Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2009

David Edgar Signs Four Year Deal At Burnley

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David Edgar has signed a four year contract at Premier League side Burnley. David Edgar signs four year deal at Burnley The Canadian defender was offered a new contract to stay on in Newcastle, but apparently he didn't much like the terms, plus he wanted first team football next season, and couldn't be guaranteed that at [.

Joey Barton Too Risky – Will Be Moved On In Summer

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All of the Newcastle first team squad will report to the Benton training grounds tomorrow except the 5 players who have been on International duty. Joey Barton - will be moved out of club in summer That will include Joey Barton, who still wants to stay on Tyneside, and help the club claw its way back [.

Shepherd Thinks Potential Deal Is 50-50

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A little more news on the report earlier this morning, that Freddy Shepherd is ready to bid £60M for Newcastle. Freddy Shepherd - fronting local consortium Presumably the race is between an American consortium and the consortium fronted by Freddy Shepherd. And a source close to Freddy told the Daily Star: "There are two serious parties interested in buying the [.

Hughton – I Really Enjoyed Working With Shearer And Dowie

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Chris Hughton will take the first team squad tomorrow, and it's important that some of our senior players like Harper, Butt, Beye and Steven Taylor do their very best to support Chris in his interim role until the ownership of the club gets sorted out. Chris Hughton - senior players must support him on Wednesday Hughton has [.

Most Of Newcastle’s Transfer Targets Still Available

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If the sale of the Newcastle club doesn't go through this week, it will likely start to hurt our moves in the transfer market and we will miss out on some of our transfer targets. Alan Shearer - has list of transfer targets Even against the backdrop of uncertainty that exists at the club right now, the [.

Will £60M Shepherd Bid Be Accepted By Mike Ashley?

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BBC Sport is reporting that former Newcastle United Chairman Freddy Shepherd is heading a consortium that is about to launch a £60M bid for the Newcastle club. Freddy Shepherd bid for Newcastle but the price seems very low If the bid is successful it's not surprising to hear the news that Alan Shearer has [.

It’s A Total Travesty What’s Happened At Newcastle

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Tommy Wright is a goalkeeper who played for Newcastle, from 1988 through 1993, and he made 73 appearances in that time. Tommy Wright - former Newcastle goalkeeper And in September 1999, the great Bobby Robson had him back on Tyneside, as the club had a goalkeeper crisis, and Tommy came back for another three sold games [.

Hughton and Calderwood Back In Charge On Tyneside

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Chris Hughton starts his third time as interim manager this Wednesday, with all the Newcastle players returning for pre-season training at the Benton training headquarters. Chris Hughton takes pre-season training on Wednesday With Mike Ashley so far refusing to appoint Alan Shearer as the manager, for whatever reasons, Chris Hughton confirmed today to the Evening Chronicle [.

Xisco Should Be Given Toon Chance

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There's not much news coming out of the Newcastle club today. What a shock, eh? With all the uncertainty about the future of players who fans are desperate to rid the club of and players fans are dying to have stay, we'll spend a little time on one of those players who fits in to [...]

Alan Shearer To-Do List Gets Longer

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With less than two weeks to go before Newcastle play their first season friendly, we've taken another look at the things Alan Shearer and the new owner will need to be doing, once they land at Newcastle. Alan Shearer - lots and lots to do very quickly! Here are just a few of the things that Alan [.

Newcastle Continue To Move In Slow Motion

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It's 5 weeks and a day since Newcastle were relegated to the Championship after their 1-0 defeat at Villa Park. Chris Hughton - will take pre-season training on Wednesday And what have we done since that time. Not too much as the club has been put up for sale again, and that process always seems to take [.

Newcastle Youngsters Can be Saviours For Magpies

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The crown jewels at Newcastle are the many very talented youngsters we have signed over the last couple of years, and now the big money earners, and under-achievers will be leaving the club, we expect some of the  youngsters to be given their chance in the first team next season. Richard Money Newcastle Academy Director Richard Money, [.

Even More Contract Embarrassments for Newcastle Club

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When Newcastle sign new players in the summer, Â let's hope they improve the terms of the deal, as far as the club is concerned, and not leave themselves wide open for ridiculous payments in the future. Mark Viduka may get July payment even though he's left club That comes after realizing that Newcastle player's contracts contained [.

Bassong Turns Down Spurs – Could He Stay On Tyneside?

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News today in the Sunday Sun that Sebastien Bassong has broken off talks with Spurs about a potential transfer. Sebastien Bassong - could he stay on Tyneside? It seems that the London club were unable to meet Seb's wage demands, but just exactly why they were discussing personal financial details with the player is beyond us, because [.

Is Philip Anschutz The American Interest In Newcastle?

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There are reports that Keith Harris, Chairman of Seymour Harris Bank, who are brokering the sale of the Newcastle club for Mike Ashley, was in America last night. Philip Anschutz - owns several American sports teams including LA Galaxy And it has been thought for a while that one of the supposed four consortia in for [.

Stoke Show Some Interest In Oba Martins

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Newcastle will have trouble unloading a number of players this summer, but one of them shouldn't be Oba Martins. Oba Martins - £6M bid from Stoke City? Oba cost £10M from Inter-Milan three years ago and Newcastle will be hoping to get a big chunk of that fee back  in the summer. The latest club to show [.

Total Confusion Seems To Exist At Newcastle Club

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Micky Quinn played 115 times for Newcastle from 1989 until 1992 and scored 59 goals. Micky Quinn - Newcastle is like ship woithout a rudder Micky was happy to come ot Newcastle in 1989, from Portsmouth, but when he looks at the terrible mess the club is in right now, under the guidance (sorry for that loose [.

If Calderwood Can Be Hired Short Term – Why Not Shearer?

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We've admitted many times before, over these last four weeks, that we don't know where Mike Ashley is coming from. Colin Calderwood - could return short-term to Newcastle And news recently that Chris Hughton will again be asked to step into the hot-seat at Newcastle and take pre-season training this coming Wednesday.

Portuguese Champions Anxious To Take Gutierrez On Loan

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News today in the Evening Chronicle that Porto are interested in Newcastle's Argentine winger Jonas Gutierrez. Jonas Gutierrez - will move in the summer but on loan only? It appears the Portuguese champions are keen to offer the Argentina international his first taste of Champions League football next season.

Fitness Coaches Hulse and Elliott Leave Newcastle For Liverpool

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It seems like the news at Newcastle United continues to get worse, as we hear today that strength and conditioning coaches Mark Hulse and his assistant, Robbie Elliott, have left St James's Park just days before the start of pre-season training on Wednesday. Robbie Elliott local lad leaves Newcastle for Liverpool It looks like Chris Hughton [.

10 Days Of Due Diligence And The Long Wait Continues

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You may have noticed, like we have, there has not been much news at all coming out of Newcastle United since Alan Shearer finished his one week long talks with Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias in May. Mike Ashley - has been as quiet as the grave for 4 weeks We were told that Mike was listening [...]

Does Shearer Want To Keep Lovenkrands At Newcastle?

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We had thought that Shearer, before he took his enforced hiatus to nowhere land four weeks ago, had wanted to keep Perter Lovenkrands at Newcastle. Peter Lovenkrands - we hope he stays on Tyneside But today the Newcastle Journal is reporting that Peter is not one of those on the list that Alan wanted to keep at the [.

Shepherd Doesn’t Need To Defends Owen Transfer

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Freddy Shepherd has come out today and insisted that Michael Owen was the right deal at the right price. Freddy Shepherd - Owen was a good deal when it was made Freddy told the Evening Chronicle today: "Hindsight is a great management tool – everybody's wise after the event," "It's very easy for people to say [.

NUSC Issue Statement Asking Fans To Unite Behind Shearer

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The Newcastle United Supporters Club (NUSC) have today come out with a statement asking Newcastle fans to unite behind Alan Shearer as the new manager of  the Tyneside club. The statement issued by the NUSC is as follows: ===================== Unite behind Shearer: fans groups band together to call for Shearer Toon supporters today called for the ‘immediate appointment [.

England U21 Scrape Through On Penalties After Being 3-0 Up

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In a remarkable game tonight in Sweden England scraped through to the final, winning the match on penalties 5-4 after extra time. Joe Hart - changed the game by saving and then immediately scoring penalty But the youngster misses the final And it looked like  it would be so easy as England were 3-0 up at the half, [.

Newcastle Make It Difficult For Players Both Coming And Going

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It seems that the way Ashley is running the Tyneside club right now, it is difficult for players  both trying to leave the club as well as those wanting to come in. Mike Ashley current owner at a deteriorating Newcastle club That's because, as we heard from Coloccini's agent today, Newcastle have not even talked to [.

Loan Deal For Coloccini May Be Best Option For Newcastle

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It shows the state the Newcastle club are in, when even our own players have no idea what's going on. Fabricio Coloccini - haven't heard from Newcastle about anything Today we hear that Fabricio Coloccini's agent, Marcelo Lombilla, has demanded talks with Newcastle to clarify the Argentinian's future at the club, or should we say [.

David Edgar Looking to Sign On At Burnley

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We had quietly hoped that Alan Shearer would have signed David Edgar in the summer, because he would have been a decent defender in the Championship, especially in the center of defense. David Edgar - solid player great attitude But once he was linked with Birmingham, the reports said he was looking for first team football, [.

No Shearer Meeting In London Today – What?

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This is all rather typical of what's gone on these last 5 weeks at Newcastle. Alan Shearer - no meeting today in London The Newcastle Journal is reporting today that the heralded meeting between Shearer, Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias, said to be scheduled for today in London is not taking place, and never was.

Ashley Directed Soap Opera Continues At Newcastle

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These last few weeks have certainly tested the patience of Alan Shearer and the Newcastle fans, but we have to hope this current impasse is the last spanner in the works that Ashley gets to throw at the Newcastle club before he leaves Toon. Is this guy on the same planet as Newcastle fans? It's hard [.

Part Exchange Deal Possible With Spurs For Seb Bassong

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It seems that according to a report in the Evening Chronicle today, Tottenham Hotspur are in the lead in attempts to sign our top center-back Sebastien Bassong. Michael Dawson - part exchange for Bassong? There are several clubs keen on the 22 year-old, and they include Arsenal, Manchester City and local rivals Sunderland, as well as Spurs [.

Ramage Cannot Wait To Play Against Former Newcastle Club

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Former Newcastle Youth Academy graduate Peter Ramage who left Newcastle for QPR last summer, has warned Newcastle United they will be made to fight for every single point in the toughest league in Europe following their relegation to the Championship. Peter Ramage - QPR regular For some reason Newcastle are the early favorites for promotion from the [.

Sunderland After Lovenkrands – Look For Shearer To Keep Him

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If  truth be told, there doesn't appear to be too much new news this morning on the Newcastle front, as we wait for the vital meeting to take place in London tomorrow. Peter Lovenkrands - are Sunderland after this striker? It seems like Geordie Steve Bruce and Sunderland, have been interested in almost every one of our [.

Newcastle Fans Hope Shearer Gets Go Ahead Tomorrow

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Not much additional news on the Alan Shearer meeting in London tomorrow. Alan Shearer - big meeting tomorrow will he get the go ahead? That could be a crucial meeting with Alan due to meet with the Newcastle hierarchy Mike Ashley ands Derek Llambias, Â to be brought up to date on the Newcastle sale.

Shearer’s First Task – Keep Sebastien Bassong On Tyneside

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News today that both West Ham and Arsenal are interested in our center-backs Steven Taylor and Sebastien Bassong. Seb Bassong wonderful young player But once Alan Shearer becomes manage at his home-town club, which should be within the next several days, we don't think Steven Taylor will want to go anywhere, and Steven will hunker down [.

D-Day This Friday For Newcastle – Shearer In London Meeting

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More good news from the Evening Chronicle today, regarding Alan Shearer's future at Newcastle United. Alan Shearer - important meeting on Friday in London Sources in London have confirmed to the Evening Chronicle today some big move on Ashley's attempt to sell the club will come on Friday. The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Alan Shearer has [.

Malcolm Macdonald Fears For Newcastle United Future

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Malcolm Macdonald has come out today and confessed he is more than a little worried about Newcastle's future, given how low the club has fallen to, after being relegated for the first time in 20 years. Malcolm Macdonald fears for the Newcastle club However the bookies, currently have Newcastle the favourites to return to the Premier League [.

Danger Shearer Does Not Want Newcastle Manager Job

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Malcolm Macdonald has come out today and said he is worried that Newcastle are in such a terrible mess, they may lose Alan Shearer. Alan Shearer - showing massive patience with latest Newcastle soap opera There was a little good news this morning saying that Keith Harris believes the sale will be completed by next Tuesday, but [.

Shearer Will Look To Bring In New Players Quickly

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With the news that both consortia in the lead to buy the Newcastle club, want Alan Shearer as manager, we will soon be able to turn our attention to new players Alan will want to bring into the club. Chris Gunter is 19 year-old Spurs defender on Shearer shopping list? It seems that the story was unveiled [.

Peter Lovenkrands Looking For New Club

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As we had said yesterday, the longer the Newcastle club stay in this complete mess we are in, the more players will look to leave the club. Peter Lovenkrands - looking for new club And that seems to be happening today, with another player we want to keep, making noises about leaving Newcastle. Newcastle United striker, Peter Lovenkrands, who [.

Two Consortia To Appoint Shearer Newcastle Manager ASAP

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Some decent, even good news from the Journal this morning, that reports the two consortia leading the race to buy Newcastle United, both want to appoint Alan Shearer as manager. Alan Shearer - manager within the week? These sales usually take longer than envisaged, because generally things are found out they are not expecting, and of course [.

Kevin Nolan Could Be First Newcastle Player Unloaded

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Newcastle United have to unload 9 players who they do not want for next season, and who are some of the high wage earners at the club. Kevin Nolan - first to leave the club this summer? And the Newcastle Journal is reporting this morning that Kevin Nolan, who we signed for £4M last January could be [.

How Can Fans Applaud Team That Has Just Been Relegated?

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Former Newcastle center-back, Nikos Dabizas, is the latest player to come out and say that Alan Shearer is the right man for the job at Newcastle United. Nikos Dabizas while at Newcastle Nickos Dabizas, who was at Newcastle from 1998-2003 was a team-mate of Alan's, so the former Greek International knows the Geordie striker very well.

Newcastle Announce 6th Pre-Season Friendly At FC Utrecht

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Some real work appears to be getting done at Newcastle for a nice change. Following the good news that 17 year-old Shane Ferguson has signed a new 3 year deal at the club, Newcastle have announced they will travel to FC Utrecht in Holland on Sunday, July 26th kick-off is 2.30 pm local time. Utrecht [.

Shane Ferguson Commits Future To Newcastle United

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Good new today as one of our youngsters, Northern Ireland International Shane Ferguson, has committed his long term future to Newcastle United. Shane Ferguson 17 year-old very promising left winger Sky Sports is reporting that Shane Ferguson, who recently gained his first full cap for the Northern Ireland side against Italy, has [.

Newcastle Must Get Act Together Or Start Losing Players

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With other clubs now seriously looking at the transfer market and who's available, Newcastle had better get their act together quickly, before we lose players we don't want to lose. Habib Beye - wanted by a number of clubs There are plenty of players we'd like to transfer, and those are the nine that have been listed as high [.

Fulham In £8M Bid For Newcastle’s Oba Martins

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News coming in today that Fulham are nearing a decent bid for Newcastle's Oba Martins. Oba Martins - Fulham interested The season before last,  Fulham won 4 of their last 5 games to stay up in the Premier League on goal difference, and Roy Hodgson did a fantastic job for the London side last season, when they finished in 7th place after [.

Habib Beye Continues To Show Courage And Fortitude

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In our light hearted piece on Newcastle's new strip yesterday , we were wrong to say that only Steven Taylor had the guts to wear the new yellow away strip. Habib Beye - he was always a courageous player! We see today that one of our other courageous players, Senegal International Habib Beye, has in fact modeled the new strip, [.

England U21 Second Eleven Draw 1-1 With Germany

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The England U21 team continued their good form against Germany last night with a 1-1 draw even though coach Stuart Pearce made 10 changes from the side that had beaten Spain 2-0 in the previous game. Stuart Pearce - has built a very strong England U21 squad And it seems that Stuart was happy enough with the [.

Still No Silver Lining Seen Through Newcastle Clouds

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We were hoping for some new news on Newcastle today, but the Journal story on Michael Owen today, tells us there's not much coming out of  St. James' Park today, well not yet anyway. Mike Ashley - made a hash of things at Newcastle Derek Llambias is supposed to be in town today, and tying up some loose [.

Michael Owen – Shearer Is Going To Be A Top Manager

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Michael Owen, whose contract runs out next Tuesday at Newcastle United, is th altest person associated with newcastle to call for Sheraer to be given the nmabhgfer job at newcatsle. Alan Shearer - Owen thinks he has the makings of top manager Michael, who is busy trying to fix himself up with a Premier League club, told [.

Sir Bobby Robson Did Some Great Things For Newcastle

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We hear from Alan Shearer today, and he's talking about one of his favorite people, Sir Bobby Robson. He's one of ours too. Bobby Robson - alongside his statue at Ipswich The former Newcastle boss and Ipswich legend, will be back at St James' Park on July 26 as he stages a re-run of the 1990 World [.

Shamrock Rovers Pre-Season Friendly Arranged

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One more pre-season friendly, which makes five in total, has been arranged and it's across the Irish Sea. It looks like Newcastle first pre-season game will indeed be in Ireland, with a friendly match against Shamrock Rovers on Saturday, July 11th (KO Â 3:00 pm). Shamrock Rovers are the most successful Irish football club in history and [.

Beye And Taylor Both Tiring Of Ridiculous Newcastle Situation

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It appears that two Newcastle stalwarts Habib Beye and Steven Taylor, are both looking at their futures at the Tyneside club. Habib Beye getting tired of ridiculous Newcastle This follows the embarrassing soap opera that has been performing at St. James' Park since we were relegated 4 weeks ago, and the Director of the comedy show [.

New Strip Will Likely Force Opposition Into Submission

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It's a long long time since we've seen such an ugly strip at Newcastle, that's for sure. Steven Taylor cover your eyes quick! The new away strip has none of the classic colors of Newcastle black, white and blue, but is a ghastly yellow, and stripes no less in two different yellows. But [...

Job One For New Owner Is To Reduce Newcastle Wage Bill

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The identity of  all four groups who are in the process of due diligence on Newcastle's books, and the two who have submitted bids to brokers Seymour Pierce continues to remain a closely-guarded secret. Keith Harris deal for Newcastle done within a week? And no decent leaks even as to who the four may be, and [.

Arab Sheik Reported To Invest In A Top English Club

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There were some confusing reports coming out of the Middle East last night that an Arab Sheikh is about to buy a 60% stake in a top English club. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr al-Qassimi — who is a member of a ruling family in the United Arab Emirates — is said to have invested in the [...]

New Newcastle Owner Should be Identified Later This Week

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There's not too much news this morning on Newcastle, but with Derek Llambias back on Tyneside tomorrow, we have to hope for some good news before this week is out. Ashley and Llambias - hope to identify new owner before end of week The Northern Echo is saying there will be continued talks with the four consortia [.

Newcastle Target Fraizer Campbell Looks The Part for England

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It certainly seems that Newcastle United with Alan Shearer as manager will still be a huge draw for players in the summer. Fraizer Campbell can also play in snow ready to join Newcastle? As we mentioned a week or so ago Manchester United's 21 year old striker Fraizer Campbell has reiterated he has not made [.

Not Much New News On Newcastle Today

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There's not much real news at all about Newcastle United in the Sunday papers this morning. Joe Kinnear spills beans on Newcastle in new book what new book? Here's a sprinkling of some of the less than exciting news today. There's a story in the Sunday Sun that says an update to Joe Kinnear's autobiography [.

Newcastle United Could Be Sold This Week

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There is a report in today's newspapers that two bids have been accepted for Newcastle United, but it's the News Of The World reporting it. Derek Llambias and Mike Ashley last week in charge at Newcastle? So this news will need to be taken with a large dose of salt. Last week there there was news [.

Turkish Sides Besiktas And Fenerbehce After Oba Martins

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There's not much interesting news in the Sunday Sun today, but one story has Turkish side Besiktas interested in Oba Martins. Oba Martins - looks like he doesn't want to leave Tyneside The Turkish champions are looking for some strikers as they enter the Champions League for the first time, and see Martins as a potential [.

Nolan Looking Forward To Newcastle Challenge Next Season

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Bids Now Being Received for Newcastle Club

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Ashley Nightmare Almost Over For Newcastle Fans

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Yes, things are in a a terrible shape right now at Newcastle United, but the good news is that within a short 10 days or so, we could have a new owner, and we'll be doing a story later today on the type of owner we need, and hope we get at the club. Alan Shearer [...]

Hughton Soon To Get Newcastle Call For A 4th Time

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Owner Mike Ashley, who is enjoying two days at Royal Ascot with Derek Llambias, while Newcastle continues to burn, will have to come off the fence very soon. Chris Hughton ready to get the nod again from Ashley While Mike would really like to do nothing until the club is sold, there is one thing approaching [.

Newcastle Find It Tough To Move Players Out This Summer

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Not much good news this morning on Newcastle, but there is some worrying news, and it's coming from our former manager Sam Allardyce. Sam Allardyce - will not pay the high wages for Newcastle players? Blackburn Rovers have just agreed to sell Roque Santa Cruz for around £18M, which is another hihd fee, but then again it's [.

Are Arsenal Still Interested In Sebastien Bassong?

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We noticed that Arsene Wenger has quietly signed a top defender for just £11M. Thomas Vermaelen - signed for 11M from Ajax Arsenal's new signing Thomas Vermaelen, who can play at centre-half or left-back, has signed a five year deal at the Emirates, after completing his move from Ajax. Vermaelen, 23, made more than 100 appearances for Ajax after [.

Newcastle Should Be Very Strong In Championship

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New Watford boss Malky Mackay, who was appointed earlier this week has no doubt been perusing the competition in the Championship for next season, and thinks Newcastle United will be very strong next season. Malky Mackay - newly appointed Watford manager Mackay believes Newcastle will be in for a culture shock when they kick off in the Championship [.

Newcastle Already Have Basis For Strong Squad Next Season

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With all the doom and gloom again surrounding the Newcastle club right now, things could pick up rather quickly once we have a manager appointed. Haris Vuckic - expected to show for first team next seaosn That's because if you look at the squad we should be left with, after unloading those nine players identified as high priority [.

Newcastle Arrange Dundee United Centenary Pre-Season Game

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Newcastle United have arranged another pre-season friendly when they will travel to Scottish Premier League side Dundee United to help kick off their Centenary Season celebrations at Tannadice Park on Sunday, August 2 (kick-off 3pm). The Dundee club are proudly celebrating 100 years since it was founded.

It Has To Be Onward And Upward For Newcastle From Now On

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It's just 11 days before all our players gather back for pre-season training a week on Wednesday. Steve Harper - Â we need to forget about last season and move on And we mean all our players since we have still to sell one player over the summer, but of course Owen, Viduka, Edgar and Cacapa will have [.

There Is A Disturbing Disharmony At Newcastle Club

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Burnley chief Brendan Flood has criticized the Board of Newcastle United this morning. Brendan Flood - good words about what doesn't work in football Burnley's millionaire director Brendan Flood has said he will fully back manager Steve Cotterill in the transfer market this summer, and in his first extensive interview, the Manchester-based businessman and life-long Burnley fan [.

Chris Hughton Could Still Take Charge At Newcastle

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The Evening Chronicle is reporting that Newcastle  United are arranging a trip across the Irish Sea for the pre-season. Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias of  Newcastle United They are likely to arrange a couple of friendlies over there, and the games will apparently take place before the first of three friendly games arranged earlier this week, [.

Newcastle Adrift – No Leadership Being Shown At Club

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We has hoped that Alan Shearer would be announced as manager before the end of this week, but it looks like that will not be happening. Alan Shearer - waiting in wings for 4 weeks now The lack of anybody in control at the Newcastle is getting even more worrying now as we approach 4 weeks with seemingly nobody [.

Significant Progress Made With Newcastle Sale This Week

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While we all struggle to pinpoint any new news in the Newcastle sale saga, there is some evidence today that good progress behind the scenes, has been made with Newcastle this week. Ashley - attending Ascot next two days will he wear Newcastle strip? Both Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias are expected to be at Royal [.

Shearer Still Tracking Players For Newcastle Promotion Push

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A good and positive report in the Shields Gazette this morning on what we had hoped Alan Sheerer was doing, even though he is not yet the permanent manager at Newcastle United. Alan Shearer still tracking players for Newcastle The Gazette this morning reported that Alan Shearer is determined to continue making preparations for the [.

Newcastle Players Getting Bonuses – Say It Aint So

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Not too much new news in the Evening Chronicle today, and that's a pity because today was the first day Alan Shearer could have been announced as the Newcastle manager but another day goes by and another room burns. Michael Owen is this player getting a bonus what for? But one report seems [.

Is Microsoft Co-Founder Bidding For Newcastle?

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There seems to be an American bidder in for Newcastle United and there is of course quite a bit of speculation on who that could be. Paul Allen Microsoft co-founder and owner of 3 US sports teams We have no idea, and things are being kept very secretive but one person who maybe interested in acquiring an [.

Sebastien Bassong Ready To Leave Newcastle

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Sky Sports is reporting today that Sebastien Bassong is already in talks with two Premier League clubs, and seems determined to leave Tyneside in the summer. Seb Bassong - on his way out of Tyneside It would be ironic if the first player we lose in the summer is Sebastien who was easily our best player [.

Shearer Ready To Throw Himself Into The Newcastle Cause

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Once Alan Shearer becomes manager at Newcastle, and that now seems almost inevitable, with the only question now seeming to be when? Alan Shearer - ready to work day and night for Newcastle cause But when Alan does take over he will have a mountain of a job to do before the season starts on August 8th, [.

One Solid Offer Reported On The Table For Newcastle?

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There was a report in the Mail online, very early this morning, that Newcastle have had one solid offer put on the table. Shepherd - one of four reported bidders in due diligence for Newcastle But it's the Daily Mail, and there's hardly any supporting evidence given just the statement so we have [.

Reports All Interested Parties Want Shearer As Manager

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The Newcastle Journal has some good news today regarding the appointment of Alan Shearer. Mike Ashley continues to sit on the fence while Newcastle burns While Alan has not been appointed yet, the Journal is reporting tha indeed the four groups who are in due diligence with the club, have Alan Shearer as their overwhelming choice [.

Newcastle On Slippery Slope – Thye May Not Be Too

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Simon Chadwick, Professor of Sport Business Strategy at Coventry University, believes the psychological and financial damage of relegation can be significant to a football club, and he has talked about the impact of relegation to BBC Sports today. Chadwick told BBC Sport. "Relegation affects the psychology and culture of a club, and anybody's psychology is fragile [.

Newcastle Arrange Three Pre-Season Friendlies

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It may be that Alan Shearer has started work at Newcastle because magically we have arranged three friendlies as part of our pre-season preparations for one of the most important seasons for a very long time at Newcastle. Alan Shearer - three friendlies quickly arranged by somebody We have lined up an away game with Darlington, managed by [.

Newcastle Reportedly After Three QPR Players

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The Ealing Gazette is today reporting that Newcastle United are preparing a £6M swoop for three QPR players. Damien Delaney Irish left back is interesting Newcastle United The three players they identify are defenders Fitz Hall and Damien Delaney, and also Dexter Blackstock, who is supposed to be moving to Nottingham Forest.

Four Consortia Start Due Diligence On Newcastle Books Today

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Former Newcastle Chairman Freddy Shepherd is a leading figure in one of the four consortia that today will start inspecting Newcastle's books, before formal bids are made for the club. Sultan of Oman - one of four bidders starting due diligence today Due diligence can take up to 2 weeks, but there is hope that if [.

Newcastle Finding It Difficult To Move Out Xisco and Others

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He's a 22 year old Spanish lad who has a 5 year contract at a reported £50K/week, and if he moves it's clear he'll not get anywhere near those wages what would you do? Xisco - wants to stay on Tyneside - that's hardly surprising That's the plight Xisco finds himself in at Newcastle, and while hardly [.

Questions Linger over Michael Owen’s Desire And Drive

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We were told that once Michael was fit again in March, he'd come to Newcastle's rescue and there was no better player to have in your side than Michael Owen to get the goals that would save Newcastle. Michael Owen terrible four years on Tyneside But he didn't score one goal in the run-in and [.

Birmingham Leading Chase For 22 Year-Old David Edgar

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Newcastle defender David Edgar looks likely to join Premier League newcomers Birmingham City, after seemingly failing to secure a new contract at St James' Park. David Edgar - 4 year deal at Birmingham? The Kitchener, Canada-born defender's contract runs out at the end of the month, along with those of Viduka, Owen and Cacapa, and will seeming [.

Shearer On Track To Become Newcastle Manager Imminently

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Today is the day when prospective new owners of Newcastle United can begin to scrutinize the Newcastle books in what is known as due diligence, some scrutiny of a company's financial health, before they (Newcastle United FC in this case) is bought. Alan Shearer - should be new manager by end of the week It was tremendous [.

Newcastle Fixtures Announced – West Brom, Reading First Up

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As expected the Coca-Cola Championship fixtures for next seaosn have just been announced and we have a trip to West Brom before facing Reading at home. It's interesting that we did the double over West Brom last season and that was the only double we achieved, and that's not surprising since we had  just 7 wins all [.

Fraizer Campbell May Prefer Newcastle Over Hull City

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It seems that Newcastle United are aggressively pursuing 21 year-old Manchester United and England Under-21 striker, Fraizer Campbell. Fraizer Campbell - Red devils striker could prefer Newcastle over Hull While Newcastle United have been relegated to the Championship the Tyneside club, with their legendary fan base  the last two home games of the season were sell-outs [.

Sympathy For Newcastle Fans At Laurel and Hardy Run Club

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We sense a little change in the reporting of the complete mess Mike Ashley has made of his ownership of the Newcastle United club. Newcastle fans screwed more than once by grossly  incompetent Ashley With the season tickets being sent out last week, and with no owner identified, no manager, no pre- season friendlies and nothing [.

American Consortium Close To Buying Newcastle United?

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We are now into our fourth week since relegation and nothing much has changed other than we have a new temporary banner for our site, until we know who is to run the club. Alan Shearer will Americans want him as manager? We've had one or two notes from readers asking a couple of things [...]

16 Days To Pre-Season And The Players Will All Be Back!

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The players are due to return for pre-season training on July 1st, which is just over a couple of weeks away. Chris Hughton - only coach at the Newcastle club right now? And that has to be embarrassing for all concerned.  For most of the players, because they can hardly be proud of what they achieved last year, [.

LLambias Denies Ridiculous NOTW Curbishley Story

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Newcastle United have today denied the ridiculous News Of The World story yesterday, about appointing Alan Curbishley ahead of Alan Shearer as the interim manager. Alan Curbishley - we already knew he wasn't coming Not only that, but the NOTW argued that Ashley wanted Curbishley installed as manager only days before an American consortium could buy the club, because [.

Ashley Continues To Put Newcastle Future At Risk

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Alan Shearer has got to be frustrated at Ashley's lack of understanding of the situation he has put Newcastle in, and that preparations for next season are being seriously impacted with every day that passes with nobody in control at Newcastle. Alan Shearer must be frustrated at no progress at Newcastle How this guy Ashley made a [.

Norwegian Skjelbred Wants To Join Newcastle – Sign Him

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Newcastle target for the last 12 months, the highly-rated Norwegian midfield player, 21 year-old (he is 22 tomorrow) Per Ciljan Skjelbred, still wants to join the Tyneside club he has supported since he was a boy. Per Ciljan Skjelbred still keen to join Newcastle That's despite the disastrous drop into the Championship, and that's something [.

Bobby Moncur Deeply Concerned With Newcastle Deadlock

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Former Newcastle captain Bobby Moncur is deeply concerned by the lack of progress when it comes to Newcastle appointing a new manager (hopefully Alan Shearer) for next season. Bobby Moncur deep concerns about Newcastle club right now It certainly looks, because of Mike Ashley's actions for the last 3 weeks, that Newcastle will be in for [.

Sevilla Want Fabricio Coloccini – Good

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News tonight that Spanish Primera Division side Sevilla are looking at Newcastle's questionable Argentine center-back, Fabricio Coloccini, who has lost his place in the Argentine national squad because of his less than stellar performances for Newcastle this year. Fabricio Coloccini - mediocre at best for Newcastle this year The 27-year-old is saying he has not settled in England, but that's [.

Ashley Owes Newcastle Fans An Explanation Of What’s Going On

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We haven't heard from Mike Ashley for quite a while, since Alan Shearer said on 25th May, the day after we were relegated, that with every day gone, another room burns. Alan Shearer 22 rooms burned in Newcastle mansion So if the Newcastle United mansion had 22 rooms in it, it will be burned to the [.

No News Is Bad News At Newcastle

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You may have realized that there hasn't been much real news to report about Newcastle United over the last two weeks or so. In fact there's been almost nothing on the official site, but there again they will not want to speculate on the future at the club, but other sites can, since the club is [..

Chris Hughton To Be Announced Interim Manager?

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There is some news today in the Mail that Newcastle have ditched plans to use Alan Shearer in their new season ticket campaign, because of the uncertainty over Alan's future at the club. Chris Hughton new Newcastle manager? That will mean very few season tickets will be sold anytime soon, especially with no owner and [.

Consortiums Want Shearer – Permanent Manager Soon?

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Having just put out an article saying that Mike Ashley will need to appoint a manager soon, Â to start getting ready for pre-season training and speculating the interim manager could well be Chris Hughton, the Journal is reporting it could indeed be Alan Shearer as permanent manager no less. Alan Shearer could he be [.

Alan Shearer’s To-Do List Is Very Long

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With the very unusual news this morning that there may actually be some good news for the Newcastle United club today, in that Alan Shearer looks like being appointed permanent manager, there's a lot Alan will want to accomplish as soon as he takes the helm. Alan Shearer will be charasmatic leader of Newcastle United [.

New Newcastle Buyers Appear To Be Very Close

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It's the news we all wanted to hear, and the Newcastle Journal broke the news this morning that it's more than likely that Alan Shearer will be installed as the permanent manager, and possibly this week. Freddy Shepherd new owner at Newcastle? Kevin Llambias was quoted today as saying the due diligence can only start tomorrow [.

Given To Ashley – Sell Up So Shearer Can Start Rescue Act

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Shay Given is yet another former great player at the Newcastle club, who has today urged Mike Ashley sort out the complete mess he has made at Newcastle United. Shay Given sell the club and then install Shearer as manager And the first thing he tells the People is that the very first thing any new [.

Shepherd Bidding For Newcastle With His Own Finances

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Alan Shearer seems now to be hoping that the offer from Freddy Shepherd, will eventually buy the club, and Alan will be installed as manager immediately. Alan Shearer not much of this if he is appointed manager This is what the local Sunday Sun is reporting today, but there is supposed to be a major rival bid [.

American Group Said To Bid £100M For Newcastle

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It's Sunday again, and time for some ridiculous reports in the Sunday gossip press, and they have hardly disappointed us this week, with their stories, which always seem to lack any sense or facts picky picky. Alan Curbishley is Ashley going to appoint this man as manager? The News Of The World, which seems to [.

Kyle Reid Attracting Many Clubs Including Newcastle

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Skysports.com is reporting today that out-of-contract West Ham United winger Kyle Reid is being targeted by a number of clubs, and those are said to include Newcastle United. Kyle Reid celebrates with Carlton Cole after scoring The goal was against MLS side Columbus Crew last summer 21 year old Reid, who stands 5′11″ tall, is available on [.

Give Alan Shearer A Rolling Contract Now

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The message that Newcastle United honorary vice-president for life, Â Malcolm Dix has delivered to Mike Ashley is to give Alan Shearer a rolling contract, just like the great Bobby Robson used to have, and we support that 100%. Dix was a founding member of the Magpie Group, that swept Sir John Hall to power at St [.

Much Worse Ahead For Newcastle Warns Leeds Fan

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Gary Edwards is a Leeds United fan, who has not missed a Leeds game since 1968, and he recently talked to the Evening Chronicle about what it's like when your team takes a gigantic fall from grace as in relegation, and more than one too. Newcastle fans - there's much worse to come Edwards is a [.

Shearer Left In The Lurch By Incompetent Ashley

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The Newcastle United club must be at its lowest ebb for many a year, as it's now looking like an ocean liner adrift in the ocean, with nobody at the helm. Or perhaps that's a drunken sailor at the helm Alan Shearer - left in the lurch by Ashley Mike Ashley has said he wants to have [...]

The Tragedy That Is Mike Ashley Running Newcastle

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Putting the club up for sale one week after being relegated is probably the worst possible time for any club to be sold. Ashley his ownership has been a tragedy for Newcastle club And that is being proved many times over as it is now 3 weeks since the club was relegated and everything is tied [..

Status Update On Newcastle United

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It is now almost 3 weeks since the side was relegated and almost 2 weeks since Mike Ashley put the Tyneside club up for sale. So it seems a decent time to see what has been achieved at the club, since we were relegated at around 6:00pm on 24th May All players in the first team [...]

Transfer Interest In Damien Duff Grows

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Damien Duff is attracting attention in the transfer market, and it appears that Burnley are the latest Premier side showing  interest in the Irish winger (or full-back). Damien Duff attracting interest in transfer market Duff  said he would want to stay at the club, immediately following relegation but since then Ashley has put the club in [.

Oba Martins – I Love Newcastlle And Want To Stay

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Oba Martins has come out today and said what many fans had heard last week he wants to stay at Newcastle, and help to get the club back to the Premier League. Oba Martins wasn't happy when he learned he may be sold Martins is represented by Errol Dapo and says he is more than ready [...]

Llambias Laments The Difficulties Of Newcastle Supporters

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The Newcastle United club has begun mailing out season ticket renewal forms this week, but we'd be very surprised if anybody takes them up until the fans are more clear just who the owner will be, and who the manager will be. Llambias does this man look competent?  Hint answer begins with "n" And with Alan [.

Alan Smith Interesting Everton – Take Him

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Everton have again expressed an interest in signing Alan Smith. Alan Smith - hardly a success on Tyneside It seems that Alan Smith may wan tot keep the former Manchester United and Leeds player, but Alan has hardly been big hit on Tyneside in the last two seasons, and like a lot of other players, has been [.

Geordie Businessmen In £150M Total Bid For Newcastle

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Talksport is reporting right now that five North East businessmen have made a bid of £90M For Newcastle United with an extra £30 for a transfer fund and £30M for restructuring. Rick Parkinson leading the bid and wearing the right scarf too!! The news is only now just trickling in but this is also being reported [.

Absurd Transfer Deals A Thing Of The Past At Newcastle

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The pending transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid for £80M is staggering, and shows the bad state the world football game is in. Luque £9.5M for this player -one of Newcastle's many terrible deals These transfer prices are ridiculous and [...]

Mike Ashley Has Made Newcastle A Complete Laughing Stock

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Steve Howey, a local lad who played center-back for Newcastle in the 1990s has today come out and pointed all his guns at Newcastle owner Mike Ashley. Mike Ashley - bizarre behavior since relegation takes some believing Steve, who was born in Sunderland and is now 37, was at the Newcastle club from 1989 to 2000, and [.

Four Consortia Involved - But Do They Have The Money?

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There are supposed to be four consortia involved in buying Newcastle United, but at this stage we don't know if one of them is viable. Keith Harris - is fielding the bids form various consortia Freddy Shepherd is fronting one consortium and they are believed to have started due diligence of the books yesterday, following a meeting [.

Ashley Cannot Be Allowed To Take Newcastle Down Any Further

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The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Chris Hughton is ready top take over Newcastle, should Alan Shearer lose his patience and stop waiting for the Newcastle owner to do something - anything! Mike Ashley - a clear and present danger to Newcastle United That would be absolutely ridiculous but no worse than what has gone on [.

Jermaine Beckford Wants To Join Ambitious Club

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One player presumably that Alan Shearer and Iain Dowie have already pinpointed as a Newcastle summer transfer target is 25 year-old Jermaine Beckford. Jermaine Beckford - looking for ambitious club But the striker's agent says that Jermaine would only leave Leeds for a Premier League side or a club at the top of the Championship.

Mike Ashley And Derek Llambias Haven’t Got A Clue

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John Anderson, who joined Newcastle on a free transfer in 1982 from Preston North End, and played 10 years for the club, has spoken out  about the ridiculous situation Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias have created at the Newcastle club, and that's only in the last 18 days! John Anderson - in his playing days at Newcastle - [.

South African Group And Freddy Shepherd Are Top Two

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There is much scepticism about whether the Profitable Group really have the finances to buy Newcastle United. Freddy Shepherd - his group and South African Group in advanced talks And the Newcastle club have quickly challenged the Singapore-based Profitable Group to provide some immediate proof they have the funds to back up their interest in buying the [.

Nine Players Newcastle Want To Unload ASAP

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Some reasonable news early this morning that not all players in the Newcastle squad are at the same priority in terms of Newcastle looking to move them out of the club. The Times is reporting that Newcastle officials have distributed a definitive list of players they would prefer to move on at the earliest opportunity, and [.

Singapore Profitable Group Officially Confirm Newcastle Interest

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The Singapore Profitable Group have today confirmed officially their interest in acquiring Newcastle United - so yesterday's report in the Evening Chronicle was indeed accurate - even though it still seems too true to believe - it's true! This is what the Profitable Group put on their web site today, June 10th.

Profitable Group Bid Could Now Be Official

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It's on again off again - and maybe on again - that's the bid from the Profitable Group. Steve McMahon - next Chairman of Newcastle? - hope so After all the news yesterday about the Profitable Group and all the great things they had planned for our club, Derek Llambias (wary that this may be some [.

Bassong Wants Out Of “Mad” Newcastle - Who Can Blame Him?

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We're not at all surprised that Sebastien Bassong has told friends he wants out of Newcastle United. Sebastien Bassong - wants out of Newcastle - who can blame him? The Paris-born player was the Newcastle Player Of The Season last season on many web-sites, including this one, Â but has become frustrated at the situation at the club [.

Newcastle Will Need Chairman Like Niall Quinn In Future

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We've always though Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn has been almost the perfect Chairman for any club. Niall Quinn- great Chairman at rivals Sunderland Niall of course is a former good player, and took the Sunderland job a few years back, and has handled the job so well, by putting a professional face on the Sunderland [.

Newcastle Need Hippocratic Type Oath To Protect Club

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There doesn't seem to be much good news this morning on Newcastle, and we also have learned that yesterday's interest by the  Profitable Group may have been a complete hoax. Hippocrates - 4th century BC - he'd look good in black and white shirt! So we all wait and hope for Mike Ashley to unburden himself from the [.

Llambias - Profitable Group Interest Total Rubbish

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It it seems just too good to be true, it probabaly is. Derek Llambias - no interest from Profitable Group And after yesterday's news that the Profitable Group were all ready to buy Newcastle, Derek Llambias played down talk of contact between the group and the club. There seem to be three or four groups interested, but Llambias [.

Ashley Becoming Unmitigated Disaster For Newcastle Club

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With Newcastle United in complete turmoil, now would be a good time to move in for some Newcastle players, that a new manager may want to keep. Mike Ashley - a complete disaster for the Newcastle United club But since we don't have a manager right now, Â any bid that meets Newcastle's asking price for a player [.

Profitable Group Linked With Newcastle A Year Ago

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The Profitable Group have been linked with Newcastle before as they have been interested in making Newcastle United, Asia's most popular club. Steve McMahon -interested in Newcastle Here's a story we ran on Steve and the Profitable Group on August 8th of last year, although at that time Steve was denying the Profitable Group wanted to buy [.

Mike Ashley Trying To Get Out Of Toon Quickly

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Newcastle United will be sold to the first buyer who meets the selling price of  £100M. Mike Ashley - wants out of Newcastle quickly Heaven forbid that Mike Ashley would sell to the buyer who would be best for the Newcastle club. The Evening Chronicle says there are only three or four of those responses can be deemed [.

Newcastle Players Bewildered By Being Placed On Transfer List

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Mike Ashley's rash decision to entrust the First Artists agency with putting every single player up for sale in the first team squad, has caused deep concern with some of the Newcastle players. Steven Taylor - doesn't want to leave Newcastle (ever?) A Newcastle insider was quoted today: "Everybody knew that there would be casualties [.

Good News - Profitable Group Have Huge Plans For Newcastle

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There could be some good news (yes - that is not another typo) being reported in the Evening Chronicle today as Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is in talks with the Singapore-based company. Alan Shearer (with Dowie) - he could be smiling again soon - like the fans The Chronicle can reveal that the far east strategic global [.

Laughing Stock Newcastle Now In Dire Straights

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Not only are Newcastle getting to be in dire straights as far as their preparation for next season goes, but we are again the laughing stock of the land. Ashley and Llambias - making Newcastle a laughing stock The last stupid action Mike and his cohorts at Newcastle did yesterday, was to put the club up for [.

Shearer And Ashley Must Agree On Wage Packet

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We had heard two weeks ago that Alan Shearer would have to lower his demands if he was going to be appointed Newcastle manager. Alan Shearer - wage demands seem too high There were at least a couple of demands that we were aware of - one was his personal wages and those of his immediate staff, and [.

Ashley Not Being Straight About His Intentions

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The Guardian this morning is reporting that Alan Shearer feels angry and let down by the lack of progress made in the two weeks since the club were tragically relegated. Mike Ashley - not being straight about his intentions However, Shearer will do nothing that may get in the way of him at some point in the [.

NUSC Requests Ashley To Appoint Shearer As Manager

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NUSC, the Newcastle United Supporters' Club, has issued a timely statement late this afternoon, expressing growing concern for the club's future, and asking Mike Ashley to appoint Alan Shearer as manager at the club. The statement issued by the NUSC reads as follows: "It is vital that Mike Ashley acts quickly to quash the rumour and [.

Does Ashley Have Plan For Newcastle Over Next Three Weeks?

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Mike Ashley is coming in for considerable criticism in the way he is letting the Newcastle club lurch into yet another crisis, as the club is without a mahager and pre-season training will start in 3 weeks time. Mike Ashley - what's his plan for the next 3 weeks We think Mike thinks he can sit on [.

Solano Dreams Of Helping Shearer Sort Out Newcastle

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With Newcastle being in such a state of confusion right now, we are seeing players previously associated with the club, speaking out. Nobby Solano - coach at Newcastle - why not? And we are pleased to see that, as Mike Ashley threatens to block any work at Newcastle United until he sells the club he has almost destroyed, and leaves Toon.

Shearer The Only Hope For Most Newcastle Fans

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There was some reasonably good news yesterday from Keith Harris, saying he has some solid interest in the Newcastle United club, which today officially went up for sale for £100M. Alan Shearer - put this man in charge - quickly! But most Newcastle fans now have considerable concern on what will happen in the close season, with no manager [.

Shearer Desperate To Become Newcastle Manager - Soon!

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Alan Shearer will retunr form a short holiday at his Villa In Portugal over the weekend still desperate to be appointed Newcastle manager - and soon. Dowie and Shearer - put these guys in charge - now! And the Evening Chronicle today has a good quote from a source close to Shearer as he admits to being [.

17 Year-Old Shane Ferguson Could Be Future Star At Newcastle

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Shane Ferguson is another one of our bright youngsters making headlines recently. 17 year-old Shane Ferguson - a future star at Newcastle? And with the complete mess going on at the club, Newcastle have a chance of even losing one of their brightest young players, as both Celtic and Rangers in Scotland are more than interested in [.

Coloccini Closer To Exit At Newcastle - Wasn’t Good Enough

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It looks like Fabricio Coloccini is edging towards an exit from St. James' Park, and he will hardly be missed. Fabricio Coloccini - simply not good enough for Premier League They report in Setanta Sports this morning is that that San Lorenzo, of Argentina, as well as Spanish sides Sevilla and Atletico Madrid are interested [.

Solid Newcastle Offers Expected Imminently

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The good news we heard yesterday was some positive words form the man who is charged with selling the famous Newcastle Club, now relegated to the Championship for next season. Keith Harris - expects solid offers in short order Keith Harris, chairman of investment bank Seymour Pierce, confirmed yesterday there were "two or three" parties interested in [.

Ashley Manages To Mess Shearer Around In Last Defiant Act

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We had all hoped the soap opera at Newcastle last season would be over, and that Alan Shearer would be installed as manager and bring some order, discipline  and respect back to Newcastle United. Alan Shearer - evidence that Mike is not being straight with him But then Ashley decided to sell the club, just over a [.

Shearer Could Still Get Newcastle Manager Job - Harris

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It looks like Keith Harris, who has been given the job of selling newcastle United as quickly as he can has made some good progress min just one week. Keith Harris - serious offers coming for Newcastle United It's difficult to wade through the news in the gossip press and know which stories are true, but [.

Newcastle Officially Up For Sale For £100M

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The Newcastle United club has officially been put up for for sale for £100M today. The following statement was put up on the Newcastle United Web site this morning: The Board of Newcastle United can today confirm that the Club is for sale at the price of £100m. Interested parties should contact Newcastle United at admin@nufc.

Clear Out Of High Wage-Earning Losers Begins At Newcastle

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There's a little bit of good news in the News Of The World today, and we'll assume it's true and report what they are saying and look at what it may mean. With no manager in place and unlikely to be one until new owners are installed, at the earliest the end of this month, Newcastle [...]

Newcastle’s Home Gates Exceeded Livepool’s Last Season

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Keith Harris, who has again become the man in the spotlight for Newcastle fans right now, has offered a little bit of good news today - so we're going to concentrate on it! Keith Harris - real and decent interest in Newcastle - a big club Keith has said today there is eal "rand decent interest" in the [.

Ashley To Continue At Newcastle If No Buyer - Oh No!

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Today is not exactly good news day for Newcastle fans, as news leaks out that Alan Shearer may have given up on getting the managers job at Newcastle, and an incompetent owner, by his own admission, continues to take the club down even further - or so it seems. Alan Shearer - Mike will not hire [...

Shearer, Owen And Gutierrez On Way Out Of Newcastle?

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With another chapter of the Newcastle United Soap Opera being written in the press every day you have to wonder what potential future players will feel about coming to Newcastle United. Jonas Gutierrez - Wolfberg and Tottenham interested. And it seems like Alan Shearer may be ready to call time on Newcastle, and get on with his career [.

Ashey’s Dithering And Incompetance Puts Newcastle In Jeopardy

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As we reported earlier today we believe Ashley is seriously damaging Newcastle's future by his continual display of incompetence and dithering over the last two weeks. Mike Ashley - this man has been poison to Newcastle United And by having no manager at the club yet, and with no sign there will be one in the foreseeable future, things are starting [.

Freddy Shepherd In For Newcastle With £75M Bid

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We have to remind our readers it's Sunday again, the Newcastle United club is up for sale, so we half expect there to be quite a few stories on what is happening. Freddy Sheopherd - to launch £75M bid for Newcastle? Unfortunately most of these are unlikely to be true. One story in the Mirror today is that former [.

Newcastle Continue To Dither - As Time Goes By

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The Mail On Sunday is reporting today that Alan Shearer is in danger of being frozen out at Newcastle United, as Mike Ashley seems to be running the club into the ground - again. Ashley - how can I screw this club up even more - let me count the ways The Mail says that Mike Ashley [...]

Mike Ashley To Meet With Local Consortium Tomorrow

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The Telegraph is reporting late today that the future of Newcastle United should become a lot clearer tomorrow. Alan Shearer - still waiting to take over his home-town club That's when advisers to the Newcastle United owner, Mike Ashley, are scheduled to meet with a group of local businessmen, reportedly backed by investors from the Middle [.

Sunderland Want Sebastien Bassong - Oh No!

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There's a report in the Shields Gazette today that Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has identified Newcastle United's Sebastien Bassong as a top transfer target. Sebastien Bassong - Newcastle's Player Of The Season The 22-year-old 6ft 2in defender, who we expect to become a Cameroon International today, impressed in his first spell in English football.

Pride To Wear The Newcastle Shirt Must Be Top Priority

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One of the major things Alan Shearer will have to ensure with any player coming to Newcastle this summer, is that pride in playing for Newcastle United is more important than the money being paid. Steven Taylor - dedicated to the (Tyneside) club I love We have seen, all too well last season that when players are [.

Local Consortium Asks For Due Diligence On Newcastle’s Books

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Some potential good news for Newcastle United fans this morning - and this time it's could be really good news. Dowie and Shearer - the new long-term leaders at Newcastle? The Mail-Online is reporting a consortium made up of wealthy local businessmen, and backed by Middle East investors, has asked for due diligence on Newcastle United.

Newcastle Season Ticket Renewals To Be Mailed Next Week

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The top local Newcastle fans web-site nufc.com is reporting this morning that Newcastle season tickets will be sent out by mail next week. The web site has been going since 1993, and they are usually spot on with their news, since they seem to have inside contacts at the club. The web-site is reporting the [.

Some Good News At Last For Newcastle

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Having looked around for any good news on Newcastle, we are again unable to find any good stuff, so we'll take another  positive look forward. Shearer at the final whistle at Villa Park -that's Guthrie not too happy too While Mike Ashley dabbles again in selling the club Newcastle, the club continues to burn, and as Alan [.

Jose Enrique Will Soon Be On His Way

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Newcastle defender Jose Enrique has said he would just jump at the chance to join Atletico Madrid. Jose Enrique - would jump at the chance of Joining Atletico Madrid How things change once the reality of relegation sets in, and just to cover all his bases Jose also said he would also be happy to sign for a [.

Ashley Must Put Newcastle Club As First Priority

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We had thought as much, when Mike Ashley for the second time in 8 months has put the Newcastle United club up for sale. Alan Shearer - in limbo so took a short vacation These deals are never easy, and always take time, especially with the world economic situation we are in right now. The Evening Chronicle is reporting today [.

Alan Smith Admits To Feeling Guilty About Relegation

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Just like it was last September after Kevin Keegan left the club - and nobody on the Board communicated with the Newcastle players on what exactly was happening. Alan Smith - wants to stay and repay newcastle club And it seems the same things seems to be happening right now - and they don't know if they are coming or going.

Alan Shearer On Holiday - Joe Kinnear Waits In The Wings

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It's now Friday, which is normally classed as the end of the week, so that means Alan Shearer is due to discover from Newcastle owner Mike Ashley what the verdict of the bankers is, and whether he will be made permanent manager at his home town club. Joe Kinnear - could this man return to Newcastle?

Ferdinand Fears For Newcastle - Unless Shearer Is Manager

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Les Ferdinand, the former Newcastle United striker in the good years of the 1990s under Kevin Keegan, has talked at length today about Newcastle, a club he still obviously cares a lot about. Sir Les - move heaven and earth to bring Shearer in But Les believes it is just too easy and rather unfair to [.

Chris Gunter Loan Deal A Possibility For Magpies

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A little bit more news about Newcastle full-back target Chris Gunter, who we reported as being a Target of Alan Shearer yesterday. Chris Gunter - a Newcastle target? Gunter, who will earn his 16th cap against Azerbaijan tomorrow, is also increasingly concerned about where he will be playing football next season.

Newcastle’s Oba Martins In Great Demand

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If Newcastle play their transfer cards well this summer, we could still recuperate quiet a bit of money from selling some of our high wage earners. Oba Martins - Everton,  Arsenal and Aston Villa interest? We will have some difficulty with most of them, like Xisco and Coloccini for example, because the reasoning will be they cannot [.

Shearer Likely To Move Enrique Out This Summer

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Sky Sports is reporting today that Atletico Madrid are ready to make a move for Newcastle Spanish U21 left back Jose Enrique. Jose Enrique - could leave Newcastle this summer They are reporting that the Spanish club want to the 23 year old left back to replace Mariano Pernia this summer, and believe Jose could get his [.

Joey Barton Wants To Help Newcastle Back To Premiership

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Joey Barton is trying to get fit again for next season, and thinks it was really bad the club was relegated last season, especially since he wasn't available for many games. Joey Barton - would still like to stay on Tyneside And Joey, whose football career is a bit up in the air at the moment, Â just [.

Alan Shearer Wants Spurs’ Chris Gunter On Tyneside

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News is steadily leaking out on the players Alan Shearer has on his wanted list, that he presented to owner Mike Ashley during his talks last week. Chris Gunter - 19 year old Welsh International It seems the former (future?) Newcastle United manager Alan Shearer is keen on 19 year-old Tottenham defender Chris Gunter.

Mike Ashley Needs Plan B On Selling Newcastle

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There are somne concerns now being addreesed that newcastle need a buyer quickly as time id already ruinning out - since th club has som much to do obver the summer. Mike Ashley - cannot stop things moving forward until Newcastle sold Professor of accounting at Newcastle Business School, Richard Slack, has been talking to the Newcastle [.

Coloccini Wants To Leave Newcastle And English Football

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How many times have Newcastle been faced with a player who has not met his high expectations at the club, and then Newcastle cannot unload the player, because of both his high wages and high transfer price. Fabricio Coloccini - disappointing season at Newcastle Many, many times and that is now true with 23 year-old Spanish striker Xisco, [.

I’m Sorry The Club Went Down - Lovenkrands

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Peter Lovenkrand's agent yesterday said his client was waiting to hear from Newcastle United on a possible new deal. Peter Lovenkrands - wants to stay on Tyneside And Peter himself has today talked to the Newcastle Journal, and he seems more than keen to stay on Tyneside. Since Peter signed in January he has worked under Joe Kinnear, Chris [.

Newcastle Show Interest In Red Devils’ Danny Simpson

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Manchester United have today announced that Frazier Campbell, Danny Simpson and Darron Gibson will be on the transfer list and should go looking for new clubs. Danny Simpson - good young player And manager Sir Alex Ferguson is hoping the sale of the players will raise as much as £10M. Hull City, who only escaped relegation because [.

Newcastle United Blog - Player Of Season - Sebastien Bassong

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It is probably not too surprising that our Player of the Season, quite easily for last season, was 22 year-old mercurial center-back Sebastien Bassong Sebastien Bassong - Newcastle United Blog - Player Of The Season The final results were as follows - and we ended the vote once 1000 votes had been reached  - with Bassong [.

Newcastle Spanish Striker Xisco To Be Sold In Summer

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Even though the club seems to be adrift in the ocean right now, we are glad to see some things are still moving ahead at Newcastle. Xisco - will be sold this summer And we hear that Spanish striker Xisco, who was a last minute signing by Dennis Wise on September 1st, and done without Kevin Keegan's [.

Are Newcastle’s Finances Worse Than We Think?

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More news form the local papers in Newcastle, and this afternoon's Chronicle is saying there may be some interest in Dubai. It seems that the Newcastle Journal and Chronicle are doing exactly what we'd all hoped for, and doing some decent, factual reporting on the current Newcastle situation, and these two will be the best [.

Today’s Updates On Newcastle United Potential Sale

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Nothing ever comes easy to Newcastle United Football Club, or so it seems. Dr Sulaiman Al-Fahim - too late for Newcastle? And while everybody associated with the club would just love to see a quick sale - at a knockdown bargain-basement price of £100M, if that happens it will be a surprise, although a pleasant surprise.

Peter Lovenkrands In Newcastle Talks - Wants To Stay!

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Peter Lovenkrands is due for talks with the Newcastle club about a possible stay at Newcastle United, Peter Lovenkrands - we hope he stays | Peter signed a 6 months deal in January and has looked good in the game he has played for the Magpies. Peter is one of the few players that come out of this [.

Newcastle Retain Their Massive Attraction - Even In Hard Times

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Most Newcastle fans are going through hell and high water right now, waiting for a new owner to come in and buy the club. Newcastle fans are the club! - which is still a huge draw We're also waiting for Alan Shearer to be announced as manager, but this week is turning out to be exactly like last week [.

John Hall - Let’s Hope Ashley Can Find Buyer Soon

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John Hall has talked again this morning about the sorry plight of the Newcastle club, which he was Chairman of during the heady Kevin Keegan years of  the 1990s. Mike Ashley at the Benton training ground last Tuesday The North-East business  entrepreneur has insisted Ashley had been well intentioned at the strat, two years ago, when he [.

Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Worth More Than Queen Elizabeth II?

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When we wrote our article this morning on the Sultan of Oman, we were a little puzzled why no information was coming up - but we've found out that the name was not accurate, although we did have the right picture of the Sultan up. His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Here are some details we've been [.

Newcastle Players Need To Take Pay Cuts - John Hall

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The former Newcastle chairman Sir John Hall has claimed Newcastle's squad who remain at the club this year, should volunteer for a pay reduction next season. John Hall - players should take voluntary pay cuts for next year John is like the rest of us Newcastle fans - just very hurt and angry at our puff-pastry players [.

Oman Sultan Very Interested In Buying Newcastle

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We expected this sometime this week - a Sultan wants to buy Newcastle United! This is Sultan Oabood bin Said (we think) But it's the Newcastle Evening Chronicle reporting this, which is usually very good and factual these days since Alan Oliver left last year,  and yesterday the paper thought a group from Omani was eyeing up [.

Bristol City’s Orr Linked With Newcastle - Really?

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One of the players being heavily linked with a move to Newcastle United is former Newcastle United player Bradley Orr. Bradley Orr - 26 year-old Bristol City right back But the Liverpool born Orr never played for the first team at Newcastle and left for Bristol City on a  free transfer in 2004. But Alan will know [.

Newcastle Spotlight On Youth - 17 Year-Old Brad Inman

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It was good to see Brad Inman, our Australian 17 year-old midfielder come on for the last 8 minutes of the England - Scotland U19 game last night - which England won 2-1 with another goal (his 4th in last 3 games) from the impressive looking striker Nile Ranger. Brad Inman - with father Dave and [..

Geordie Steve Bruce Nearly Manager Of Sunderland

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Steve Bruce, who seems to be improving all the time as a manager and turned down (to his regret) the Newcastle manager job offered to him in September, 2004 after Sir Bobby Robson was sacked - is reported to be close to becoming the new manager of Sunderland. Steve Bruce - good choice by Sunderland for [.

Key Transfer “Done Deals” Already Lined Up By Shearer

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A good report in the Newcastle Journal today says that Alan Shearer and Iain Dowie already have a few transfer deals lined up, and the players want to come to Newcastle, and they report the deals could be completed within days of Shearer being appointed. Alan Shearer - appoint this man as manager now But of  course the club [.

Ashley Cannot Be Allowed To Sink Newcastle Any Further

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The situation the Newcastle club have got themselves into - and this is only since we were relegated a short 9 days ago, is stuff of soap operas - again! Mike Ashley - this man is totally incompetent - it's as simple as that Alan Shearer spent most of last week speaking with Ashley and his representatives - and [.

Nile Ranger Scores Again In England U19 Win Over Scotland

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Nile Ranger again looked a class act for the England U19 side tonight, as they defeated Scotland 2-1 to go though to the finals of the European U19 tournament. Nile Ranger - superstar in the making? Scored again for England It was a close in the first half of this game with England only having to draw [.

Class Act Shearer Sets The Record Straight - What Demands?

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We have to be very careful about stories that are floated in the press, because they may well be politically motivated and try to shift blame (responsibility), for the terrible situation Newcastle now find themselves in. Alan Shearer - he seems to have lost some hair these last 8 weeks We are not being too outspoken when we [.

Nicky Butt Has No Regrets At Joining Newcastle

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A good article in the Shields Gazette today, with Nicky Butt starting to put some respect back into the Newcastle club, by saying he has absolutely no regrets of  joining Newcastle,  from the phenomenally successful Manchester United in the summer of 2004. Nicky Butt - no regrets at all about joining Newcastle Nicky Butt is said to [.

48 Twists And Turns In Newcastle’s Dramatic Downfall

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It's strange that the goings on at Newcastle over the last two years coincide with the history of the Newcastle United Blog. Here is the list of things (is that the right word>) that have happened since this blog was created - we think you'll be surprised: April 23rd 2007 - The Newcastle United Blog comes [.

Joe Kinnear Could Return As Newcastle Manager

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Newcastle fan must be asking the question what happens this week if the Banker's cannot come up with a business plan that incorporates Alan Shearer's wage and other demands as Newcastle manager? Joe Kinnear - could return as Newcastle interim manger - what? The Newcastle Journal says today that if that happens Ashley could well appoint Joe Kinnear in [.

Shearer Still Keen On Newcastle Manager Position

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We will probably see news of the Newcastle potential sale trickle out - and we would have hoped the local papers - the Journal and Evening Chronicle would give fans the most viable news on what is happening- at what is another crucial time for the club. Alan Shearer - still wants the Newcastle job And [.