Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2010

Newcastle vs Sunderland – Match Preview

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This is the most important game so far this season for Newcastle United. It's also a league game, so that's always important, as we have to pick up some points this season, enough points  hopefully so that we're not even in the relegation zone. That would be great. And with the gossip press all over [.

Shay Given – Why Did He Ever Leave Newcastle?

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Shay Given has talked to the Evening Chronicle today, and Newcastle's best ever goalkeeper thinks Newcastle can win the game tomorrow against Sunderland. Shay Given when playing for Newcastle Shay Given talked to the Evening Chronicle today: "You cannot walk the streets in Newcastle without somebody talking to you about football – not least [.

Newcastle Need The Win To Silence The Gossip Press

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The gossip press is after Newcastle again,  and in particular manager Chris Hughton. Chris Hughton - good man under attack It all started with a Daily Mail story the Monday after the 2-2 draw with Wigan, almost a couple of weeks ago,  when a last minute Coloccini equalizer saved Newcastle from defeat,  and according to the report [.

Hughton Wants To Stay At Newcastle As Long As Possible

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One of the things we really like about Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is that he always keeps his dignity whatever happens and that reflects very well on the famous Newcastle United club. Chris Hughton - come on lads!! And since Chris has been in the firing line of the gossip press over the [...

Steve Bruce Gets Emotional When Talking About Sir Bobby

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Steve Bruce often called Bobby Robson to seek advice during his management career. John Carver with Bobby Robson at Newcastle We all love Bobby Robson, and he is one of favorite football men of all time in fact the favorite of all time. And Robson was not just a wonderful manager, but also a [...]


Tiote Likes Calm And Quiet Newcastle – It’s Perfect

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Cheick Tiote has settled at Newcastle very quickly since he arrived in August, and his wife and small daughter have just joined him on Tyneside. Cheick Tiote taking it all in on Tyneside with Campbell and Ben Arfa And Cheick has given a good interview in the Guardian today, and says some very interesting [.

Kevin Nolan Getting Carroll To Bed Early

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The last couple of years have been difficult times for young Andy Carroll but Kevin Nolan points out we all had problems of some kind at Andy's age. Andy Carroll going through a difficult period of his life Kevin Nolan seems to have bonded well with Andy Carroll, and we know when he got into [...]


Bruce Shows His Geordie Class – Chris Hughton Humbled

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It's good to see both Newcastle and Sunderland managers showing a bit of class before the derby game tomorrow. Chris Hughton got support and backing from Bruce But we were particularly impressed with the words of support and backing for Newcastle manager Chris Hughton from Geordie Steve Bruce yesterday.

Let’s Hope Newcastle Are Paying The Going Rate

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It's a little disappointing to read the news about Steve Clarke turning down Newcastle. Steve Clarke could not  reach terms with the Newcastle club It may not be true of course,  but it seems as though Steve was ready to join Chris Hughton at St. James' Park,  but he couldn't agree terms with the [.

Shola Ameobi Could Be The Difference Against Sunderland

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Shola Ameobi has had some excellent games in the past in the Tyne Wear derby, and he could just be the difference between the sides on Sunday afternoon. Shola Ameobi - could be the difference on Sunday Shola has four goals so far this season, and has looked in good form, and had a game [...]


Gossip Press Seem To Be Gunning For Newcastle Again

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Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan has come out today and said he and the Newcastle squad are fully behind Chris Hughton at Newcastle, Â and thinks all the talk about Chris being sacked is just ridiculous. Chris Hughton - under fire but his record is decent Since the initial Daily Mail report about 11 days ago, [.

Nolan Thinks Sunderland Can Be Turning Point For Newcastle

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Kevin Nolan is looking forward to playing on Sunday against Sunderland, the team he made his Newcastle debut against a year last February. Kevin Nolan - the Newcastle captain We remember that game well and we thought Kevin showed some leadership before the game even started when he was doing all the talking in the huddle [.

Hughton Ponders What Formation To Play Against Sunderland

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Sunderland do not have a good away record in the league this season, and have drawn three of their 4 away games and lost the other one. Chris Hughton - pondering what formation to play Burt surprisingly the Sunderland defense has conceded only 7 goals, Â but there again they have only scored 8 goals, so [.

Shepherd Wonders Why People Complain About Hughton

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Former Newcastle Chairman Freddy Shepherd has come out in support of Chris Hughton today, and has hit back at critics of  the Newcastle manager. Freddy Shepherd defends Hughton's record at Newcastle Freddy was speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show this morning and said: "I think Chris has done a great job, when [.

Steve Clarke Out Of The Running At Newcastle

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There is confirmation in the Newcastle Journal today that Steve Clarke is now out of the running to become Chris Hughton's assistant at Newcastle. Steve Clarke will not be coming to Newcastle Steve had been assistant manager at Newcastle under Ruud Gullit from 1998-1999, and since he is currently out of a job, speculation [.

Steven Taylor And Campbell To Miss Out On Sunderland

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News today from Chris Hughton that Steven Taylor will not be fit enough to play on Sunday and that Sol Campbell is still a major  doubt. Steven Taylor - will not play on Sunday Of course with Steven having not played at all this season,  it was always going to be a long shot that [...]


Tim Krul Has Big Game Temperament

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Tim Krul could probably have done better for Arsenal's first goal on Wednesday night, which came just before half time, and that's always a bad time to concede. Tim Krul - big game temperament And Tim will be looking forward to his very first Tyne-Wear derby on Sunday afternoon, and manager Chris Hughton seems to have [.

Time For Haric Vuckic To Be Sent Out On Loan

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Haris Vuckic has come out as our man of the match against Arsenal on Wednesday evening, getting 32% of the vote and beating out Nile Ranger in second place with 13%. Haris Vuckic - outstanding on Wednesday night But as we had mentioned earlier in the week, Haris and a few of our other top [...]


Time For Newcastle Players To Step Up For Chris Hughton

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Newcastle's away form this season has been great, and apart from the initial 3-0 loss to Manchester United, which could have been a  lot worse,  the Magpies have been competitive in all of their other games on the road. Chris Hughton deserves a break on Sunday against Sunderland A 1-1 draw at Wolves was [.

Hughton Close To Appointing New Assistant

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With all the recent news on Tyneside that Chris Hughton's job was under threat, we have almost forgotten that Chris will need to appoint a new assistant fairly quickly. Chris Hughton close to deciding on number 2 And the news today is the club are very close to appointing an Assistant Manager and we [.

Chris Hughton Team Selection Was Still The Right One

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Newcastle played their second eleven last night, and now we are out of the Carling Cup, there will always be those who will second guess Chris' team selection. Walcott and Bendtner celebrate second goal it was offside! But we think he did exactly the right thing last night, Â in sticking with the fringe players [.

Newcastle Continue To Be Linked With Swindon’s Sean Morrison

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Newcastle are still being linked with a move for Sean Morrison of Swindon  Town. Sean Morrison - Newcastle reportedly tracking this 19 year-old There was a report yesterday in the Daily Mail that said that Championship leaders Queens Park Rangers were hoping to strengthen their defense by acquiring Sean Morrison in January.

Hughton Only Wants To Talk About Sunderland – Nothing Else

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Chris Hughton has been interviewed today, and it's hardly surprising that he only wants to talk about preparations for the game with Sunderland on Sunday afternoon. Chris Hughton talk to the club about any statements Chris told the Evening Chronicle today what he thinks his job is at Newcastle: "It's about winning as many [.

Newcastle Club Right To Maintain Stability

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We were pleased that the Newcastle club issued their statement after the game yesterday, once the TV commentator at the start of the game had said some betting companies had closed their books on Chris Hughton being replaced as Newcastle manager. Chris Hughton has brought stability to Newcastle That just about would have made [.

Newcastle Doing Well Compared To Relegation Season

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Chris Hughton knows exactly what he's being asked to do as Newcastle manager. Chris Hughton - knows what his job is His job last season was to get Newcastle back to the Premier League as soon as possible, and he did that in his first season in charge of the club. Now he's very [...]


It’s Absolutely Ridiculous Hughton Is Under Pressure – Bruce

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Newcastle lost to Arsenal last night but the lads will now be preparing for the big game, which is the local derby with Sundelrand on Sunday afternoon, and we need all 3 points in that game. Steve Bruce - Newcastle fan and Sunderland manager Steve Bruce, the Newcastle fan and local lad, who now manages [.

Second Arsenal Goal Farcical – But Time To Move On

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Newcastle were beaten 4-0 by Arsenal last night in the Carling Cup but had no luck at all. Chris Hughton and Arsene Wenger greet each other last night Chris Hughton again essentially played his second team making a full 9 changes form the side that played at West Ham on Saturday, and after playing well [.

Chris Hughton Admits To Being Sick Of Sack Rumors

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Newcastle issued a statement tonight saying that Chris Hughton's job as Newcastle manager is safe,  and that they will renegotiate a new contract with him at the end of the year. Chris Hughton admits to being sick of sack rumors And after the game tonight Chris admitted he was becoming affected by the vicious rumors, [.

Newcastle Statement Rubbishes Vicious Hughton Sack Rumors

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Newcastle have released a statement tonight to quell speculation in the press that Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is under pressure for his job, and they have said it is the club's intention to renegotiate a contract for Chris at the end of this year. Chris Hughton - Newcastle job is safe good! Some bookmakers [.

Newcastle 0 Arsenal 4 – Brave Magpies Gunned Down

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Newcastle put up another spirited performance tonight, against a good looking Arsenal side, but were still on the wrong end of a 4-0 defeat by the  north London side. But the score-line was much worse than the performance of the Newcastle side tonight, and they had little luck, and in the end it was Arsenal's [.

All Change At Newcastle Again For Arsenal Game

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Chris Hughton has made a full nine changes for the Arsenal Carling Cup tie tonight, from the side that played at West Ham last Saturday. The only players to start tonight who played at West Ham on Saturday are Krul in goal as expected, and Mike Williamson. And as we expected Nile Ranger, Peter Lovenkrands, [.

Newcastle vs Arsenal – Match Preview

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It should be an exciting Carling Cup 4th round tie tonight against the mighty Arsenal at St. James' Park. Both sides will not be at full strength, but it's still a mouth-watering tie, that Newcastle earned through their fantastic display and 4-3 win at Stamford Bridge last month. If Newcastle can beat Arsenal tonight, and it could [.

Let’s Have A Repeat Of The Chelsea Game

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Before the Chelsea game at Stamford Bridge last month, most of us were hoping we wouldn't be smashed, as we were in that first game at Old Trafford in August. Chris Hughton - another great game tonight? So to be competitive in that game, after at least the first 10 minutes or so, was a [...]


James Perch Can Still Be A Good Catch For Newcastle

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James Perch should get another game tonight against Arsenal, Â after being replaced by the now fit Danny Simpson in the great win at West Ham last weekend. James Perch can still make the grade on Tyneside Ryan Taylor, who has looked good in the last two Carling Cup games, and scored two great goals [.

Nolan Wants To Keep Rebuilding Newcastle – Brick by Brick

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Kevin Nolan is turning out to be a great captain for Newcastle, and of course he really wants to play tonight against Arsenal. Kevin and Andy at the old firm game last Sunday afternoon But somehow we think Kevin will be disappointed, as Chris will keep the top guns rested tonight, and have them 100% [.

Nile Ranger Hoping For Another Win Tonight

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Nile Ranger could well get a start up front tonight in partnership with Danish International Peter Lovenkrands. Nile Ranger could get start up front tonight We have a feeling that Chris may give Wayne Routledge a game out on the right wing, so he may elect to give Nile a game in his best position [.

Wenger – Newcastle Are A Dangerous Side For Everybody

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Arsene Wenger has always looked forward to bringing his top side to St. James' Park. Arsene Wenger the great Arsenal manager Maybe it's because he likes the atmosphere at the ground, as we all know he waxed lyrical about the Newcastle fans and the City last August, just before the FIFA World Cup officials [.

Lovenkrands Hoping For More Attacking 4-4-2 Formations

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Peter Lovenkranda has had a frustrating season so far in the Premier League. Peter Lovenkrands has had  limited appearances this season Peter has not been played too much and Chris' preference for 4-5-1  even at home has helped to limit his chances in the side, but the Dane is hoping that Newcastle's excellent [.

Chris Hughton Knows The Big Picture At Newcastle Club

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It's very clear that the Premier League and staying in it, is the one and only priority for Newcastle United this season. We all want to ensure that come next May, we'll have a happy enough summer, looking forward to another season in England's top level and looking forward to Newcastle doing more of their [.

Hughton’s Father Wants Him To Wear Suit On Sidelines

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When we saw Chris Hughton in his very smart suit on the touchline at Upton Park on Saturday, we wondered if he had become one of those managers who wear suits on the touchline. Chris Hughon he must be going to a dance after the game Managers like Mark Hughes. Arsene Wenger and Alan [...]


Newcastle Will Attack Arsenal Tomorrow Night

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Chris Hughton seems to be looking forward to the Carling Cup at home tomorrow against the mighty Arsenal. Chris Hughton excited about the game tomorrow night The last time Newcastle played Arsenal was in our relegation season, when the London side beat us 3-1 on 21st March last year, and that was after we were [.

Haris Vuckic Just Loves Football-Mad Newcastle

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It seems like 18 year-old Haris Vuckic, our young up-and-coming midfield star from Slovenia just loves life on Tyneside. Haris Vuckic - loves football-mad Newcastle Haris lives very close to the Benton Training grounds with his father, and he walks around the corner to training every day, so no apparent need yet for those big [.

Steven Gerrard Is Haris Vuckic’s Role Model – Good Choice!

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Haris Vuckic is just 18 years old, but he will start in central midfield tomorrow night against the mighty Arsenal, Â after giving a distinguished display at Stamford Bridge last month, to help Newcastle through to the 4th round of the Carling Cup. Haris Vuckic - will start tomorrow against the Gunners Newcastle beat out lots [.

Hughton Holds Gosling Back A Bit – To Ensure Full Recovery

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There was good news on Steven Taylor's return to training yesterday, and more good news on the injury front about Dan Gosling today. Dan Gosling good news about Dan today The news is that Dan has actually kicked a ball for the first time since suffering his anterior cruciate ligament damage in a game [.

Chris Hughton Still Seems Undecided On New Assistant

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton says he still has to make a final decision on who will be his new assistant at the club. Chris Hughton still undecided on new assistant Chris' Â assistant Colin Calderwood returned to management with Scottish Premier League side Hibernian last Monday, after he had managed English clubs Northampton Town and [.

Joey Barton Having Best Season Ever At Newcastle

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After Andy Carroll's travails over the last year, it's good to put some attention on Joey Barton at Newcastle, who seems to have turned both his life and football career around over the last couple of seasons. Joey Barton in great form for Newcastle We all know that Joey has missed lots of playing [.

Wenger To Field Strong Side Against Newcastle

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Arsene Wenger will select a strong side for tomorrow night's Carling Cup 4th round trip to Newcastle United. Theo Walcott - 21 year-old expected to start tomorrow night Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott are now both fit and ready after they both made substitute appearance in Arsenal's fine 3-0 win at Eastlands on Sunday afternoon.

Chris Hughton – It’s Andy’s Responsibility Now

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Chris Hughton was obviously relieved that Andy Carroll got only a small fine,  when he was at the Newcastle Crown Court yesterday morning. Chris Hughton Andy must now put this behind him But it's clear that Andy must learn from his mistakes, and Chris has said today that Andy is very well liked in the [.

Newcastle Want Landon Donovan On Loan

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News today that Newcastle United are ready to challenge Everton for the loan signing of Landon Donovan in January. Landon is the USA's best player and certainly shone for Everton last January when he was on loan at Everton, and if Newcastle can get this player he would add some creativity to the Newcastle attack, [.

Good News – Steven Taylor Finally Back In Training

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24 year-old Steven Taylor is finally back in training after recovering from the shoulder injury he sustained in July. Steven Taylor returned to training on Monday Steven is an experienced Premier League player and should be able to force himself into the first team starting line-up but this weekend against Sunderland may come too [.

Warren Barton – Andy Carroll Is Still Too Naive

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Former Newcastle player Warren Barton now analyses games in the studio  for the Fox Soccer Channel in the US,  and he said on Saturday night that he knew Andy Carroll, but that the youngster was still naive. Warren Barton Fox Soccer Channel pundit in the US Warren talked a little bit about Andy's altercation of last [.

The Glass Just Slipped Out Of My Hand, Judge

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21-year-old Andy Carroll pleaded guilty to common assault this morning at Newcastle Crown Court, and was fined £1,000 and costs that were said to be around £1500, so that's all about one half of  what Andy earns each day playing for the Newcastle United club. Andy Carroll - the glass just slipped out of my hand, [.

Carroll Pleads Guilty – Fined £1000 For Night Club Assault

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News is just coming through that the Newcastle United striker, Andy Carroll, was today fined £1,000in Newcastle Crown Court,  after pleading guilty to assaulting a man in the Blu Bambu nightclub last December. Andy Carroll entering court this morning The 21-year-old Newcastle striker pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of common assault, and had [.

Ferguson, Kadar, Vuckic And Ranger To Start Against Arsenal

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Chris Hughotn will surely play some youngsters and fringe players for the game against Arsenal on Wednesday night in 4th round of the Carling Cup. Tamas Kadar expected to start on Wednesday night And the players we think could well get s a start include Shane Ferguson, Ryan Taylor, Nile Ranger, Haris Vuckic, Tamas [.

Kevin Nolan – Pays Tribute To Wife And Kids

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A great interview by Kevin Nolan today in the local Shields Gazette in which he praises his wife and kids for helping with the Andy Carroll matter last week. Kevin and Andy giving the wife a break yesterday at Celtic Rangers game And Newcastle captain Nolan has praised his wife Hayley, whom he [.

Joey Barton Talks About Massive Team Spirit At Newcastle

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Joey Barton had another fine game for Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon, and thinks the Tyneside team are at their very best when confronted with adversity. Joey Barton - tackled by Ilunga on Saturday in second half Well that's good because Newcastle keep getting in the news for all the wrong reasons, although we must [.

Hughton’s Game Plan Worked To Perfection

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Newcastle boss Chris Hughon had every right to be delighted about the game at West Ham on Saturday because his game plan worked to absolute perfection. Chris Hughton the smart looking Newcastle manager on Saturday But Newcastle still had to come from one goal behind after a very sluggish start to the game and [.

Joey Barton Now A Success Story At Newcastle

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Once West Ham scored, the Newcastle side moved into a higher gear on Saturday, and Tiote, Joey Barton and Kevin Nolan then ran the game for Newcastle as they completely dominated midfield. Joey Barton another excellent display on Saturday Those three are very experienced players and completely dominated the game, especially in that second half, [.

Hughton Keeps Working Hard And Ignores Rumors

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Chris Hughton is completely unconcerned about the little bit of news surrounding him last week, Â that his job was in jeopardy at Newcastle. Chris Hughton unfazed by rumors over job And Chris reacted to pressure as he has for the last 16 months or so, as he immersed himself in his work, and got [..

Andy Carroll In The Dock Today

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We really have no idea what will happen to 21 year-old Andy Carroll this week as he starts his trial on assault and battery in front of Newcastle Magistrates today. Andy Carroll - in court today in Newcastle The trial is expected to last as much as four days, and the worst result us that [...]


Andy Carroll In Front Of Newcastle Magistrates Today

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Andy Carroll is due in court today in Newcastle,  and will plead not guilty to charges of occasioning actual bodily harm, following an altercation at the Blu Bambu night club in the Bigg Market last December. Andy Carroll after scoring winner on Saturday Andy Carroll will claim self-defense, but he has had an offer from [.

Newcastle Now Above Wigan, Blackpool And Stoke

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After Manchester United' 2-1 win at the Britannia Stadium today, Newcastle remain in 9th position in the Premier League. Chris Hughton - must now overcome poor home form Newcastle will drop to 10th place, only if  Blackburn beat Liverpool at Anfield this afternoon. And because of Newcastle's good away form, they have now managed to [.

19 Year-Old Shane Ferguson One For The Future At Newcastle

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One of the emerging stars at Newcastle, who is starting to make a name for himself  on Tyneside, is Northern Ireland International Shane Ferguson. Shane Fergsuon - very promising youngster at Newcastle The former left winger has been switched to left back, and starred in both Newcastle's previous Carling Cup victories at Accrington Stanley and Chelsea, [.

Hughton To Field Strong Side Against Arsenal

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Chris Hughton will play a strong side at home on Wednesday night against Arsenal, and it will be a team that also contains some fringe players at the club. Ryan Taylor will get rare chance against Arsenal If Newcastle win on Wednesday night against the Gunners,  they will have eliminated two top teams in Chelsea [.

That’s The Best Performance Of My 12 Months At Newcastle

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We've never seen Chris Hughton so upbeat than he was last night after the 2-1 win at West Ham. Chris Hughton - in his suit and tie yesterday And Chris has said that the 2-1 Upton Park victory was the best performance of his 12-month long reign in official charge as manager of the Newcastle [...]


Steve Clarke On His Way Back To Newcastle

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We had suggested last week that Steve Clarke could be on his way to Newcastle as Chris Hughton's new number two. Steve Clarke on his way back to Newcastle The Sunday Sun is reporting that Steve Clarke is indeed on his way back to Newcastle United, for his second spell as coach at St. [...]


Sack Rumors Have No Effect On Chris Hughton

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There is a momentum of press coverage today about Chris Hughton's job on Tyneside  still being under threat. Chris Hughton not bothered by sack rumors That's even though the lads had another great win at West Ham late yesterday afternoon, to move up to 9th position in the league at the moment before today's games.

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Chris Hughton’s Newcastle Job Still in Danger?

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The People is reporting today that Chris Hughton is still fighting for his job at Newcastle, despite the sides's excellent 2-1 win at bottom of the table West Ham United yesterday. Chris Hughton - still under pressure? We know that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is yet to start negotiations on a new contract for Chris, [.

Team Spirit And Will To Win Gets Magpies All 3 Points

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Newcastle United seemed to want the win the game this afternoon more than West Ham did. A smartly dressed Chris Hughton today West Ham were certainly dominant in that first 15 minutes today, and with any luck could have been more than 1-0 up before Newcastle finally woke up and got into their rhythm.

Hughton Simply Delighted With 3 Points – Praises Andy Carroll

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Chris Hughton was delighted with the Newcastle performance this afternoon, as he talked to Sky Sports after the 2-1 win at West Ham tonight. Andy Carroll - after scoring winner today And Chris paid a tribute to his Newcastle side for not letting their heads hang as they came battling back after being 1-0 down [.

West Ham 0 Newcastle 0 – Carroll Winner Does It

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Newcastle got ehri second away win today with a good 2-1 win at Upton Park, and for once beat another side who will be gihting relegation this season. But the lads looked anything but confident in the first 15 minutes or so, especially in central defense, and both Williamson and Coloccini looked uncomfortable at the [.

Carroll, Ameobi, Nolan And Simpson All Start – In 4-4-2 Formation

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Andy Carroll has been given the nod today to start today and another surprise is that Chris Hughton also has Shola Ameobi in the starting line-up, for Newcastle at West Ham this afternoon. For the first time in a long time away from home, Chris Hughton has gone with a 4-4-2 formation, and Kevin Nolan the [.

Hughton – We Go Into Every Game To Win

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Chris Hughton is well aware of how important it is to win games rather than just to draw them. Chris Hughton - goes into every game looking to win With 3 points for a win, unlike in bygone days when it was just 2, it's now 3 times as important in terms of points than [...]


Shola Ameobi Says Newcastle Have Stopped The Rot

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We suspect that Shola Ameobi will get the nod today in front of Andy Carroll at Upton Park today, in what is another important league game for Newcastle. Shola Ameobi - could get the start today And Shola thinks the club stopped the rot when captain Fab Coloccini scored in the very last minute last [.

Les Ferdinand’s Good Advice For Andy Carroll

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Les Ferdinand was always a first class professional when he played his football, and of course he hit a terrific 52 goals in 82 total appearances for the Magpies from 1995 until 1997. Les Ferdinand - has good advice for Andy Carroll Andy Carroll promises to be just as good as Les was at Newcastle, but [.

Guthrie Desperate To Prove He’s Good Enough At Newcastle

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There was some good news this week at Newcastle, and yes we know that may come as a surprise to some, but it is with the lads who are out injured at the moment. Danny Guthrie fit again and raring to go We heard that goalkeeper Steve Harper could well be back in about [...]


Our Hearts Go Out To Portsmouth Fans

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It was really bad news for football when it was announced yesterday that Portsmouth Football Club may go out of existence soon. There has been some late disagreement between the Administrator Andrew Andronikou and one major creditor Alexandre Gaydamak, Â and the statement said that the future of Portsmouth FC is now in jeopardy.

Hughton Has Great Faith In His Players

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Chris Hughton as usual has dealt with everything that was thrown at him this week, and maintained his dignity, in what has been a bad week for Newcastle. Chris Hughton - has great faith in his players But the news about Andy Carroll's latest arrest has been kept a bit under control at the club, [..

Newcastle At West Ham Vastly Changed From Two Years Ago

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Next week marks the one year anniversary when Chris Hughton was officially appointed the manager at Newcastle United. Chris Hughton one year since appointed Newcastle's permanent manager Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today: "We know our home form is something we have to address and turn around, but we must also look at our [.

West Ham vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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How Newcastle do tomorrow in London against West Ham depends largely on which side turns up. If it's the side that turned up in our last two home games we will probably have little chance of winning the game, but if it's the feisty and gutsy team that played at Everton and Man City in [...]


Hughton And Williamson Sing Praises of World-Class Colo

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Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini was just determined to show he's a Premier League class player this season, Â and so far he looks just exactly that, Â as his consistency so far has been superb. Fab Coloccini watch out he's just scored Colo's reaction after scoring the sensational equalizer last Saturday The 28-year-old Argentina International [.

Newcastle’s Tremendous Team Spirit A Big Plus

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It's been an up and down season for the Newcastle team so far, but one big strength the lads have is their tremendous team spirit. Wayne Routledge tremendous team spirit at the club That's something the team didn't have a couple of  years ago, when there was just no stability at the club whatsoever, with [.

Hughton May Stick With Perch Tomorrow

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Chris Hughotn has today said he has to be totally convinced that right back Danny Simpson is 100% fit, or else he will not play him tomnorrow at West Ham. Danny Simpson first start tomorrow in London? After James Perch had just an awful game last week against Wigan and Charles N'Zogbia,  it had been [.

Hughton Looking Forward To Return To Former Club

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West Ham United was one of three London clubs Chris Hughton played for in his playing career. Chris Hughton - played 34 times for West Ham The Stratford, London born player made his debut for  Tottenham when he was just 18 years old, and had over 300 appearances for Spurs  over 13 seasons, before he went [.

Can Newcastle Help Out Paul Gascoigne?

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Former England great Paul Gascoigne, who was born and bred in Newcastle, was arrested last night on drug charges. Paul Gascoigne - in trouble with drugs agin The 43-year-old was held in jail overnight on suspicion of possessing a class A substance. It's not been a good week for the former Newcastle United player, as earlier [.

This Week Like Days Of Old At Newcastle – And Not Good

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This last week has been like days of old at Newcastle, not that that is particularly good. Kevin Nolan - Andy's car torched on his drive We had Andy Carroll getting into trouble again on Sunday, and he spent some time in jail that night, and then yesterday Andy Carroll's brand new car, apparently worth [.

Next Three Games So Important For Newcastle Club

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Many pundits are rightly saying that Newcastle's next three games could well shape the kind of season the Tyneside club will have. Jonas Gutierrez next three games will shape the season Newcastle play ay West Ham tomorrow afternoon, at home to Arsenal next Wednesday evening in the 4th round of the Carling Cup, and then [.

Chris Hughton Can Take The Pressures Of Newcastle manager

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Chris Hughton has a contract which lasts until the summer, and he will be wanting to do well at Newcastle this season,  so that he gets an extended and improved contract at the Newcastle club. Chris Hughton can take the pressure at Newcastle Chris seems to concentrate completely on his job at Newcastle and being [.

Newcastle Injury Update – Things Starting To Look A Lot Better

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Newcastle defender Steven Taylor was supposed to start training again last Monday, Â but it turns out that a minor calf problem put his training resumption date back by one week. Steven Taylor - resumes training on Monday good So Steven is expected back in training on Monday and none too soon either, as we [.

Is Steve Clarke On His Way Back To Newcastle?

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Chris Hughton was apparently still in deep discussions with the Newcastle United board today, as the club looks to bring in a replacement  for Colin Calderwood, who is now manager of Hibernian. Steve Clarke  while at Chelsea could he be coming back to Newcastle? There was news today that former Newcastle coach Steve [.

News Of Joe Kinnear’s Newcastle Return – Nonsense

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The news in the last couple of days that Joe Kinnear is being linked with a return to Newcastle United as manager, is pure paper talk. Joe Kinnear while on Tyneside The Daily Mirror is reporting that Chris Hughton is in danger of the sack, and that Joe Kinnear would be the one to be [...]


Kevin Nolan Fit And Ready For Action At West Ham

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Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan is not guaranteed to start on Saturday at West Ham United. Kevin Nolan to start on Saturday? Newcastle manager Chris Hughton talked about his captain today to the Evening Chronicle: "Kevin is fit and available." "I made a decision last week to leave him out completely and allow, in particular, [.

Kieron Dyer – A Sad Story Of Unfulfilled Potential

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Kieron Dyer was a tremendous prospect when he was signed for Newcastle by Ruud Gullit back in August of 1998 for £6M from Ipswich Town. Kieron Dyer never fulfilled his huge potential At the time time that was a record transfer fee Ipswich had received for any one player, and Kieron was just 20 [..

Northampton Decide Not To Extend Ben Tozer’s Loan Deal

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Northampton Town have decided not to extend the one month loan deal of Newcastle defender Ben Tozer. Ben Tozer loan deal not extended The 20-year-old was sent of in the 4-3 loss to Hereford United last Saturday in the 87th minute, and would have missed out on the next three games in any case. [...]


Andy Carroll’s New Car Set On Fire At Nolan’s Home

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Andy Carroll's new car was set on fire while parked on the drive of team-mate Kevin Nolan's house, last night, just after 7:00 pm. Andy and Kevin in better times Andy has been told to live with Kevin Nolan for three months, Â after his most recent altercation in Hexham last Sunday, and he only [...

Andy Carroll Altercation An Unwanted Distraction

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Andy Carroll has again been told by manager Chris Hughton that he must put an end to his off the field troubles. Andy Carroll - new problems are an unnecessary distraction to Newcastle Carroll was arrested and charged with common assault on Sunday, and we know that's not the first time this has happened to [.

Chris Hughton Has A Lot On His Plate Right Now

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It's not been an easy week for the Newcastle United club, and for manager Chris Hughton, but we can emerge a lot stronger from it, with a good performance and all 3 points at West Ham on Saturday. Chris Hughton that hair is a little bit grayer these days 21-year-old striker Andy Carroll spent [...]


Campbell Injured, Noland Fit And Good News On Harper

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Just when it looked like Sol Campbell could be making his Premier League debut for Newcastle on Saturday, he has been ruled out of that game with a thigh injury. Steve Harper - good news on Steve There was a good chance that Sol could have made the starting line-up at West Ham on Saturday, [...]


Players Owe Chris Hughton A Fighting Performance Saturday

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What Newcastle fans will be hoping for on Saturday, is as brave and good a performance as the lads gave in their last two away games at Man City and Everton. Chris Hughton players should dedicate game to this man on Saturday A wonderful 1-0 win at Everton was followed by another impressive display [.

Newcastle Reported Interest In Sunderland Full-Back

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There's a report in the Daily Star today that Newcastle United may be interested in taking Sunderland right-back Phil Bardsley in January. Phil Bardsley - could become free agent in summer The 25 year-old  former Manchester United trainee is out of contract at the end of the season, and could become available as a free [.

Simpson Get 70 Minutes With Reserves – Ready For West Ham

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Danny Simpson put in another 70 minutes of solid play in the Reserves 4-1 win over Bolton Wanderers yesterday, and has declared himself fit and ready for the first team game at West Ham on Saturday. Danny Simpson - declares himself fit and ready for West Ham Writing on the official site today Danny said [.

Magpies Interested In Chilean International – We Don’t Think So

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Even though Chris Hughton has said he is not in the market for any players this January, that hasn't stopped the stories about who Newcastle may be interested in. Matias Fernenadez - a player who is not coming to Newcastle There was a story yesterday that we were interested in Belgium winger Jonathan Legear, who [.

New Boy Michael Richardson Catching The Eye With Reserves

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Reserve Team Coach Peter Beardsley has sang the praises of teenage midfielder Michael Richardson today, after the local lad again came on as a sub and inspired the Reserves to a 4-1 victory over Bolton yesterday afternoon at Benton. That's Michael Richardson with the ginger (red) hair in the middle Richardson had a trial in [.

Hughton To Turn To Someone He’s Worked With In The Past

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Chris Hughton had a tough day on Monday when he woke up to news that Andy Carroll had got himself in trouble again, Â that if Coloccini hadn't equalized on Saturday in the 94th minute then Chris would have been sacked, and then Colin Calderwood left the club at lunch-time to go north to manage Hibs. [.

Nile Ranger Continues Go Impress At Newcastle

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One thing that is clear this season is that 19 year-old Nile Ranger has stormed back into the reckoning for first team action at Newcastle. Nile Ranger - after scoring equalizer at Chelsea Nile has already appeared 33 times for Newcastle with 3 goals, but when Leon Best arrived from Coventry  in January,  he didn't [.

Newcastle Interested In Belgium Winger?

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There is news in the Daily Mail that Newcastle are interested in Belgium winger Jonathan Legear. Jonathan Legear are Newcastle interested in this player ? The 23 year-old is currently at Anderlecht, and has been at the Belgium club since 2003, when he left his home-town club Standard Leige, and the player has over [.

Worries About Home Form – But Let’s Beat West Ham Saturday

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Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi is right when he says Newcastle just have to address their home form, if the club is to avoid a relegation scrap this season. Shola Ameobi must address our home form The lads have not had too much luck in their eight league games this season, and with sufficient luck [.

Newcastle Fans Seem Solidly Behind Chris Hughton

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There's a certain amount of pressure on Chris Hughton this week, after just a single point from the last 3 league games, and his assistant Colin Calderwood having left the club only yesterday, for Hibernian. Chris Hughton has Newcastle fans behind him Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today about Calderwood's departure: "For us it [.

Calderwood To Remember Newcastle With Smiles And Happiness

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Colin Calderwood was well liked on Tyneside, and we always knew that he loved being a coach at Newcastle. Colin Calderwood - while at Newcastle And that has come out in no small way today as Colin Calderwood has left Newcastle with a glowing tribute to the club and its fans. This is what Calderwood [.

Llambias Pays Glowing Tribute To Colin Calderwood

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Newcastle United Managing Director Derek Llambias has today given Colin Calderwood a great send-off from the Newcastle club, which of course he thoroughly deserves. Colin and Chris during a training session Colin Calderwood had been with the club since Joe Kinnear hired him in January of last year, and he has worked as  Chris Hughton's assistant [.

Carroll Has Let Himself And The Newcastle Club Down

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There are more details coming out relating to Andy Carroll's assault charges that we all heard about yesterday. Andy Carroll - let himself and the club down badly Andy was granted bail in Hexham but only when he agreed to live with club captain Kevin Nolan in Ponteland for the next three months. When Andy [.

Ryan Taylor And Simpson In Line For Right Back On Saturday

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Newcastle may well have a new player at right back on Saturday, when we play at bottom-placed West Ham United. Ryan Taylor - may get a run-out on Saturday The Newcastle boss is said to be considering a recall for Ryan Taylor or Danny Simpson in the right back position, after James Perch had his [...]


Chris Hughton Still Has To Prove Himself In Premier League

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There was the first report for a while yesterday that the Newcastle manager was in danger of losing his job. Chris Hughton still has to prove himself in Premier League But that's what we all heard yesterday in the Daily Mirror that if Newcastle had been beaten by Wigan on Saturday, Chris would have [.

John Carver Has To Be Favorite To Join Chris Hughton

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It was not a good day for Newcastle United yesterday. John Carver with the great man  popular choice with Newcastle fans First of all we heard exactly what we didn't want to hear, and that was that Andy Carroll had got himself into trouble again with an assault charge in Hexham, this time [...]


Hughton Sack Stories Just Vicious Rumors

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We were surprised to see there is a story in the Daily Mail today saying that if Coloccini hadn't scored that last minute equalizer on Saturday then Chris Hughton could have been sacked as Newcastle manager. Chris Hughton - sack rumors? That would have been very harsh if it had happened but there are definite signs [.

One More Strike And Carroll Should Be Kicked Out Of Newcastle

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As we reported this morning Andy Carroll, Newcastle's England under-21 international, was in front of magistrates again this morning. Andy Carroll - it's weak man who attacks a woman And Andy was granted bail, but only on condition that he moved in to live with Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan,  when he appeared at Tynedale Magistrates' Court [.

Colin Calderwood Leaves Newcastle To Manage Hibernian

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Rather surprising news today that Colin Calderwood has left his position as Assistant Manager at Newcastle United, Â and takes over as manager of Hibernian, in his native Scotland. Chris and Colin - while at Newcastle together Colin Calderwood has been at Newcastle since Joe Kinnear hired him in January of 20009, and that was a [.

James Perch Finding It Hard To Tow The Line At Newcastle

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Newcastle right-back James Perch did not have a good game on Saturday. James Perch - finding it difficult in Premier League In fact James had a bit of a nightmare game, and just couldn't handle former player Charles N'Zogbia, and we have to think Perch was targeted by Wigan manager Roberto Martinez, as the weak [.

Emotional Argentine Captain Dedicates Goal To Late Mother

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Coloccini was certainly emotional after his point saving late goal on Saturday, and now we know there was more behind that than first met the eye. Fab Colloccini - that one's for you mother! In an emotional post-match interview, Coloccini told the Evening  Chronicle: "It was very emotional for me for a lot of different reasons.

Honored Captain Coloccini Delighted With Newcastle Comeback

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Fab Coloccini's equalizer very late in the game on Saturday was a very important goal for Newcastle United. Fabricio Coloccini  yyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!! If that hadn't gone in then Newcastle would have lost their last 3 league games at home, and their last three league games overall, and we're pretty sure the doom and gloom merchants [.

Let’s Give N’Zogbia Credit – He Got The Job Done

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Charles N'Zogbia was never one of our favorites at Newcastle, although the lad was always a good player. Charles N'Zogbia - good game against Newcastle dam it! But he did what footballers are paid to do on Saturday afternoon, when he did his talking on the field, with two very good goals, at least from Wigan's [.

Newcastle United To Host Olympics In 2012

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Newcastle United's famous St James' Park stadium will host six football matches during the 2012 Olympic games. Newcastle United's famous St. James' Park The announcement is that the 52,387 capacity stadium has been chosen as one of six football grounds to host Olympic football games in July and August of 2012.

Newcastle Now Need A Win At West Ham – And That’s Possible

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Newcastle did get two late goals on Saturday to secure an unlikely point, but Chris Hughton will be asking how come Newcastle found  themselves two goals down after just 23 minutes at home. Chris Hughton shown on Saturday defense was frail It was simply another poor St James' Park performance, from the side [.

So Was Kevin Nolan Dropped, Rested Or Injured?

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Chris Hughton supposedly left captain Kevin Nolan out of the line-up on Saturday, because he was carrying a slight ankle injury. Kevin Nolan - rested or dropped? But since Chris played 4-4-2 with Carroll and Lovenkrands up front against Wigan, it was also obvious that the two central midfield players had to be Tiote and [.

Coloccini And Gutierrez Show Dedication to Newcastle

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Did you notice how pumped up Gutiérrez and Coloccini were following Coloccini's  very late equalizer for Newcastle in that 94th minute? Fab Coloccini - after the equalizer Saturday That goal from his fellow Argentine Coloccini saved a point when the defensive mistakes in that first half looked like we would lose our third home game in a row, against a team in [.

Carroll – He’s Done It Again – Charged With Assault

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Something that Newcastle fans hoped they would never hear again, but it looks like Andy Carroll has got himself into trouble again, and has been charged with assault. Andy Carroll - charged with assault again The 21-year-old played for Newcastle in their 2-2 draw against Wigan at the weekend, and will appear before magistrates [.

LuaLua Scores One And Makes One – All In 15 Minutes

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Lua Lua was brought on for Brighton in the last 15 minutes of the game at Charlton Athletic yesterday. LuaLua - 4th goal of the season for Brighton But the 19 year-old Newcastle winger still managed to score another stunning goal from 20 yards out after 81 minutes, and then set up a fourth goal [...]


Home Form And Defense Are Two Problem Areas For Magpies

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The two things that will be worrying the Newcastle fans early in this season is our home form and the Newcastle defense. Sol Campbell - can Sol steady the ship at Newcastle? The home form is almost the opposite of what it was last season when the lads managed to go 26 game at St. [...]


Good News On Ben Arfa Broken Leg

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There is good news today about Ben Arfa's double fracture of his left leg. Ben Arfa leg break is high up that's good news The good news is that the tibia was broken high up, and that will help to ensure there should be no complications in his recovery. If it had been [...]


Hughton Absolutely Delighted With Cheick Tiote

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There's little doubt that one player who seems now to be an absolute bargain for Newcastle is Ivory Coast International Cheick Tiote. Cheick Tiote terrific signing for Newcastle And Chris  Hughton seems to agree there are some similarities between the great Michael Essien of Chelse a, and our own central  midfielder: "There are similarities between [.

Alan Smith Is Simply Not For Sale

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Since Cheick Tiote arrived on Tyneside, Alan Smith has not had much of a look in at Newcastle. Alan Smith he's going nowhere But Hughton still considers Smith to be on of his key players in the squad, and he says there's no way Newcastle will let Smith go. This is what Chris Hughton [...]


With Nile Ranger Newcastle Like What They See

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Nile Ranger is again coming through strongly for Newcastle this season, and Chris Hughton will need to decide how he can get the 19 year-old some games this season. Nile Ranger - in great demand from other clubs Nile appeared some 30 times in the Championship last season, and while still young and having a [.

Wigan Had Only Scored Four Goals All Season

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We're not surprised that boss Chris Hughton says he has concerns after yesterday's 2-2 draw with Wigan Athletic. Chris Hughton we should be beating Wigan Wigan came to Newcastle having scored only four goals all season, and conceded 13, but it took them only 23 minutes to score two goals against a fragile looking Newcastle [.

Coloccini Goal Saves The Doom And Gloom On Tyneside

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Fabricio Coloccini was captain for Newcastle today in the absence of the slightly injured Kevin Nolan. Fab Coloccini seems pleased to have scored So it was fitting that Fab scored his first goal for Newcastle this season, and his third overall,  with almost the very last piece of  action in today's game,  when he [.

Newcastle Could Face Tough Slog This Season

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Shola Ameobi today went joint top scorer at Newcastle, with his 4th goal of the season. Shola congratulated by Carroll after scoring on 72 minutes And Shola played his part well, when he came off the bench after an hour, after the Magpies had gone 2-0 down in the first 23 minutes. Ameobi told Sky [..

Hughton – We Committed Suicide In First Half Today

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Newcastle must stop shooting themselves in the foot at St. James' Park, where today they gave Wigan a 2-0 start, Â with some sloppy defending in the first half. Fab Coloccini - scored 94th minute goal for Newcastle Newcastle as always, came back fighting in the second half, and were rewarded with a point, Â when Argentine [.

Time To Reel In Perch And Throw In Simpson

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Poor James Perch had a terrible game today, and was simply no match for former Newcastle winger Charles N'Zogbia. James Perch not good enough today Charles scored a couple of goals in quick succession in the 22nd and 23rd minutes, the first one was when he comically out jumped both Perch and Williamson on [.

Hughton Speaks To BBC After 2-2 Draw With Wigan – Video

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Chris Hughton is as calm as ever after the game today, and seemed to be quite pleased that Newcastle were able to get a point after being 2-0 down after 23 minutes, and then still 2-1 down in the 4th minute of injury time, when Colo scored the equalizer, and then went crazy with the [...]


Newcastle 2 Wigan 2 – All The Goals – Video

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Newcastle 2 Wigan – Colo’s Injury Time Equalizer Saves Blushes

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Newcastle finally had a little luck today as Coloccini equalized in injury time after Charles N'Zogbia, the former Newcastle winger had scored two goals in two minutes to put Wigan 2-0 up in a dismal first half for Newcastle. Newcastle had made three changes from the team that was beaten 2-1 at Manchester City two [.

Nolan Out – Carroll, Lovenkrands And Guthrie All Start

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As we had surmised earlier today Kevin Nolan has been left out of the side to play Wigan this afternoon. Chris makes three changes to the side that started against Manchester City two weeks ago, and it looks like he has opted to play in an attacking 4-4-2 formation this afternoon, Â and that in itself [.

Shola Ameobi – Andy And I Could Play Well Together

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Shola Ameobi has come out today and said he could paly alongside Andy Carroll up front for Newcastle. Shola Ameobi - That woudl be interesting,ma nd there's a slight chance that could happen today, if Chris opts to field a more attacking 4-4-2 formation against Wigan. The Nigerian born striker told the Evening  Chronicle today: [.

Sol Campbell Could Get First Premier League Start Today

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With two successive league defeats and two successive home defeats, Â Newcastle fans may be due for a bit of a surprise today, and hopefully a decent win. Sol Campbell - first PL start today for Newcastle? Chris Hughton has come out today and said it's not how Wigan play today that will determine the outcome [.

Will Hughton Play 4-4-2 And Drop Kevin Nolan?

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Chris Hughton has turned out to be a really cool character as manager of Newcastle United. Chris Hughton keeps his feet on the ground He's underwhelmed when Newcastle win big, such as the 6-0 win against Aston Villa, and talks about how the team must win the next game. And then when we are [...]


Newcastle Good Enough To Stay Above Relegation Fray

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James Perch is trying to nail down a first team starting position at Newcastle at right back. James Perch we should win today The jury is still out on James, but as far as we are concerned we think it's possible for Perch to make some big improvements in his game, as he gets [...]


Hughton Reevaluates Strategy To Stay In Premier League

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With some surprising results this season in the Premier League, Newcastle manager Chris Hughton may be rethinking Newcastle's method of  avoiding relegation this season. Chris Hughton rethinking survival strategy Th general consensus is that our survival in the league will depend of how we do against other relegation teams this season, both home and [.

Who Are Newcastle’s World Class Players?

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We were very impressed with Wigan manager Roberto Martinez, when he commented on the World Cup over here in the States during the summer, and he came across as a man who really understood the game. Roberto Martinez - praises Newcastle team ethic and world class players We saw on a Wigan blog (Vital Football) [.

Newcastle vs Wigan – Match Preview

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Newcastle have a chance to end their two goal losing streak at home tomorrow against Wigan Athletic. On paper this is a game you would expect Newcastle to win, if the team is to avoid a battle with relegation this season, but of course we said the same thing about Blackpool, who are still odds-on [..

Hatem Ben Arfa A Fantastic Person

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Jonas Gutierrez has come out today and said that 23 year-old Hatem Ben Arfa is a fantastic person. Ben Arfa - out for at least 6 months Jonas made his remarks today as he told the Shields Gazette  there was not much the rest of the Newcastle players can do for Hatem other than to [...]


Tim Krul All Ready For Tomorrow After His Long Travels

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Tim Krul captained the Netherlands U21 side to a 2-0 victory in the Ukraine on Tuesday night,  in their second leg tie of  the Under-21 European Championships knock out round. Tim Krul - ready for Wigan tomorrow But with the Ukraine having won the first leg 3-1, they went through to the finals in Denmark [.

Steve Harper Working Hard To Make Newcastle Return

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Steve Harper war injured in the game at Everton almost four weeks ago. Steve Harper- after receiving his shoulder injury at Goodison Park Steve damaged his left shoulder when he clashed with Everton striker Jermaine Beckford and had to be replaced by 22 year-old Tim Krul, but the lads still went onto win that game [.

No Guarantees At Newcastle For Starting Place

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Chris Hughton has already said it  that no one player at Newcastle is guaranteed a starting position in the first team. Andy Carroll hopes for a starting position tomorrow And of course, Andy,  after scoring 4 gaols in his first 6 league games was benched last time out at Manchester City, and another [.

An Early Look At Newcastle vs Wigan

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Wigan had a terrible start to the season when they conceded ten goals in their opening two games. Tom Cleverley - could make start tomorrow They were hammered in that first game 4-0 at Blackpool, and then visited Champions Chelsea and were smashed 6-0. But they have come back well from those two initial defeats, [.

Shearer Hasn’t Spoken To Ashley Since He Left Newcastle

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Alan Shearer has come out today and said he loved every minute of  football management, while he was at the Newcastle club last year. Alan Shearer - loved every minute of management But he also says he couldn't go back to his home-town club, as long as Mike Ashley is the owner, and admitted the [...

Alan Shearer – No Regrets About Joining Newcastle

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Alan Shearer has today talked at length to the Daily Telegraph. Alan Shearer - no regrets And one of the things he talks about is having dinner with Sir Alex Ferguson a couple of years ago. And they talked about what could have happened if Alan had joined Manchester United in 1996,  instead of  deciding [.

Hughton Still Hopeful Of Steven Taylor Staying On Tyneside

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Chris Hughton is adamant that he will not sell Newcastle defender Steven Taylor in January. Steven Taylor going nowhere in January? But until Taylor signs a new contract at Newcastle, there will be continuing rumors about clubs, such as Everton as just one example, wanting to buy the former England Under-21 captain.

Hughton Says Sol Campbell Still A Fabulous Player

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has today talked about center-back Sol Campbell, who is itching for another start at Newcastle, and Chris only says good things about the former England great. Sol Campbell - still a great player, says Hughton The 36-year-old former England international has 73 caps and 638 first class appearances, with two of [.

Ashley Right To Follow Arsenal Model – Magpies On Upward Track

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Arsene Wenger often boasts about the financial stability that he has helped build at the Emirates Stadium, and it's becoming clear the financial model Arsenal have in place is an excellent one. Mike Ashley with manager Chris Hughton at the Benton training grounds It's not often you hear of Wenger going into the transfer market [.

Ranger Could Have Had 6 Yesterday And Tends To Be Lazy

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Both Peter Beardsley and Nile Ranger were interviewed on Newcastle United TV, following the amazing 3-2 win by Newcastle Reserves at Blackpool yesterday. Peter Beardsley Nile needs to be less lazy at times Nile scored two good goals in the last 20 minutes to see Newcastle come from 2-0 down after 61 minutes to [.

Beardsley – Danny Simpson A Much Better Player Than I Realized

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Danny Simpson has another excellent game for Newcastle Reserves yesterday at Bloomfield Road. Danny Simpson another excellent game for Reserves yesterday And after the Reserves came back from 2-0 down at Blackpool after 61 minutes to win 3-2, Reserve team manager  Peter Beardsley confessed that he didn't realize Danny Simpson was such a good [.

Andy Carroll Could Get England Chance Against France

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It seems that Andy Carroll will have a good chance of making his debut for England next month when England play France in a friendly at Wembley. England manager Capello will play some youngsters against France Fabio Capello talked about Andy Carroll today: "He has to play. The last game he didn't." It's interesting [.

DeJong Cannot Fathom Criticism – To Retire From Dutch Side?

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Nigel Dejong of Manchester City is considering retiring from International football after being dropped from the Holland squad, Â as punishment for his wild challenge that left Newcastle's Hatem Ben Arfa's left leg in pieces. Ben Arfa being stretchered off Holland coach, Bert van Marwijk, told DeJong he was not needed when he arrived at [.

Hughton – Carroll Has Tough Competition To Make England Side

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It seems that Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is fine that Andy Carroll is not yet playing for England. Andy Carroll Newcastle is his priority Of course we found out with Michael Owen, Â that whenever he went to play for England, he more often than not came back injured, Â and it was obvious that Michael's [.

Hughton Considers Playing 4-4-2 On Saturday

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Chris Hughton has a number of selection posers for the game against Wigan at St. James' Park on Saturday. Peter Lovenkrands haven't seen much of Peter yet this season He has three in-form center-backs in Campbell, Williamson and Coloccini form which to choose the two that will start, and up front he has both [.

Surgeon Believes Ben Arfa Will Be As Good As Ever

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Ben Arfa's injury has brought into a question a number of  questions at Newcastle. Ben Arfa - should be as good as ever when he recovers Will the player ever be as good as he was, and where does his long term injury leave his possible permanent transfer to Newcastle? Apparently the option to buy [..

Hughton Confident He Still Has Enough Creativity At Newcastle

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Chris Hughton seems convinced that Newcastle have enough quality in their side this season, even without Hatem Ben Arfa, to be able to avoid relegation. Chris Hughton confident he has enough creativity in side Chris seemed confident this morning, as he talked about the creative players he has in his squad apart from the 23 [.

Newcastle To Raid Swindon Again For Promising Youngster?

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Newcastle are reported to be tracking 19 year-old Swindon defender Sean Morrison. Sean Morrison Swindon's 19 year old center-back The Plymouth-born youngster was signed from his home town club in the summer of 2007, and has so far made 46 appearances for Swindon with 4 goals, and he also made 8 appearances while on [.

Ranger Scores Two In Amazing Reserves 3-2 Come-Back Win

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It seems that the Newcastle Reserve side are taking a cure from the first team in their never-say-die attitude. Nile Ranger two late goals for the Reserves in 3-2 win The Reserves beat Blackpool 3-2 at Bloomfield Road this afternoon after coming back from being two goals down after 66 minutes. Goals from the [.

Hughton Happy At Newcastle – Can Take Club Much Further

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Chris Hughton has said today he is very happy at Newcastle, and would sign a new contract at the club, if  it was offered to him. Chris Hughton can take Newcastle further than they are right now Chris' contract runs out next summer, along with that of his able Scottish assistant Colin Calderwood, and [.

Ben Arfa In Good Spirits – Magpies May Press Claims Further

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Chris Hughton has said today that 23 year-old Hatem Ben Arfa remains in good spirits, and is pressing on with his rehabilitation. Ben Arfa we all want to see more of these fantastic goals Hatem has traveled to Tunisia to spend some time with his family, and then the plan is for him to [...]


Newcastle Must Start Beating Relegation Favorites At Home

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Newcastle  play Wigan on Saturday, and will hope to end their two game losing streak in the league and their two game losing streak at home, against one of the top two relegation favorites. Chris Hughton - can't take anything for granted Wigan are at evens to be relegated by betting firm William Hill this season, [.

Guthrie Likely Top Be On bench For Wigan game

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Newcastle manager Hughton has yet to make a decision on whether Danny Guthrie is ready to make his return against Wigan on Saturday. Danny Guthrie uncertain whether he'll make bench on Saturday Danny is returning from his knee injury, and he was not included in the Reserve team squad that will meet Blackpool at [.

American Owners Lose Liverpool Case In High Court

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A judge has this morning ruled against the current Liverpool owners in a High Court decision involving Liverpool FC. Tom Hicks loses case in High Court Judge Christopher Floyd at 10:30 am this morning in London, Â ruled that Liverpool's American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett have no legal power to stop the sale [.

Simpson In Reserves Squad At Blackpool – But No Guthrie

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Danny Simpson as expected is included in thje Newcastle's Reserve team which will play Blackpool at Bloomfield Road this afternoon a 3:00 pm KO. Danny Simpson - will play for Reserves this afternoon But Danny Guthrie, who played the whole game last Tuesday for the Reserrves is not included in the squad, and it [.

Central Defensive Poser For Hughton Against Wigan

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Newcastle center-back Mike Williamson has said he will have no qualms about playing alongside former England defender Campbell at the heart of the Magpies' defense. Mike Williamson comfortable playing with Sol Campbell And it could be that Campbell will push his way to a start on Saturday at home to Wigan after he played [.

Edmundson Stars In Faroe Islands Draw With Northern Ireland

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Newcastle striker Jóan Símun Edmundsson played last night against Northern Ireland for the Faroe Islands, who almost brought off a surprise win. Jóan Símun Edmundsson - played in 1-1 draw last night The Faroe Islands playing at home, went ahead after 61 minutes with a goal from Christian Holst, after they had hardly been out [.

Dan Gosling Will Seem Like A New Signing In January

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Dan Gosling is apparently coming along very nicely with his recovery, from the ACL knee injury he suffered last March, playing for Everton against Wolves. Dan Gosling on track to be fit for January Hughton talked about the 20 year-old, who was signed on a  free transfer from Everton in the summer:: "Dan's rehab [.

Krul Captains Dutch U21s Tonight – Let’s Hope He Stays Fit

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Newcastle number one goalkeeper Tim Krul is in action tonight in the UEFA Under-21 European qualifying play-off for Holland against the Ukraine. Tim Krul - captains Dutch U21 team tonight And while Newcastle manager Chris Hughton hasn't got many players away this week on International duty, Â Tim Krul is a very important player for the [.

Andy Carroll Seems Completely Dedicated To Newcastle

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Andy Carroll will not be in action tonight for either the full England side against Montenegro at Wembley, or the U21 side who play their second play-off game in  Romania. Andy Carroll only interested in what he does for Newcastle Carroll has been in the headlines more than ever this seaosn, after his good [.

Newcastle Battle Arsenal For Top Portuguese Youngster

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Portugal's 18 year-old top youngster Ruben Pinto, is reportedly on Arsenal manager's Arsene Wenger's wanted list. Ruben Pinto in big demand by top clubs The Daily Mail this morning is claiming the Benfica youngster is now being tracked by Arsene Wenger and the London club had  scouts watch him last night, when he played [.

Referee Halsey Has Shown Tremendous Courage In Last Year

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Mark Halsey will be the referee at St. James' Park this Saturday when the lads take on Wigan Athletic. Mark Halsey - has shown tremendous courage in last year And while it's not often that we profile a referee, Mark has shown he is a really special guy, with his fantastic and courageous fight against [.

Chris Hughton Gives Us Stability – Jonas Gutierrez

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Jonas Gutierrez has come out today and said it's the stability at the Newcastle club that will help the side this season, as they fight to stay in England's top division. Jonas Gutierrez Chris Hughton gives us stability Of course in the relegation season everything possible seemed to go wrong that could go wrong, [.

FA To Take No Action On DeJong – What A Surprise!

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As we just knew they would, the English Football Association have told Newcastle United that no further action will be taken against Manchester City midfielder Nigel DeJong, following the tackle that broke Hatem Ben Arfa's leg in two places. Ben Arfa - after DeJong had finished with him FA Officials have formally replied to Newcastle's [.

Why Not Start Both Carroll And Ameobi Up Front Against Wigan?

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The Newcastle squad returned to training this morning in earnest, ready for what's turning out to be a battle for points against Wigan Athletic at home on Saturday afternoon. Chris Hughton - how do you do this again? Wigan have 8 points, one more than Newcastle after the first 7 league games, so Newcastle can [.

Two Danny Boys To Get Reserves Run-Out Wednesday

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Newcastle Reserves will travel to Bloomfield Road on Wednesday, Â and it would seem like both Danny Guthrie and Danny Simpson will get full games in that fixture. Danny Guthrie - in action against Aston Villa Reserves last Tuesday Guthrie played the full 90 minutes in the Reserves' draw with Aston Villa last Tuesday afternoon at [.

Coloccini Fit For Wigan – Selection Poser For Hughton

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Argentine defender Fabricio Coloccini will return to training this morning, after pulling his groin in the last game at Eastlands, when he had to be replaced by Sol Campbell in the first half of that game. Fab Coloccini - back in training today And the good news is that now he will be available to face [.

Hughton Question – What To Do With Xisco?

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The 24-year-old Spanish U21 striker Xisco, who was brought into Newcastle by Dennis Wise two years ago for a massive £5.7M is finding it hard to get a game at Newcastle once again. Xisco - finding it hard to get a game on Tyneside Xisco will get another chance with the Reserves at Bloomfield [...]


Newcastle Again Linked With Wolves’ Midfielder Jones

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It's not the first time that Newcastle have been linked with Wolves' central midfielder David Jones. David Jones Newcastle interested in central midfielder? News today that Newcastle United are interested in Wolves midfielder David Jones, with interest also being shown by Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers.

Shane Ferguson Learning From Superb Jose Enrique

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Newcastle's 19 year-old left back Shane Ferguson has already played once for the Northern Ireland side. Shane Ferguson - up and coming player at Newcastle And the way he has played at left back for Newcastle this season, it would not be surprising if he is called into the Northern Ireland squad again.

Perch Soon Under Pressure For Newcastle Right Back Spot

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James Perch's former manager at Nottingham Forest has come out and talked about his former player, and thinks he can be a success at Newcastle United. James Perch can he make it big at Newcastle? James was bought from Nottingham Forest for something like a little over £1M in the summer, and of course [.

Keane In Blow-Up With Redknapp – On His Way To Newcastle?

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Robbie Keane has probably moved closer to leaving the Tottenham club in January, Â after it has been revealed that he had a dressing room row with his manager Harry Redknapp. Robbie Keane - on loan to Newcastle in January? But the news is old in that the row occurred after the 1-0 loss at West [...]


Marseilles Announce Legal Action Against Nigel DeJong

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News this afternoon that Ben Arfa's club Marseilles, may sue Manchester City midfielder Nigel DeJong, over the tackle that resulted in a double leg fracture for the 23 year-old, who is on loan at Newcastle United. Hatem Ben Arfa in better times at Newcastle The incident has been in all the papers in Europe [.

New Stability At Newcastle Is Exactly What The Club Needed

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Since Chris Hughton came in as manager just before July 1st last year, Newcastle have started to get headlines from where they should be getting them - on the field of play. Chris Hughton - has brought stability and some success to Newcastle And when things have gone wrong like in times gone by, for [.

Ben Arfa Transfer Completely Up To Newcastle

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Ben Arfa's agent and advisor Simon Stainrod has made it very clear today that the ball is in Newcastle court, on whether they sign Ben Arfa or not. Ben Arfa - taking oxygen as he was stretchered off with broken leg There is still the decision to be made on whether to turn the Ben [...]


Newcastle’s Response To Ben Arfa Injury Has Been Pure Class

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Ben Arfa's agent and adviser Simon Stainrod has talked to the Sunday Sun today, and has said that Newcastle's response to Ben Arfa's broken leg has been pure class, and that he can't praise them enough. Ben Arfa - in action against Everton Stainrod told the Sunday Sun today: "Hatem is not the kind of [.

Joe Kinnear Would Love To Return To Newcastle

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News today in the Sunday Sun, that former manager Joe Kinnear would love to return to St. James' Park and Newcastle United, a club he still raves about. Joe Kinnear wants a return to Newcastle Former Newcastle and Sunderland player Mick Harford played in a charity cricket match with Kinnear at Lord's two weeks [.

Nile Ranger Wanted By Middlesbrough In Loan Deal

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News in the Sunday Sun this morning that Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan would like to take striker Nile Ranger on loan. Nile Ranger after scoring at Stanford Bridge last month Middlesbrough have not made a good start to the season, and are in 18th position in the Championship after 10 games, with just 11 [.

Kazenga LuaLua Scores Again For Brighton In 1-1 Draw

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Newcastle's Kazenga LuaLua got his third goal for Brighton in yesterday's 1-1 draw at home to Bournemouth. Kazenga LuaLua in acion against Bournemouth yesterday LuLua's goal came on 61 minutes with a terrific 25 yard drive from the 19 year-old, and it wasn't until the second minute of injury time that Bournemouth rather dramatically [.

Hughton To Persuade Steven Taylor To Sign New Contract

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There was news last week that Celtic wanted to take Steven Taylor on loan in January, and there is news today that Liverpool manager, Roy Hodgson, will try to sign the player for £4M in January for The Reds. Chris Hughton wants to tie down Taylor at Newcastle good But not if Newcastle manager [.

Liverpool After Steven Taylor In January For £4M

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As long as Steven Taylor does not sign the contract that is awaiting his signature at Newcastle United, there will be rumors galore that he will leave the Tyneside club  in January. Steven Taylor if he doesn't sign new contract he'll leave in January If it becomes obvious that Steven is planning to [.

Newcastle Interested In Free Agent Niko Kranjcar

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A report in the News Of The World today that Newcastle are after Spurs winger Niko Kranjcar in January. Niko Kranjcar - Newcastle interested in Croation International Of course this report comes after an interview with Newcastle manager Chris Hughton on Thursday who said he would not be making any moves at all in the [.

Hughton – Terrific News That Andy Signed On For 5 Years

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Newcastle manager has talked today about how delighted he is that 21 year-old Andy Carroll has signed a new five year deal for his home town club. Chris Hughton delighted that Andy signed up for 5 years The Gateshead-born striker said the deal was all he ever wanted and that Newcastle United was the [.

Football Thug DeJong Hasn’t Made Contact With Ben Arfa

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Nigel DeJong is yet to even contact Ben Arfa after last Sunday's broken leg episode. Ben Arfa - no contact at all from DeJong the thug And today, Ben Arfa's representative, Simon Stainrod, has said the news of  a few days ago that Ben Arfa refused to see DeJong are just not true.dismissed reports the [.

Guthrie Faces Tough Time To Get Playing Time At Newcastle

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Danny Guthrie is getting fit again and played the full game last Tuesday,  when Newcastle Reserves drew with Aston Villa 0-0 at Benton. Danny Guthrie almost fit again But since he's come back Danny will see his chances of securing a central midfield position even more difficult now, with Ivory Coast International making a great [.

Does Steven Taylor Want To Stay At Newcastle?

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There is news that Glasgow Celtic want to take Steven Taylor on loan to the SPL in January. Steven Taylor what are his plans? The interest from up north is probably coming from former Newcastle coach and local lad Alan Thomson, who joined Neil Lennon at the Celtic club in the summer. The worrying [.

Alan Shearer – Andy Carroll Still On Steep Learning Curve

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Good news last night that Andy Carroll has signed a new 5 year contract at Newcastle. Alan Shearer while briefly manager at Newcastle last year And the great Alan Shearer has talked today about the 21 year-old striker, and we're sure Alan could pass on a few hints to the still learning (and improving) [.

Shola Ameobi Remains An Enigma At Newcastle

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Andy Carroll, after signing his new five year contract yesterday, may still find himself on the bench next Saturday when Newcastle entertain Wigan Athletic at St. James' Park, in an important game. Shola Ameobi likely to keep place against Wigan Shola is a product of the Newcastle Youth system, and has been a bit [.

Great News – Carroll Signs 5 Year Deal At Newcastle United

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Good news tonight that Andy Carroll has signed a new five-year contract to keep him at St James' Park until at least 2015. Andy Carroll - after scoring at Wolves The Gateshead-born striker told the Newcastle official website: "All I have ever wanted to do is play for Newcastle United. That's been the case since [.

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With Sol Campbell – Form Is Temporary – Class Is Permanent

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Former Newcastle striker Les Ferdinand, always welcome at the Newcastle club, has come out today and paid some huge compliments to his former England team-mate Sol Campbell. Sol Campbell in action at Eastlands And one of the things Les has said about the 36 year-old is that he could still be playing when he's 40, [.

FIFA Official Concerned About Criminal Acts In Football

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Ben Arfa's broken leg has today drawn criticism from a FIFA official, as the inquest into the Frenchman's horrific injury seems to widen in scope. Dr. Michael D'Hooghe seen with UEFA Presdient Michel Platini Indeed today a senior FIFA Executive Committee member, Belgian Michel D'Hooghe, who is also chairman of FIFA's medical committee, said he knew of [.

Don’t Worry About Home Form – It’s Still Early Days

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Most Newcastle fans have been disappointed in losing the last two home games against Blackpool, still the odds-on favorites to be relegated this season, and Stoke City. Chris Hughton - not worried about home form And it's even harder to take, when we amazingly won our first home game 6-0 against now 8th placed Aston [.

Murphy Blasts British Managers Allardyce, Pulis And McCarthy

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It seems that DeJong's wild tackle on Ben Arfa, which was judged a fair tackle and broke the Frenchman's leg in two places, is starting to reverberate around the halls of football. Danny Murphy  - blasts three British managers And today Fulham's Danny Murphy has come out said he blames three Premier League managers specifically for the rough play that now [.

Ben Arfa Refuses To Meet With DeJong In Manchester

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The news is coming through today that Newcastle United's Hatem Ben Arfa refused to see Nigel De Jong,  while he was in the Manchester Infirmary, after the Dutchman broke his leg last Sunday with a wild tackle. Nigel DeJong - the man in the dock It turns out that representatives from Eastlands contacted Ben Arfa's management [.

The Long And Winding Road Back For Ben Arfa – Tough

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Chris Hughton has rightly said this morning that the toughest days for Hatem Ben Arfa are still ahead of him. Hatem Ben Arfa - before his broken leg And the biggest test will be with the mental strain that comes with rehabilitation, as it is tough to have to wait so long to get back [...]


Ben Arfa Has A Passion For Newcastle

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It is looking like Newcastle are likely to sign Ben Arfa at the end of the season, once he is fit again, even though he will not have played the specified  number of games, thought to be 25, in the loan deal agreed with Marseilles. Ben Arfa - scoring his first ever goal for the [...]


Hughton Adamant No New Players Will Arrive In January

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When you stick your neck out,  there is always a possibility you can get your head chopped off. Chris Hughton no transfer dealings in January And with Chris Hughton's announcement today that he will not be going into the transfer market in January, that kind of  blows are hopes that the Newcastle scouts would be out [.

Steven Taylor Dying To Play Again For Newcastle – Good

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Steven Taylor has given a revealing interview today to the local Shields Gazette, and see if you can see any glimmers at all that this local lad ever wants to leave the Newcastle United club. Steven Taylor dying to be back for Newcastle The 24 year-old has had a terribly unlucky year and [...]


Kevin Nolan – Ben Arfa Is In Good Spirits

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Kevin Nolan has said today that his team-mate Hatem Ben Arfa is not feeling too down in the dumps –at the moment. Ben Arfa in action against Everton Kevin told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast today: "We're absolutely gutted what's happened with the start he had but that's football unfortunately" "I've not managed to speak [.

Former Referee Tries To Defend Atkinson – But It’s Difficult

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Newcastle United will be writing to the Professional Game Match Officials (PGMOL) board this week with a strongly-worded letter to  protest about the handling of their game at Eastlands by referee Martin Atkinson. Martin Atkinson under fire for incompetent handling of Eastland's game Former top referee Keith Hackett, who is now 66,  stepped down [.

Ameobi Wants To Play Week In Week Out For Magpies

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Shola Ameobi has been in good form lately and he was rewarded for that by displacing young Andy Carroll  in Newcastle's starting line-up at Eastlands on Sunday. Shola's in there somewhere after scoring winner at Chelsea what a goal! Ameobi believes that if he can get a prolonged run in the side, it [.

Ben Arfa To Convalesce In Both France And Newcastle

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Chris Hughton has said that Ben Arfa will recover from his broken leg in both France and Newcastle, as he starts the long trek back to playing for Newcastle United once again. Ben Arfa what a goal what a memory! It seems normal that the youngster will want to spend some time at [...]


Manchester City Now Want Carroll – Haven’t Spent Enough Yet

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You would think that when Manchester City have spent over £400M on new players in the last couple of years, their team building would be complete don't bet on it. Andy Carroll - now wanted by Eastlands club News today that Roberto Mancini is drawing up a short list of players he still wants [...]


Simpson Recovering From The Worst Injury Of His Career

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As we mentioned yesterday, Danny Simpson is getting close to being fit again for selection in the Newcastle first team squad. Danny Simpson will soon be match fit Danny had a 75 minute run out in the Reserves 0-0 draw against Aston Villa on Tuesday night, and is due to the play the whole game [...

Hughton – Andy Carroll Is Learning All The Time

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The Newcastle manager Chris Hughton does not think number 9 striker Andy Carroll is too upset about being left out of the full England squad for the game with Montenegro next Tuesday night. Andy Carroll - not too disappointed at not being in England squad Chris Hughton is adamant that all his players, and especially the [.

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Newcastle Scouts Move Into Overdrive – Three Players Tracked?

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We have no doubt that following Ben Arfa's injury last Sunday, Â the Newcastle scouts will be out there in full force, lining up some new players for the January transfer window. Papa Waigo N'Diaye are Newcastle interested? Of course it will be hard to replace Ben Arfa this season, and we'll lose points because [.

Danny Simpson Ready To Take Right Back Spot

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There was good news last night as both Danny Guthrie and Danny Simpson had their first run-outs of the season for the Reserves, after both have finally returned from injury. Danny Simpson glad to be back Simpson said today. "I'm just buzzing to be back, and hopefully I can kick on from here," "I've [.

Shane Ferguson Will Start To Push Enrique For Left-Back

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If the performance of Shane Ferguson at Chelsea is anything to go by, this 19 year-old will soon be pressing Jose Enrique for the left back position at Newcastle. Shane Ferguson - up and coming youngster at Newcastle Shane has probably now moved ahead of Tamas Kadar as the player who would come in for [.

Ben Arfa Move To Newcastle In Doubt

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Marseilles manager Didier Deschamps has today said that Hatem Ben Arfa's move to Newcastle United has been thrown into doubt by the double fracture of his lower left leg. Ben Arfa Newcastle future now in doubt A clause had been written into the 23-year-old loan agreement that would have forced a permanent move to [.

Mancini Sorry For Ben Arfa But Defends De Jong

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One of the reasons that Newcastle have appealed to the English FA about the tackle that broke Ben Arfa's leg on Sunday was they had recieved no communication ta ll form the Mancshester City club. Roberto mancini But today manager Roberto Mancini has offered his condolencies to the player. Mancini told Gazzetta dello Sport: "I [.

Newcastle Becoming More Popular On TV

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With some of the gutsy performances Newcastle have put in so far this season, it's hardly surprising they are getting more of their games shown live on TV. And it turns out that the KO times of three of  the club's future PL games have been moved for live broadcast on TV. Newcastle's visit to [...]


Newcastle Interested In Elmander – But Larsson Is Better Bet

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I just got news tonight form my next door neighbor Mats, who is Swedish, that Newcastle United are considering a move for Bolton striker Johan Elmander, when the transfer window reopens in January. Johan Elmander - contract runs out next summer Elmander joined Bolton for what, at the time, seemed a really high transfer fee [.

Guthrie And Simpson Get Good Run-Out For Reserves

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Both Danny Guthrie and Danny Simpson had very good games for the Newcastle Reserve side last night at the Benton training grounds in the 0-0 draw with Aston Villa. Danny Guthrie - in action last night notice Chris Hughton on the touchline Guthrie played the whole 90 minutes and was industrious and looked good [.

Newcastle Protest To FA – But Don’t Expect Any Joy

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Ben Arfa after he had broken his leg in two places The Newcastle United club have called on the English Football Association to take action against the Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong, for his wild tackle which left Hatem Ben Arfa with a double leg fracture of his lower left leg on Sunday Afternoon.

Ben Arfa Humbled By Overwhelming Newcastle Fan Support

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Hatem Ben Arfa has been buoyed by the support of the Newcastle fans, after officials of the famous club informed the player of the hundreds of get well messages and cards that have so far received for him,  since he was injured on Sunday afternoon. Hatem Ben Arfa being carried of on Sunday at Eastlands [.

Sami Nasri Slams English Referees For Not Protecting Players

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Samir Nasri has spoken out in support of his compatriot Ben Arfa today. Sami Nasri slams English referee Martin Atkinson And has slammed referee Martin Atkinson for not even booking De Jong for the challenge indeed it wasn't even thought to be foul by the English referee. Nasri told the French Daily L'Equipe [.

Hughton Visits Ben Arfa In Manchester – Lad In Good Spirits

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A certain 23 year-old French footballer is currently in the hearts and minds of Newcastle fans all around the world. Ben Arfa - first and only goal so far for Newcastle United And they will be pleased to know that the Frenchman is in good spirits in spite of the terrible double break [...]


Carroll Better And More Talented Than Emile Heskey

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Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan has come out today with some wise and reassuring words for 21 year-old Newcastle number 9 striker Andy Carroll. Kevin Nolan in action against Stoke City This is what Kevin told the Evening Chronicle today about Andy potentially one day playing for England: "I'm sure he wouldn't let his country [.

Jose Enrique Calls For Ban On Manchester Wild Man DeJong

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Newcastle left back Jose Enrique has come out today and said that Manchester City wild man DeJong should be banned because of his  criminal tackle on Ben Arfa on Sunday. Jose Enrique  ban the wild man of Manchester Jose seems really incensed about the tackle, and has called on DeJong to be banned until Ben [.

Please Send Your Message Of Support To Hatem Ben Arfa

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Not One Player Guaranteed Starting Position At Newcatsle

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Andy Carroll he is not guaranteed to get his place straight back for the game at home to Wigan a week come Saturday. Andy Carroll - congratulates Tim Krul at Everton But there again manager Chris Hughton has made it clear that not one player on Tyneside is guaranteed a starting position in the team [.

Williamson – Referee’s Decisions Cost Us The Game

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Mike Williamson has come out today and talked about the penalty decision against him, which was one of referee Martin Atkinson's mistakes in Sunday's game at Eastlands, that allowed the home side, and the richest club in the world,  to take all 3 points. Mike Williamson challenges James Milner on Sunday This is what Mike told [.

The Loss Of Ben Arfa A Massive Blow To Newcastle

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Ben Arfa's injury has severely dampened the mood of Newcastle supporters, since his horrible injury after just 4 minutes in Sunday's  game at Eastlands. Hatem Ben Arfa- in happier times And the more we see DeJong's crazy tackles where he took the ball and the man in a terrible lunging tackle,  the more we wonder how he [.

Andy Carroll Left Out – Robert Green Back In England Squad

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After all the fuss about Andy Carroll getting a full England call-up, Â he has been left out so why was he not included in the England U-21 squad? Andy Carroll left out of full England and U21 squads 33 year-old Bolton Wanderers striker Kevin Davies has been picked by England for the first [...]


Ben Arfa Operation Successful – Hughton Devastated

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Good news today that Newcastle United new play-maker Hatem Ben Arfa has come through a successful operation on the broken leg he suffered in the club's defeat to Manchester City yesterday. Ben Arfa successful operation today in Manchester This is what has been put up on Newcastle's official web site: ============ Following Hatem Ben [.

Carlos Tevez Impressed With Newcastle Performance

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Jonas Gutierrez scored a great goal yesterday in the first half  against Manchester City, and believes Newcastle should have picked up at least a  point. Jonas Gutierrez after scoring yesterday After speaking with his fellow Argentinian Carlos Tevez, Gutierrez told the Evening Chronicle: "Carlos was impressed.

Hughton’s Game Plan Almost Worked Well Yesterday

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Newcastle played as well as they did at Everton yesterday, when they played Manchester City at Eastlands, but have nothing, zilch, zero  to show for their gutsy performance. Chris Hughton - Newcastle so unlucky yesterday Chris talked about Newcastle's performance at Eastlands yesterday: "We knew how tough it would be with the quality they've got – [.

Ben Arfa – I’ll Be Back For The Brilliant Newcastle Fans

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Hatem Ben Arfa  was due to undergo surgery in Manchester today after suffering a bad injury of his lower left leg. Hatem Ben Arfa - taken off yesterday waves to brilliant Newcastle fans And Ben Arfa was able to talk to the Evening Chronicle today: "I'll be back. I will be working hard to play [..

A Quick Review Of Newcastle’s Season So Far

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Newcastle have now played 7 league games this season and have 7 points, but we should probably had more points than that with just a little bit of luck. Chris Hughton - we think the lads have done OK so far this seaosn The only game that Newcastle have not had a decent chance of [...]


DeJong Dropped from Holland Side Following Ben Arfa Injury

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Nigel de Jong has been dropped for Holland's upcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers against Sweden and Moldova. Dutch manager Van Marwijk said in the Algemeen Dagblad newspaper today. "I just informed the squad and told them I saw no other possibility," "I've seen the pictures back," "It was a wild and unnecessary offence.

Manchester City 2 Newcastle 1 – Video Highlights

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For those of you who haven't yet seen the game yesterday here are the video highlights. Play all videos to get different views of the goals. Manchester City 2 Newcastle 1 Tweet This Post


Yesterday Could Be Fateful Day For Newcastle

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Yesterday's game could be a significant one in the season for Newcastle United. Jonas Gutierrez after scoring great goal yesterday That's bcause not only did they lose the game, their second league defeat in a row,  but they have lost one of their star players, Hatem Ben Arfa, probably for the rest of the season.

Hatem Ben Arfa Vows To Fight Back From Adversity

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Ben Arfa's agent has this morning said that the Newcastle winger has vowed to fight back from the double leg break he suffered at Manchester City yesterday. Hatem Ben Arfa being carried off yesterday The 23-year-old midfielder was stretchered off at Eastlands on Sunday after a strong challenge from Nigel De Jong during the [.

Newcastle Have Had No Luck – No Luck At All

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Newcastle were beaten yesterday at Eastlands as was expected, but they put in a great shift and but for two penalty decisions by the hapless referee, Martin Atkinson, they would have come away with at least a point. Chris Hughton - had lots of reasons to do this yesterday Add to the defeat the fact that [.

Newcastle Reported After QPR Play-Maker In January

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With the long term injury to Hatem Ben Arfa and Newcastle's current position in 5th bottom place in the Premier League, Newcastle will again delve into the transfer market for reinforcements in January. Adel Taarabt 21 year-old QPR play-maker The very last thing Newcastle want is another relegation season, and while we don't think that [.

Ban Arfa Has Double Fracture Of The Leg – Out For Many Months

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As we all had expected, it's really bad news for French winger Ben Arfa, as he was harshly tackled by DeJong in the 4th minute of the game at Eastlands this afternoon. Ben Arfa - waves as he is stretchered off this afternoon It looks like he's suffered a double fracture of his left lower [...]


Chris Hughton Furious Over Penalty Decisions

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This game boiled down to referee Martin Atkinson and two dreadful penalty decisions, one that went against Newcastle that he gave, and one that went against Newcastle that he didn't give. Ben Arfa waves to Newcastle fans as he is stretchered off this afternoon And it really seems there is mounting  evidence in these [.

Chris Hughton Bemoans Dreadful Penalty Decisions – VIDEO

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Chris Hughton Interview With the BBC after the game today Tweet This Post


Newcastle Have No Luck And Go Down 2-1

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It was a game of penalty decisions when Carlos Tevez got a penalty after 18 minutes when he was supposed to have been brought down by Mike Williamson, yet in the second half, when Ameobi was brought down by Lescott Newcastle didn't get the penalty. Manchester City must have been playing at home today.

More Bad News As Ben Arfa Has Suspected Broken Leg

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Newcastle fans had a  double whammy this afternoon, because not only did they lose a close game at Manchester City 2-1, but it looks like their star winger Hatem Ben Arfa may have suffered a broken leg and could be out for months. Ben Arfa got his injury after just 2 minutes in the game [...]


Andy Carroll Dropped By Newcastle For Eastlands Game

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Surprisingly, Andy Carroll has been left out of Newcastle United's starting line-up for this afternoon's game at Manchester City. Andy Carroll is on the bench this afternoon for the important game at Eastlands, and we have to think that Shola Ameobi has been impressive in training this week. He certainly had a great game in [.

Hughton Upset Over Shay Given – Red Devils Interested?

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Newcastle United boss Chris Hughton say that he is upset for Shay Given, with his current problems at Manchester City. Shay Given - backing up Joe Hart now at Eastlands not what he expected We're sure when Shay was signed for  £7M from Newcastle in January of last year, after spending 12 good years [.

Messi Compliments “Fighting” Newcastle United

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The great Lionel Messi has complimented Newcastle United today, by saying they are a great fighting side. Lionel Messi Newcastle always pout up a good fight This is what Lionel Messi said yesterday: "The great thing about both Jonas and Colo is, like Newcastle, they always seem to put up a good fight.

Joey Barton Has Chance To Shine At Eastlands Today

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Joey Barton left Manchester City in the summer after he had been involved with a punch-up with  Frenchman Ousmane Dabo, and then City manager Stuart Pearce was keen to get rid of him from the Eastlands club. Joey Barton - has done well recently at Newcastle Joey was signed for £5.8M from City by big Sam Allardyce, but he's [.

Will Carroll-Pearce Spat Threaten Andy’s England Place?

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We saw the news last night that Stuart Pearce was not pleased with the way Andy Carroll pulled out of the England U21 side over the last International break. Andy Carroll - spat with Pearce during last International break As you may remember Andy had an ankle injury at the time, and was told that [..

Kevin Keegan Talks Again About Newcastle United

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Former Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan is now a pundit at the American Sports channel ESPN, who now broadcasting the Premier League games, having taken over from the bankrupt Setanta Sports last March. Chris and Kevin while Keegan was Newcastle manager No grey hair for Chris then And it's not surprising that Kevin has been [.

Ryan Taylor Talks About Leaving Newcastle

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We've mentioned for a while now that if Ryan Taylor doesn't  get more playing time at  Newcastle, he will probably want to leave for pastures anew, and there'll be quite a few PL clubs that will want to take him. Ryan Taylor after scoring great goal at Chelsea Ryan has come out today and said [.

Getting Relegated Did Newcastle A World Of Good

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Ryan Taylor is one of the players who wants to play a lot more for Newcastle United, than he's played so far this season. Ryan Taylor team spirit at Newcastle is great right now But today Ryan has come out and said the team spirit at the Newcastle club is the best he's ever [...]


Manchester City vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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After last Sunday's poor performance in the second half Newcastle fans will be hoping the lads can get a point at Eastlands tomorrow, but that will be very difficult. Newcastle are currently in 14th position and a defeat tomorrow will put the side a little lower and will put lots of pressure on the team [.

Hughton Wants Newcastle More Professional And Consistent

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James Milner will be in the Manchester City side tomorrow, and is now at Eastlands, after first leaving the Newcastle club for Aston Villa in August of 2008. James Milner - while at Newcastle James was signed from his home town club Leeds United by the great Bobby Robson, in the summer of 2004, and [.

Keegan – Carroll One Of The Best Headers Of Ball Ever

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Kevin Keegan has been talking about Newcastlr today, and he has fiven his opionion of 21 year-old Andy Carroll. As Chris Hughton continues to say, Andy Carroll is still learning his trade, even though he may be inlcuded in the England squad for the game aganist Montenegro on October 12th. Kevin gave Carroll his very [.

Williamson Glad Sol Campbell Arrived At Newcastle

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Newcastle center-back Mike Williamson could turn out to be one of Newcastle's best ever signings. Mike Williamson in action against Wayne Rooney Mike cost a paltry £1M when the Tyneside club rescued him in January from his plight at Portsmouth, who are now 4th bottom of the Championship, after 9 games.

Keegan – Chris Hughton Has Done Fantastic Job At Newcastle

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Former Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan has praised the work of his former coach Chris Hughton. Of course Kevin hired Chris Hughton to fill in for the coaching vacancy created when Nigel Pearson decided to leave the club shortly after Kevin arrived in January of 2008. And Kevin, while in his role as pundit for ESPN [.

Newcastle Fan Johnson Hopes To Play Against Magpies

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Adam Johnson was at the Newcastle club for a couple of years from the time he was just 10 years old. Adam Johnson anxious to play against Newcastle But then the Sunderland-born youngster left for Middlesbrough where he made the grade big time and of course is now an England International. So there's another [.

Hughton Expected To Field Unchanged Side At Eastlands

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Chris Hughton has a fairly healthy squad right now, although Dan Gosling, Steven Taylor, Danny Guthrie and Danny Simpson are still not available because of their long term injuries. Dan Gosling not fit until early January And when those four do get fit, and the last three should be back in two or three [.

Andy Carroll – I Have To Settle Down Off The Field

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Andy Carroll has today said he is not just working on his game on the field, but has been told to sort out his life off it too, when he's away from the club. Andy Carroll settling down on and off the pitch Andy is of course expected to get a call-up by Fabio [...]


Andy Carroll Nonchalant About Possible England Selection

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Andy Carroll has today talked about the possibility of being called up for the senior England squad on  Monday, and he seems nonchalant about the whole thing. Andy Carroll - unfazed by all the attention Andy was asked if he thinks he is ready to make the move from Under-21 to full international, and this [.

Manchester City Financial Report A Complete Disgrace

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Manchester City today reported record losses of £121.3M. Gary Cook Manchester City CEO overspending up the kazoo City's revenues are said to have increased by over 40% to £125M, which is fairly good, but this has been completely outweighed by total wage costs of a staggering £133.3M. That is a £50M rise on a [.

Nolan Hopes Mistakes Are Ironed Out For Eastlands

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We're not surprised to learn that the  mood was not good in the post-match inquest after the Stoke defeat last Sunday. Kevin Nolan - in action last Sunday And Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan is hoping that some of the errors made in that game will be fixed in time for Sunday. Andy Carroll was big [...

Newcastle Can Get Something Out Of City On Sunday

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Chris Hughton was at Eastlands last night to watch the Italian giants, Juventus, hold Manchester City to a 1-1 draw in the Europa Cup. Chris Hughton tough game coming up at Eastlands One thing that we really like about Chris is he's a real coach, and he prepares the side for each of the games, [..

Only Concern Is What Andy Carroll Does For Newcastle

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With all the news this morning about Andy Carroll getting his first England Call up for the game with Montenegro a week on Tuesday Newcastle manager has come out and said he is only concerned about what Andy does for Newcastle. Andy Carroll shown last season in those yellow strips They even look quite [.

Tim Krul Starts On Sunday – Shay Given Doesn’t

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It just shows you how quickly things can change in football when Tim Krul will be in goal for Newcastle at Manchester City on Sunday,  and Shay Given will be on the bench. Shay Given - on the bench on Sunday? Tim was just coming through the ranks at Newcastle when he witnessed the fight for [...]


Newcastle Young Players All Doing Well On Loan

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Kazenga LuaLua has scored for Brighton against the MK Dons and Brentford so far in his loan spell. Kazenga LuaLua started loan spell at Brighton in great style The 19 year-old has played 5 games for the south coast side so far this season, and Brighton are currently 3 points clear at the top of [.

Hughton Ready To Loan Out Some Of His Young Stars

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Newcastle manager Hughton has invited offers for some of his young guns, after admitting that he will need to send some of them out on loan, but he can only do that when offers come in for the players. Ben Tozer - on loan at Northampton Town for a month 20 year-old defender Ben Tozer [...]


Gutierrez Could Get Start At Manchester City

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It looks like Argentine Jonas Gutierrez  could get a start in the game on Sunday at Eastlands against Manchester City. Jonas Gutierrez could get start Sunday Gutierrez had looked in fine form in the last two games, and has reacted well to being dropped by Chris Hughton for the Everton game. But Newcastle fans will [.

Andy Carroll Getting Senior England Call-Up

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Andy Carroll has been left out of the England U21 squad for the upcoming Internationals next week and we wondered yesterday if that was because he would get a full England call up. Andy Carroll - will get England call up Well it turns out that the papers today are saying exactly that and Andy [...