Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2010

Steven Taylor Wanting Spurs Move Is Pure Nonsense – At Best

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We saw the story earlier today about Steven Taylor wanting a move to Spurs, and we thought some of the reasons behind the reasoning for that, were just pure nonsense. Steven Taylor - Harry Redknapp keen to being Londoner to Tottenham Maybe Steven will end up at Spurs but it's hardly for some of the [.

We Have Respect All Teams – Just Like We Did With Cheslea

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It could be that Chris Hughton has had some discussions with the players this week on why they have been so inconsistent, and it seems that what they nailed it down to, was not respecting the weaker teams enough. Jose Enrique challenging Salomon Kalou on Sunday That's essentially is what Shola Ameobi said today, and [.

Steven Taylor – I Can Learn From Sol – He’s Fantastic

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Both Steven Taylor and Sol Campbell played very well for Newcastle on Sunday, and Steven has talked about the game today to the Evening Chronicle. Steven Taylor challenges Didier Drogba on Sunday This is what Taylor said today: "It was an unbelievable feeling to be back playing after 11 months." "I got a chance to [.

Newcastle Interested In West Ham’s Behrami – We Hope Not

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There's a report out there today that Newcastle United may be interested in West Ham's Swiss wing back Valon Behrami, which we hope is not true. Valon Behrami - Newcastle interested in this West Ham Swiss International? The 25 year-old Swiss international is said to be considering putting in an official transfer request if the [.

Blackburn After Seb Larsson – Are Newcastle Interested?

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The contract of Swedish International winger Sebastian Larsson runs out in the summer, and his club Birmingham have so far been unable to get him to sign a new contract. Seb Larsson free agent next summer? We don't know if Newcastle will be interested or not in this player, but Seb was a Newcastle [.

Adam Johnson On Loan Would Be Great – But There’s A Problem

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There was some good news for Newcastle fans on Sunday from both the News Of The World and the local Sunday Sun, that Newcastle would attempt to bring Adam Johnson to Tyneside on loan in January. Adam Johnson - on loan to Newcastle in January? That's good news for a number of reasons, and one [...]


Ameobi Claims To Have Solved Newcastle Inconsistency Problem

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Shola Ameobi has told the Daily Mirror today that he thinks he knows why Newcastle have been so inconsistent this season. Shola Ameobi - has he solved the inconsistency problem? If that's the case then this is worth listening to. Shola thinks against the good sides, the Newcastle players are keyed up for the game [.

Danny Simpson Continues His Improvement At Newcastle

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Last week was a bad week for Newcastle United fans, as we had to wait a full 8 days until yesterday, before the wrongs of the Bolton Wanderers game could be put right. Danny Simpson tussling with Ashley Cole yesterday But put right they were, with an excellent display from the team, and at [...

Steven Taylor Offered New Improved Contract At Newcastle

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News today that Steven Taylor has been offered an improved contract on Tyneside. Steven Taylor after the game on Sunday applauding the fans The Newcastle Journal is reporting this morning that Steven Taylor, who played his first game for Newcastle since mid-January on Sunday afternoon against Chelsea, has been offered a new contract.

Enrique Talks About Newcastle Draw – Audio

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Sol Campbell and Steven Taylor - very solid for Newcastle yesterday Here is the video from the BBC Newcastle today of Enrique talking and praising the new center-back partnership of Sol Campbell and Steven Taylor. Jose talks about the game in general and right at the end he talks about the two new center-backs that [.

Kevin Nolan Should Return For Liverpool Game

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Some good news today from Chris Hughton, since it seems that Kevin Nolan has been playing with an ankle injury, and Chris called time on that yesterday. Kevin Nolan two week rest to let ankle problem clear up Of course Kevin wants to play every single game, and that's not particularly wise if you [.

Routledge Stakes Claim To First Team Place

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We had an article out on Friday asking whether Wayne Routledge would make the grade at Newcastle in the Premier League. Routledge challenges Malouda yesterday So we were really delighted to see a good strong performance our on the right wing for Newcastle, where the lad again looked full of energy and ran his socks [.

Didier Drogba Waxes Lyrical About Star Player Cheick Tiote

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There were some tough tussles in the game yesterday between Ivorian team mates Didier Drogba and our own Cheick Tiote, and Didier ha come out today and said that Cheick is already a good player and that Newcastle have a star player on their hands. Cheick and Didier fighting for the ball yesterday Drogba talked [.

Many Many Positives From The Game Against Chelsea

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Sol Campbell, the former Arsenal and Tottenham star, played a great game for Newcastle yesterday, and was instrumental in getting Newcastle a well deserved point. Sol Campbell yesterday tussling with Salomon Kalou The 36 year-old veteran helped Newcastle put up a strong defensive performance at home against the Premier league champions Chelsea, and Newcastle [.

Cheick Tiote The Big Difference For Newcastle Yesterday

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The one big difference in the Newcastle side from last week was Cheick Tiote, who stamped his mark on the game yesterday, from the very first minute of the game. Cheick Tiote challenges fellow Ivorian Didier Drogba The 24 year-old was all over the place for Newcastle, and put in some biting tackles and his [.

Now Newcastle Must Keep Going And Become Consistent

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Newcastle got a very well deserved point on Sunday, and the lads can be very proud of the strong and gutsy performance they put in yesterday, in front of almost 47,000 fans at St. James' Park. Andy Carroll got his 9th goal of the season yesterday Since Chris Hughton took control of Newcastle, there's [.

Newcastle Maintain Inconsistency – They Were Great In Defense

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After a terrible and disastrous defensive display at Bolton last weekend, Newcastle played one of their best defensive games of the season against Chelsea yesterday. Andy Carroll - scoring yesterday again with his right foot And they had to, because Chelsea were pressing Newcastle all the game after the first 20 minutes or so, [.

Kevin Nolan Will Miss West Brom Game

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It was a surprise when Kevin Nolan didn't make the squad yesterday against Chelsea, but it turns out Kevin has had his ankle play up again. Kevin Nolan misses West Brom game too And it seems that the captain is already ruled out for the important game next Sunday at WBA, which has a [...]


Promoted Sides Have Reinvigorated Premier League

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All three promoted sides from last season, Newcastle United, West Brom and Blackpool are all on 19 points and not in any relegation trouble at least at the moment. But it's not only the success of the three promoted teams, but the way they play attacking football that seems to have reinvigorated the Premier [.

Sky Sports And BBC Video Of Chris Hughton After Chelsea Draw

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It seems that Chris Hughton was pleased enough with the point against Chelsea this afternoon as he talked to Sky Sports after the game. And here is Chris' interview with the BBC after the game, and he seems proud of his players. Tweet This Post


Newcastle Get Stevenage Away In FA Cup

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Newcastle United have been drawn away at Stevenage in the third round of the FA Cup, to be played on the 8th or 9th January next year. The tie will bring back memories of of 1998, when Newcastle finally beat the then non-league side after a replay, having drawn away at Broadhall Way. But Stevenage [.

Newcastle 1 Chelsea 1 – Goals Video

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Here is the video of the two goals today. Click the white arrow at the top of each of the two screens to see the goals. Newcastle 1 Chelsea 1 Tweet This Post


Andy Carroll Completely Fearless – Chris Hughton

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton was delighted with another good performance from Andy Carroll and an opportunist goal from the Gateshead striker. Andy Carroll - his 9th goal today But it was almost a gift for Andy as Alex played a terrible back pass to Cech that he wasn't expecting and Andy was onto it and [.

Chris Hughton Very Pleased With Newcastle Performance

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton though his fighting Newcastle side fully deserved their point against Chelsea this afternoon. Chris Hughton fully deserved the point this afternoon The match ended 1-1 at St James' Park, although in those last 20 minutes Chelsea went all rout for the winner, but the Newcastle defense stood firm with Sol [.

Newcastle 1 Chelsea 1 – Fighting Magpies Hold On For Point

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Newcastle got a good point at St. James' Park today against the Premier league Champions Chelsea, and their fighting display deserved it. Newcastle started this game in great fashion and Shola Ameobi had a good chance as soon as the second minute, after goalkeeper Cech had made a good save from an Andy Carroll header, [.

Campbell, Taylor, Carroll and Ameobi Start – Nolan Out Injured

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As expected Sol Campbell and Steven Taylor will make their first Premier League starts of the season against Chelsea this afternoon. And again, as expected, midfielder Cheik Tiote returns from his one-game ban, with Alan Smith on the bench, after he deputized for the Ivorian at Bolton last Saturday.

Andy Carroll’s Feet Stay Firmly On The Ground

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Andy Carroll has given a long interview to the Daily Mail this morning and what comes across is that Andy's feet are very firmly on the ground. Andy Carroll - in action for England 12 days ago We wonder if a certain Chris Hughton has something to do with that? This is what Andy told [...]


Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal Enquire About Andy Carroll

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The Sunday Sun is reporting today that Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal have all made enquiries about the 21 year-old Newcastle striker Andy Carroll. Andy Carroll in action for England against France recently Many pundits believe that a £20M bid would be enough to tempt Mike Ashley to part with his brilliant local striker, but [.

Newcastle-Chelsea Game On – St. James’ Park Passed Fit

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Breaking news this morning that the game against Chelsea will go ahead, the Newcastle United club have confirmed, despite heavy snow falling over the last 24 hours. St. James' Park this morning The Newcastle club are asking that fans get to the stadium as early as possible today, and use public transport if at all [.

Sven Erikssonm Waxes Lyrical About Cheick Tiote

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The player who has made an instant and indelible impression on Tyneside since arriving from FC Twente in the summer, is Ivory Coast International Cheick Tiote. Cheick Tiote world class midfielder? And it shows that Newcastle are doing something right in the transfer market when they can pick up a player of Cheick's caliber [.

Newcastle vs Chelsea – Match Preview

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As we've said all week, the game with Chelsea is so hard to call from a Newcastle point of view, because we just have no idea which Newcastle team will turn up. We know we have three players suspended because of violent conduct so Joey Barton, Mike Williamson and Fab Coloccini will not be playing [.

Some Strange Results In The Premier League

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Some surprising results this afternoon in the English Premier League. Dimitar Berbatov 5 goals against Blackburn today Man United annihilated Blackburn 7-1 at Old Trafford, and Dimitar Berbatov equaled the highest number of goals scored in any one Premier league game with 5, and it puts big Sam Allardyce in the hot seat, after [.

Newcastle After Adam Johnson On Loan

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Good news this morning in that Newcastle are reported ready to take Adam Johnson of Man City on loan in January, if they can. Adam Johnson - would be great player for Newcastle It appears that Manchester City are ready to let four players leave Eastlands on loan in January, and the Sunday Sun is [...

Newcastle Crisis – What Newcastle Crisis?

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Chris Hughton, the Newcastle manager has rightly come out today and said there is no crisis at all at Newcastle United. Chris Hughton you tell them Chris! Of course he's absolutely right and the only thing is that the lads are going through a bad patch right now, but we'll also have some good [...]


Andy Carroll Thanks Fabio Capello For His Good Advice

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The are definite signs that Andy Carroll is taking in all the good advice he has been getting over the last few weeks, about how to conduct his personal life . Fabio Capello had good talk with Andy Carroll And Andy today has said how much Fabio Capello helped him during the England training [...]


Kadar And Ranger – Two Top Youngsters At Newcastle

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Nile Ranger is staying at Newcastle this season it seems, and that says just how much Newcastle manager Chris Hughton rates the 19 year-old Londoner. Nile Ranger - coming through well on Tyneside Nile should be able to get in a few substitute appearances for the rest of the season, as the youngster looks to [.

Shearer Talks About Carroll’s Sensational Start To The Season

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Alan Shearer has become a big fan of Andy Carroll, and thinks Andy can take over his mantle for both the Newcastle United club and his country. Alan Shearer - this man has a fantastic record in football Alan talked about Andy and said they are very similar well except for the hair: "Andy [...]


Chris Hughton Hoping For Big Bounce Back Against Champions

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It seems that Chris Hughton is pleased with the training this week, and he feels the players have given him the reaction he wanted to see, after last week's humiliation at Bolton. Chris Hughton good reaction this week This is what Chris said about the training this past week: "We got the reaction we [.

Are Newcastle Interested In Elmander In January?

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We didn't think too much of Bolton Wanderer striker Johan Elmander, until this season that is. Johan Elmander Newcastle interested in £3.5M striker? When Bolton signed the player for around £8.5M in the summer of 2008, he seemed way overpriced, but since Owen Coyle took over at Bolton last January, he's got Johan scoring [.

The Strange Situation With Steven Taylor

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With 24 year-old Steven Taylor in the line-up for tomorrow's game against Chelsea, it's not too surprising that the situation with Steven's contract has been raised today. Steven Taylor - still not willing to sign new contract Steven's contract runs out next summer, and his agent Paul Stretford seems content to let Steven run out [.

Newcastle Will Go For The Win Against Chelsea – We Have Too

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We were pleased to see that John Terry will not be making his comeback at Newcastle tomorrow afternoon, so we assume that Alex and Ivanovic will continue in central defense for the Blues, and that's good news for Newcastle. Chris Hughton - has the lads well prepared for Chelsea It would seem that Alex's knee [.

Routledge Relishing Chance To Play Against Ashley Cole

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It seems that Wayne Routledge is again threatening to disappear from the action in the Premier League this season, in what could be his last chance to prove he is indeed a Premier League class player. Wayne Routledge relishing the chance against Ashley Cole When Wayne was younger he looked a potentially great player, [.

Newcastle Not Expected To Beat Chelsea – So There’s Hope!

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Most people think that's it's a good time for Newcastle to play Chelsea, after Chelsea have lost three of their last four league games. Shola Ameobi - seems confident against Chelsea But we're not too sure of that, since they will be going all out to win at Newcastle, and after seeing Newcastle destroyed at [.

That White Stuff Interrupts Newcastle Preparations For Chelsea

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I talked to my brother Rod in Newcastle yesterday by telephone, and that's the first time I realized there was snow on the ground in home base. That white stuff in Newcastle yesterday Yesterday was Thanksgiving in the US, and of course it's a family day, so Rod had already talked to my wife and [...]


Carlo Ancelotti Has Nothing To Prove – He’s A Top Manager

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Well even the good clubs have their problems, and Chelsea are going through a bad spell at the moment and there seems to be added pressure on their manager Carlo Ancelotti. Carlo Ancelotti Chelsea's excellent and experienced manager Not that the sky is falling in, with Chelsea still top of the league, but it [.

Will The Real Newcastle United Please Stand Up

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We were fairly unanimous at the start of the season with saying that if Newcastle could survive in the Premier League this season, that would be all we ask, and that the club could then press on from there. Chris Hughton - still doing great job on Tyneside But those low expectations are not helped [.

Bad News For Magpies This Week But At Least Tiote Is Back

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There hasn't been too much good news this week for Newcastle fans that's for sure. Cheick Tiote back on Sunday great! First of all we were whacked 5-1 at Bolton, in a game we had hoped to at least take a point from, but the defensive performance got what it deserved [...]


Coloccini’s Seven Year-Old Daughter Helps Him Speak English

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Fabricio Coloccini is married with two kids, and he says today he has settled well in Newcastle, and that his two kids just love life on Tyneside. Fab Coloccini - family is settled on Tyneside It seems that the Coloccini family have become so settled in Newcastle that they have no intention of leaving, and [.

Newcatsle In Dispute Over One of Their Youngsters

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The Daily Mail is reporting that Newcastle United are in an argument over their Irish prospect Stephen Folan. Stephen Folan - Newcastle in dispute with two former clubs It seems that the Newcastle club are being reported to FIFA by two League of Ireland clubs, who are seeking total compensation of £80K for the 18 [.

Can Wayne Routledge Make It At Newcastle?

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Wayne Routledge hasn't come through as much as we had hoped this season, but we're still early in the season, and there's no reason Wayne cannot still make a success of things at Newcastle United. Wayne Routledge - we're still hopeful of Wayne coming through this season Wayne came on in the second half of [.

Tim Krul Destined To Become Newcastle Number One Goalkeeper

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Tim Krul joined Newcastle in the summer of 2005, when Graeme Souness was manager of the club and Tim was just 17 years old. Tim Krul - Newcastle's 6'2″ goalkeeper Of course since that time, Newcastle have invested much more energy and funds into finding the top youngsters around the world. Since Mike Ashley bought [.

Don’t Expect New Assistant Until Chris Hughton Signs New Deal

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Chris Hughton has admitted today there has been no progress in his efforts to bring in a new assistant to replace Colin Calderwood, who joined Hibs on October 18th. Chris Hughton no progress on new assistant And quite honestly we'd be very surprised if Newcastle bring in a new assistant until they tie down [.

Chris Hughton – We’re Hardly A Dirty Team

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With thee Newcastle players currently on bans for violent conduct, it's not surprising that Chris Hughton has to fend off charges that Newcastle may be a dirty side. Chris Hughton- we're not a dirty side This is what Chris told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today: "I don't think that anyone who has seen us play [.

Hughton Disappointed With Williamson Set-Back

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It wasn't too surprising that Newcastle lost their appeal to the FA yesterday, over Mike Williamson's charge of violent conduct. Chris Hughton disappointed with Mike Williamson decision And for the game against Chelsea on Sunday afternoon, Newcastle will now have three players unavailable for that game because of a violent conduct charge, the other [.

Steven Taylor – Playing With Sol Campbell Would Be Fantastic

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Whenever there is disappointment with players missing games, this time because of discipline problems, it always opens up a chance for somebody else. Steven Taylor - anxious to play against Chelsea on Sunday When one door is closed another is opened, is another way of putting it. And with Coloccini and Williamson suspended for the [.

Taylor And Campbell Playing For Their Futures At Newcastle?

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Sol Campbell will get his long awaited first league start for Newcastle on Sunday, when the Magpies take on Chelsea at home. Sol Campbell in action for Newcastle Saturday at Bolton Sol has found it difficult to get into the first team this season, due to the excellent form of both Fab Coloccini and [.

Newcastle Reported After French International Striker

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has said that the club will not be entering the transfer market in January, but that doesn't stop Newcastle being linked in the press with many players. Kevin Gameiro one cap so far for France A report is out today that Newcastle, Arsenal and Tottenham are all interested in signing [.

Newcastle Keen To Make Ben Arfa Deal Permanent

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It appears that Newcastle United are keen to sign French star Hatem Ben Arfa on a permanent basis. Ben Arfa took to Tyneside like a duck to water There was a report in the News of the World that said Chris Hughton and other Newcastle officials had already seen enough of Ben Arfa's skills, [...]


Are Newcastle Interested In Barnsley Winger?

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There are reports today that Newcastle United are just one of a number of Premier League clubs interested in Barnsley winger Adam Hammill. Adam Hammill - while on loan at Blackpool The Daily Star is reporting that Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle is keen to take Hammill to the Reebok Stadium, and they then say [.

Mike Williamson Gets Three Match Ban

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After an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today, Newcastle United defender Mike Williamson was given a three match suspension for violent conduct as was expected. Mike Williamson earlier this season The FA issued this statement this afternoon on their web-site: "At a Regulatory Commission hearing today, Newcastle United defender Mike Williamson was given a [.

Campbell And Steven Taylor Both Short Of Match Practice

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After falling behind 1-0 in last night's game, Chelsea came from behind, with a largely reserve side, to beat MSKÂ Zilina 2-1 at Stamford Bridge in Group F of the European Champions League. Sol Campbell - will get start on Sunday against Chelsea It seems that Chelsea were resting some of their top players for [.

Nolan Only Interested In Making Newcastle Into A Better Side

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A bit of an odd interview with Kevin Nolan today, in which he talks about various team formations, and the fact that fans like to see Newcastle play in an attacking 4-4-2 formation, at least at home. Kevin Nolan 4-4-2, 4-5-1, 4-3-3 I don't care But Newcastle's form this season has been so [...]


Hughton Hopes Williamson Charge Dropped – It’s A Long Shot

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We should be hearing shortly how the appeal went with Mike Williamson in front of the FA chiefs in London today. Mike Williamson 3 or 4 game ban or goes free? Newcastle had the chance to accept the violent conduct charge, and Mike Williamson would have been given a 3 match ban, but [...]


Nicky Butt Hoping Carroll Can Become Top Player

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There are huge expectations being placed on Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll. Andy Carroll huge expectations on the Geordie striker The latest news is that England manager Fabio Capello has said that he just cannot wait to pair Andy with Wayne Rooney for England in the upcoming friendly in February, which will possibly be [.

Danny Simpson Ambition – An England Squad Place

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Danny Simpson has just returned from his ankle injury which kept him out of the side for a full five months. Danny Simpson played well last season And it seems the news that he was being actively considered for a place in the England squad to play France last week was indeed valid, and [...]


Newcastle Said To Be Keen On Man United’s Anderson

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22 year-old Manchester United midfielder Anderson is set to leave Old Trafford in January. Anderson are Newcastle interested in this player? The Brazilian (full name Anderson Luís de Abreu Oliveira) cannot get a game at Man United and the youngster has decided he needs to move on to restart his career, and would you [.

An Early Look At Newcastle vs Chelsea

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It's still some 5 days away, but it looks like Chris Hughton will be forced to make some changes to the Newcastle side to face Chelsea on Sunday afternoon. Steven Taylor - likely to get first start of the season against Chelsea Fab Coloccini is definitely out for the next 3 games, after his red [...]


Williamson Risks Four Game Ban By Pleading Innonence

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The Football Association have confirmed today that Newcastle United center-back Mike Williamson has denied an FAÂ charge of violent conduct. Mike Williamson - tussling with Wayne Rooney earlier this season The FA last night charged Williamson with violent conduct, after he was seen to clash with the 6'4 Swede, Johan Elmander, and the Swede fell [.

Chris Hughton Comes To The Defense Of Mike Williamson

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The Newcastle manager has today come out and said that it was an unfortunate altercation between Mike Williamson and Elmander on Saturday, but that it was a reaction to what the 6'4″ Swedish striker had been doing before the body check by Mike, that left Elmander apparently unconscious. Johan Elmander - this big strapping lad [.

Nile Ranger To Be Offered Improved Long-Term Deal At Newcastle

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19 year-old Nile Ranger seems to be coming through the ranks quickly on Tyneside, and that's one reason Chris Hughton seems unwilling to loan the player out, to the many Championship clubs that would take him in a New York minute. Nile Ranger to be offered a new contract And news today that Newcastle [.

Hughton Will Hold Onto All His Players In January

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With the Newcastle squad now getting stretched a little because of suspensions, of all things, it's not surprising that Chris Hughton has said today he doesn't see any player leaving in January, even on loan. Nile Ranger such a promising player at Newcastle But with Leon Best coming back from injury and wanting to [.

Newcastle To Decide Whether To Appeal Williamson Charge

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After the FA brought charges of violent conduct against Mike Williamson last night, there were meetings held by the club to decide whether they should appeal the charge. Mike Williamson - in action against Fulham The news this morning is that Mike Williamson himself thinks he has been harshly treated by the FA,.

Just How Good Can Carroll Become – Very Very Good

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We were impressed with Andy Carroll when he scored his opportunistic goal at Bolton, because he went for the ball to get it quickly back to the center circle. Andy Carroll this lad is still improving fast And when he was turning to run back, he gave a quick wave to the fans, [...]


Mike Williamson Charged With Violent Conduct – Could Get 3 Match Ban

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Even more bad news for Newcastle today as Mike Williamson has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association. Mike Williamson could get three match ban This follows a clash with Johan Elmander in Saturday's 5-1 defeat at Bolton, when Mike bumped into Johan, but the big 6'4″ Swede went down and stayed [.

Mike Williamson Signs New Three Year Deal At Newcastle

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It seems that Newcastle defender Mike Williamson has just been rewarded for his excellent play since he was signed for just £1M from Portsmouth last January, with an improved contract on Tyneside. Mike Williamson in action against Blackburn recently Mike's new improved contract came quite quickly, as he has shown this season that he [.

Fab Sorry For Sending Off – Steven And Sol May Be Better Than Me

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It seems that Fabricio Coloccini is a realist if nothing else, and has today said he's sorry for the sending off on Saturday. Fabricio Coloccini tussles with Johan Elmander on Saturday And he also thinks that the two center-backs standing in the wings at Newcastle, who will deputize for him, can do as good and [.

Hughton – We’re Desperate To Put It Right For Our Supporters

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One of the many difficult things managers have this season, is to be interviewed after an appalling display by your team. Chris Hughton desperate to put things right for the fans And that's what Chris Hughton has done today, after Newcastle didn't bother turning up at the Reebok Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and were [.

Newcastle Are Like A Lucky Dip This Season

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It's been very hard predicting how Newcastle will do in each game this season. Chris Hughton - Saturday's display was not acceptable The games we have been expected to win we usually lose, and the games when we think we have no chance in we've won or at least played exceptionally well in. [...]


Gutierrez – We Have To Concentrate On Next Game

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Jonas Gutierrez is the first Newcastle player to talk about the game on Saturday, and he said the lads played badly and have to get it behind them, and concentrate only on the next game against Chelsea at St. James' Park next Sunday. Jonas Gutierrez we have to concentrate on next game After the [..

Newcastle’s LuaLua Named Ocotober’s Young Player Of The Month

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Newcastle United's 19 year-old Kazenga LuaLua, on loan at Brighton, has been named October's Young Player of the Month for the npower Football League. Kazenga LuaLua October Young Player of the Month The 19-year-old winger scored two great long range goals for Brighton against Bournemouth and Charlton during the month, and at the moment [.

Newcastle Still Well Positioned In The League

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After the games today in the Premier League, Newcastle are still fairly well positioned in the Premier League, and still better off than we thought they'd be this stage of the season. Chris Hughton - hopefully we'll learn from yesterday's poor performance Newcastle are still in the top half of the table, albeit in 10th [.

Newcastle Have To Put Wrongs Of Bolton Game Right – Quickly

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Chris Hughton has a tough task this week as he prepares the team for the visit of the Premier League Champions Chelsea, and tries to keep the spirits of the lads high, after the 5-1 thrashing at Bolton. Chris Hughton - has tough job this week This is what Chris said this morning: "We have [...]


Sol Campbell Will Now Get His Chance At Newcatsle

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Anybody who saw the game at Bolton will agree that Newcastle gave away far too many goals, with their very sloppy defending. Sol Campbell - will probably get big chance in Coloccini's absence And even though we've praised the performances of Mike Williamson and Fab Coloccini this season, when things go bad at the back, [.

Mike Williamson Could Face Suspension

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News today that Newcastle center-back Mike Williamson could face an English Football Association charge over a challenge he made on Bolton striker Johan Elmander in Saturday's game. Mike Williamson challenges Kevin Davies on Saturday The FA have confirmed today that they will look into video of the incident during Newcastle's 5-1 demolition by Bolton on [.

Hughton Admits To The Worst Performance In 17 Months

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has today said the 5-1 humiliation at Bolton Wanderers yesterday was the team's worst performance ever in his reign as Magpies manager. Chris Hughton worst performance ever in his reign Newcastle were completely hopeless yesterday, and were an embarrassment to the Newcastle club yes it was as bad [.

The Newcastle Defense Was Woeful Today At The Reebok

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It was a terrible game today for loyal Newcastle fans to watch, as the Magpies turned in their worst performance of the season, and the wheels came off . Chris Hughton needs to make some changes Newcastle have now conceded 21 goals in their first 14 league games and that's just too many [...]


Chris Hughton – We Didn’t Do Ourselves Any Favors Today

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton was not a happy man after the game today, and thought his side had been responsible for their own downfall in the terrible 5-1 loss to Bolton Wanderers. Chris Hughton we contributed to our own downfall This is what Newcastle manager told Sky Sports after the game today: "It was [.

Horror Show By Newcastle At Bolton

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The game at the Reebo9k yesterday was a horror show by the Newcastle side, and maybe the players should apologize to the Newcastle fans at least the loyal ones that made the trip to Bolton. Chris Hughton must fix the train wreck that was Newcastle yesterday Newcastle conceded five goals and they gave [.

Vote For The Man Of The Match Against Bolton

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Mike Ashley Will Not Sell Andy Carroll At Any Price

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We are looking around this morning's news, for some good news on Newcastle after our train wreck at the Reebok Stadium yesterday. Andy Carroll in training with England last week Andy Carroll is looking ever so good these days, and even in yesterday's game Andy got an opportunist goal out of nothing, and hit [.

Spurs Want Newcastle’s Jose Enrique

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News today that Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp wants to make Newcastle's Spanish left-back, Jose Enrique, a key part of the London club's future plans. Jose Enrique one of Newcastle's best players With Gareth Bale having moved onto the left wing and looking a world class player these days, it seems that Redknapp wants to [.

From Day One We Said There Would Be Ups And Downs

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Chris Hughon hopes that the 5-1 humiliation of his side yesterday against Bolton will provide a reality check for his players. Chris Hughton a reality check for Newcastle players It was Newcastle's worst display of the season, but on the positive side it was only the second game in the Premier League this season [.

Carroll And Ameobi Start For Newcastle At The Reebok

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Don't ever accuse Chris Hughton of being feint hearted, as he again is playing 4-4-2 away from home, with both Shola Ameobi and Andy Carroll starting up front for the Magpies. It's not too much of a surprise for the Newcastle side, given that Chris is playing 4-4-2 and the midfield is Guthrie Smith Nolan [.

Bolton 5 Newcastle 1 – Magpies Humiliated By Trotters

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This was the very last result we wanted today, as Newcastle United were hammered 5-1 by Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok. And on this performance Newcastle missed Tiote and Joey Barton badly in midfield, and perhaps our squad is not as good as we thought it was, and this also cuts our goal difference down [.

Tim Krul Closes In On Dutch Call-Up

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Tim Krul, the current Newcastle goalkeeper could be in line for his first call-up for the Dutch senior squad. Tim Krul - currently the Dutch number 3 goalkeeper It seems that Tim is currently the number 3 Dutch goalkeeper, behind number one - Ajax's Maarten Stekelenburg with Michel Vorm of  Utrecht the second choice.

Pundits Didn’t Want Carroll To Play For England – How Pathetic

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Kevin Nolan, the Newcastle captain and seemingly the mentor of new England star Andy Carroll, has today blasted those wise men called football pundits who didn't want Andy Carroll to play for England last Wednesday. Kevin Nolan pundits were pathetic Kevin is big fan of Andy's as we know, and today he [.

Andy’s England Debut A Proud Moment For All Of Us

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton thinks that it will not be too hard a job to keep Andy Carroll's feet firmly on the ground at Newcastle. Andy Carroll in action for England against France Chris talked to the local Evening Chronicle today: "I think there is always that danger people expect too much, but it [.

Carroll Too Big For His Boots – Not Under Chris Hughton

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We think Chris Hughton could well be the perfect manager for Andy Carroll. Chris Hughton nobody getting carried away with this man in charge With everything the 21 year-old has achieved in this last year, he may get too big for his boots, but not under Chris Hughton. Chris is the expert at keeping [.

Andy Carroll Copied Gutierrez’ Long Hair Style

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We remember when Andy Carroll was younger he had neat short hair, unlike the pony tail he is now wearing. Andy Carroll - this is how he looked two years ago And the truth is coming out today, that when Jonas Gutierrez arrived at Newcastle in the summer of 2008, Andy liked the look of [...]


Newcastle Interested In Standard Leige Striker

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There is a report in Het Nieuwsblad today, that Newcastle United are looking at Standard Leige's striker Meme Tchite. Mohammed Tchité - while at Racing Santander earlier this year The 26 year old has had a couple of stints at the Belgian club, and was there from 2003-2006 before rejoining them from Spanish club Racing [.

Owen Coyle Waxes Lyrical About Newcastle’s Chris Hughton

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We think Bolton's Owen Coyle could well become one of the top managers in the Premier League. Owen Coyle big admirer of Chris Hughton And certainly since taking up a management position at Burnley in 2007, he's certainly done very well managing both Burnley and now Bolton, which is a a club he played [.

Kevin Nolan – The Consumnate Professional

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It looks like Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan is looking forward to returning to his former club, Bolton Wanderers, tomorrow afternoon. Kevin Nolan - consummate professional Since Kevin left the Trotters, he's had a tough time of it at Newcastle, with the club being relegated for the first time ever from the Premier League last year, [.

Bolton vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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We hope that Newcastle's good away form will continue at the Reebok stadium tomorrow afternoon. Newcastle have not been too good at home this season, after going all last season without a home defeat but this season we have lost to Blackpool, Stoke and Blackburn, and have only drawn with Wigan and Fulham.

Harper Back in Four Weeks – Wants First Team Place Back

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Veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper is expected back around the middle of December from his shoulder injury, and the local lad seems determined to get the goalkeeper jersey back again on Tyneside. Steve Harper wants goalkeeper jersey back next month 22 year-old Dutchman Tim Krul has done well in Steve's absence, and looks to be [.

Shola Ameobi Back In Training – Could Play At Bolton

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There was a doubt about whether Shola Ameobi will be fit to play at the Reebok tomorrow. Shola Ameobi - back in training And reflecting on Shola Ameobi's fitness yesterday, Chris Hughton had said the following: "We're still assessing Shola and he will be touch and go." "We haven't ruled him out yet." But good [.

Carroll A Little Sore But Fit To Play Tomorrow At Bolton

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The club versus country argument has been raised again since the England loss the France on Wednesday night. Andy Carroll fir for tomorrow's game at Bolton The gossip press had hoped that Andy Carroll would have injured his groin again on Wednesday night (yes they would), but they got a gift when Steven Gerrard [.

Are Newcastle Supportive Of Carrroll’s England Career?

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Newcastle's concerns about not wanting Andy to play this week has brought up questions about how much the club will support his future England International career. Chris Hughton is Irishman concerned about Andy playing for England? But we don't think this is a major problem, and Chris knows lads want to play for their [.

Vuckic Out With Knee Injury – Loan Move Soon?

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Newcastle youngster Haris Vuckic has picked up some knee damage, although that is not expected to keep him from playing for too long. 18 year-old Haris Vuckic - has knee injury at the moment Vuckic is hoping to be playing again quite soon, from his slight knee damage, and he told Ekipa, a Slovenian Sports [.

Andy Carroll Announces Himself Fit For Bolton

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Andy Carroll is back in training on Tyneside, and he is all set to go against Bolton Wanderers, at the Reebok Stadium tomorrow afternoon. Andy Carroll in training at Benton this morning This is what Andy told Newcastle United TV this morning, about his England debut: "It was a great moment. It was the [.

Owen Coyle Has Done Fantastic Job At Bolton

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Chris Hughton has come out today and paid tribute to new Bolton manager Owen Coyle for doing a fantastic job so far at the Reebok. Bolton manager Owen Coyle - fantastic job The 44 year-old Scot joined his former club Bolton from Burnley in January, when the Reebok club sacked their former manager Gary Megson, [.

Smith And Guthrie In Contention For Tiote Place Tomorrow

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With Ivory Coast International Cheick Tiote suspended for tomorrow's game at Bolton, it seems that Alan Smith and Danny Guthrie will be in contention for his place. Alan Smith should get start tomorrow In fact we expect both players to start tomorrow, with Alan Smith taking over the defensive midfield position from the Ivorian, [.

Dam Gosling Back In Training – Things Looking Good

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Good news about new signing Dan Gosling, who has yet to play for Newcastle, is that he is back in training and has further stepped up his recovery from the ACL knee injury he suffered last March playing for Everton at Wolves. Dan Gosling back in training with Reserves this week Dan Gosling is [..

Is Wayne Rooney’s Agent Also Giving Steven Taylor Poor Advice

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It's coming out that Wayne Rooney's agent seemed to be the one responsible for causing the upheaval with Wayne Rooney contract negotiations recently. Paul Stretford Steven Taylor and Wayne Rooney's agent That's at least what Man United manager Alex Ferguson thinks, when he was interviewed on Sky Sports News today.

Carroll On Cloud Nine – Now For Bolton Wanderers

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Andy Carroll is now back in Newcastle, and he's fit and will be ready to go at Bolton on Saturday thank goodness! Andrew Carroll next up Bolton Wanderers And Andy seems on cloud nine today, as he talked about making his debut for the England National side last night, to the local Evening [...]


Hughton Explains Newcastle’s Concern Over Carroll

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It was just great to see Andy get his debut for England last night, and the lad played very well too, so there will be lots more caps down the road for this emerging Newcastle star. Chris Hughton - relieved Carroll seems uninjured And after all the gossip and news this week over Andy's groin [...]


Rio Ferdinand And Peter Crouch Praise For Carroll

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After the game last night both England captain Rio Ferdinand and England scorer Peter Crouch had ample praise for the performance of Newcastle's Andy Carroll. Rio Ferdinand challenges Florent Malouda last night Captain Rio Ferdinand seemed to be very supportive of the new England youngsters throughout the week, and he talked about Andy's performance to [.

Tamas Kadar Makes Debut For Hungary

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We had two Newcastle youngsters become full Internationals last night, as not only 21 year-old Andy Carroll made his International debut but so too did 20 year-old center-back Tamas Kadar. Tamas Kadar full Hungarian International The Hungarian had already played for the U21 side, but last night Tamas was introduced at half time in [.

Leon Best Definitely Wants To Stay At Newcastle

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It seems that Newcastle's Leon Best doesn't think he should be sent out on loan to try to reignite his career. Leon Best only wants to stay on Tyneside Leon wants to stay on Tyneside and fight for his place in the Newcastle starting line-up but he will face lots of competition from Andy [...]


Shearer – Andy Carroll The Only Positive For England

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Alan Shearer was the last local lad to be the Newcastle and England number 9, and this morning Alan seems to have been pleased with the performance of Andy Carroll last night for England, in their 2-1 loss to France. Shearer talked to BBC Radio Five Live this morning: "I thought he battled well, his [.

Andy Carroll Played Very Well – Fabio Capello

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It would have been hard last night for Andy Carroll to have had a stormer for England, because he had very little service from a disjointed England side Andy Carroll - Capello pleased with Carroll performance But with the service he did receive he looked good, competent and even exciting at times, and looked the [.

Andy Carroll In Very Promising England Debut

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Fabio Capello was pleased to have been able to give debuts to three players last night at Wembley, and of the three, Carroll, Henderson and Jay Bothroyd, Newcastle's Andy Carroll looked the most promising, as he put in an impressive display in a game where the service to him was very poor. Andy Carroll [.

England Lose 2-1 To France – Carroll Impressive In Debut

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England were beaten for the first time at the new Wembley Stadium tonight by France 2-1, and it was a deserved victory for the French. Andy Carroll in action for England tonight at Wembley Newcastle number 9 Andy Carroll made his England debut and put in an impressive show, and he won a number [...

Steven Taylor Now Just Waiting For His Chance At Newcastle

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Steven Taylor played the whole game for the Newcastle Reserves yesterday afternoon at Benton, when Newcastle beat Man City Reserves 1-0. Steven Taylor waiting for his chance But it seems that Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson are the two central defenders who have made claim to the positions while both Steven and Sol Campbell [.

Andy Carroll Passes Fitness Test – Starts For England

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News is coming through that Newcastle's Andy Carroll has just passed a fitness test and will start for England tonight against France at Wembley. Andy Carroll will start tonight Fabio Capello announced on yesterday that he intended to hand the Newcastle United number 9 his international debut at Wembley, but Newcastle this morning were [.

Carroll To Get Late Fitness Test Because Of Newcastle Concern

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England will give Andy Carroll a fitness test late this afternoon, and decide whether he can play in the England side against France at Wembley tonight. Andy Carroll will have late fitness test this afternoon It seems that the email sent this morning by the Newcastle club, over their concerns about the 21 year-old [.

Man United Missed Out On Andy Carroll – Great!

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All the news seems to be coming out on Andy Carroll this week, and one local story we particularly like, is that it seems that Man United missed out on the soon to be England striker. Andy Carroll - Newcastle got him and kept him It turns out that Brian Waites was the man who [...]


Joey’s Apology To Pedersen Gets Good Press

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Joey Barton is currently serving a three match ban for punching Morten Pedersen in the chest, in last Wednesday's game with Blackburn Rovers. Joey Barton apology to Pedersen well received And of course the gossip press covered the incident in detail, as further evidence of Barton's woeful character and past troubles.

This Is A Dream Come True – Andy Carroll

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Andy Carroll has always dreamed of following his idol Alan Shearer in playing for both Newcastle and England, and it seems the dream of playing for England will likely come true tonight, when England play France at Wembley. Andy Carroll - at training with England yesterday in the fog The game was sold out even [.

Andy Carroll Soap Opera Still In Full Swing

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It's been so like a soap opera since Saturday evening with Newcastle striker Andy Carroll perhaps a TV channel will pick it up. The Andy Carroll Show - top ratings Andy was included in the England squad for the first time on Saturday, but then on Sunday it was revealed he had picked up [...]


Best, Taylor, Campbell And Xisco All Play In Reserves Win

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Newcastle reserves beat Man City 1-0 yesterday at Benton, and are now back on top of the Premier Reserve League, with Wigan second and Man City in third place. Leon Best played full game for Reserves yesterday 24 year-old Leon Best made his come-back in the game and played the full 90 minutes and [.

Ryan Taylor Has Sugery On Ankle – Out For Four Months

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News today that Ryan Taylor had his ankle ligaments damaged by a Sol Campbell tackle in training last week, and will now be out for some time, after having an operation on his ankle yesterday in London. Ryan Taylor crocked by Sol Campbell unfortunately Sol Campbell has struggled for fitness this season on Tyneside, [.

Andy Carroll – Alan Shearer Was My Hero

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Andy was brought up on Tyneside, and when he was growing up, Alan Shearer was at Newcastle, and the Gosforth-born striker was banging in the goals for both Newcastle and England. Alan Shearer was Andy's idol at Newcastle We remember when Alan took over the club on April 1st last year, and was immediately [.

Capello Confirms Andy Carroll Will Start For England

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Andy Carroll has had quite a couple of days since he was called up for the full England squad on Saturday night, but Andy got even better news today, when Fabio Capello confirmed the 21 year-old Newcastle number 9 will start against France tomorrow night. Fabio Capello will start Andy against France Carroll was [.

Andy Carroll Continues Great Tradition of Newcastle Number 9s

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It was really great news for Andy Carroll, the Newcastle United club and the Geordie fans everywhere, that we again have a number 9 playing for England. Andy Carroll first cap for England tomorrow Andy follows in the footsteps of Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand, Malcolm MacDonald and Jackie Milburn as Newcastle number 9s who [.

Cheick Tiote Sends Money Home To Five Brothers, Three Sisters

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Cheick Tiote, the Ivory Coast international, picked up his 5th booking of the season against Fulham on Saturday, and will have to sit out the important game at Bolton next Saturday afternoon. Cheick Tiote in action against Fulham on Saturday Tiote looks to have been a fantastic signing for just £3.

Fabio Capello News Conference Today – VIDEO

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Newcastle Try To Stop Carroll To Play For England Tonight

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Newcastle United have contacted the FA to ask them not to play Andy Carroll tonight, according to Sky Sports. As we mentioned yesterday, there seemed some difference between what Chris Hughton though of Andy's fitness, as he said he was doubtful for Saturday's game at Bolton, never mind playing for England tonight.

Several Newcastle Players Showing Improvement In Premier League

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With Andy Carroll and Shola Ameobi currently injured, and Cheick Tiote and Joey Barton suspended for the game at Bolton on Saturday, both Peter Lovenkrands and Danny Guthrie may see more action after their starts on Saturday against Fulham. Danny Guthrie likely to get start again on Saturday at Bolton Chris replaced both players [.

Kazenga LuaLua Breaks Ankle At Brighton – Loan Ends

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Newcastle's on-loan winger Kazenga LuaLua will be out for up to 10 weeks, after breaking his ankle playing for Brighton on Saturday. Kazenga LuaLua on loan at Brighton breaks his ankle So because of the injury, Kazenga's loan spell at Brighton has come to an unfortunate and premature end, after the 19 year-old [.

Carroll Stays With England – Does He Have Chance To Play?

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Sky Sports is reporting that 21 year-old Andy Carroll was forced to miss training with England today, and there is still a possibility he will be forced to pull out of the squad. Andy Carroll - staying with England squad but missed training today Carroll is still classed as a major doubt for the game [.

Carroll Pased Fit To Train With England Today

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Some seemingly good news for Andy Carroll last night, in his quest to play for England on Wednesday against France, as he was passed fit to train with England today. Andy Carroll - will train with England today It seems that the England manager Fabio Capello and the medics are willing to go the extra [.

Chris Hughton Says Again – No New Players Coming In January

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Chris Hughton has reaffirmed to the Newcastle Journal this morning that he will not be bringing in any new players in the January transfer window. Chris Hughton - we have a good squad already In an interview today he says the Newcastle squad is strong and there is no need to bring in any new [...]


Capello Says Andy Carroll Is The Future Of England Team

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If Andy Carroll ever thought he wasn't held in high esteem by both Fabio Capello and the rest of the England hierarchy, he may have to change his mind, as he seems to have been handled with kit gloves at the England camp. Fabio Capello - Andy is England's future It appears that Fabio Capello [...]


Alan Shearer – Give Andy Carroll His Chance

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Many pundits are suggesting that Andy Carroll could become as good as Newcastle's former number 9 striker, the great Alan Shearer. Alan Shearer while manager at Newcastle If that is to come true, then Andy still has a lot of improvement to make, but that's just exactly what he's done over the last 12 [.

Tough Game Awaiting Newcastle At Bolton Wanderers

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With this being an international week, Newcastle manager Chris Hughton may get a quick if short break, from the stress and rigors of managing Newcastle United. Chris Hughton gets a very short break this week? Chris is still short-handed with his staff, as he still has not replaced Colin Calderwood who left to manager [.

Hughton – Carroll Doubtful For Bolton Game – Never Mind France

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We hope that the Newcastle medics and England medics are in full agreement on the injury status of Andy Carroll. Chris Hughton - Andy doubtful for Bolton game Some surprising comments today from Newcastle manager Chris Hughton, who says that Andy remains a doubt for the important game at Bolton on Saturday.

Would Newcastle Fancy Robert Pires On Short Term Deal?

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News that former Arsenal and France great, Robert Pires, is available as a free agent, and that begs the question whether Newcastle may be interested. Robert Pires while at Arsenal - now a free agent Pires has just turned 37, and obviously is well past his best, but he does provide some creativity that [.

Andy Carroll Comes Through England Training Session OK

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Good news today that Andy Carroll came through his first training session this morning with England at Wembley Stadium, with no side effects of his groin strain, which may have even cleared up. Joe Hart injured his back this morning The England medics will again assess the injury today, before manager Capello decides what [.

Newcastle Is The Only Club And City For Me – Andy Carroll

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Andy Carroll, born and bred on Tyneside, has made it clear to anybody who is willing to listen to him, that Newcastle United is the only club he wants to play for. Aaron Hughes and Andy Carroll race for the ball on Saturday But that hasn't stopped some of the big clubs thinking they will [...]


Newcastle 5 Points From Relegation – 6 Points From Champions League

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After giving away a couple of poor goals against Blackburn last Wednesday night, the Newcastle side did everything expected of them on Saturday in defense. as they put in a very good shift. Mike Williamson - another solid game for the Magpies on Saturday Newcastle have dropped to eighth in the Premier League but they [.

Can Tim Krul Keep Steve Harper Out Of First Team?

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Tim Krul seems to be getting better and more confident, the more games he gets under his belt at Newcastle. Tim Krul - in action on Saturday Newcastle manager Chris Hughton was extremely pleased with the way his defense played against the Cottagers on Saturday – and Tim Krul had an excellent game in goal [.

Hughton Looks Forward To A Week OF Recuperation

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Newcastle have bagged 4 points from their last 3 league games, but only one in their last two home games against mediocre opposition in Blackburn and Fulham. Chris Hughton week of recuperation for his players How Newcastle managed to lose to Blackburn was hard to take, because we gave up two very sloppy goals, [.

Carroll Needs To Keep Listening Closely To Chris Hughton

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Andy Carroll is very well aware that once he becomes an England International, whenever that will be, he will come in for even more scrutiny for his actions off the field of play. Andy Carroll - coming in for a lot of scrutiny But Andy seems anxious to want to turn around that current view [...]


Tiote Will Be Back For Big Chelsea Game In Two Weeks

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Cheick Tiote is a competitive player who has been outstanding for Newcastle, since he joined the Magpies from Dutch club FC Twente last summer. Cheick Tiote in action against Fulham on Saturday The Ivorian has fitted so well into the Newcastle side, and has played well right form the start when he made a [.

Andy Carroll Explains The Groin Injury He Picked Up

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Andy Carroll has explained he picked up his slight groin injury in the final minutes of Newcastle's 0-0 draw against Fulham on Saturday. Andy Carroll - in action on Saturday The news yesterday that Andy had withdrawn from the England squad came just as Andy was getting all the plaudits for finally making the full [.

Newcastle Suddenly Have Striker Shortage

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Andy Carroll joined the England squad for their game with France on Wednesday evening but is expected to be ruled our because of a slight groin injury. Shola Ameobi - could miss trip to Bolton It seems that Andy picked up the injury in the tough 0-0 draw with Fulham on Saturday and the Newcastle [...

Two Clean Sheets In Three Games Is Going In Right Direction

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Newcastle have scored 21 goals in their first 13 league games and conceded 16. Tim Krul in action yesterday against Cottagers And in those 13 games Newcastle have only 4 clean sheets, but the lads have kept two clean sheets in their last three league games, so we have to hope that's a trend, [...]


Carroll To Report To England Squad – Doctors Will Assess Him

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News that the England doctors will assess Newcastle's Andy Carroll groin injury this week. Andy Carroll - to be assessed by England doctors It seems that Andy picked up a groin injury in the game yesterday against Fulham, although it was hardly apparent during the game, but it now threatens to spoil his chances of [.

Sol Campbell Urges Andy Carroll To Be Humble

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If anybody knows what it's like to have a long and successful England career, it's Sol Campbell. Andy Carroll in action against Fulham yesterday And Sol has some wise words for young Andy Carroll today, as he points out the easy thing is to get into the England side, but the difficult thing is [...

Passion Is Good For The Newcastle United Club

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Sol Campbell has now been at Newcastle almost four months, but still has only a couple of appearances for the Newcastle club. Sol Campbell - passion is good for Newcastle United He has given a long interview today in the Sunday Sun and says he knows the passion that is on Tyneside. But Sol says [...]


Andy Carroll Withdraws From England Squad With Groin Injury

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There is some breaking news that Andy Carroll has been forced to pull out of the England squad with a groin injury. Andy Carroll out 2 weeks with groin injury The Newcastle striker, 21, was ready to make his England debut against France on Wednesday, but it seems he picked up a groin strain [...]


Chris Hughton So Proud That Carroll Gets England Call-Up

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Last night Chris Hughton seemed really proud that Andy Carroll has finally been called up by Fabio Capello for the England squad. Andy Carroll - call up for England And of course like any teacher, Chris has every right to be proud of what Andy's achieved so far in his career, because Chris has coached [.

Sol Campbell Says Chris Hughton Is A Great Manager

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We've been very surprised at how really well Chris Hughton has started with Newcastle in the Premier League. Chris Hughton a great manager When he took over during our relegation season, Chris was not too successful as caretaker manager, but since he's taken full control, he's done a fantastic job at Newcastle, and if [.

Newcastle Performance Better Than Result Against Fulham

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The Newcastle performance yesterday against Fulham was much better than the final result, and with just a little bit of luck, the lads could have ended up with all 3 points. Chris Hughton disappointed with only a draw But it seems there are no easy teams these days in the Premier League and this [.

Fabio Capello Wants To Help Andy Carroll

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As we half expected, Fabio Capello has had to defend his selection of Andy Carroll for the England squad to play France on Wednesday at Wembley. Andy Carroll new big man for England? Andy has been in a little trouble over the last few years, none of it really big, but for a professional [...]


Andy Carroll In England Squad

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Newcastle United's young 21 year-old striker Andy Carroll has been selected for the full England international squad for the very first time. Andy Carroll - in training with Newcastle The Gateshead-born forward,was called up by Fabio Capello tonight, to be part of the squad to face France at Wembley on Wednesday night.

Carroll Couldn’t Have Done Any More To Earn England Chance

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Andy Carroll had excellent game for Newcastle United today, and but for the great goalkeeping of Mark Schwarzer, Andy would have added to his 7 Premier League goals he has scored so far this afternoon. Andy Carroll ready to play for England And as far as getting his England chance his manager Chris Hughton [.

Chris Hughton Disppointed Not to Get Win – Video

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Chris Hughton has told BBC Sports after the game today that he was disappointed not to get all 3 points from today's game against Fulham, but was pleased with Newcastle's spirited performance. Chris thought that Fulham's Mark Schwarzer was the difference, with some excellent saves for the London side, and kept Newcastle from winning the [.

Newcastle 0 Fulham 0 – Magpies Poor Home Form Continues

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As we said before today's game Mark Hughes teams are experts in getting draws, and so it proved today as Newcastle drew 0-0 with Fulham and once again failed to beat a lower half of the table team at St. James' Park. The good news is that Newcastle kept their fourth clean sheet of the [...]


Lovenkrands And Guthrie Get Starts Against Fulham

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Danny Guthrie gets the nod on the right wing, and experienced Peter Lovenkrands gets his chance for a start up front in the Premier League this afternoon, alongside Andy Carroll against Fulham. And it looks like Chris Hughton will keep the 4-4-2 formation that he's used in the last 5 Premier league games.

Magpies Could Have More Than Carroll In England Squad

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Fabio Capello is supposed to be at St. James' Park this afternoon, and he will have quite a few Englishman on display to take a look at. Kevin Nolan Newcastle captain in England squad? The main player he will want to see first hand of course is 21 year-old striker Andy Carroll, who [...]


Can Chris Hughotn Lift His Players This Afternoon?

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One of Chris Hughton's big strengths last season was to lift his players following a disappointing result. Lee Clark - while coaching at Newcastle After we had lost those two away games to Nottingham Forest and Scunthorpe over 4 days Chris was able to get a result against Doncaster Rovers at home 2-1 the following [.

Home Form Must Be Driving Our Fans Crazy

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Newcastle's Spanish U21 left back has come out today and said that Newcastle' s home form this season must be driving Newcastle fans crazy. Jose Enrique - we must be sending our fans crazy Well, he's right about that. We look forward to difficult games away from home rather than weaker teams at home, like [.

Fulham Manager Big Fan Of Chris Hughton

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Fulham manager Mark Hughes, who was said to be a Newcastle target after Sam Allardyce left the club in early 2008, has nothing but praise for Newcastle manager Chris Hughton. Chris Hughton done a great job on Tyneside Chris is still awaiting a new and improved contract being offered to him, after he turned [.

Som Big Clubs Reportedly After Andy Carroll

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Andy Carroll is not surprisingly attracting attention from some big clubs in England, because of his great start to the Premier League, where he stands as top scorer with 7 goals, so far this season. Andy Carroll - this lad is going nowhere There are reports today that Tottenham are interested and "inside information" suggests [.

Workaholic Hughton Not Missing An Assistant – Yet

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has admitted there has been no progress in the search for an assistant manager. Chris Hughton - not missing an assistant- yet We had thought yesterday, that until Chris signs a new contract at Newcastle, on much better terms, it would be difficult to get an assistant in with the low [.

Newcastle To Commmorate Poppy Day Today

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With the 11th hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month having passed a couple of days ago, it is fitting that Newcastle United, like all teams in the Premier League, will wear poppies on their shirts for today's games. And it will mark the very first time, the club has worn the famous [...]


Newcastle vs Fulham – Match Preview

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One thing Chris Hughton will be telling the Newcastle side before tomorrow's game with Fulham, is that it should be payback time. That's because in our final home game of our relegation season on 16th May, the Saturday after walloping Middlesbrough 3-1 at home on the previous Monday night, we were surprisingly beaten 1-0 by Fulham.

Hughton Thinking Of Reverting To 4-5-1 For Fulham

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Some surprising news today that Chris Hughton may revert back to a 4-5-1 formation for the game this afternoon against Fulham. Chris Hughton - could switch back to 4-5-1 We suppose one reason that Blackburn seemed so successful in their approach on Wednesday that they flooded to midfield, and Chris may think that's exactly what [.

Big Chance To Turn Things Around Against Fulham

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It was a disappointing defeat against Blackburn on Wednesday night, after the lads had done so well in getting 9 points from their previous 3 league games. Chris Hughton where's that Newcastle United suit? But with the game at home to Fulham tomorrow afternoon, a win will keep Newcastle in 5th place in the league, [.

Hughes Likely To Get Good Reception At St. James’ Park

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Former Newcastle United player Aaron Hughes will return to Newcastle tomorrow with Fulham. Aaron Hughes - loyal player for Newcastle The 31 year-old Aaron Hughes will likely be welcomed back fondly because this lad joined Newcastle when he was a youngster and always played his heart out for Newcastle.

Duff Unlikely To Get Good Reception At St. James’ Park

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Damien Duff is one of the players who elected to leave Newcastle after the team was relegated a year last May. Damien Duff left Newcastle and then talked about his hell on Tyneside So it's not very likely that Damien will get a good welcome back when he turns out for Fulham tomorrow afternoon, [...

Nile Ranger Could Get First Start In Premier League Tomorrow

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It will be 19 year-old Nile Ranger or 30 year-old Peter Lovenkrands who will start tomorrow, if Shola Ameobi, as expected, isn't fit to line up alongside Andy Carroll against Fulham FC tomorrow afternoon. Nile Ranger could get first start in Premier League tomorrow If Ameobi doesn't start it's going to be a tough decision between [.

Hughton’s Assistant Coach Appointment Likely To Be Delayed

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Assistant manager Colin Calderwood left Newcastle to manage Hibernian on Monday, 18th October, and 25 days later there's still no sign of Chris bringing in a new assistant at St. James' Park. Chris Hughton still to get new assistant in Calderwood has had a tough time since moving north and lost his first three [.

Joey Barton To Phone Pedersen Today To Apologize

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Joey Barton has said he will phone Blackburn's Morten Gamst Pedersen today, to apologize for the punch he threw at him in the game on Wednesday night at St. James' Park. Joey Barton - will apologize personally to Pedersen Joey has also said he will always have anger-management issues, and thinks he will be unable to [.

Personal Triumph For Simpson That England Considering Him

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We don't know if Danny Simpson will get a call-up for the England squad tomorrow evening, but even if he doesn't,  the fact that he's being watched closely by the selectors is still a personal triumph for the Salford-born player. Danny Simpson played very well for Newcastle this seaosn It also shows that Newcastle's new [.

Joey Barton’s Statement Of Apology Full Of Remorse

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Joey Barton has rightly issued a statement following his 3 game suspension for violent conduct, when he was seen to punch Morten Pedersen in the game against Blackburn on Wednesday evening. Joey Barton issues an apology seems really sorry There's no way we can condone what Barton did on Wednesday night, but it's [.

Hughton Forced Into Changes With Tiote And Barton Suspended

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With Joey Barton getting his 3 match suspension last night for violent conduct, and Cheick Tiote also picking up his 5th yellow card against Blackburn, two of our best players this season will not be available for the game at home to Fulham tomorrow. Sol Campbell - to get start tomorrow? That's a pity, but [.

Joey Barton Gets Three Match Ban And Apologizes

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As expected Newcastle's Joey Barton has been banned for three games by the FA. Joey Barton accepts 3 match ban apologizes Joey accepted a charge of violent conduct today , after the FA had  reviewed video tape of him punching Blackburn's Morten Gamst Pedersen in the chest in last night's Newcastle Blackburn [.

Barton Charged With Violent Conduct – Could Be Suspended 3 Games

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Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton has been charged with violent conduct by the FA, after punching Blackburn's Morten Gamst Pedersen on Wednesday night during the Newcastle Blackburn Rovers game. Joey Barton - charged with assault by FA The incident was missed by referee Michael Jones, but it was caught on video, and during the game [.

Newcastle Need To Pick Themselves Up And Win Against Fulham

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Chris Hughton hasn't got much time to think too much about last night's  third home defeat of the season at St James' Park. Chris Hughton must prepare team quickly for Fulham game Chris has only a couple of days to prepare the lads for the tough game against Fulham on Saturday. Fulham played very [.

Time To Give Other Players A Chance At Newcastle

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It seems Shola Ameobi has another hamstring injury, and Shola has always had a struggle with hamstring injuries, for whatever reason. Danny Guthrie - could he start Saturday? There were rumors on Sky Sports before the game that Shola would not play because of a thigh injury, and since he just lasted  for 45 minutes, [.

Andy Carroll Can Be As Good As Didier Drogba

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The current Chelsea manager knows a good player when he sees one, and today Carlo Ancelotti has said he sees an awful  lot of potential in Newcastle United's local striker Andy Carroll. Andy Carroll - the new number 9 at Newcastle United And that potential is so great that Carlo thinks Andy could become as good [.

Fulham Game Will Be Just As Tough As Blackburn

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Fulham play the same kind of game as Blackburn, with manager Mark Hughes liking big players and playing a very physical game. Sol Campbell could get a start on Saturday So if Newcastle cannot learn quickly from the game last night, when Blackburn looked particularly good at St. James' Park,  and often outplayed Newcastle, , [.

Joey Barton Could Be In Trouble Again – Video

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There was a very sad incident in the second half when Joey Barton clashed with Pedersen, and was seem to punch the Norwegian in the chest. Joey Barton FA will probe the incident It was caught on video, and a little later Joey was seen trying to explain to Pedersen he was just lightly [...]


Danny Simpson And Carroll Close To England Call-Up

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After another classic Andy Carroll header last night in the game against Blackburn which was his 7th league goal of the season, Â it seems almost certain that Andy will get an England call-up on Saturday when Fabio Capello announces his squad. Danny Simpson call-up for England? But the Daily Mirror is reporting that Newcastle [.

Reports That Spurs After Newcastle’s Mike Williamson

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There are reports that Spurs are looking very closely at Newcastle's new center-back Mike Williamson. Mike Williamson challenges Jason Roberts last night Newcastle bought Williamson for just £1M last January from Portsmouth, and he has been in outstanding form for the Magpies ever since, and has been able to hold down a first team [.

Newcastle 1 Blackburn 2 – Game Highlights And Interviews

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There are three videos the top one is the game itself followed by separate interviews with managers Chris Hughton and Sam Allardyce. Newcastle 1 Blackburn 2- Video Highlights Tweet This Post


Two Bad Defensive Mistakes Was Newcastle Downfall

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You cannot give gift goals away and expect to do well in the Premier League, and that was the message Chris gave his troops after last night's surprising 2-1 defeat against Blackburn. Chris Hughton - at last night's game Mistakes by Cheick Tiote and Mike Williamson were enough to give Sam Allardyce's side all 3 [.

Chris Happy With Display Despite Another Home Defeat – Video

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Newcastle’s Home Form Is Just So Very Depressing

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We had hoped the 5-1 smashing of Sunderland,  followed by another one of their best displays of the season at Arsenal, could be followed up with two home wins against bottom half of the table sides Blackburn and Fulham. Tiote - terrible error after just 3 minutes gifted Blackburn their first goal But Newcastle  had [.

Newcastle 1 Blackburn 2 – Magpies Let Themselves Down Again

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Newcastle hammered Aston Villa 6-0 and then drew 1-1 at Wolves, and then came back for an easy home game against Blackpool, odds on favorites for relegation  and were beaten 2-0. Newcastle hammered Sunderland 5-1 at home and then won 1-0 away at Arsenal, and them came back tonight for a much easier home game [.

As Expected – Newcastle Are Unchanged Against Blackburn

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As expected Newcastle are unchanged from the side that did so brilliantly at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, when they defeated Arsenal 1-0. There had been a slight doubt about Shola Ameobi, who was said to have a thigh strain, but it looks like the local lad is ready to go to war again [.

Newcastle vs Blackburn – Match Preview

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Tonight's home game against Blackburn Rovers is another very important game for Newcastle, and we'll get a chance to see just how good this team really is. Yes, we know, we say that stuff for every game, but it's also true that every single league game is important for Newcastle this season, so we can [.

Krul Well Schooled By Chris Hughton – Tonight Will Be Difficult

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Tim Krul had a very good game at the Emirates on Sunday, and made one terrific save just 5 minutes before Andy Carroll put Newcastle ahead for good, and we picked up all 3 points. Tim Krul celebrating with Danny Simpson after win at Arsenal And since then Newcastle have been receiving lots of [...]


Sam Allardyce Bears No Grudges – Big Fan Of Andy Carroll

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Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce returns to St James' Park tonight for the first time, since he was let go by Newcastle on 9th January of  2008, which was a short  6 weeks before a certain Chris Hughton joined Kevin Keegan at Newcastle, as a coach on  22nd February. Sam Allardyce - stressed out while at [.

Strange Statement From Lovenkrands On Leaving Newcastle

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Peter Lovenkrands admits he may want to leave Newcastle United. Peter Lovenkrands - home sick for Copenhagen really? Lovenkrands has said today to say he misses his home country of Denmark, but he's been away from Denmark for 10 years, since he signed on for Glasgow Rangers 10 years ago, after Newcastle's Bobby Robson [.

Newcastle Could Be Up To 4th Place – With A Win Tonight

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Jose Enrique has talked today about the Arsenal win, and the fact the Newcastle side is doing quite well in the Premier League, so far this season. Jose Enrique cheer up Jose we could win tonight! And Jose today has said the win at Arsenal is the very first time he's been in [...]


Can Newcastle Show Consistency Against Blackburn Tonight?

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Newcastle have three league wins in a row, and they were three decent sides they won against, with two of them in the upper half of the league, and two of the games away from home. Chris Hughton must get Newcastle to be more consistent Yes, West Ham were bottom of the league, but [...]


Sam Made Two Great Newcastle Signings – Enrique And Barton

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Former Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce didn't always make good signings for Newcastle, but two of his signings that have come to be great signings, are Jose Enrique and Joey Barton. Jose Enrique in action at Goodison Park Both are now top players for Newcastle, after both players had rather difficult starts on Tyneside.

As Hughton Convinces Ashley He’s Good Enough – We Love It

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As we've said to anybody who will listen over the last week or so, the fact that Chris Hughton has not signed a new contract at Newcastle United, is hardly a huge problem or crisis. Mike Ashley with Chris Hughton Indeed, what seems to be happening right now is Chris Hughton is earning his new [...]


Will Newcastle Fancy Niko Kranjcar In January?

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Spurs midfielder Niko Kranjcar is a class player, Â and if he becomes available in the January transfer window, it could well be that Newcastle will be interested in trying to recruit him. Niko Kranjcar - 60 caps for Croatia a class player Niko can play anywhere across midfield, and he has skills galore, and [.

Andy Carroll Has Improved Two Areas Of His Game

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There's no doubt that Andy Carroll has caught the attention of the media this season, and mostly it's for the right reasons he's a Newcastle number 9 who is scoring goals and looking very good.. Andy Carroll - improved two areas of his game Andy has basically carried on from last season scoring good [.

Is It Just Us – Or Are Newcastle Looking A Very Good Side?

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We watched the full Arsenal Newcastle game again  yesterday afternoon you can do that when you're retired and I got some comments from my wife about "have you not watched that game enough already" to which the replay was no. Chris Hughton - can he get the NUFC emblem on his suit? [...]


Newcastle Will Not Sell Andrew Carroll – Will They?

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If Mike Ashley is learning from the mistakes he has made, while he's been owner of Newcastle United, Â then he will not even think of selling Andy Carroll, when top clubs come a calling in January. Andy celebrating his goal with manager Hughton on Sunday Yes, we know every player has his price, and all [.

Will Newcastle Let Alan Smith Go To Blackburn?

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News today that former Newcastle United captain, midfielder Alan Smith, could become a transfer target for Blackburn Rovers in January. Alan Smith - Sam Allardyce interested The former Leeds and Manchester United player, who is now 30, has lost his defensive midfield position to Ivorian Cheick Tiote, who has been brilliant for Newcastle all season.

Andy Carroll Will Sort Himself Out – Don’t Worry

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Former Newcastle United manager Glenn Roeder has urged Andy Carroll to clean up his act, and Glenn must now be the 63rd person to urge Andy to do that, over the last few months. Andy Carroll - after scoring the winner on Sunday at the Emirates One of the "problems" Andy has is that he's [...]


Maybe Chris Hughton Wants To Delay Contract Negotiations

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If we were Chris Hughton then he may want to even delay the contract negotiations with Derek LLambias. Chris Hughton could delay contract negotiations to his benefit? The reason is that Newcastle look to be in tremendous form right now, and not only that, but the lads seem to have become a lot more professional [.

Newcastle Reported Interest In Slovenian Striker

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News today that Newcastle are planning to go after Slovenian striker Tim Matavz. Tim Matavz - Newcastle Interested? Certainly the The FC Groningen striker comes at the right age, at just 21 years old and he's 6'2″ tall, and has 5 goals in 13 games so far for the Eredivisie club this season. Tim made [.

You Can’t Let Good Results Or Bad Results Get To You

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We think one of Chris Hughton's best qualities as a manager is that he takes nothing for granted, and never ever underestimates any side. Chris Hughton never lets results affect him if at all possible That happened last season when we visited teams like Scunthorpe United and Plymouth Argyle, and both teams gave us [.

Are Newcastle Improving In The Premier League?

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We were hammered in our first game at Old Trafford 3-0, and in that game we were simply outclassed by a much better side, and the result could have been a  lot worse. Chris Hughton making Newcastle a more professional side That's the truth of it, but it  could be a lot different now, [...]


Is Seb Larsson On Newcastle’s Radar Screen?

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Former Newcastle target, Swedish International Seb Larsson, has still not signed a new contract for Birmingham, and if that remains the case by January, which looks probable, it could cause a scramble between the many clubs after his services. Seb Larsson - still not signed new contract at Birmingham Premier league clubs Fulham, Newcastle, Sunderland and [.

Mick McCarthy Waxes Lyrical About Brilliant Newcastle

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We had watched Wolves' great 2-1 home win against Man City recently, and thought that Wolves showed a lot of grit and it was good that they got all 3 points, for a change, since they seemed to have been unlucky in some of their games this season. Mick McCarthy Newcastle were fantastic, brilliant [.

Mike Williamson Proving He’s Premier League Class

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Mike Williamson could turn out to be one of Chris Hughton's best ever signings, after he rescued the Stoke-on-Trent born 27 year-old player from Portsmouth last January. Mike Williamson watches Bendtner do a Ballerina impression yesterday After watching Williamson in action yesterday,  it's hard to think he cost only £1M  from Portsmouth, and he's already [.

Chris Hughton’s Star Rising Rapidly On Tyneside

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The 1-0 win at the Emirates yesterday, is a win Chris Hughton will always remember, in his still fledgling career as a full time manager. Chris Hughton - savors win for the Newcastle fans And as usual Chris Hughton is only too ready to pay tribute to the Newcastle faithful, who were again at the [...

Joey Barton Now A Good News Story For Newcastle

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One of the TV commentators yesterday afternoon, during the Newcastle 1-0 win at Arsenal, paid Joey Barton a huge compliment, and he didn't even know it. Joey Barton and Jack Wilshere battle for the ball yesterday The commentator not only said that Joey had another excellent game for the Magpies, but that he'd never seen [.

Carroll – It’s Great To Come To Arsenal And Get 3 Points

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Andy Carroll will have done his growing reputation yesterday at the Emirates a lot of good, where he looked a very good player and scored Newcastle's winner just before half time, when the 6'4″ striker out jumped Gunner goalkeeper Fabianski to head home. Carroll - shows Arsenal fans just how high he can jump [.

Hughton Proving He Can Match Any Manager In Premier League

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Newcastle have won their last three league games, and are unbeaten in four league games after Coloccini got that last minute equalizer against Wigan back on 16th October, three weeks last Saturday. Chris Hughton urging his players on yesterday After that game Shola Ameobi said that Newcastle had stopped the rot, and he seems to [.

Newcastle Serve Up Another Magnificent Team Effort

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton's star rose a little bit higher on Tyneside yesterday, as he produced a game plan that worked well, and ended up in Newcastle United getting their first win at Arsenal in 11 attempts and over nine years. Andy Carroll  - celebrates goal with Chris Hughton yesterday And the man who got [.

Andy Carroll A Better Player Than Duncan Ferguson

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Former Liverpool great Alan Hansen has come out today and thinks that Andy Carroll, the new Newcastle number 9 has all the makings of a future Newcastle great, and a future England great. Andy Carroll - after scoring the winner against Arsenal yesterday Newcastle put in another great display yesterday, and while they got the [.

News Of The World Out To Disrupt Newcastle – Again

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The News Of the World came out today with just a ridiculous story yes even for them that claimed that cocaine was found on a table in Nolan's house after a night out with Andy Carroll. Probably in order to reduce their legal liability, the newspaper stressed there was no evidence either player [.

Chris Hughton Talks to BBC Sports After Fantastic Win

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Here's Chris Hughton speaking with the BBC following the 1-0 win at Arsenal and he's focused on making sure Newcastle avoid relegation this season. Tweet This Post


Chris Hughton To Walk Away From Newcastle

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We have asked the question before and we have to ask the question again, after an amazing 1-0 win this afternoon at the Emirates  Stadium just how good is Chris Hughton? Gentleman and potential great Newcastle manager Chris Hughton Let's review Chris Hughton's management career so far last season we played  a total [.

Chris Hughton Speaks – This Is A Fantastic Win

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton was not surprisingly delighted with his side's spirit, discipline and defensive performance in their shock  1-0 win at Arsenal this afternoon. Andy Carroll celebrates his goal with manager Chris Hughton today After the game, which showed how well drilled Chris Hughton has made the Newcastle side this season, Chris told BBC sports: [.

Arsenal 0 Newcastle 1 – Video Highlights

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Londoner Chris Hughton Restoring Pride Of Geordie Nation

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I said before this game that if we won, I wouldn't know quite what to do after I'd taken my heart and blood pressure pills. Chris Hughton at the Emirates today another great game plan But the thing to do, after another magnificent performance from Newcastle United of grit and determination, and [.

Arsenal 0 Newcastle 1 – Magnificent Magpies Shoot Down Gunners

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In what was another magnificent performance from Chris Hughton's side this afternoon against the mighty Arsenal, Newcastle have got their third win of the season in London where's Chris Hughton from again? Newcastle started brightly and outplayed Arsenal for the first 15 minutes or so, before the Gunners started to get going and move [.

Chris Hughton Is Quiet And Calm But Not Diego Maradona

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Jonas Gutierrez is now 27 and  joined the Magpies  from Spanish club Real Mallorca  just over two years ago, in a deal that finally reached around £5M. Jonas Gutierrez in action last Sunday against Sunderland But like most Newcastle players he has now played under four different managers at the club Kevin Keegan, [.

Hughton’s Quiet Style Has Completely Transformed Newcastle

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It seems that Chris Hughton has completely fallen in love with the passion that is Newcastle United and also with the famous Newcastle fans, who are known for their undying support throughout the world. Chris Hughton calm and quiet style has transformed the club The 51-year-old has done better than anybody expected probably [.

Are Newcastle Really Up For Sale For £150M?

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Just when we thought Newcastle were getting some stability at the club, there are reports today the club could be up for sale, for a third time. Mike Ashley current owner on Tyneside There was a report last week that former Chairman Freddy Shepherd was heading a group trying to buy the club, Â but [.

Hughton’s Open Management Style Like That Of Bobby Robson

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We always thought that Bobby Robson's style of management was almost perfect, because not only could he inspire his players to play at their very best, but he was always in good communication with them. Bobby Robson the great man beside his statue in St. James' Park We know for a fact that Chris Hughton [.

Sol Campbell’s Presence at Newcastle Will Make Big Difference

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Sky Sports reporter Paul Merson has said that Newcastle United will reap the rewards very soon,  of having Sol Campbell at the Tyneside club. Sol Campbell a top players but also a top prefessional Sol has only played twice for Newcastle so far against Chelsea in Newcastle's fantastic 4-3 win at Stamford Bridge and in the [.

Will Newcastle Cash In On Andy Carroll?

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There's a report out today that Chelsea are ready to pay up to £15M to sign Newcastle United's 21 year-old Geordie striker Andy Carroll, as a potential replacement for the mercurial Didier Drogba. Andy Carroll - is £15M too much to resist? The Sunday Express is saying that Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti may move as [.

Newcastle Unchanged – To Play Attacking 4-4-2 Formation

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As we half expected it's another brave team selection today by manager Chris Hughton,  as he keeps both local strikers, Shola Ameobi and Andy Carroll, in the starting line-up which is unchanged from that which tore Sunderland apart 5-1 last Sunday afternoon. Both returning center-backs  Steven Taylor and Sol Campbell, the former Arsenal great, are [.

Big Sam Allardyce’s Timely Advice To Andrew Carroll

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Sam Allardyce managed Andy Carroll back when Sam was manager of the Newcastle club from May, 2007 through January, 2008. Sam Allardyce while manager of Newcastle United And Sam seems to be a big admirer of the Gateshead-born 6'4″ striker, who has quickly gained prominence over the last 18 months or so,  with his [.

Arsenal vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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After Newcastle have now won their last two league games, the game tomorrow at Arsenal will be a real test that could tell us all just how good this Newcastle side is at the moment. Newcastle have been nothing if not inconsistent so far this season in the league, and tomorrow's game is a perfect [...

Anything But A Defeat Tomorrow Will Be A Win For Newcastle

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Chris Hughton says his players should be confident for tomorrow's game with Arsenal, Â but they cannot be fearful if they are get a result at the Emirates tomorrow afternoon. Chris Hughton on the training field at Benton LLambias in background Newcastle hardly have a good record playing Arsenal in London, and in the [.

We Are Not Getting Carried Away With Seventh Place

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Danny Simpson has played very well since he returned to the Newcastle right back spot, and Newcastle have registered  two good wins in beating West Ham in London and then hammering Sunderland last Sunday,  since he's returned. Danny Simpson - about to attack Darren Bent last Sunday This is a big season for the Salford-born player, [.

Newcastle Are Not In The Group Of Best Premier Teams

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Chris Hughton has given a long interview this morning to the Newcastle Journal on our Premier League season so far. Chris Hughton Newcastle not in the best group of Premier teams It's been a very up and down season, but most fans will be pleased that we've already amassed a good 14 points from [...

Andy Carroll Wants To Be On Back Pages – Not The Front Pages

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Andy Carroll is an exciting and gifted young Tyneside striker, who has already been given the famous number 9 shirt at his home town club Newcastle United. Andy Carroll - I will learn from my mistakes Andy, as we all know, has had his troubles off the field of play, and on October 25th [...]


Carroll Has Presence, Intelligence, Charisma And Confidence

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Arsene Wenger has come out today and said it wouldn't surprise him if  Newcastle striker Andy Carroll is included in the upcoming England squad to play France at Wembley, on November 17th. Arsene Wenger Andy Carroll intelligent and committed Arsene knows a good player when he sees one, and the Frenchman thinks the great improvement he [.

Can Newcastle Get Some Consistency In Their Game?

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Chris Hughton has talked at length today about how the week has gone since the great 5-1 thumping of Sunderland, and Chris also offers his thought on the season, and how Newcastle have done so far. Chris Hughton - feel good factor this week This is what Chris told the Newcastle Journal this morning: "It has been [.

Hughton Says Neither Kerr Nor Sheedy Coming To Newcastle

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Chris Hughton has still to replace Assistant Manager Colin Calderwood and today he has said that neither Brian Kerr or Kevin Sheedy will be coming to Newcastle. Brian Kerr not coming to Newcastle Colin went to manage Hibernian on Monday, 18th October, so it's coming up top three weeks since Chris has been on his [.

Please Help “Make The Team” If You Possibly Can

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On our web-site www.nufcblog.com we are only too pleased to help Charity organizations and other groups who are doing some good in the name of  sports and football, and we do this free of charge and are pleased to do it. Here is a cause we think is very worth supporting read on. The [...]


Arsene Wenger In Praise Of Newcastle And Chris Hughton

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Arsène Wenger has praised Newcastle United and their manager Chris Hughton, for an impressive start to our first season back in the Premier League. Arsene Wenger the Arsenal manager taxi! Newcastle were finally relegated in May of last year, but of course the lads came straight back up in style winning the Championship [.

Premier League Top Scorer Nolan Wants Arsenal Payback

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Kevin Nolan scored 18 goals last season, but when you laud the former Bolton player for that, the critics say yes but that was  in the second division. Kevin Nolan Newcastle captain supreme Well so far this season back in the Premier League Kevin has 7 goals in the first 10 league games of [...

If You Don’t Perform Somebody Will Take Your Place

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Newcastle's famous 5-1 derby victory on Sunday against Sunderland stopped the crisis talk at St James' Park dead in its tracks. Kevin Nolan we can't get carried away The Newcastle players did their talking on the field on Sunday, and gave the Newcastle fans everything they had ever dreamed of  in that particular game [.

Newcastle Interested In Gilberto Silva – Probably Not

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The Sun is reporting that Fulham, Newcastle United and maybe even Aston Villa are interested in a cut-price deal for former Arsenal player Gilberto Silva in the January transfer window. Gilberto Silva are Newcastle really interested in this player? The 93 times capped Brazilian is hoping to leave his current club Panathinaikos in Greece, [.

Tiote Treated Like A Man Since He Arrived In Newcastle

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News yesterday that former Newcastle left back Olivier Bernard is very active in helping our new midfielder, Cheick Tiote, settle on Tyneside, and from what we can tell, Olivier is doing a very good job. Tiote in action in Newcastle engine room on Sunday Newcastle have two wins in a row in the league, but [.

Cheick Tiote Recommends Two Ivory Coast Players

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Cheick Tiote has given a great interview for the official Newcastle site this week, when he answered questions from the Newcastle fans. Cheick Tiote with good pal Ben Arfa in training And not surprisingly Cheick was asked, becasue he is so good,  and also came at a remarkably low price of just £3.5M, were  there [.

So That’s Why Shola Ameobi Was Always Injured

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Shola Ameobi has been in great form this season, and of course we should also remember the start of last season, when he scored a valuable 5 goals in August, to get the lads off to a great start down in the Championship. Chris Hughton can he keep Shola fit? But usually what happens, if [...]


Ameobi And Carroll Unlikely To Both Start At Arsenal

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Our two local strikers, Shola Ameobi and Andy Carroll,  have both started up front in the last two league games, and we've won both games with two excellent performances and 7 goals scored. Shola - showing great form this season so far The 2-1 win at West Ham showed Newcastle at their best after the [.

Sofa Guy – You Don’t Realise How Happy You’ve Made This City

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Mike Williamson is so far having an excellent season for Newcastle in the Premier League,  and this lad seems to continue to improve as he gets more experience in the Premier League. Mike Williamson down but not out against Sunderland on Sunday At £1M from Portsmouth, Mike's got to be one of the bargain [.

As Newcastle Squad Improves Hughton’s Selection Gets Tougher

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As players return from injury some of our good players are not even making the match day squad of 18, but hey, that's what happens as the squad starts to get better, as it has at Newcastle over the summer months. Ryan Taylor - after scoring at Chelsea last month For the game with Sunderland [...]


Brilliant Cheick Tiote Gives Hughton More Options

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If we had a vote on who was Newcastle's best player so far this season, Â we would expect 24-year-old Ivory Coast international Cheick Tiote to be high up in the voting. Cheick Tiote in action on Sunday in 5-1 mauling of Sunderland Cheick has just been tremendous for Newcastle all season, and indeed he is [.

Who Are The Best Two Center Backs At Newcastle?

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We had a report out yesterday that Chris Hughton will have selections problems soon, when all four of our experienced center backs Coloccini, Williamson, Steven Taylor and Campbell are fit, and that could be in a week or two. Chris Hughton which two do I pick? In an attempt to gauge fans' opinions, [.

Everton After Kevin Nolan – No Chance!

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There's a bit of an absurd story making the rounds today that Everton are being linked with a summer move for Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan if they lose the services of Steven Pienaar. Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan Everton interested The South African looks like he wants to become a free agent next summer, [.

Former Chelsea Star Available But Too Old For Newcastle?

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Former Chelsea striker Mateja Kezman has left French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint Germain by mutual consent. Mateja Kezman too old at 31 Kezman joined PSG in the summer of 2008 from Fenebahce scoring 10 goals in 53 total appearances for the Paris club, and only two goals in his last 18 games over [...]


Have Newcastle Learned From The Aston Villa Win?

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The biggest job for Chris Hughton this week is to get the lads back down to earth, and point out that the last time we had a good win at home, the 6-0 mauling of Aston Villa, we had quite a few dodgy results after that. Danny Simpson - we've learned from Villa game We [...]


Barton Still Has Much To Repay The Newcastle Club

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Newcastle stood by Joey Barton during his bad times, and the player still has much to repay the Newcastle club,  for the loyalty they have shown in the 28 year-old. Joey Barton in action on Sunday Joey has done some bad things before he even came to Newcastle, when Sam Allardyce signed him for £5.

Hughton Is A Geordie And Ideal To Lead Newcastle

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Since the 5-1 hammering of Sunderland last Sunday, Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is finally getting some praise for the miraculous job he's done for the Newcastle club over the last 16 months. Chris doing the Hughton jig on the sidelines on Sunday We just watched Chris'  interview following the 5-1 win again and we [.

Harper Injures Arm In Celebrating Shola’s Second Goal

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Steve Harper was injured in the Everton game back on 18th September, when Newcastle won 1-0 and recorded their first way win in the league this season. This is Steve Harper - back on 18th September at Everton We were told at the time that it would be 12 weeks until Steve could come back, [...]


Battle For Central Defense Positions About To Start At Newcastle

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Chris Hughton says that former Arsenal great, Sol Campbell, has a chance of being fit for Sunday afternoon's game with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Sol Campbell - looks like he'll be fit for Sunday We all thought Sol would be playing in last week's Carling Cup 4th round tie against his former club Arsenal, [.

Hughton Thinks Newcastle In For A Tough Season

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Since the amazing derby win on Sunday afternoon, Newcastle manager Chris Hughon has  become a bit of a folk hero on Tyneside. Chris Hughton started preparing yesterday for Arsenal game And of course he's very deserving of all the accolades he's been receiving, especially since he's supposed to be in danger of losing his job.

Steven Taylor Plays 63 Minutes In Reserves 2-1 Loss At Wigan

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Newcastle Reserves were beaten for the first time since mid September when they went down 2-1 at Wigan yesterday. Steve Taylor - played 63 minutes at Wigan for Reserves The Reserves played at Robin Park in Wigan, and Steve Taylor played 63 minutes of the game, and that was the first game Steven has started [.

Tamas Kadar Selected For Full Hungary Squad

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Good news today that 20 year-old defender Tamas Kadar has been selected for the full Hungary squad, Â for their friendly game against Lithuania later this month. Tamas Kadar called up for the full Hungary squad for second time It's now very possible that Tamas can get his first senior cap for the game [.

Newcastle A Good Side Without The Big Signings

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Jose Enrique  was signed for £6.2M in the summer of 2007 by Sam Allardyce, and when Jose arrived he was a 21 year-old three times capped Spanish U21 International,  from Villareal. Jose Enrique settled down well on Tyneside After a first season in which he struggled just a little bit, he's come through very [.

Let’s Keep Ben Arfa’s Spirits Up During His Recovery

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Hatem Ben Arfa will not be able to return from his double leg fracture until next March, and that's going to seem like an awful long time for the 23 year-old, after he seemed to be loving his time on Tyneside. Ben Arfa with Tiote after scoring that fantastic goal Ben Arfa spoke with the [...]


Danny Simpson Looking Good At Right Back

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Danny Simpson has had a couple of good games since he returned to the first team after recovering from the ankle injury he picked up at the end of last season. Danny Simpson - two good games for Newcastle on his return And both game have been league wins at West Ham a week last [...]


Four Englishman Who Prove Hughton’s World-Class Coaching

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The sign of a great coach is just how much he can get out of  the players he already has. Chris Hughton proof of top class coaching at Newcastle United It's OK going to a club willing to spend millions and millions on players, such as Roberto Mancini has done at Man City, and [...]


Ben Tozer Returns To Northampton Town – Win at Lincoln

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News last night that Newcastle's 20 year old defender Ben Tozer has rejoined Northampton Town, for another loan spell of one month. Ben Tozer - has returned to Northampton The 6'1″ defender has been on loan for a month but in his final game of that loan spell on 16th October, he was sent off after [.

Who Do You Want Running Newcastle – Ashley Or Shepherd?

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We're trying to gauge the feelings of the Newcastle fans for whether they want Mike Ashley or Freddy Shepherd running Newcastle United. It's a simple vote between the two of them you can vote on our home page HERE Mike Ashley or Freddy Shepherd - your choice Tweet This Post


Jonathan Legear Says Newcastle Are Interested In Him

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We had reported last month that Newcastle may be interested in Anderlecht's  23 year-old Belgium winger  Jonathan Legear, who can also play up front as a striker. Jonathan Legear Newcastle  have contacted my agente And the player himself has said today that Newcastle United have indeed expressed an interest in signing him.

It Shut Up A Few Stupid People Who Were Writing Stupid Stuff

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We always knew that Kevin Nolan would become a great Newcastle captain, and today he's said something that we wish had been able to say eralier, but he got the jump on us. Kevin Nolan - he's the one on the bottom It was that stupid Daily Mail report two weeks yesterday,  that started all the hullabaloo [.

Hughton Will Not Be Leaving Newcastle Any Time Soon

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There are legitimate cries from very reasonable people, calling on Mike Ashley to give Chris Hughton the much improved contract he has thoroughly deserved over the last 16 months. Chris Hughton - thoroughly deserved a new much improved contract After a couple of weeks on constant media attention surrounding Chris' job on Tyneside, Chris put together [.

Steven Taylor To Get Reserve Team Run-Out Today

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News today that Newcastle defender Steven Taylor is all set to make his reserve-team comeback today at Wigan. Steven Taylor plays for Reserves today Steven was on the bench on Sunday for the local lad, and as a local lad he was very pleased with that of course, as he said today: "I was [...]


Newcastle Deny Bid For Club – It’s Not Even For Sale

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There was a report from ESPN last night about Freddy Shepherd wanting to buy the Newcastle United club,  and it came from ESPN so it  seemed that it could even be true maybe. Mike Ashley with Chris Hughton at Benton So we put out the report and of course it would bring up so [...]


Hughton Making The Switch From Top Coach To Top Manager

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After Newcastle's unbelievable win on Sunday afternoon, both the players and the Newcastle supporters are now hoping that Mike Ashley will reward Chris Hughton for everything he's done for the Newcastle United club over the last 16 months. Chris Hughton achieved so much in just 16 months I mean to get Newcastle promote don [.

Is Shola Ameobi Finally Fulfilling His Great Potential?

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Ameobi has played some great games for Newcastle this season, and now has 6 goals, just one goal behind his captain, Kevin Nolan. Shola Ameobi - put home a classic penalty And maybe just maybe, he is about to justify the enormous potential he has always shown, since the mercurial Bobby Robson gave him [.

Joey Barton Is Now A Credit To Himself And To Newcastle

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Joey Barton put in another excellent performance on Sunday in the derby win, and even though Joey was again playing out of position on the right wing, he looked very comfortable in that position. Joey Barton - has been class for Newcastle this season And he would have impressed watching Fabio Capello assistant Franco Baldini, [.

Freddy Shepherd Wants To Buy Newcastle – But Why?

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Surprising news today that former Chairman Freddy Shepherd wants to buy Newcastle United  well would you believe it? Freddy Shepherd wants to buy Newcastle why? This news would appear to be coming from ESPN, and even seems as if it could be legitimate, and Shepherd, who sold his shares to current owner Mike [.

Irishmen Kerr And Sheedy In Frame For Assistant Manager

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Chris Hughton is still looking for a replacement for his assistant Colin Calderwood, after the Scot left to become manager of Hibernian in Edinburgh. Brian Kerr in the frame for Newcastle job And some news today that fellow Irishman Brian Kerr, who is currently manager of the Faroe Islands, could be in the frame [.

Magpies Interested In Swansea’s Pratley – But Not For £4M

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News today that Wigan Athletic and Newcastle United are both after Swansea City midfielder Darren Pratley. Darren Pratley are Newcastle interested? The report is in the Daily Mirror and we have no idea if it's true, but we know Wigan manager Roberto Martinez knows the player well from when he was manager at Swansea.

Newcastle Must Now Aim For Consistency

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The display yesterday showed the form Newcastle have been showing away from home, can indeed be replicated at St. James" Park, as they blew away Sunderland 5-1. Chris Hughton press on from here Hughton is a very pragmatic guy, and he knows that  Newcastle will need to produce more games like yesterday's, if we [.

Chris Hughton Now Part Of Geordie Folklore Whatever Happens

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Chris Hughton has an excellent record on Tyneside since he became manager of Newcastle United  a short 16 months ago. Chris Hughton deserves a new and much improved contract Just for the record last season in the Championship Newcastle played 46 games, won 30, drew 12 and lost 4, and scored 90 goals and [.

Chris Hughton Even More Proud To Be Newcastle Manager

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There seems to have been no change in Chris Hughton's contract position at the Newcastle club, and presumably an improved offer to him will be made before the end of the year. Chris Hughton - so proud to be Newcastle manager As we reported ealrier this morning Chris has turned down Newcastle's first offer as not [.

Ben Arfa Watching Newcastle On TV – Can’t Wait To Get Back

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Ben Arfa has said  he is watching all of Newcastle's games on television, as he recovers from a double leg break. Ben Arfa in action against Everton And after the fantastic result yesterday against Sunderland, there was more good news for Newcastle fans, that the 23 year-old French International  just cannot wait to play again  for the [.

Kevin Nolan – Chris Hughton Is A Fantastic Man

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It's a very long time since Newcastle had as good a captain as Kevin Nolan. Kevin Nolan - in action against Sunderland yesterday That's not just because Kevin is a very good player, but he has now scored 25 goals for Newcastle in just 69 games, and  that's after getting only 50 goals in 345 [...]


Meet Jack – Newcastle Mascot – Best In The Business! – VIDEO

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Well this is all about Jack who was star of the show yesterday before the local derby game even kicked off. Jack - Newcastle mascot and star of the show Jack walked out in front of Newcastle skipper Kevin Nolan, and blew kisses to the cameras, and then he blew kisses to the [...]


Hughton Holding Out For Better Contract Offer From Newcastle

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Former Newcastle player Warren Barton is a pundit for Fox Soccer Channel over here in the USA. Warren Barton Hughton holding out for better offer from Newcastle And Warren was on the Soccer Sunday Show yesterday afternoon our time, when they review all the Premier League games that have been completed so far, and [.

Stability Must Come First To Newcastle – Before We Can Push On

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Chris Hughton got a team ready for the big Tyne Wear Derby and both his tactics and the inspired play of his Newcastle team  were just too much for a poor Sunderland side, as Newcastle demolished the red and whites 5-1. Chris Hughton tactics spot on Sunderland went into this game not having conceded [.

It Was Newcastle’s Biggest Derby Win Since 1955

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No wonder Newcastle fans were celebrating yesterday at St. James' Park, as Newcastle recorded their biggest win over their local rivals in 55 years. Chris Hughton - got Magpies' biggest win against Sunderland since 1955 It was back on Boxing day, 26th December, 1955, when Newcastle recorded their biggest win ever, when Newcastle's finishing was [.