Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2009

Dressing Room Has Seige Mentality Says Taylor

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Steven Taylor has spoken about the upcoming season and how tough it will be today. Steven Taylor-Up for Championship fight There seems to be major concerns within the Newcastle dressing room that they may not get the famous Tyneside support this year after such a disappointing campaign last year. Steven Taylor addressed this concern as well [.

Alan Smith Should Be Toon Skipper

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Alan Smith's comments today and his absolute first rate attitude and dedication to Newcastle should ensure his captaincy for the start of the season. Alan Smith-Has what it takes Alan Smith impressed me yesterday with his comments about the team and their attitudes for the season. His words yesterday reminded of a border collie corralling a [.

Does Sirous Mahjoob Even Exist?

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Iranian businessman Sirous Mahjoob on Thursday was linked with buying Newcastle United, yet we have been unable to find out too much about this man. Yet even in today's Evening Chronicle there is a report that Derek LLambias will be meeting with the alleged Iranian business tycoon about closing the deal to buy the Tyneside club.

Shearer Will Miss Out If Mahjoob Buys Newcastle

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One new bidder in for Newcastle United has already said he will install Kevin Keegan as manager. Alan Shearer - will miss out f Mahjoob successful Sirous Mahjoob is said to be one of the bidders, and his spokesman has said he will stall Kevin Keegan as manager, and not Alan Shearer, and that he has [.

Is Newcastle Sale Imminent?

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Derek Llambias has again spoken about the pending sale of Newcastle United. This time he says their are still several contacts that are still in for the club. Derek Llambias-Please just shut up Derek told the Sun, "We are dealing with several people and giving most of our time and attention to the sale.

Newcastle Close To Completing A Deal – Keegan Back?

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Just when we (this blog) were giving up hope n Newcastle being sold before the end o0f Augysr there is real renewed hope the club could be sold by next week. Kevin Keegan - return to Newcastle? And this comes form no other source than Managing Director Derek Llambias, who you would have thought would know [.

Newcastle and Leeds In Goalless Draw

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Newcastle will end their run-up to their first season in the Chamionship with a tame draw against Leeds. Ryan Taylor-Had two good chances Newcastle's preseason started with a bang, at least results wise, but fizzzled out with a horrendous loss and a lackluster draw against two League One sides. This will hardly fill St.

Martins Going to Wolfsburg

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Newcastle United has accepted a bid of a reported £9M for Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins. Obafemi Martins-It'll be sad to see him go Sky Sports is reporting that Martins will be Newcastle's first transfer this offseason joining reigning Bundesliga champions Wolfsburg. Martins was a very entertaining though frustrating player at Newcastle.

LuaLua Excited To Play Anywhere For Magpies

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Kazenga LuaLua, the exciting midfield prospect for Newcastle, has spoken about his desire to play first team football this season. Kazenga LuaLua-Excited about his prospects this year Kazenga's statement is as follows: "Right wing, left wing or in the middle I don't mind where I play. If Chris wants me to play in any position, I can't [.

Is Bassong On His Way to Tottenham?

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Is the reason that Sebastien Bassong will not play in tonight's friendly against Leeds United that he is close to moving to Tottenham? Seb Bassong-On his way to Tottenham? Sebastien Bassong has been the most outspoken player at Newcastle about his desire to leave the struggling club. He cites his ambition to play top flight football [.

Administration Not An Option

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There is a quote coming out of St. James' Park addressing the possibility of Newcastle going into administration. Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias-A disastrous duo The statements are not attributed to a named source but rather "a senior figure' at the club. The statement is in regards to reports that Newcastle players and staff are fearing the [.

Are Arsenal After Krul?

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There is a report today that Arsenal are inquiring about the availability of Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul. Tim Krul-Surely Newcastle's keeper of the future There have been reports in the past that Tim Krul was unhappy with his place at Newcastle. However that was before Newcastle sold the great Shay Given.

Three Will Be Back For Leeds

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Chris Hughton has reported today that some of our missing players will be back for tomorrow's clash with Leeds United. However, Sabastien Bassong is not one of them that was mentioned. Steve Harper Won't let in six against Leeds The three players returning for the Wednesday night game against Leeds are Shola Ameobi, Ryan Taylor, and [.

Ranger Scores As England U19 Through To Semi-Finals

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After two rather innocuous draws the England U19 team have qualified for the semi-finals of the European U19 Championships in the Ukraine. Nile Ranger another England goal for this lad And our own Nile Ranger was on target during England's 7-1 hammering of Slovenia yesterday. After 2 points from their first two games against Switzerland [.

Danny Guthrie Hoping For Promotion Season

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Danny Guthrie has already played in the Championship when he was on loan at at Southampton in 2007, and played 10 times for the south coast club. Danny Guthrie has experience in Championship And today Guthrie has said he believes his team-mates have worked out for themselves what is required in this tough league: "Everyone knows [.

Profitable Group Pulls Out – Big Surprise – Not!

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The news this morning is that The Profitable Group, one of the first companies to express an interest in taking over Newcastle United, has withdrawn its interest in the club. Steve McMahon not surprising bid is pulled That's hardly surprising since their bid was said to be about £30M short of Mike Ashley's asking price of [.

Newcastle Sale Now Looks Unlikely At Best

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We just cannot see how a Newcastle sale this summer will now be possible this summer. Mike Ashley completely screwed things up at Newcastle Unless there's some secret negotiations going on with some group, time is not on Mike Ashley's side, and it looks an increasing long shot that he will be able to sell the [.

Team For Albion

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With little happening at Newcastle United and with the club only two weeks away from the start of the season, this is the team I'd like to see against West Bromwich Albion. Nile Ranger-Will he make the starting eleven? In goal I'd like to see Steve Harper as he has the experience and is the obvious choice.

Crisis Meeting Held By Newcastle Players

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There was a crisis meeting held by Newcastle United players following the dramatic and awful 6-1 defeat against Leyton Orient on Saturday. Jose Enrique speaks out about meeting and loss today That fact is revealed today in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle by Jose Enrique. Current man in charge Chris Hughton banned his players from speaking to the press [.

Does Martins Want Wolfsburg Move?

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There are quotes today attributed to Obafemi Martins welcoming a move to VfL Wolfsburg. The quotes are out of the daily newspaper of Wolfsburg. Obafemi Martins-Would love to play in Bundesliga The comments seem very unlike Martins. He has had countless links to clubs like Arsenal but has never expressed a wish to move away [.

What Does Asking Price of £100M For Newcastle Really Mean?

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We were told over 3 weeks ago that at least two consortia have met the asking price of £100M for Newcastle United. The leadership (or lack thereof) at Newcastle United That came from Managing Director Derek Llambias, and if we are to believe the People and Alan Oliver yesterday, Derek told that Sunday paper: "Nobody had met [.

A Great Night To Remember For Sir Bobby

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It was a great night for Geordie fans last night as a phenomenal 33,000 turned out to honor the legend that is Bobby Robson. Bobby Robson greeted last night by Alan Shearer Bobby played half back for England and then went onto to do management wonders with Ipswich Town signing only 14 players in 13 years, as he [.

Shearer As Keen As Ever To Manage Newcastle

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Alan Shearer talked for the first time in a long while on the pending sale of the Newcastle club. Alan Shearer - before last night's game But last night Shearer vowed never to walk away from the St James's Park manager position  and still seems as desperate as ever to rebuild the team. Alan talekd about the current ridiculous [.

Sir Bobby and Alan Don’t Disappoint

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“In Limbo” Shearer Speaks

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Alan Shearer has broken his silence tonight on the current mess at Newcastle United. His words will serve to both infuriate and comfort the Newcastle faithful. Alan Shearer-Has no inside knowledge with Newcastle First Alan expressed how his kinship to the suffering fans of Newcastle. He said, "I want it sorted out as quickly as anyone [.

Shearer Lining Up Gary Speed As New Number Two?

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The People and Alan Oliver are reporting today that Alan Shearer will turn to his old pal Gary Speed if he ever takes over as manager of Newcastle United. Gary Speed - Alan's new number two? Shearer had Iain Dowie as his assistant manager during his 8 games in charge at the end of last season, but [.

Chris Hughton Disappointed And Embarrassed By Defeat

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Chris Hughton has come out with some comments in the Sunday Sun and they are a lot more realistic than his initial comments after the game to Sky Sports yesterday. Chris Hughton - embarrassed by yesterday so were we It's hard to criticize Chris, who has again been given an almost impossible job by Mike Ashley.

So Where Do Newcastle Go From Here?

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We cannot be the only Newcastle fans who are wondering just how bad things are going to get on Tyneside, before somebody does something to correct the situation. Newcastle fans - where does club go from here? The 6-1 thrashing at the hands of Leyton Orient yesterday was more than an embarrassment and it shows the present squad [.

Chris Hughton – Everything Will Be Fine For WBA Game

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After the game Chris Hughton spoke to Sky Sports but his comments were a little strange, and he seemed to be saying everything would be fine for the WBA game. Chris Hughton everything will be fine for WBA game Chris talked after the game: "I think there is always concern when you lose a game but [.

Sir Bobby Speaks About Alan

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Bobby Robson has made some comments about Alan Shearer in the run up to the England v Germany Legends game for the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Foundation game at St. James' Park on Sunday. Bobby Robson-Wants Alan to save Newcastle Sir Bobby is thrilled to have Alan Shearer join such legends as Peter Beardsley, Paul Gascoigne, and [.

Youtube Link For Orient Bashing

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Newcastle Thrashed By Orient

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Newcastle United were obliterated today by League One side Leyton Orient 6-1 for their first loss of the preseason. This result could go to ruin any goodwill mustered by the team for their previously unbeaten start. Chris Hughton- team not ready today The O's were all over Newcastle today right from the onset.

Disgraceful Newcastle At Lowest Ebb For Years

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With a very experienced side at Leyton Orient today Newcastle were just no match for the League One side and were trashed by an incredible 6-1. Mike Ashley - get this man out of Tyneside Certainly the lads, all on big wages, showed no heart or fight last season when push came to shove, and the same [.

Smith Captain For Leyton Orient Clash

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Alan Smith will wear the captain's armband for Newcastle today at Brisbane Road as the magpies will look to keep a perfect preseason record. He will join returning striker Obafemi Martins up front in a senior heavy line-up. Alan Smith-May be partnering Martins up front Obafemi Martins returns from the groin injury which hobbled him down the [.

Shearer Has No Intention Of Giving Up On Managing Newcastle

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Alan Shearer must be a patient man, as he has now waited almost 9 weeks to become manager at Newcastle. Alan Shearer patiently waiting still It looks like has no intention of giving up on his wish to become Newcastle United's manager, even as Rob Lee had said recently that he's surprised Shearer hasn't already [.

Ryan Taylor Wants To Be First Choice Right-Back

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It's not surprising that Ryan Taylor wants a fresh start at St James' Park. Ryan Taylor - wants starting position at Toon After all it was a difficult situation to come into the club with all the turmoil that has engulfed Newcastle United, thanks mainly to Mike Ashley, after his January move from Wigan Athletic.

Please Tell Us All What’s Going On Mr. Ashley

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Bobby Moncur, the last Newcastle captain to lift a trophy of any kind 40 years ago, has talked today about the crisis of indecision at Newcastle United Football club. Alan Shearer - the man who can turn it around on Tyneside Bobby told the Daily Express today: "I think all the fans just want some information about where [.

Mike Ashley Has Been A Shocking Owner – Mark Jensen

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Mark Jensen, editor of ‘The mag' fanzine, who is often asked his opinion on things going on at the club, has talked today about the phenomenon of Mike Ashley running the Newcastle club. Mike Ashley - a shocking owner at Newcastle Mark said today: "The best word to sum up what is happening at Newcastle is frustration.

Hughton Sings The Praises Of Steve Harper

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Chris Hughton has been singing the praises of Newcastle's longest serving player local goalkeeper Steve Harper. Steve Harper longest serving Newcastle player Harper has had lots of Football League experience from his many loan spells  in his Newcastle career, and he knows very well that next season will be no walk in the park for [.

Tamas Kadar One To Watch For Next season

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Our 19-year-old Hungraian dsefender Tamas kadar is ready for another first team outing tomorrow at Leyton Orient with both Habib Beye and Sebastien Bassong uncertain for the trip to the Matchroom Stadium. Tamas Kadar - a great prospect at Newcastle Kadar was unlucky last January when he broke his leg playing for Newcastl Reserves against Sunderland, and [.

Xisco Linked With Lazio

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An unlikely Magpie has joined the multitude of transfer links. Today the Newcastle player is Xisco and the team he is linked with is Lazio. Xisco-Has never seen much action The sad saga of Xisco at Newcastle has been well documented on this blog. The acquisition of the center forward was possibly the last straw for Kevin [.

Kazenga LuaLua Determined To Do Well Next Season

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Kazenga LuaLua is looking forward to the new season in the Championship, and is determined to do well, whoever the new manager may be on Tyneside. Kazenga LuaLua - determined to do well next season But LuaLua – who played four games in the division on loan with Doncaster Rovers last season – is confident he is [.

FA To Investigate Newcastle Huddersfield Brawl

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Newcastle's caretaker boss Chris Hughton has said today that Habib Beye did not sustain an injury during the unpleasant scenes at Huddersfield in midweek. Habib Beye - involved in melee at Huddersfield And the FA have announced they will launch an investigation into the incident. It was a 20-man brawl that broke out just before half-time at [.

Oba Martins To See Action Tomorrow But Bassong Doubtful

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Chris Hughton will give Obafemi Martins his first taste of pre-season action against Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road tomorrow. Oba Martins the thrill of scoring for Newcastle The Nigerian International striker returned to full training this week, and will taste action at Leyton Orient. But star defender Sebastien Bassong still remains a doubt with a [.

Martins Linked to Wolfsburg

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Newcastle's Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins is linked to an £8M transfer to current Bundesliga champions VfL Wolfsburg. Oba Martins-Will we see this next season? Could Martins be on his way to join surprise German champions Wolfsburg? Wolfsburg will be looking to add quality players for their first Champions League campaign.

Rob Lee and the Cold Hard Truth

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Former Newcastle midfielder and friend of Alan Shearer has broken the silence on behalf of his friend by speaking the cold hard truth on Newcastle's current mess. Rob Lee and Alan Shearer-Is Rob copying Alan? Rob Lee arrived on Tyneside early in the 1992 season after a £700,000 transfer from cash strapped Charlton Athletic.

Are Newcastle After Raitala?

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Finnish international defender Jukka Raitala has again been linked with a move to Newcastle. Many fans may remember Raitala was on trial with Newcastle in January. Jukka Raitala-Has interest from many European Clubs Jukka Raitala is a versatile defender for Finnish side HJK Helsinki. He is a two-footed player who would be of definite use [.

Mike Ashley Having Great Trouble Selling Newcastle

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We have got to believe that Mike Ashley is having trouble selling the Newcastle United Football Club. Mike Ashley - have trouble unloading Newcastle club There's one thing that is clear and that is the fans have not been told the full story of how much the club is selling for, because if it was just £100M, [.

Steve Harper Remains Positive As Ashley Continues To Dither

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Steve Harper is as much dismayed as anybody with the antics of owner Mke Ashley at Newcatsle and he has today come out and said it will be a big opportunity for some of our younger players next season. Steve Harper - a leader at Newcastle club One has to wonder what Mike Ashley is doing right now, and [.

Ranger Impressive But England U19 Held To Draw By Swiss

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The England U19 side were unlucky on Tuesday night, when the Swiss equalized in injury time to take a 1-1 draw off the strong English lads. England U19 squad - impressive but only draw with Swiss It was Joe Mattock who had put England ahead and they U19's can be considered unlucky not to have [..

Bradden Inman Looks Good For Reserves

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There was a good crowd out last night to watch Newcastle United's reserve side beat Whitley Bay 3-1. They must have been very impressed with Bradden Inman's display as he scored two goals to secure the victory for United. Bradden Inman-Impressed last night Bradden Inman was recently called up in May to play for Scotland's Under19s and [.

Martins And Geremi Back For Leyton Orient

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It looks like Oba Martins and Geremi will make their pre-season return against Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road on Saturday (3:00 pm kick-off), but Seb Bassong is still struggling with sore muscles. Oba Martins - back on Saturday! Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today: "Oba will certainly be involved at some stage at Orient.

Things Still Stagnant On Newcastle Sale

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The Evening Chronicle reported yesterday that Chris  Hughton is almost certain to be in charge of Newcastle United for the start of the Championship season on Saturday, August 8th. Alan Shearer still waiting in the wings patiently It seems that Mike Ashley knows no bounds for the stupidity he has shown while the owner at Newcastle, and this can [.

Chris Hughton Speaks on Incident

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Chris Hughton has commented on the Habib Beye incident at halftime of yesterday's 1-0 victory over Huddersfield Town. Chris Hughton-In tough situation at Newcastle Chris Hughton manages to shed some positive light on the multiple frays that marked yesterday's friendly. With these comments it seems that Chris as well as his players have adopted an air [.

Injury Jinx Continues As Butt Out For Four Weeks

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The injury jinx which has hit Newcastle over the last several season has hit again, even before our new Championship campaign starts. Nicky Butt - injury jinx continues The Newcastle club will begin life in the second division without experienced Nicky Butt, who is going to have an operation on the hand that he broke at Neasham [.

Newcastle Shambles Continues As Nothing Gets Done

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Chris Hughton is now assuming he will be in charge of Newcastle United at the start of the Championship season in just a little more than a couple of weeks away. Mike Ashley - what's going  on? And with Chris' poor record in charge of the team that could have a damaging effect on our chances of [.

Hughton Will Not Ask Ashley For New Players

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Nicky Butt is out for 4 weeks but Chris Hughton will not be bringing in any new players while he is charge at Newcastle United. Chris Hughton not bringing in any new players And while Hughton admits that is a severe blow, he says he will not be going to current owner Mike Ashley for [...]

Magpies Win But Lose Butt

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Newcastle United beat Lee Clarke's Huddersfield Town 1-0 this evening on a second half goal by Kevin Nolan. This raises Newcastle's pre-season record to a perfect 3 wins in 3 games. Kevin Nolan-Scored match winner In a game that was a lot more competitive than Newcastle's two earlier matches, Kevin Nolan was able to score the [.

West Ham Looking At Carroll

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West Ham United has been linked with a possible move for Newcastle's Geordie striker Andy Carroll to shore up their front line. Andy Carroll-Would he leave Newcastle? A source at Upton Park stated, "The manager is looking at a range of options and Andy Carroll is included on that list." With ex-Newcastle coach Steve Clarke in [.

Ranger Confident After Goal Against Shamrock

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Nile Ranger has spoken today about his first goal as a Newcastle first teamer and the upcoming Under-19 European Championships. Nile Ranger-Certain to score for Under-19s Ranger will be out of action for Newcastle for the next few weeks as he looks to bag some goals for England's Under-19 squad. It will be certainly not a [.

Nile Ranger In Action For England U-19 Side Today

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The England U-19 squad that includes Newcastle striker Nile Ranger, and have been together since last week preparing for the European U-19 competition and have been training at Chelsea FC's Cobham facility. Nile Ranger - in action for England U-19 team today The side faces Switzerland today, in what is the opening game of the tournament, and [.

Chris Hughton Wants Another Win At Huddersfield

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Newcastle will be at Huddersfield tonight for a game that kicks off at 7:45 pm, and Chris Hughton will want another win to go with the two victories already in pre-season against Shamrock Rovers and Darlington. Chris Hughton another win needed tonight Newcastle have scored 10 goals in their first two pre-season games, and have just one [.

Newcastle Season Tickets An Amazing 25,000 – Official

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One thing that will keep Newcastle's better players on Tyneside are the amazing Newcastle United fans. This is Newcastle United Football Club With no manager, no new owner, and the fans not sure what the playing squad will end up being come September, the Newcastle club yesterday officially announced that almost 25,000 season tickets have already been sold.

Bolton Wanderers Said To Be Interested In Newcastle’s Duff

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Ther are reports in the press that Bolton Wanderers are considering a move for Newcastle United's Irish winger, Damien Duff. Damien Duff - Bolton interested? The reports say that Duff is keen for a move away from Tyneside following their relegation, but we're not sure that's accurate since Damien was one of the first to pledge himself [.

This Is Not Rocket Science – We Need A Manager Now

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Damien Duff, who has been linked with Bolton Wanderers today, has come out and said that Alan Shearer is the only man who can save Newcastle, United, given the complete mess the current owner Mike Ashley has created on Tyneside. Alan Shearer - can still save Newcastle It seems that Duff, like every player and fan of [.

Beye Praises Fans Then Linked to Everton

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Our Senegalese right back Habib Beye has came out earlier to praise the support of the Toon Army in the match against Darlington this past Saturday. Habib Beye-Loves the fans but will he stay Today the media has mentioned that Beye is again being pursued by Portsmouth and now that Everton may be interested if they are [.

McMahon Still Hopeful Of Buying Newcastle United

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Steve McMahon of the Profitable Group, has again spoken out about the new improved bid they placed late last week for the Newcastle United Football Club. Steve McMahon - wants decision on Newcastle soon Steve McMahon said today: "We would certainly be looking to keep Alan," "He would be a major draw for players to the club and [.

Brilliant Newcastle Fans Deserve Much Much Better

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More than 4,000 Newcastle fans made the journey to Darlington on Saturday, and that's amazing considering the lack of leadership at the club right now. Habib Beye fans were brilliant Managing Director Derek Llambias was at the game, and we can hardly accuse Derek of doing anything much good at the club during the last year, as it's [.

Duff Calls For Things To Be Sorted Soon

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One of the first players to express their wish to stay on Tyneside after relegation has come out to say that the situation at Newcastle cannot go on much longer. Damien Duff-Would love Shearer appointment soon Damien Duff has called for a new manager to be appointed soon. He goes on to explain why but it [.

Newcastle Nowhere Near To Administation – Surely

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Things are not good at Newcastle right now, but we find it hard to believe the club is anywhere near to administration. Alan Shearer - his appointment should spur ticket sales There was a report in the Mirror yesterday and the treat was that if things are not sorted out soon, the worst case scenario was administration.

Lee Clark Excited By Visit Of Former Club Newcastle

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It's going to be an emotional game for Huddersfield manager Lee Clark, as he welcomes his old home town club Newcastle United, on Tuesday night KO 7:45 pm. Lee Clark - Huddersfield manager and former Newcastle player The Terriers boss told Yorkshire Sport: "It's an exciting fixture and an exciting game for everybody – obviously with myself and my [.

Steven Taylor’s Glowing Report Of Togetherness At Newcastle

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Steven Taylor has come out again with some more positive words related to the current playing staff at St. James' Park. Steven Taylor this strip seems to get worse with time Steven talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning: "The Dublin trip was the best thing that could have happened to us all.

Tim Krul – I Have To Take My Chances

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Tim Krul has reiterated his determination to be our number one goalkeeper next season. Tim Krul - wants to be number one next season The Dutch goalkeeper made his first team debut at Palermo in the UEFA Cup when he was the best man on the field for Newcastle. The Dutch U21 International Krul aims to push [.

Martins Linked To Gunners . . . Again

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It's another day and another one of Newcastle's players have been linked with a move away from St. James' Park. Didn't Ashley just release a statement clarifying that no player will be sold or bought until the club is in new hands? Obafemi Martins-May leave, but not anytime soon With Emmanuel Adebayor's transfer to Manchester City [.

Taylor Has A Lot To Say

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Steven Taylor has opened up about the team's morale following the game at Darlington and what he has to say should be encouraging for Toon fans. Steven Taylor-A future captain Steven spoke of the trip to play Shamrock Rovers, "After the Shamrock Rovers game, they [the players] were asked these questions, and people might think [.

Youtube Link For Goals From Darlington Match

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Here is a link from Youtube to all nine goals from the Newcastle-Darlington match yesterday. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99Xf9LCzkZE

Hughton Says Bassong Ommision Precautionary

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Chris Hughton has come out to downplay the rumors that Bassong refused to join Newcastle for the Darlington friendly yesterday. Sebatien Bassong-Did he refuse to play? Chris Hughton spoke of the Bassong situation, "He was one who came back later than the others because he was away with the Cameroon side, so it was just a [.

Just 15,000 Season Tickets Sold So Far At Newcastle

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News is being reported in the Sunday Sun today that only 15,000 season tickets have so far been sold by the Newcastle United Club. Newcastle crowd just 15,000 season tickets sold And it seems that Mike Ashley has received another financial hit as he tries to sell the club as of all people, former Deputy Chairman [.

Football Providing An Escape For Newcastle’s Players

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Chris Hughton has said after the 7-2 win at Darlington yesterday that football is providing an escape for Newcastle United's players. Nicky Butt - dislocated thumb That escape is from the comical situation at the club, which has now been in gridlock for 8 weeks, and it's just 7 weeks since Ashley decided to put the [.

Newcastle Fans Hoping Ashley Doesn’t Do Another U-Turn

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With problems again present for the second time that Mike Ashley has tried to sell the Newcastle club, the Geordie fans have to be hoping that some offer will shortly be acceptable to the current owner. Mike Ashley - will he do another U-turn? This time around, things seem depressingly similar to the last time Mike tried [.

Coloccini May Now Want To Stay Put At Newcastle

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Fabricio Coloccini, our Argentine defender insists that Newcastle's off-field problems – not particularly him or his team-mates – was to blame for Newcastle's relegation to the Championship last season. Fabricio Coloccini - off-field problems to blame for relegation We had watched Coloccini since the 2006 World Cup in Germany, and thought he would be very good at [.

Profitable Group Bid Reported To Be A Low £70M

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As we had suspected yesterday, it seems like the reasonable bid made by the Profitable Group in the last few days does not meet Mike Ashley's price of £100M. Steve McMahon - bid needs to increase And it seems, according to the News Of The World today,  that the bid was just £70M for the Newcastle [.

Hull Deny Barton Interest

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Hull City assistant manager Brian Horton has come out today to deny that Hull are looking to take Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton on loan. Joey Barton-Will be hard to offload Brian Horton spoke of Joey's link to Hull, "Joey Barton is a very good footballer. I know him, I have done things with him in Manchester.

Ameobi Hits Two As Newcastle Win 7-2

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Newcastle were far too strong for a Darlington side this afternoon and won by 7-2, after being 4-1 up at the break. Ameobi - bagged a brace The Newcastle supporters continually chanted Alan Shearer's name in front of watching Derek Llambias, as the supporters made their feelings clear on who should become the new manager on Tyneside.

Hull City Keen On Barton But Not His Wages

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This news is being reported in the Sun today, so probably has to be taken with a pinch of salt. Joey Barton - Hull interested? The news is that Hull City, who were also interested in Michael Owen, are ready to offer Joey Barton a Premier League lifeline. But the news that Tigers manager Phil Brown wants [.

Hughton Again Praises Newcastle Squad Professionalism

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Chris Hughton has again come out today and praised the level of application of the Newcastle squad, in the wake of the terrible uncertainty that surrounds the famous Tyneside club. Chris Hughton - good application from Newcastle players Chris talked about the application of the players today: "I can't fault the players application.

Profitable Group Bid For Newcastle But For How Much?

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Further to the news yesterday of a new improved offer from Profitable Group, Steve McMahon has been talking about the bid to the Evening Chronicle. And it would appear that the Profitable Group are waiting to see if their offer to take over Newcastle United has been a success. However, just how good an offer it is, [.

Chris Hughton Will Limit Substitutions Against Darlington

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Chris Hughton will this afternoon probably limit the number of substitutions made in this afternoon's game at Darlington, which kicks off at 12:30 pm. Chris Hughton - limited substitutions Chris essentially fielded two separate sides during last weekend's 3-0 win over Shamrock Rovers in Dublin, so as to give all the lads a run-out.

New Away Strip May Not Sell

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Newcastle have already slashed the price of the new away strip by 20%.  And this is before the thing has even gone on sale. Steven Taylor in new away strip With Mike Ashley's dismal finances, it's an odd time to slash prices on a new strip. The shirt was available for pre-order on June 22nd [.

Improved Newcastle Offer Made By Profitable Group

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The Shields Gazette is reporting today that Steve McMahon's Profitable Group have placed an improved offer for Newcastle United. Steve McMahon improved offer from Profitable Group? Presumably this is an update from the initial offer they made last week at this time, and the Singapore-based company is waiting for a response from Seymour Pierce.

Newcastle Players Have Been Model Professionals

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There have been a number of Newcastle players who have come out this week and said the club's crippling state of limbo cannot last much longer. Chris Hughton - players have been very professional Players like Kevin Nolan, Nicky Butt, Steven Taylor, Sebastien Bassong and Jose Enrique have all made statements this week, and [.

Player Revolt Could Be Brewing At Newcastle

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Some players have said that if Alan Shearer is not appointed manager by next Monday, there could be a player revolt at Newcastle. A pensive looking Alan Shearer Morale is now very low at the club, as Newcastle seem to be in a complete and utter mess, with just over 6 weeks left in the transfer season, [.

Newcastle Place Embargo On All Outgoing Transfers

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There could be some good news being reported in the Newcastle Journal this morning that Newcastle United have put a transfer embargo in place. Habib Beye we'd hope to keep this player This will prevent the departure of any of the club's stars until a takeover has been completed. The good news is that may mean a [.

Steven Taylor Showing Leadership At Newcastle

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Steven Taylor is showing some leadership in the Newcastle squad, as he talked to the Evening Chronicle yesterday, about how the experienced players have to help our young lads through the current crisis. Steven Taylor showing leadership at Newcastle Steven told the Evening Chronicle: "There are a lot of young boys in the squad, and [.

Carroll Will Be Back For Darlington

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Newcastle Striker Andy Carroll will be back in action for Saturday's friendly against Darlington. Andy Carroll-Newcastle needs scenes like this Andy Carroll is back at training after rehabbing the past few months for an ankle injury suffered at the close of last season. Chris Hughton spoke of the Andy's progress, "Andy will be involved [.

Allardyce Interested In Taking Smith To Blackburn

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It looks like Sam Allardyce is interested in taking Alan Smith off Newcastle's wage bill. Alan Smith off to Blackburn? But once again we learn that Big Sam is unable to match Smith's £60K/week wages, and a season-long loan deal may be what Sam can do to take Alan off the wage bill at Newcastle.

Kinnear Confident He Would Have Saved Newcastle

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When it was denied that Newcastle were bringing back Joe Kinnear yesterday, Joe Kinnear was interviewed in the press. Joe Kinnear - confident he could have saved Newcastle Kinnear told the Irish edition of the Sunday Times. "I got 20 points from 19 games," "Kevin Keegan and Alan Shearer, the Messiahs, got nine points between them.

Alan Shearer In Talks With The BBC

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It seems that Alan Shearer remains completely in the dark on what is going on at Newcastle, and doesn't know if he will be managing the club anytime soon. Alan Shearer - in the dark A source close to Shearer said: "Alan is completely in the dark." Shearer has persuaded the BBC to keep his job as a [.

Thank Goodness The Daily Mail Were Wrong Again

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At this stage of the pre-season we all have to be pleased with all small mercies. Joe Kinnear not taking over as manager And after yesterday's wicked rumor that Joe Kinnear could be coming back as manager, we have to be thankful that the club at least had the sense to squash the rumor quickly. The statement [.

If Ashley Keeps Newcastle – Kinnear In As Manager

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If the news is true that Mike Ashley has made another U turn and now will keep the club, then it will not be too much of a surprise if Joe Kinnear comes back as manager. Joe Kinnear - back as manager? That's because it appears that Alan Shearer has been left out in the cold by [...]

Newcastle Players As Fed Up As The Fans

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There have been many Newcastle players that have come out recently and said a couple of things about the state of the Newcastle club. Mike Ashley made horrendous decisions on Tyneside One is that they are not very happy with the state of affairs and are looking to leave the club, and the other is to [.

This Is The Worst Time Of My Whole Career

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Newcastle United midfielder Nicky Butt is the latest player to come out and say the mess at the Newcastle Football Club is just unbelievable. Nicky Butt - worst time of my career Nicky has today come out and said the club's ownership chaos, which has now been going on for over 6 weeks, marks the worst [.

Newcastle Deny Kinnear Comeback

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Newcastle United have issued an official statement on the rumored comeback of Joe Kinnear. Joe Kinnear-Not returning The statement issued by Newcastle is a very interesting one as it is only two sentences long and clears up nothing about the current state of Newcastle. Why they chose to nix this rumor and leave all the others [.

Wesley Ngo Baheng Another Promising Youngster

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By all accounts Wesley Ngo Baheng, our French youngster, had a terrific first 45 minutes against Shamrock Rovers and has completely recovered from his knee ligament injury suffered in April of 2008. Wesley Ngo Baheng-Played well on Saturday Wesley is looking to make an impact this year and push for a first team place.

Is Joe Kinnear Set For Return?

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There are rumors circulating that Joe Kinnear is set to return as Newcastle manager. However there are no statements attributed to anyone to verify these rumours. Joe Kinnear-Is he taking over? Joe Kinnear was recently given the all clear by his doctors after he dramatically took ill before Newcastle's game with West Brom on February 7, [.

Enrique The Latest To Want To Jump Newcastle Ship

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Jose Enrique is yet another player to come out today and say he is even willing to take a pay cut to get out of Newcastle. Jose Enrique would leave Newcastle Jose today said that he is willing to listen to offers so he can leave the complete upheaval at the Newcastle club. The revelation comes after [.

This is Dragging Beye Down

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Our excellent Senegalese right back has spoken out today about the current mess at Newcastle. Habib Beye-Sick of current situation at Newcastle Habib Beye was one of the first Magpies to pledge his allegiance to Newcastle after relegation. That was when Alan Shearer seemed destined to be appointed full time and very quickly.

Ashley Dithers As Newcastle Burns

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Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias are treating the Newcastle fans and the Newcastle players just like they did in the four months when the club was first up for sale they are saying nothing. Leadership at Newcastle not a pretty site That's about the level of their understanding and communication in the football club, and [.

Ashley May Retain Control Of Newcastle

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This could be disastrous news for the Newcastle United Football club as there seems a growing possibility that Newcastle United will not be sold this summer. Mike Ashley may decide to keep the club The Guardian is reporting that a source close to the goings on to find a buyer for the club has revealed that [.

Steven Taylor Wants Shearer In – Now!

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Steven Taylor, who is one of the few players Alan Shearer wants to build his Newcastle club around this coming season, if he becomes manager, has spoken out about the ridiculous and confusing situation at the club, caused once again by owner Mike Ashley. Steven Taylor - bring Alan Shearer in Local lad Taylor, who played great [.

If Chawke Bid Serious Newcastle In Big Trouble

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We were told a week ago that at least two groups have bid the asking price of £100M for Newcastle United. Charlie Chawke - if bid serious Newcastle in big trouble So it has to be surprising that nothing has happened in the last week, and not only that but a new group, led by Charlie [...]

Everything At Newcastle Is Now In Limbo

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Steve Harper, the Newcastle goalkeeper is a down to earth guy, and today he has come out and said everybody at the club is just a little fed up with all the sales talk, but with nothing really happening. Steve Harper fed up Steve Harper has admitted that the Newcastle United's players are more than [.

Hughton Doing The Best He Can In Difficult Circumstances

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Chris Hughton enjoyed a rare victory on Saturday, and it seems that it was a satisfying game for Newcastle on a number of fronts. Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood tough job First of all one of our youngsters Ngo Baheng was outstanding in the first half, and a clean sheet was good to see, as well [.

Blair Comments on Toon Troubles

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Former Prime Minister and Newcastle United supporter Tony Blair has given comments on the current state of the club. Tony Blair-Calls Newcastle situation a tragedy Tony Blair's thinks the current situation at Newcastle is a tragedy. To fellow Newcastle supporters, he's absolutely correct. It's interesting, though not really surprising, that he does not publicly admonish [.

Newcastle Utrecht Friendly Canceled

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Newcastle's fixture against Utrecht on July 26th has been canceled due to an FA ruling today. Chris Hughton-One less pre-season fixture for Newcastle The FA made this ruling after the mayor of Amsterdam asked that Sunderland be banned from a pre-season tournament do to Newcastle's fixture taking place just 30 miles away on the same day.

Bassong Hints He May Stay – If Shearer Manager

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Some interesting comments from Sebastien Bassong, with just a hint he may even stay on Tyneside, if Alan Shearer is the manager. Sebastien Bassong hint he may stay at Newcastle? As most of our readers know we are big fans of the recently turned 23 year-old, who was easily the Newcastle United Blog Player of the [.

Chawke Linked With Toon

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Former Sunderland shareholder Charlie Chawke, who was part of the Drumaville consortium which sold it's Sunderland shares earlier in the year, is in talks with Newcastle. Charlie Chawke-Irishman wants to buy Newcastle It seems that this bid is in the very early stages as Chawke is still trying to put together the group which would purchase Newcastle.

Chris Hughton Pleased With Newcastle Young Guns

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There's nothing like winning to lift the spirits, even if it is against a weaker Irish side in Shamrock Rovers. Chris Hughton solid job so far But if there's one thing that's positive at Newcastle United these days (and there's not too much we know) it's our young guns. And the youngsters did well yesterday in [.

No Way Shearer Giving Up On Newcastle

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Some good news for Newcastle, with a 3-0 win over Shamrock Rovers yesterday in Dublin, and Alan Shearer saying he will be willing to wait to manage Newcastle United, his home town club. Alan Shearer - still wants the job! With all the bad news during the lead up to this game, we could have half expected [.

Could Taylor Be Terry’s Replacement?

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There is news that if Manchester City are able to pry John Terry from Chelsea they will look to Newcastle's Steven Taylor as his replacement. Steven Taylor-Would he go to Chelsea? The figure mentioned is £10M for our Geordie defender which would be a very good bid for Steven. The question is would Steven be tempted [.

Magpies Beat Rovers 3-0

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Newcaslte United have just won their first pre-season friendly against Shamrock Rovers. After a scoreless first half, the Magpies were able to bag three goals in the second half while keeping a clean sheet. Nile Ranger-A true goal machine Ryan Taylor scored his first goal in a Newcastle uniform seven minutes after the break.

Team For Shamrock Rovers

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Newcastle first pre-season game as a Championship side is today against Shamrock Rovers. The team selection picked by Chris Hughton is a mixture of youth and experience. Wesley Ngo Baheng-Makes Senior Debut As has been widely supported the past few days, Joey Barton is back in the team partnering Kevin Nolan in the midfield.

Shearer Patience Running Out With Newcastle Snubs

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As the Newcastle sale seems to go on unabated, but with no buyers for the club yet, Alan Shearer is becoming more than a little disenchanted at what's going on at his home town club. Alan Shearer - patience running out And while we don't think Alan Shearer is ready to walk away from the prospect [.

We Can Turn Disaster Into Success At Newcastle

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Profitable Group, the Singapore based investment group became the first group to go on the record with a firm bid for Newcastle. Steve Mcmahon - would essentially become Chairman The former England midfielder Steve McMahon – now the commercial director for Profitable – said he expects a decision by the end of the week.

Newcastle Fans Holding Back On Season Tickets

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It's hardly surprising that Season Ticket sales at Newcastle United are at their lowest level for over 20-years. Mike Ashley leaving Newcastle club in perilous state With the club being sold, the fans don't know who the new owners will be, and although Alan Shearer is a hot favorite to take over the manager reigns, that [.

Profitable Group In For Newcastle

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The Profitable Group, a Singapore based consortium, is one of the groups that have a bid in for Newcaslte United according to former Liverpool player Steve McMahon. Steve McMahon-In with bid Steve McMahon is the commercial director of the group and his interest in Newcastle was rumored about a month ago.

Alan Shearer Tearing His Hair Out In Frustration

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Newcastle fans are frustrated that it's been almost 7 weeks since we had a permanent manager at Newcastle. Alan Shearer - tearing his hair out there's less of it there now But according to Louise Taylor of the Guardian that's nothing to the turmoil going on with Alan Shearer, as his hands are tied, and some [.

Barton To Play In Pre-Season Friendly

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Joey Barton is set to make his return to Newcastle in a pre-season friendly against Shamrock Rovers Saturday. Joey Barton-Will play for Magpies again This news is hardly surprising considering that he has been at all of the pre-season training sessions. However what does this say about Alan Shearer's future with the club?

Billionaire Ananda Krishnan Not Behind Bid For Newcastle

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Newcastle fans have to hope that the sale of Newcastle happens this week, because if this saga drags on too much longer the pre-season at Newcastle will be seriously jeopardized. In fact it already has been. Ananda Krishnan- not behind Malaysian bid With the Malaysia group having been shown around the Newcastle facilities for a second [.

Arsenal Make Reported Approach For Newcastle’s Bassong

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It's a thing we had dreaded, but it seems to have already happened. Seb Bassong - Arsenal make their move And that is that Sebastien Bassong has confirmed that Arsenal have made an approach for him. However, because of the chaotic state of the Newcastle club right now, any move is being held up. The French-Cameroon defender, who is [.

Tim Krul Determined To Be Number One At Newcastle

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Dutchman Tim Krul is making no secret of the fact that he wants to become Newcastle's number one goalkeeper next season. Tim Krul - determined to become number one Tim had little chance of making many first team appearances when the great Shay Given was at the club, but now he is prepared to fight Steve Harper [.

Are Shearer And Vialli Being Paired At Newcastle?

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We had heard about this news yesterday, that one group of potential Newcastle United owners, want to pair Alan Shearer and Gianluca Vialli together as a management team. Gianluca Vialli - Director Of Football at Newcastle? The Far East bidders, who have already bid the asking price for the Toon, are hoping to close a deal with Mike [.

Beckford Still Wants to Come to Newcastle

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It seems that all of the commotion and waywardness at Newcastle United has not ruined our chances to capture Jermaine Beckford of Leeds United . . . yet. Jermaine Beckford-Waiting patiently but for how long Jermaine Beckford is currently training with his club, League One side Leeds United. However after turning down a deal recently to [.

Could This Be Over?

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I would like to start this article by saying that this is just rumors over the internet but multiple sources have written that a Newcastle sale is imminent to owners from Hong Kong. Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias-Hopefully soon to be departed I am posting this news as a thread for our readers to comment on but [.

Shearer Ready To Take Up Challenge At Newcastle

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The pace of the Newcastle deal seems to be speeding up and there is some good news that the sale will finally go through later in the week. Alan Shearer news he is almost certain to be handed control But the good news in the Journal yesterday was that both groups in the lead, have only [...]

Bassong Wants Away – Malaysian Group Have Second Tour

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The delay in the sale of the Newcastle club is doing nothing for players, like Sebastien Bassong, who still seem to want to leave the Newcastle club. Sebastien Bassong can Shearer keep this player at Newcastle With even some of our sensible and experienced players like Habib Beye and Nicky Butt getting a little sick of the farcical [.

Ashley Decisions Even Now Damaging Newcastle Club

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It seems that the players at relegated Newcastle United who are threatening to turn in transfer requests if Alan Shearer is not appointed manager soon , are Habib Beye, Steven Taylor and Nicky Butt. Mike Ashley thinks how can I upset Newcastle fans even more Let's face it there is some reason, as yet unknown, [.

Gutierrez In Roma Link

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Our Argentine winger Jonas Gutierrez has been linked with a possible move to Roma today. While Newcastle would probably prefer the move to be permanent, Roma's interest appears to only be for a year long loan before deciding on a permanent transfer Jonas Gutierrez-Tried hard but had little impact Gutierrez put in a couple of dazzling performances [.

Ferguson Signs New Deal

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One of our more promising youngsters, 17-year-old Shane Ferguson, has signed a new three year deal to stay with Newcastle. This is some very good news, though it was expected. Shane Ferguson-A future first teamer Ferguson, who has already made his senior debut for Northern Ireland, is one of the gems in our youth [.

Newcastle Sale Has To Be Close – Surely

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The sale of Newcastle United, like most things for the club, is not going quickly or well, at least according to reports in the local Newcastle papers yesterday. Alan Shearer has to be frustrated with events of last 6 weeks But just when we thought this thing may drag on for another few weeks, some [.

Hughton Doing His Best In Difficult Circumstances

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We are more than a little sympathetic towards Chris Hughton, who has been thrust into another difficult situation by Mike Ashley. Chris Hughton - must keep squad upbeat Chris has the lads in Dublin preparing for our first pre-season friendly this coming Saturday against Shamrock Rovers, and he has to keep the lads concentrating on their football [.

Two Asian Groups Could Be After Newcastle

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When Derek Llmabias said there were more than two bids that met the asking price yesterday for Newcastle, we have to believe that at least 3 bids met that asking price. Mike Ashley - the enigma at Newcastle Sorry to be so logical and pedantic, but that means there could well be two Asian groups that have [.

Player’s Revolt is Nonsense-Hopefully

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There are reports today in the media of a player's revolt if the situation at Newcastle isn't sorted out soon. There are no quotes linked with any players with these reports-just the very suspicious "senior players". Last Year's Training-hopefully this will be the scene all summer This sounds an awfully lot like the media trying to stir [.

Shay Still Cares About Us

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Shay Given, our great ex-goalkeeper, has given a few statements on the current state of the club-a club he still has affection for. Shay Given-Would still be at Newcastle if not for Ashley Shay Given commented on current state of Newcastle United, "I know the players are determined to get back [.

Newcastle Sale Could Still Take Four Weeks

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Disturbing news today that the sale of Newcastle United could take at least another 4 weeks. Alan Shearer still waiting We were all hoping and half expecting that with due diligence completed, the bids would be in this weekend, and Keith Harris of Seymour Harris Bank would select a recommended buyer and Ashley would be told [.

Newcastle Make Push To Sell High Wage Earners

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News today that in order to move the sale of Newcastle United forward, Mike Ashley is making a push to clear out some of the highly paid players at the club. Michael Owen signs for Red Devils on a pay for play deal Well it's been 6 weeks now since the end of last season, so it's [...]

Birmingham Keen On Joey Barton?

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Some developments over the weekend suggested that Alex McLeish of Birmingham City has inquired about taking Joey Barton on a season-long loan deal. Joey Barton - who will take him? And that seems to have already stirred up some fans at St. Andrews, who hardly want to see Joey representing their club next season.

Barton Deal To Birmingham-All or Nothing

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There are reports today that Birmingham would only be willing to pay part of Barton's wages in any loan deal. According to The Mirror, Newcastle would still have pay over half of Joey's weekly wages. Joey Barton -Would still cost NUFC £2M even at Birmingham This is the problem that Newcastle will face in the upcoming months.

2 Bids at £100M Llambias Says

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There is news today and an actual quote from Derek Llambias that two bids have been made that reach Mike's asking price. Mike Ashley-Please Mike just sell Derek Llambias was quoted as saying, "There have been more than two bids at £100M. At the moment, we are in the hands of lawyers and it [..

Shearer After Ched Evans And Fraizer Campbell

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The News of The World is reporting that Alan Shearer will make a double swoop for strikers Ched Evans and Fraizer Campbell this coming week. Ched Evans - 20 year old Welsh International striker We have to hope that Alan Shearer will be installed by the end of the coming week as the search for a new [.

Ananda Krishnan Favorite To Buy Newcastle

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Things are still going at a snail's pace in the selling of the Newcastle Football club, but it does look like the man behind the Malaysian bid for Newcastle is Ananda Krishnan as we had suspected a couple of days ago. Ananda Krishnan likely new owner? The Sun is reporting that billionaire Ananda Krishnan is closing in [.

Kinnear Wants To Return To Newcastle – What?

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We find it just a little strange that former Newcastle United manager Joe Kinnear has come out today to say he is refusing to rule out making a return to St James' Park. Â Â Why? Joe Kinnear fit again but to come back to Newcastle? Why come out when it looks like Mike Ashley has almost [...]

Mystery Club Bids For Oba Martins

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Newcastle United are said to have received a formal bid for their Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins, although the identity of the club is not yet known. Oba Martins - mystery club has put in bid? The Nigeria international is on around £60K a week, and is one of the 9 players Newcastle are looking to offload to [.

Kevin Nolan Pays Tribute To Newcastle Fans

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We like Kevin Nolan and think he is the type of player we'd like to see the club keep next season, to help us get straight back to the Premier League. Kevin Nolan - fans need to be repaid But that's not to say Kevin played well for us this year since being signed by Bolton, as [...]

Could Barton Still Make Good At Newcastle?

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Our resident firebrand Joey Barton is in the news today linked with a loan deal to Birmingham City. While most Newcastle fans would love to see him sold so they no longer have to hear any mention of him and Newcastle in the same sentence, a loan deal may be the best option. Joey Barton [...]

Malaysian Consortium May Have Bid £80M

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There is news today that the Malaysian consortium that toured Newcastle's facility have bid £80M. This obviously is less than the £100M that has been bantered about since the club was put up for sale over a month ago. Ashley and Llambias Just sell and let us be We can only hope this will come to [.

Americans And Malaysians Get Tours Of Newcastle Facilities

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The Evening Chroncile today have followed up on their story from last night, and report that a mystery Malaysian consortium is understood to have made a bid for the Newcastle United club. Derek Llambias toured facilities yesterday with Malaysian group The Evening Chronicle is reporting that a bid in excess of £80M has now [.

Shearer Still Waiting As Flurry Of Activity At Newcastle

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Alan Shearer was today waiting to see if the latest flurry in activity of the club apparently being sold, has moved him any closer to becoming manager of Newcastle United. Alan Shearer still waiting in the wings Managing Director Derek Llambias showed a Malaysian group around the training complex at Benton yesterday, after the prospective buyers [.

Is Alan Shearer After Sol Campbell For Newcastle?

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There is a report in the Daily Star today that Sol Campbell, currently out of contract with Portsmouth, is set to join Newcastle United. Sol Campbell are Newcastle after him again? Every time Sol has been available over the last three years it seems like Newcastle have been linked with him, so we don't know if [.

Malaysian Business Group Tours Newcastle Facilities

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Lee Ryder of the Newcastle Evening Chronicle last night revealed that a group of Asian businessmen were being shown around St. James' Park yesterday. Derek Llambias gave tour to Asian business group Since not one Asian consortia has been linked with the Newcastle  club, it would be fitting if indeed they were the ones who will end [.

Is Newcastle New Owner Ananda Krishnan?

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The news last night was that a Malaysian group was being shown around St. James' Park, and when you look at some rich Malaysian businessman, the one that pops out is Tatparanandam Ananda Krishnan, and he is a philanthropist of Sri Lankan Tamil origin. Ananda Krishnan - worth around £4.6M Nicknamed TAK, he is currently [.

Michael Owen Having Medical At Manchester United

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It seems that Alex Ferguson of Manchester United has decided to sing Michael Owen on a free transfer from Newcastle United. Michael Owen - medical at Manchester United After only being linked with smaller clubs like Hull City and Stoke City until this time news today that Michael is taking a medical at Old Trafford, and that [.

Newcastle Fans Continue To Wait For Some Good News

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Newcastle fans would have hoped the soap opera at Newcastle, well the latest one, would have been finished and over, before the players returned to pre-season training yesterday. Alan Shearer - continues to wait in the wings But it was not be to be, as the club continues to look completely at sea, and the sale of [.

Carver Ready To Join Shearer Back-Room Staff – Hopefully

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44 year-old John Carver had been tipped to join Alan Shearer's backroom staff if Alan does get the Newcastle manager job, although nobody else has even been mentioned as a possible management candidate. John Carver ready to help Alan at Newcastle? And John, was was born in Newcastle, did a great job as Assistant manager to [.

Hughton Being Positive As Possible With Newcastle Mess

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Managing Director Derek Llambias was today scheduled for a flying visit to Newcastle from London. Derek Llambias - disastrous 12 month tenure at Newcastle for this man Derek has been Mike Ashley's right hand man in the shambles that has gone on at the club since the club were disastrously relegated just 5 weeks ago, and the [.

Edgar – Newcastle Upheaval Made It Easier To Leave

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David Edgar has said today it wasn't easy to leave Newcastle, after eight years at the Tyneside club. David Edgar hard to leave Tyneside David was offered a new contract at the club, but just like Peter Ramage last summer, he wanted to play first team football, and has finally accepted he needs to leave Newcastle to [.

Steve Harper Only Concentrating On A Good Pre-Season

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It may be that the gag on our players isn't as strict as we had thought, since our longest serving player, goalkeeper  Steve Harper, says today the lads are focused on getting in a good pre-season before they open their Championship campaign at WBA on Saturday, 8th August. Steve Harper - concentrating on getting ready for [.

Shambles Continues At Newcastle As Nothing Much Gets Done

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The Newcastle players have returned to pre-season training and both Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood were there to welcome the players back. Newcastle players limbering up on Wednesday And indeed the fitness coaches Mark Hulse and Robbie Elliott were also there as they must first work a month's notice before leaving the club for Liverpool.

Compeititon Heats Up For Newcastle Winger Gutierrez

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Jonas Gutiérrez, who is currently a starter for Argentina, wants to leave Newcastle United. Jonas Gutierrez - many clubs after him For players like Jonas, who will be playing in the World Cup next season, playing second division football in England is hardly what they should be doing if they want to continue to represent their country [.

Lovenkrands Told He’s Not Wanted By Newcastle

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It looks like Newcastle United have already told Peter Lovenkrands they don't want to offer him a new contract at the club. Peter Lovenkrands - letter from club saying he's not wanted There are reports today that Peter received a letter from the club telling him not to bother reporting back for pre-season training today at the Benton [.

Andy Carroll Can Claim First Team Striker Place Next Season

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Former Newcastle midfielder Mick Martin has today lauded Andy Carroll as a player who could make the grade for Newcastle next season in the Championship. Andy Carroll can break through next season for sure In the past it's been difficult for some of out youngsters to make the full break through to first team status, but [.

Newcastle Sale Now Moved To Next Week

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The Newcastle Journal is reporting today that Mike Ashley is expected to know the identity of Newcastle United's new owners by this weekend. Alan Shearer - sitting in wings waiting to take over They are reporting that a formal announcement will be made on the topic early next week, and for the good of the club we [.

Timeline On Newcastle Sale – Bids Expected Today

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It looks like the Times and George Caulkin, one of the best journalists around on Newcastle, seem to be getting the inside track on what is happening with the sale of the club. The current leadership at Newcastle United It was in fact the Times and not the Journal who first reported the deal will likely go through this weekend, [.