Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2009

Newcastle Selling Andy Carroll – Say It Aint So!

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Some disturbing news this morning, that the Newcastle club may be ready to transfer our 20 year-old England U21 striker Andy Carroll what? Andy Carroll - leaving?  - say it aint so We do expect some drama before Tuesday's transfer deadline ends at 5:00 pm local time, but we were hoping that would be on the positive [.

Newcastle vs Leicester City – Match Preview

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If Newcastle can draw or win tonight's game against Leicester City, the Tyneside club will go top of the Championship League, before August is out. And that has to be a tribute to Chris Hughton the gentleman coach who has done wonders since July 1st on Tyneside. And it may be fitting for those [.

Are Newcastle Serious About Selling Coloccini For £3M?

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The News Of The World Is reporting that Newcastle may be able to sell Fabricio Coloccini to powerhouse club, Fenerbahce, of Instanbul, Turkey. Fabricio Coloccini - offloading him to Fenerbahce? It seems that Newcastle are getting some kind of control on their finances, with the club's overdraft reduced to £20M of the £39M available.

Ameobi Lifts Lid On Chaos Behind The Scenes At Newcastle

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Shola Ameobi has lifted the lid on events behind the scenes at Newcastle. Shola Ameobi - chaos as players haven't a clue what's going on Yet that huge uncertainty over the last couple of months has created a team spirit and we may yet be able to make an immediate return to the Premier League. Ameobi said: "I was unsure [.

Newcastle Shouldn’t Push Their Luck – Remember Murphy

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One of the things that started Newcastle dramatic decline over the last 12 months that has seen us become a second division club, is the failure of Dennis Wise and others, to bring in sufficient players in the last few days of the transfer especially the last day which was Monday, 1st September [.

Newcastle Reported To Be After Sheffield United Star

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Newcastle are reported to be ready to put in a £2M bid for Sheffield United's central defender Matt Kilgallon. Mat Kilgallon real interest from Newcastle The 6′2″ York born defender has been impressive at Sheffield United, since he arrived from Leeds United in  January of 2007. And we assume he'll be brought in to fight it [.

Newcastle James Vaughan Bid In Trouble?

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News today that Everton want £3M for 21 year-old striker James Vaughan that has alerted Premier league clubs like Stoke, Hull and Bolton, make it unlikely we'll be able to capture. James Vaughan Newcastle bid in trouble Although James could still want to come to Tyneside, because he'll get his chance this season, that's for sure, [.

Significant Progress Made In Selling Newcastle Club

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The Mirror today is reporting that an American Consortium is closing in on a deal to buy Newcastle United. Kieth Harris Seymour Pierce Chairman negotiating with Americans Replace "American" with some other names and just how many times have we been told that this season ad it's like the Newcastle fans are punch drunk [.

Newcastle Fans Incredible And Unbelievable – Enrique

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Newcastle's Jose Enrique has branded Newcastle United fans as "the best in the land" today, and says he wants to stay to help the club back to the Premier League. Jose Enrique I'm going nowhere The Spanish U21 defender is worried that if the Newcastle players continue to leave the club and suitable replacements aren't found [.

Hughton Has Never Even Thought Of Leaving Newcastle

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Chris Hughton has done tremendously well this summer, and has revealed for the first time he's had offers from other clubs. Chris Hughton never a thought he would leave Newcastle Hughton revealed today in the Sunday Mirror: "I have had offers to go elsewhere. Certainly, there have been enquiries.

I’m A Geordie And This Is My Club – Steven Taylor

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Steven Taylor has again said this morning he has no intention of leaving Newcastle United and says he has not been contacted by other clubs. Steven Taylor - going nowhere Following Newcastle's relegation from the Premier League at the end of last season, a mass exodus of 10 players has taken place at St James' Park, and [.

Middlesbrough And Cardiff Both Lose, WBA Draw

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Good news for Newcastle United today in the Championship. Would you believe it both teams above Newcastle on goal difference today were beaten Middlesbrough lost at Bristol Rovers with a last minute winner from Nicky Maynard, which was his second goal in the game. And Cardiff were beaten 2-0 at Doncaster Rovers.

Tim Krul – Great Atmosphere In Newcastle Squad

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Newcastle United back-up goalkeeper Tim Krul has said he is very prepared to continue to play the waiting game at St James's Park. Tim Krul - willing to compete this season for his place The Dutch Under-21 keeper made only his third start in midweek against Huddersfield Town in the Carling Cup and will start the game [.

Chirs Hughton Backs Joey Barton At Newcastle

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Bad boy Joey Barton has given Chris Hughton some welcome news today by declaring himself fit for Newcastle United's home game against Leicester City on Monday night. Joey Barton - fit for Monday The midfielder has missed the club's last three games with a foot problem. However, amid a mini injury crisis that may deprive Newcasgtle of three of [.

Hughton Working Hard To Bring In New Players

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It seems that Chris Hughton is working very hard on bringing in new players to the Newcastle club over this weekend. Chris Hughton - working hard to strengthen squad Chris told the Evening Chronicle today: "The most important thing is the squad size." "We have to make sure that come Tuesday we have a big enough [.

Newcastle Get Peterborough Away In Carling Cup

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Newcastle United have been drawn away to Peterborough United in the Third Round of the Carling Cup. Â Ties will be played week commencing Monday, September 21. Liverpool will travel to old rivals Leeds United, Preston are at home to Premier League Tottenham, while Portsmouth face a long trip to League One Carlisle.

Newcastle Want Everton’s James Vaughan On Loan

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Newcastle United boss Chris Hughton wants Everton striker James Vaughan on loan, as he desperately looks for striker reinforcements after in-form Shola Ameobi was injured last Wednesday against Huddersfield., and could be out for 4 weeks. James Vaughan - smiling after he heard he may join Newcastle Hughton has reportedly asked Everton manager David Moyes to let [.

Hughton Hoping For Cavalry To Ride To The Rescue

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To his credit Chris Hughton has been pressing for reinforcements in his own polite and logical way over these last several weeks. Chris and Colin - the leadership duo at Newcastle We find it hard to criticize Chris much at all, because when you  see his interviews, you just know this Londoner is straight as an arrow.

Shola And Jonas To Miss Leicester Game Monday Night

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Newcastle's paper-thin squad it's nine less than last season's small squad for a season that has eight more league games in it, Â has been exposed by Wednesday night's injuries to Shola Ameobi and Jonas Gutierrez. Jonas Gutierrez - could be out 4 weeks Both players are almost certainly out of Monday's televised very important home [.

Hughton Very Positive No More Players Leaving

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Good news if it's true in the Journal this morning that Newcastle's sale of players has ended. Chris Hughton very positive 3 times in one sentence Chris Hughton is very confident no more players will leave the club, but we still have injuries but hey that may be a blessing in disguise. What better time to have [.

We’re Still Upbeat About the Future – But We’re Newcastle Fans

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It has probably been the worst 12 months in the famous history of Newcastle United Football Club, but for some reason we are feeling upbeat. Newcastle United Fans Maybe it's the hope that one of today's stories may come true. That American owners will come in to quickly buy the club, and then  treat Newcastle fans with the respect [.

Hughton Hopeful Of Stengthening Newcastle Squad

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Newcastle United interim boss Chris Hughton is still hopeful of holding onto centre-back Steven Taylor, and strengthening the squad before next Wednesday. Chris Hughton - has performed magnificently this summer great job! It must be hard for players like Steven and some of the other players, to really not know where they will end up next [.

Tamas Kadar Pleased At Making Newcastle Debut

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Hungarian Tamas Kadar seemed to enjoy his experience of last Wednesday evening, against Huddersfield, although he wasn't happy the team conceded 3 goals. Tamas Kadar - future star at Newcastle? Kadar told the Shields Gazette yesterday: "I hope I get the chance in the Championship," "Maybe I can start more, because I want to play in the first [.

Americans Pushing Like Hell To Buy Newcastle

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News today that the American-based group interested in taking over Newcastle United have arrived in London for face-to-face talks with investment bankers Seymour Pierce, who are handling the sale of Newcastle United. The group is reported to have strong connections with professional sports organisations in the US, are based out of New York City, and are [.

Chris Has Been Fantastic – Danny Simpson

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Danny Simpson is no doubt enjoying his short time so far, at Newcastle and has come out today in praise of Newcastle coach Chris Hughton. Danny Simpson - Chris has been just fantastic Simpson told the Evening Chronicle: "I have only known Chris for a little while." "But since I've been here, he's been fantastic.

Shearer To Return As Manager – Barry Moat New Chairman?

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Yes we know this all gets tiresome, but news today Alan Shearer is expected to make a dramatic return to Newcastle United this weekend as the new manager. Alan Shearer shock return?  - we'll see The Daily Star, not really the paradigm of truth in reporting, says that Shearer wants to sign Cardiff's £6M-rated born and [.

Fraser Forster Now On Loan At Norwich City

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Fraser Forester has joined League One club Norwich City on loan for another month, after Rovers failed to agree financial terms with Newcastle United for their star young goalkeeper. Fraser Forster - switches to the Canaries The 21-year-old 6′6″ talented goalkeeper has spent a month with Bristol Rovers, after joining them from the Tyneside club at the [.

Pearson Has Done A Wonderful Job At Leicester

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Monday's visit of Leicester City promises to be another tough game, as Nigel Pearson's side seem have continued their good form after last season's promotion. Nigel Pearson while a coach at Newcastle Shola Ameobi talked about Leicester City and their 46 year-old manager Nigel Pearson, who was on Tyneside for over a year, but left [.

We Think Nicky Butt May Be On His Way

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We mentioned this a few days ago but when you look at our unbalanced squad we have too many central midfielders. Nicky Butt may be on his way And when you look at who we can cash in on, Nicky Butt shines out like a beacon. While it would be good to keep Nicky because of his [...]

Danny Simpson Just Loving Life At Newcastle

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For those of you who have trouble taking this after so long we have to warn you up front that this article could be considered another positive one related to Newcastle United. Â What's going on? Danny Simpson - we need more pictures of this lad in black and white Apparently Danny Simpson has been [.

Shola Ameobi – Broken Foot – Broken What?

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Shola Ameobi was wearing a plastic surgical boot after the game on Wednesday night and sat out training yesterday. Shola - after scoring his confidence is sky high But broken foot broken what? After we had seen the stories in the Mirror and the usually reliable Times talk of a broken foot seem to have [.

Ameobi Again Full Of Praise For Chris Hughton

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Is it reallly true that Shola Ameobi is becoming a leader on Tyneside? Shola Ameobi - great start to season It certainly is looking that way, and while we've been surprised at just how good he's looked if he keeps scoring goals that will be true, and he already has young Nile Ranger looking up [.

Injury Problems Hit Newcastle – Gutierrez and Ameobi Out

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Newcastle have injury problems every season, and they are always worse than with other teams, for whatever reason. Shola Ameobi - broken foot? And things don't seem to have changed much as the club has been hit by an injury to in-form striker Shola Ameobi, who may have suffered a suspected broken foot.

Distin Set For Everton – Dunne Signs For Villa

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Maybe there's hope that we can keep Steven Taylor at the Newcastle club after all. Steven Taylor is he staying? Sky Sports is reporting that Portsmouth, and former Newcastle defender Sylvain Distin is set to join Everton, subject to completing a medical at Goodison Park. And in addition Aston Villa are said to have agreed a [.

Hectic Transfer Day Next Tuesday At Newcastle

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Newcastle United have said today that Kevin Nolan is not returning to the Reebok Stadium. Kevin Nolan lighten up  you're not going back to Bolton honest But Chris Hughton expects a very busy day in the transfer market next Tuesday, the day after we have added another 3 points to our league total against [.

Nile Ranger – I Had Butterflies All Over

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Nile Ranger, 18, making his first ever start for Newcastle, and at St. James' Park too, overcame his nerves to play his part in a thrilling 4-3 win last night against the Terriers. Nile Ranger overcame his nerves and butterflies last night After the dramatic win last night the next round will be drawn live [.

Chris And Colin Have Done Magnificent Coaching Job

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Lee Clark, who was born in Wallsend, and  had the distinction of  scoring a hat-trick for England schoolboys at Wembley in 1988, has come out today and praised the Newcastle coaching duo of Hughton and Calderwood. Chris and Colin magnificent job over summer Lee has cited the magnificent job the two are doing in such difficult [.

Kevin Nolan Coming Into His Own On Tyneside

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Coach Chris Hughton has poi9nted to the influence of match-winner Kevin Nolan after he helped Newcastle United to a 4-3 victory over Huddersfield Town last night at St. James' Park. Kevin Nolan mature display last night Nolan, who wore the captain's armband during the second half, after Nicky Butt had been taken off at half-time, scored [.

Lee Clark So Close To Beating His Home Town Team

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FORMER Newcastle star Lee Clark said his Huddersfield Town side "took Newcastle to the wire" before bowing out of the Carling Cup at St. James' Park. Lee Clark when Reserve team coach at Newcastle In what was a really entertaining game last night with plenty of goals, Lee Clark was pleased with the performance of [.

Hughton and Clark Magnanimous After Terrific Cup Tie

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It was certainly a pulsating cup tie last night with Newcastle finally coming out worthy 4-3 winners. Lee Clark - already wearing the black and white tie But Lee Clark's Huddersfield gave the young Newcastle side everything they could handle for much of the game, and were 3-1 up just after half time.

Newcastle 4 Hudderfield 3 – Video Highlights

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Newcastle 4 Huddersfield 3 Video

Hughton Praises Subs – Nolan Could Be On His Way

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Chis Hughton has said it was the experience and quality of the Newcastle substitutes that allowed Newcastle to come back from 3-1 down in the second half to win an exciting game by 4-3. Chris Hughton subs turned the game for Magpies Newcastle were trailing Huddersfield 2-1 at half-time and 3-1 by the 47th minute but [.

Newcastle Close To Gareth Bale Loan Signing

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Some good news tonight, being reported by the BBC, that Newcastle are very close to signing Gareth Bale on loan. Gareth Bale near to signing loan deal with Magpies We were told that when we sold Bassong to Tottenham some agreement had been reached to take two of their players on loan, but the deals would [.

Newcastle 4 Huddersfield 3 – Magnificent Fighting Magpies

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If it's one thing Newcastle players learned last season is never to give up and after being 3-1 down early in the secocd half, the lads fought back to win this game 4-3. Guts and glory for Newcastle tonight. And with 3 teenagers starting this game in LuaLua, Kadar and Ranger, this was an early test of [.

Kadar, Ranger, LuaLua and Krul All Start

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Chris Hughton hands full debuts to three Newcastle United youngsters for tonight's visit of Huddersfield Town, in the Carling Cup. Hungarian defender Tamas Kadar, Congolese midfielder Kazenga LuaLua and England Under-19 striker Nile Ranger all start a match for the first time, while Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul is making his home debut, and his 3rd appearance [.

Simpson – Success In All Competitions Possible

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Danny Simpson will play tonight, and believes success in all competitions can be the key to promotion for Newcastle. Danny Simpson - success breeds success Danny told the Evening Chronicle today: "There is no reason why we can't have a good run in this." "You never know what can happen in them. You'd rather be in them then not.

Newcastle vs Huddersfield – Match Preview

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Stand-in manager Chris Hughton has already said that 21 year-old Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul will make his home debut against Huddersfield tonight at St. James' Park KO 7:45 pm.. And with more youngsters likely to start and be on the bench this will tell us just how ready our youngsters are to fill in when [.

Championship More Important Than Any Cups This Season

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Kevin Nolan rightly beleives the number one priority for Newcastle this season has to the Championship and getting an automatic promotion not one via the playoffs it would be trying on the old nerves. A delighted Kevin Nolan after scoring Saturday And Kevin talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today: "At this moment in time, although [.

Krul Gets Big Chance Tonight Against Huddersfield

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Lee Clark, the Huddersfield manager, was Reserve team manager at St James's Park when Krul emerged, to put in a terrific performance against Palermo in the UEFA Cup three years ago, and kept a clean sheet. Tim Krul - big chance tonight And Krul was unbeaten last season when Carlisle United won 3-0 at the start of [.

New Bid Backed By Multi-Billion Dollar New York Company

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New news today that the latest bid for the Newcastle club is backed by a multi-billion pound New York-based company. Now that seems more like it, and it is understood that Sheard is only spearheading the bid for Newcastle, and he does not have the required funds to run the football club. Sheard is simply the person [.

Chris Hughton – Club Will Decide Who Leaves

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Newcastle caretaker manager Chris Hughton continues to concentrate on the playing side of things at the club, and not let himself or the players get distracted by all the nonsense that's been going on these last 14 weeks. Chris Hughton hopes to strengthen squad Chris will give the youngsters their chance tonight against Huddersfield in the [.

Reports Ashley Is Close To Keeping Newcastle Club

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The Daily Mirror and Simon Bird are reporting today that Mike Ashley is poised to take Newcastle United off the market, after 14 weeks, and stay in charge for another year. Mike Ashley to keep Newcastle? Prospective owner Barry Moat has been struggling for weeks to prove to Barclays Bank he can service Newcastle's overdraft.

Local Sunday Paper Accurate About New Bidders For Newcastle

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We lambasted the story in the Sunday Sun last Sunday that said a new consortium, or maybe even two, were bidding for Newcastle. But Derek Llambias did announce officially yesterday that Geoff Sheard -Â who bid for the club last February and said he would bring David Beckham to Newcastle at that time was negotiating with [.

Sol Campbell Gets £10M Deal Over 5 Years

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Sol Campbell has signed a new deal at Notts County for an amazing £2M a year over the next 5 years. Sol Campbell  £2M a year to play in England's 4th Division We had hoped that Sol would sign for a year with Newcastle, and we think he could have made a big difference in the [...]

Newcastle May Be Able To Keep Steven Taylor

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The next 7 days could be good or bad for Newcastle fans, but if the last 14 weeks are anything to go by, they may not be good. Steven Taylor - we need to keep this local lad One thing we'd like to see is nobody go out of the door, regardless whether we can afford the [...]

Haris Vuckic Could Make Debut Tomorrow Night

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Newcastle's very highly-rated starlet Haris Vuckic, who turned 17 only last Friday, could be in line for his debut in Wednesday's Carling Cup clash with Huddersfield. Haris Vuckic 6′2″ attacking midfielder The Slovenian, who joined Newcastle from NK Domzale last January, has been included in the squad for the first time,  for the visit of [.

Decision On Sale By End Of Week – Every Week!

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Chris Hughton has said today that he's been told almost every week during the summer, Â there would be a sale by the end of the week. And that's gone on now for 14 weeks and we're no closer a sale, if truth be told. Oh yes we have a new potential buyer in North-West-based businessman Geoff Sheard, [.

Clubs After Several Newcastle Players Before Next Tuesday

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Watch for a number of deals for Newcastle players to at least be placed, in the waning days of the transfer window. Jose Enrique - could be on his way before next Tuesday One reason is that clubs hope they will have Newcastle over a barrel, and the more they can wait the better for them. And today [.

Moat Deal Must Succeed Or Fail By Friday

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Time has to be called on the deal for Barry Moat to buy Newcastle from Mike Ashley this Friday. Ashley and Moat - a good friends deal? That will give at least some time for the Newcastle club to sort out their transfers, mainly incoming. And if the Sun report this morning is true that Moat will [.

Should Moat Even Be Trying to Buy Newcastle

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We were all for Barry Moat buying the Newcastle club 3 weeks ago, but now that may be changing. Barry Moat does he have enough money to run the club? The last 3 weeks, at least on the outside, looks like no progress has been made, Â or not much, in the potential sale of the club. And [...]

Newcastle likely To Blood Youngsters Against Hudderfiled

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We expect at least three of our impressive youngsters, to start the Carling Cup game against Huddersfield tomorrow night. Tamas Kadar should make debut tomorrow With Newcastle to play 5 games in 14 days before the International break, it will be important to give some of our players a rest before the important home game against Leicester [.

Hughton Has Restored The Pride To Newcastle

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Newcastle caretaker boss Chris Hughton has admitted he would take the Newcastle manager job on a permanent basis. Chris Hughton done great job so far Chris has been at St James' Park for just over 18 months, but already he is in his third stint as caretaker boss, and has gone through hell and high [.

Ryan Taylor Scores Superb Goal

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If Wayne Rooney or Didier Drogba had scored the goal that Ryan scored on Saturday the press would have been hailing the goal as a truly great one. Ryan Taylor when he arrived in January But this is Newcastle and Ryan Taylor, so it hardly gets a mention, but of course we are also finding out [...]

Darren Ambrose – Newcastle Played Like Premier League Side

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Former Newcastle midfielder Ambrose was impressed by his former team in Saturday's 2-0 win, and has tipped the Tyneside club to win promotion at the first attempt. Darren Ambrose - they played like a Premier League side Darren, who played over 40 times for Newcastle, went to Charlton Athletic, then back to Ipswich before ending up at [.

Make No Mistake – If Ashley Stays It’s Disastrous For Newcastle

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There is news that the staff at St James' Park have been told to report for work at 9 am this morning. The Brains Trust at Newcastle That seems very strange to us surely Ashley isn't actually going to speak to the staff and tell them something that seems very unlike Mike whose mantra seems [...

Newcastle Extend Deadline To Assist Moat To Buy Newcastle

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Newcastle issued their long awaited statement today and the news could be good for Newcastle supporters. Ashley and Moat - more time for Moat to purchase club This is today's statement: Newcastle United Football Club confirms that it has extended its deadline to Barry Moat to table an offer for the Club.

Danny Simpson – It’s Another Great Win For Us

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Danny Simpson put in another classy display at right back again on Saturday in our great 2-0 win at Crystal Palace. Danny Simpson classy player The on-loan Manchester United full-back played well again as Newcastle made it three clean sheets in a row, and our defense us starting to look good, dare we say.

Aston Villa To Offer £6M For Steven Taylor

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Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is ready to make a £6M bid for Newcastle United's England Under-21 centre-half Steven Taylor. Steven Taylor O'Neill seems interested O'Neill has been looking for a new defender since losing Martin Laursen (retired because of injury), and selling Zat Knight to Bolton, and his scouts believe Taylor has the skills [.

Newcastle Need At Least 5 New Players In A Week

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With today's less than exciting announcement from Newcastle, that Barry Moat will be given more time to secure a loan from Barclays Bank, the club seems to be stuck in a time warp and time is running out quickly. Peter Lovenkrands this player should be signed now! If you back track to a week ago [.

Crystal Palace 0 Newcastle 2 – Video Highlights

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Crystal Palace 0 Newcastle 2 Highlights

That Slow Streaker Was Derek Llambias

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Newcastle United Managing Director Derek Llambias was spotted sprinting, to use the word loosely, completely naked across St James' Park. Derek Llambias this is not the shot we wanted to show Apparently it was something he had promised owner Mike Ashley he would do, if he lost a bet over the form of Shola Ameobi, with [.

Mystery Consortium To Buy Newcastle – Don’t Beleive It

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Derek Llambias on Friday said that Barry Moat was the only game in town with the possibility of buying the Newcastle club. But that hasn't stopped the local Sunday Sun today from saying a mystery consortium believe they can do a deal for the club soon, whatever is said by the club tomorrow. They say the group [.

New Players Have Been Thought Of – Hughton

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Caretaker boss Chris hughton, who has done a stellar job to get Newcastle 10 points out of the first 12, is still hopeful of keeping Newcastle's squad intact come the close of the transfer window. Chris Hughton still hopeful on squad In fact Chris has stated today that he hopes departures from Newcastle are not imminent, [.

Are Newcastle After Icelandic Defender Solvi Ottesen?

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It appears that Icelandic defender Solvi Ottesen would choose Championship football with Newcastle ahead of a move to the Premier League. Sölvi Ottesen Newcastle interest? Newcastle are reported to be one of a number of British clubs eyeing the 25 year-old 6′3″  central defender, who is currently with Danish club Sonderjyske.

Newcastle Defense Gets Hughton Backing

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It's now more than three and a half games since Newcastle conceded their only goal of the season so far, at West Brom in our first game. Steven Taylor a rock in Newcastle defense And after another clean sheet and a comfortable 2-0 win at Crystal palace yesterday, Hughton said: "I think the clean [.

Unhappy Steven Taylor Being Forced Out Of Newcastle

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An unhappy Steven Taylor believes he may be being forced out of his home town club before the transfer window closes on September 1st. Steven Taylor - being forced out of Newcastle? The Sunday Sun is reporting that local defender Taylor wants to stay at St James's Park, in spite of the sides relegation and interest [.

Coloccini and Gutierrez Both In Agentine World Cup Squad

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If there was any doubts in the minds of our Argentine players that playing for Newcastle would cost them their Argentine places that has been dispelled. Fabricio Coloccini - recalled by Argentina And a resurgent Newcastle side this season in the Championship, will also be an attraction to other players who Newcastle may try to recruit in [.

Reports That Newcastle After Robert Earn

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Nottingham Forest striker 's Robert Earnshaw's future is the subject of much speculation as the transfer deadline draws near. Robert Earnshaw Newcastle interested? The 28 year-old Zambian-born Welsh International (46 caps, 14 goals), has been linked with a potential move to Championship powerhouse side, Newcastle United.

Hughton – Effort And Desire Tremendous From Our Players

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An opportunist goal from Kevin Nolan after just 99 seconds, and then a terrific left foot drive from Ryan Taylor on 21 minutes into the goalkeeper's top right hand corner, wrapped up all 3 points for Newcastle in London this afternoon. Kevin Nolan after scoring are they Palace supporters in background That's 10 points [.

Chris Hughton – We Still Need More Players

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Newcastle caretaker coach Chris Hughton feels his side are capable of mounting a promotion push this season, and 10 points out of the first 12 would suggest he's right. Chris Hughton - pleased with Newcastle's progress Newcastle, even with so much nonsense happening off the pitch with Mike Ashley and his antics to sell the club [.

Crystal Palace 0 Newcastle 2 – Magpies Just Too Good

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Newcastle made it 3 wins in 4 Championship games, to get on 10 points and go second top of the Championship, just a single goal inferior to Middlesbrough's goal difference, who are in first place. It's the great start we had all hoped for. In what was thought to be a tough game for the Magpies, the [.

Danny Guthrie In For Injured Andy Carroll

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Newcastle make just one change from the side which beat Sheffield Wednesday during the week with Danny Guthrie replacing the injured Andy Carroll. That means Newcastle could well revert to playing five across midfield and leave man in form, Shola Ameobi up front. Shola Ameobi will be up front supported perhaps by Kevin Nolan supporting, while Guthrie, [.

Nile Ranger Progress On Tyneside So Uplifting

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Nile Ranger arrived on Tyneside just 12 months ago as an unknown 17 year-old, after being released by Southampton, and he had already been in some juvenile trouble with the authorities. Nile Ranger will take his chance when it comes But fast forward 12 months and Nile is one of the most exciting young prospects at [.

Donladson Another Local Lad Hughton May Have To Call On

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Ryan Donaldson was still a schoolboy at St Cuthberts High School in Newcastle when he made his reserve team debut on 24 January 2007 at Wigan. Ryan Donaldson will get chance The Geordie teenager, who has captained the reserve side so far this season, is now playing attacking midfield and has already represented the England U17 [.

Coaches And Senior Players Have Kept Squad Together

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One surprise so far this season is the way the decimated Newcastle squad seem to be together and have picked up a good 7 points in their first 3 Championship games. Chris Hughton has kept the squad together well And credit for that is largely due to Chris Hughton, who for the third time has been [.

Nicky Butt – A Key Player This Season For Magpies

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It will be interesting to see if Chris Hughton starts Newcastle captain Nicky Butt at Crystal Palace this afternoon. Nicky Butt - who's that guy in the background? The chance to call upon Nicky Butt's experience for the first time this season – the 34-year-old midfielder newly recovered from a thumb injury – will probably be difficult for [.

Lovenkrands Waiting For Offer From Newcastle

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Peter Lovenkrands, the Danish winger has confirmed that he would welcome a return to the Tyneside club, but Newcastle have yet to make a concrete offer to the player. Peter Lovenkrands would be great signing Lovenkrands has been training with his old team Rangers in Glasgow, where his in-laws live, trying to keep himself fit, and [.

Chance To Sign Sol Campbell May Have Gone

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Newcastle are in desperate need of new players after signing just one player in the last 13 weeks. Sol Campbell - now negotiating with Notts County The fact that we have let 8 players go, from a previously too small squad, and signed just one, and a a loan signing at that, just about sums up [...

The Problems Standing In The Way Of Newcastle Sale

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It seems from reports in the Times and Telegraph early this morning, it seems a deal with Barry Moat could still be very close. Ashley and Moat shown recently Moat, who would appoint Alan Shearer as manager, is the preferred bidder of Seymour Pierce and has been for a couple of weeks, but for almost [.

Crystal Palace vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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If Joey Barton is not fit for tomorrow's game, we expect Newcastle to field an unchanged side from the one that beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 on Wednesday night at St. James' Park. 20 year-old striker Andy Carroll went off in that match, but Chris Hughton said the injury was slight, and we hope Andy is fit [.

Official Announcement On Newcastle Sale This Monday

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Reports coming in are that Newcastle will make an announcement on Monday over efforts to sell the club. Mike Ashley decision will be made today we think Owner Mike Ashley was expected to make a decision sometime today on the sale and whether to keep the club for another year. He has apparently given Barry Moat until [.

Danny Simpson Already A Geordie In Spirit

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If  Danny Simpson is as good as we think he is, we would love to see the lad sign permanently for Newcastle, which may even be an option for us in January. Danny Simpson Newcastle will always be bigger than Sunderland In a no holds barred interview with the Evening Chronicle today, the full-back claims the [.

Newcastle Sale To Moat Reported To Be Very Close

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It's being reported in the Daily Mail very early this morning online, that Newcastle's Derek Llambias, has given a clear indication that Newcastle are indeed on the verge of being sold. Barry Moat the new owner at Newcastle? The Mail is not the most reliable source of news, but let's hope they're right on this [.

Gutierrez’ Argentine Place Safe – Now Wants To Stay

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Gutierrez has come out today and said in the Journal he would be happy to stay with Newcastle this season. Oh really. Jonas Gutierrez - with Argentine place safe now wants to stay But we've heard these good words before, from too many of our players. Damien Duff we going to fight to get Newcastle promoted this [.

Newcastle To Try To Keep Steven Taylor

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Good news being reported today in the Evening Chronicle, that Newcastle will resist Everton's interest in Steven Taylor. Steven Taylor - Newcastle to resist Everton overtures If that's true (and we're not sure what to believe about most things about the club these days), that's good news because the vast majority of fans want to see Steven helping [.

Barry Moat Has Less Than 4 Hours To Buy Newcastle

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Helen Power of the Times is reporting that Mike Ashley has set a 5:00 pm deadline today for the Newcastle club to be sold. Ashley and Moat recently at St. James' Park So if that's correct, at least Mike is keeping to his word that today is D-day and he will decide whether the club will [...]

If Ashley Stays – Taylor Is On His Way

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As far as we are concerned some bad news tonight related to Steven Taylor. Steven Taylor could be on his way The news is that Everton are in negotiations with Newcastle over the transfer of their local Geordie defender, Steven Taylor. This is being reported by Sky Sports news and we have no reason to believe the [.

Joey Barton Doubtful For Crystal Palace Game

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Joey Barton failed a fitness test before last night's win against Sheffield Wednesday, and it looks like Joey will be doubtful for Saturday's game at Crystal Palace. Joey Barton - doubtful for Saturday And if  there is any doubt about Joey for Saturday, he will not be risked as we have Nicky Butt and Danny [.

Danny Simpson Delighted With Newcastle Debut

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Danny Simpson played a solid game in his debut last night for Newcastle. Danny Simpson - played well last night Danny Simpson seemed to enjoy his debut, and says that playing in front of a huge crowd at St James' Park (43,908) has instantly left him wanting more. Simpson made his debut last night after joining [.

Newcastle Fans Are So Important To Magpies

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There's every reason in the world why Newcastle fans should be staying away from St. James' Park this season. The Newcastle United Fans Last season the team was relegated for the first time in 20 years and Mike Ashley has made a laughing stock out of the club this summer, with his attempts to sell the [.

Man Of The Moment Ameobi Demands New Signings

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Shola Ameobi is the man of the moment at Newcastle right now, and it will stay like that if Shola continues to bang in the goals like he's done so magnificently these last couple of games. Shola Ameobi - delighted at scoring another goal! Of course Newcastle fans have had a love-hate relationship with Shola over the [.

Ameobi Full Of Confidence After Hat-Trick

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Shola Ameobi was always a confidence player, and after his hat trick last Saturday he has been full of confidence all week in training. Shola Ameobi - 4 goals in 2 games And that carried over into the game last night, as Shola took his opportunity in great style to drill home his 4th goal in [...]

Fans 401 Group Can Hardly Be Creditable

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It;'s hard to know what to make of this new bid presumably being made by the Fans 401 consortium, and fronted by former Spurs defender Graham Roberts. Graham has claimed they will meet today meet Derek Llambias to discuss a £100M buy-out. But we cannot help but think this is a waste of time, because remember this [.

Hughton Pleased With Character And Resilience Of Team

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Newcastle were not as good last night against the Owls as they were against Reading last Saturday, but they still managed the win. Chris Hughton - pleased with another win Stand-in boss Chris Hughton was delighted with the resilience and character the lads showed last night as he said today: "I am pleased that we have maintained the [.

Hughton – It Wasn’t Pretty – But It’s A Win

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Chis Hughton has admitted that the 1-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday was far from pretty, and he's right. Steve Harper two great saves from Newcastle 'keeper But a win is a win, and the more 1-0 wins we can get shows the lads have both the spirit and that winning mentality. Chris Hughton also admitted he [.

Time For Ashley To Decide And Stop This Nonsense

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The players have done us proud so far in the Championship with 7 points out of a possible 9 and joint top of the Championship. Mike Ashley it's make up your mind time It's now time for the Newcastle Board and owner Mike Ashley in particular to make Newcastle a stable club, so we can mount [...]

Newcastle 1 Sheffield Wednesday 0 – It’s Goala Shola Again!

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A single goal from that goals man Shola Ameobi, was enough to give Newcastle a good win tonight, but it took a couple of great saves from goalkeeper Steve Harper to keep the clean sheet tonight. In front of a fantastic crowd of 43,904, a Championship record in only our second home game of the season, [.

Simpson Starts – Barton Fails Fitness Test

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Loan signing Danny Simpson will make his Newcastle United debut tonight, as replacement for the injured Joey Barton (foot), who failed a fitness test this afternoon. The 22-year-old will start in the right-back berth with birthday boy Ryan Taylor, who turns 25 today, pushing up into the right-hand midfield slot.

Newcastle Give Late Fitness Test To Joey Barton

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We expect an unchanged Newcastle team tonight, from that which beat Reading 3-0 on Saturday. Joey Barton - late fitness test But that will depend on the result of a late fitness test being given to Joey Barton, before Chris Hughton names the side for tonight's game against the Owls. We would expect Joey to be declared [.

Enrique Says Hard Work Will Get The Job Done

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We hope we can keep Jose Enrique this season, because he's just the type of player who has the guts and glory to play well for Newcastle and help get us promoted. Jose Enrique - looking forward to playing a lot more this season And hard work doesn't scare Jose, who is only too willing to get [...]

The Last Time The Owls Were Here It Was 8-0

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The last time Sheffield Wednesday visited Newcastle it was Bobby Robson's first home game as manager in September, 1999. Bobby Robson inspired the lads to an 8-0 win And it was a good example of how Bobby could inspire his playerto great heights, as the lads were 5-0 up at half time, and won the [.

Update On Moat’s Attempt To Buy Newcastle

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Barry Moat will attempt this week to complete his purchase of the Newcastle United club from Mike Ashley, and it would appear that the size of his bid is now dependent on how much Barclays Bank is willing to lend the Newcastle businessman. Mike Ashley with Barry Moat It appears that Barry spent most of yesterday [.

Newcastle vs Sheffield Wednesday – Match Preview

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Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor is included in the Newcastle squad for the game tonight against Sheffield Wednesday, despite continuing speculation over his future with clubs like Everton, Aston Villa and Liverpool said to be interested in the classy 23 year-old center-back. Also included in the squad for the Geordies is 22 year-old central midfielder [.

Good Test Against Owls Tonight – Chris Hughton

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Caretaker boss Chris Hughton has warned the Newcastle players that they cannot afford to get carried away by their good start to the Championship season. Chris Hughton players need to keep feet firmly on the floor With all kinds of trouble going on off the field, the Newcastle players have done well to take 4 points [.

Confusion Still Reigns At Newcastle

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Mike Ashley flew into Newcastle United's training ground yesterday, and we were told it was to tie up some loose ends with the Damien Duff transfer to Fulham. Mike Ashley with daughter Anna in happier times That may be true but we'll never really know with Mike, as he never speaks to the fans or [.

Mike Ashley Talks To Some Newcastle Players

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Newcastle's now depleted squad have another home game against Sheffield Wednesday tonight KO is 7:45 pm. Mike Ashley - arriving at the Benton training headquarters yesterday This is a game we will be expected to win, but we'll have to make sure we get all 3 points to keep our good start to the [.

Newcastle Short Of Players – Like Last Year At This Time

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Some good news this week is that our 22 year-old central midfielder Danny Guthrie is fit again after his hamstring problems. Danny Guthrie - fit again after hamstring problems Danny has also come out today and said he is getting worried that Newcastle are selling some of their best players like Damien Duff who officially [.

Ashley Misses Game Tomorrow Night – Speaks To Hughton

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Mike Ashley flew into the Little Benton training ground today with Derek Llambias, and is said to have met with Chris Hughton and key senior players. Chris Hughton met with Ashley at Benton today Lawyers for Ashley and Moat have held hours of talks in London over the past fortnight, and it seems that Barry [.

Ashley Holds Out For £100M As Quinn Pleads For Sale

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It appears that Mike Ashley will not sell the Newcastle club for less than the £100M he had asked for. Mike Ashley - holding out for the full £100M The call on Ashley came from former striker Mick Quinn, as it appears that the sale is again stalling this afternoon. A source close to the Newcastle board told [.

Barry Moat In New Offer For Newcastle United Club

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Newcastle United Managing Director Derek Llambias has told Sky Sports News today that Barry Moat has stepped up his interest in his home town club. Ashley, Moat and LLambias on Saturday The local Newcastle businessman has been strongly linked with an approach for Newcastle United, but has yet to officially confirm his interest.

Reports That Moat Has Got The Backing Of Barclays

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There is news in the Telegraph this morning that suggests that Barry Moat has been successful in getting his loan at Barclays Bank to help buy Newcastle United. Barry Moat - Barclays loan approved? Moat is trying to complete a deal before the end of the week so that his choice as manager, Alan Shearer, will [.

Nicky Butt – Newcastle Players Must Win Back Fans

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Newcastle United captain Nicky Butt has said today that the players have to win over the fans, after their poor play and lack of fight was a major reason the club was relegated last season. Nicky Butt - players must win back fans Newcastle captain Nicky Butt has been out of the team since breaking a [.

Damien Duff Now A Fulham Player – Official

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The official Newcastle and Fulham sites are now reporting that Damien Duff has completed his move to Fulham, for an undisclosed fee after signing a three-year deal at Craven Cottage. Damien Duff moves to Fulham The Ireland winger signed for Newcastle from Chelsea in the summer of 2006, and has scored 6 times for Newcastle [.

Newcastle Offer Peter Lovenkrands New Deal

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Peter Lovenkrands has been offered the chance to return to St James's Park this season. Peter Lovenkrands will he rejoin Newcastle? The Evening Chronicle is reporting that the Danish international – who has not been able to find a club this summer – has been approached by Newcastle with a new deal on the tablke.

Guthrie and Simpson in Squad For Sheffield Wednesday

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Newcastle United's new loan signing signing Danny Simpson and his close friend Danny Guthrie, are both included in the Newcastle squad for tomorrow's home game with Sheffield Wednesday. Danny Guthrie - back from hamstring problem 22 year-old Guthrie has missed the start of the season with a hamstring problem, but is now back in full training [.

Campbell Will Take 50% Wage Cut To Join Newcastle

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The Sun is reporting today that Sol Campbell is willing to take a massive pay cut to join the Newcastle United club. Sol Campbell will take 50% wage cut to join Newcastle As we have mentioned, Sol is already engaged to Geordie girl Fiona Barrett, and they have recently bought the beautiful Hallington Hall in Northumberland.

Danny Simpson Delighted To Join Massive Club – Newcastle

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With the mess at the club it may surprise some Newcastle fans that players still jump at the chance to come to Tyneside. Danny Simpson delighted to come to Newcatsle Manchester United right-back Danny Simpson has revealed today that it took him only seconds to say yes when Newcastle United came calling with a loan [.

Strange Comments From Hughton On Sol Campbell

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Some surprising quotes from Chris Hughton today as he has played down talk of Newcastle United moving to sign former England great Sol Campbell in the near future. Sol Campbell - Hughton says Newcastle not interested (?) That seems very strange to us because Sol was telling people on Saturday at the Reading game that he would [.

Chris Hughton Expects Movement On Sale Shortly

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With Mike Ashley and Barry Moat presumably still in discussions about the Newcastle sale, and no news form Barclays Bank on the loan, it looks like Chris Hughton will be in charge for tomorrow's game against Sheffield Wednesday Chris Hughton - in charge for Sheffield Wednesday game And it looks like Chris may even be in charge [.

Steven Taylor Going Nowhere – Hughton

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It looks like Steven Taylor is not as close to the exit door at Newcastle, as we were led to believe by reports in the Sunday newspapers. Steven Taylor going nowhere says Hughton Some observers claimed that Taylor's odd reaction at the final whistle of Saturday's great victory over Reading, looked like a farewell sign to [.

Joey Barton Should Be Fit For Tomorrow’s Game

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It looks like the foot injury that Joey Barton picked up towards the end of the game on Saturday is not too serious. Joey Barton - should be fit for tomorrow night's game Chris Hughton has been boosted by the good news that the foot injury suffered by Joey Barton on Saturday is not as bad [...]

Chris Hughton Pleased With Things – So Far

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Chris Hughton has talked today about Newcastle's decent start to the season, and he says he's pleased with the way things have gone so far. Chris Hughton pleased with the way things have gone Hughton told the Shields Gazette today: "It's very satisfying, not so much for me, but for the group of lads in the dressing [.

Steven Taylor Will Not Request Transfer From Newcastle

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Good news this morning that Steven Taylor will not be asking for a transfer from Newcastle United. Steven Taylor will not ask for a transfer The defender is interesting Everton and because he appeared emotional as he left the field at the end of Saturday's 3-0 win over Reading, there was news yesterday that he may [.

Jose Enrique Wants Bigger Newcastle Squad

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Jose Enrique has looked in good form this seaosn, and today he has talked about wanting to keep Jonas Gutierrez on Tyneside, and also increasing the size of the Newcastle squad. Jose Enrique a player we want to stay at Newcastle Enrique told the Evening Chronicle today: "When Jonas plays I understand very well how [.

Sol Campblell Ready To Sign For Newcastle

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Sol Campbell told corporate guests in the Director's box at Newcastle United's home game with Reading on Saturday, that he would love to sign for Newcastle United. Sol Campbell - would love to sign for Newcastle The Evening Chronicle is reporting today Newcastle are interested in signing the free agent, and he will hold talks today on [.

Hughton Praises Shola Ameobi Quality

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Chris Hughton has had to put up with new speculation and rumors every day since he started pre-season training with Colin Calderwood on July 1st. Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood - good job by these two Chris talked about the stories and how pleased he was with striker Shola Ameobi against Reading: "There's different stories each day [.

Chris Hughton Wisely Stays Out of Guessing Games

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Shola Ameobi over the weekend raised the possibility of Hughton and his assistant Colin Calderwood, taking the Newcastle job until the end of the season. Chris Hughton happy to do the job as long as required Shola said the two of them have the respect of the players and Chris and Colin have been able to [.

Let’s Hope Newcastle Mess Sorted By Wednesday

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Newcastle fans should know this week, hopefully by Wednesday, whether Mike Ashley will remain in charge of the club. or whether Barry Moat is the new owner with Alan Shearer as manager. Alan Shearer should know very soon Not too much new news this morning yet on the ownership soap opera at Newcastle.

Increased Interest In Newcastle’s Coloccini

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With the news that Sol Campbell will sign this week on a free transfer at Newcastle we think Fabricio Coloccini is even more expendable, as long as Shearer becomes the new manager. Fabricio Coloccini will be on his way before August is out If Barry  Moat doesn't get the loan from Barclay's Bank this week, then [.

Bobby Robson – Great Mentor To Shola Ameobi

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It turns out that even after Bobby Robson left Newcastle at the start of the 2004-2005 season, Shola Ameobi still kept iin touch with his former boss. Shola - signing his new 3 year contract last year A lot of Newcastle fans have surmised over the years, that Shola would be great in the Championship, and certainly his [.

Let’s Not Sell Steven Taylor – Please!

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There are disturbing reports in the media tonight that Steven Taylor could be leaving Newcastle United, his home town team. Steven Taylor leaving Newcastle? We do expect more players to leave Newcastle in the next two weeks so that the wage bill is further lowered to something the club can afford this season.

Newcastle 3 Reading 0 – Video Highlights

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Here are the video highlights of yesterday's game.

Update On Newcastle Sale – Players Still To Be Sold

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Not too much new news in the Sunday papers today on the Newcastle sale. Mike, Barry and Derek at the game yesterday Alan Oliver in the People says that Mike will make a decision on the sale this Friday and that David O'Leary is still a potential new manager, along with Steve Coppell and Alan Curbishley.

Are Newcastle Ready To Sign Sol Campbell?

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There may be some good news yet this week as news that Sol Campbel;l was at the Newcastle game yesterday. Sol Campbell with girlfriend Fiona We've lost Seb Bassong, David Edgar and Habib Beye already this season, players who can play at center-back and if we can, we will also unload Coloccini, hopefully to Galatasaray, if today's [.

Newcastle Players Did Us Proud Yesterday

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The lads did us proud yesterday, and while we'll keep our feet firmly on the ground, yesterday's performance and result was very pleasing for Newcastle fans. Shola Ameobi - 3 good goals yesterday Pleasing because we have now got 4 points from our first 2 games with 3 points there for the taking at St.

Shola Dedicates Hat-Trick To Sir Bobby

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In a nice gesture after the game yesterday hat-trick hero Shola Ameobi dedicated his first hat-trick ever at Newcastle to Sir Bobby Robson. Sir Bobby Robson - Shola dedicated his hat trick to Bobby yesterday Shola scored all 3 goals in Newcastle's rather easy win over a lack-luster reading side at St.

Coloccini and Enrique Drawing Interest From European Clubs

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The local Sunday Sun is reporting today that Galatasaray are set to make a firm bid for Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini. Fabricio Coloccini had a solid game yesterday And there are also reports that Real Zaragoza are looking at Jose Enrique as Newcastle need to offload more of their top wage earners.

New Bidder In For Newcastle – We Don’t Think So

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We saw this report in the Mirror late last night, but were very sceptical of it, and we have to remember today is Sunday. Mike Ashley - he looks like Newcastle fans feel miserable The news is that a new far east bidder may make an offer directly to Ashley for the Newcastle club in [...]

Gutierrez To Follow Duff Out The Door At Newcastle

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Newcastle will lose more players this month before the transfer season finally ends. Jonas Gutierrez - on his way to Portsmouth? It's just a question of how many more of the squad we will lose this month, but once Duff completes his move to Fulham in the next 48 hours, it looks like Argentine Jonas Gutierrez [.

Hughton Pays Tribute To Toast Of The Toon – Ameobi

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Not surprisingly Chris Hughton has praised hat-trick hero Shola Ameobi after his three goals in Saturday's 3-0 Newcastle victory over Reading. Shola Ameobi hat trick hero The Geordie striker, who was born in Nigeria and moved to England when he was 5 years old, scored with two headers each side of half time, before easily scoring [.

It’s Moat-Shearer or Ashley-Kinnear – By Wednesday

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Newcastle owner Mike Ashley did make an appearance in the stands at St. James' Park today, as he continues to search for a buyer for Newcastle, but he received a cold reception from the home supporters, as was expected. Mike Ashley and Barry Moat in happier times Fortunately for Mike, Newcastle were on top most of the [.

Newcastle 3 Reading 0 – Ameobi Hat Trick Does It!

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A great win by the lads this afternoon as they overpowered a lack-luster Reading side at St. James' Park in front of what looked like a decent sized crowd. And it was that man Shola Ameobi who scored all 3 goals for Newcastle. In a fist half in which Newcastle dominated and had plenty of the [...]

Joey Barton, Ameobi and Carroll All Start

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Newcastle United make one change from the side which drew at West Brom last Saturday with Joey Barton replacing Damien Duff. Newcastle will again go with a 4-4-2 system with an up-front pairing of local lads Andy Carroll and Shola Ameobi. Steve Harper returns in goal, after being taken off at half-time at WBA because of [.

Hughton Hopes He Doesn’t Lose More Current Players

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Chris Hughton seems to know about as much as the fans and players at Newcastle about what is going on right now not too much. Chris Hughton hopes to keep most of the squad Chris talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today: "I am in the seat at the moment." "It is fair [...]

Is Andy O’Brien Coming Back To Newcastle?

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There is news in the Daily Mirror this morning, that Newcastle may want to bring back Bolton's 30 year-old 6′3″ center-back Andy O'Brien back to Newcastle. Andy O'Brien headed back to Tyneside? Andy, born in Harrogate, Yorkshire, was on Tyneside from 2000 until 2005, and was brought in by the great Bobby Robson from [.

Nolan Praises Great Youngsters At Newcastle

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Kevin Nolan has today talked about Newcastle's paper thin squad and he hopes new players will be brought in but also has faith in the youngsters already at the club. Kevin Nolan great confidence in youngsters at Newcastle Andy Carroll should get a good ruin of games this season and others like Nile Ranger, Kazenga LuaLua [.

D Day For Barry Moat Early Next Week

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The Journal is reporting today that Barry Moat has informed Alan Shearer his bid to buy Newcastle United will either succeed or fail at the start of next week. Barry Moat - still hoping to buy Newcastle Shearer is said to have contacted the Tyneside businessman on his return from a family holiday to Portugal yesterday, following [.

Shearer Unhappy Newcastle Have Lost Bassong, Beye and Duff

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Alan Shearer is not happy that Newcastle are ready to sell Damien Duff to Fulham that's if we are to have any chance of promotion back to the Premier League. Alan Shearer - not happy Duff, Bassong and Beye have gone Shearer is less than happy Newcastle are very likely to lose Damien Duff to Fulham [.

Hughton Hails Newcastle’s Magnificent Fans

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Things are looking bleak right now for the Newcastle club, as it looks like Mike Ashley will probably stay and appoint Joe Kinnear as manager. Newcastle United we at least still have the fans So there's not a lot of good news right now, and it looks like we'll lose Damien Duff to Fulham and possibly [.

Mike Ashley Extends Deadline For Potential Moat Deal

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News last night that Mike Ashley will put any managerial appointment at St James' Park on hold, but only until Barry Moat's bid to buy Newcastle United is finally resolved. Alan Shearer could still take over on Tyneside maybe This is being reported in the Times, and apparently the sale rests in the hands [.

Newcastle vs Reading – Match Preview

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Newcastle have signed right-back Danny Simpson on loan from Manchester United, but will be without both Nicky Butt (hand) and Danny Guthrie (hamstring), for the first home game of the season against Reading, tomorrow night. Goalkeeper Steve Harper was taken to hospital for tests after suffering a head injury at West Brom, but the goalkeeper [.

Hughton Keen To Get Off To Good Home Start Tomorrow

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Newcastle were hopeless at home last season getting just 22 points from our 19 home games. Chris Hughton - keen to get off to a good home start tomorrow And our goal difference at home wasn't too good either with 24 goals scored and 29 goals conceded. Add the fact we won only two games away all season [.

Newcastle Should Sign Peter Lovenkrands Again

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We currently have 4 strikers at the club Ameobi, Carroll, Ranger and Xisco and each one of them is a tall striker and plays in a very similar way. Peter Lovenkrands could help us big time this season What was clear last week at WBA was that a Peter Lovenkrands would have been great up [...]

Duff Almost Certainly Next Out Of The Door At Newcastle

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News today that Roy Hodgson has indeed confirmed that Fulham are closing in on a deal to sign Damien Duff  from Newcastle United. Damien Duff - will leave Newcastle Fulham are said to have offered Newcastle United £4M for the Ireland winger, who became a regular at Blackburn Rovers when Hodgson took over at Ewood Park [.

Newcastle Interest in Watford’s Williamson And Spurs’ Livermore

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The Evening Chronicle is reporting that Chris Hughton is now looking at £1.5m-rated Watford central defender Mike Williamson to bolster Newcastle's depleted squad. Mike Williamson Newcastle interested in Watford center-back Newcastle are down to 18 senior players following the departures of Beye, Sebastien Bassong and Obafemi Martins, while out-of-contract players Michael Owen, Mark Viduka, David Edgar [.

Newcastle Players Don’t Know What’s Happening Either

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Newcastle captain Alan Smith has pledged to give the Newcastle fans value for money this season, and says it's completely up to the players to draw the fans into St. James' Park with their play. Alan Smith sympathizes with fans Boy what a concept that is, but Alan hits the nail right on the head.

Joe Kinnear To Be Newcastle Manager On Monday?

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We reported earlier today that Joe Kinnear could surprisingly become the new Newcastle manager. Joe Kinnear - to be announced manager on Monday? We said that this morning, because yesterday the betting on Kinnear as the new Newcastle manager tightened significantly, so we thought there may be something going on there.

Newcastle After Watford’s Tommy Smith?

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Watford's Tommy Smith is expected to leave Watford before the close of the transfer window and it appears Newcastle United may be interested in the player. Watford's Tommy Smith - boyhood Newcastle fan It seems that Newcastle are looking to hijack the 29 year-old midfielder's move to Reading. A deal was expected to be completed this week to [.

Newcastle Sign Danny Simpson

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News on the official web-site today that Newcastle have signed 22 year old Danny Simpson from Manchester United. The 22-year-old joins the Magpies until January and will wear squad No.12. Danny started his career at the Red devils in 2006 and has been on loan to multiple clubs, including Sunderland in 2007.

Arsene Wenger Talks About Bobby Robson’s Great Passion

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed his admiration for Sir Bobby Robson and the passion he had for football. Arsene Wenger - Bobby had such great passion Bobby was one of the greatest ever English managers, and he could inspire his players to great heights, because of his passion for the game and for his players that [.

Taylor And Duff Nearer The Exit At Newcastle

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It's almost a certainty that Newcastle will lose more of their good players before August is out. Steven Taylor - has he had enough of Ashley? And it's looking like Newcastle may be hard pressed to keep defender Steven Taylor, with Everton reportedly ready to poised to offer £8M for the 23 year-old player.

Newcastle Prepare To Move Into Transfer Market

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News today that Chris Hughton is preparing a list of players after it looks like Newcastle United could finally join the market to sign players next week. Chris Hughton needs two or three new players With even more players going to be lost before August is out, with a £4M bid for Damien Duff, thought to [.

Joe Kinnear Could Still Be Shock Choice As New Manager

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We have to believe that the deadlock at Newcastle will be broken this weekend with Mike Ashley announcing he has taken the club off the market. Joe Kinnear - is he preparing to take over again at Newcastle? We understand that David O'Leary has been approached by Managing Director Derek Llambias to be the new manager, if [.

Duff Could Be On His Way Out Of Newcatle

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It seems other clubs are cherry picking our best players, and news tonight that Newcastle have received a decent offer for Irish winger Damien Duff,  from a Premier League club. Damien Duff good offer received for him So don't be surprised if Duff joins the summer exodus out of St James' Park.

Ryan Taylor Delighted To Complete A Pre-Season

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Ryan Taylor has not had a particularly good time of it at Newcastle since his transfer from Wigan Athletic in January. Ryan Taylor trying to make the right-back spot his own And after completing his first injury free pre-season campaign since 2005, the former Tranmere Roverslayer is looking to cement a place in the first team [.

Even Chris Hughton Calls On Ashley To Make Decision

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Interim boss Chris Hughton, who most fans will see as doing a decent job over the summer, under terrible circumstances, has today asked Mike Ashley to make a decision on the long and drawn out takeover situation at the famous North East club. Chris Hughton uncertainty at club needs sorted out Chris faced the local [.

Jose Enrique Feels Confident Of Reading Win

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Jose Enrique had a decent game at West Brom, and we'd like to see Jose stay on Tyneside and help us get back to the Premier League, because this boy has the fighting spirit the Newcastle fans just love to see in their players. Jose Enrique wants win against Reading And Jose says the players are [.

Newcastle Reported Interest In Norway’s Erik Huseklepp

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One thing Newcastle fans have really missed this summer is seeing new players come into the squad, or even the news that we are interested in some players. Erik Huseklepp - Newcastle interested in this player? But news today that the Magpies are tracking 24 year-old Norwegian international Erik Huseklepp – who is an attacking midfielder who [.

Winning Home Games Vital To Promotion Success

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Les Ferdinand has come out and said he thinks Newcastle's home games will be vital to promotion success this season. Les Ferdinand - Newcastle's home games will be important Les Ferdinand told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle yesterday: "Newcastle must start the right way or it will give all of the other teams the impression that they can come [.

Update On Newcastle United Sale

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Then only thing Newcastle fans are worried about right now is if and when Mike Ashley is going to sell the club and get out of Toon. Mike Ashley and Barry Moat in happier times There doesn't seem to be too much new news on that today, and it looks like Newcastle businessman Barry Moat is [...]

Duff Expects Ireland To Bounce Back Against Cypress

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Ireland were hammered 3-0 in their friendly game against Australia on Wednesday night as they prepare for next month's key World Cup qualifier against Cyprus. Damien Duff - expects Ireland to be OK for Cypress game While it was never a 3-0 game, Ireland had their chances but didn't take them, and suffered a big defeat before [.

Thompson Unhappy With Attitudes on Tuesday Night

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The young Newcastle Reserve team were hammered 5-1 by Leeds United in a behind closed door game against Leeds United at their Thorp Arch training ground, on Tuesday night. Alan Thompson - in his playing days at Celtic And it looks like Alan Thompson, our young Geordie coach, is not too pleased with the attitudes of a [.

Steve Harper Has Recovered – Will Start Against Reading

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New today that Steve Harper will start against Reading on Saturday, having fully recovered from the head injury which forced him off during last weekend's opening-day draw at West Brom. Steve Harper - fit again for Saturday Steve got a nasty knock at The Hawthorns on Saturday, as WBA scored their first goal after 39 minutes.

Strikers Must Take Their Chances – Hughton

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Chris Hughton says that Newcastle must be more clinical in front of goal, and take the chances when they come to them, if they are to get out of the Championship at their first attempt. Chris Hughton - we must take our chances Newcastle had enough possession of the ball away at WBA on Saturday, especially [.

Newcastle Get Huddersfield At Home In Carling Cup

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Newcastle were drawn at home in the second  round of the Carling Cup last night. Lee Clark brings Huddersfield to St. James' Park The ties are to be played during the final week of August. Huddersfield manager Lee Clark will no doubt look forward to a return to the north east against his former club Newcastle.

Mark Jenson 20 Years On – Let’s Get Behind The Players!

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The last time Newcastle United were relegated from the English first division coincided with the creation of the city's most popular fanzine The Mag. After  the controversial sale of  Paul Gascoigne to Spurs, Mark Jensen, a lifetime Newcastle fan, decided to give the Newcastle fans a voice long before the era of blogs and websites like [.

Krul Could Make Newcastle Home Debut On Saturday

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Tim Krul showed the many scouts at the Holland England U21 game last night, just how good a goalkeeper he can become, with another clean sheet for Holland – just three days after his brilliant performance for Newcastle, in the second half at The Hawthorns. Tim Krul - another clean sheet last night Newcastle captain Alan Smith [.

Barry Moat Trying To Recruit New Investors?

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Barry Moat is expected to meet Mike Ashley before Saturday's home game against Reading. Barry Moat with Derek Llambias But it turns out it will have nothing to do with the potential sale of Newcastle by Ashley, but the two of them will be celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Newcastle United Foundation.

Still No Agreement With Moat – As Time Goes By

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The dreary prospect of Newcastle United spending the new season under the incompetent ownership of Mike Ashley got a little closer yesterday,  as there was no agreement in negotiations with Tyneside businessman Barry Moat. Mike Ashley - still no agreement with Moat The Ashley people have already said if £25M is not deposited by Friday and no [.

Krul and Carrol Both Play In England Holland U21 Draw

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Tim Krul played the whole game for the Dutch side, and Andy Carroll came on as a 71st minute substitute, to make his debut for the England U21 side in their 0-0 draw last night with Holland. Carroll - one for the future at Newcastle The England U21 side had a good competitive workout  in Groningen [.

Newcastle Players Determined To Make A Difference This Season

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Shola Ameobi has come out today and said that the Newcastle players will continue to ignore the ongoing farce at the Tyneside club and do something to relieve the depression on Tyneside. That sounds good. Shola Ameobi - players determined to produce this season Newcastle started their attempt to make an immediate return to the Premier [.

Hughton – Alan Smith Was Excellent At West Brom

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Well it looks like gritty Alan Smith will again be the captain for the first home game of the season against Reading on Saturday, with the game starting with a strange 5:20 pm kick off time. . Alan Smith captain again against Reading good It looks like Nicky Butt, who required hand surgery after dislocating his [.

NUSC Not Keen On David O’Leary As Newcastle Manager

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The Newcastle United Supporters Club (NUSC) have said they have some concerns at David O'Leary being hired as the new Newcastle manager. NUSC spokesman Steve Hastie told Telegraph Sport today: "Why would you want to get someone in when you have previously said Alan Shearer was 110 per cent the man you want only a matter of [.

Newcastle Very Well Equipped At Goalkeeper Position

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Good news today as Steve Harper has made a full recovery from his head injury he sustained at WBA on Saturday. Steve Harper - recovered from his head injury Newcastle caretaker boss Chris Hughton talked about Steve today: "Steve is fine. He was waiting for us at the airport on Saturday night and we will assess him [.

Newcastle Stars And Youngsters In Action This Week

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Newcastle United have some of their players in International action this week and the young Reserves side visit Leeds United tonight. Andy Carroll - 20 year-old expected to make England U21 debut Andy Carroll, Damien Duff, Tim Krul and Jonas Gutierrez are in action this week having joined up with their respective national sides.

More Good Points Than Bad From Saturday At WBA

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There was more positive than negative to take out of our game against WBA on Saturday, and that's a nice surprise for Newcastle fans everywhere. Alan Smith - great game on Saturday! We're not going to get carried away with one game but the lads battled well for the point in the second half and we saw [.

Alan Shearer – I Wish I Was Still In The Dugout

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While he interrupted his holiday in Portugal over the weekend, Alan Shearer gave an interview in the Sun, where he went into detail about his involvement at Newcastle these last 11 weeks, and it hasn't been much. Alan Shearer - still wants Newcastle job With Newcastle not even signing one player this summer, and with 6 players [.

No Decision On Newcastle Sale Before Saturday?

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More news in the Evening Chronicle today about whether Mike Ashley will sell the club, but it now looks like a decision will not have been made by this coming Saturday. Mike Ashley - maybe at the game on Saturday Ashley missed Saturday's trip to the Hawthorns as he was still in Hawaii, but he's now back [.

Ashley Agrees Price With Moat – Money Due By Friday

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The soap opera of Mike Ashley trying to sell the Newcastle club to Barry Moat has taken on a new turn today. Barry Moat deal agreed but must deposit money by Friday Apparently Mike Ashley now wants Barry Moat to deposit the money for his bid into a specified bank account by the end of [...]

We Agree With Simon Bird – Sell Up And Leave Ashley – PLEASE!

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There's an excellent article out today in the Daily Mirror by Simon Bird and we couldn't have said it better ourselves. Mike Ashley - terrible owner for the Newcastle club So we urge our readers to read Simon's article. Simon Bird pleads with Ashley to just sell up the Newcastle club and leave after all [.

Jonas Gutierrez Wanted By Olympiakas

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It seems that Jonas Gutierrez would love the chance to move to Greek champions Olympiakos. In fact the truth is he'd love to move to any club, as long as he can get out of Newcastle. Jonas Gutierrez wanted by Olympiakas That's the sad truth we think with Jonas, but he is expendable and we have [.

Curbishley Probably Best Bet If Ashley Doesn’t Want Shearer

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We expect to get a new manager this week at Newcastle once Mike Ashley makes it official he is going to do what Newcastle fans don't want him to do and that is to keep the Newcastle club for another year. Mike Ashley looks like what Newcastle fans are just competely fed up It [...]

Spirited Effective Display By Captain Alan Smith On Saturday

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Alan Smith had one of his best games for the Tyneside club on Saturday at WBA as he put in a tireless display in central midfield. Alan Smith - excellent display in midfield for Newcastle And Smith was more than happy with both the display and the result on Saturday against one of the clubs fancied for [.

Hero Krul So Pleased To Get Point For Magpies

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Tim Krul isn't only a very talented young goalkeep,er but he has already shown his love for the Tyneside club, and proudly says he is now speaking with a Geordie accent. Tim Krul - great display on Saturday! It's news like this that Newcastle fans are grasping at right now, in the dearth of any [.

Joey Barton Apologizes To Chris Hughton

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Joey barton has apparently apologised to caretaker boss Chris Hughton following a training-ground row on the eve of Newcastle's trip to West Brom. Joey Barton must put his house in order That's more than interetsing afdter his spokeman said yesterday he had nothing to apologize about. The Evening Chronicle is reporting that Hughton was extremely professional (again) [.

Steve Harper OK After Being Kicked By Ameobi

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It turns out that Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper traveled back with the rest of the squad on Saturday night after the good 1-1 draw at WBA. Steve Harper - OK after being hurt by Ameobi With a head inbjury Steve was rightly taken to hospital for precautionary checks after sustaining the injury during the opening-day 1-1 draw [.

Chris Hughton To Get Go Ahead To Buy New Players?

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The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that caretaker manager Chris Hughton is expected to get the go ahead to boost the Newcastle squad for the coming season. Chris Hughton - green light for new players? The Chronicle is reporting that after Sebastien Bassong's £8M move to Tottenham, preliminary discussions with the White Hart Lane club have [.

Would Mike Ashley Appoint Shearer Now?

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Alan Shearer gave Ashley a list of seven potential signings at the end of last season, but the former Newcastle and England striker  has now reverted back to his role as a BBC commentator during Saturday's game at WBA. Alan Shearer still wants Newcastle job But over the weekend the Newcastle's all-time record goalscorer with 206 goals, [.

What Will Ashley Do With Newcastle Squad Now?

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Chris Hughton seems a little worried about what will happen with the current Newcastle squad, since it seems he has no idea if more players are to be sold, or if new players can be drafted in. Picky picky. Hughton and Calderwood - good job by the duo Hughton knows the current Newcastle squad is already stretched [.

Time Krul’s Great Saves On Saturday – Video

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Here are some of Tim Krul's great saves he made in the second half on Saturday at WBA. Tim Krul - great second half display

Barry Moat Is Last Chance For New Newcastle Owner

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Mike Ashley is now back from Hawaii and we expect a decision within days as to whether he will keep the Newcastle club and prolong the agony for Newcastle fans. Barry Moat he's our last chance It appears that Ashley hopes he can get a good deal for the club from  Batty Moat on  his return [...]

Shearer Tells It Like It Is On Match OF The Day

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For once Alan Shearer in the TV studios told it like it is on Match of the Day on Saturday night, both about Newcastle and some of the Newcastle players. Alan Shearer critical of Coloccini and Harper Alan dropped Coloccini last year after just one game and it was obvious from his comments that he's [.

Kevin Nolan’s Fighting Talk About Newcastle’s Squad

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Some good words today from our midfielder Kevin Nolan, about what he's found life like as a Newcastle Player these last 8 months. Kevin Nolan cut out to be a Newcastle player Insisting that Newcastle were indeed more than just united as a squad, and we have to admit it certainly looked like that yesterday, Nolan [.

Barton Innocent Of Any Problems Yesterday – Spokeman

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There were rumors before the game thaere had been an altercation between Joey Barton and our two Argentine players, Coloccini and Guriterrez. Joey Barton no problems yesterday according to spokeman The flare-up was said to be about the commitment of the two South Americans  to the Newcastle cause, and if we were to be honest we have that [.

More Indiscipline At The Newcastle Club

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One reason we were happy with the point yesterday at WBA was before the game there was even more upset behind the scenes when Joey Barton on Friday apparently had an altercation with Argentine pair Coloccini and Gutierrez. Joey Barton - came on after 75 minutes yesterday The furore over Barton certainly couldn't have helped the lads yesterday [.

David O’Leary Could Be Appointed Newcastle Boss This Week

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The BBC is reporting today that Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is reconsidering his decision to sell the club and may opt to remain at St James' Park and appoint former Leeds boss David O'Leary as the new manager. David O'Leary - new manager at Newcastle? That's not new news as Mike returns from Hawaii, and [.

Goalkeeping Hero Tim Krul Plays His Part So Well

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Most Newcastle fans will be happy with the away point at WBA yesterday, after so much rubbish has gone on at the the club during the summer months. Tim Krul - 4 top drawer saves from the 21 year-old And the high point for Newcastle fans is that they saw the number one goalkeeper at the club [...]

Ashley Flying In From Hawaii To Discuss Moat Bid

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It seems that Mike Ashley is on his way back from Hawaii to discuss Barry Moat's bid for the Newcastle football club with Keith Harris of Seymour Pierce Investment Bank, who we understand will urge Mike to accept the offer. Mike Ashley flying in from Hawaii Or so is being reported today by The Mail On [.

Hughton Delighted With Fighting Magpies

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Chris Hughton has paid tribute to the fighting spirit of the Newcastle players today, which was epitomized by captain Alan Smith, who had one of his best games in a black and white shirt. Alan Smith gave captain's display tonight The lads went down 1-0 at the half, but came storming back to equalize and with [.

WBA 1 Newcastle 1 – Krul Saves The Day

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We've said that if Newcastle are to have a good season and possibly come straight back up then we need to see some of our youngsters to show through and one of them today, goalkeeper Tim Krul was Newcastle's star in a 1-1 draw at the Hawthorns. The lads claimed a hard fought point tonight after [...

Indiscipline Runs Rampant As Barton Walks Out

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More bad news from the Newcastle club today as it is learned that bad boy Joey Barton has walked out on Newcastle and will not play at WBA today. Joey Barton walked out on Newcastle When Joe Kinnear was at the club there were signs of indiscipline with players turning up late to training and the [.

Ameobi and Carroll Lead Attack – Barton Substitute

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As expected Chris Hughton will play a 4-4-2 formation for the first game of the season at West Brom tonight with Geordie lads Andy Carroll and Shola Ameobi lining up in attack. Joey Barton is left out of the starting eleven and is now a substitute, after news that he walked out on the [...]

Shearer Speaks About Newcastle Mess – Video

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Here is a video of Alan speaking today to Football Focus about the Newcastle United debacle and what he knows of the situation which is apparently very little. Alan speaks about Newcastle

WBA vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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Alan Smith will be the captain of Newcastle today in the absence of Nicky Butt who misses out because of the hand injury picked up during the pre-season victory over Darlington. If we were to be completely honest we have no idea how Newcastle will fair this afternoon at the Hawthorns. Of course the last time [.

The Players Will Do Everything Today To Get A Result

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We'll have a chance to see today how the Newcastle side is likely to do in the Championship this coming season. Chris Hughton - focusing on Saturday's game Stand-in coach Chris Hughton said today: "The players are focusing on Saturday, we'll evaluate the performance and result and everyone will form their own conclusions post-game.

Steven Taylor – This Is The Lowest Point Of My Career

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It's not only the fans that are struggling with the current predicament the Newcastle club finds itself in. Steven Taylor - can't believe the goings on at Newcastle during the summer But it seems the players are also in amazement at the goings on, and Steven Taylor for one cannot beleive that Alan Shearer has not yet [.

Steve Harper Is Newcastle Through And Through

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In the current very worrying condition of the Newcastle club, we need every player to stand up and be a leader and one of these that is still at the club is our number one goalkeeper Steve Harper. Steve Harper - Newcastle through and through The sqaud we have is smaller that the verymall  s [...

Habib Beye 3rd Out Of The Door At Newcastle – Signs For Villa

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As we expected the second player to leave Newcastle in as many days is Senegal International Habib Beye, who has signed for Aston Villa for a fee of around £3M. Habib Beye experienced player signs for Aston Villa The versatile full-back has been a transfer target for several clubs this summer, and after becoming fed up [.

Newcastle Will Need Spirit And Fight To Get All 3 Points

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Captain for the game tomorrow, Alan Smith, has given out a plea to Newcastle United's fans and players, on the eve of the new Championship campaign. Alan Smith - challenges Wayne Rooney The 28-year-old has been given the black-and-white armband by stand-in boss Chris Hughton in the absence of injured captain Nicky Butt, who is recovering from [.

Andy Carroll Should Get Start Tomorrow

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Newcastle coach Chris Hughton will choose between Shola Ameobi and Andy Carroll on who will start with Kevin Nolan up front tomorrow at WBA. Andy Carroll should get start tomorrow Both Academy lads have played well in pre-season but it seems that Hughton is leaning towards playing Kevin Nolan alongside Ameobi as an advanced midfielder – [.

Coloccini Likely To Play Tomorrow At WBA

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We had thought that young Tamas Kadar would make his debut tomorrow at WBA, after a good string of performances at the back with local lad Steven Taylor. Fabricio Coloccini - likely to start tomorrow But it looks like caretaker boss Chris Hughton may be tempted to bring back a fit-again Fabricio Coloccini for tomorrow first league [.

Ryan Taylor Determined To Make Right Back His Own

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Ryan Taylor spent some of his summer break in Las Vega here in the US, as he looked back on a move from Wigan to Tyneside, that he feels will still become a big success. Ryan Taylor - wants to make right back his position Ryan said today: "I'm playing in the Championship but I don't regret making [.

Players Can Help Raise Newcastle Fans’ Spirits Tomorrow

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If ever the players could raise the spirits of the Newcastle United fans, it's tomorrow in our first game in the Championship season. Chris Hughton - looking for a win tomorrow Since we beat WBA twice last season in the Premier League we would hope that Newcastle players will be buoyed by the memory of those victories.

Mike Ashley Has Decimated The Newcastle Club

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The affairs over the 11 weeks of the summer since the club was relegated on May 24th, could only happen at the Newcastle United football club. Mike Ashley has decimated the club this summer We were relegated almost 11 weeks ago and tomorrow is our first game in the Championship at WBA. Have we got the squad [.

Stubborn Ashley Still Refusing To Sell To Moat

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After some hopeful news yesterday, that the Barry Moat bid to buy Newcastle could be successful, some discouraging news in the Journal this morning. Mike Ashley refusing to sell Seymour Harris recommending Moat offer The sale of the Newcastle United club appeared to be almost off last night as Mike Ashley for a second time, [.

Hull Agree Beye Fee – Will Newcastle Bring In New Players?

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The momentum on selling some of our better players seems to be picking up significantly as news today that Hull City have agreed a fee with Newcastle for our experienced Senegal right back right back Habib Beye. Habib Beye - next to leave Newcastle? A sale has been agreed also thought to be around £9M for [.

Ryan Wants Win – Likely Magpies Team For WBA

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The only team Newcastle did the double over last season in the Premier League was WBA, who we meet now in the first game of the Championship this Saturday. Ryan Taylor wants all 3 points Saturday And Ryan Taylor sees no reason why they can't copy the success we had at the Hawthorns last season. If Habib [.

Alan Smith To Captain Newcastle At WBA

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News from the club today that Alan Smith will be the Newcastle United captain for the first Championship match at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. Alan Smith - captain at WBA on Saturday The 28-year-old has deputized for captain Nicky Butt during pre-season and stand-in manager Chris Hughton confirmed today that the former Leeds and Manchester United [.

Bassong – It Was An Honor To Play For Newcastle

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Sebastien Bassong, who we expect to be a Tottenham player sometime today, has said that a need to play Premier League football is the main motivation for his seeking a move to Spurs. Seb Bassong - a good lad and potential great player The Toon center-back was signed for just £500K from French club, Metz last August [.

Andy Carroll Gets U21 England Call Up

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Newcastle United striker, 20 year-old Andy Carroll, has been selected by England at under-21 level for the first time. Andy Carroll U21 call up for England This is the natural progression in the England set up for Andy, after he appeared 8 times for the England U19 side and scored 4 goals. Carroll has been named in [.

Barry Moat Bids £100M For Newcastle United Club

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There seems to be more truth to the news that local businessman Barry Moat has bid £100M for the Newcastle Club Barry Moat with Derek LLambias Further to out story earlier this morning, both the BBC and now the local Evening Chronicle today are reporting that Barry is locked in talks with Mike Ashley in London, and [.

Nile Ranger To Make His Mark This Season

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Probably the only thing that's in the least exciting about our current squad is the many excellent youngsters we have at the club. Nile Ranger - ready for the first team? And one of the most exciting prospects we have is 18 year-old 6′2″ striker Nile Ranger, who we signed from Southampton last August, and who had [.

David O’Leary Turns Down Newcastle Manager Job

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David O'Leary has revealed in the Daily Mail today that he has turned down a two year contract at Newcastle to manage the club. David O'Leary the latest to turn down Newcastle? This news comes after it appears that Mike Ashley may now want to keep the Tyneside club, as he has had no offers close [.

Kinnear Speaks Out About His Newcastle Offer

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Joe Kinnear has come out and talked even more about his apparent pending appointment as Newcastle manager. Joe Kinnear expands on yesterday's news The 62-year-old Dublin-born manager is confident his health issue will be resolved in just a month, and has now hinted he will accept the job if Ashley keeps the Tyneside club.

Harris Recommends Ashley Sell Newcastle To Moat Consortium

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There is a report in the Guardian today that Mike Ashley, the owner of Newcastle United, is being urged to accept a bid for the club from a consortium led by Barry Moat, a leading Tyneside businessman. Keith Harris recommends Ashley to sell Newcastle club Seymour Pierce, the investment bank charged with handling the sale of [.

Bassong Having Medical At Tottenham

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News this morning that Sébastien Bassong, the Newcastle United defender, is on the verge of completing a move to Tottenham Hotspur. Sebastien Bassong - now in London The Frenchman arrived in London last night and is apparently waiting to complete a medical at the famous club. However, the two sides are still hassling over the fee, and of [.

Shearer Angry And Upset At Joe Kinnear News

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The news yesterday that Joe Kinnear was offered the manager job at Newcastle two weeks ago has apparently mystified Alan Shearer. Alan Shearer knew nothing about Kinnear appointment We have to say up front that we don't think Mike has not been completely straight with Alan, which is probably why Mike and the hierarchy at the [.

Ashley Looking At Various Management Candidates

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There are some strange goings on happening right now at the Newcastle club. Derek Llambias with Mike Ashley With the Newcastle hierarchy denying the story, Joe Kinnear has come out today and said he was offered a two year contract two weeks ago, but couldn't take it up because of doctor's health warnings, but will be ready [.

Bobby Robson Laid To Rest At Private Ceremony

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Bobby Robson was laid to rest today at a private ceremony. Sir Bobby Robson laid to rest today A statement released by his family said: "Sir Bobby Robson was laid to rest today at a private family service." "Lady Robson has been overwhelmed by the wonderful tributes and messages of condolence and is very grateful that the family's [.

Is The Mike Ashley Nightmare To Continue For Newcastle Fans?

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After we were relegated on May 24th, if someone had come in and tried to put Newcastle in the terrible state we find ourselves now, it's hard to believe they could have done such a devastating job, as Mike Ashley has over these last 10 weeks. Mike Ashley is the nightmare to continue? The club is [.

Richard Money So Pleased With Newcastle Youngsters

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Richard Money seems to have a wealth of young stars at Newcastle right now, and these lads will be given every chance to push through to the first team squad in the Championship this season. Richard Money - very pleased with youngsters in pre-season The young Newcastle Reserve side retained their 100% summer record after last night's [.

Who Will Build Newcastle Squad In Next 26 Days?

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Push is coming to shove right now and we just don't think it will be possible to sell the Newcastle club this summer. Joe Kinnear will he be back as manager soon? So hopefully Mike Ashley will turn his attention to appointing a full time manager, while there is still time left for him to [...]

Danny Guthrie Excited By New Season Ahead – Good

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As far as we are concerned on this blog, now is a very important time for Newcastle players to pledge their allegiance to the club, even though we are in a sorry mess right now. Danny Guthrie - concentrating only on football And if players want to leave the club, we don't really blame them, given the [.

Positive Interview With Newcastle Coach Paul Barron

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Paul Barron, Newcastle's goalkeeping coach, has given an enlightening and positive interview to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today, as the first game of the Championship season awaits us at WBA on Saturday. Paul Barron gives insightful interview today Paul Barron has revealed that the Newcastle side will go into their first Championship encounter of the season [.

Joe Kinnear Turns Down Newcastle Manager Job

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Rather amazing events going on today with the Newcastle Football club, as news breaks that Joe Kinnear has said he has turned down a two year contract to manage the club. Joe Kinnear - tuned down offer because of health Joe, who underwent triple heart bypass operation in February, is quoted as saying he turned down an [.

Money Reminds Fans Vuckic Still Just 16 Years Old

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The Newcastle United Director of the Youth Academy, Richard Money, has warned supporters not to expect too much too soon from teenage starlet Haris Vuckic. Haris Vuckic - with his tournament trophy in Bosnia The Slovenian youngster was signed with great fanfare last January, and has quickly emerged as one of Newcastle's future stars on Tyneside, with [.

Steve Harper Starts 19th Season At Newcastle

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We need some leaders in the squad this coming season, and a couple of them, Habib Beye and Nicky Butt, now seem to want to leave the club rather than stay in the current mess we are in. Steve Harper - 19th season on Tyneside But one player who has no intention of leaving is local goalkeeper [...]

Aston Villa After Both Beye And Bassong

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It seems that Aston Villa are confident of signing Habib Beye before the week is out. Habib Beye Aston Villa willing to pay £4M Martin O'Neill may then try to hijack Spurs, and also take Sebastién Bassong to Villa Park, and it seems Newcastle are now willing to sell almost any player, if only to get [.

Newcastle Sold This Month – We’ll Believe It When It Happens

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While the Times this morning is suggesting strongly that Mike Ashley is thinking about keeping Newcastle for the next year, Keith Harris, Chairman of Seymour Pierce Bank, charged with selling the club still thinks he can sell the club this month. Keith Harris Newcastle can be sold this month Mike Ashley has been told Newcastle will [.

Ashley May Keep Newcastle And Pump £40M Into Club

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We've been less than confident for the last few weeks that Mike Ashley will be able to sell the Newcastle club before the end of the month. Mike Ashley to keep players and invest £40M for wages? And we think Mike will need to make a move soon, as time is starting to run out on [...]

Magnificent Newcastle Fans Continue To Support The Lads

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In these very dire times for the Newcastle United Football club, at least the fans are doing all they can to support the lads, and that's just fantastic to see. This is Newcastle United Football Club The lads will have the backing of a sold-out away end for Saturday's season-opener at West Bromwich Albion and the Hawthorns.

Time For Full Time Newcastle Manager Appointment

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Hopes of a sale of the Newcastle United club have been played down this morning, and isn't it time a full time manager was appointed, as this thing could go on another 6 months or more. Time for dynamic duo to appoint a full time manager Hopes had been lifted over the weekend with talk that Dubai [.

Great Time For Newcastle Youngsters To Come Through

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Its a great opportunity at Newcastle now for some of our terrific youngsters to stake a claim for a first team position for Saturday's first game at WBA. 19 year-old Tamas Kadar Hungarian likely to start at WBA Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today: "People like Tamas (Kadar) and Kaz (LuaLua) have both come through lately [.

Newcastle Fine Bassong For His Poor Attitude

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The Newcastle Evening Chronicle have revealed today that Sebastien Bassong has been fined two weeks wages by Newcastle United for refusing to travel to Dundee at the weekend. Sebastien Bassong fined 2 weeks wages Newcastle have imposed the maximum fine on their 23 year-old player because they were unhappy with his attitude.

Brad Inman After First Team Squad Place At Newcastle

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There's no doubt that one of the only good things about Newcastle's squad right now is the number of terrific youngsters the Newcastle club has brought in over the last couple of years. Brad Inman urged to press for first team this season Newcastle United Youth coach Alan Thompson has today challenged the Australian-born starlet Brad [.

Bobby Robson Blames Dennis Wise For Newcastle Demise

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What Bobby Robson thinks is taken to heart by Newcastle fans and today his confidant Bob Harris, in the Sun, has said Bobby never blamed Mike Ashley for the demise created at Newcastle United. Dennis Wise - Bobby blames this man for his club's demise But rather Bobby always thought it was caused by those people Mike [.

Kevin Nolan – We Need New Players At Newcastle

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Newcastle are now starting to sell some of their players and we've lost six of the squad since we were relegated on May 24th. Kevin Nolan emerging leader at Newcastle So it's maybe not a surprise to common sense people that we may need to start signing some new players to replace them. We have no [.

Newcastle Now Short Of Striking Power

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Of the six players that have left us in the summer four are strikers, and it could be we need to sign some new strikers this month. Kevin Nolan playing as withdrawn center forward Michael Owen, Mark Viduka, Peter Lovenkrands and Oba Martins have all left the club and we are now short of some experienced [.

Newcastle Fan Agony Still Has Some Time To Run

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The Newcastle club may have started the exodus out of Tyneside with the sale on Friday of Oba Martins, who went to German Champions Wolfsburg for a handy £8M. Habib Beye - next to leave Newcastle? Defenders Sebastien Bassong and Habib Beye have also been linked with moves away from Tyneside, and we wouldn't be at all [.

Bobby Robson’s Death Has Brought Newcastle Players Together

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Newcastle caretaker boss Chris Hughton has reflected on an emotionally few days at the club since the great Sir Bobby Robson passed away on Friday. Carver with Bobby Robson during stint in charge of Newcastle Chris thinks Newcastle players will emerge stronger characters after the death of Sir Bobby Robson brought them closer together as a [.

Newcastle Will Require Substantial Fee For Sebastien Bassong

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The Daily Telegraph is reporting this morning that Manchester City will attempt to sign French defender Sebastien Bassong after failing to sign Joleon Lescott from Everton. Seb Bassong - Newcastle will hold out for massive fee And that may be good news for both Newcastle United and the player himself.

Ashley Finally Pays For Chartered Jet To Tannadice

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News today that Newcastle United clueless owner Mike Ashley paid up the £8K to stem a players' revolt, ahead of yesterday's friendly at Tannadice Park in Dundee, Scotland. Mike Ashley - the Scrooge at Newcastle The Shields Gazette revealed on Friday the squad were facing a four-hour coach journey to Dundee, rather than a very short flight, [.

We May be Playing 12 Men Next Season – Ryan Taylor

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Ryan Taylor was unhappy with the penalty decision that robbed Newcastle of a well earned victory yesterday,and he believes some officials in the Football League will also be out to make a name for themselves at Newcastle's expense. Ryan Taylor unhappy with penalties yesterday The former Tranmere Rovers and Wigan Athletic player was penalized for a [.

Joe Barton Settles One Case Out Of Court

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News today that Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton has had to pay thousands of pounds to a teenage boy he battered in a Liverpool street. Joey Barton paid thousands to youngster Jordan Spencer sued the Newcastle United player for breaking his teeth in a drunken rampage in December, 2007, when Joey was a Newcastle player.

Tim Krul Pledges Future To Geordies

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In these difficult times for all Newcastle fans it 's the young lads at the club who are providing a little bit of fresh air as they commit their futures to the Newcastle club. Tim Krul committed to Newcastle United That happened recently when young Shane Ferguson signed an extended deal at the club, in spite [.

Bobby Would Have Been Proud Of Newcastle Fans At Tannadice

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Kevin Nolan has today rightly paid tribute to the Newcastle United fans who traveled to Dundee United on Sunday to celebrate the life of Sir Bobby Robson. Always good to see Newcastle players applauding their terrific fans The very best thing about Newcastle United are the fans and today Kevin Nolan says the former Newcastle manager [.

Bassong Could Be Next Out Of The Door At Newcastle

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News this morning that Tottenham Hotspur are preparing to improve their bid for defender Sébastien Bassong this week. Sebastien Bassong next out of the door at Newcastle? Seb was pulled from the starting line-up against Dundee United yesterday, and we thought that was because a deal could be imminent, but Chris Hughton has said today it [.

Newcastle Have Now Lost 6 Players This Summer

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It was a decent performance from the lads yesterday, especially in the second half, and the next game is the real thing as we face WBA on Saturday in the first match of the Championship. Oba Martins 6th player out of the door this summer And it could be that we play that match without having [...]

Emotional Afternoon For Newcastle Players And Fans

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A 2,500-strong Toon Army were on hand this afternoon at Tannadice to observe a minute applause before the kick-off, in honor of our former manager, the great Bobby Robson. Alan Shearer shakes Bobby's hand last Sunday And the lads wore black armbands this afternoon in memory of the legendary black-and-white knight.

Late Equalizer Prevents Newcastle Win

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After getting their noses in front this afternoon, Newcastle conceded a late penalty and equalizer, with just 5 minutes remaining at Tannadice this afternoon. Newcastle United were denied victory in their final pre-season friendly of the summer this afternoon, when Dundee United netted a late equalizer from the spot.

Shearer To Return To BBC’s Match Of The Day

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Alan Shearer had eight games in charge starting April Fool's day earlier this year, but failed to prevent relegation for his home town club. Alan Shearer - returning to Match Of The Day And today Alan has confirmed he will see Newcastle start their opening Championship match at West Bromwich next Saturday, from the BBC studio, back [.

Bassong Misses Dundee Friendly – Transfer Imminent?

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It was more than interesting that Sebastien Bassong has been left out of the Newcastle United team for today's friendly at Dundee United. Seb Bassong misses friendly today although not injured The news this morning was that the Newcastle club have already rejected a £10M offer from Tottenham.

England U19 Play Hosts Ukraine In European Finals Today

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After the England U19 beat France 3-1 after extra time on Thursday, they move into the final today against host nation the Ukraine. Nile Ranger second half sub in semi-final win over France Nile Ranger of Newcastle United was brought on as a second half substitute on Thursday, and played in overtime where two goals [.

£10M Spurs Bid For Bassong Rejected By Newcastle

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It seems that the demand for Newcastle players is now started to increase, and with Martins gone for a good £9M to Wolfsburg, Newcastle have reportedly turned down a £2M bid from Hull for Beye and a £10M bid from Tottenham for 23 year-old star defender Sebastien Bassong. Sebastien Bassong £10M bid turned down Tottenham [.

Robson Family Humbled And Overwhelmed By Public Response

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Bobby Robson's family has been humbled and overwhelmed by the passionate response to Sir Bobby Robson's death. Bobby Robson - next to his statue at Ipswich Town A spokeswoman for Sir Bobby's family said today: "The family is humbled and overwhelmed by the public response to his passing." And the Newcastle United Football Club has today [.

Hull Not Prepared To Meet Beye Asking Price – Good

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Hull City manager Phil Brown has said today he is not prepared to meet the current asking price for Newcastle United full-back Habib Beye. Phil Brown bid £2M for Beye? Well that's fine with us, because Beye is one of the last players we want to see leave the club this summer. Brown has apparently seen an [.

Shearer Gives Up Hope – Off On Vacation

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News in the Sunday Sun today that Alan Shearer has gone on vacation after being increasingly alarmed, like every Newcastle fan, at the ridiculous situation that exists at the Newcastle club. Alan Shearer exasperated off on vacation Alan has now given up all hope of being appointed Newcastle manager before the Championship season starts next [.

It’s Imperative Newcastle Go Straight Back Up

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Damien Duff has come out today and said in the local Sunday Sun that Newcastle players should fear the Championship. Damien Duff imperative to get promoted The Irishman has warned his team-mates it is important that Newcastle put behind their problems and concentrate on getting promoted at the first attempt next season from the Championship.

Diamond Billionaire Interested In Newcastle?

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It's now 10 weeks today that Newcastle were relegated and we are now in a much worse situation than we were then. Mike Ashley - what is he doing? Thanks for that goes to the owner Mike Ashley who seems to be trying to ensure Newcastle have no chance whatsoever of promotion next season and so far [..

Mourinho Generous In Tribute To Bobby Robson

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The great Jose Mourinho, the former Chelsea and Porto coach, and now manager at Inter Milan has today paid his respect to his mentor, Bobby Robson, who passed away earlier today. Jose Mourinho generous in tribute to Bobby Robson Jose Mourinho was generous in his tribute to the great man as he talked today about his [.

Fraser Forster Sent On Loan To Bristol Rovers

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It seems that Bristol Rovers have clinched the loan signing of Newcastle's highly-rated goalkeeper Fraser Forster. Fraser Forster promising young goalkeeper at Newcastle Fraser was born in nearby Hexham and has been an impressive youngster at the Newcastle club for the last couple of years. Now standing at 6-6″ (he was 6′4″ two years ago), Fraser is [.

Alan Smith Steps Forward As Leader On Tyneside

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In these very difficult times forced on the Newcastle club, seemingly at will by owner Mike Ashley, we need some leaders to step forward at the club. Alan Smith steps forward as a leader on Tyneside But some of those like Habib Beye and Nicky Butt, seem to have had enough and are both looking at [.

Great Tribute From John Carver On Mentor Bobby Robson

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It is maybe not a coincidence that the death of the great Bobby Robson has come at a time the Newcastle United club seems to be being taken to the cleaners by a certain owner, Mike Ashley. John Carver with the great man One way of looking at Mike's actions this summer is that he wants to [...]

The Great Man Bobby Robson Passes Away

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My wife and I arrived back home here in Raleigh at 3:30 am this morning local time after a harrowing journey back from Paris. Sir Bobby Robson alongside his statue at St. James' Park And the very sad news we have just seen is the death of the great man, Bobby Robson. Born in Sacriston, County [..

Butt May Want To Leave

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There are some reports today that Nicky Butt may wish to leave Newcastle United. Nicky Butt-Considering his options Nicky Butt may be concerned that a mas exodus is about to occur at Newcastle. With the sale of Martins, and the everyday links of Sebastien Bassong, Butt seems to be worried that Newcastle will have a threadbare [.