Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2009

Steve Harper Massive Player For Newcastle - Hughton

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There were reports yesterday that Newcastle are interested in Celtic and Poland goalkeeper Artur Boruc, and the fee was quoted at £4m. Steve Harper - very safe and reliable goalkeeper  But why Newcastle would be interested in signing Boruc, when we have a good goalkeeper in local lad Steve Harper, is beyond us.

Danny Guthrie Outstanding For Reserves In Red Devils Draw

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 In a corker of a game at St. James#8217; Park tonight, young Danny Guthrie was in outstanding form against Manchester United. Danny Guthrie - outsanding display and fabulous goal  And Danny showed he is back with a stunning late strike but was when it looked like Newcastle would take all 3 points, Italian striker Federico Macheda completed [.

What’s Happening At Newcastle Now Will Never Happen Again

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Joe Kinnear will have a series of important tests next Monday, and it appears the Newcastle manager is recoveriong nicely, and has talked to the Evening Chronicle today. Joe Kinnear with Colin Calderwood in background Doesn#8217;t Colin resemble Mark Viduka  Kinnear told the Evening Chronicle today: "I'm just desperate to be back and do what I can for Newcastle.

Owen Must Get Fit For Newcastle Before Any England Recall

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England manager Fabio Capello had some strikers get injured in England#8217;s easy 4-0 win over Slovakia on Saturday, but still no call-up for Newcastle Michael Owen.  Michael Owen - not physically fit or match fit - yet  Carlton Cole was ruled out on Saturday with a thigh injury, and Capello has already drafted in Darren Bent of Spurs, [.

Geremi And Martins Both Play Saturday - And No Injuries

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The Internationals will be in full motion this week, and there was some that took place last Saturday, so let#8217;s hope we don#8217;t have any more Newcastle players return injured to St. James#8217; Park, like Damien Duff did late last week. Jonas Gutiierrez - played 90 minutes in Argentina 4-0 win over Venezuela And it seems like [.

Director Of Football Vacancy At Newcastle This Summer

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The Sunday Sun revealed again yesterday that they believe Dennis Wise will relinquish his role, as Director Of Football at Newcastle, in the summer. Les Ferdinand - would he be interested in Director Of Football? Â Â That will come as good news to Newcastle fans,. who have just never taken to the former Chelsea captain, and some still [.

Mike Ashley Likely To Give Sky Sports Interview

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Newcastle United could be in big trouble in the summer with a fair percentage of their season ticket holders not willing to sign up for another season of this rubbish. Mike Ashley - will likely give Sky TV interview Even if Newcastle stay in the Premier league, there are a number of Newcastle fans who have just [.

Newcastle Hoping For A Fit Bassong For Chelsea

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Newcastle are still sweating on the fitness of 22 year-old French youngster Sebastien Bassong, who has turned out to be Newcastle#8217;s best player this season, after being bought as one for the future in the summer. Seb Bassong - one terrific player in the making  Newcastle got Bassong for £500K, according to managing Director, Derek Llambias, and [.

Newcastle United Rubbish Administration Story

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We had hoped this would happen today, after  a single report in a Sunday newspaper yesterday, that Newcastle could go into administration. Derek Llambias - Newcastle into registration news is rubbish   Newcastle Managing Director Derek Llambias has rubbished suggestions, made in one Sunday newspaper, The Sunday Express, that Newcastle United are considering going into administration this season, [.

Nicky Butt’s Dad A Very Wise Man

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News this morning that when Nicky Butt was about to leave Newcastle, back in the summer of 2006, his Dad had a talk to him, and told him something worldly-wise. Nicky Butt - inherited his guts from his Dad  Nicky Butt has revealed that it was his Dad who convinced him to stick with Newcastle United, after [.

Newcastle Still Interested in Spurs’ Tom Huddlestone

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Newcastle United intend to sign Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone for £6M in the summer, if the Tyneside club can stay in the Premier league. Tom Huddlestone - £6M summer target for Newcastle? This is a report in today#8217;s News Of The World, and it#8217;s not the first time we have been linked with Huddlestone for a summer [.

Why Do Newcastle Need Artur Boruc?

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There is news today that Newcastle are on the verge of a £4M deal for Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc. Artur Boruc- why would Newcastle want this player?   Presumably the news says that Artur would come to Newcastle in the summer, but why do we need another goalkeeper at Newcastle. Currently Steve Harper is playing well for Newcastle, and [.

Joe Kinnear Could Become Newcastle’s Director Of Football

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If Joe Kinnear is unable to come back and manage Newcastle United, because of ill health news today that Newcastle will offer him the position of Director Of Football. Joe Kinnear - will be offered Senior position at Newcastle Joe Kinnear is still recovering from his triple heart bypass operation and will have an important battery of [.

Report Of Newcastle Pending Adminstration - But No Proof

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First of all let#8217;s remind everybody that this is Sunday, so we are going to get a lot of made-up stories in the papers today, but one very disturbing one is in the Sunday Express this morning. Mike Ashley - Newcastle owner The report is that Mike Ashley may take the Newcastle club into administration, if Newcastle [.

Nicky Butt Furious With Newcastle’s Situation

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Nicky Butt is nothing if not brutally honest, and he also has the reaction to Newcastle dismal position that we#8217;d like to see from a lot more Newcastle players - shame and embarrassment. Nicky Butt - furious at the situation on Tyneside  One of Newcastle#8217;s most experienced players, who came to Newcastle after experiencing so much success [.

Joe Kinnear Is A Natural Leader - Danny Guthrie

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Danny Guthrie is finally back in training and will be in the squad for the Chelsea game, although he may not start that game, unless he#8217;s been playing really well in training. Danny Guthrie - Joe Kinnear a born leader What Newcastle need now through the end of May and the end of the season is solidarity [.

Geremi Still Worried About Newcastle Premier League Plight

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Newcastle United#8217;s Cameroon midfielder, Geremi, could still play a big part in ensuring Newcastle remain in the Premier League this season. Geremi - on International duty with Cameroon Geremi is nothing if not an experienced player, and it has to be the experienced lads at the club we will need to rely on, if we are to [.

Newcastle’s Fantastic Fans So Important To Survival

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Chris Hughton has come out today and asked the Newcastle fans to keep the faith, and support the lads through the end of the season. Chris Hughton - appeal to Newcastle fans    There was some discontent shown by some Newcastle fans during the defeat against Arsenal, and that was no doubt borne out of utter frustration.

Delay In Kinnear Return Could Spell Danger For Newcastle

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A big day for Newcastle United fans and the club itself is a week on Monday, April 6th, let#8217;s make no mistake about that. Joe Kinnear - let#8217;s pray with him for Newcastle survival this season That#8217;s the day that Joe Kinnear will go to his doctors and undergo a battery of tests on his condition, following [.

MFK Kosice Warn Newcastle On Nascimento Fee

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Newcastle have two 16 year-old youngsters on trial this week from Slovakia club MFK Kosice. One is Brazilian youngster Dionatan Nascimento, and the other is Slovakian defender Lubomir Korijkov. Nascimento – full name, Dionatana do Nascimenta Teixeiru – who plays in defense, arrived at the Slovakian club only last summer, from Brazilian club Londrina, MFK Kosice have today [.

Bruce Would Manage Newcastle If Offered The Job Again

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Dave Whelan had said in his out of control tirade recently, that Wigan Manager Steve Bruce would never join Newcastle United, if Mike Ashley was still the owner, but the Wigan Chairman might have to think again about that one. Steve Bruce - would this time accept Newcastle job - if offered  Steve Bruce has done a terrific [.

Newcastle Players Must Take Responsibility On The Pitch

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It#8217;s good today to hear 21 year-old fit again Danny Guthrie speak some truth and take some responsibility for Newcastle#8217;s plight this season. Danny Guthrie - players#8217; responsibility for Newcastle plight Danny Guthrie has today insisted that it#8217;s Newcastle#8217;s players – and not the management or coaching staff –  who must take the responsibility for the club#8217;s [.

Peter Beardsley Joins Newcastle’s Academy Coaching Staff

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Good news today that Newcastle United former great Peter Beardsley has taken up a coaching role at the Newcastle Youth Academy. Peter Beardsley - coach at Newcastle Youth Academy Peter has been working at Newcastle in an ambassadorial and PR role – and has often come out in his support of Mike Ashley, the club owner.

Why Would Newcastle Be Interested In Suazo?

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Newcastle and Atletico Madrid have again been linked with a move for striker David Suazo, but why would Newcastle be interested in the striker? David Suazo - is this player good enough? The Inter Milan forward, who is currently on loan to Benfica in Portugal, is reported to have drawn the attention of both high-profile clubs after [.

Viduka Threatens To Play Again At Newcastle

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News yesterday that Mark Viduka, the 33 year-old Australian, who spends 90% of his time in the injury room these days, is threatening to play again for Newcastle, before his contract expires in the summer. Mark Viduka - recovering from Achilles problems This is not personal with Mark, because we know he#8217;a a good guy, but he#8217;s [.

Ashley May Have No Class, But Neither Does Dave Whelan

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We have to admit to being a little surprised and even disappointed, at Dave Whelan#8217;s almost out-of-control rant against Mike Ashley, in The Sun yesterday. Mike Ashley - he has no class says Whelan - as he shows no class himself We know the two don#8217;t get on, and that is to put it mildly, but for Dave [.

Nile Ranger Pleased With England U-19 International Debut

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Newcastle#8217;s Nile Ranger made his debut for the England Under-19 side earlier this week at Walsall, against the Czech Republic, after the 17 year-old got a late call-up last Saturday, following the withdrawal of Manchester City#8217;s Kieran Trippier. Nile Ranger - almost the hero when he hit the post with 5 minutes to go And at half [.

Newcastle Asking A Lot of Joe Kinnear

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Some news on Joe Kinnear today, as he will ha a battery of  tests a week on Monday, the results of which will  determine if he can return to Newcastle United#8217; training ground that week in preparation for the Stoke City game. Joe Kinnear - could return if results of tests on April 6th go well Managing [.

Damien Duff Strains Hamstring And Misses Chelsea Game

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This is the International break, and while the senior teams have yet to have their first games on Saturday, it has already proved costly to Newcastle. Damien Duff - injures hamstring while training with Ireland  And that#8217;s because we now hear that Damien Duff will miss next week#8217;s match against Chelsea because he has suffered [.

LuaLua On Loan to Doncaster - Is Damien Duff Injured?

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Two bits of rather odd news being reported on two Newcastle players this afternoon. Kazenga LuaLua - on loan to Doncaster for a month First of all Newcastle United#8217;s 18 year old promising winger Kazenga LuaLua, has today joined Doncaster Rovers on a month#8217;s loan spell. This will give the lad some first team experience, but [.

Excellent Press Release From NUSC - They’re On The Right Track

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We are pleased to print a press release from the Newcastle Supporters Club today. We have not always been in favor of some of the things the NUSC has done since they were formed, because some of their events may have caused more upset than anything else, with the Newcastle fan base. But that could now be [.

Newcastle Interested In Swindon’s 21 Year-Old Prolific Striker

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News in the Evening Chronicle today that Newcastle United have had Swindon Town's highly-rated striker, Simon Cox, watched last Tuesday evening. Simon Cox - Newcastle interested in Swindon striker Apparently assistant coach Colin Calderwood is doing quite a bit of scouting for Newcastle since he joined the club this year, and Colin saw Cox score a [.

Oba Martins Over Penalty Miss Disappointment

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It was disappointing when Oba Martins missed the penalty that could  well have put Newcastle on the the road to victory against Arsenal on Saturday, but it was not to be and that#8217;s water under the Tyne Bridge now. Oba Martins - disappointed at missing penalty on Saturday Coach Chris Hughton has spoken to Martins about the [.

For Pete’s Sake Let’s All Stick Together At Newcastle

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Peter Lovenkrands, our 29 year-old Danish striker, who only has a contract through the summer, has today called on everybody at the Newcastle club to stick together during these very difficult times. Peter Lovenkrands - let#8217;s stick together for the sake of the club Peter told Newcastle TV this morning: #8220;We need to stick together behind Chris [.

Dave Whelan’s Amazing Angry Tirade At Mike Ashley

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Newcastle owner Mike Ashley and Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan are hardly the closest of pals, and that fact has been made very clear today by Dave Whelan - that#8217;s for sure. David Whelan - Wigan owner and Chairman gets really personal with Ashley Whelan has come out today and smashed Mike Ashley in what can only [.

Fantastic Geordie Fans Can Help Save Us

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It is obviously good news for Newcastle fans that star Senegal  right-back Habib Beye is now back fit and playing again. Habib Beye - fantastic Geordie fans can save us  Help His appearaqnce showed that Habib seesm to have lost nothing after being out almost 3 months with an ankle injury, and he#8217;s now ready to help Newcastle [.

Nile Ranger Makes Debut For England Under-19 Side

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The England U19 side were held to a 0-0 draw in their final warm-up game ahead of May's Elite Round qualifiers, as Nile Ranger of  Newcastle made his debut, coming on and playing for the final 45 minutes. Nile Ranger - now an England Under-19 International  And with Newcastle#8217;s Andy Carroll having moved up to the England [.

Four Points Needed From Next Two Newcastle Games

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Newcastle fans are still awaiting more news on the condition of Sebastien Bassong, and hope the 22 year-old Frenchman will be available to play alongside Fabricio Coloccini against Chelsea a week come Saturday. Sebastien Bassong challenges Bellamy at Manchester City  Something strange happened yesterday as Newcastle actually got some good news.

Hughton Hoping For Injury-Free International Break

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It is now the International break and as ususal at this time Newcastle will be hoping that their International players do not return to St. James#8217; Park next week injured. Hughton - hoping for no injuries during International games  Newcastle have Damien Duff, Geremi, Jonás Gutiérrez, Obafemi Martins and Andy Carroll all on duty for their countries, [.

Danny Guthrie Fit - Has Viduka Played Last Game For Magpies?

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The two week International break will give an opportunity for some of the Newcastle players to build up their fitness and sharpness, ready for the Chelsea game.  Danny Guthrie - out since January - but back for Chelsea Players like Danny Guthrie, Kevin Nolan and Michael Owen will have the chance of two solid weeks, in training [.

Two Top Youngsters On Tyneside For Trials

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As we reported a couple of days ago Newcastle are interested in Brazilian starlet Dionatan Nascimento. Richard Money - Director of Newcastle Youth Academy And it turns out that the youngster has already arrived on Tyneside for a trial, and will attempt to get a deal at Newcastle United. The 16-year-old central defender will train with the Newcastle [.

3rd Bottom Will Focus The Mind Of Players - Hughton

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Chris Hughton believes there will be a new sense of urgency after the international break, because of Newcastle#8217;s low league position, 3rd bottom right now, but why hasn#8217;t there been urgency over the last several weeks? Chris Hughton - 3rd bottom will focus the mind Chris Hughton said today: "I think that there#8217;s always a different feel when [.

When A Club Is Run Like Newcastle - Relegation Always Possible

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It tickles us to see some reports on how come Newcastle are in the bottom three, when they have such a good squad, but there are obvious reasons why the running of the club this season, could cause any club in the land to be in relegation trouble. Mike Ashley - he cannot run the club any [...]div class="feedflare" a href="http://feeds2.

Bookmaker Expects Newcastle To Be Relegated

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Bookmakers don#8217;t get too many things wrong, otherwise they would not stay in business.  And the bad news this morning for Newcastle fans is that bookmakers seem to have written off the chances of Newcastle staying in the Premier League. William Hill Betting are now offering conservative odds of 1-200 on any one of the three North [.

Habib Beye Just The Player To Turn Things Around At Newcastle

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Many Newcastle fans are happy to see Habib Beye back in the fray, since the team has missed the skills of the Senegalese International, not to mention his vast experiences and leadership, over these last three months. Habib Beye - great to have this player back Chris Hughton is not surprisingly delighted he can cnow all on [.

Steven Taylor Only Has Bruised Angle - Great News!

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The Daily Mail is reporting late this morning that Steven Taylor has given Newcastle a massive boost. Steven  Taylor - only bruising in his ankle Newcastle now have the results of the scan on his damaged ankle that was conducted on Steven yesterday, and Steven was given the all clear late last night, after the scan showed [.

Hughton Insists Newcastle Dressing Room Behind Him 100%

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Following the news yesterday that Newcastle players were hoping that an experienced manager would come in to save Newcastle in their relegation fight, Chris Hughton has come out today and said the players do support him. C hris Hughton with Joe Kinnear earlier this season   It was the gossip paper The Sun that carried the report yesterday [.

Bassong And Taylor Could Be Fit For Chelsea Game

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It doesn#8217;t seem to take long, after a number of players start returning from injury at Newcastle, that some other key players get injured.   Steven Taylor - no ankle ligament damage    And it happened again on Saturday, when two of our best performing players, Sebastien Bassong and Steven Taylor, both had to leave the field with injuries that [.

Bad News - Stoke City Home Form Surprisingly Good

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Sky Sports has come out today and said that Newcastle have no plans to appoint El Tel as interim manager at Newcastle. And we#8217;ve just looked up the home form of Stoke City, who Newcastle meet after the Chelsea game, and it#8217;s surprisingly decent. Chris Hughton - will take positives out of Arsenal defeat But that of [.

Ryan Taylor - Right Back Is Where I Want To Fulfill Ambitions

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Ryan Taylor has said today he is ready to answer Newcastle#8217;s defensive call and play at right back, if he is selected there against Chelsea. Ryan Taylor - wants to play at right back long term Ryan will have a chance to show his worth at Newcastle since both Sebastien Bassong and Steven Taylor are likely to miss the [.

Newcastle Players Have Lost Confidence In Chris Hughton

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The Sun is reporting today that Newcastle players want Terry Venables to come in, and keep the club in the Barclays Premier League. Terry Venables - reports Newcastle players want him at Newcastle  Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood have been in charge of the team since Joe Kinnear suffered his heart problems back on 7th February, but [.

Habib Beye - I Will Do All I Can To Save This Club

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It#8217;s great news that Habib Beye is fit again, but would you believe it, we have lost two other defenders in Steven Taylor and Sebastien Bassong on Saturday, in the defeat against Arsenal. Habib Beye back again - Newcastle missed him The 30-year-old former Marseilles captain was expected to be laid up for four months when he [.

Newcastle Should Play Geremi At Right Back

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Chris Hughton will have to figure out who to play in the back four against a strong Chelsea side, in our next home game, now that Steven Taylor and Sebastien Bassong are likely to be missing. Geremi - could play right back against former club, Chelsea 21 year-old Canadian David Edgar has not played for Newcastle United [.

Newcastle Will Need A Plan “B” For The Summer

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Newcastle have a good chance during the International break of getting more of their players fully fit and ready for the last eight crucial games of what has been a disastrous season for the Tyneside club. Derek Llambias - will need plan in place in case Newcastle are relegated But they will also need to work on [.

Newcastle Still Await Scan Results On Taylor And Bassong

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Newcastle United are still waiting for a prognosis on injured defenders Bassong and Taylor, but it would be surprising if either can make the home game against Chelsea on April 4th. Sebastien Bassong - has hip injury Taylor and Sebastién Bassong were injured and had to leave the field during Saturday's 3-1 home defeat to Arsenal.

Nile Ranger Gets England Under-19 Call-Up

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It will come as no surprise to Geordie fans that Newcastle#8217;s 17 year-old 6#8242;2#8243; striker Nile Ranger has been added to the England Under-19 squad, for their friendly match with the Czech Republic at Walsall, on Wednesday night. Nile Ranger - England Under-19 call-up for Newcastle youngster Nile has had a terrific first season on Tyneside, since [.

Newcastle Fans Barrack Fabricio Coloccini

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Chris Hughton has rightly come out in support of Argentine center-back Fabricio Coloccini, who apparently was barracked by some Newcastle fans on Saturday. Fabricio Colocini - criticism from Newcastle fans Saturday Hughton told the Chronicle: "Colo is part of a team that is trying to do the best they can.

The Longer Relegation Threat Lasts - The Worse Things Will Get

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We know Arsene Wenger has a place is in his heart for Newcastle United  and the fans because, like Sven-Goran Eriksson, he#8217;s often talked about the great support at Newcastle, and the atmosphere generated at St. James' Park. Arsene Wenger - Newcastle can still survive But Arsene is also realistic about the plight Newcastle find themselves in, and it#8217;s [.

Initial Prognosis On Bassong, Taylor Unlikely To Be Good

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The bad news on Saturday was that both of Newcastle#8217;s top young defenders Steven Taylor and Sebastien Bassong were injured during the 3-1 defeat against Arsenal. Taylor - blood and guts display from the local lad again on Saturday   While there is no official news yet from the club as to whether they will be available [.

Newcastle Still Scouting Young Talent Around The World

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Sky Sports is reporting this morning that several English clubs are eyeing young Slovakian starlet Lubomir Korijkov The 16-year-old defender is currently part of the youth set-up at the Slovakian club MFK Kosice. Newcastle signed Haris Vuckic from NK Domžale of Slovenia, the 16 year old attacking midfielder, in January, and have scouts in that part of [.

Nolan - Newcastle Players Up For The Fight

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Kevin Nolan came out yesterday and said he thought Newcastle were 100% certain to stay in the Premier league, and he has again come out today with a rallying call for the Newcastle cause. Kevin Nolan congratulating Shola for scoring penalty against Sunderland   And Nolan seems to believe the Newcastle team has what it takes to achieve [.

Hughton Defends Dropping Owen - That’s A Surprise

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Chris Hughton has defended his decision to drop Newcastle highest paid player, Michael Owen, for Saturday#8217;s game against Arsenal, which we lost 3-1. Michael Owen - dropped for Arsenal game But what did we expect - for Chris to come out and say he had made a big mistake? Not starting Michael could have cost us the goal [.

Danny Guthrie Should Be Fit For Chelsea Game

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Danny Guthrie#8217;s comeback from his hamstring injury has not gone according to plan, but the hope is that he will be fit and ready for the Chelsea game. Danny Guthrie - hoping to be fit for Chelsea game   Guthrie was not included in the squad to face Arsene Wenger#8217;s Arsenal side last Saturday, but with two weeks [.

Relegation Hardly What Newcastle’s Fantastic Fans Deserve

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Chrius Hughton has talked today about the enormous pressure he#8217;s under to lead Newcastle out of relegation trouble. Chris Hughton - many sleepless nights    There#8217;s going to be a lot of talk from the Newcastle management and players before the Chelsea game, but unfortunately talk will not save the club this season.

Newcastle Survival Stakes: Hull and Sunderland Lose

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Some good news this afternoon regarding Newcastle#8217;s survival status, and we#8217;ll take whatever we can get today. Micah Richards - scored winner against Sunderland  Sunderland lost 1-0 at Manchester City, after George McCartney was sent of after just 15 minutes of the game    McCartney was sent off after he tugged at Shawn Wright Phillips, and [.

Kevin Nolan 100% Certain Newcastle Will Stay Up

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Former Bolton midfielder Kevin Nolan, back from his 3 match suspension, has come out today and said he#8217;s certain that Newcastle will stay in the Premier league for next season.  Kevin Nolan - Newcastle will avoid relegation  Kevin is the type of gritty no nonsense player that can help Newcastle escape relegation trouble, and Newcastle have missed [.

Newcastle Will Lose Some Top Players If Relegated

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Newcastle United will face some problems with their players contracts, if they are relegated this season, which seems increasingly possible, after yesterday#8217;s 3-1 defeat by Arsenal at St. James#8217; Park. Mike Ashley - will have work to do on squad if relegation happens   The News of  The World is reporting today that the club have made no [.

Strange Comments From Chris Hughton On Michael Owen

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Chris Hughton decided to leave Michael Owen out of the Newcastle starting line up yesterday, and the striker has only just come back from injury.  Michael - during better times with England  Yet  Chris Hughton says he hopes for Michael#8217;s sake, he#8217;s selected by Fabio Capello for the England squad - but there#8217;s just no chance of [.

Newcastle Survival Stakes - It’s Not Looking Good

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Yesterday was not a good say for Newcastle in the survival stakes as Newcastle and Middlesbrough were the only two teams in the relegation quagmire not to pick up points. Here are the results of the games that invoilved relegation teams, other than Newcastle: Portsmouth 2 Everton 1 Stoke 1 Middlebrough 0 Tottenham 1 Cheslea 0 WBA 1 Bolton 1 Blackburn [.

Nerwcastle In Dogfight Until End Of The Season

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The difficulties Newcastle have had this season are now starting to manifest themselves in the Premier league. Oba Martins - badly missed a penalty then scored great opportunist goal  After yesterday disappointing 3-1 defeat against Arsenal, who were the better side, especially in the second half, puts Newcastle in a precarious 3rd bottom of the league and [.

Hughton - No Signs Of New Interim Boss At Newcastle

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After another poor result at home to Arsenal yesterday, and just 2 points in the last 5 league games, with Chelsea next up, Newcastle United caretaker boss Chris Hughton doesn#8217;t expect a new manager to be appointed. That#8217;s bad news. Chris Hughton - no signs of any new interim boss   Hughton denied that owner Mike Ashley had [.

Newcastle 1 Arsenal 3 - Things Look Desperate Now

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  Newcastle dropped a lot deeper into relegation trouble when they lost to Arsenal 3-1 this afternoon at St. James#8217; Park, and now have just a single win in their last 14 games.  Newcastle were in the game in the first half, and after an opening 23 minutes in which nothing much happened, referee Mark Halsey did [.

Owen Dropped, R.Taylor, Nolan, Duff, Lovenkrands Start

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Chris Hughton has made several changes from the team that so disappointed last week at Hull City. Dropped is captain Michael Owen, as some newspapers had suggested early this morning, and returning to the side in midfield are Kevin Nolan, Damien Duff, Ryan Taylor and Peter Lovenkrands. Kevin Nolan returns from suspension, and it#8217;s good [.

Kinnear - Newcastle Hit By Everything - But Pompey Win

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Joe Kinnear has talked to the Evening Chronicle today, and Joe still seems confident of coming back to lead Newcastle to safety, but with Portsmouth beating Everton 2-1 at Fratton Park earlier today, the heat will be on Newcastle to win this afternoon, even though it#8217;s Arsenal who are the visitors.

D Day Is April 6th For Joe Kinnear

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Joe Kinnear has talked to the local Evening Chronicle today, and says that he fully expects Newcastle to stay up this season, and he also mentioned that April 6th, (two weeks come Monday), is when he has lots of tests, the results of which will determine just when he can return at Newcastle. Joe Kinnear - [.

Taylor Going For The Win Today

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Steven Taylor must have been reading some of Nicky Butt#8217;s comments this morning, because he#8217;s a little more blunt than usual. Steven Taylor - speaks more bluntly than usual Steven talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning: #8220;Joe came in and took the pressure right off everyone. He spoke his mind.

Newcastle Have Quality To Stay Up - Wenger

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes today#8217;s game at St. James#8217; Park should be a good one to watch, with both sides going for all 3 points. Arsene Wenger - both sides will go for win   Arsenal are struggling to make sure they finish in 4th place in the league, as Aston Villa challenge them for a European [.

Allardyce - Huge Gamble on Hughton and Calderwood

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Former Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce has come out today, and says he thinks Newcastle United are unwisely jeopardizing their position in the Premier League, by not bringing in an experienced manager during Joe Kinnear#8217;s absence. Sam Allardyce - Newcastle need proper manager right now   Former Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce said today: "I think my brief comment (on Newcastle) [.

Nicky Butt - This May Go Down To Last Game Of Season

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Nicky Butt was born in Manchester and he a straight talker, but sometimes he tells things like they are - maybe a little too straight.   Nicky Butt - blunt to the extrem- but true nonetheless    And that is the case this morning as Nicky seems less than positive that Newcastle can get out of their [.

Reports Michael Owen Will Not Start Against Arsenal

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Today#8217;s game against Arsenal is another crucial game for Newcastle, and it would seem, if news from the papers are to be believed, that we#8217;ll play in a 4-5-1 formation, and that captain Michael Owen will surprisingly miss out with Oba Martins starting up front. Hughton and Calderwood - in charge again for today#8217;s crucial game But we [.

The Time For A Newcastle Revival Is Nigh

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One thing Newcastle players have had plenty of experience with, over these last 3 seasons, is fighting against the relegation threat. Steve Harper - hoping to put good run together    That's the unfortunate position the side has sunk to, since the great Bobby Robson was sacked at the club in late August, 2004, after having successive seasons [.

Newcastle vs Arsenal - Match Preview - Owen Dropped?

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  This is yet another extremely vital game in Newcastle#8217;s struggle for survival in the Premier league this season. Newcastle will have returning players Danny Guthrie, Kevin Nolan and Habib Beye to choose from for their important home fixture against Arsenal tomnorrow afternoon. Danny and Habib return from injury, and Kevin has finally served his 3 match [.

Habib Beye Ready For Arsenal Tomorrow

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Senegal defender Habib Beye will be in the Newcastle squad for tomorrow#8217;s home game againsth Arsenal, after suffering ankle ligament damage at Wigan on Boxing Day. Habib Beye - ready after 3 months out with ankle ligament damage After a full three months out of action, Beye returned to full training a week ago today, and is [.

Arsene Wenger Wishes Friend Joe Kinnear All The Best

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Joe Kinnear and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger are good friends, and Arsene has today said some kind words about the Newcastle manager.  Arsene Wenger- kind words from Arsenal manager about Joe Kinnear  Joe is still recovering from his triple heart bypass operation down south, at his home in Hertfordshire, but will be still watching the game, which [.

Kinnear Still Talks To Newcastle Coaches Every Day

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For those Newcastle fans that were hoping Joe Kinnear would rest up before he returns to managing Newcastle full time - think again. Joe Kinnear - getting his point over Kinnear has revealed today that he still  talks to the Newcastle coaching staff every single day, as he does his very best, even though he is still [.

Sebastien Bassong Happy To Be At Newcastle

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With Sebastien Bassong a likely target of Arsenal in the summer, it#8217;s not surprising the 22 year-old French youngster, who cost Newcastle a meager £500K in the summer from Metz, is getting some publicity before Newcastle#8217;s titanic game against Arsenal late tomorrow afternoon. Sebastien Bassong - happy to be at Newcastle United   Yet Bassong, who [.

Jose Enrique Confident Of Arsenal Outcome

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Jose Enrique has made the left-back position his own this season, with 24 appearances for Newcastle (23 starts), after being injured earlier in the season.  Jose Enrique - wants new signings at the club   Jose talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, and wants to see Ashley and company improve the squad significantly in the summer.

Joe Kinnear As Positive As Ever - Plus Health Update

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A good interview with Joe Kinnear in The Sun today, and an update on how the Newcastle manager is doing in his recovery from serious triple bypass surgery. Joe Kinnear - recovering well - and as positive as ever   The 62-year-old Dublin-born Newcastle manager suffered a heart attack that forced him to quit as Wimbledon manager back [.

Hughton Welcomes Back Big Personality - Kevin Nolan

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Chris Hughton has today admited that Newcastle United have missed the significant positive influence of Kevin Nolan in the team, and has welcomed his return from his 3 game suspension. Kevin Nolan - return welcomed by coach Hughton   The 26-year-old was given a three-game ban following his straight red card for a terrible tackle on Everton#8217;s Victor [.

Newcastle Will Go All Out To Win Arsenal Game - Good

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Chris Hughton has decided the team needs to go all out for a win against Arsenal - something Newcastle fans have been assuming all along. Chris Hughton - we have to go for the win  Chris told the Newcastle Journal today: "We have to go for the win," "If that sees us get a draw, it's a [...]div class="feedflare" a href="http://feeds2.

Kevin Nolan Just Itching To Prove His Worth To Newcastle

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The good news for tomorrow#8217;s game is that Kevin Nolan returns from his three match suspension, and we expect him to partner Nicky Butt in central midfield tomorrow against Arsenal. Kevin Nolan - ready to go against Arsenal  Nolan talked to nufcTV today: #8220;It#8217;s been a tough couple of weeks, but I suppose you get what you deserve [.

Kinnear Back In Newcastle Oven Cannot Be Good For His Health

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The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle#8217;s hierarchy met up with manager Joe Kinnear this week at his Hertfordshire home, and the news is that Joe is making good and steady progress, after his triple heart bypass operation. Joe Kinnear - this is how many goals I want    That#8217;s good news, and we would really hope [.

Hull’s Phil Brown Gets £2.5K Fine For Kinnear Alteraction

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Phil Brown, Hull City#8217;s 49 year-old South Shields born manager, appeared before the Football Association yesterday. Tigers#8217; manager Phil Brown - received a 2.5K fine  Phil admitted a charge of misconduct, after his touchline altercation with Joe Kinnear at St James#8217; Park on Wednesday, 14th January, and was given a £2.

Steven Taylor - We Need To Come Out Fighting In Every Game

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Steven Taylor admits today that he doesn#8217;t care who grabs the headlines for scoring goals at Newcastle, as long as somebody does. Steven Taylor - scored in last years#8217; home game against Arsenal Steven had one of his best games of the season last Saturday at Hull, when it really mattered, and the local lad scored a [.

Beardsley Sees Michael Owen Coming Through For Newcastle

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Peter Beardsley has always been a positive person, and now that Michael Owen is fit again he sees a big opportunity in the two upcoming games against top liners Arsenal and Chelsea.    Peter Beardsley - backs Owen to come through this season  Peter talked about the state of Newcastle United right now, and doesn#8217;t think things are [.

Newcastle Will Take Good Care Of Sebastien Bassong

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Sebastien Bassong has today been asked again about what his contract situation is at Newcastle. Sebastien Basssong - wants to concentrate on playing right now Bassong has confirmed that Newcastle United want to sign  him to a new and improved long-term contract, but this is probably not the most important thing to concentrate on right now, with [.

Peter Beardsley Fully Backs Mike Ashley At Newcastle

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 Peter Beardsley has come out today in support of Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, which he also did in late December, just before Mike announced he was in fact not selling the club. Derek Llambias with Mike Ashley at a game  Today Peter says his opinion is his own, and was formed after talking to key players at [.

Owen Tries To Defend Terrible Injury Record at Newcastle

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Michael Owen has talked again to the Newcastle Journal this morning, and he has rather surprisingly tried to defend his terrible injury record on Tyneside, but why, we#8217;re not too sure. Michael Owen - tries to defend injury record on Tyneside   Michael#8217;s injury record has been terrible at Newcastle and after almost 4 seasons on Tyneside, he [.

Joey Barton Out For Another 5 Weeks

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Chris Hughton has given an update on the injury status of Joey Barton, who has been out since the 2-1 Manchester City defeat in late January. Joey Barton - could return for Portsmouth game on 27th April  Coach Hughton says that he hopes to have former Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton available for the final five games [.

Nile Ranger Absolutely Loving It At Newcastle

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Nile Ranger was signed by Newcastle from Southampton in the summer, and is enjoying a very successful first season at the club, having just won the #8220;Wor Jackie#8221; award, given to the most outstanding youngster, after scoring 21 goals so far this season. Nile Ranger - big success in first season The 17-year-old youngster was almost unnoticed [.

Newcastle’s Tim Krul Is One For The Future

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Now that Shay Given is playing his football elsewhere, our two outstanding young goalkeepers, Tim Krul and Fraser Forster, have been getting more attention at the club, and right now they are rotating in being the substitute goalkeeper to Steve Harper. Great shot of Tim Krul - our Dutch Under-21 goalkeeper We signed Tim from ADO [.

Ryan Taylor A Consummate Professional At Newcastle

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Ryan Taylor, Newcastle#8217;s new signing for just £1.5M from Wigan Athletic (what a bargain), has been praised today for his mature attitude since being dropped from the Newcastle United starting line-up at Hull City last weekend. Ryan Taylor - great professional at Newcastle United - good for him But we already knew that Ryan, who effectively replaced [.

Lovenkrands Must Play On Saturday

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We think that if Peter Lovenkrands had played last Saturday against Hull City, we could well have had the win we needed so much. Peter Lovenkrands - goal scoring should see him get more playing time Peter has that ability to put easy chances intop the back of the net and we had chances like that last [.

Michael Owen Can Deliver The Goods For Newcastle

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Michael Owen put in a good 73 minutes last Saturday, and although he didn#8217;t score a winning goal, which we need him to do in future games, he put in a decent  shift  in  his first game back since late January. Michael Owen - visiting children in Newcastle last Xmas   Michael is not yet back to full match fitness, [.

Newcastle Players Must Step Up To The Plate

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One good thing that is happening at Newcastle, that may yet save us this season, is that we have some good players now returning from injury. Danny Guthrie - fit again after hamstring strain  Chris Hughton talked about this to the Newcastle Journal today: "There's been no additional injuries from the weekend, which is a plus,"   "The bonus [.

Fans At Newcastle Deserve More - Geremi

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Cameroon star Geremi has come out today, following Oba Martins#8217; lead, and said the fans of Newcastle United are special. Geremi - while playing for Cameroon Geremi believes the faithful Newcastle fans are the inspiration behind the club#8217;s survival stakes this season, in their remaining 9 games.

Owen Can Fire Newcastle To Safety - Alan Hansen

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Pundit Alan Hansen, the former Liverpool and Scotland stalwart has said today that captain Michael Owen is the player who can save Newcastlke this season. Alan Hansen - Owen can be savior for Newcastle   Alan was a commanding center-back, and played for Liverpool 620 timnes from 1977 through 1991, before becoming a football pundit, who works currently [.

Oba Martins - I’m Proud To Play For Newcastle

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Newcastle United striker Obafemi Martins has said once again that one reason he is very happy at Newcastle is because of the legendary Newcastle fans. Martins - this is what scoring for Newcastle means to him  Martins talked about those fans to BBC Sport yesterday: #8220;For the fact that they love me, I have to share the love [.

Good Arsenal Result Could Be Newcastle SpringBoard To Safety

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Coach Chris Hughton is well aware that the next two games for Newcastle will be very tough. Chris Hughton with Colin Calderwood at WBA game    And that#8217;s because we face Arsenal, currently 4th in the league, and then Chelsea, currently second in the Premier League, in our next two home games, starting this coming Saturday.

Contract Talks At Newcastle On Hold For Obvious Reasons

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Newcastle United's Chris Hughton has said today that contract talks about players'  futures  at the club, have been put on hold until the end of the season, which is hardly surprising. Chris with Joe Kinnear - all contract talks on hold The same thing happened last year at this time, as the team fought against the [.

Newcastle Crowd Can Be The Difference

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We have 5 home games remaining in the season, and the support Newcastle get in those games, from the fantastic Newcastle crowd, could tip the balance in Newcastle#8217;s favor in the survival stakes. The Newcastle Crowd - can be the difference We have Arsenal, Chelsea, Portsmouth, Middlesbrough and Fulham coming up, in that order, and just [.

Kevin Nolan Can Be The Difference For Newcastle

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Some good news for Newcastle fans is that Kevin Nolan will be back against Arsenal on Saturday, after serving his 3 game suspension, for being sent off  after a terrible foul on young striker Victor Anichebe, during the Everton game. Kevin Nolan - can make huge difference for Newcastle Kevin Nolan was a tremendous acquisition by Newcastle [.

Nolan And Owen Could Play Together For First Time

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If Kevin Nolan plays in the game against Arsenal on Saturday, as we expect following his 3 match suspension, it will be the first time he has played with Michael Owen, after both of them were at the Liverpool Academy together in the 1990s. Michael Owen - star at Liverpool while Nolan at Liverpool Academy   Now that [.

Richard Money Doing Great Job With Newcastle’s Crown Jewels

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Newcastle United may not be doing too well in the Premier League this season but we take solace that our youngsters, in both the Reserves side and the Under-18 side,  have been just outstanding. Richard Money - doing great job with the kids this season   And this morning Newcastle#8217;s Academy Director Richard Money, who we think is [.

No Points Target For Newcastle United To Survive

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Chris Hughton is right to say there is no reason for him to be talking about how many points Newcastle need right now, to stay in the Premier League. Chris Hughton- doesn#8217;t have points total in mind    Chris said today: "I think another 15 points will definitely be enough, but what we haven't got is numbers in our [.

We Need Someone To Change The Newcastle Club

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Nicky Butt, who will finish his career at Newcastle, has called today for big changes to be made at the Newcastle club in the summer. Nicky Butt - big changes needed at the club Nicky was asked today what Newcastle need, and he responded: #8220;What do Newcastle need? Right now we need to be professional and perform,#8221; #8220;We [.

Nile Ranger On Target Again In Reserves Win

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After the disappointment of giving away a late goal at Hull City last week, Newcastle Reserves got back on the winning track again last night. Nile Ranger - scored again last night in Reserves win   Newcastle United Reserves came from behind against Everton at Whitley Park on Monday night, to get a welcome 2-1 [.

Joe Kinnear Comes Into His Own On Match Days - Butt

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Nicky Butt has today talked to the Newcastle Journal and indicated that Joe Kinnear was very good on match days for the Newcastle side. Joe Kinnear - can Joe save Newcastle this season?     And that#8217;s exactly what Nicky thinks is missing right now - that inspiration that Joe can provide to the players before they go out [.

Alan Suddick Dies Of Cancer At 64

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Sad news this morning that former Newcastle United player, Alan Suddick, has passed away at the age of 64, after a brave fight against cancer. Alan Suddick - this is how we remember him   I personally remember Alan Suddick very well as a youngster at the Newcastle United club, because we played in the same Newcastle United Junior [.

Newcastle Players Should Follow Steven Taylor’s Lead

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Steven Taylor was our best player on Saturday, and to us it#8217;s no coincidence that he#8217;s a local lad, brought up in the Newcastle area in Whitley Bay. Steven Taylor - other players should take Steven#8217;s example    Steven scored a wonderful goal, and he showed the fight and determination needed, even in the first 30 minutes, when [.

Joe Enrique Made Of The Right Stuff

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Jose Enrique has come out today and said some truthful things about where the Newcastle club is right now, and he wants Newcastle United to step up their intensity levels in order to pull away from the relegation zone, where Newcastle are currently joint 3rd bottom. Jose Enrique - Newcastle must step up to the plate     The [.

Newcastle’s One Win In Last 13 Games Not Good Enough

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Are we the only ones who look at Chris Hughton#8217;s record in charge of Newcastle, and are less than convinced that we will get many points until Joe returns to manage the club?   Chris Hughton - just 2 points from 9 games in charge - not good enough    If we leave out the WBA game, [...]div class="feedflare" a href="http://feeds2.

Steven Taylor’s Goal On Saturday Simply Superb

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Steven Taylor scored a wonderful striker#8217;s goal after 38 minutes at Hull on Saturday, to get Newcastle a point against fellow relegation strugglers, Hull City.   Steven Taylor - great goal on Saturday!   And Steven is determined to get his fair share of the goals which will keep Newcastle United in the Barclays Premier League.

Owen Best Bet To Get Goals To Save Newcastle

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Chris Hughton has said today that he expects Michael Owen to get stronger and stronger in the coming weeks. Michael Owen - fit for the last 9 games- hopefully     Michael had a decent run out on Saturday against Hull City, and he came through 73 minutes of Saturday#8217;s 1-1 draw at Hull. Michael will need [.

Geremi - We Can Get Points Against Arsenal and Chelsea

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Newcastle United Cameroon midfielder Geremi has admitted it was difficult to know how to feel after only taking a point from the match at Hull. Geremi - we can get points against Arsenal and Chelsea   Although the point meant Newcastle moved up a place in the table, we are still joint 3rd bottom, and our decent [.

Hughton - We’ll Attack Top Four - But Why Not Hull?

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Chris Hughton has said Newcastle will attack Arsenal and Chelsea, when they come to Newcastle in the next two games, just like we did against Macnhester United. But why didn#8217;t we go all out and attack Hull on Saturday? Chris Hughton - we#8217;ll attack top four sides    Chris talked to the local Shields Gazette: #8220;I think we have got to [.

No Relapse For Joe Kinnear - He’s Fine

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 Newcastle United have today angrily denied reports yesterday that manager Joe Kinnear has had a setback in his recovery from major heart surgery. Joe Kinnear - no relapse in his recovery    Let#8217;s be straight here, it was The People who reported this yesterday, and it looks like it was another made up story - no [.

Michael Owen Is Up To The Challenge

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David Edgar Wants To Stay On Tyneside

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Newcastle United#8217;s 21 year old back four defender, David Edgar, has said he would like to stay on Tyneside, when his current contract expires in June. David Edgar - unlikely to get new contract at Toon     The Canadian is a product of Newcastle#8217;s Academy and has made 17 appearances for the Newcastle club, and scored two goals, [.

Newcastle After Goalkeeper Smithies - Probably Not

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There are reports in the Sunday papers today that Newcastle are ready to step up their chase for Shay Given#8217;s long-term replacement at the club, but we don#8217;t believe it. Huddersfield#8217;s promising young goalkeeper Alex Smithies The news suggests that Newcastle will be making a move for Huddersfield goalkeeper Alex Smithies.

Poor Substitutions By Hughton Yesterday

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With Newcastle#8217;s tough run-in to the season, the team should have done better than get a draw at Hull yesterday, and the result has done absolutely nothing to quell the relegation anxiety that is gripping Tyneside. Peter Lovenkrands - why was this player not used yesterday?    And Hughton's downbeat assessment of the 1-1 draw at the KC [.

Newcastle Said To Be Interested In Malaga Manager

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We have no idea where these Sunday stories come from, but the Sunday Sun is today reporting Newcastle are lining up a foreign coach, to succeed Joe Kinnear, just in case Joe cannot return to Newcastle. Malaga#8217;s Antonio Tapia - cheer up - Malaga#8217;s not that bad surely Malaga's Antonio Tapia is the latest name to be [.

Draw Not Good Enough - Bring In Venables Now

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There is news this morning that Mike Ashley is thinking of bringing in Terry Venables to manage the club until the end of the season, with Joe Kinnear being laid up during that time.  Terry Venables - is he coming to manage Newcastle?    Ashley, probably correctly, has given Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood the chance to [.

Torres Reminds Bobby Robson Of Brazilian Ronaldo

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There#8217;s one thing about the great former Barcelona and Newcastle United manager Sir Bobby Robson, and that#8217;s when he talks, football people listen. Ronaldo - greatest player Robson ever managed   And today Bobby says that Spanish striker Fernando Torres, who Newcastle approached in August, 2005, at the time they were trying to buy Michael Owen, [.

Hughton Disappointed at Point - So Are Newcastle Faithful

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Every point is a step towards safety at this stage of the season, or so the conventional wisdom goes, but we were disappointed the lads couldn#8217;t pick up all 3 points today. Chris Hughton - disappointed with just one point today  And Newcastle coach Chris Hughton insists the performance of his side today was deserving of more [.

Newcastle Survival Stakes - Results Go Our Way

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In the crucial match at Hull City, Newcastle were surprisingly second best in the first half, but a great goal from Steven Taylor had leveled the scores before half time, after Geovanni had put the hosts ahead with an easily worked goal after just 9 minutes.   In the second half, if any side was going to [.

FT: Hull 1 Newcastle 1 - Newcastle Survive

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This was not a performance to inspire confidence in the huge Newcastle fan base that the Newcastle UNited side can actually stay up this season, but at least it was a point. What#8217;s good about that ? It was at least better than losing again, but hardly an inspiring display from the lads, given the [.

Beye, Nolan and Guthrie All Back For Arsenal Game

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It was really good news to hear that Habib Beye had his first full day of training yesterday. Habib Beye - back in full training Habib injured his ankle in the Boxing Day game at Wigan, and at first it was thought he may even be out for the season. But Habib will likely return against Arsenal at [..

Owen Starts For Newcastle at Hull

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There#8217;s bit of a surprise in Newcastle#8217;s team selection as captain Michael Owen, after 10 days back in training, returns to the side, and Nicky Butt also returns for this afternoon#8217;s relegation six-pointer at the KC Stadium against Hull City. Ryan Taylor and Peter Lovenkrands are the two men who have to make way with Owen [.

Michael Owen Ready To Help In Fight For Survival

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Michael Owen talked today about Newcastle#8217;s survival stakes in the Premier League this season. Michael Owen - training with Habib Beye yesterday It was Habib#8217;s first day back in full training Michael told the Newcastle Journal this morning: #8220;We've always been flitting around three or four places off the bottom, but it's only since we lost [.

Steve Harper Wants Stability At Newcastle - Don’t We All

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Steve Harper has admitted today that the stuff, some call it a soap opera, which continues to hang over St James#8217; Park is doing nobody any favors at the club. Steve Harper - stability long overdue at Newcastle   And in fact Steve has come out and strongly suggested this morning that the club should get their house [.

Michael Owen - Newcastle Is A Special Club

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Michael Owen has given a long interview today in the Newcastle Journal and he explains how living in Newcastle and playing for the club, have made him become attached to the Newcastle United club. Joe Kinnear with captain Michael Owen Michael Owen said today: "I think there is a lot of rubbish that goes on in football with [.

Martins Needs Satellite Navigation To Get To Hull

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Oba Martins has talked today about his time at Newcastle United, and admits he had never heard of today#8217;s opponents Hull City, who of course have done so well to make their way into the Premier league.  We need to help Oba brush up on his history and geography. Oba Martins - never heard of Hull [.

Owen - Newcastle In Good Hands With Chris Hughton

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Newcastle captain Michael Owen has come out today and said the right things about Chris Hughton, which will only serve to bring the Newcastle squad closer together, which is exactly what we need in these rather troubled times. Michael Owen - he#8217;s always rated Chris Hughton This is what Michael said today about Hughton: "I've rated Chris [.

Hull City vs Newcastle - Match Preview

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  There#8217;s little doubt that tomorrow#8217;s Newcastle game  at Hull City, will be a watershed game for the Tyneside club for this season.   Newcastle have won only one game in their last twelve games with just 6 points out of their last 10 league games, and that#8217;s just not good enough for Newcastle to retain their status [.

Newcastle Committed All-Out Performance Needed At Hull

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The Hull City - Newcastle game tomorrow brings back memories of the sideline altercation beetween Hull manager Phil Brown and Newcastle's Joe Kinnear at St. James' Park on 14th January . Joe Kinnear - still awaiting FA Hearing on Brown altercation   Both managers have since admitted charges of improper conduct, and an FA hearing for Brown will [.

Real Madrid Reported After 16 Year-Old Haris Vuckic

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There is news this morning that Real Madrid are more than interested in our new signing from Ljubljana, Slovenia, 16 year-old central attacking midfield star, Haris Vuckic. Haris Vuckic - has shown outstanding form at Newcastle  But exactly where this news story has originated from is not known, so we're not sure how much truth there is [.

Jonas Gutierrez Ready To Use Relegation Experience

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Jonas Gutierrez, who is already a fan favorite at Newcastle, has said today he will use all his experience from previous relegation battles with his previous club Real Mallorca, to ensure Newcastle United can survive in the Premier League this season. Jonas Gutierrez - has had relegation experience with Real Mallorca    It turns out that Jonas [.

Newcastle Find It Hard To Attract Ranbgers’ Bougherra To Tyneside

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It seems that Newcastle are continuing their transfer thrust since news today that one of our targets at Rangers, isn't too keen to make the switch to Newcastle United, even though he could double his wages. Madjid Bougherra - doesn't want to join Newcastle  Rangers center-back Madjid Bougherra seems like he's less than interested in joining Newcastle [.

Hughton Admits Top Form Missing Too Much At Newcastle

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Chris Hughton has come out today and said something Newcastle fans have known for quite a while. Chris Hughton - has big job to play at Newcastle  And that's the Newcastle side hardly ever reproduces the form they showed against Manchester United last week. And against teams of much lesser ability, we're often nowhere near the way we [.

Newcastle Squad Not Big Enough For Premier League

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Chris Hughton has come out today and said that the loss of key players to Newcastle is one reason why we are again in a relegation mess, for the 3rd season in a row. Michael Owen - finally back after being injured in late January But we know our squad was too small for a while and [...]

Habib Beye Back In Full Training Today

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Excellent news today from the Newcastle United club that Senegal International Habib Beye has returned to full training this morning. Habib Beye - has returned to full training - great news! And the expectation is that he can return for our next home game against Arsenal a week tomorrow. Habib suffered ankle ligament damage at Wigan on [.

Michael Owen Will Play Against Hull City

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Good news today, although not unexpected, that Newcastle captain Michael Owen will play some part in Newcastle's game at Hull City on Saturday. Michael Owen - Newcastle captain fit again   And we know that Michael has now been in full training for 10 days, and he's apparently been looking sharp in training.

Nicky Butt Tells It Like It Is - Good For Him

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One thing we've always liked about  Nicky Butt,  is that he is a straight talker and tells it like it is. Nicky Butt - tells it like it is - good for him Butt will hope to be starting at the KC stadium following his knee injury, and he talked today to the Evening Chronicle today about [...]

Alan Smith Epitomizes The Newcastle Spirit

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Alan Smith has today tried to calm Newcastle fans' fears on the relegation threat. Alan Smith - you tell them Alan!    Alan told the Evening Chronicle today: "We showed against Man United that we can to go to Hull and get a performance and result."  "It showed against Man United that everybody is going the right direction.

Doctors Will Decide When Kinnear Returns To Newcastle

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Earlier this week Newcastle Managing Director Derek Llambias had said he hoped that manager Kinnear would return from heart bypass surgery for the trip to Stoke City on April 11th. Joe Kinnear - doctors will decide when he's fit enough to return to the hot oven      Caretaker manager Chris Hughton does not expect Kinnear to return [.

Geremi Ready For Hull City Relegation 6 Pointer

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Newcastle United's experienced Cameroon midfielder Geremi wants to use last year's successful experience against relegation, to help Newcastle survive this time around. Geremi - excellent performance against Red Devils    Geremi came into the side with Alan Smith to play in central midfield against Manchester United, and there was some worry that these two could handle the Red [.

Newcastle Relegation Watch - Blackburn Win

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There was only one Premier League game last night but the result saw Blackburn move above Newcastle in the Premier League table.   Blackburn were at Craven Cottage last night, where another relegation side, this Saturday's Newcastle opponents Hull City, won with a last minute goal last weekend to get their first win since December 6th, when they [.

Local Lad Carroll Finally Signs New Deal At Newcastle

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Some good news this morning that Newcastle's 20 year-old 6′4″ striker, Andy Carroll, signed a new three-and-half-year contract last Monday, his agent has confirmed to skysports.com this morning. Andy Carroll - local lad signs 3 year deal on Tyneside.  The 20-year-old Gateshead-born England Under-19 striker, has broken into the first-team this season, and has given a number [.

Nolan Has Relegation Experience So He Can Help Us

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Chris Hughton has today said that he believes Kevin Nolan, who has experienced successful relegation battles in the past, could prove vital to Newcastle's survival prospects this season.   And that just about sums up where we are at Newcastle these days. Kevin Nolan- relegation experience can be vital for Newcastle    This is what Chris had to [.

Hull Is Biggest Game Of Harper’s Newcastle Career

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Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper, who captained the side against Manchester United last week, has come out today and said this weekend's game is the "biggest game in his time at the club". Steve Harper - biggest game for him at Newcastle    That's good that Steve has said that, just in case other Newcastle players don't realize [.

Carroll Still To Sign New Contract At Newcastle

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Gateshead-born striker Andy Carroll has said today he is to put contract talks one side to focus on helping Newcastle United stay in the Premier League. Andy Carroll - wants to help Newcastle relegation survival    And as the club approaches yet another tough relegation battle at Hull City, Andy's local fighting qualities could help against Hull's team, [.

Damien Duff Now Doubtful for Hull Game

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After being told that Damien Duff would be ready for the game on Saturday at Hull City, it seems there is a big doubt now on whether the Irishman will be ready for the game. Damien Duff - big doubt for Saturday The news today is that Duff is struggling to be fit in time, since leaving [...]

Guthrie Touch And Go For Saturday’s Crucial Game

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Most Newcastle fans will be wondering when Danny Guthrie will be ready to rejoin the relegation battle for Newcastle, after picking up a hamstring injury some time back. Danny Guthrie - slow recovery from hamstring injury  Newcastle caretaker manager Chris Hughton spoke about Danny to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today: "We will have to wait and see with [.

Fraser Forster Will Be Ready For Newcastle Debut

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Fraser Forster had another good game for the Reserves at Hull City last night, and it's a toss up between Fraser and Dutchman Tim Krul, as to who is the back-up to new number one goalkeeper Steve Harper. Fraser Forster - ready if called upon this season    But Fraser today says he is ready for his first-team [.

Owen Back Saturday To Help Newcastle Survival Push

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It looks like Michael Owen will return for our crucial game at Hull City on Saturday, where a win would go a long way to launching a Newcastle survival run for this season.  Michael Owen - back for Hull game on Saturday  And Chris Hughton has today talked to the Newcastle Journal today about Owen: "What you want, [.

Hughton - This Season Similar To Situation Last Year

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Chris Hughton has explained this morning that he sees things this season very like they were last season, after we were unluckily beaten at home to a late Blackburn goal, after we had dominated that game. Chris Hughton - situation similar to last season   Of course at the time the popular press were having a field day [.

Newcastle Interest In Spurs’ Tom Huddlestone

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There were lots of reports yesterday indicating that Newcastle United were interested in Spurs 22 year-old midfielder Tom Huddlestone, who is an England Under-21 International, and is also more than useful in central defense. Tom Huddlestone - Newcastle seem interested Former Spurs coach and Newcastle assistant manager Chris Hughton has already recommended Tom to Joe Kinnear, and [.

Llambias - Mistakes Have Been Made This Season

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Managing Director Derek Llambias has sent a personal message to Newcastle fans who intend to cancel their three-year discounted season tickets. Derek Llambias - we have made mistakes Llambias is asking the fans to stick by the club, as he concedes that mistakes have been made by owner Mike Ashley and himself this season.

Money Takes Young Reserve Side To Hull Tonight

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The young Newcastle Reserves side will be in action tonight against Hull City at the KC Stadium, where Newcastle's first team play on Saturday. Richard Money - his young guns at Hull tonight Newcastle United Reserves, as young as they are, have a chance of winning the Premier Reserve League North, having won 7 of their last [.

Nile Ranger Wins Newcastle “Wor Jackie” Award

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Newcastle United's 17 year-old striker Nile Ranger, signed from Southampton last summer, was handed the Newcastle "Wor Jackie" Award last night. Nile Ranger - wins Wor Jackie award Bobby Moncur, who was unable to attend the black-tie dinner at Newcastle Civic Center, was also awarded the Wilkinson Sword for services to sport, and it was aceepted [.

Mirandinha Scouts For Newcastle – Dreams Of Returning

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Mirandinha cost Newcastle £575K when he signed for the club back in 1987, and stayed a couple of years during which time he appeared 54 times for the Magpies and scored 20 goals, many of them spectacular efforts. Mirandinha - while at Newcastle United Recently, in a South American issue of FourFourTwo magazine, Brazilian Mirandinha  talked about [.

Joe Kinnear Now Back For Stoke City Game

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News in the Newcastle Journal today that Joe Kinnear is itching to get back at Newcastle, and he may now be back for the Stoke City game at the Britannia Stadium on 11th April, but will not be allowed in the dug-out until he's fully fit again. Joe Kinnear - probably will return for Stoke game [...]

Kinnear Already Looking At Summer Transfers

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Derek Llambias has revealed today that Joe Kinnear has been doing quite a bit of work for Newcastle, even though he's been in bed for much of the time, recovering from his open heart surgery. Derek Llambias with Mike Ashley But as far as doing anything in the transfer market, nothing can be done in that area, [.

Three Players Back For Newcastle At Hull Saturday

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Chris Hughton has talked today about how the Newcastle squad is preparing to fight relegation, and there's also some good news in that Michael Owen, Nicky Butt and Damien Duff should all be available for the next vital game at Hull City on Saturday. Chris Hughton - no points total And Chris has also refused to come [.

Bassong Likely To Stay On At Newcastle

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Sebastien Bassong has talked today about the apparent interest from Arsene Wenger of Arsenal. Sebastien Bassong - great young player at Newcastle We don't even know if Arsene Wenger is interested in Sebastien or not, but it wouldn't surprise us at all as Arsenal could do with a decent center-back and Sebastien is young - and French, [.

Colin Calderwood Making A Difference At Newcastle

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Steven Taylor has revealed today that Colin Calderwood, the former Nottingham Forest manager, who seems to just love it at Newcastle, is already making a difference at Newcastle. Colin Calderwood - coaching Newcastle defense Steven has said that the way Colin has been coaching the Newcastle defense actually reflects the methods used by manager George Graham during [.

Alan Smith Shows The Right Stuff At Newcastle

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Alan Smith showed up to play against Manchester United last Wednesday in his first start of the season, and both Alan and Geremi put in a courageous and strong performance to match the great Manchester United midfield, in which local Wallsend-born Michael Carrick looked terrific. Alan Smith - excellent play against Man United Alan played in defensive [.

Gutierrez Can Be Hero In Newcastle Relegation Fight

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It looks like Argentine Jonas Gutierrez is coming into his best form, at a crucial part of the season for Newcastle, and it seems that he will become a key player if  Newcastle are to avoid relegation this season. Jonas Gutierrez - coming into some good form The Argentine has been back to something like his best [.

Taylor Hopes For Better Things At Newcastle

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Steven Taylor was born in Greenwich, but his family are Geordies, and he moved back to the North East when he was two weeks old. Steven Taylor - family are Geordies And Newcastle's plight right now is more than a little upsetting to the player who supported Newcastle as a boy, as he told  The Times: "I grew [.

Newcastle Great Performances Needed Against Relegation Sides

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For the third season in a row Newcastle are fighting against relegation, to the dismay of many Newcastle fans. Joe Kinnear - back for Spurs game on 18th April And when you look at the tough run-in the club has in the last 10 league games, it's by no means a certainty that we'll survive. We have just [.

Riquelme Turned Down Newcastle Offer For Next Season

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News this morning that Newcastle approached Argentine great Riquelme in January, about moving to Newcastle next season, but he turned down the offer. Riquelme - could have been wearing black and white stripes Juan Roman Riquelme has revealed today that he turned down a lucrative offer from Newcastle United to play for them next season.

Steve Harper Taking Nothing For Granted At Newcastle

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There is something satisfying to have Steve Harper in the Newcastle goal, now that Shay Given elected to leave the club in January. Steve Harper - Tim and Fraser will be breathing down his neck We on the blog always thought that Steve could have been a starting goalkeeper at another Premier League club, but as everybody [.

Agreement Between Keegan And Newcastle In Sight

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The Sunday Sun are reporting this morning that the Newcastle club's legal problems with former manager Kevin Keegan, could be settled by the end of the month. Kevin Keegan - agreement could be close It turns out that talks between between lawyers representing both Newcastle and Kevin Keegan have been ongoing since early February.

Kinnear Back in Six Weeks For Game At Spurs

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There is news this morning that the Newcastle United manager Joe Kinnear is hoping to return to management as early as the middle of next month, after recovering from open heart surgery. Joe Kinnear - coming back for Spurs game on 18th April Knowing Joe Kinnear, this should come as no surprise to Newcastle fans, and as [.

Oba Martins Wants To Stay At Newcastle

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Oba Martins has come out today and said he is willing to stay at Newcastle United, as long as the club can avoid relegation this season. Oba Martins - happy at Newcastle - although he doesn't look it here The News Of The World is reporting that Oba Martins was not too happy when Newcastle didn't go [.

Carroll To Sign New Deal But Delay on Bassong Contract

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Good news and not so good news on the new contract front with two of our youngsters today. Andrew Carroll - to sign new 3 year deal The NOTW are reporting this morning that Newcastle are almost ready to tie up 20 year-old impressive local striker and England Under-19 player Andy Carroll, on a three-year deal.

Fabricio Coloccini Determined To Keep His Bad Hair

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The Newcastle Argentine center-back, Fabricio Coloccini, is determined never to get his hair cut short again. Fabricio Coloccini -will not get hair cut It turns out that the Argentine did get his hair cut short once, during a difficult spell in Italy at AC Milan as a teenager – but he says he will never bow to [.

Bassong Should Be Getting France Call-Up Shortly

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Most Newcastle fans agree this season that Frenchman , 22-year-old Parisien Sebastien Bassong, a £500K signing from Metz, has proved to be Newcastle's best player in a season of gloom and doom on Tyneside. Sebastien Bassong - great play for Newcastle this season And it seems that his central defense partner, Fabricio Coloccini, is one of  the [.

It’s Do Or Die For Newcastle United This Season

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Chris Hughton is well aware that the next 10 league games will be do or die for Newcastle United, as the Tyneside club tries to stave off relegation for the 3rd season in a row. Newcastle's coaching staff for the next 3 games - Chris and Colin But we have to say we were surprised at [...]

Alan Smith - I Will Give Eveything I Have For Newcastle

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Alan Smith is nothing if not a determined and committed player on the football field, and he showed by his performance on Wednesday night, against his former club, Manchester United, that he could be a big plus for Newcastle in the crucial run-in of 10 games left in the season. Alan Smith - no question about [.

Enrique And Gutierrez Forming Gilt Edged Partnership

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Jose Enrique says that his recent improvement in form has been helped by the presence of Jonas Gutierrez on the left wing, and the fact they can communicate well in Spanish. Jose Enrique - playing very well now for Newcastle It turns out the players are close pals off the field and they seem to be starting [.

Ferguson So Pleased Steven Taylor Not Lost To Newcastle

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It's not too often that an opposing manager comes out in favor of an opposing player, who has just badly fouled one of his own star players. Alex Ferguson - so glad Steven Taylor not suspended But that seems to be what's happening with the one and only Sir Alex Ferguson today, probably the best football club [.

Xisco - My Life Is Fantastic - I Just Want To Play For Newcastle

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22 year-old Spanish striker Xisco has today given a long interview to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, and the youngster says some surprisingly positive things about both the Newcastle area and playing for Newcastle. Xisco - just wants to play for Newcastle And Xisco seems surprisingly upbeat about his time at Newcastle, even though it has been blighted [.

Kevin Keegan Responsible For Bassong Signing

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Sebastien Bassong has been a great success at Newcastle this season, and it was Kevin Keegan who wanted to have the lad at Newcastle for a week's trial in August, which seemed a good idea at the time, even though Everton had been keen on the player. Sebastien Bassong - a rock in Newcastle's defense this [.

Newcastle To Sign Brazilian Youngster Caio Ferriera In Summer

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There was interest at Newcastle in signing 18 year old Brazilian striker Caio Ferrira in January, but it now looks like that deal fell through at the last moment. Caio Ferriera - seems anxious to join Newcastle It seems more than likely that Newcastle United will resurrect their interest in Caio Ferreira in the summer, and finally [.

Newcastle Players Starting To Worry About Relegation

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Sebastien Bassong, probably Newcastle's best player this season, has revealed this morning to the Newcastle Journal, that a number of Newcastle players are now starting to worry about relegation. Sebastien Bassong - players starting to worry about the drop That's hardly good news, with still a good 10 games to go to the end of the season, [.

Smith And Geremi Both Superb Against Red Devils

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One of the surprising and very pleasant things about the game on Wednesday night against Manchester United was the way Smith and Geremi played in midfield for the Magpies, as they fought for every ball, and played extremely well in their unaccustomed positions of central midfield. Geremi - showed tremendous character on Wednesday night It was Smith's [.

Michael Owen Ready For Hull City Cup Final

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It looks like Michael Owen is finally on the mmend and will be available for the crucial game against Hull City a week tomorrow, but we're not sure whether he will start that game, because he will be short on match fitness. Michael Owen - to fitness - thank goodness In fact the up front combination of [.

Steve Harper - Last 10 Games Vital To Newcastle Football Club

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Steve Harper can feel rightly proud of having led the Newcastle side to one of their best performances of the season last night, especially in the first half. Steve Harper - another good job last night But the really unfortunate thing is we got zippo out of the game, and that's something we just have to change [.

Viduka Injured Yet Again - What’s New?

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We said we should have played Mark Viduka when he was fit, and before he got injured again. Mark Viduka - injured again - whats' new? Mark didn't make the bench last night for the 2-1 unfortunate defeat by Manchester United, and it turns out the Australian, who spends more time in the injury room at Newcastle [.

Sebastien Bassong The Future At Newcastle United

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Sebastien Bassong had another solid game alongside Argentine Fabricio Coloccini in the heart of the Newcastle defense last night, against the great Manchester United side, as  he continues to improve and the youngster will in all likelihood be the Newcastle Player of The Season this year. Sebastien Bassong - one tremendous  find for Newcastle United And that's [.

No Bust Up Between Ronaldo and Taylor In Tunnel

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There were many reports after the game last night, that at half time, there had been in bust-up in the tunnel between Cristinao Ronaldo and our own Steven Taylor. Steven Taylor - no bust up with Ronaldo in the tunnel at half time There was however an altercation with Rio Ferdinand at half time, who was incensed [.

Committed Performance From Alan Smith Last Night

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One of the positives of last night's game was the play of Alan Smith, who was having his first start of the season,  and put in a lively and committed display in the engine room and played well alongside Geremi, who also had his best game for some time for the Magpies. Alan Smith - excellent [...]

Peter Lovenkrands Shows He Has An Eye For Goal

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Newcastle striker Peter Lovenkrands scored another important goal for Newcastle last night, when he accepted a gift from Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, after just 9 minutes play. Edwin van der Sar - bad mistake last night The 29-year-old Dane, who signed on a free transfer in January, opened the scoring at St James' Park [.

Newcastle Must Show Best Form Against Lesser Sides

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Peter Lovenkrands scored a great goal last night after 9 minutes, when all he did was poke the ball into the empty net after Edwin van der Sar, had made a terrible goalkeeping mess, by spilling a Gutierrez shot at the Dane's feet. Peter Lovenkrands - good goal last night But how many times do you see [.

Ferguson - Newcastle Were So Determined Last Night

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It seems that Alex Ferguson was really pleased with his side's performance last night at St. James' Park as his team came back from a goal down to eventually take all 3 points with goals from Wayne Rooney and Berbatov. Alex Ferguson - pleased with all 3 points last night And it was a rare Edwin van [.

Newcastle United Relegation Watch - Not Good Reading

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The results in last night's games among relegation sides, didn't go too well for Newcastle, as we went down to another home defeat at the hands of Manchester United. Here are the other results from some of last night's games Stoke City 2 Bolton 0 Wigan 1 West Ham 2 Man City 2 Aston Villa 0 Blackburn 0 Everton 0 Fulham [.

Newcastle Now Fully Immersed In Relegation Quagmire

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Chris Hugton was understandably a little unhappy that his side last night got absolutely nothing out of the game last night, in which they played well and showed lots of spirit, but to no avail. Chrtis Hughton with Colin Calderwood This of course is the business end of the season, and the truth is that Newcastle are [.

FT: Newcastle 1 Manchester United 2: Magpies Go Down Fighting

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This was a spirited performance from Newcastle United tonight against Manchester United, but after going 1-0 ahead in just 9 minutes from a goal from Peter Lovenkrands due to an Edwin van der Sar error, the Red Devils came back with goals from Rooney and Berbatov, to take all 3 points. Two of the goals [.

Smith And Geremi Start For Newcastle

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Assistant manager Chris Hughton recalls Geremi and Alan Smith to the Newcastle United midfield, for the visit of the reigning European and World Club Champions, Manchester United. Former Man Utd and Leeds United player Alan Smith is starting his first game of the season for Newcastle, having returned from a six-month layoff in January with an [.

Chris Hughton’s Biggest Challenge Of His Football Career

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There is little doubt that the task Chris Hughton has at Newcastle right now, is the biggest challenge of his football career. Chris Hughton - biggest test of his career Success for Chris would be having Newcastle pick up a reasonable number of points in the games he will be in charge of, and at least keep [.

Newcastle vs Manchester United - Match Preview

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There are not many teams that get much at all out of playing Manchester United this season. In the 26 Premier League games the Red Devils have played this season, they have won 19 and lost only two, so tonight's task for Newcastle United is a big one indeed. That's especially true when you remember that we [.

Edwin van der Sar Looking For Record Tonight At Newcastle

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If  the 128-times-capped Dutchman, goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, keeps a clean sheet tonight for another 89 minutes for Manchester United against Newcastle, he will beat the overall European record of 1,390 minutes for clean sheets, set by Dany Verlinden in the Belgian First Division in 1990-91. Edwin van der Sar - 89 minutes to [.

Alan Smith To Play Some Part Against Former Club

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Newcastle's stand-in boss Chris Hughton says that he has no worries about bringing Alan Smith into the game against his old club Manchester United tonight. Alan Smith - should see some action tonight The England international was not used at all at Bolton Wanderers on Sunday, when Alan would have seen the obvious choice to replace the [.

Let’s Hope Viduka Or Carroll Start Up Front Tonight

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One thing we will know even before the game starts tonight against might Manchester United, is whether Chris Hughton learns from his selection mistakes in the last couple of games. Mark Viduka - should start tonight If Shola Ameobi starts tonight, then that will be a bad sign, given that we have a fit Mark Viduka ready [.

Ferguson - Newcastle Is A Fantastic Football Club

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The Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has today paid tribute to the Newcastle club and the Geordie fans. Sir Alex Ferguson - Newcastle is a fantastic football club Alex Ferguson has remembered the time he and assistant Archie Knox took a walk into the Newcastle City Center, before a game against Newcastle United almost 20 years' ago, [.

Newcastle Mustn’t Give Red Devils Too Much Respect

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Manchester United are a great side, but we also have to watch that we don't give them too much respect in tonight's game, since we have to try to get something out of the match tonight. Geremi - could be important player for Newcastle tonight But the least we can do tonight is to show the passion [.

Jose Enrique - The Table Doesn’t Look Good

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There was a little good news for Newcastle last night in that WBA, Portsmouth and Sunderland all lost in the Premier league. Jose Enrique - need the points tonight Newcastle play the big boys, Manchester United  tonight, and with 5 of our central midfield players missing, it's hard to see how we can much out of the [.

Difficult For Chris Hughton Tonight Against Red Devils

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Chris Hughton has the task of preparing the Newcastle side for the crucial Premier League game against World Club Champions, Manchester United, tonight at St. James' Park. Chris Hughton - difficult game tonight While Manchester United were winning the Carling Cup Final on penalties on Sunday, they will field a side with maybe 7 or 8 changes [.

Newcastle Still Better Off Than Last Year

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Newcastle are actually better of this season than they were last season, at the same time, at least in terms of the goal difference we have. After 27 games played this season Newcastle are on 28 points with a goal difference of -10. Last year, after 27 games played we had 28 points and had just been [.

Nicky Butt - Disastrous Weekend For Newcastle

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More bad news today for Newcastle in that Nicky Butt could be out as much as four weeks with his knee injury, and push will come to shove tomorrow night against Manchester United and a defeat will set the alarm bells ringing loud at St. James' Park. Nicky Butt - we weren't good enough at Bolton And [.

Jonas Gutierrez - We Can Get 3 Points Tomorrow Night

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Jonas Gutierrez had one of his best games for Newcastle United in the first game of the season at Old Trafford, and played another decent  game on  Sunday at Bolton Wanderers. Jonas Gutierrez - we can get 3 points tomorrow night Jonas talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning: "It's vital we start picking up points,"   "It's a [.

Steven Taylor - Time To Stand Up And Be Counted

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Newcastle's local defender Steven Taylor has said it's high time for Newcastle's players to stop feeling sorry for themselves, and get out there and get the results the club needs, to keep us in the Premier league. Steven Taylor - time for the men to stand up for Newcastle Taylor was annoyed after the Bolton defeat, and [.

Nicky Butt Definitely Misses Red Devils Game

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Nicky Butt will definitely miss out on Wednesday's game against his former club, after suffering a knee injury during the 1-0 defeat at Bolton on Sunday. Chris Hughton - who to make new stand-in captain That means the Newcastle club have central midfielders Butt, Guthrie, Barton and Gonzalez all out injured, and Kevin Nolan suspended for another [.

Damien Duff Back For Hull City Game

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Damien Duff has now lost his race to be fit in time for the visit of Manchester United tomorrow night. Damien Duff - misses game tomorrow night The 30-year-old missed Sunday's game at Bolton after picking up a calf injury during the first-half of the goalless draw with Everton at St.James' Park last month, which is why [.

Magpies Need To Play Like Their Lives Depended On It

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Things don't look too good for Newcastle United, going into  tomorrow night's game, against Manchester United. Jose Enrique - confident enough about tomorrow night We have won just two out of the last 12 league games, and we will be without 5 of our central midfield players tomorrow night, so we will hardly be at out strongest [.

Lovenkrands Not Used To Fighting Relegation

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It seems like all the Newcastle players are coming out today and saying how things are going to be just fine, after the disaster that was our game at Bolton on Sunday. Peter Lovenkrands - we'll be just fine Fighting relegation is a new experience for Peter Lovenkrands going into Newcastle United's daunting home game [.

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, [.