Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2009

Has Mike Ashley Just Left Newcastle In The Lurch?

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This may be a dream and we may come out  of it soon, but with owner Mike Ashley suddenly putting the Newcastle club up for sale, hasn't that put the Newcastle club in the lurch? Mike Ashley - gives thumbs up for something - wonder what that can be? At a time - one week after relegation - when [.

Shearer Future At Newcastle Cast In Serious Doubt

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There's not many times we will call a news report as sensational, but we that to be true tonight with the Sunday Times reporting that Mike Ashley will sell Newcvastl;e for 100M. in what emounts to a fire sale,. Alan Shearer - wage demands reported to be excessive And the Telegraph is now reporting that Shearer's wage [.

Mike Ashley To Sell Newcastle United - Shearer Appointment Delayed

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Rather sensational news is being reported tonight by the Sunday Times, and they say Mike Ashley is now ready to sell the Newcastle for £100M, and take a £150M bath since he bought the club almost two years ago. Mike Ashley - readu to sell club - and there are buyers Ashley will appoint Keith Harris, [.

Shearer - Newcastle Fans Have Been Let Down Badly

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Alan Shearer says there can be no half measures for Newcastle United in the Championship next season. Alan Shearer - no have measures next season  And Shearer – who is still in talks with Mike Ashley about the Newcastle manager job, says the club have to take on promotion back to the Premier League "head-on" next season.

12 Players For Newcastle To Build On For Next Season

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Alan Shearer may find it easier to decide who he wants to keep, rather than who he wants to sell this summer. Alan Shearer - new Newcastle manager? That's because the list is shorter, and he can pick those players who gave their all, in our relegation battle - add some of the top youngsters to the [.

Newcastle 9-2 Favorites To Get Promoted From Championship

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We would have expected Newcastle to at least be near the top of the betting,  in being able to get out of the Championship at our first attempt next season.  Newcastle will have the Championship insignia on the sleeves next season  But the very last thing we should be doing is expecting it will happen, or [.

Martins Attracts Fiorentina Interest - Will Be Sold In Summer

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When, and if, Alan Shearer starts his new reign at the Newcastle club. he will have a new player wearing the famous Newcastle number 9 shirt that he, Malcolm McDonald, Jackie Milburn, Hughie Gallagher have made so famous at Newcastle. Oba Martins - looks like he doesn't want to leave Newcastle That's because Oba Martins, the [.

Newcastle Fans Await News On Possible Shearer Appointment

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We are still waiting for some announcement about Alan Shearer, one way or the other, as the Newcastle club virtually hangs in limbo with no manager in charge, and 150 people having just been laid off yesterday. David Wiiliamson - highest paid casualty at Newcastle - so far And we should just mention we cannot be the [.

Nile Ranger Scores Two In England U19 Win - Outstanding Performance

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While Newcastle fans wait for some announcment on Alan Shearer one of our brightest young stars Nile Ranger scored two last night in England's 4-0 win over Nile Ranger - scored England first two goals last night  One future star at the club is making an enormous impact with the England U19 squad, as the 18 year-old has [.

Gutless Players Cost 120 Newcastle Employees Thier Jobs

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We wonder if those players on Sunday who appeared not even to care a hoot about surviving  in the second half against Aston Villa, knew their ineffective anf gutlesss performance this year, and particularly in the final 45 minutes last Sunday, would cost 120 employees at the Newcastle  club  their jobs.

If You’re Looking For Trouble - Joey Barton Available

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 When Joey Barton was so unwise as to confront Alan Shearer in the dressing room, after he was sent off and banned for the rest of the season, after the Liverpool game, we knew this lad had just cooked his goose at Newcastle. Bad boy Barton - no room for jail-birds at Newcastle There is no way, as [.

Probable New Captain Habib Beye Is Shearer’s Type Of Guy

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Habib Beye played through the Fulham game in significant pain, after he had pulled his hamstring, but didn't want to leave the scene of the battle. Habib Beye - Newcastle new captain under Alan Shearer? Â And then it seems like Habib tried all he possibly could to be fit for the last Sunday's game at Aston Villa, [.

Jose Enrique Wants To Stay On Tyneside

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Jose Enrique has come out today and said that he has very intention of staying on Tyneside for next season, when the club will play in the Coca Cola Championship. Jose Enrique - wants to stay at Newcastle Jose says he would consider other offers were they forthcoming, but he will not seek a move away from Tyneside.

Solidarity And Harmony Major Requirements At The New Newcaastle

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While Newcastle fans are being held in limbo as the financial guys at the club see how they can accommodate Alan Shearer, let's take a little look forward. Â It will certainly be better than looking back - which has been so depressing for most of us this week, and the only respite we've had is by [.

Rob Lee - Players Should Accept Responsibility - What!

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Rob Lee, who is being widely reported as ready to join Alan Shearer at Newcastle, along with former Assistant Manager and local lad, John Carver, has urged the Newcastle club to get the deal done with the Newcastle and England legend. Rob Lee - while at Newcastle United Rob talked yesterday about Alan Shearer and Newcastle: "I [.

Ashley Needs Time - So We Don’t End Up Like Leeds United

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The Newcastle United club just cannot go on being run like we have been since Bobby Robson was sacked from the club at the start of the 2004-2005 season. Newcastle's problems strarted with the sacking of this great man Bobby Robson showen here accpeting his knighthood with lovely wife Elsie That stupid move by Freddy Shepherd was the [.

Ashley Mulling Over Shearer Demands - Decision Delayed

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After two full days of talks on Tuesday and Wednesday there were no talks at all yesterday between Alan Shearer and the Newcastle United Hierarchy. The pain of relegation etched on Shearer and Dowie faces on Sunday  The reason no talks were necessary yesterday, seems to be that Alan has gone through all the items on his [.

Nile Ranger All The Buzz In The England U19 Camp

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Nile Ranger has certainly opened people's eyes with his outtsanding  performance last night for the England U19 side, and he got his first international goal after 85 minutes and generally got high praise from the FA officials who saw the game. Nile Ranger - only one of Newcastle top young talents  Wonder if that's how Alan Shearer [.

Tim Krul Determined To Be Number One Goalkeeper Next Season

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21 year-old Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul is the latest player to pledge his future to Newcastle United, after Steven Taylor, Damien Duff  and Habib Beye have come out since Sunday and said they are going  nowhere. Tim Krul - determined to be number 1 next season  And we understand Alan Shearer will meet with the agents of [.

5 Young Players For Newcastle From The Lower Leagues

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 The Bleacher report had a very good piece out yesterday which is doing the rounds of Newcastle fans and the web-site has identified 11 players, mostly young and British, who would be good buys for Newcastle. They estimate the cost of those 11 players at £31M for Newcastle. Alan Shearer - plenty of young talent to [.

Young Gun Tamas Kadar Aiming For First team Place

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We've already talked today about two young guns who hope to break into the first team next season, 16 year-old Slovenian Haris Vuckic, and 18 year-old English U19 star Nile Ranger.   Tamas Kadar - wants first team spot next season  And a third player, now almost recovered from his terrible leg break he suffered against Sunderland Reserves [.

Top-Class Sebastien Bassong Will Be Valued at £15M

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We would just love to see Sebastien Bassong stay on Tyneside, and try to get us promoted in our first season in the Championship. Sebastien Bassong - fantastic displays for the Magpies this season  But we are also realistic and know Seb is very ambitious and wan to stay playing in the Premier League - or asnother top league - and [.

Money - Brilliant Vuckic Could Push For First Team Next Season

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The players of the past at Newcastle are Michael Owen, Mark Viduka, Fabricio Coloccini and players of the future will be Nile Ranger, Andy Carroll and 16 year-old  budding superstar Haris Vuckic. Haris Vuckic - great performances in Bosnia   While Alan Shearer continues to negotiate with Mike Ashley, he will be no doubt be upbeat about some [.

Steven Taylor Talks About Shearer And Current Players

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The England Under-21 captain Steven Taylor, is of course keen to stay on  and help Newcastle rebuild the squad after this horrific season in which we had so many chances to escape and took none of them. Steven Taylor - keen to help Alan rebuild - quickly In yesterday's Evening Chronicle Steven talked about Alan Shearer and [.

Michael Owen Just A Hopeless Captain With No Leadership

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One of the many things we can learn from our nightmare season, is that we need a good captain, and a good  captain must be a real leader - which is one reason Michael Owen was worse than hopeless for us last year. Michael Owen - thinks - I wonder when I'll play for England again  As [...]

Nile Ranger Scores in First England Under-19 Start

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One thing that can keep currently disconsolate Newcastle fans maybe just a little upbeat, is the youngsters we have at the club, and one of them in particular, 18 year-old Nile Ranger, is already starring for the England U19 team. Nile Ranger - one for the future - the short term future? The 6′2″ Newcastle United striker [.

Shearer Testing Commitment And Resources Of Mike Ashley

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Another day has gone by in the negotiations between Alan Shearer and the Newcastle hierarchy, and while both parties seem to want an agreement, Alan seems to be testing the commitment and resources of Mike Ashley to the Newcastle club, before he will sign on the bottom line. Alan Shearer - tough negotiator However, Â we understand the [.

Taylor Has Chance To Impress At European Championships

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We saw yesterday that our local lad with a Geordie fighting spirit, Steven Taylor, will lead the England Under-21 side into this summer's European Championships in Sweden - where they have to have a decent chance of winning the whole  thing! Steven Taylor - big opportunity to impress  Stuart Pearce has named an extremely strong side for [.

A New Newcastle Squad Is Big Part Of The Negotiations

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We are learning a little more of what happened at yesterday's meeting which went on for around 8 hours, but Alan was in talks only with Derek Llambias, Newcastle's Managing Director. Alan Shearer - wants to completely reshape squad Apparently there is a lot of bargaining and discussion going on in these talks and it may still [.

Newcastle Being Sold To Consortium - Categorically Untrue

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That stuff about Newcastle being sold - that we found so hard to believe last night - it looks like it's another made-up story by the gossip press - as we had half expected. Keith Harris - denies talking to consortium in Newcastle yesterday Keith Harris, the investment banker hired to try to sell Newcastle last year has dismissed [.

Shearer Talks End With No Agreement - Takeover Talks Again?

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Todays' talks, which were a straight continuation form last night ended,  with Alan Shearer left this afternoon at 4:02 pm with still no agreement reached. Alan Shearer - completed second day of talks with club hierarchy They were hardly going to have a long night tonight, with the European Champions League Final taking place, and Alan will no doubt [.

Let’s Hope Alan Shearer Buys British!

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We've just about had our fill of foreign players coming into the Newcastle club, for huge transfer fees and on huge wages, and not give a hoot about Newcastle United. Alan Shearer - cannot go far wrong buying British  And as we will see this summer, they will be  leaving Newcastle just as soon as they can [.

Timetable Of Yesterday’s Events At Darsley Park Training Center

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We now have a time-line of events for yesterday's meeting at the Benton training grounds. Mike Ashley talks to Derek Llambias yesterday Thanks to the Evening Chronicle here is a list of events and time-frames of yesterday's meetings between Shearer, Ashley and others. 2:00 pm: Big Al is driven into the club's Benton HQ by his assistant Iain [.

15 Newcastle Players Earn Over £50K A Week - What A Disgrace!

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Lee Ryder of the Evening Chronicle has a little more news on the talks yesterday, as the local papers try to understand what issues exist, between Alan Shearer and Mike Ashley. Mike Ashley yesterday - but I don't have £15M - well not on me anyway It seems that Alan is seeking agreement from [..

Lovenkrands Could Stay At Newcastle - If Wanted

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We were a little disppointed to hear from Peter Løvenkrands' agent yesterday, that he was like any other player, and wanted to play in the top leagues. Peter Lovenkrands - we hope he stays at Newcastle  While not directly saying it, it looked like Peter would therefore want to leave Tyneside, and we did think that a [.

Shearer And Ashley Meet For 7 Hours - Discussions Ongoing

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The Newcastle Journal has some good information today about the meeting that took place yesterday between Mike Ashley and Alan Shearer at the Darsley Park Training facilities. Mike Ashley - in happier times at Newcastle  They are reporting that the meeting lasted 7 hours and culminated in an apology being issued  on the Newcastle United web-site by the owner, [.

Newcastle To Become Better and Stronger Through Relegation

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We had many many chances to avoid relegation, but we just didn't take the chance, because the team was simply not good enough. The new face of Newcastle United ? The players we have are not good enough in skills, heart, fighting spirit and too many of them are not even proud to wear the shirt. But that [.

10 Overpaid Players To Leave Newcastle In The Summer

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We've seen it in the comments with our readers, and it's also true that this will be the biggest change in Newcastle's squad for many many years - good. Michael Owen - the worst deal for a club in Premier League history That's because we are forced to unload some of our high wage earners, but there [.

Newcastle Club To Become Better And Stronger Through Relegation

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Shearer Expected To Sign Newcastle Deal Wednesday

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The news we are getting is that Mike Ashley met with Alan Shearer around noon time yesterday, and spent the afternoon talking to Alan, about lots of issues at the club. Alan Shearer - decks should be cleared for him to sign on today - we hope! There are a number of important issues that Alan wants [.

Club Statement From Mike Ashley - An Apology

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Mike Ashley, the owner of Newcastle United, who has been in talks today with Alan Shearer, has released a statement tonight on the Newcastle United official web- site. This is how the statement reads: "Seeing Newcastle United relegated from the Premier League has been a catastrophe for us all." "I fully accept that mistakes were made during [.

Leeds Prolific Striker Jermaine Beckford Up For Sale

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One of the really interesting things for Newcastle fans this summer is who Newcastle will attempt to recruit to the club. Jermaine Beckford - Leeds 6′2″ porofic striker Alan Shearer has to put together a squad that is tough enough and physical enough to do more than well in our first season in the Championship.

This Squad Will Never Be Forgotten At Newcastle - Ever

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John Hall is a former Chairman of Newcastle United in the Keegan days, but more importantly, he is a life- long fan of the Newcastle Club. John Hall - team was rubbish - useless on Sunday And it seems he was as disgusted as the rest of us with the pathetic, heartless, gutless and demoralizing display of [.

Praise From Llambias For Mr. Newcastle - Alan Shearer

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wIt looks like the extremely vital talks between Mike Ashley, Derek Llambias and Alan Shearer have commenced, as reported early this morning by the Times reporter, George Caulkin, and we hope to see agreement and an orchestrated plan coming out of the meetings, so the club can move forward again. Alan Shearer - manager in waiting   These [.

Dedicated Habib Beye Pledges Future To Newcastle - GREAT!

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It's not really too surprising that Habib Beye today has pledged his future to Newcastle United, despite the nightmare of relegation to the Championship. Habib Beye - dedicated to the club I love * * with kind permission from the Everly Brothers The Evening Chronicle today is reporting that Beye, who has just one year left on [.

Newcastle Need To Show Big Dose Of Humility Next Season

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Are we the only ones who are starting to feel a little upbeat and even excited by the future at Newcastle - isn't that weird! Alan Shearer - in prayer earlier this season After being decimated, angry and in shock for at least 36 hours, some of the despondency is starting to fade away just a little, and things [.

Alan Shearer Apologizes To Newcastle Fans For Relegation

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It's a quote we saw from Alan Shearer yesterday, and we didn't put it in an article, but we'll take a look this morning at Al's message to the loyal, faithful and simply magnificent Newcastle United fans. Newcastle fans - let down by too many gutless  players at the club Our fans  have deserved so much better [.

Alan Shearer Newcastle Announcement Could Come Later Today

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We had heard from a number of quarters in the last 8 weeks, since Alan Shearer came on board, that Alan and Mike Ashley get along quite well - very well in fact from all accounts.  Alan Shearer - Hey Mike - can you hear me - I need some transfer funds!  With Mike knowing so little [...]

Steven Taylor - Dressing Room Was Like A Funeral

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Steven Taylor, that Geordie warrior who did his best to save the club, but to no avail, has again pledged himself to his home-town club today. Steven Taylor - England Under-21 captain going nowhere Steven, who seemed more than devastated at the final whistle on Sunday talked today about how he felt after the game - where [.

Nicky Butt Is Shearer’s Key Man Next Season - What!

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It will soon be obvious how a Championship team has to run its business, and no wonder there is such a gap between Championship sides and Premier League sides - and that big is money.  Nicky Butt - key man for Newcastle next season It's fuelled by the amazing revenues the world-wide TV rights bring into Premier League clubs, [.

Newcastle Players Express Wishes To Both Stay And Leave

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It looks like quite a few players have already said they will be leaving Newcastle United in the summer. Peter Lovenkrands - wants to stay in top class football  Peter Lovenkrands, the Danish striker, who has spent the last six months at St James Park on a short-term deal, is now likely to move on, in the summer.

Shearer Hints Strongly To Players He Will Return As Manager

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The Times and George Caulkin, one of the very best reporters on Newcastle United we know about, have a good article out this morning on Alan Shearer. The following article is a bit longer than we usually put out, but contains some good information, taken from the Times story, which as usual is a well [.

Not Many First Teamers To Stay On At Newcastle

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It's Memorial Day today in the US, and we just had our son, Neil, over for Memorial Day outdoor barbecue stuff.  Leader, spokesman and image of Newcastle - things cannot be that bad And would you believe the conversation turned to Newcastle and we talked about who should stay, and generally agreed this is a kick up [.

With Owen Gone - Make Habib Beye Newcastle Captain

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Habib Beye has spoken to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today, and since we respect Beye a lot for his spirited displays and his leadership at the club, it's worth taking a look at what the Senegal International has to say. Habib Beye - guts galore when playing for Magpies  The Newcastle right-back (or center-back) told the Chronicle: "I wanted to [.

Vote For “The Newcastle United Blog” Player Of The Season

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We have just put up a poll for the Newcastle United Blog player of the season for 2008-2009. We have 10 players on the short list to choose from, and yes some of them probably shouldn't even be on there. Buit some lads have played well for us, especially over these last several crucial games. Players must [.

Sebastien Bassong Named In Cameroon Squad For World-Cup Qualifiers

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Great news today for our star player last season, Sebsatien Bassong. Â Â Cameroon have named Newcastle United center-back Sebastien Bassong in their squad for the World Cup qualifier against Morocco on June 7, the national soccer federation said on Monday. Paris-born Bassong, 22, is a former French Under-21 international but because he did not play a competitive match [.

Massive Changes Needed At Newcastle To Avoid A Leeds

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Not surprisingly,on the day when Alan Shearer's 8 week contract expires at Newcastle, he has been interviewed by the Newcastle Journal, at some length. A gutted Alan Shearer at the end of the game yesterday Alan is adamant that massive changes - and he means MASSIVE changes will need to be made quickly at the club, otherwise [.

Last 45 Minutes Epitomized The Newcastle Season

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In the second half of yesterday's game, you would hardly have thought that Newcastle's Premier League survival rested on Newcastle scoring a goal. Newcastle United Squad - 2008-2009 - a disgrace! Â In fact Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Friedel was hardly bothered at all in the second half, and didn't have one save to make, and when you [.

Shearer Already Bringing Diginity And Pride Back To Newcastle

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It's all very strange we know, but Newcastle could get more respect now than they've ever had in the past.   Alan Shearer - was in utter shock after yesterday's game   The "massive" club that is (was?) Newcastle United, were relegated basically because in the last 45 minutes of the season they had weary legs and were tired, [.

Shearer And Newcastle United Hierarchy To Discuss Future

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The Newcastle United Managing Director Derek Llambias has issued a short statement about relegation, and it's the first time we've heard form him for many weeks.  Derek Llambias - relegation is huge disappointment   We needed just one goal to survive yesterday, and every other club cooperated, but we couldn't even score one goal to stay up [.

Shearer - Players Have To Take Ultimate Responsibility

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We have always said that when it come down to it, it's the players who must take the ultimate responsibility of taking Newcastle United to relegation from the Premier League for the first time in their history. Â Â Alan Shearer - completely gutted yesterday After the game yesterday - in our utter desperation at being relegated when it [.

Alan Shearer Completely Gutted By Newcastle Relegation

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Alan Shearer talked after the game and he says the team has no excuses, and cannot really complain as far as the results go, and on being in the Championship next season. Alan Shearer - looks completely gutted - just how we feel Newcastle United manager Alan Shearer admitted after the game this afternoon that his side [.

Mike Ashley Needs To Apologize To Newcastle Fans

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Mike Ashley now looks like the real villain in all of this, as he took a perfectly good side, and must have worked really hard, because in a short 9 months we went from having a good start to the season, to being a pathetic football team and relegated. This picture will give Newcastle fans nightmares [.

Newcastle Disastrous Season Ends In Relegation

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As it turns out we needed just one point from our last two games to secure survival, but such was the incompetence of this Newcastle team, that they couldn't even score a goal and were beaten by Fulham 1-0, at home mind you, and in front of a sell-out 52,000 fans - and today [...]

Michael Owen Fit - On The Bench - Lovenkrands, Edgar Start

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Newcastle manager Alan Shearer is forced to change his back four with Habib Beye (hamstring) and Sebastien Bassong (suspended) not being available, and as expected David Edgar and Fabricio Coloccini come in for this crucial game. And Damien Duff maintains his place at left back, with Jose Enrique on the bench, and that's a [.

David Edgar Likely To Start For Newcastle Today

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A couple of years ago David Edgar looked a bright prospect indeed for Newcastle, and we all remember the fantastic goal he scored ta St. James' Park against Manchester United on January 1st, 2007, when it took him all of 15 minutes to get the smile off his face after he had brilliantly beaten top [..

Bruce May Leave Wigan But Not For Newcastle

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Some rather strange comments form Geordie Steve Bruce today, and you can read into his statement he may be leaving Wigan, but not for Newcastle. Steve Bruce - is he moving on from Wigan? It seems like Steve's position at Wigan is under debate, since he has refused to pledge his future to the club. Bruce has been [.

Roeder - Shearer Continued To Play Aston Villa Game On One Leg

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The last time Newcastle beat Aston Villa at Villa Park was on 11th February, 2006, in Glenn Roeder's second game in charge of the club, after taking over as caretaker coach following the sacking of Graeme Souness. Alan Shearer - tremendous bravery shown on field Glen of course had a terrific start to his management career winning [.

Glenn Roeder - Armageddon If Newcastle Relegated

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Former Newcastle manager and captain Glenn Roeder has given his verdict on Newcastle's future if they are relegated, and it's not good reading. Glenn Roeder - Armageddon if Newcastle relegated Roeder talked today about the almost likely relegation of Newcastle United today, the club he managed from February, 2006 until he was sacked in May, 2007.

Steven Taylor Staying At Newcastle - Whatever Happens

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Geordie lad Steven Taylor, true to form, has today insisted he will be staying with Newcastle United - even if we are relegated this afternoon. Steven Taylor - can he do this again this afternoon? Steven is a gutsy local lad, who plays his heart out for the side, as he grew up in close- by Whitley [.

Shearer To Stay And Concentrate On Youth Development

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Alan Shearer has obviously been set alight by the role of manager at Newcastle, and even in these dire days for the club, Shearer has remained upbeat , and seems to be enjoying the challenge immensely. Alan Shearer - will stay on as Newcastle manager Alan has talked to the Sunday Sun this morning, and it seems [.

Aston Villa vs Newcastle - Preview - Ecstasy Or Disaster

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This afternoon's game is one of the most crucial in Newcastle United history. It's one of the most crucial because if we lose or even win and other games go against us, we will be relegated for the first time in 16 years to the second division of the English Football league, now called the [...]

The Plans Of Mice And Men - And Newcastle United

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Alan Shearer believes, as many Geordie fans do, that Newcastle's season could have been so different, if the club hadn't sold some of their best players. Shay Given - could/would have saved us Shearer told the Daily Express today: "There have been mistakes made," "James has gone on and had a very good season with Aston Villa.

Steven Taylor - We Can Survive On Sunday!

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Steven Taylor is 99% Geordie having been born in Greenwich and moving to Whitley Bay when he was 2 weeks old, and yes he will upset about the 99% piece. Steven Taylor - we can survive But having been brought up supporting Newcastle United, and being a ball boy during the Kevin Keegan era, he [...]

Let’s Clear The Decks If Newcastle Relegated

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We're not saying for one minute that getting relegated will be a good thing for Newcastle United. Alan Shearer - please clear the decks in the summer But if we do end up getting rlegated there are some positive ways to look at it, and one of them is to take the opportusanity to clear the decks [...]

Newcastle Writing Final Chapter Of Horror Novel Tomorrow

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Newcastle United could well be writing the last chapter of the soap opera called Newcastle United, and the book turn its last page with relegation at 6:00 pm tomorrow afternoon. Shearer - will get updates on other relegation clashes That's unless there's a surprise ending. This blog has been in existence for a short two years.

Fraser Forster To Sign 5 Year Deal At Newcastle

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One of the things we have enjoyed writing about over the last two years, is the progress of our excellent youngsters. Fraser Forster - top goalkeeping prospect In fact that's the single and only bright spot at the Tyneside club, and it looks like Newcastle United Hexham-born goalkeeper Fraser Forster is set to commit his long-term future [.

Let’s Hope Shearer Can Spur Newcastle To Great Performance

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The game against Aston Villa on Sunday will be one of the most important in Newcastle history, but we already have Beye, Bassong and Barton missing, with news last night that Michael Owen is extremely doubtful.  Alan Shearer - CRUCIAL game on Sunday  So it doesn't come much harder for a manager and we don't know if [.

Michael Owen Now Unlikely To Play On Sunday

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The bad news we heard last night is that captain Michael Owen, who is scheduled to return to full training tomorrow, may not make the Sunday game after all, because his groin is still said to be very tight. Michael Owen - not fit - well what a big surprise!  It will be a terrible way for [...]

Shearer - No Qualms Playing Nile Ranger - Beye Out!

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We just watched the pre-game interview on Newcastle United TV, with Alan Shearer, previewing the Villa game, and we have to say Shearer seemed full of confidence, and to say he looked upbeat is an understatement. Nile Ranger - could start on bench on Sunday  In the very difficult job of football manager, with the emotions managers have to [.

Jose Enrique Fit For Survival Sunday’s Crucial Game

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Good news this morning that Jose Enrique has handed Alan Shearer a Survival Sunday fitness boost, as the Newcastle United web site puts it. Jose Enrique - back in full training  Jose has made a return to full training ahead of the relegation decider at Aston Villa, and should be up for selection for one of the most [.

Bassong Wants To Play For Newcastle Next Season

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We half expected somebody to clarify Seb Bassong's statement of yesterday, because we're sure it didn't come out exactly as he had intended.  Seb Bassong - clarifies statement of yesterday And the news the Evening Chronicle is putting out today, is that Sebastien Bassong isn't ready to jump ship if Newcastle United are relegated on Sunday.

Shearer - I’m 100% Certain We Can Get Out Of This

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There's one thing we always noticed about Alan Shearer when he was playing - he was mentally as tough as nails. Alan Shearer - 100% certain we can survive And he's had a very tough baptism in football management but the way a complete winner like Alan will look at it, whether we survive or not, is [.

Billionaire Buys Newcastle - Gets Them Relegated

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One thing we are thinking about right now, is it could only be at Newcastle that a Billionaire buys the club, and then had them relegated within two seasons.  Brad Friedel - Villa aiming for 5th place Somehow, that didn't seem to happen at Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Aston Villa, to name some other clubs acquired [.

We Hope We’ll Leave Newcastle In Better Shape - Dowie

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It seems that one good thing that may come out next week is that Alan Shearer will be appointed long term manager, whatever the outcome of our game on Sunday at Villa Park. Iain Dowie - we hope we've left Newcastle in better shape The two local papers in Newcastle,, the Journal and the Evening Chronicle have [.

Playing In Championship Would Be Step Backwards - Bassong

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It doesn't look like defender Sebastien Bassong will be with us next season if we manage to get ourselves relegated to the Championship next season. Bassong - I am an ambitious boy  Bassong, who is just 22, was sent off in Newcastle's 1-0 home defeat by Fulham last weekend, and has said today that if Newcastle go [.

Dowie Delighted With Impressive Viduka Displays

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Since Alan Shearer arrived at the club, one player who had been transformed and revitalized is Aussie striker Mark Viduka. Mark Viduka - in new strip last Saturday And Newcastle Assistant manager Iain Dowie feels that Mark Viduka is completely ready for the game on Sunday, and we think if Newcastle can survive, Mark will still be [.

Sheerer Looks To Kevin Nolan For Super Game Sunday

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Alan Sheraer, not for the first time, has come out and praised the attitutude of former Bolton battler, Kevin Nolan. Kevin Nolan - great against Middlesbrough  Shearer told the Evening Chronicle today: "I left Kevin out, and he was disappointed, and rightly so."  "I think it says a lot about him and his character, and the measure of [.

Let’s Stop Blaming Manchester United And Save Ourselves

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We have never been people who look for excuses when things don't go right. Alex Ferguson responsible for Newcastle demise - let's stop this rubbish  And we have to admit to being frustrated at all the news going on about what team Sir Alex Ferguson will field against Hull City at the KC stadium next Sunday.

Fans Have Every Right To Be Sceptical of Newcastle Players

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Alan Shearer and Iain Dowie have to remain positive and give it their very best shot on Sunday at Villa Park, and there is a chance, a small chance, that we can indeed beat the odds. Iain Dowie - working hard to keep the spirits training camp high Iain says the belief and positive attitudes are still there [.

Martins - We’ll Fight To Stay In Premier League

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Oba Martins told the official Newcastle United site yesterday, that it would mean everything to him if Newcastle United pulled off survival - somehow - at Aston Villa on Sunday. Oba Martins - in new strip last Saturday The chances of that however, given we just lost at home to Fulham, who are a poor away side, [.

Bassong One Of Six EPL Players Who Don’t Deserve The Drop

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Since we are looking for all the good news we can about Newcastle right now, we had a heads up that Seb Bassong has been picked out as one of the six players who don't derserve to be relegated. Â Â Sebastien Bassong - just great for Newcastle this season The piece is in the EPL blog Who Ate [...]

Newcastle Goose Was Cooked Against Fulham

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We had the best performance we had seen from a Newcastle side for a long long time, and they were cheered off the pitch after winning one of the most crucial games in Newcastle's history. We had so much hope when this photo was taken  Yes, we hope that's what will be said about the lads on Sunday evening, [.

Steven Taylor Must Be Massive For Newcastle On Sunday

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We heard yesterday that Newcastle's appeal against Bassong's red card, against Fulham, was turned down. Steven Taylor - club needs massive game from the local lad on Sunday A statement from the FA, regarding the Basssong appeal, read as follows: "A claim for wrongful dismissal by Newcastle United defender Sebastien Bassong was rejected.

Nile Ranger May Get Chance On Sunday

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We've already had some disappointing news today on the injury front this morning, and we were surprised and disappointed that Andy Carroll is out of Sunday's game, but maybe that will give a chance to our wonder kid  Nile Ranger. Nile Ranger - will be a substitute for Sunday  With Carroll and maybe Owen missing the game [.

Dowie - Don’t Assume Shearer Is Staying At Newcastle

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Newcastle's Assistant manager Iain Dowie has warned Newcastle supporters not to presume that Alan Shearer is definitely taking over in the long-term come the summer. Ian Dowie -  go and get fit  for Sunday!  It has been widely reported that Shearer is set to agree a permanent deal to become Newcastle's new manager, and we were [.

Carroll Out, Owen And Enrique Doubtful for Sunday

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After believing from what we were told yesterday that Michael Owen has no injury to his groin we are now told that it will be touch and go whether Owen and Jose Enrique will be fit for Villa Park on Sindbad. The really bad news is that Andy Carroll is out with ruptured ankle ligaments [...]

Early Look at Newcastle Team For Critical Sunday Game

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We know the game is still 5 days away, but since it's such an important game for Newcastle United, one the most important in our history, we'll discuss the potential team today. Â Â Peter Lovenkrands - we'd like to see this player start on Sunday Unfortunately we heard that Bassong is out earlier today, because the English FA [.

Bassong Red Card Appeal Turned Down By English FA

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As we had half expected, Newcastle United's appeal to overturn the red card shown to Sebastien Bassong in Saturday's home defeat against Fulham, has been rejected. Sebastien Bassong - could have played last game for Newcastle Newcastle had nothing to lose of course, so appealed the sending off in a case of wrongful dismissal, after the 22 [.

Duff Has been Brilliant For Us At Left-Back - Alan Sheraer

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One player who will come in for no criticism from us next Monday, is Ireland International Damien Duff.  Damien Duff - excellent season at Newcastle  The Dublin born player hasn't had a good time of it at Newcastle, since he was signed in the summer of 2006.   But this has been his best season without doubt, and [.

Bobby Robson Helping Shearer To Rescue Magpies

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Alan Shearer who's had more than a tough baptism to management in the last 7 weeks, has revealed he has been getting advice from his former manager - the great Sir Bobby Robson.  Sir Bobby Robson - one of the great Newcastle managers  Alan Shearer is a straight forward guy, but tough as nails mentally, and he [.

Shearer Wants Newcastle Heroes To Stand Up And Be Counted

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Alan Shearer has come out today and told his players to make themselves into "Newcastle United Heroes" by beating the drop at Aston Villa on Sunday. Newcastle players can become heroes - just like Alan Obviously Alan read our story about being heroes on Sunday. We wanted Alan to play "Heroes" by David Bowie in the [.

Former Chairman Freddy Shepherd Tries To Rewrite History

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Mike Ashley and Chris Mort criticized the financials a lot when they first took over Newcastle United in May, 2007. Freddy Shepherd - taking his chance to rewrite history And of course the individual who was pinpointed was former Chairman Freddy Shepherd, and Freddy is taking his opportunity today to blast Mike for taking the club down.

When Did Alan Shearer Miss A Game With A Sore Groin - Never!

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There is some good news today that the scan carried out on Michael Owen's groin yesterday revealed there is no serious injury with his groin. So why wasn't he playing Saturday? Alan Shearer - willing to play through pain  And we've been wanting to say this for a while, but when was the last time Alan Shearer [.

If Newcastle Are Relegated - All First Team Squad Up For Sale

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The Newcastle Journal is reporting today that Newcastle United will put every single player up for sale if their Premier League survival bid at Aston Villa on Sunday fails. Michael Owen - biggest disappointment this year - asnd he's our captain   As we have indicated many times on this blog, relegation will be a financial nightmare for the [.

Newcastle Survival Watch - Sunderland Lose!

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Sunderland were beaten at Portsmouth by 3-1 tonight, which means with one game to go they are 2 points ahead of Newcastle on 36 points, with a goal difference of -19. Newcastle have a goal difference of -18 and therfore a Newcastle win on Saturday and if Sunderland don't win against Chelsea will see Newcastle overtake [.

If We Are To Go Down - Let’s Go Down Fighting!

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There will be all kinds of comments from the Newcastle players this week about how we are still able to survive. Just like there was last week. Alan Shearer - don't turn up if your heart is not 100% for this club We're not criticizing that, because the players give interviews as part of their jobs, and [.

Shearer Trying To Revive Newcastle’s Brittle Bunch

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ALAN Shearer has vowed to rally his Newcastle United squad as they prepare for Sunday's do-or-die final-day trip to Aston Villa. Iain Dowie and Alan Shearer Let's hope there's a few of these on Sunday The Newcastle players were said to be disconsolate and depressed in the dressing room following Saturday's disastrous 1-0 defeat against Fulham.

Newcastle Appeal Bassong Red Card - Worth A Try

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Newcastle United have launched an official appeal against the Bassong red card he received on Saturday - well it's worth a try - that's for sure. Sebastien Bassong - Newcastle will appeal his red card The English Football Association have today confirmed Newcastle have contested the sending off. The posting on the Newcastle web-sire today said: "Bassong was [.

Habib Beye Has Hamstring Injury

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Newcastle manager will not be able to play his strongest line-up at Aston Villa next Sunday. Habib Beye - has hamstring injury Alan Shearer will already be without the suspended Frenchman Sebastien Bassong, and defender Habib Beye is also struggling after it emerged the Senegal ace has picked up a hamstring injury.

It All Will Be Alex Ferguson’s Fault

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Steven Taylor summed up the mood in the Newcastle United dressing room after the Fulham defeat by uttering: "We're devastated." Steven Taylor - devastated by loss But the Newcastle defender sees no reason why the Magpies can't beat Aston Villa on the final day of the season. Well Steven , we've won just two games away from home [.

How The (Almost) Mighty Have Fallen

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It was a tough first game at Old Trafford and we were under pressure but Oba Martins scored after 22 minutes, but then the Red devils equalized through Darren Fletcher after another two minutes. Kevin Keegan - 4 points in first 2 games But we got a 1-1 draw and although disappointed we didn't ge the win.

The Positive Side Of Relegation at Newcastle

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We were very upset that Newcastle on Saturday, when they had a massive chance to deliver the goods for the Newcastle fans, let us down - once again. Alan Shearer - we hope he stays on even if we are relegated And yesterday was not a good day for us, and not a good day for Newcastle [...]

Shearer Motivational Skills Will Be Sorely Tested

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Alan Shearer has been talking about the extremely crucial game at Aston Villa, that will determine the league the club will be in for next season. Alan Shearer - going through tough baptism in management Our own destiny is again out of our hands after the very disappointing 1-0 home defeat against Fulham.

Shearer Sweats On Owen Scan - But Why?

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Michael Owen, who has always been injury prone, surprised Newcastle fans on the negative side again, when he failed to play on Saturday with a groin problem. Michael Owen - hardly key player for Newcastle this year Newcastle United's new manager Alan Shearer will find out today if Michael Owen will be fit for the final game [.

Message to Newcastle’s £74M Squad - We Can Be Heroes!

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Our overpaid and under-performing stars can still be heroes next Sunday evening. David Bowie - "We Can Be Heroes" David looks worried in case Newcastle go down But to be sure and to be real heroes the lads would need to get a win, and that would be only their 3rd away win of the season. That could [.

Newcastle Survival Watch - WBA Relegated - Two To Go

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We're looking for any good news we can find today, and Liverpool have just put on another solid display to beat West Brom 2-0, at the Hawthorns. Steven Gerrard - scored first Liverpool goal This means that WBA, the only team Newcastle have achieved the double over this season, will definitely go down.

Newcastle Survival Depends On Which Team Turns Up At Villa

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Next Sunday at Villa Park, will it be the Newcastle team that turned out on Monday night against Middlesbrough, and gave it all they had for 90 minutes, or will it be the usual rather depressing team that has turned out far too many times for Newcastle this season, when it all seems just too [...]

Shepherd Preparing Takeover with USA and Middle-East Backers

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The Sunday Sun is reporting today that former Chairman Freddy Shepherd is in talks with investors from the USA and the Middle East - who have plenty of money to meet Ashley's asking price - or so we are told. Freddy Shepherd - in talks with financial investors But do we really want Shepherd back as Chairman?

Michael Owen Newcastle Deal - The Worst In History

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There was something too familiar yesterday, when we heard that Michael Owen had withdrawn at the very last moment from the Newcastle team to play their vital game with Fulham, which of course we ended up losing because we again couldn't score any goals, and may now be doomed to the Championship. Michael Owen - can [.

Newcastle Can Hardly Blame Referees For Their Demise

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We heard Alan Shearer blaming referee Howard Webb last night, for not allowing Mark Viduka's goal yesterday after 50 minutes. Alan Shearer - should rip into his players - not the referee But let's not play the blame game, or the woulda coulda shoulda game. Mark's goal should have been allowed and Nicky Butt should have [.

Newcastle 0 Fulham 1 - Newcastle Fail Their Fans

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 The worst possible thing happended today as Newcastle unbelievably went down to yet another home defeat against Fuilham, this time by 1-0, and Hull City got a good 1-1 draw at Bolton. This means that Newcastle are 3rd bottom again, with Hull one point clear, and now if Newcastle don't get at least a point in their [.

Owen Out Injured - Martins Starts For Newcastle

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This is the news we didn't want to hear today - that Michael Owen is missing from today's line-up - after picking up a groin strain in training on Friday. So Alan Shearer makes the one forced change to the side which beat Middlesbrough 3-1 on Monday night, with Oba Martins coming in for [...]

Shearer Hints At Manager Position at Newcastle

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There is a very good interview this morning in the local Shields Gazette with Newcastle club manager Alan Shearer. Alan Shearer - loves the job at Newcastle Alan has admitted today that he has been through every emotion imaginable since taking charge of Newcastle United on April Fool's Day. But Newcastle fans will tell him that it will [.

Nile Ranger - Newcastle Star Of The Future

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Nile Ranger has again been included in the England Under-19 squad, at the end of what has been an amazing first season for him at Newcastle. Nile Ranger - signing a new 4 year improved contract earlier this year Ranger had another good game in front of Shearer, when the Newcastle Reserves side beat Ashington 4-0 in [.

Alan Shearer The Only Man For The Newcastle Job

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Kevin Nolan has come out today and said it is vital for the future of the Newcastle club, that Alan Shearer is appointed the new long-term manager. Kevin Nolan - vital that Shearer stays at Newcastle January signing Kevin Nolan from Bolton wants Shearer to stay on - and he told the Daily Telegraph today: "The more he's [.

Press Leaks Don’t Come From Well-Run Clubs

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Apparently the Newcastle squad was disappointed Alan Shearer's new code of conduct was leaked to the gossip press. Alan Shearer - new code of conduct leaked We'd really like to know who leaked the news to the press, and we did understand after the leak, that Shearer was trying to ascertain who did it.

Shearer Gets So Much Respect - Mark Viduka

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The Journal has a new interview with Mark Viduka this morning, although half of it seems to be what he said following the great Middlesbrough win. Mark Viduka in training - take that! Mark is getting a lot of good press back in Australia, as the fans there have read all about his great game last Monday [.

Shearer Like Alex Ferguson - He Gets To Know Everything

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The Daily Telegraph has a good quote from local lad Steven Taylor this morning. Alan Shearer - gets to know everything going on The Newcastle defender, who has played extremely well for Newcastle over the last three months, says that it's hard to hide anything from new boss Alan Shearer, because he has so many contacts in [.

Shearer Hints At New Michael Owen Contract

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Alan Shearer has played his hand a little today by suggesting if he was a Newcastle fan (which he is), he would want Michael Owen to stay at Newcastle, assuming the club survives in the Premier League. Alan Shearer watching Michael Owen in training  Alan talked about Michael Owen this morning: "As a Newcastle fan I would like [.

Barton Banned Additional Week - Newcastle Meeting Went Fine

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The Daily Telegraph is reporting this morning that Joey Barton, 26, who was suspended following a dressing-room argument with manager Alan Shearer, following his red card against Liverpool, has now been told to stay away another week, which will take us all to the end of the season, a week on Monday.

Shearer’s Take On The Fulham Game Tomorrow

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Alan Shearer is nothing if not down to earth, and he has talked today about the game tomorrow againhst a good Fulham side, and that we cannot get carried away. Newcastle players doing their "All Hail To Shearer" routine today  Shearer talked about our game tomorrow against Fulham, which will hardly be an easy game for the lads: "We [.

Newcastle vs Fulham - Match Preview - All Or Nothing

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 Newcastle's game against Fulham tomorrow is the second crucial game for the team in the last six days, and we are going to be disappointed, if the lads cannot somehow get a win tomorrow afternoon.  It's going to be alot harder than it was against Middlesbrough, as Fulham are a top team, and currently 7thy [.

The Newcastle United Blog Nominated by EPL

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We have been informed today from the EPLTALK web-site, that our Newcastle blog has been nominated for best Best EPL Club Blog. This is what we have been told by Christopher Harris, the editor of EPLTALK this morning: I'm writing to congratulate you on being nominated for the following category in the inaugural EPL Awards: * Best EPL Club Blog The [.

Job One For Bassong Is Fighting To Keep Newcastle Up

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Sebastien Bassong has been of the rare huge successes in what has been a terrible season for Newcastle United. Sebastien Bassong - young Frenchman has been Newcastle's best player  Sebastien Bassong had another strong game for Newcastle on Monday night, and we could have had a second home clean sheet on the trot but for the unfortunate [.

Steven Taylor Epitomizes The Great Newcastle Spirit

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Steven Taylor epitomized the Newcastle spirit on Monday night, when not only did he have a solid debate alongside Sebastien Bassong, but he also scored a great equalizing goal, after just 9 minutes. Steven Taylor - great game on Monday night   Taylor told the Evening Chronicle today: "For teams coming here, I know they won't like it.

Dane Peter Lovenkrands Coming Good At Newcastle

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Peter Lovenkrands has done well on Tyneside, and has been more than decent when he's played for Newcastle United this year.

Bring Along Those Black And White Flags Tomorrow - Shearer

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When we got just two draws in the first 5 games under Alan Shearer and Iain Dowie, we thought he may have come in too late in the season to save the side. Alan Shearer oversees Newcastle training on Tyneside But after Monday night's tremendous display and win, spirits are high again in the Newcastle camp and [.

Newcastle Must Give It Everything Tomorrow Against Fulham

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If anybody had any doubts as to why Alan Shearer is hailed as a God on Tyneside, then his work over the last 45 days will go a long way to explaining that, to those not having the distinct honor of having been born and bred on Tyneside.  This is Newcastle United Football Club  If that's not [...]

Newcastle Players Owe Fans Another Top-Class Performance

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We need the Newcastle players and the fabulous Newcastle fans to get ready for a repeat of Monday night's game at Newcastle tomorrow, where we need another win against Fulham, if we are to survive in the Premier league this season.  Alan Shearer - we mean business tomorrow against Fulham But nobody has to tell Newcastle manager [.

Enrique Still Out - Smith 50-50 For Vital Fulham Game

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Newcastle manager Alan Shearer will be without left back Jose Enrique for Saturday's crucial  Premier League clash with Fulham, and no doubt will again ask the very capable Damien Duff, who is willing to play anywhere for the side, to fill in again at left back. Alan Smith - only 50-50 for tomorrow's game Alan Smith is [.

Shearer Scoffs At Retirement - Unsure Where Owen Will End Up

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Alan Shearer has today completely slammed overnight reports suggesting that Michael Owen is ready to retire from football at the end of the season. Michael Owen in training as Shearer looks on  Shearer has this morning scoffed at reports Owen is quitting, and has backed his captain to have the last laugh by doing what he does [.

Gossip Paper Should Be Sued Over Owen Retirement Report

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Here they go again, the gossip press have out done themselves today with a rubbish report in the Daily Express saying that Michael Owen will retire at the end fo the season. Michael Owen - not retiring - not at just 29 years old A report on Friday morning has claimed the Newcastle and England striker will [.

Big Atmosphere Tomorrow Is Up To The Players - Beye

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It's just a little strange that lots of our players have come out this week (Nolan, Guthrie, Harper ...)  and said what needs to be done tomorrow, this morning it's the great Habib Beye, but where is our captain, Michael Owen,  in all of this? Habib Beye - would make a great captain for Shearer We seem to [.

Win Against Fulham So Vital For Newcastle Survival

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It's clear after the celebrations of our tremndous win against Middlesbrough, that Newcastle must beat Fulham on Saturday, if they are to survive in the Premier League by our own efforts.  Kevin Nolan - we must win against Fulham  Kevin Nolantalked about surviving today: "It's about this club being in the best league in the world.

After Shearer Pre-Match Team Talk You Give Everything

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Steven Taylor was interviewd after the game on Monday night, and he came across as a lifelong Newcastle fan who had just the goal he thionks will be the most important goal he ever scores for the club. Â Steven Taylor - scoring on Monday night We wonder if Steven thinks scoring the winner in the European Champions [.

Kevin Nolan Character Shows Through At Newcastle

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The euphoria of Monday night's win is starting to wear off  a little, and we realize that we are still in a heck of a relegation battle in the last two games of the season. Kevin Nolan - character has shown through at Newcastle But one cause for hope on Monday was the performance of Kevin Nolan [.

Steve Harper Ready For Any Last Gasp Efforts

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Steve Harper has said today that if Newcastle need a goal in the last few minutes of either of the last two games, he is all ready to move up-field for corners in the dying seconds to try to help the Newcastle lads score. Steve Harper - a decent outfield player We just couldn't stand it if [...]

Australia Coach Waits On Viduka Newcastle Contract - Oh No!

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Mark Viduka's future with Newcastle Uniuted will determine if  he is included in the Australian squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers.  Mark Viduka - will Newcastle offer him new contract? It will be touch and go with Mark at Newcastle because he's been injured so much in his two seasons at Newcastle, where he earns £65K/week.

Jack Charlton Wants Shearer As Permanent Newcastle Manager

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Jack Charlton has urged the Newcastle board to keep Alan Shearer at St James' Park. Jack Charlton - urges Newcastle to keep Shearer at club Jack or Jackie as we knew him in his playing days at Leeds United and England, was manager of Newcastle from 1984-1985, before going on to have a successful 9 year stint [.

Danny Guthrie - We Now Control Our Own Destiny

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Danny Guthrie really wanted to play in the game against Middlesbrough, and it must have shown in practice last week, as Alan Sherarer started Danny Guthrie out wide right in midfield, in a 4-4-2 formation. Danny Guthrie - had good game and some great corners on Monday night  And Danny put in some great crosses on Monday night, and [.

Newcastle Survival Just One Third Complete

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It was great to see the Newcastle players turn up for the game on Monday night against Middlesbrough and put in a performance the fans will long remember - in short they were fabulous. Newcastle United fans - simply the best But after being able to celebrate our first home win in almost 5 months, and only [.

Lovenkrands Deserves Extended Contract At Newcastle

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Peter Lovenkrands has scored three vital goals for Newcastle United this year, and when he gets a chance he usually puts them away.  Peter Lovenkrands - after scoring Newcastle's 3rd goal on Monday And from some of the comments Alan Shearer has made about Peter, and his willingness to drop Owen at Liverpool so Lovenkrands could start [.

Alan Shearer Unwilling To Work With Joey Barton Again

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We understand there is a meeting today between the Newcastle United hierarchy and Joey Barton and his agent, Willie McKay. Alan Shearer - Newcastle manager has had it with Barton  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the future of Joey Barton at the Newcastle United club. Alan Shearer had said the club was looking into a [.

Michael Owen Worked His Socks Off For Us - Shearer

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Alan Shearer has come out today and praised the effort and play of Newcastle captain Michael Owen on Monday night. Michael Owen - worked his socks off for Newcastle on Monday night  Alan Shearer talked to the Evening Chronicle today about Michael's contribution on Monday night: "There were some big performances out there against Boro.

Kevin Nolan A Tremendous Professional - Alan Shearer

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Kevin Nolan had one of his best games for Newcastle on Monday night, when he brilliantly set up Danish International, Peter Lovenkrands, for the third and decisive goal. Kevin Nolan - good game against Middlesbrough  Kevin was also part of Oba Martin's amazing goal, but it looked like it was the great Mark Viduka back-header that got [.

Paul Gascoigne Against Drink Ban - Doing Great!

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Former Newcastle and England great, Paul Gascoigne, has come out today and surprisingly said that football clubs should not stop players from drinking. Paul Gascoigne - looks great again - but against drink ban Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has said he will ban alcohol following Ledley King's arrest for an alleged assault outside a London nightclub the [.

Newcastle Must Continue Job Against Fulham

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We dodged a silver bullet on Monday night when we beat Middlesbrough and hauled ourselves out of the bottom three, for the first time in two months, but we're still not safe from relegation. Alan Shearer - job is still unfinished And Alan Shearer will again ask his Newcastle players and fans to give it everything they's [.

Shearer - Viduka Has Shown Fantastic Desire For Newcastle

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Alan Shearer came through what he described as the biggest game of his career on Monday night,when it really mattered,  and showed he has everything it takes to become a top manager for Newcastle United. Mark Viduka - in action Monday night Both Alan and Gareth Southgate came across on TV before and after the game on [.

With Shearer In Charge Newcastle Have Huge Potential

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It seems certain that Alan Shearer will be named permanent manager at the end of the season, whatever he says when asked if he'll be at the club next season. Dowie and Shearer on Monday night - YES! Mike Ashley hardly has any option, but Shearer is rightly playing coy right now, for the good of the club, [.

Newcastle Must Get Their Act Together In The Summer

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After basking in the glory that was Newcastle's phenomenal win last night, we will allow ourselves just for once, to look forward to the summer. Â Tuncay Sanli - can we get this player from Boro in the summer? Â We have been very reticent to look at any summer transfers, until we know which league we will be [.

Mark Viduka - I’m A Massive Fan Of Alan Shearer

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He had a monumental game last night and this morning Mark Viduka has revealed he considers playing for Alan Shearer at Newcastle United, an honor. Mark Viduka - fabulous display last night   Mark has had injuries galore at Newcastle, and at Middlesbrough before that, but there's never been any doubt about this players' abilities and they were [.

We Still Have To Win Next Two Games - Shearer

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It was out first home win in 5 months, only our seocnd win this year, and only the 7th win in 38 league games this season.  Alan Shearer - pleased with performance last night   But our 3-1 win against Middlebrough last night was something to behold, and with the crowd packed fulk and waving black and white [.

Steven Taylor Was Massive For Newcastle Last Night

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Local lad Steven Taylor, back from injury, was a massive player for Newcastle United in last night's so important do- or-die game against Middlesbrough. Steven Taylor - scoring from excellent Danny Guthrie corner Taylor told the Evening Chronicle today: "I know I have said it before – but this for me is definitely the most important goal I [.

Awesome Display From Mark Viduka Leading The Line

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There was one man for Newcastle who looked absolutely awsome last night, and that was big Australian striker Mark Viduka, who must have had his best game for Newcastle, even though he was unlucky a few times not to score. Mark Viduka - fantastic display leading the line last night  Alan Shearer this morning had just one [.

Newcastle Players Owe Fans Two More Top Class Performances

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As we said before the game last night we've been disappointed at Kevin Nolan's performances at Newcastle so far, but we still think he has a good future at the club, once he settles down. Kevin Nolan - best game in Newcastle colors last night  And Kevin gave a solid display of box to box midfield play [.

Newcastle 3 Middlebrough 1 - All Four Newcastle Goals VIDEO

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 In a game that will be remembered for a long long time on Tyneside, for a gutsy and great Newcastle United performance, when it really mattered, here are the 4 goals Newcastle scored last night. Newcastle 3 Middlesbrough 1

Newcastle Players Awesome - When It Really Mattered

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We have to hold our hands up and say we doubted the lads could do it last night, after just 4 points and four goals in the last 10 games, but last night they got 3 goals and 3 points to prove us wrong, and all credit to the team and Shearer and his staff, [...]

Owen Impressed With Alan Shearer Professionalism

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Michael Owen has spoken out in the Mail today, and says he is happy the last two weeks are finally over. Michael Owen - being substituted last night  Michael has said he's had a terrible two weeks and talked about things this morning, seemingly to get some things off his chest: "On a personal basis, I am glad [.

Shearer Thanks Players For Courage And Determination

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Alan Shearer last night rightly paid tribute to his players, who put in a performance to remember, when it really mattered for the famous Newcastle United club. Mark Viduka - great game last night   There were some great performances from the Newcastle players last night, and none was beter than the display of Mark Viduka, who led [.

Alan Shearer - Give Me Two More Wins

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Alan Shearer has rightly called on his team to finish the season with a flourish, and produce two more big performances against Fulham and Aston Villa to seal the great escape. Alan Shearer and Iain Dowie celebrate Lovekrands 3rd Newcastle goal After the 3-1 derby defeat of Middlesbrough at St. James' Park tonight, in a pulsating game [.

Ispirational Shearer Gets Top Performances From His Players

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It was a pulsating game that was beamed live around the world, and the game showed just what passion Newcastle fans have for this game as Alan Shearer had the Newcastle players playing out of their skins to get a fabulous 3-1 victory over Middlesbrough tonight. Â Â Alan Shearer - players played out of their skins [.

Newcastle 3 Middlesbrough 1 - YES!!!!!

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 After going down to a shock early goal after just 3 minutes this Newcastle side finally showed what they were made of with a magnificent victory tonight at St. James' Park.   This win puts us 4th borttom with just 2 games to play, and we have a better goal difference than the 3 teams beneath [.

Steven Taylor Set For Most Important Game Ever For Newcastle

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We expect the team for tonight's game to be announced within 10 minutes and we expect Steven Taylor to partner Sebsatien Bassong in defense. Steven Taylor - ready for massive game  Steven will be back after a two game absence and he will be sorely needed tonight, to keep the defense very tight so perhaps we can keep [.

Michael Owen, Guthrie And Steven Taylor All Start

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Newcastle manager Alan Shearer makes as many as five changes to the side which was well beaten at Liverpool last weekend with captain Michael Owen and local lad, Steven Taylor in the starting line-up. Owen will start alongside former Boro striker Mark Viduka up front, and Taylor replaces Fabricio Coloccini in central defense, as expected.

Bassong Will Sweat Blood For Newcastle Tonight

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Sebastien Bassong, our 22 year-old center-back signed from Metz last summer, has easily been Newcastle's best player this season, and anything he says we take some notice of, because here's a player who has produced for Newcastle, when it has mattered. Sebastien Bassong - Newcastle's best player this season - easily!

How Come Martins Still Has His Groin Injury?

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We're really surprised and disappointed that Oba Martins is apparently still suffering from his groin injury - which he's had for several months now.  Why on earth was he not sent back to top groin surgeon Dr. Ulrike Muschaweck at her clinic in Munich, Germany to get it fixed? Oba Martins - his groin should have [.

Newcastle vs Middlesbrough - Match Preview

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 Tonight's game is finally the game that will decide our fate for next season, and failure to beat a poor Middlesbrough side at St. James Park, will probably seal our fate to the Championship next season. How many fans would have thought last August that we would be joint bottom of the Premier League, with [.

Dowie Asks Fans For Support - But Will Our Players Produce?

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Iain Dowie has called again for the full backing of the ever faithful Newcastle fans, in tonight's so important league game, which we must win, and failure to do so will probably see us relegated this season. Newcastle Assistant manager - Iain Dowie  The support of the Newcastle fans this season has been one advantage that most [.

Coloccini Understands Importance Of Survival For Newcastle

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Fabricio Coloccini has had an eventful first season for Newcastle, and he is likely to be dropped for tonight's crucial game against Middlesbrough at St. James' Park, as Steven Taylor is expected to return to the side. Fabricio Coloccini - likely to be dopped tonight Fabricio cannot believe his first season has turned out to be so [.

Newcastle Likely To Play 4-3-3 - Guthrie and S. Taylor To Start

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There's really not much Alan Shearer can do tonight, other than to get his players ready to attack Middlesbrough and hopefully get a few goals ahead, to give his players some much needed confidence. Alan Shearer - big test of his management tonight  With Alan's experience of World Cups and European Championships for England in a wonderful [.

Can Newcastle’s Hapless Players Finally Win Tonight?

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Today really is D day for Newcastle United, and we will find out by 10:00 pm tonight local time, whether our players really have the heart for the relegation battle we've be in all this season. Michael Owen - can he score goals?  We've had chances galore this year to get away from the relegation zone, as [.

Cancer Research - Please Help

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One of our long time readers, Chris Flynn, is organizing a football game at St. James' Park on May 26th for charity, and we'd like to help promote the game. Â The game is being organised as part of a scheme the Newcastle football club runs, to let fans play at the stadium. Â All proceeds will go [.

Ashley To Sell for £90M - Give Us A Break - Please

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As we said earlier today we don't think football journalists have much business sense at all. . Freddy Shepherd - Newcastle for £90M - what's he been smoking? And now we hear that Freddy Shepherd is planning a takeover bid of Newcastle United - if they're relegated - and is willing to pay all of £90M for the [.

Michael Owen Likely To Be Recalled By Shearer

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Alan Shearer will need to field an attacking team for tomorrow night against Middlesbrough, because we need some goals to win this game. Michael Owen - lets hope he's doing this tomorrow night  And in terms of experience and previous goal scoring power, we have to think that Alan will start three up front - Martins Viduka [.

Shearer Not Worried By Chelsea Or Manchester United

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Newcastle have been given a chance to recover from the threat of relegation, essentially by their own efforts, since a win at home against Middlesbrough on Monday night will see us 4th from bottom, with just two league games to play. Alex Ferguson - Manchester United should be able to handle Hull And it appears that Alan [.

Harper - Middlebrough Is Must-Win Game - Again

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Steve Harper is a local lad who knows just how important the game with Middlesbrough is on Monday night, and if we cannot capture all 3 points, we can kiss goodbye to the Premier League this season, it's as simple as that. Steve Harper - must-win game - again Steve is trying to keep positive right now, [.

Shearer Planning Pre-Season and Summer Transfer Targets

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There is some not surprising news in the Sunday Sun this morning, that Alan Shearer is making plans to stay on as manager at Newcastle United. Â Dowie and Shearer - at Newcastle for long term? The news is that Alan is already lining up pre-season friendlies and wants to go after Spurs striker Darren Bent, and that's [.

Shearer Will Seek Assurances From Ashley This Summer

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There is a report in The People today from Alan Oliver, the former Evening Chronicle journalist,  that Alan Shearer will seek some assurances from Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, that  there will be no cost cutting at the club. Alan Shearer - needs to sit down with Ashley in the summer   You wonder whether this is true, [.

Newcastle Survival Watch - Hull Lose, WBA Win

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The result we really wanted today happened when when Stoke City beat Hull City by 2-1. Â Â Â But a surprise was that WBA won at home 3-1, against a wilting Wigan side, and are now level on points with Newcastle so WBA are certainly not dead and buried yet. Sunderland gained a good draw at Bolton -0- so [.

Habib Beye Wants 7 Points From Last 3 Games

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Habib Beye is in his usual upbeat moood today, and says we need 7 points from our last 3 games to stay up - if that's true then we'll probably be relegated. Habib Beye - 7 points from last 3 games We should caution our readers that when there were 7 games to go Habib wanted 21 [...]

Last Chance Saloon For Newcastle Players Monday Night

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We have to hope that at 10:00 pm on Monday night we are above Hull City in the league on goal difference, with just 2 games to go in the season. Oba Martins - lost goal scoring touch  That's because we have to hope that Stoke City beat Hull today, and we manage our first home win [...]

Shearer And Dowie Hoping Hull And Sunderland Lose

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Newcastle are at the point this season if Hull and Sunderland start winning any of their final 3 games, heaven forbid, we could be doomed, whatever we do ourselves, which hasn't been much these last 10 games. Dowie and Shearer - have to rely on other teams losing  :( Iain Dowie watched Hull's defeat at Aston Villa on Monday night [.

French Friends Digard And Bassong Hope To Stay In Premier League

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Didier Digard, the young Middlesbrough player, was supposedly a target for Newcastle last summer, but he ended up at Middlesbrough. Didier Digard - Middlesbrough midfielder  It turns out that Didier is a good friend of Newcastle's 22 year-old center-back Seb Bassong, as the two of them have both played for the France Under-21 side and were at [.

Everton After Michael Owen - Take Him

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There are several reports this morning that Everton will offer Michael Owen a contract in the summer. Michael Owen - not worth his wages or transfer fee  Manager David Moyes has done a fantastic job for Everton, and they do not have a lot of money to spend, so they have to look for good free agent [.

Damien Duff Wants Win For Newcastle Fantastic Fans

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Damien Duff has been in surprisingly good consistent form this year, especially since Alan Shearer arrived at Newcastle. Damien Duff - after scoring winner against Spurs last December And Duff  is one of the players we'd like to see Alan hold onto, if we do get relegated to the Championship, and have to unload some of our [.

Nolan Can Still Get The Job Done For Newcastle

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We've been disappointed so far with the performances of Kevin Nolan for Newcastle, since he was signed from Bolton Wanderers in January for £4M.   Kevin Nolan - still has good future at Newcastle United But strangely, we are still fans of the Liverpool born player and think he will turn out to be a good buy for [.

Danny Guthrie Desperate To Play His Part In Survival

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Danny Guthrie hasn't seen much action since Alan Shearer took over at Newcastle, but he has an outside chance of a starting berth against Middlesbrough on Monday night. Danny Guthrie - outside chance of a start on Monday   And we have little doubt that Danny would produce the goods for Newcastle on Monday, unlike a lot of [.

Shearer Can Become Great - Newcastle Players Hopeless

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Jim Smith, who has managed quite a few football clubs in his time, including Newcastle United from 1988 until 1991, thinks Alan Shearer has the pedigree to become a top class manager. Â Jim Smith - Newcastle Manager - 1988 until 1991 Â Â Â Jim has been talking about Newcastle's plight and the future of Alan Shearer, Â to the Evening [.

Steven Taylor Could Get Start Monday Night

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It appears as though Alan Shearer will have Steven Taylor available for Newcastle United's game with Middlesbrough on Monday night. Steven Taylor - should be ready for Monday night   It's another do-or-die survival battle on Monday night, and it would be a nice and very welcome change if we could actually win a game.

Some Shearer Praise For Danish Striker Lovenkrands

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It seems from what Alan Shearer has said this morning, that he has taken a liking to Danish striker Peter Lovenkrands at Newcastle. Peter Lovenkrands - more goal from this player this season? Â Â Shearer talked aboput Peter to the Evening Chronicle this morning: "He's fully recovered now, and he's fit again and back ready to play.

Shearer Likely To Play 4-3-3 And Attack Middlesbrough

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Alan Shearer was asked about the situation - again - about Joey Barton at Newcastle, during his news conference yesterday. Alan Shearer  - likely to play 4-3-3 on Monday night - we need goals  It's hardly surprising that Joey, who cannot play again this season, has asked to stay away from the training ground, and maybe even [.

Usual Nonsense Before Big Game - We’re Not Buying It

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This week it's Jonas Gutierrez who has been tipped to come good on Monday night in Monday's Tyne-Tees derby, which will likely decide which of the two hopeless North-East sides will play in the Championship next season. Jonas Gutierrez - can Argentine Internal come good? For each of our games this year, we've been led to believe [.

Shearer’s New Disciplaine Is Hardly Too Severe

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Alan Shearer seemed quite relaxed yesterday in his press conference for the Middlesbrough game, but our next 3 games are vital to the Newcastle club, and we'll need to get more points than we've got in the last 10 games if we are to survive. Alan Shearer - It's 10:00am - where the h**ll are you? Â We've [.

Alan Shearer Press Conference For Middlesbrough Game

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 Here is the Alan Shearer Press Conference that took place this afternoon for our important game against Middlesbrough on Monday night. Alan seems surprisingly very relaxed about things. Alan Shearer Press Conference. Thanks to Toon Graeme for the link.

Things Have Been Tougher Than We Anticipated - Dowie

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Newcastle United assistant manager, Iain Dowie, has admitted this morning that both he and Alan Shearer have been surprised by just how difficult things have been at Newcastle United, since their appointment on April Fool's day. Iain Dowie - things have been more difficult than we expected Certainly just 2 points from Shearer's first 5 games in [.

Be On Time At 10:00am - Too Much For Some Players

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Alan Shearer has come out today and said there has been no huge iuncrease in discipline at the lcub, under his stewardship Alan Shearer - just be on time for training - at 10:00 am  Alan talked about the new discipline this morning: "There's been a lot made of the discipline, but there's been no big crackdown," [.

Middlesbrough Is Biggest Game Of My Football Career - Shearer

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Alan Shearer has no doubt that Monday night's bottom of ther table scrap with Middlesbrough is the biggest game of his career. Alan Shearer - biggest game oif his career  Alan SAhearer has played in FA Cup finals and has been captain opf England in European Championships, and has pklayed in the EWuropean Cham,pions Leage so we know [.

Can Dowie And Shearer Come Good In Time To Save Newcastle?

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Alan Shearer has told Newcastle fans this morning, that his players know only too well that the game on Monday night, against Middlesbrough, is a monumental game for the club, and could be the most important Premier League game we've ever played over the last 16 years. Dowie and Shearer - can they come good - [.

Smith At 50-50 For Middlesbrough - Barton Could Be Fired

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Some players are just terribly injury prone, and it looks like Alan Smith is one of those. Alan Smith - doubtful with dead leg The surpise we heard yesterday was that Alan Smith is a doubt for next Monday's game, because of a dead leg. While Alan is not the best player at the club by a long [...]

Steven Taylor Hands Shearer Huge Fitness Boost

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Some good news today that we had all been hoping for is that Steven Taylor seems fully fit now from his troublesome ankle injury. Steven Taylor likely to be fit for Middlesbrough  We hope that is true and that Steven doesn't have any reactions to his ankle, like he did a couple of weeks ago, when he [.

Can Michael Owen Still Come Good For Newcastle?

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We've all been told by football experts that if there's one striker you would want in your team in a relegation struggle, it's Michael Owen. Michael Owen - can he score some goals to save Newcastle? Â But Michael just hasn't produced the goods, just like he hasn't produced the goods for Newcastle in his 4 seasons at [.

Time For Shearer To Get Some Points On The Board

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The title of this article is nothing more than the obvious, because in our last 5 games under Alan, we haven't done very well, getting just 2 points and scoring a single goal in those games, and the goal was a great one form 20 year-old Andy Carroll. Â Â Â Alan Shearer - must get points on [...]

Harper Has Faith In Shearer To Save Newcastle

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Our new number one goalkeeper Steve Harper, is as much a fan of Newcastle United, as his new manager and friend is - Alan Shearer.  Steve Harper - Shearer taking us in right direction  Both men were born in or near Newcastle, and grew up supporting the Newcastle United club, and when that happens it's in the [.

Middlesbrough And Fulham Have Very Poor Away Records

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The good news for Newcastle is that both Middlesbrough and Fulham have picked up most of their points this season at home. Michael Owen - can he get back on goals trail? Â Each has only two wins each away from home, the same as Newcastle, but we currently have twice that number of wins at home at [.

Two Wins In Last 3 Games - 33% Increase In Win Record

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We could have told Joey Barton before he did it, that it was always going to be a losing proposition - arguing with Alan Shearer in front of his players - Â especially when Joey didn't have a leg to stand on in his argument. He should have buttoned his lip, but then again this is [...]

Sporting Clinic Director Tells Barton To Grow Up

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The Director of the Sporting Chance Clinic in Hampshire has today talked about Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton and has admitted that Joey needs to grow up. Joey Barton - played last game for Newcastle   Peter Kay, who is the Director of the Hampshire-based Sporting Chance Clinic, where Joey has been given help for alcohol-related problems and anger [.

Sebastien Bassong Destined For The Top

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Sebastien Bassong is a very special young man at Newcastle, and he is as confident and relaxed off the field as he appears to be when he's playing, and this lad surely is destined for the top. Sebastien Bassong - so consistent this season for one so young  And the French defender is still insisting that Newcastle [.

Damien Duff Seems To Love Playing Under Shearer

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Damien Duff has been playing well of late, and today he says he feels fitter than he has ever done at Newcastle, and that's since the arrival of Alan Shearer and Iain Dowie on April 1st. Damien Duff - fittest he's ever felt at Newcastle  The Irishman has had his best season at the club, and with [.

If Alan Shearer Stays Then Joey Barton Leaves Newcastle

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The papers are full of the news this morning that Joey Barton will leave Newcastle, if as expected, Alan Shearer stays on as manager at Newcastle United. Alan Shearer - if he stays Joey goes  And something very clear has come out of this fracas, and that is that Alan Shearer will stand no nonsense from any of [.

Shearer Insists On Discipline - Barton To Leave Newcastle

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Alan Shearer will be the only boss at Newcastle United, and it looks like Joey Barton has played his last game for the Tyneside club. Alan Shearer - strong discipline to make Newcastle more professional Behind closed doors the club realize they may need to take a loss on the £5.8M Sam Allardyce paid for Barton, but [.

Shearer Praises Harper, Duff And Of Course Bassong

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Shearer has praised Newcastle defenders Harper, Bassong and Duff today, for their solid performances against Liverpool on Sunday. Steve Harper - had good game at Anfield   Shearer told the Evening Chronicle today today: "I thought Harps had a good game. I thought Sebastien Bassong was massive again, and I thought Duffer at left-back did very well again.

Colin Calderwood To Leave Newcastle In The Summer

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It is becoming more and more obvious that Alan Shearer is in total control of club management at Newcastle, and it's hardly a surprise to hear that Colin Calderwood is expected to leave the club in the summer. Colin Calderwood - leaving in the summer  With Shearer having brought in Iain Dowie to be his assistant manager, [.

Steven Taylor May Be Fit For Middlesbrough Game

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Alan Shearer is hoping that local lad Steven Taylor, will return from injury for next Monday's next crucial game, this time  against Middlesbrough at home. Steven Taylor - could be back for Middlesbrough Steven has surprisingly missed more than a month of action after picking up a bruised ankle injury against Arsenal in March.

Newcastle Leader Habib Beye Fully Backs Shearer

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The very last thing we want to see at Newcastle are any cracks appearing in the team spirit of our players. Habib Beye - real leader at Newcastle - next season's captain? Â Certainly today's news of a bust up between Shearer and Barton, and the subsequent suspension of Joey for an undetermined period of time, and the [.

Joey Barton Is Going Nowhere, Says Joey’s Agent

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After the bad news this morning that Shearer and Barton were at each other's throats after the Liverpool debacle, and that Barton has now been suspended from the Newcastle club indefinitely, Wilie Mckay, Joey's agent, Â has come out to say Joey is going nowhere. Joey Barton - down and out - again? Â Joey was already ona short [.

Too Many Rules Upset Newcastle’s Senior Players

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There are some reports today that Newcastle United's senior players are unhappy with the rules being handed down by manager Alan Shearer. Alan Shearer - too many rules at this stage of the season? Â Â The report is in The Sun, so it may just be some mischief they have made up, but there seem threads of truth [.

Reports Shearer And Barton At Each Other’s Throats

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Newcastle United boss Alan Shearer is reported this morning to have had a furious exchange with Joey Barton at the end of their defeat at Liverpool, it has been revealed. Joey Barton - could have played last game for Newcastle   It's another report from The Sun and this could also be a made up story, but we'll have [.

Win Our Two Home Games And Newcastle Are Safe

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With two of our three remaining league games being at home, surely it is not unreal to think we can at least win one of those games, and maybe even two to save ourselevs. Jonas Gutierrez - Owen wanted to play   Jonas Guteierrez didn't make the starting eleven on Sunday, but he did come on in the [.

Newcastle Survival Watch - Bottom 8 Teams All Lose

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We suppose most of the results over the weekend and yesterday went to form, because all bottom eight teams lost.   And Hull City did us another favor yesterday by losing, but by only 1-0 at Villa Park, so it was close, but maybe that's an indication Aston Villa are not as good as they were earlier in [.

Internazionale’s Jose Mourinho Interested In Oba Martins

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It looks like Newcastle will have no problem selling Oba Martins, if Newcastle do get relegated this season, and are forced to sell a lot of their highly paid players. Jose Mourinho - said to want Martins Of course Newcastle signed Oba from Inter Milan three years ago for £10M, and in the People yesterday Jose Mourinho [.

Complete Change Of Attitude Needed By Newcastle Players

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Rather than dread being relegated and approaching our games like that , the Newcastle players should realize that even after everything that's happened this season, with just 6 wins, the lowest of any side in the Premier League, it may be one single win against Middlesbrough that could still save the side.

Sell-Out Crowd For Middlebrough Could Be Last Chance

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There's one good and worthwhile thing that Alan Shearer has done this morning - and that is to say thanks to the fantastic traveling Newcastle fans. Newcastle fans - loyal to the very end Even though the players, apart from the first 20 minutes, did nothing to deserve it, the lads were again brilliantly supported by the [.

Who Was Newcastle Best Player At Liverpool?

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We have just opened our poll on our home page on who was Newcastle best player against Liverpool. Please let us have your vote - thanks.

Liverpool Defeat Not A Major Setback - Shearer

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Liverpool were far superior yesterday, and they hit the cross-bar 3 times, so the result - and our resulting goal difference - could have been a lot worse. Alan Shearer - losing to Liverpoool at Anfield is not a major setback Is it just us, or do we seem to be getting worse?  Maybe that's not possible [.

One Win Could Be Enough For Newcastle Survival

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With both Middlesbrough and Hull City doing as badly as Newcastle during the run-in, it could be that a single win at home against Middlesbrough next Monday night, could be enough to save Newcastle's season. Alan Shearer - players must do it for him and the club But any Newcastle win these days seems so far off, [.

Shearer - Barton Has Let The Club And Himself Down

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We suppose the best thing about yesterday's game is that we didn't expect anything out of it, and if Hull City lose at Villa Park we will not have lost any points on the rest of the relegation team, but just one more game has slipped by. Of course we haven't gained any either. Joey Barton [...]

Newcastle Don’t Deserve To Survive - That’s What’s So Sad

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It's really getting hard to believe we can save ourselves this season, as we've done absolutely nothing to help our plight since Christmas. Alan Shearer - things look really dire And just to make matters even worse for Alan Shearer, who is going through a true baptism of fire as Newcastle manager, and has just 2 points [.

Liverpool 3 Newcastle 0 - It’s Hopeless

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Newcastle United did nothing to help themselves this afternoon, but what's new? Â Â Another game saw another defeat - this time 3-0 at Liverpool as The Reds simply cruised through the game in second gear. Newcastle are now 3 points from safety, with just 9 points to play for, and they could be 6 [.

Owen Dropped, Barton Starts and Duff Is Left Back

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Newcastle manager Alan Shearer makes just two changes to the side which drew with Portsmouth on Monday night, as Peter Lovenkrands and Joey Barton come in for Newcastle captain, Michael Owen and the injured Jose Enrique. Joey Barton is making his very first appearance under the new Newcastle , having finally recovered from a broken metatarsal [.

Huge Crisis Looming At Newcastle

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 We've been wondering just what Mike Ashley will do if Newcastle do indeed get relegated, and it seems what will happen is as bad as we thought, and maybe even worse.  Derek Llambias and Mike Ashley - disaster if Newcastle go down  Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has every right to be very nervous right now, and not [.

Kenny Dalglish - Shearer Has Big Future In Management

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Former Liverpool, Blackburn and Newcastle manager Kenny Dalglish, who was also a fabulous striker with Celtic and Liverpool, has today come out and said that Alan Shearer has everything it takes to become a great manager at Newcastle United. Kenny Dalglish - when manager of Newcastle  Dalglish, who is expected to take up a coaching post with [.

Sebastien Bassong Keen To Stay At Newcastle - Shearer

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Alan Shearer has talked today to the local Sunday Sun, and has said he thinks our best player this season, Sebastien Bassong, wants to stay at Newcastle United. Sebastien Bassong - will he stay at Newcastle? Â Shearer talked about 22 year-old Seb Bassong this morning: "Seb wants to stay and the club want him to stay," "But [.

Lovenkrands Preferred To Owen - Torres Injured

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The News Of The World is reporting today that both Newcastle United's Michael Owen and Liverpool striker Fernando Torres will miss the game today at Anfield. Peter Lovenkrands  - preferred to Michael Owen? Liverpool will presumably be without their star striker, Fernando Torres, becasue the NOTW is reporting this morning that he has suffered a recurrence of [.

Sir Bobby Shows Sincere Sympathy For Mike Ashley

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When Sir Bobby Robson speaks, most fans listen and today he says he has sympathy for Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley. Mike Ashley - sympathy from Bobby  The former Ipswich, England and Newcastle manager, who did wonders at Newcastle, and is one of the best English managers ever, wrote in his Mail on Sunday column this morning: I [.

Saving Newcastle Would Be Best Thing That’s Ever Happened

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We have to say we've been so impressed with th character and positive attitude of Alan Shearer, since he took over at Newcastle United on April Fool's Day. Alan Shearer - positive down to earth attitude The mess Newcastle are in at the moment is none of his making, but he's hardly been too critical of the [.

Liverpool vs Newcastle - Match Preview - Howay The Lads!!

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Unfortunately for Newcastle, Steven Gerrard will return from injury to lead Liverpool in the crucial game against Newcastle tomorrow afternoon. Gerrard has missed four games with a groin problem, but has returned to full training this week and unfortunately looks set to play against us tomorrow. That's hardly fair of Liverpool to bring in Steven just [.

Newcastle Survival Watch - Results Go Magpies’ Way Again

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The two results that mattered today both went Newcastle's way, as Middlesbrough and WBA were both beaten. Middlesbrough had their biggest crowd of the season of 33,767 at the Riverside Stadium, to see the likely Champions in action, but once Manchester United went ahead with a goal from Ryan Giggs after 25 minutes, the game was [.

David Edgar Will Get His Chance Tomorrow At Liverpool

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We fully expect David Edgar to get a recall for the game at Anfield tomorrow afternoon. David Edgar - another chance at Liverpool tomorrow? The 21 year-old Canadian defender put in a tremendous performance against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium, when he played for once, in his preferred position of center-back in the 1-1 draw.

Multiple Reports Alan Shearer Will Drop Michael Owen

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There are multiple reports in this morning's papers that Alan Shearer will drop Michael Owen for the game at Anfield tomorrow. Michael Owen - manager Shearer could drop hius captain You cannot accuse Shearer of not being brave in his team selections, and he has already left Fabricio Coloccini out of his team, and until he was [.

Can Sebastien Bassong Subdue The Great Fernando Torres?

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Sebastien Bassong has had a great season at Newcastle, in his very first season in the Premier League, and tomorrow the 6′2″ dominant Frenchman will face probably his biggest test ever, as he goes up against one of the world's greatest strikers in Fernando Torres. Fernando Torres - world-class striker Fernando Torres has adapted to the physical [.

Mike Ashley Remains Positive - Shearer

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It seems that Alan Shearer is in regular contact with owner Mike Ashley, during the crucial run in, where at least on paper Mike could lose over £100M. Mike Ashley - staying positive - just like Alan That £100M is an estimate of the amount the team will be reduced in value, if the team is [...]

Newcastle Need Something From Liverpool Game

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Alan Shearer is hoping for a surprise tomorrow, so that Newcastle can come away with something from Anfield, when nobody gives the team any chance at all. Alan Shearer - hopes for surprise tomorrow A defeat tomorrow for Newcastle would be consistent with what we've been doing in our last 18 games - getting beaten by most [.

Shearer Ponders Start For Joey Barton At Anfield

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Certainly Alan Shearer has already had quite a few challenges in his very short time in management, and now he has to decide whether he can risk starting Joey Barton against Liverpool. Joey Barton - could become key player for Newcastle Joey is just the type of creative box to box midfielder we have been missing, but [.

Shearer Admits He Needs To Rebuild At Newcastle

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If there was a doubt that Alan Shearer is at Newcastle for the long term, then some of his statements today seem to make it obvious he is ready to rebuild at Newcastle. Alan Shearer - will be rebuilding at Newcastle Alan seems to believe there is a lot of rebuilding to do, but he still hopes [...]

Shearer - We Must Take Our Chances

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Alan Shearer has warned his strikers that they must take any chances they get in the game at Liverpool on Sunday. Jonas Gutierrez - fit for Sunday's game That comes after Monday night's game where all 3 strikers, Owen, Martins and Viduka each had a good chance to score - but didn't. Â Â And of course [.

Message To Newcastle Players - Fortune Favors The Brave

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Alan Shearer, after just four game in charge at Newcastle, has said he doesn't think football management is harder than he expected it to be. Alan Shearer - And that's probably because Alan expected to be very difficult, and he's already been proven right in that judgement. We thought, and hoped, that Alan could turn things around [.

We Still Need Some Heroes At Newcastle

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We are looking for some heroes at Newcastle, and right now we don't know if we'll be celebrating the exploits of those players at the end of the season, but we hope so. Joey Barton - could Joey be the hero we're looking for? Those heroes could be people who score the vital goals that earn us [...]

Shepherd - If We Are Relegated We’ll Come Straight Back Up

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Freddy Shepherd, the former Chairman of Newcastle, is first and foremost a fan of Newcastle United, born and raised in Byker. Freddy Shepherd - a Newcastle fan first and foremost And you can have different opinions about how he performed as Chairman of Newcastle, but it's hard to argue he doesn't have the good of the club [.

Shearer Hopes For Upset At Liverpoool

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The upcoming game against Liverpool at Anfield is a difficult one for Alan Shearer, as it proved last year for Kevin Keegan, when we hung on for most of the first half, but then went down 3-0 to a much better Liverpool side. Alan Shearer - will give it a go And Alan talked this morning at [...]

Beye - We Have To Show Spirit At Liverpool

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Habib Beye has been a leader at the club this season, and he has come out today and said Newcastle just have to try to get something out of our game at Liverpool on Sunday. Habib Beye - must try to get something at Liverpool Habib talked to the official Newcastle United site today: "We have no choice.

Shearer Has Brought Us Magnificent Spirit - Bassong

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You've got to hand it to our young defender Sebastien Bassong, who has been one of the most vocal players recently, as well as one of the best on the pitch, in saying the team can still avoid the drop. Sebastien Bassong - Shearer has brought magnificent spirit to the team And the good news in all [.

Alan Shearer Is Newcastle’s Only Hope

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Alan Shearer is new to management, which is one reason he has Iain Dowie beside him right now, in trying to save Newcastle. Alan Shearer - Newcastle's one and only hope And while we haven't got the points that we had hoped fo in Alan's first 4 games in charge, we have to hope that his influence [..