likely starter tonight against Wigan The Newcastle Reserves side in the last 18 months has been made up of some of our most promising youngsters, and the average age of the side is often around just 19.

Kinnear Back To Training Soon - What’s All The Fuss About?

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Good news today from Newcastle United assistant manager Chris Hughton, who did so well yesterday in the absence of Joe Kinnear, when the lads got the job done and deserved all 3 points against WBA. Joe Kinnear - anxious to get back to do this Chris said that Joe Kinnear is already planning when he might return [.

Newcastle Need Contingency Plans To Replace Joe Kinnear

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With Joe Kinnear being taken ill yesterday with what looks like problems with his heart again, look for all kinds of news, true or otherwise, about who could take over as manager of Newcastle from Joe Kinnear. Steve Bruce - is local lad favorite in case Joe retires? We have no idea if Joe will want to [.

Newcastle Offered Given £15M Contract to Stay On Tyneside

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The Sunday Mirror is reporting this morning that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley personally intervened in the final week of the transfer window, to offer Shay Given a new six year contract to remain at Newcastle United. Steve Harper - will not let Newcastle United down That contract was worth £50K/week, or about £2.

Kinnear Had Symptoms Of Pending Heart Attack

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As we now know Joe Kinnear was taken to hospital before yesterday's Newcastle game at WBA, and from what we are being told in the press today, it looks like the symptoms were those that usually precede a heart attack. Joe Kinnear - pins and needles down left arm The Newcastle manager, who is 62 and had [.

Peter Lovenkrands So Happy At Newcastle

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It looks like Peter Lovenkrands is more than happy at Newcastle United, and it also appears that the player and his wife have settled quickly in the North East. Lovenkrands scores Newcastle second goal yesterday - yes!!!! And, with the family home just a couple of hours north in Glasgow, the 29-year-old has quickly adapted to Newcastle [.

Andy Carroll Contract Talks Not Going Well

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The Sunday Sun is reporting this morning that contract talks with Andy Carroll have broken down. Andy Carroll - contract talks with 20 year old broke down last week Andy, who was born in Gateshead and has come through the Newcastle Academy ranks is said to be prepared to to move on at the end of the [.

WBA 2 Newcastle 3 - Video Highlights

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WBA 2 Newcastle 3 - Video Highlights

New Boys Have Huge Impact On Newcastle Performance

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Joe Kinnear and Chris Hughton will take a lot of positives out of the win this afternoon at The Hawthorns. Peter Lovenkrands - looked class today - should keep his place And the three new lads all had a good part to play in the victor, and that's probably the best news this afternoon. Butt and Nolan dominated [.

Fantastic Get Well Soon Message Sent To Joe Kinnear

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We hope Joe Kinnear is doing well in hospital after the Newcastle players today sent him a fantastic get well soon message from The Hawthorns, and the lads showed great spirit in getting the vital win. Joe Kinnear - great message sent by his players today Here's some reflections on the game today: This was a game in [.

Official: Positive Update On Joe Kinnear’s Condition

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The Newcastle United Football Club has issued an update on the condition of manager Joe Kinnear tonight. Smiling Joe Kinnear - no wonder that's Ryan Taylor he's with    NUFC Statement - Update On Joe Kinnear: ================= JOE Kinnear was admitted to hospital on Saturday morning after complaining of high blood pressure.

FT: WBA 2 Newcastle 3: Magpies Get Deserved Win

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After a thrilling game this afternoon, the Blaydon Races rang out at The Hawthorns today, as Newcastle United secured the exact result they needed, with a 3-2 win over WBA,  to pull themselves a little clear of the relegation zone. And with Sunderland beating Stoke 2-0, and Bolton, Blackburn and Middlebrough all losing today and Hull [.

HT: WBA 1 Newcastle 3: Lovenkrands Scores!

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It looks like the lads are trying their best to give their sick manager, Joe Kinnear a lift, as they are 3-1 up at the Hawthorns at half time with the new boys playing a big part in today's game. The game started off at a quick pace and a great start for the Magpies. It's just [...]

Lovenkrands, Ryan Taylor Both Start - Martins Out

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New signings Peter Lovenkrands and Ryan Taylor are handed their full debuts for a purple-stripped Newcastle United at The Hawthorns this afternoon. Ryan Taylor, signed last Monday from Wigan, will start on the right side of midfield while Danish striker Lovenkrands lines up alongside Shola Ameobi in attack.

Ryan Taylor Proud To Pull On A Newcastle Shirt

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News today in the Chronicle that Coloccini may miss the game at WBA today, and if that happens it could mean positional moves for our two Tayls. Ryan Taylor - I'll play anywhere for Newcastle United If Fabricio misses his first game of the season, Joe will probably switch Steven Taylor to center-back and bring in [.

Joe Kinnear In Hospital - Misses Newcastle Game

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Bad news has just been issued by the Newcastle United site regarding manager Joe Kinnear. Joe Kinnear - feeling unwell - in hospital Joe  Kinnear is in hospital and will now miss Newcastle United's away game at West Brom today. A club statement said that Kinnear was "unwell" going into Newcastle's crucial clash this afternoon wuth the [.

Kinnear Tells Players Not To Hold Back Against WBA

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Joe Kinnear, before he wa taken top hospital after feeling unwell, has told his players on a number of yellow cards, not to hold back in today's gam,e agauinst bottom of the league WBA. Joe Kinnear - don't hold back Steven Taylor has 4 yellow cards, and Fabricio Coloccini has three yellow cards, although he is said [.

Newcastle May Go After Hyypia Again In Summer

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Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia has come out and verified that both Sunderland and Newcastle were after his services in January. Sami Hyypia - Liverpool contract ends in the summer Joe  Kinnear has said that Newcastle failed with a late bid to bring Hyypia to Newcastle, on the last day of the transfer window last Monday.

Carroll Out With Ankle Injury - Martins Key Today

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The Newcastle Journal is reporting this morning that young Andy Carroll is out of today's game with an ankle injury, he picked up in the second half against Sunderland last Sunday. Andy Carroll - misses game this afternoon with ankle injury So it looks like Oba will start alongside local lad Shola Ameobi, who we hope is [.

WBA Have Won 3 Of Their Last 4 Home League Games

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Joe Kinnear has again come out today and said that injuries have killed the Newcastle side this season. Joe Kinnear - injuries have killed us this season And it turns out that in their last 4 home league games they have won 3, only losing to Manchester United by a 5-0 hammering, 11 days ago, which was [.

Newcastle Move Has Given Ryan Taylor A New Beginning

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Newcastle fans can be excused for thinking the lure of their club, Newcastle United, over the last few years, has been more than a little tarnished. Ryan Taylor - a new beginning at Newcastle But maybe it's not as bad as we thought, although it's hardly good, with this season probably being the worst in terms of [.

Win The Game Tomorrow For Our Magnificent Fans - Kinnear

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Kinnear has put out the war cry today to his players, to win the game tomorrow at WBA, for Newcastle's truly magnificent fans. Joe Kinnear - do it for the fans tomorrow The Dublin-born Irishman told The Newcastle Chronicle earlier today: "People start becoming optimistic again when you win," "Our fans were fantastic against Sunderland, and they are [.

Andy Carroll Still Doubtful For WBA Game

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It appears that Andy Carroll is still doubtful with an ankle injury for tomorrow's game at WBA, but if Andy cannot make it, we would expect Joe to start Shola Ameobi, assuming he's a lot fitter than he looked in last Sunday's game. 20 year-old Andy Carroll - doubt for tomorrow's game We don't think either [.

Ryan Taylor Already Looking For His First Newcastle Goal

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24-year-old Liverpudlian Ryan Taylor will bring a lot to the Newcastle club, with his free kicks and long throw-ins, being just two of his specialities. Ryan Taylor - can he score for Newcastle tomorrow? We got a great deal for Ryan, with N'Zogbia going the other way to Wigan and Newcastle getting an additional £6M in the [.

Oba Martins All Set To Start At WBA

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Good news, aklthough something we were expecting is that Nigeria international Obafemi Martins has recovered full from his groin operation and Joe Kinnear says there is a definite possibility that Oba will start tomorrow. Oba Martins - so glad he's back The striker has been missed by the Tyneside club, and he's been out for eight weeks [.

Newcastle’s Experience And Quality Is Frightening - Ryan

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Ryan Taylor has trained all week with the Newcastle squad, which also has had Martins, Viduka and Smith back after injury, and it appears Ryan has been suitably impressed with the quality of Newcastle's squad. The Two Tayls - Steven And Ryan in training this week The 24-year-old Liverpool-born lad thinks the club's league position is in [.

The Newcastle United Blog - Site Update

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We have one or two points to update our readers on, for the Newcastle United Blog. The registration system seems to be working well so at least we have single user IDs with passwords. We have had over 1200 readers register on the site in the last month. We've finally put out what looks to be [..

WBA vs Newcastle - Match Preview

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Tomorrow's game at the Hawthorns should see a stronger Newcastle side, both on the field and on the bench, for some time. Joe has new players Kevin Nolan, Ryan Taylor and Peter Lovenkrands to choose from and in addition we are told returning from injury are Oba Martins, Alan Smith and Mark Viduka, and Joe says [.

Newcastle Did Well To Get Trouble-Maker N’Zogbia Out

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Charles N'zogbia took another dig at Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear yesterday, and it's good we are rid of this little French trouble-maker. Joe Kinnear - not the first manager bemused by Frenchman We don't like players who talk about bad things once they leave the club - Shay Given excepted - which was a special case.

Three New Lads Are Definitely Not Shy - Kinnear

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There was some encouraging news on the Newcastle web-site from manager Joe Kinnear yesterday, and Newcastle fans are looking for any and all good news they can get right now. Kevin Nolan - this lad is not shy - what a shock! Joe admitted he had been delighted at the pace with which his three January signings [.

Ashley Must Communicate Before More Players Want To Leave

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While only two players wanted to leave Newcastle in January, and really only one we didn't want to lose, Mike Ashley has his work cut out before the end of this season to ensure more players don't jump ship in the summer. Ashley - must communicate, communicate and communicate some more Shay Given revealed that the first [.

Platini At Odds With English Premier League Clubs Again

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Michel Platini seems to be at odds again with the English Premier League, by wanting to limit the power of  England's big-spending clubs, by introducing some financial regulations for European competitions. Michel Platini - trying to curb Premier league clubs The UEFA president used Manchester City's recent £100M attempt to sign Kaka from AC Milan as an [.

Kevin Nolan For Newcastle Captain Next Season?

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Everybody who saw the game last Sunday against Sunderland could see first hand, the leadership abilities displayed by our new boy, Kevin Nolan. Kevin Nolan - captain next season? And we wouldn't be at all surprised, after Michael Owen leaves the club in the summer, if Kevin becomes an almost automatic choice for captain of the club.

Martins, Smith And Viduka In Newcastle Squad For Saturday

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Some good news is that Joe Kinnear will have 5 new players to choose from, that he didn't have available a short 8 days ago. Oba Martins - to start up front with Andy Carroll? New signings Ryan Taylor and Kevin Nolan will be available  of course, and Oba Martins, Alan Smith and Mark Viduka have all [.

Kinnear To Concentrate 100% On Newcastle Survival

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Joe Kinnear has said today that he is not even thinking about signing a new contract to manage the Tyneside club past this summer. Joe Kinnear - concentrating 100% on keeping Newcastle in Premier League Joe wants to fully concentrate on trying to keep Newcastle in the Premier League this season. and if he can do [.

Five Newcastle First-Teamers For Just £10M

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In the last two transfer windows, while we haven't seen enough players come through the door, we can at least point to some very good buys the club has made. Sebastien Bassong - what a signing for about £1.5M We say that because here are some players we've signed in the last two windows with their estimated [.

Gutierrez Suspended At WBA Because Of 5 Yellow Cards

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Bad news today that Jonas Gutierrez, who worked his socks off against Sunderland on Sunday, and bravely ran at the Wearsider's defense all afternoon, will miss Saturday's game because he received his 5th yellow card on Sunday. Jonas Gutierrez - misses game on Saturday And the Argentine admits he will be frustrated on Saturday with [.

Kinnear Half-Time Talk Gets Best Out Of Enrique

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It will be interesting to see where Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear plays new signing Ryan Taylor on Saturday, since it's almost certain he will start that game. Jose Enrique - with famous Tyne Bridge in background It seems like the player most under threat from Ryan is left-back Jose Enrique. Joe Kinnear felt that Enrique wasn't in the [.

NUSC To Protest Before Everton Game

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Apparently there is a rally at the Monument in Newcastle being planned before our next home game, against Everton on 22nd February, by the Newcastle United Supporters Club (NUSC), who still want Mike Ashley out of the club. We know very well the NUSC has the good of the club at heart, but is this really [.

Shay Given Thanks Newcastle’s Phenomenal Fans

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Shay Given has spoken out today both about the phenomenal Newcastle fans and the current hierarchy at the club. Shay Given thanks Newcastle fans The 32-year-old said that Newcastle's devastating 5-1 home defeat to Liverpool on December 28th was the last straw, and after that he had his lawyer go public on his desire to leave Newcastle [.

Newcastle Out Of FA Youth Cup - But What A Comeback!

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We'll have to wait at least another year before we can win the FA Youth Cup again as the bairns were beaten 4-2 at holders Manchester City (at Eastlands) last night. Haris Vuckic - played for Newcastle Under-18s against City However, Richard Money's side gave a good account of themselves in the end and Manchester's 4th goal [.

Mike Ashley To Spend 3 Days A Week In Newcastle

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Mike Ashley has finally said that he will spend more time on Tyneside, running Newcastle United. Mike Ashley - let's hope he's smiling like this at end of season The Newcastle Journal is reporting that Ashley has told manager Joe Kinnear that he intends to be more visible at the club's training ground from now on – [.

Kevin Nolan Looking At Europe Qualification Next Season

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Kevin Nolan is more than just a good player Newcastle have acquired, because he's also a very positive person and has tremendous leadership skills, as everybody could see clearly in his very first game for the Magpies last Sunday. Kevin Nolan - It even seemed appropriate that a player like Kevin should make his debut in a [.

Steve All Set To Step Into Shay’s Boots At Newcastle

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Joe Kinnear today has given a big vote of confidence to Newcastle's new No 1 goalkeeper,  Easington born and bred local lad, Steve Harper. Steve Harper - will get lots of support from Newcastle fans Steve is the longest serving Newcastle player on the books, having been signed as an 18 year-old way back in 1993 by [.

Viduka Can Still Do Job For Newcastle This Season

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Mark Viduka was signed as a free agent by Sam Allardyce in July of 2007, but since then Mark has been stricken with injuries, and has made exactly 22 starts for the Newcastle club in the last 19 months. Mark Viduka - anxious to get more goals But it seems like Mark, who still harbors an International [.

Jonas Has Taken To Tyneside Liek A Fish To Water

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Jonas Gutierrez was signed for almost nothing last summer from Real Mallorca and has taken to Newcastle like a fish to water. Jonas Gutierrez - one of our two Argentine Geordies Our Argentine Geordie is already popular with Newcastle fans, because of his vibrant personality, and the fact that he works like Trojan in every game he [.

Kinnear Glad To Have Butt Around For Next Season

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Nicky Butt finally signed a one year extension at Newcastle United, which will keep him at the club until at least the summer of 2010. Nicky Butt - wants to finish his career on Tyneside Nicky Butt has just turned 34 last month, but he shows little sign that his legs are going, and with Kevin Nolan [.

Daily Mail Keeps Reporting Ridiculous Stories On Newcastle

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The Daily Mail put out a ridiculous story yesterday that Mike Ashley would get rid of Dennis Wise, and then try to facilitate a change in management by bringing in local Newcastle lads Alan Shearer or Steve Bruce to manage the club in the summer. Daily Mail - Mike Ashley to sack Dennis - then Newcastle [.

Big Game Tonight For Newcastle United’s Young Guns

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The Newcastle United Under-18 side play holders Manchester City tonight away in the 5th round of the FA Youth Cup. Richard Money - Man City are the role models for Newcastle Academy Manchester City are probably the best youth team in the land right now, so it will be a good test of our boys, not only [.

Michael Owen To Miss Just Two More Newcastle Games

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Joe Kinnear is hoping that the relatively good news that Michael Owen will be back playing within a month, will help Newcastle to score those goals, and move up the Premier League table. Michael Owen - could miss only two more games There's quite a few Newcastle fans think that if either Martins or Owen were in [.

Joe Kinnear Puts His Faith In Alan Smith

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Joe Kinnear is very happy to see Alan Smith back in the groove and itching for a first team spot, after being out with an Achilles injury since August. Alan Smith - should be in the squad on Saturday at WBA Alan is one of the players who has not been available to Joe since he took [...]

Miguel Veloso Frustrated At Not Moving In January

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Newcastle United made a strong bid to get Sporting Lisbon's Portuguese International midfielder Miguel Veloso to the Tyneside club yesterday, but as at Man City with Michael Johnson, his club turned down Newcastle's offer. Miguel Veloso - said to be frustrated at Sporting Lisbon's decision However, maybe the good news is that the blocking of his transfer [.

Steven Taylor Rightly Slams Charles N’Babyface

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Charles N'Zogbia signed for Wigan on deadline day, to the huge relief of Newcastle fans, because that meant Ryan Taylor was coming the other way, and most fans were glad to see the back of babyface. Most Newcastle  fans glad to see the back of this French baby N'Zobgia left Tyneside after presumably falling out with Joe [.

Taylor So Sorry To See Shay Leave - Like The Rest Of Us

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Most fans are more than glad to see the back of Charles N'Zogbia, but it was a very different story with the great Shay Given leaving Toon. Steven Taylor - sad to see Shay leave Steven talked about Shay Given leaving Newcastle today in the Evening Chronicle: "Shay served the club very well." "And he was a fantastic [.

Fabio Zamblera Sent Out On Loan To Sampdoria

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There is news today on uefa.com today thatFabio Zamblera, Newcastle United 18 year-old striker is off on loan to Italian Club Sampdoria. Fabio Zamblera - sent on loan to Sampdoria The news that's on the web site is that UEFA Cup hopefuls UC Sampdoria have bolstered their squad with the double signing of teenager Fabio Zamblera and [.

Nerwcastle Bid For Sunderland’s Richardson Yesterday

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One of the pleasing things in this transfer window is at least the players Newcastle are going after are good players, who would improve the Newcastle squad. Kieran Richardson - very cheeky bid from Newcastle And one of the players Newcastle went after yesterday is Kieran Richardson of Sunderland, who has always been a good player.

Newcastle Under-18s Face Mighty Man City Tomorrow Night

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The impressive Newcastle United Under-18 side travel to holders Manchester City tomorrow night (kick-off 7pm) in the very prestigious FA Youth Cup, to try to get into the quarter finals. Richard Money - very tough tie for the bairns Newcastle have so far beaten Oldham Athletic and Queens Park Rangers on their way to the Fifth Round, [.

Viduka and Oba Back Saturday - Joe Rates Smith Highly

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Most Newcastle fans were disappointed we couldn't bring in more new players during the January transfer window, but there's good news today in that strikers Oba Martins and Mark Viduka will be fit for the vital relegation clash at WBA this Saturday. Martins and Viduka both back for Saturday Kinnear will also welcome back Alan Smith, yet [.

Kinnear Delighted With Getting Nolan And Taylor

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Despite his obvious frustrations on the final day of the transfer market, Joe Kinnear is delighted to have captured Kevin Nolan and Ryan Taylor, who are both proven experienced players in the Premier League,  and two terrific acquisitions for the Newcastle club. Kevin Nolan - big big signing and personality for Newcastle United Joe talked to the [.

Nicky Butt Signs One Year Contract At Newcastle

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Newcastle United central midfielder Nicky Butt has signed a one-year contract extension which will keep him at the Newcastle club until the end of next season. Nicky Butt - signed a one year deal extension today The 34-year-old signed for Newcastle United while Bobby Robson was still manager, in the summer of 2004, and has gone on [.

Newcastle Fail Miserably Once Again In Transfer Market

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Newcastle United once again promised much and delivered little on the final day of the January transfer window, which was very like last September 1st, the last day of the summer transfer window, and this is more disappointment for Newcastle fans. Joe Kinnear - must be annoyed at Newcastle's failures in transfer market There was [.

Newcastle Board Have Some Explaining To Do

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Newcastle fans will have some questions today on exactly what went wrong yesterday, and why weren't more players signed during the transfer window. Here are some of the more obvious questions the Board need to answer today, but don't hold your breath: Why wait again until the last minutes, when we knew from last time that deals [.

Joe Kinnear Disappointed During Frustrating Tough Day

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Joe Kinnear was like many Newcastle fans yesterday, as he expressed disappointment at not being able to add any new players in yesterday, on the last day of the transfer window. Joe Kinnear - disappointed yesterday - but we're still better off than January 1st This is what Joe Kinnear told the Newcastle Journal this morning: "I'm [.

Oba Martins Back for Crucial Game At West Brom

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The official Newcastle United site has posted some news that Oba Martins should be fit for the game at WBA on Saturday. Oba - good news - back for the WBA game The Nigerian striker has been out since scoring the second goal, in our only away win so far this season, the 3-0 win at Portsmouth [...]

Kinnear Over The Moon To Get Ryan Through The Door

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Well we have at least one more new player through the door in Ryan Taylor, and we've sold both Shay Given and Charles N'Zogbia, so the club still has money to spend. Two very happy people We'll just have to wait about another hour to see if we've managed to bring in any other players. But [...]

Newcastle Fail In Michael Johnson Bid

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Sky Sports is reporting that Manchester City have rejected an £8M offer from Newcastle for midfielder Michael Johnson. Michael Johnson staying at Eastlands Newcastle had been interested in the 20 year-old for some time and launched a bid this morning for the England Under-21 International. Newcastle had been hopeful of concluding a deal and it was understood that [.

Ryan Taylor Signs For Newcastle - Official

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The Newcastle United club have reported they have completed the signing of Wigan Athletic utility player Ryan Taylor with Charles N'Zogbia heading in the other direction. Ryan Taylor - another terrific signing for Newcastle United The 24-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half year deal at St. James' Park and will wear the No.

FA - Deals Via Emails To Be Accepted Before 5:00pm Today

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England's Premier League clubs have been granted a conditional extension to the transfer window deadline, the Premier League said in a statement on Monday. Three hours before the 5:00 pm deadline today, the Premier League said that in view of the extreme weather conditions disrupting travel, the board would grant extensions to clubs sending an email [.

Gutierrez Told How Important It Was To Beat Sunderland

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Gutierrez picked up the Man-of-the-Match award for his efforts in yesterday's derby game, and is currently second to Sebastien Bassong, in our Man of the Match voting. You can still lodge your vote on our home page . Jonas Gutierrez - surprised at Sunderland strong-arm tactics Jonas talked about the yesterday's game today: "It happened a few times, [.

FA May Extend Loan Period Beyond 5:00 PM

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There are reports coming in from Sky Sports and other sports news organizations, that the Premier League are negotiating with the FA and FIFA to extend the transfer deadline from 5:00 pm this evening. This has probably come about because there are a number of clubs trying  to do several deals, which is difficult after [.

N’Zogbia Moves To Wigan For £6M Plus Ryan Taylor

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The Daily Mail is reporting that England Under-21 international Ryan Taylor has joined Newcastle United, in a deal which sees Charles N'Zogbia move to Wigan Athletic, and Newcastle also get an additional £6M. Ryan Taylor - Newcastle get him plus £6M for Zog We don't know if this story by the Mail is true, but if it [.

Kinnear Upbeat After Yesterday’s Gutsy Performance

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We had commented yesterday about how terrible Joe Kinnear looked at yesterday's game, but he seems really upbeat this morning, and was pleased with the the lads' performance yesterday, but still thought Newcastle deserved all 3 points - well that's a surprise.  Chris Hughton and Joe Kinnear together Joe talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle [.

Enrique Explains Jonas Gutierrez Partnership

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The fact that Joe Kinnear has played Gutierrez on the left wing, and Duff on the right has left Newcastle fans a little baffled, since it's not their preferred sides Jose Enrique - communicates well with Jonas Gutierrez And today our left-back Jose Enrique has explained why that's the case: "It worked well against Sunderland for myself and [.

Reports Newcastle Still Pursuing Coventry’s Daniel Fox

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We have been rumored to be after Coventry City's 22 year old left-back all during January, so it's not surprising there are a number of reports today saying we are about to sign the lad. Daniel Fox - played for Richard Money at Walsall Former Walsall left-back Daniel Fox could be moving to St James Park in [.

Newcastle Back In For Michael Johnson

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Sky Sports is reporting this morning that Newcastle United have firmed up their interest in Manchester City's Michael Johnson by lodging a bid for the 20 year-old midfielder. Michael Johnson - Newcastle after him - and he wants to come Joe Kinnear and Mike Ashley are said to be big fans of the gifted Eastlands youngster, who [.

Joe Kinnear Taking Firm Control Of Newcastle Transfers

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It seems that Joe Kinnear is not all that happy with the way the transfers have been handled at Newcastle United in January, and has decided to take a hands-on approach. Joe Kinnear - getting fully involved in the transfers After the Sunderland match yesterday Kinnear spoke of getting league points on the board as quickly as [.

Ameobi Not Fully Fit Yesterday And It Showed

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Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear has confirmed that Shola Ameobi was forced into action yesterday, after not really passing a fitness test yesterday morning. Shola - not 100%  fit yesterday Shola looked at least a yard off the pace yesterday, but scored the crucial penalty equalizer, in the draw with local rivals Sunderland.

Charles N’Zogbia Is A Big Baby - Kinnear

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Joe Kinnear has come out and called a spade a spade. Charles N'Zogbia - a big baby - but we already knew that Joe talked about N'Zogbia yesterday and said he had told him to his face he was a big baby: "I just think Charles needs to grow up. He's a big baby — and I've told [...]

Overall Kevin Nolan Delighted With His Newcastle Debut

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Kevin Nolan seems to have enjoyed his first game for Newcastle, and there's no doubt in our minds this lad is a born leader, and just what we need right now. Kevin Nolan - first to congratulate Shola on his great penalty Nolan talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning: "In the first 15, 20 minutes, the fans [.

Newcastle Race Against Time To Sign Miguel Veloso

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There is significant and persistent news this morning that Joe Kinnear, manager of Newcastle United is racing against time to sign 22 year-old Miguel Veloso from Sporting Lisbon, for a fee close to £11M. Miguel Veloso - Newcastle target today? That's the good news, the bad news is the main report comes from The Sun.

Newcastle Still Pursuing Former Liverpool Player Luis Garcia

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One thing we have to realize today is there will be many reports saying Newcastle are after lots of different players. Luis Garcia - Newcastle target today from Atletico Madrid And we know Joe is trying to bring in as many players as he can, with a realistic target being another two, in addition to Lovenkrands, Nolan [.

Kinnear Wants 4 Players Through The Door Today

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We had wondered last night if Joe Kinnear wanted to complete four incoming deals for Newcastle or that number of deals included Given and Zog leaving Newcastle. N'Zogbia - his move to Wigan will determine if Taylor comes the other way  But in a new interview with the Newcastle Journal this morning it looks like Joe [.

Kinner Fails With Hyypia But Wants Four New Signings

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The transfer news is starting to roll in again, and hints this morning have been confirmed that Joe Kinnear has failed in his bid to sign Finnish international Sami Hyypia from Liverpool - because Liverpool will not let him go. Sami Hyypia - out of contract this summer Hyypia is out of contract at Liverpool in the [.

Kinnear Very Pleased With His Players’ Character Today

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Newcastle United manager Joe Kinnear has spoken of his delight at his player's attitude in the game this afternoon against local rivals, Sunderland. Joe Kinnear - will be able to get some sleep after 5:00 pm tomorrow And he has every right to be proud of his players - they fought like crazy throughout the second half, [.

It’s Official - Shay Given Gone To Eastlands

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Sky Sports has announced that Newcastle United's number one goalkeeper for the last 12 seasons, Shay Given, has joined Manchester City on a four and a half year deal. Shay Given - signs four and a half year deal at Eastlands Given is Manchester City's fourth new signing of the January transfer window, and although no details [.

Joe Says No Deals Struck Yet For Given And N’Zogbia

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Joe Kinenar has surprisingly admitted today that both the Given and N'Zogbia transfers are not as certain as they may seem, since the club have not acceptable bids for the players from Manchester City or Wigan Athletic respectively. Joe Kinnear - looked terrible today Once again we cannot take these reports about a deal being reached for [.

Bassong And Carrol Outstanding For Magpies Today

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We thought the best two players for Newcastle today were Sebastien Bassong and Andy Carroll, and both give heroic displays for Newcastle this afternoon. Seb Bassong - tremendous display at the back for Newcastle today We thought Gutierrez did very well too, as he constantly ran at the Sunderland rearguard, but he was unable to set up [.

FT: Newcastle 1 Sunderland 1 - Magpies Fight back

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The good news is that Newcastle avoided getting beaten by Sunderland twice in the league this season for the first time in 40 years, and the bad news is that Newcastle were the better side in the second half, and equalized when Shola Ameobi expertly shot home a penalty for his 50th Newcastle goal, and [.

HT: Newcastle 0 Sunderland 1 - Magpies Falter

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Newcastle are 1-0 down at the interval after Sunderland's Cisse got the all important first goal, when he beat a poor offside trap by Newcastle, and although Steve Harper blocked his first shot, the rebound was put into the net by the French striker without much trouble. Before the game kicked off  it was interesting to [.

Nolan, Ameobi and Gutierrez Start For Newcastle

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Shola Ameboi is fit and makes a surprise return to the Newcastle United team for this afternoon's Tyne-Wear derby clash at St.James' Park. The 27-year-old has been sidelined with an ankle injury since the 2-1 win over Spurs in December but will partner Andy Carroll in attack against Sunderland. So we have two local lads, who have [.

Kinnear Now Has £18M Burning A Hole In His Pocket

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The news today that Manchester City will sign Shay Given for £8M, will give Newcastle some much needed cash to further strengthen their squad before tomorrow afternoon at 5:00 pm, so let's hope we don't blow this opportunity. Ryan Taylor - already on his way for £1.5M - £2M And there is every likelihood that Charles N'Zogbia [.

Most Turmoil Ever For Newcastle Manager Joe Kinnear

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Joe Kinnear has talked today to the local Sunday Sun and has admitted this is the most turmoil he's ever had to deal with in his football management career, Well Joe did want the challenge that is Newcastle United. Joe Kinnear - most turmoil he's ever had to deal with Joe talked to [...]

Harper Pleased To Stay At Newcastle - Good!

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Steve Harper has just signed a renewed contract at Newcastle United, and for the first time he could be Newcastle's number one goalkeeper, finally emerging from  the shadow of Shay Given, whose move to Manchester City is now looking like a firm maybe. Top goalkeeper Steve Harper - flattered by Spurs interest Steve says he was quite [.

Newcastle Agree £8M Fee For Given With Manchester City

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Sky Sports is reporting today that Shay Given is having his medical right now after Manchester City presumably finally agreed a fee with Newcastle for the player. Shay Given - finally on his way Sky Sports sources have confirmed Shay Given is having a medical at Manchester City, after the Eastlands club finally thrashed out a fee [.

Peter Lovenkrands Looking For A Goal Today

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Peter Lovenkrands is no stranger to the atmosphere of a derby day, as he's been in Glasgow's famous clashes between Rangers and Celtic. during his time with Rangers. Peter Lovenkrands will be looking for goal today Peter is desperate today to be on the winning side with Newcastle United, in the Tyne-Wear showdown with Sunderland at St.

Coloccini Surprised By Relegation - But Will Fight On

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Fabricio Coloccini was signed by Newcastle essentially without any input from then manager Kevin Keegan. Fabricio Coloccini - surprised by Newcastle league position And while Fabricio had a good start to the season for Newcastle, he has suffered a loss in form, like many Newcastle players, due in large part to the side being completely decimated by [.

Kinnear Taking It On The Chin Every Day From Everybody

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With so much obviously wrong at Newcastle United right now, Joe Kinnear, who hardly is responsible for the problems we have at the club, is taking criticism from almost everybody, in the absence of any support for the Newcastle Board. Joe Kinnear - taking it on the chin every day from  .....  everybody The Newcastle Board and [.

Kinnear Fighting Against 40 Years Of History Today

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Joe Kinnear is trying to correct all the problems he inherited since joining the club 10 years ago - or was it only last September?   Joe Kinnear - does this every day - pray! The significant piece of history Joe has to wrestle with today is that no Newcastle manager [...]