Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2010

Leicester 0 Newcastle 0 – Two Points Lost – Hopeless

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This was a frustrating game for Newcastle fans to watch, as the referee seemed to gift the points to Newcastle,  when he sent off  Wellens after 29 minutes. But Newcastle have hardly been an easy side to support over the years, and today they frustrated their supporters no end, with a complete lack of cutting [.

Williamson, van Anholt And Routledge All Start

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton makes as many as four changes to the side which beat Crystal Palace 2-0 on Wednesday night, with full debuts being handed to Wayne Routledge and Patrick van Aanholt. Chelsea defender van Aanholt only came into Newcastle yesterday, but the lad starts at left back this afternoon, in place of the [.

Dutch Boy Delighted To Be On Tyneside

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Former PSV youngster Patrick van Aanholt says he cannot wait to get started at Newcastle. Patrick van Aanholt delighted to be at Newcastle Patrick has talked to the Newcastle official site today: "I only found very late on Thursday night and came straight up to Newcastle on Friday morning," "It all happened very quickly but it is [.

Mike Williamson A Likely Leader at Newcastle

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Mike Williamson has given another interview today, and this players comes over looking like a leader. Mike Williamson likely to become a leader at Newcastle Williamson told the Evening Chronicle today: "It's been a while. I've been training hard, but you can't really replicate first-team football, and I'm just glad to be here now, and [.

Geremi Expected To Move To Ankaragücü

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In what has been a very good week for Newcastle United fans,  Chris Hughton has said that Geremi may be on his way to Ankaragücü. Geremi wants to move to Ankaragücü Newcastle and Hughton moved impressively to address injuries to key players Steven Taylor and Jose Enrique, by signing both Fitz Hall and Dutchman van Aanholt [.

Fitz Hall – Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright

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Fitz Hall has today told of the moment he heard he could join Newcastle United on loan. Fitz Hall didn't think twice about coming to Newcastle United Fitz has said that when you get the chance to come to a club like Newcastle United, you just don't think twice. "When you get the chance to come [.

Newcastle Close In On Moses Signing

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The news is encouraging this morning that Newcastle United are in with a decent chance of singing Victor Moses from Crystal Palace for around £2M. Moses impressed with Newcastle crowd Wednesday The Magpies were offered some encouragement by Moses' agent Tony Finnegan last night. Tony said that Moses had been "impressed" by the set up at St [.

Leicester City vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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Tomorrow's game at Leicester gives the Newcastle team an opportunity to show how good they are, with this game being televised live around the world. In what has been a successful week in the transfer market for Newcastle United, especially the last couple of days, Newcastle have brought in four new players.

Another Tough Test At Leicester City Tomorrow Afternoon

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Chris Hughton expects another tough test at Leicester City tomorrow afternoon. Patrick van Aanholt - expected to make debut tomorrow And some good news today that Joey Barton will return to full time training on Monday maybe he's the creative central midfielder we need in the second half of the season.

Hughton Delighted At Double Defensive Signing

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Chris Hughton is delighted to add Newcastle United's defensive ranks with today's double loan swoop for Fitz Hall and Patrick van Aanholt. Fitz Hall - at the training ground today Hall is on Tyneside until the end of the season from Queens Park Rangers, and 19 year-old Dutchman van Aanholt is on a month-long deal from [.

Newcastle Pursue Norwegian International

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Sky Sports is reporting that both Stoke City and Newcastle are looking at signing Norwegian star Erik Huseklepp. Erik Huseklepp - longer term target of Newcastle This is not the first time that Newcastle have been interested in the player, and we reported last August he was then a target for the club.

Hughton Wants Moses Before End Of The Week

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Newcastle boss Chris Hughton is hoping to sign Crystal Palace striker Victor Moses by the end of this week and we think that means today. Victor Moses - could we sign him today? This morning Newcastle appear to be in the lead for the lad's signature, with Hughton making very clear today, his intention of signing [.

Newcastle Sign 19 Year-Old Dutchman On One Month Loan

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One thing that has been surprising with this transfer window is that Newcastle really seem to have done their homework, as the club have been linked with a number of decent players, and have already achieved three solid signings this month. Patrick van Aanholt solid loan signing The news this morning is that Newcastle have now [.

Newcastle Sign Fitz Hall On Loan For rest Of season

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Queens Park Rangers have today confirmed that Newcastle United have signed defender Fitz Hall on loan until the end of the season. Fitz Hall on loan at Newcastle Sky Sports had reported yesterday that the 29-year-old was about to leave Loftus Road, and that has turned out to be true. Hall was a target for Newcastle manager [.

Have Newcastle Signed Honduran Full-Back On Loan?

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The Daily Mail is reporting this morning that Newcastle are very close to signing Honduras defender Osman Chavez on loan until the end of the season. Osam Chavez - challenging Landon Donovan in Honduras vs USA game We don't have too much information about this player, other than he's played for Honduras around 25 times, and currently plays [.

Moses Bid Rejected – Will Newcastle Bid Higher?

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Newcastle have been told to raise their bid to more than £2M, if they are to be successful in signing Crystal Palace starlet Victor Moses. Victor Moses would look great in black and white shirt Apparently Newcastle put ina decent first bid of £1.5M for the teenager, immediately following the 2-0 win over Palace on [.

Victor Moses The Type Of Creative Player Newcastle Need

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Well would you believe it Newcastle have reportedly put in a bid for Crystal Palace winger Victor Moses. Victor Moses Newcastle in for the 19 year-old The Evening Chronicle is reporting this, and there's a couple of things to say about the situation  - one is that Newcastle could get a good deal for the youngster, and the [.

Is Fitz Hall Good Enough For Newcastle?

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Sky Sports are reporting that QPR's Fitz Hall could be set to leave Queens Park Rangers this month, and would you believe they think Newcatsle United are favorites to sign him. Fitz Hall is this player good enough for Newcastle? Fitz Benjamin Hall is a recently turned 29-year-old, who saynds 6′4″ and joined QPR two years ago, [.

Williamson Officially Signs – Proud To Be Newcastle Player

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A stetament on Newcastle's web-site has cleared up some confusion today, as some local papers were saying this morning he was at Newcastle on loan. Mike Williamson proud to be a Newcastle player It turns out that Newcastle completed the permanent transfer of Mike Williamson on a three-and-a-half-year deal from Portsmouth, and last night the club [.

Newcastle Still In Talks Over Martin Taylor Move

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We reported a couple of days ago that Newcastle were in talks with Birmingham City, over the potential loan move of Martin Taylor to Newcastle for the rest of the season. Martin Taylor 30 year old willing to come back to Tyneside? We thought that could possibly be a contingency plan, in case the Mike Williamson move [.

Will Newcastle Now Sign A Left Back?

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Ever since Jose Enrique came to Newcastle in August of 2007, he's never had anybody to challenge him for the left back position. Jose Enrique out with a hamstring injury With Jose's injury last night it's a hamstring pull that may change as Newcastle still have 4 days left in the transfer market.

Boys Have Made Me Very Welcome – Williamson

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The 26-year-old Mike Williamson gave a commanding performance last night alongside Argentine International Fabricio Coloccini. Mike Williamson great display last night 49% of our vote have Mike the man of the match last night, and Mike himself was delighted with his debut as he talked to the Evening Chronicle today: "It was a great start," "The [.

Mike Williamson Looked The Part Last Night

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One of the pleasing aspects of the game last night, was the performance of center-back Mike Williamson, who was finally signed  just hours before the game started. Mike Williamson excellent debut last night And since the lad never played a first game since last August,  it was even more surprising that Mike never put a foot wrong, [.

Ranger Delighted With First St. James’ Park Goal

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Nile Ranger took his chance in injury time with style, even though he had earlier missed an easier chance to put Newcastle 2-0 up. Nile Ranger second goal of the season A delighted Nile Ranger told the Evening Chronicle today: "I was just glad to do it and seal the game for the fans, they were brilliant, not [.

Hughton Relieved At Win – So Are Newcastle Fans

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After Crystal Palace were put into administration on Tuesday, you have to give credit to the Palace players last night, because they played their hearts out at St. James' Park. Chris Hughton relieved with the win Crystal Palace never made it easy for Newcastle, and no team will, and most of our remaining games will be [.

It Wasn’t Very Pretty – But We Don’t Care

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Newcastle are not exactly a creative, free-flowing side this season, but the lads are able to grind out results, which we did again last night against Crystal Palace. Nile Ranger - got second goal tonight It looked like it would be the side's 6th 1-0 win this season, until 18 year-old Nile Ranger scored his first home [.

Newcastle 2 Crystal Palace 0 – Job Done

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The lads battled to all 3 points tonight, but this was closer than most fans expected. With Mike Williamson starting for Newcastle, the Magpies went ahead after just 20 minutes, and it was an own goal from Derry, the Crystal Palace captain that put the Magpies ahead. From a Guthrie corner, Carroll headed the ball towards goal, [.

Williamson Starts – Routledge On The Bench

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Newcastle United's brand  new center-back, Mike Williamson, is thrown in at the deep end, as he makes the starting line-up for the visit of Crystal Palace tonight, and our other new boy Wayne Routledge is on the bench against his former club. Williamson, a 6ft 4ins centre-back, starts in a back four that  includes Tamas Kadar, Fabricio [.

Newcastle Sign Williamson And Go After Daniel Fox

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Newcastle United are reporting the club have finally completed the signing of Mike Williamson from Portsmouth, and there are reports that Newcastle are after former left back target, 23 year-old Daniel Fox of Celtic. A delighted Mike Williamson this afternoon The 26-year-old 6′4″ center-back will wear the No.

Newcastle vs Crystal Palace – Match Preview

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Newcastle play an important league game tonight, and will be going all out for a win. In our last 5 league games we have 4 draws and a win, so that's 8 points we've dropped in 5 games, and in fact 8 points that Nottingham Forest have gained on us since 12th December. Currently we are [...]


Hughton And Williamson Talk As If Mike Has Joined Newcastle

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The Newcastle Evening Chronicle has an interview this afternoon with Mike Williamson has he signed for the club? Â Â The lad certainly talks like he has. Mike Williamson - talks to the Evening Chronicle In fact the Chronicle states that "Newcastle new boy Williamson itching for debut. Newcastle United new boy Mike Williamson is ready for [.

Hughton – Routledge Has Electric Speed

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton thinks that new signing Wayne Routledge will add some electric pace to his Newcastle side. Wayne Routledge - delighted to be at Newcastle Routledge looks like making his debut tonight against Crystal Palace at St. James' Park, although he may be introduced from the substitutes bench.

Newcastle Talk To Birmingham Over Martin Taylor Loan Deal

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It seems that the deal for Mike Willaimosn may not go through since Newcastle are reported to have approached Birmingham City about a loan move for Martin Taylor. Martin Taylor - loan talks ongoing Newcastle have both Steven Taylor and Danny Simpson injured, and Ryan Taylor us also suspended after his sending off at WBA on Saturday, [.

Bolton Will Win The Race To Sign Jack Wilshere

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Sky Sports is reporting this morning that Bolton Wanderers are set to win the chase to sign Arsenal teenager Jack Wilshere on loan. Jack Wilshere - on loan to Bolton And Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the midfielder is poised to clinch a temporary move away from Emirates Stadium within the next couple of days.

Nottingham Forest Hit Five While WBA Scrape To A Draw

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Nottingham Forest continued their phenomenal form  tonight with a 5-0 home win against QPR. And those 5 goals considerably improve the Forest goal difference and they are now level on points with Newcastle on 52 points and a goal difference of 24, just one short of Newcastle's. Newcastle need to hammer some of these lower [.

Chris Hughton Delighted To Get Routledge

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Chris Hughton was absolutely delighted to capture Wayne Routledge yesterday, as Newcastle nimbly signed the player under the noses of Middlesbrough, who had been favorites to sign the player. Wayne Routledge - delighted to sign for Newcastle Hughton told The Newcastle Journal this morning: "We are absolutely delighted to get him because it's not necessarily one we thought [.

Williamson To Sign Today And Another Deal Is Close

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With the surprise signing of Wayne Routledge yesterday, Chris Hughton seems confident the club will soon have Mike Williamson on board, although those negotiations are being handled behind the scenes by Managing Director Derek Llambias. Mike Williamson waiting patiently as things get sorted While the expectation was that Mike Williamson would have been signed yesterday [.

Crystal Palace Placed In Administration

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One the eve of Newcastle playing Crystal Palace, the London club has been placed in administration, and are facing an immediate 10-point deduction in the Championship as a result. Administrators have been appointed in a bid to rescue the Championship club, and the Football League are still to officially announce the 10 point deduction.

Hughton Interested In Everton’s James Vaughan

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Chris Hughton has told the Evening Chronicle today that he is going all out to get a striker into Newcastle before the January transfer window ends. James Vaughan - loan spell on Tyneside? And Hughton has said today the Magpies have expressed an interest in Everton's young gun James Vaughan, who they were after in the summer, [.

A Delighted Routledge Speaks – Makes Magpies Debut Tomorrow Night

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As we had reported easrlier today Wayne Routledge started his football career in 2001, and it looks like he will make his debut for the Magpies tomorrow night against ......... Crystal Palace. A delighted Wayne Routledge at Newcastle training ground today Certainly most Newcastle fans seem surprised, but also very happy, that the club has skillfully [.

It’s Time To Sell Geremi

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Cameroon's exited the African Cup of Nations yesterday. Geremi - ready to move on from Newcastle Defending champions Egypt reached the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations after beating Cameroon 3-1 in an extra-time quarter-final yesterday. The scores were tied at 1-1 after 90 minutes, before Egypt scored 2 goals in extra time to go through to [.

Newcastle Sign Wayne Routledge From QPR

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Sky Sports News is reporting that that Newcastle have signed QPR's Wayne Routledge today. Wayne Routledge sgined for 3.5 years surprise signing SSN is reporting he has been signed on a three-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee. It is also reported that the Magpies want to complete all of their transfer business before the weekend.

Newcastle May Give Chance To 18 Year-Old Youngster Tomorrow

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It was an open question as to who will play right back tomorrow night, in the crucial league game against Crystal Palace at home. James Tavernier - may get chance tomorrow night It turns out that Newcastle boss Chris Hughton is considering handing 18 year-old James Tavernier his League debut tomorrow night against Crystal Palace.

Harewood’s Broken Foot Scuttled Newcastle Loan Plans?

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It turns out, as we suspected, that Newcastle looked like they were in the process of arranging a second loan deal for Marlon Harewood, until he broke his foot earlier in the week. Marlon Harewood - foot injury scuttled loan plans? One of the spanners in the works has been Harewood's injury and the timing could not have [.

In Praise Of Peter Lovenkrands – A Key Man For Newcastle

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Peter Lovenkrands could turn out to be Newcastle's key man through the rest of the season. Peter Lovenkrands - a top man and not a bad footballer either We carve out quite a few chances in front of goal, and what we need is an out and out goal poacher, who will put home the easy [...]


Despite Transfer Failures, Hughton Still Confident

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Newcastle fans are the most passionate in the country, maybe even in the world. Chris Hughton - no panic from the manager And that passion often manifests itself in a feast or famine approach to things at Newcastle. Everything is either just great or just terrible. That will be demonstrated again tomorrow night because we'll [.

Williamson Deal Within 24 Hours

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The Newcastle Journal are reporting this morning that the club is close to a breakthrough in their efforts to sign centre-back Mike Williamson from Portsmouth. Mike Williamson to sign within 24 hours Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is said to be confident the deal will be completed within the next 24 hours, and we had even reported [.

Still No Prognosis On Taylor’s Knee Injury

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Chris Hughton has still not said what the extent of Steven Taylor's injury is, although there are reports today that he has knee ligament damage, and could be out for two months. Steven Taylor - still not clear the extent of his injury Chris says the club's medical staff have still not had time to assess the problem [.

Newcastle Pursue 6′3″ Nigerian Striker Again

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Sky Sports are reporting that Newcastle United are again interested in Malmo's Edward Ofere. Edward Ofere - bound for Tyneside? Newcastle were interested in the 6′3″ Malmo striker last October, as we reported back then, and apparently Newcastle have been keeping tabs on the 23 year-old. Apparently Newcastle scouts are said to have been at Malmo's first pre-season [.

Reports Newcastle Have Signed Williamson To Three Year Deal

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There is news coming through on Sky Sports News that Newcastle have signed Mike Williamson, from Portsmouth, to a three and a half year deal. Mike Williamson signed for Newcastle? That's not official, but reports are coming through that Chris Hughton has been seen to SSN , saying that Newcastle have indeed signed the player to [.

Newcastle Linked With Cort – But Is Williamson Deal Still On?

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Newcastle will soon need to make a decision on which center-back they will bring into the club for the rest of the season. Chris Hughton - linked with Leon Cort again With Steven Taylor being injured, and out for an unknown period of time, as we know it today, it's important to get an experienced central defender [.

Donaldson Could Get Chance At Right-Back On Wednesday

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Newcastle have a number for injuries today, and it's an open question as to who will play at right-back on Wednesday night, against Crystal Palace. Ryan Donaldson right-back on Wednesday? Chris Hughton talked today about the injuries Newcastle have recently sustained: "We have been fortunate with injuries, but we're going through a stage now where we're [.

Newcastle Bid £1.8M For Beckford

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Leeds United chairman Ken Bates has said today that a bid of £1.8M for top striker Jermaine Beckford from Newcastle, was rejected before his FA Cup heroics even started. Jermaine Beckford - hero again on Saturday with 2 goals Leeds Chairman Bates said today: "I have always said the Beckford decision was down to Simon Grayson," "We could have [.

More Woe For Newcastle As Harewood Breaks Foot

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Bad news for Newcastle, as the BBC is reporting that a potential Newcastle loan player through the end of the season, Aston Villa striker Marlon Harewood, broke a foot in training and will be out of action for up to three months. Marlon Harewood breaks foot Harewood, 30, had a decent loan spell at Newcastle and [.

Still No Word On Taylor Knee Injury

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One of the things that will determine whether we can get promoted come May is injuries to our major players. Steven Taylor no official word on his knee injury And we are still awaiting news from the club on the status of Steven Taylor's knee injury. There was a report on Friday in the Times, indicating [.

Danny Simpson And Ryan Taylor Both Miss Palace Game

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Danny Simpson will miss Wednesday's Championship game with Crystal Palace because of a slight ankle injury. Danny Simpson out for the next two games And with Ryan Taylor being sent off on Saturday, our two right backs are out of Wednesday night's game, so who plays right-back against Crystal Palace is anybody's guess.

Hughton Challenges Newcastle Players

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has set his team the target of going through the Championship season without losing a home game. Chris Hughton let's go unbeaten at home Now that Newcastle are out of the FA Cup, all attention returns to the promotion race, starting with Wednesday's game with Crystal Palace at St James' Park [.

WBA 4 Newcastle 2 – Video Highlights

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WBA 4 Newcastle 2 Highlights


Where Are The Youngsters?

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One of the few things we've liked about Mike Ashley's tenure at Newcastle, is that he started a decent youth policy. 17 year-old Haris Vuckic - just one of our great youngsters But we haven't seen any youngsters signed yet in the January transfer window, and we'd like to see the supply line keep moving.

Let’s Forget About The FA Cup and Push On For Promotion

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Yesterday's defeat was a first for a number of different reasons. Chris Hughton can still pull off the Miracle On The Tyne It was the first time we had conceded 4 goals this season, and it was the first time we had been beaten by more than a single goal. It was also the first time we [...]


Tim Krul Sees Himself As Newcastle Number One

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There's no doubt that Newcastle right now are well-blessed with goalkeepers. Tim Krul - sees himnself as Newcastle Number One We have the experienced Steve Harper, the perennial back-up to Shay Given, in great form this seaosn, and we have two excellent 21 year-olds in Dutchman Tim Krul and Hexham-born giant Fraser Forster, who stands a wee bit short of [.

Smith Moving To Blackburn – Don’t Make Me Laugh

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There is report in the People newspaper this morning, that Newcastle are considering moving on £60K-a-week captain Alan Smith to Blackburn Rovers, and off their wage bill. Alan Smith the spirit of Newcastle United this season The report says they want to swap him for Blackburn midfielder Keith Andrews, but this is another report in the [.

Newcastle Reported After Birmingham Defender

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There are a few clubs seemingly in financial meltdown right now, including West Ham and Portsmouth in the Premier League, and news today that Norwich City are close to administration. Martin Taylor - 30 year-old and Ashington born And it seems that Portsmouth are again struggling to pay their wage bill, and their financial situation has put [.

Poor Refereeing Cost Us The Game – Hughton

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton was not happy, to say the least, with inexperienced referee James Linington this afternoon, after seeing Newcastle get four  poor penalty decisions (two for and two against) go against them. Chris Hughton poor refereeing this afternoon Newcastle were knocked out of the FA Cup, with a 4-2 defeat at the hands of promotion [.

Magpies Target Beckford Scores Twice As Leeds Hold Spurs

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Leeds United did themselves proud again late this afternoon as they came back from 2-1 down to equalize in the last minute of  added time through a  penalty. Jermaine Beckford two goals against Tottenham And it was that man Jermaine Beckford, who looks more and more the part against top-class opposition, who scored both Leeds goals.

WBA Hit Newcastle For Four And Out Of The FA Cup

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Newcastle conceded four goals today for the first time this season, and suffered their 5th defeat of the season, and a depressing run of just one win in their last 6 games, as WBA beat the Magpies 4-2 at the Hawthorns this afternoon. The score-line was not a true representation of the game, but hey [.

Krul, Kadar And Pancrate Start For Newcastle

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has put out a strong starting line-up for today's FA Cup Fourth Round tie at The Hawthorns. Hughton retains six of the side who started the game on Monday evening, with Fabricio Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Danny Guthrie, Alan Smith, Jonas Gutierrez and Kevin Nolan all retaining their places today.

Newcastle Star Goalkeeper Fraser Forster Is Going Nowhere

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has today said that talented 21 year-old Hexham-born Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster is not for sale. 6′6″ goalkeeper Fraser Forster - in demand The 6′6″ goalkeeper has been in great form at Norwich City, where he is now on a season-long loan deal, and his form has seen Norwich rise to second place [.

Concerns Growing Over Steven Taylor Knee Injuury

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The last thing we want right now is for one of our top players to be sidelined for a matter of months, but that unfortunately now looks a possibility with center-back Steven Taylor. Physio Steve Henderson shown with Steven Taylor It seems there are fears growing over the extent of the knee injury that Taylor suffered, during [.

Williamson Deal In Jeopardy Due To Portsmouth Financial Plight

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Newcastle had hoped to announce the singing of Portsmouth center-back Mike Williamson yesterday, as he agreed terms with the club and sailed through a medical. Mike Williamson - transfer now in jeopardy The proposed £1M move is now at an impasse as it emerged that the Portsmouth club have still to pay most of the money [.

WBA vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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Newcastle take on WBA for the second time in 6 days this afternoon, this time at the Hawthorns in the 4th round of the FA Cup Chris Hughton will no doubt play some of the youngsters today, but not too many, as he will want to stay in the FA Cup and extend Newcastle's current [...]


Williamson Move Hits Snag – Portsmouth Still Owe Watford

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Sky Sports News is reporting tonight that the proposed move of Portsmouth defender Mike Williamson to Newcastle United, has hit a bit of a road- block. Mike Williamson - Portsmouth still owe Watford money The 26-year-old 6′4″ center-back is said to have been through a successful medical on Tyneside today, after personal terms had been agreed, and [.

All The Lads Want To Play Tomorrow – Kevin Nolan

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Kevin Nolan has come out today in the Evening Chronicle and said that whoever  plays tomorrow in the 4th round of the FA Cup at The Hawthorns we'll have a team fielded that can win the tie. This is the real  Kevin Nolan Kevin told the Evening Chronicle today: "The lads want to play – it doesn't [.

Pancrate Gets Another Chance For Newcastle Tomorrow

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It looks like French left winger Fabrice Pancrate will get another chance at the Hawthorns tomorrow afternoon. Fabrice Pancrate - after scoring wonder goal against Watford Fabrice missed a sitter in the first roiund against Plymouth at Home Park, but he has already showed his immense skill with the terrific goal against Watford, when he [.

Newcastle Hoping For Williamson As Sunderland Capture Kilgallon

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As we reported last night that Newcastle's £1M bid for Mike Williamson of Portsmouth has been accepted. Mike Williamson - discussing terms at Newcastle This morning Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has hailed the "Championship pedigree" of the Portsmouth defender, as he looks to have captured two decent defenders in January, and on a permanent basis.

Williamson Having Medical At Newcastle – Terms Agreed

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Sky Sports is now reporting that Mike Williamson is on Tyneside having a medical. Mike Williamson - having medical on Tyneside The Championship leaders have had a bid of £1M accepted by the cash-strapped Portsmouth club. The center-half has not played at all for Pompey's first-team since his £2M switch from Watford on the last day of the [.

Video Review Of Newcastle’s First Half Of Season

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Here's a video produced by one of our readers howaythelads based in Hong Kong reviewing the first half of our season so far. It captures the spirit of Newcastle United brilliantly. It's one terrific video. Howay The Lads!!


Newcastle Still Fishing For Perch

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It appears that Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has not given up hope of signing Nottingham Forest midfielder James Perch. James Perch Hughton still interested Newcastle were reported to have lodged an initial bid for the 24-year-old earlier this week, but that seemed to have been turned down flat by Nottingham Forest and manager Billy Davies called [.

Newcastle Bid Accepted For Portsmouth Defender

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Sky Sports News is reporting tonight that Newcastle have had a bid accepted for Portsmouth center-back Mike Williamson. Mike Williamson bid accepted can terms be agreed? The defender was at Watford, for a short time, until he moved to Pompey on September 1st last year, but has struggled to hold down regular first-team football at [.

Newcastle Ovation Tipped the Balance For Danny Simpson

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Danny Simpson has today said that the ovation he recieved from the Newcastle crowd when he had to leave the game on Monday night, was heart-felt, and Danny says he knew right then that he could not walk away from Newcastle United. Danny Simpson - fans' ovation did the trick Danny was not offered great terms at [.

Sensible Words from Fanzine’s Steve Wraith

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Steve Wraith has made some sensible comments today in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, and calls for the Newcastle club and fans to be patient as we look to strengthen the squad in January, and go full pelt for promotion. Owner Mike Ashley delighted with Hughton this season back him Mike Lifetime fan Wraith runs the Players [.

Newcastle After Aston Villa’s Curtis Davies

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News this afternoon in the Evening Chronicle, that Chris Hughton is trying to bring in Aston Villa's Curtis Davies on loan. Curtis Davies 24 year old is target of Newcastle United The 24-year-old center-back has had a bad season in terms of injuries with a persistent shoulder injury, and has not played for Villa since last [.

Hughton Likely To Make Changes For Saturday

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With promotion being job one this season, Chris Hughton will make some changes for Saturday's 4th round FA Cup tie at the Hawthorns. Chris Hughton will make changes Chris told Newcastle United TV today: "I will make changes but I'm yet to pick my team," "We've got a couple of knocks and bruises from Monday night as you'd expect [.

Newcastle Must Decide Quickly On Harewood

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After finally signing Danny Simpson last night through 2013, we think the next player to arrive back at Newcastle is Marlon Harewood. Marlon Harewood returning to Newcastle? Marlon can do a job for us, and while a portion of the Newcastle faithful don't rate him too highly, he did start to play well for us, once [.

It’s Official – Danny Boy Signs For Newcastle

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The Newcastle United official web-site has confirmed that Danny Simpson has indeed penned a three and a half year contract with Newcastle United. Danny Simpson has signed for Newcastle United We're sure Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood are more than pleased to get their first signing of this transfer window.

Sunday Sun Banned From St. James’ – Watch What You Write

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Newcastle United announced on the official web-site yesterday, that they have banned the local Sunday Sun from St. James' Park and the training ground, presumably for inaccurate reporting. Mike Ashley - objected to tone of article The Newcastle club issued the following statement: "Following an article that appeared as a back page lead in the Sunday Sun on [.

Newcastle Reported To Be After Young Scunthorpe Play-Maker

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Sky Sports is reporting this afternoon that a host of clubs are pursuing Scunthorpe United midfielder, Michael O'Connor, and one of the clubs is said to be Newcastle United. Michael O'Connor - young player attracting attention The Belfast-born 22 year old midfielder, who stands 6′1″, is said to have enhanced his growing reputation with a super goal [.

Nobby Would Love To Sign On For Newcastle For A Third Time

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Not surprisingly, former Newcastle great Nobby Solano has let it be known that he would just love to sign on for a third stint at Newcastle United. Nobby Solano - will he get a deal at Newcastle? The famous Peruvian International played against Newcastle United's reserves yesterday in a private game at Sheffield United, and helped the [.

Newcastle Breakthrough As Danny Simpson Signs Up

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Just got back from my doctor's appointment early this morning, and it's good to see that Danny Simpson has agreed a three and a half year deal with Newcastle at around £10K/week. Danny Simpson this is my permanent home now It says a lot for Danny that he is willing to sign on [...]


As Expected – Nottingham Forest Turn Down Derisory Newcastle Bid

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It was revealed only last night, by the Evening Chronicle that we had bid for the player, and today Bill Davis, the Nottingham Forest manager has confirmed that Newcastle's bid for midfielder has been turned down. James Perch - not coming to Newcastle it seems It would have taken a big bid to persuade the Forest club to [.

Smith – Newcastle Squad Is Good But Still Too Small

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Newcastle captain Alan Smith has been interviewed in the Newcastle Journal today, and says the squad needs strengthening before the end of January Mike Ashley are you listening? Alan Smith - our squad is still too small Alan said today: "Obviously in this league there are a lot of games and if you have a good [.

Harewood And Simpson Could Still Arrive on Tynesdie

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It seems that Newcastle have a number of striker options, but if these fail, they will turn again to Marlon Harwood, who started to look good towards the end of his loan spell last year, when he scored 5 goals for the Magpies. Marlon Harewood - could still arrive on loan in January The Newcastle Journal is [.

Newcastle Bid For Nottingham Forest Midfielder

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The Evening Chronicle is reporting late this afternoon that Newcastle are understood to have made a bid for Nottingham Forest midfielder James Perch. James Perch - Newcastle have lodged a bid for the midfielder The 24-year-old, who stands 5′11″ tall and was born in Mansfield, can play in defense or midfield and has played over 175 times [.

West Brom Game Shows Newcastle Can Take Nothing For Granted

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WBA played extremely well last night at St. James' Park, and that was following  their last game, in which they were almost played off the park at home, by the other automatic promotion candidates in the Championship, the surging Nottingham Forest. Chris and Colin - still have a job on their hands Our usually sound defense was [.

Hughton, Calderwood In Talks Today With Simpson

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Danny Simpson did not have a particularly good game last night and there was evidence that while he may be a good Championship player, he will struggle in the Premier league. Danny Simpson in last ditch talks with Newcastle The Evening Chronicle has revealed that a fresh round of talks with Danny Simpson are being held today [.

Newcastle Have Edge Over Promotion Rivals – di Matteo

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A 2-2 draw is not what Newcastle really wanted last night against WBA, but at the end of the game Newcastle were well satisfied to have avoided defeat against a strong looking WBA side. Roberto di Matteo had WBA ready for the game last night Newcastle are now three points clear of second-placed Nottingham Forest, with [.

Hero Lovenkrands Shows His Commitment To Newcastle

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Peter Lovenkrands last night thanked the Newcastle United fans for their support in last night's hard-fought draw with the impressive WBA. Peter Lovenkrands - thanks the Geordie fans As we all know Peter's father, Bent, passed away in Denmark last Friday, and Lovenkrands returned home on compassionate leave to be with his family over the weekend.

PUMA Replaces Adidas As Newcastle Kit Provider

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As expected PUMA® and Newcastle United Football Club have today announced a new partnership that sees the German based sports outfitter as the official supplier of replica merchandise for Newcastle United. The new deal will see PUMA replace Adidas in supplying team kit, replica kit and training equipment.

Hughton Pays Tribute To Lovenkrands

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Newcastle boss Chris Hughton tonight paid tribute to great Dane Peter Lovenkrands for playing and scoring against West Brom, just 3 days after his father passed away. Roberto di Matteo and Chris Hughton both seem happy enough Lovenkrands scored an emotional equaliser after 55 minutes for Newcastle in the 2-2 draw with 3rd placed West Brom.

Lovenkrands Dedicates Goal To His Late Father

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Newcastle striker Peter Lovenkrands has tonight dedicated his goal against West Brom to his late father, who died last Friday. Peter Lovenkrands dedicates his goal to his late father Lovenkrands scored Newcastle's equalizer after 55 minutes with Newcastle twice coming from behind against a determined and good looking WBA side, for whom Dorrans was outstanding.

Newcastle Come From Behind Twice To Get The Draw

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Newcastle conceded two goals this evening against WBA which is fully half the goals they have conceded at home in all their previous league games this season, as they came from behind twice to draw with a strong and determined WBA side. And but for some good saves from Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper, WBA [.

Brave Peter Lovenkrands Starts Tonight

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Peter Lovenkrands, whose father died last Friday, is in the starting line-up tonight for Newcastle's crucial encounter with WBA. Lovenkrands partners Shola Ameobi in attack with a midfield four of Danny Guthrie, skipper Alan Smith, top scorer Kevin Nolan and Jonas Gutierrez, and this is probably Newcastle's strongest side on current form.

Newcastle Pursue Portsmouth Defender

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Skysports.com is reporting today that Newcastle United are keeping tabs on Portsmouth defender Mike Williamson. Mike Williamson Newcastle Interested The 26 year-old 6′4″ center-back, who was signed from Watford for £3just M  last September, has had a hard time of it establishing himself at the south coast club.

Newcastle vs WBA – Match Preview

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There's not much doubt that tonight's game against WBA, currently in 3rd place, is Newcastle's most important game of the season. Currently WBA are 6 points behind Newcastle with a slightly inferior goal difference, so a win tonight could take Newcastle essentially 10 points clear of the third placed team.

Expect Nobby Solano To Rejoin Newcastle

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News yesterday that Nobby Solano is now training with Newcastle United. Nobby Solano is he coming back? And the Newcastle coaches presumably have been impressed with both Nobby's fitness and skills. Nobby trained at Colchester United recently and was expected to sign a deal there but in the end it seems like both sides decided against it.

Newcastle Agree Weak Deal With Northern Rock

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It seems that banks have stabilized themselves, after almost crushing the world economy with their greed of a couple of years ago. More proof of that is that Newcastle have agreed another four year deal of strip sponsorship with Northern Rock, but for a low £ 10M maximum benefit. The deal is said to be worth that [.

Newcastle Transfers All Seem To Have Collapsed

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It now looks like Chris Hughton's Plan A for January was to add three players permanently to his Newcastle squad, but we've lost out on two, and could lose out on all three if we don't sign Danny Simpson soon. Danny Simpson - the only transfer target we could still sign With today's announcement that Jermaine Beckford will [.

Can Newcastle Entice Jack Wilshere To Tyneside?

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News today that Newcastle would still like to bring Arsenal starlet Jack Wilshere, who turned 18 on New Years day, to Newcastle on loan for the rest of the season. Jack Wilshere will he arrive on Tyneside? Newcastle United are again linked with Arsenal's attacking midfielder, this news according to the Sunday Mirror.

Jermaine Beckford Not Coming To Newcastle In January

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Breaking news on Sky Sports this afternoon, that Jermaine Beckford has committed himself to Leeds United through the end of the season. Jermaine Beckford - commits to Leeds United for rest of the season This is somewhat similar to our other top target in January, Matthew Kilgallon, who also committed himself to Sheffield United through the end [.

Wage Cap Is Good For Newcastle

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News today that Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton has been told that a wage cap of £30K a week will apply to all new signings. Chris Hughton wage cap of £30K/week The Sunday Mirror is reporting that Mike Ashley has placed a new cap on the players' wages while the club are in the [...]


Steven Taylor In Praise Of Chris Hughton

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Neil Farrington has an excellent interview in today's Sunday Sun with Geordie lad Steven Taylor, who of course has never ever wanted to leave Newcastle United, the club he loves. Steven Taylor - with central defender and pal Coloccini It's like any local club, but especially at a football crazy place like Newcastle, that when you are growing [.

Latest On Newcastle Transfer Moves

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We're now past half way through the transfer window and no successes yet for Newcastle United so far in January. Jermaine Beckford could still arrive on Tyneside It seems like the Tyneside club did everything right initially by getting in their bids for Matthew Kilgallon and Jermaine Beckford as soon as the new year came in.

Nottingham Forest Win Takes Them Within 2 Points Of Newcastle

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Nottingham Forest continued their excellent form this afternoon with a 2-1 home win against Reading, with Reading's Brian Howard missing a second half penalty. So Nottingham Forest are now second on 49 points, just 2 points adrift of league leaders Newcastle, and they are coming on strong. Mixed results elsewhere, for Newcastle's promotion opponents today, as [.

Short-Term Thinking Could Cost Newcastle

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It seems that Danny Simpson's wage demands could scuttle his move to Newcastle United in January, although the Newcastle Journal is reporting today that Newcastle and Manchester United still have to agree a fee for the player, who is out of contract in the summer. Danny Simpson talks have broken down While Danny has played well [.

Sad News As Peter Lovenkrand’s Father Dies

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Some terrible news tonight for hat-trick hero Peter Lovenkrands, as his father has passed away, and Peter is now in Denmark. Peter Lovenkrands - father has just passed away The Newcastle United club issued this short statement tonight: Newcastle United would like to offer their condolences to Peter Lovenkrands and his family following the death of the player's [.

Should Newcastle Sign Simpson? – Please Vote

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Like most Newcastle fans we're a little bit peeved that it seems like Newcastle United cannot work out a deal with Danny Simpson to have him come to Newcastle on a permanent basis. Danny Simpson - Should Newcastle sign him? The local papers in the last day or two have more than confused Newcastle fans, since [.