Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2010

Newcastle Win Big When Guthrie In Central Midfield

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Danny Sean Guthrie's best position is central midfield, but with Alan Smith and Kevin Nolan nailing down those positions most of the season, he doesn't get to play there very often. Danny Guthrie best position is central midfield But when he has played there, for instance against Cardiff City and Coventry City this year at St.

Newcastle Now So Strong In Central Defense

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Steven Taylor should return from injury in about a month, but manager Chris Hughton is in no hurry to rush him back. Steven Taylor back in about a month That's hardly surprising with Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson in such fine form at the moment and Fitz Hall also pushing for a starting place in central defense.

Critical Newcastle Crowd Good For The Players

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Colin Calderwood has given a long interview in today's Evening Chronicle. Colin Calderwood crowd good for the players Newcastle's new team spirit and fight has been the talk of the town this season, following last season's disastrous surrender. But we've moved out Michael Owen and others who were just not suited to the Newcastle club.

Newcastle Players Taking Nothing For Granted – Good

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With 13 games to go and Newcastle only 8 points clear of 3rd placed Nottingham Forest, the club can still take nothing for granted this season. Mike Williamson - taking nothing for granted And it's good to hear from new center-back Mike Williamson, that the lads are taking each game on its merits and not getting carried [.

Nolan Talks About Goals And Coloccini

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Kevin Nolan has given a few interviews today and he talks about a range of things from scoring goals to his team-mate Fabricio Coloccini. Kevin Nolan goals and Coloccini Nolan is still Newcastle's top goalscorer with 12 goals this season, but Andy Carroll moved up to 11 with his goal in the second half at Watford [.

Newcastle Injury Update For Saturday

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Good news today that Newcastle will welcome back Spaniard Jose Enrique into the squad for the game against Barnsley. Jose Enrique back on Saturday Jose has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since January 27th, but he hasn't been missed too much because of the savvy loan signing of Patrick van Aanholt from Chelsea Of course [.

World-Class Coloccini Helping My Game – Williamson

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It seems that the camaraderie within the Newcastle camp is now spreading to the fans, especially when the lads have built a 3 game winning streak and are now 6 points clear of second placed WBA. Mike Williamson - Coloccini is great to play alongside A top performer for Newcastle since he arrived from Portsmouth in January [.

We Were Never Worried About Away Form – Nolan

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There has been a lot written about Newcastle's away form, when we went 7 away games without a win, until we won at Watford on Saturday. Kevin Nolan - we were never worried But Kevin Nolan said today that the Newcastle players were never too much worried about their away form. Nolan told the Newcastle Journal this morning: [.

Newcastle Are World’s 20th Richest Football Club

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Published yesterday was the Deloitte Football Money League, based on football clubs' revenues, excluding transfer fees, and Newcastle just made it in 20th place after being in 17th and 13th in the preceding two seasons. While Newcastle dropped to 20th place this was of course for last season, when we were relegated, Â and we'll not [.

Patrick van Aanholt Would Return To Newcastle

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An interesting interview with our impressive Chelsea loan player, Patrick van Aanholt today, as he returns to the London club. Patrick van Aanholt outstanding youngster The Dutch 19 year-old made seven appearances for Newcastle and that is in addition to the 20 appearances he made earlier in the season at Coventry, where we understand he was [.

Smith And Williamson Must Be Having A Laugh

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With all the news about the altercation between Smith and Williamson after Watford's goal in injury time on Saturday, we're sure the two of  them are having a quiet laugh at all the commotion it's caused. Captain and manager discuss stuff Of course this is the club that made world-wide news in April of 2005, when [.

Williamson Continues To Look A Bargain For Newcastle

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Mike Williamson was signed for Newcastle for just £1M in January, and he is already looking a great bargain for the Tyneside club. Mike Williamson a bargain for Newcastle Before arriving at Newcastle Mike played at Torquay United, Wycombe Wanderers, Watford and Portsmouth. So on Saturday was a return to one of his former clubs, Watford, [.

Coloccini Still Hoping To Make Argentine Squad

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The Argentine defender put in another super performance against Watford on Saturday, and also managed to score his second goal ever for Newcastle, and boy was he excited, as the photo below shows quite clearly. Fabricio Coloccini - after scoring 2nd goal for Newcastle Coloccini did not link up with Diego Maradona and the Argentina squad in [.

Carroll’s Training Runs Paid Off At Watford

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Andy Carroll scored his 11th goal of the season when he headed home Danny Guthrie's corner after 50 minutes, and it was a great time for Newcastle to get their second goal. Andy Carroll - 11th goal of the season on Saturday And the 6′4″ Andy scored in spite of American Jay DeMerit getting his hands fully [.

Hughton Not Worried By Williamson Smith Mini Altercation

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The only difficulty Newcastle seemed to have on Saturday afternoon at Watford was during the final few minutes of the game,  after Newcastle had conceded a late goal. Alan Smith - epitomizes Newcastle spirit And of course that caused a mini stand-off between captain Alan Smith and center-back Mike Williamson, who had earlier headed a ball down right [.

Kevin Nolan – It Was Only Handbags

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Newcastle's midfielder Kevin Nolan put in another  solid performance on Saturday, and the Liverpool-born player talked after the game. Kevin Nolan it was only handbags Kevin was naturally asked about the mini altercation between Mike Williamson and captain Alan Smith that occurred following Watford's injury time goal.

Hughton – Watford A Big Win For Us

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Results went Newcastle's way on Saturday, as for the second time in two games Newcastle gained a full 3 points on one of their automatic promotion challengers. Chris Hughton big win at Watford Chris Hughton was interviewed following the game at Watford that Newcastle won fairly comfortably 2-1, and was asked if he thought Saturday's' result [.

It Was An Honor To Play For Newcastle – Chelsea Loan Star

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After the game finished at Watford on Saturday, Newcastle manager Chris Hughton said that Patrick van Aanholt's loan spell from Chelsea has ended and will not be extended. Patrick van Aanholt - was great at Newcastle The 2,500-strong traveling Geordie fans gave Patrick van Aanholt a magnificent farewell, after the 19 year-old went over to them to [.

Newcastle Look So Much More Together These Days

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Maybe it's just us, but the Newcastle club seems to have their act together a lot better these days. Newcastle in good hands with Calderwood and Hughton Take the news on Sunday that Newcastle may be interested In bringing in Jamie O'Hara on loan from debt stricken Portsmouth, and news in the Sunday Mirror that Newcastle [.

Fabricio Coloccini Going Nowhere In The Summer

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Argentine Fabricio Coloccini was like a rock once again, alongside the also impressive Mike Williamson yesterday afternoon at Vicarage Road. Collocini - attacked by Best after scoring after just 4 minutes And Fabricio also scored after just 4 minutes, and that goal, his second ever for the Tyneside club, he also scored at Cardiff on 13th September, [.

Why Hull’s Zayatte Would Be Savvy Newcastle Signing

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The Sunday Mirror is reporting today that Kamil Zayatte will be a Newcastle target in the summer iof the Tyneside club can get promoted. Kamil Zayatte can also play defensive midfield It could be that Hull City will be changing places with Newcastle at the end of the season, with Hull precariously in 3rd bottom place [.

Newcastle’s 5th Double – Patrick Returns To Chelsea

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Newcastle's 2-1 win at Watford yesterday meant the Hornets were the 5th team Newcastle have done the double over, so far this season. The other teams Newcastle have beaten both at home and away this season are Cardiff City (1-0 and 5-1), Preston (1-0 and 3-0), Crystal Palace (2-0 and 2-0) and Coventry City (2-0 and [.

Newcastle Eye Portsmouth Midfielders

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News today in the Sunday Sun, that Newcastle will move for Tottenham midfielder Jamie O'Hara. Jamie O'Hara - Newcastle may try loan move With Portsmouth having entered administration yesterday, the administrator charged with reducing the club's debt, Andrew. Andronikou, has said he will cut the running costs of the club to a bare minimum.

Hughton Celebrates Two Years At Newcastle With Away Win

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The 2-1 win at Watford yesterday afternoon was a fantastic win for Newcastle, and we're sure it brightened up the day for the many thousands of Newcastle fans who are spread all over the world these days. Chris Hughton trying to laugh If we can win at a place like Watford, who were playing very well [.

Carroll Made One And Scored One At Watford

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Newcastle had a very good win yesterday, and local lad Andy Carroll, who is pushing hard for the number 9 shirt on Tyneside, scored yet another very good goal with his head. Andy Carroll made one and scored one yesterday And manager Chris Hughton talked after the game of Andy's contribution yesterday, and the fact the [.

Hughton Disappointed At Conceding Late Goal

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton was quite pleased with the performance of his team this afternoon, but wasn't pleased to give away a sloppy goal just before the end of the game. Chris Hughton pleased with 3 points Andy Carroll had another good game and set up Fabricio Coloccini for an early goal and the Argentine's second ever [.

Nottingham Forest Lose – Newcastle 8 Points Clear

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There was some good news for Newcastle fans around the world this afternoon, as the lads won their first game away from home since December 9th, when we beat Coventry City 2-0. Andy Carroll - scored 11th goal of the season today yes another header While WBA won at home against Derby County 3-1 [.

Watford 1 Newcastle 2 – Magpies Get Job Done

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Newcastle registered their first away win in 8 games on the road today at Watford, with a solid and well earned 2-1 victory. It was 3 minutes last time out before Newcastle scored, and today it was 4 minutes until Newcastle scored their first goal. Danny Guthrie put in free kick nicely into the penalty area, and [.

Nolan And Best Both Start At Watford

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Whoops how embarrassing it looks like the Kevin Nolan injury story this morning we put out was just not true as Kevin is in the starting eleven this afternoon. Let's delete that article rather quickly OK we're whole again. So in truth there is only one change from the side which [...]


Kevin Nolan Injured – Misses Watford Game

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Bad news this morning that top scorer Kevin Nolan has been ruled out of todays' game at Watford with an ankle injury. Kevin Nolan - misses game at Watford today Kevin has 12 goals this season already, Â but the Liverpudlian hurt his ankle in training earlier today, and will miss out this afternoon.

Poor Management Bankrupting Clubs – Not The Economy

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With Portsmouthth entering administration today, Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has come out and said he knows about the financial situation at Newcastle. Mike Ashley with Chris Hughton But let's not blame the financial problems of Portsmouth, Cardiff City, Crystal Palace and other clubs, wholly on the global economic conditions.

Remembering Bobby Robson The Legend

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Sir Bobby Robson's Cancer Trials Research Center, at the Newcastle Freeman Hospital is doing very well, and is just one of the many legacies Sir Bobby has left behind, following his life as one of the best coaches football has ever known. Bobby Robson greeted by Alan Shearer 26th July, 2009 Last February 18th, Bobby would [.

Watford vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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\ Now that we know promotion is so important for Newcastle to achieve this season, the game at Watford tomorrow now takes on even more importance. We heard this week that Newcastle were losing around £2M a month in the Championship, due to the wage bill still being a whopping £40M/year, so it's important in the remaining [.

Portsmouth Demise A Warning to All Premier Clubs

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Portsmouth FC have been forced to go into administration with estimated debts of around £55M unbelievable. This is the very first Premier League club that has entered administration since the Premier League was formed back in 1992. And surely this will be a stark warning to those other clubs who have huge debts, to get their [.

Patrick van Aanholt – Newcastle Have Brilliant Team

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Our on-loan left back from Chelsea, Patrick van Aanholt, has said some nice words about Newcastle United FC Â today to the radio station BBC Newcastle. Patrick van Aanholt Newcastle are brilliant Patrick could be playing his last game at Watford tomorrow, unless his loan spell can be extended for a week or two, to allow out [.

Newcastle Still Trying to Extend Patrick van Aanholt Loan

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19 year-old Patrick van Aanholt's loan from Chelsea is due to end after Newcastle's game at Watford tomorrow. Patrick van Aanholt - done well on Tyneside And Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has said he will not bring in another left-back  to fill in for Jose Enrique, but nevertheless would like to extend Patrick's loan just a touch [.

Huge Job For Hughton During Last 14 League Games

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Newcastle fans got a taste of the big job Chris Hughton has this season, as we all found out the club is losing £500K a week in the Championship. Chris Hughton under pressure It now seems paramount the club get out of the Championship at the first attempt this season, and if we can do that, [...

Hughton Refuses To Set Points Target

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is refusing to set a points total for this season for Newcastle, but he knows very well the points that have gained automatic promotion over the last several seasons, and Newcastle must be in reach of those. Calderwood and Hughton aware of points totals Newcastle are hoping to get their first away [.

Brilliant Newcastle Youngsters In FA Youth Cup Semi-Finals

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For the 3rd time in 5 years Newcastle United are in the last four of the famous FA Youth Cup. Joe Joyce delighted with the win The lads beat Crystal Palace 4-2 at St. James" Park. Newcastle went two up in the first half through goals by Connor Newton and Samuel Adjei, but Crystal Palace came back [.

Hughton Celebrates Two Years At Newcastle – Seems Like Ten

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The game tomorrow will mark Chris Hughton's second anniversary at the Tyneside club with everything that's happened on Tyneside in the last two years it seems like 10 years at any other club but this is Newcastle. Mike Ashley and Hughton do you think Mike likes him? Just think back it was late [.

Newcastle Can Capture Elusive Away Win At Watford

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It was back on December 9th when Newcastle last won an away game, and that was at Coventry City (2-0). Danny Guthrie - play the lad in central midfield Since then, the lads have been on the road 7 times in all competitions, have drawn five of those and lost a couple of times to WBA (4-2) and [...]


Newcastle Support Blows Away New Boys At Newcastle

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Newcastle are averaging around 42,000 in home league gates this season, even though the side is playing in the English second tier. Alan Smith - new boys blown away with Newcastle support The former Leeds, Manchester United and England player Alan Smith has talked to day about how the new boys at Newcastle have been blown away with [.

Smith Backs Manager Chris Hughton Big Time

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When Chris was asked by owner Mike Ashley last June, to take the training starting July 1st, we're not sure Chris Hughton was particularly delighted. Smith with Chris Hughton during training Chris had been in charge last season at least 3 times, as the club lurched from one disaster to the next, and the club was put [.

18 Premier League Clubs Have Huge Debts

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There is a report out today by UEFA that says  18 Premier League clubs in 2007-2008 owed more money than all of the clubs in the rest of Europe's top divisions put together. UEFA Presdient Michel Platini It's small wonder that UEFA President Michel Platini has been alarmed for some time at the debts built up [.

Andy Carroll In Court Today

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Newcastle striker Andy Carroll appeared in court today charged with assault. Andy Carroll in court today But as usual nothing much happened, and the hearing was adjourned until April 29th, when the matter will be committed to the Newcastle Crown Court. The wheels of justice certainly move very slowly, and that's putting it mildly.

Newcastle Squad Strengthening In Summer So Important

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Yes, we know we are  jumping the gun a little bit but if the lads do capture promotion in May, then the summer will be an important period to strengthen the Newcastle squad, so we are not in a  relegation battle next season which is the very last thing we want. Chris Hughton [...]


Mike Ashley’s Money Keeping Newcastle Afloat

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The big news today is the Newcastle Journal is reporting that the Newcastle club are losing £500K a week in the Championship. Mike Ashley keeping Newcastle afloat Mike Ashley cut back drastically once the club was relegated and cut the staff at the club, and in the process sold several players to cut the wage bill [.

Newcastle Youth Team Play Crystal Palace Tonight

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The Newcastle United Youth team plays Crystal Palace at St James' Park tonight at 7:00 pm. Joe Joyce - Newcastle Youth manager This is the very first time this season that the side has been drawn at home, and we would hope there will be a decent crowd to support the lads tonight, and maybe a few [.

Alan Shearer – Hughton Has Done Fantastic Job For Newcastle

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The first and foremost thing about the great Alan Shearer is that he's a Newcastle United fan, just like the rest of us. Alan Shearer - Chris has done fantastic job So when Alan has talked about Newcastle and the job done by Chris Hughton and others on Tyneside this season, it's not surprising that he thinks they [.

Colin Calderwood Deserves The Plaudits This Season

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A very good and rare interview with the Newcastle assistant manager Colin Calderwood today in the Evening Chronicle. Colin Calderwood - deserves great credit at Newcastle Colin has been the assistant to Chris Hughton, and was brought in on a weekly basis to help out Chris Hughton in getting the lads ready for the Championship last July [.

Hughton And Calderwood Put Newcastle Club First

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Colin Calderwood has talked today about the early days of the season and the fact Newcastle need to get an away win soon. Colin and Chris a good partnership for Newcastle club Calderwood told the Evening Chronicle today: "We are where you would want to be, but we still have a bit to do." "Ideally [.

Good News On Injury Front At Newcastle

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Jose Enrique  has had a great season for the Magpies, before he injured his hamstring back in December. Jose Enrique - back in full training Jose was injured during our 2-0 win at Coventry back on 9th December, and has taken some time to return to the fold. But Chelsea's Patrick van Aanholt has been a great loan signing [.

Coloccini Epitomises Newcastle Grit This Season

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There was some bad news for our Argentine center-half  Coloccini yesterday. Fabricio Coloccini great season for Newcastle Fabricio was not included in the Argentine squad for the friendly with Germany on March 3rd in Munich. That could well put a dent in his chances of being included in the Argentine World Cup squad for this summer in [.

Newcastle Defense Key To Promotion And Survival

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Mike Williamson looks a great old fashioned 6′4″ center-back at Newcastle and seems a bargain buy by Chris Hiughton and the Newcastle club. Mike Williamson great acquisition for Newcastle And Kevin Nolan has today said how impressed he is with the central defender, the new addition to our already solid defense, and Mike is a no-nonsense center [.

Rio Ferdinand A Terrific Mentor To Newcastle’s Danny Simpson

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In a good story today in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, new boy Danny Simpson has told of how good a friend and mentor the new England captain, Rio Ferdinand, has been to him, during his still short career. Rio Ferdinand acted as mentor to young Danny Simpson Danny Simpson told the Evening Chronicle today about Rio's positive [.

Williamson Loves It At Newcastle – Thanks Watford

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Mike Williamson has looked a very good player since he arrived on Tyneside last month from Portsmouth for around £1M. Mike Williamson- looks good at Newcastle thanks Watford Mike told the Evening Chronicle today: "I owe Watford a lot." "They gave me the chance to make the next step into the Championship, and prove that [.

Hughton Continues To Sing Praises Of Kevin Nolan

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Chris Hughton has come out again today to sing the praises of a certain Kevin Nolan at Newcastle, and it's not the first time. Kevin Nolan - key player for Newcastle this season Chris talked to the Evening Chronicle today: "What we have with Kevin is a very determined type of player who will not give up [.

Keep Playing Nile Ranger This Season

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It seems that we may be getting down to a few fit strikers for Saturday's game at Watford. Nile Ranger keep give the lad some run-outs With Shola Ameobi still out injured with his hamstring problems, and Peter Lovenkrands very doubtful, the striking duties will need to be shared between Carroll, Best and young Nile [.

Newcastle Confident Lovenkrands’ Injury Not Serious

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It seems that Newcastle are still awaiting the prognosis on Peter Lovenkrands injury, when he was forced to leave the field after just 14 minutes on Saturday against Preston. Peter Lovenkrands still no official news on injury The Danish International felt some tightness in his thigh after scoring his 10th goal of the season, after just [.

Coloccini Not In Argentine Squad For Germany Game

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There are signs that our Argentine center-back Fabricio Coloccini, who has had a very good season at Newcastle, may not make the Argentine World Cup squad for South Africa. Fabricio Coloccini - not selected for Germany game In the recent friendlies against Costa Rica and Jamaica, Argentine manager Maradona selected players based out of Argentina, but the next [.

Gutierrez, Best And Carroll Get Internal Call-Ups

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Three of  Newcastle's players have had International call-ups today. Leon Best - called up by Ireland Leon Best has been called up by Ireland in the squad announced to face Brazil in a friendly at the Emirates Stadium on March 2nd. And as we reported earlier today, Jonas Gutierrez is included in  the Argentine squad to face Germany [.

Let’s Not Get Carried Away – We’ve Done Nowt Yet

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Newcastle are more than well placed to obtain promotion this season, but there's nothing ever certain in football, as we all learned last season when the lads got themselves relegated. Alan Smith we've done nowt yet And it's refreshing and encouraging that Newcastle captain Alan Smith has come out today, and warned Newcastle fans not to [.

Introducing The Pragmatic And Dedicated Chris Hughton

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Chris Hughton is a down to earth man who shuns not only the limelight but any praise sent his way. Chris Hughton - pragmatic and dedicated to the Newcastle cause Nothing was more obvious today than when he was continually asked about the chorus of song on Saturday afternoon coming from the singing section at [.

Red Devils Hoping Newcastle Get Promotion

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Danny Simpson, one of Newcastle's  four new signings last month, has talked to the Daily Telegraph this morning and has said that Manchester United players are hoping Newcastle get promoted in May. Danny Simpson - old friends at Man United want Newcastle promoted Simpson told the Daily Telegraph today: "I spoke to some of the lads from United's [.

Danny Guthrie – Good Player In The Making At Newcastle

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The game on Saturday was Danny Guthrie's ninth consecutive start for Newcastle United and Danny seems as though he's showing us what a very good player he can become on Tyneside. Danny Guthrie good player in the making for Newcastle And with the former Liverpool youngster, still just 22 years old, it's good to see [.

Hughton In Praise Of Our Liverpudlian Geordies

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has today praised the performances of our two Liverpudlians, both signed 13 months ago Kevin Nolan and Ryan Taylor. Ryan Taylor - scored his 4th goal of the season Saturday And talking first about one of the leaders at the club, Kevin Nolan, Hughton said today: "He's played more games than [.

Full Newcastle Injury Update

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Newcastle will play at Watford on Saturday, and manager Chris Hughton has talked about the Newcastle injuries. Peter Lovenkrands - no update on Danish striker yet! It looks like midfielder Nicky Butt may be back in the squad for Saturday's test at Watford as Chris said today: "Shola Ameobi won't be back, sadly.

Hughton Plays Down Fans’ Support – Winning More Important

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Another workmanlike performance from the Newcastle side on Saturday afternoon got Newcastle another valuable 3 points at home, Â with a good 3-0 win over Preston North End. Chris Hughton down to earth And for the first time for a long time, the Newcastle fans were singing the praise son their manager Chris Hughton.

Nolan Not Interested In Goal Tally – Just Wins

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Kevin Nolan has been interviewed this morning and is hardly concerned about the number of goals he scores, just as long as Newcastle keep winning. Kevin Nolan only interested in winning Kevin is one of the leaders at the Newcastle club, and he talked today about his goals: "I must be the only midfielder in [.

Hughton Starting To Get Some Credit – At Last!

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Newcastle won their 13th game of the 17 games so far played at home on Saturday afternoon and are top of the Championship, a full 5 points clear of second placed Nottingham Forest, and what happens? Chris Hughton fans warming to him? For almost the very first time, the Newcastle crowd was singing the praises of [.

Bristol City Beat West Brom 2-1

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The Championship game between Bristol City and WBA has just ended, and Bristol City have surprisingly beaten WBA by 2-1, which is a great result for Newcastle United. Roberto Di Matteo WBA manager team lose to Bristol City WBA went ahead in the first half with yet another goal from Graham Dorrans on 24 minutes.

Newcastle 3 Preston 0 – Video Highlights

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Nolan Gets 12th And Lovenkrands Really Did Mean To Score

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Even though Kevin Nolan has been off form lately, it didn't stop the Liverpudlian from adding to his goals tally for the season yesterday, when he notched his 12th goal of the season for the Magpies. Kevin Nolan - 12th goal of the season Seems like it's shades of his early goal-scoring form at Bolton Wanderers, and [.

Newcastle Deliver With Two Solid Home Wins

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After the poor display at Swansea City last Saturday, two home wins is what the Newcastle fans wanted and it's what they got with 7 goals being scored and only one being conceded. Peter Lovenkrands goal after just 3 minutes Manager Chris Hughton must have been pleased with the two home performances in the last 5 [.

Reports Of Ashley £25M Newcastle Loan Not New News

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There is a report in the News Of The World (NOTW) today that Newcastle owner, made an emergency £25M loan to the club in December to keep Newcastle afloat. Mike Ashley interest free loan to Newcastle But we wonder whether this is a new story, because in late October there was a report that Mike loaned [.

Focus Now So Important For Newcastle Players

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We've often said that one of Chris Hughton's best assets as a manager is he doesn't let his players get carried away with things. Chris Hughton players must keep feet on the ground Newcastle have rather easily won their last 3 home games, and scored 12 goals in the [process to get all 9 points. But [.

Harper Continues With Vital Saves For Newcastle

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Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper's experience and professionalism this season has been a tremendous plus for the Newcastle side. Steve Harper important save yesterday And Harper made a vital save in the first half yesterday when he bravely dived to smother at the feet of Jon Parkin to prevent the tall striker from putting the ball [.

Second Half Performance Was Key – Hughton

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Newcastle got another early goal at home this afternoon, and this time Peter Lovenkrands was the scorer, after just 3 minutes. Chris Hughton - good display in second half But Lovenkrands had to leave the game after 14 minutes, with what looked like a hamstring injury, and we have no news as to how bad the injury [.

Newcastle Continue To Deliver At Home For Fantastic Fans

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Newcastle have certainly delivered at home for their fans during their last four home games. Kevin Nolan - 12th goal of the season today In those last four home games against Crystal Palace, Cardiff City, Coventry City and Preston North End today, Newcastle have scored 14 goals and conceded just two so that's a nice [.

Newcastle 3 Preston 0 – Another Good Home Win

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Another three goals this afternoon to make it 12 goals in the last 3 home games and another 3 points for Newcastle this afternoon, when they rather easily defeated Preston 3-0. And Newcastle got off to a great start, and it was that man Peter Lovenkrands again, who notched his 10th goal of the season [.

Injured Routledge Replaced By Smith?

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There's a real surprise with the team selection today as Chris Hughton has had to replace the injured Wayne Routledge, and he has brought in Alan Smith. Wayne has a calf injury. But that seems a defensive move, and why wasn't Frenchman Fabrice Pancrate given a chance out on the right wing? We really hope that Danny [.

Routledge Loving Life In Football Crazy Newcastle

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It seems like our new signing Wayne Routledge is getting used to living life in that football crazy City called Newcastle Upon Tyne. Wayne Hughton - loving life on Tyneside Wayne was delighted to sign for the Newcastle club, and like other players, he knew all about the passionate football fans on Tyneside.

Ranger And Youngsters Must Be Given Chance At Newcastle

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There is news today that Nile Ranger is becoming frustrated at his lack of first team opportunities, since Leon Best came to the club on February 1st. Nile Ranger must be given chance Nile is an up-and-coming star at Newcastle, and he has already appeared 28 times for Newcastle this season in all competitions, with [.

Carroll Modeled Himself On Shearer And Not Quinn – Good

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Andy Carroll has hit the goals trail in his last 7 games, hitting 6 goals, and we have to hope that will continue this afternoon against his old , Preston North End, where he was on loan during late 2007. Andy Carroll - modeled himself on Shearer that's good Andy had a long interview this morning [.

Carroll Has Matured Well Since Preston Loan Spell

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Andy Carroll was on loan at Preston North End in late 2007, after Sam Allardyce came in to manage the club. Andy Carroll on loan at Preston over two years ago At that time the Preston manager was Alan Irvine, and Alan knew all about Andy because of course Irvine was a coach at Newcastle during [.

No Decision Yet On Patrick van Aanholt Extended Stay

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There's good news about Jose Enrique today, and surprise news that Chris Hughton would still like to keep Patrick van Aanholt on Tyneside. Jose Enrique starts comeback in training on Monday Jose will return to training next week as he continues his comeback from his hamstring injury, but even though Ashley Cole has a broken ankle, Chris [.

Newcastle Looking Good With Two Attacking Wingers

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Since 25 year-old Wayne Routledge arrived on Tyneside last month, Newcastle have looked a much better attacking side, at least at home. Wayne Routledge added some creativity and speed on right wing The £1.5M bargain signing from QPR has allowed the side to play like Newcastle teams of the past, where we have two out and [.

Newcastle vs Preston – Match Preview – Nothing Comes Easy

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Most Newcastle fans will be expecting a full 3 points tomorrow afternoon when Newcastle meet Preston North End at home. The mood on Tyneside is a lot brighter now after Newcastle's very good 4-1 win on Wednesday night against a reasonable Coventry City side, and certainly a lot better than following Newcastle's insipid display last Saturday [.

Opinions On Hughton And The Newcastle United Supporters Trust

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I was contacted by the Newcastle United Arabian Web-Site a couple of weeks ago, and they asked me 25 questions on Newcastle United. Chris Hughton will he continue at Newcastle I'm always delighted to do things like this, because one of  the goals of this site is to bring the many Newcastle United fans together, from [.

Ashley And Hughton Talk After Every Single Game

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Chris Hughton has come out today and taken a bit of a risk by talking about Mike Ashley, the Newcastle owner. Mike Ashley with Chris Hughton Mike still has a poor relationship with Newcastle fans, and that's putting it rather mildly, as fans still blame the owner for the plight the club is in, the lowest position [.

Parkin Is Threat But Preston Defense Looks Rocky

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has come out today and talked about how Newcastle can contain big Preston striker Jon Parkin. Chris Hughton has choice at center-back Mike Williamson was recalled to the team for the home clash with Coventry, and Fitz Hall was left out after 3 successive appearances for Newcastle.

The People Up Here Are Really Nice – Williamson

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New boy Mike Williamson has been delighted with the way the Newcastle squad has supported him, since he arrived on Tyneside last month. Mike Williamson - settled down well on Tyneside Not only have the Newcastle players helped Mike, but the Stoke-born player has said the Geordie fans have also been very warm and helpful to him.

Are Newcastle Planning To Sell Coloccini This Summer?

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Newcastle have brought in two center-backs in January, and both players look more than decent. Fabricio Coloccini shown dedication to Newcastle United We bought Portsmouth's Mike Williamson for around £1M, and the player looks a bargain at that price. We also brought in QPR's Fitz Hall, on loan through the end of the season.

If We Keep Winning They Can’t Catch Us

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Danny Guthrie had a good game on Wednesday night, and he provided some free flowing play in the center of the park for the Newcastle team. Danny Guthrie - played well Wednesday With Newcastle now top of the league and essentially 6 points clear of 3rd placed Nottingham Forest, because of Newcastle's better goal difference, then if [.

Keep Playing Danny Guthrie In Central Midfield

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Danny Guthrie had a very poor game last Saturday at Swansea, and yet he looked a very good player on Wednesday night in fact he had a stellar game. Danny Guthrie - a central midfielder not a winger Why was that? It's because whenever Danny plays on the wing, he looks a shadow of the player [...

It’s All In The Mind Away From Home

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As most of our readers will know by now, we are big admirers of  new center-back Mike Williamson. Mike Williamson terrific acquisition by Newcastle Mike was in action again on Wednesday night and he had another good game alongside Coloccini at the back. The lad looks a super buy at around £1M, and has already turned in some strong [.

Newcastle Must Remain Focused For Saturday’s Game Against Preston

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Both Andy Carroll seem to have given multiple interviews today, but that's hardly surprising after a very good 4-1 home win last night against Coventry City, in front of a good 40,000 crowd in the freezing cold weather on Tyneside, and of course  both players scored. Carroll and Routledge - both scored last night Although not universally [.

Lovenkrands Smashes 9th Goal Of Season – New Penalty Taker

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Peter Lovenkrands has been in good goal-scoring form this year, and last night he notched his 9th goal of the season, and seems to be Newcastle's new penalty taker. Peter Lovenkrands dispatched penalty beautifully last night Peter had apparently been practicing penalties last week with Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan.

Mike Williamson Looking A Good Buy For The Future

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Mike Williamson was back in the starting line-up last night against Coventry City, as he tries to get in as many first team games at Newcastle that he can, before the end of the season, in another 15 games. Mike Williamson - another start last night You can't blame the lad wanting to do that, after [.

Unbelievable Feeling To Get My First Goal

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Today the press is reporting a lot about Wayne Routledge and his tremendous first goal for the Tyneside club, and it seems that Wayne has given several interviews this morning. Wayne Routledge loves playing in front of  the Geordies And Routledge has admitted he loves playing in front of the Newcastle United crowd, and there was just [.

Andy Carroll Has Eyes On That Famous Number 9 Shirt

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Andy Carroll thinks that his local team Newcastle United can get back to the Premier League at their first attempt. Andy Carroll - 10 goals this season Andy also says the lads want to repay the faithful Newcastle supporters for what happened last season, which was a big blot on Newcastle United's famous history.

Chris Hughton Talks About Newcastle’s Worried Fans

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There will be a number of Newcastle fans this morning who are relieved that Newcastle did so well in winning 4-1 against Coventry City last night. Chris Hughton people were worried Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has talked today about the worried fans of Newcastle United: "I think it's understandable people were worried.

Wayne Talks About His Terrific First Goal On Tyneside

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Wayne Routledge scored a fantastic maiden goal for Newcastle United  last night when he equalized for Newcastle, just 2 minutes after Coventry's Clinton Morrison had opened the scoring. Wayne Routledge terrific first strike for Newcastle And today Wayne, who had another good game last night, talked about his great goal this morning: "When the ball was only [.

Another Good Home Showing From Newcastle – Hughton

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Newcastle came from behind tonight, in front of almost 40,000 home fans to give those fans exactly what they wanted a good home win that puts the Magpies back on top of the Championship, with 15 games to go. Wayne Routledge terrific first goal for Newcastle after 37 minutes But Newcastle had to come back [.

Newcastle Wing Their Way To Big Win

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It was a good display by Newcastle United last night and a great result. Wayne Routledge good display and great goal And the way to victory was through the wide men, with both Gutierrez and new-boy Routledge having good games on the flanks. And Chris Hughton was very pleased with the display, which put Newcastle 3 points [.

Newcastle 4 Coventry 1 – Magpies Back On Track

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Newcastle drew a full 3 points clear of West Bromwich Albion with a good 4-1 win tonight against Coventry City, after coming from behind, and would you believe the Newcastle goal difference is now one better than that of WBA. Newcastle gave a much improved performance tonight over Saturday's dismal display, and started the game well.

Gutierrez And Williamson Start – Smith Rested

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Chris Hughton makes just two changes to the side which drew at Swansea on Saturday. Jonas Gutierrez thankfully, has won his fitness race for the visit of the Sky Blues and returns on the left wing. And surprisingly Alan Smith is left out of the starting eleven and Kevin Nolan will wear the armband. OK so [.

Can Newcastle Keep Both Tim Krul And Fraser Forster?

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Even though Newcastle lost Shay Given to Manchester City 13 months ago, Newcastle are still well endowed in the goalkeeping department. Fraser Forster 6′6″ goalkeeper playing well at Norwich Newcastle have 34 year-old Steve Harper having a very solid season, and back-up Tim Krul the Dutch U21 International, is one of the best young goalkeepers around.

Newcastle vs Coventry – Match Preview

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16 games still to go and Newcastle are in action tonight at St. James Park against Coventry City. We were very poor in our last game on Saturday, but in Newcastle's inconsistent season, we usually follow a bad performance with a good one, so we have to hope the lads will be on form tonight. Certainly, [.

Kevin Nolan May Still Be Rested Tonight

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We may have been leading the league for most of the season, but we are hardly the best looking side in the Championship. Kevin Nolan may still be rested tonight There are least three sides that play much more an attacking style of football than do Newcastle. Nottingham Forest, West Brom and Swansea are three sides who [.

Nolan A Leader In Generating Great Team Spirit On Tyneside

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Kevin Nolan is one of the leaders at Newcastle this season, and he has talked today about the team spirit in the squad, which has had a major role in the  Newcastle success so far this season. Kevin Nolan responsible for much improved team spirit Kevin has talked a lot about when he first came to [.

Andy Carroll The Man In Form Right Now

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Andy Carroll has been the player in form over the last few games as he's scored 5 goals in the last 6 games, including a couple of braces against WBA and Cardiff City. Andy Carroll - all out attack tonight? Andy expects Newcastle to go all out tonight early in the game, as they try to capture [...]


Newcastle To Launch All Out Attack Tonight

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We would hope that Chris Hughton will play both Gutierrez and Routledge on the Newcastle wings tonight, so we can attack Coventry City from the start tonight. Chris Hughton attacking side tonight We would expect that Newcastle will go all out tonight, especially early in the game, to score some goals and win the game.

Nottingham Forest Win But West Brom Held To A Draw

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Nottingham Forest returned to their winning ways tonight with a good 1-0 win at home to Sheffield United, but Cardiff City held West Brom 1-1 in South Wales. Nottingham Forest got a dream start at home to Sheffield United when Robert Earnshaw put Forest ahead after only 4 minutes. Then after 46 minutes Sheffield had Darius Henderson [.

Best Can Do A Lot Better At Newcastle

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Chris Hughton has talked about new boy Leon Best today, and he's backing the 23 year-old Nottingham-born player to get his first goals for the Magpies soon. Leon Best wants his first goal Leon could have scored against Cardiff City, on his debut, but missed a sitter from about 6 yards out, when he headed the [.

Joey Barton Back Before The End Of The Month?

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There has been a delay in the comeback of Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton. Joey Barton back before the end of the month? Joey was initially supposed to come back last Saturday against Swansea, but he didn't make it, and is presumably still some weeks away from a return to the side. Barton's last game for Newcastle was back [.

We Must Look After Ourselves – Fitz Hall

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Fitz Hall has come out today and talked about Newcastle's promotion chances. Fitz Hall we can only look after ourselves The Queens Park Rangers defender, who is on loan at Newcastle through the end of the season, told the Evening Chronicle today: "It's a big boost to be top of the league again." "That's where we [.

Phil Airey Impresses Again For The Reserves

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Newcastle United Reserves had a good win last night, when they beat Leeds United 2-0 at Whitley Park, and it was two more goals from Amble-born Phil Airey that got Newcastle the win. Phil Airey smashes in his second goal last night Both of Phil's goals came in the first half. The first was after 10 minutes [.

Alan Smith Expects Two Home Wins This Week

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Newcastle captain Alan Smith seems confident that Newcastle can hold their position at the top of the league by winning their two home games in the next 5 days. Alan Smith we can win our next two games Alan believes Newcastle can win both games against Coventry City tomorrow night, and then Preston on Saturday afternoon.

Newcastle Just Have To Battle On

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Newcastle boss Chris Hughton says that his team will just have to battle their way out of the bad spell they are in at the moment, with a single point from the last two games. Chris Hughton - we have to battle our way through All teams, no matter who they are, have their blips during any [...]


It’s Time For A Spiderman Goal Tomorrow Night

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After a couple of  poor performances in a row by the Newcastle side, we are all looking forward to a good display tomorrow night against Coventry City. Will this man score tomorrow night? Maybe Newcastle will even be in top form, as they were in their last home game, when the team blasted Cardiff City out of [.

Full Injury Update At Newcastle

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It's being reported today that Shola Ameobi and Jose Enrique will both be out for another couple of weeks. Jose Enrique - back in two weeks So it could be that Jose will be ready for the game against Barnsley at home on 6th March, which will be the first game after Patrick van Aanholt has [...]


Hughton Defends Kevin Nolan’s Recent Form

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We suggested yesterday that maybe it was time for Kevin Nolan to have a rest tomorrow night, since he's looked a little jaded in his last few games. Kevin Nolan - Hughton defends player And today Chris Hughton has come out and defended Nolan's form and play, even on Saturday, and has reiterated that Kevin is an [.

Time For Midfield Shake-Up On Wednesday

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It seems that a number of Newcastle players, especially in midfield, need a rest. Kevin Nolan - needs a rest It's certainly a long season, and it's not going to get any easier with the 16 remaining league games having to be completed by May 2nd. It could well be time for Chris Hughton to rest some of [.

Swansea So Much Better Than Newcastle – Let’s Face It

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We were lucky to get a point on Saturday and several players have come up with their own explanations of the lucky win. Steve Harper at least we got a point And today veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper, who now has 157 appeances for the Magpies and turns 35 next month, offered his own view of the [.

Good News – Jonas Back On Wednesday

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It was a surprise when Jonas Gutierrez was left out of the team on Saturday. Jonas Gutierrez back on Wednesday It turns our that Chris Hughton left Jonas out as a precaution, since Jonas had a thigh injury, but the Argentine left winger is expected back in Newcastle United's starting line-up against Coventry City on Wednesday [.

Two Crucial Home Games Coming Up

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Chris Hughton is starting to feel some heat as he tries to guide Newcastle United to promotion in their first season down in England's second division. Chris Hughton - crucial week coming up And Chris believes this next week is one of the biggest weeks of the season, as the team has  the chance of getting two [.

Chelsea Interest In Taylor – But He’s Going Nowhere

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News this morning that Chelsea are being linked with a £9M bid for Newcastle United central defender Steven Taylor. Steven Taylor going nowhere The news suggests that when the window opens again in the summer, the London team is planning to spend some serious money in the transfer market. And one target is said to be Steven [.

Bravado From Newcastle Players Just Like Last Season

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We are starting to get some bravado coming from the Newcastle players, telling us everything will be just fine, Â and unfortunately that reminds us too much of last season. Leon Best we are the Man United of Second Division Last season players would come out and say how Newcastle were going to avoid relegation, and just [.

It’s Not Been One Of Our Best Weeks

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Chris Hughton is usually down to earth, and following the fantastic 5-1 win against Cardiff City just 10 days ago, Newcastle have lost 5 of the next 6 points. Chris Hughton - not one of our best weeks The good news is that the one point we luckily picked up on Saturday in South Wales, was enough [.

If Carroll Adds Goals To His Game He’s The Real Deal

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Andy Carroll has now scored three goals in his last 3 games for Newcastle United. Andy Carroll adding goals to his game? And Carroll scored a vital goal on Saturday, when a good Leon Best cross was headed in by the big Gateshead lad to rescue Newcastle from what looked like a second defeat in a [.

Carroll’s Equalizer Was A Huge Relief To Both Players And Fans

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Andy Carroll came to the rescue of Newcastle United on Saturday with a late goal, after Newcastle had been completely dominated by an excellent Swansea City side. Andy Carroll good cross from Leon Andy Carroll said this morning: "The fans stuck with us and that goal was for them." "It was a long way to come for the [.

Nottingham Forest Dip Has Given Newcastle A Lift

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Andy Carroll saved Newcastle's blushes yesterday afternoon, when he put away an 87th minute equalizer, Â from a good cross from new-boy Leon Best. Andy Carroll - 9th goal of the season That point was just enough to take us back to the top over WBA, who drew their FA Cup 5th round tie at 3rd bottom [.

Youngster’s Return To Chelsea Should Not Impact Newcastle

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News last night that Patrick van Aanholt is expected to return to Chelsea when his month long loan is up. Patrick van Aanholt returning to Chelsea We had hoped van Aanholt would be allowed to stay at Newcastle, but with Ashley Cole breaking his ankle this week, it's not surprising the club would recall their young [.

1996 Collapse Not Possible – We Have Our Doubts

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John Beresford was part of the 1995-1996 Newcastle team that held a 12 point lead at the top of the Premier League just before Christmas 1995. John Beresford no repeat of 1996 And as we know Manchester United caught us, after some poor results by Newcastle in the run-in, which  included the best game ever in [.

Newcastle Mental Strength A Growing Concern

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Putting in your best performance of the season and hitting 5 goals, and then losing by 3 goals just 4 days later, shows some signs that Newcastle's mental strength is not what it needs to be. Fabricio Coloccini - important player now at Newcastle Those two performances have little to do with the capabilities of Newcastle, in that [.

Paulo Sousa And Chris Hughton Disagree On Everything

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Chris Hughton last night defended his striker and goal-scorer Andy Carroll. Andy Carroll - late equalizer for Newcastle Chris objected to Swansea manager Paulo Sousa's opinion that Andy Carroll should not have even been on the field to rescue Newcastle late in the game at Swansea. Sousa was upset for a couple of reasons.

Newcastle’s New Transfer Policy Makes Lots Of Sense

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The News Of The World today is reporting that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has introduced new rules in Newcastle's transfer policy. Mike Ashley - new wage cap Ashley will only allow players to be bought if they are under 26 years of age, have some resale value and accept a wage limit of £15K a week, which [.

Nottingham Forest Lose – WBA Draw In FA Cup

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The Gods are lining up behind Newcastle United and it's about time. Chris Hughton - under pressure Nottingham Forest were beaten this afternoon at Doncaster Rovers by 1-0, with a Billy Sharp goal being enough after 31 minutes. And after 83 minutes Forest's Gareth McCleary was sent off, and the result leaves Newcastle now 5 points clear [.

Swansea 1 Newcastle 1 – Magpies Losing Their Nerve

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A late Andy Carroll goal on 87 minutes saved Newcastle from a second successive Championship defeat this afternoon at Swansea City's Liberty Stadium. And it was hardly the performance most Newcastle fans had expected as the Newcastle side dropped their 5th point in the last two games, having gone down 3-0 at Derby County last Tuesday.

Coloccini, Smith, Hall And Lovenkrands Start

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton makes three changes to the side which was beaten at Derby County 3-0 during the week, Â for the tough game at Swansea City today. Mike Williamson, Jonas Gutierrez and Leon Best are not in the starting lin-up, and Fabricio Coloccini, Alan Smith and Peter Lovenkrands come into the side.

Away Form Still A Concern At Newcastle

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One of the ways in which Newcastle can improve on the run-in to the league,  is to start winning some of their away games. Chris Hughton away form not good enough Including the FA Cup, Newcastle have not won in their last 6 away games, and the last away victory  was at Coventry City, back on [.

Hughton Defends His Attacking Formation At Derby

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Chris Hughton has come out today and seems to have defended his attacking formation at Derby County on Tuesday night. Newcastle's top two Hughton and Calderwood Chris Hughton said today: "You have to evaluate every game but I wanted to go that way, probably based on the fact we didn't get a win at [.

Routledge Buys House – Determined To Settle At Newcastle

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It's not very often that a player buys a house in Newcastle within a month of arriving on Tyneside. Wayne Routledge determined to settle at Newcastle But that's exactly what Wayne Routledge has done, and only yesterday closed on a house in Newcastle. It seems that Wayne is determined to settle down, after playing for as [.

Swansea City vs Newcastle United – Match Preview

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Newcastle's 30th game in the league this season, will take place early tomorrow afternoon in South Wales. And of course this follows the shock defeat at Derby County on Tuesday night, and is against one of the better Championship sides, led by one of the up-and -coming managers in Paulo Sousa. Swansea have done very well [.

LuaLua May Be On His Way In The Summer

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Kazenga LuaLua has hinted today he is not too happy with his current situation at St. James' Park. Kazenga LuaLua time to leave Newcastle? The 19-year-old winger is now on loan at League One side Brighton, and the youngster has not come through this season, as many had believed he would, for whatever reason.

Newcastle’s Fantastic Fans Deserve A Performance Tomorrow Afternoon

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There will be 2500 Geordie lads and lasses who will make the 704-mile round trip to Swansea, to see Newcastle play and they will all be hoping for a win to get our promotion bid right back on track, after Tuesday night's hiccup. Newcastle United Fans And while it's hard to say whether anything is deserved [.

Significant Pressure On Manager Chris Hughton

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As expected, Chris Hughton will have Fabricio Coloccini, Alan Smith and Ryan Taylor in the squad for the next vital game tomorrow in South Wales against an in-form Swansea City side. Chris Hughton has selection options Chris is personally facing some challenges in his fledgling management career, and we'll get an idea of what the man's [.

It’s Up To Newcastle Now – Not Who They Are Playing

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton seems confident Newcastle will put in a far better performance tomorrow afternoon against Swansea, than at Derby County on Tuesday night. Chris Hughton - we'll be better tomorrow In some ways the 3-0 defeat that ended Newcastle's 15-game unbeaten run last Tuesday night could be a blessing in disguise, we really believe that.

Newcastle Defense Is The Key At Swansea Tomorrow

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Newcastle have a chance to get their promotion drive back on track tomorrow afternoon, at an in-form Swansea City. Mike Williamson key man for Newcastle tomorrow This follows the defeat at Derby, which shocked many Newcastle fans, but that's past and gone now, and the rest of the season starts tomorrow.

Hughton And Newcastle’s Multi-Cultural Squad

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Newcastle has a very multi-cultural squad at the moment, and manager Chris Hughton has talked about this today. Chris Hughton multi-cultural squad Hughton has a lot of experience in working particularly with Argentine players, and he played with both Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa, at Tottenham Hotspur, and that will stand Chris in good stead with his two [.

Lovenkrands Has Other Things On His Mind Than Denmark

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Peter Lovenkrands, Newcastle's Danish striker, has talked today about the possibility of being recalled to Denmark's squad for the World Cup in South Africa this summer. Peter Lovenkrands other things on Peter's mind these days But it certainly seems that Peter has other things on his mind right now more important things.

Hughton Praises Key Man Coloccini

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Chris Hughton has come out today and praised Newcastle's Argentine International Fabricio Coloccini. Fabricio Coloccini - back tomorrow and that's great! And that seems timely as Fabricio Coloccini, one of Newcastle best players this season, is due to the return for the critical early game with Swansea on Saturday afternoon.

It’s Time To Start All Over Again

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There's certainly been a lot of discussion following Newcastle's seemingly disastrous defeat at Derby County on Tuesday night. Danny Simpson But after we all calmed down a little, got over the shock of a 3 goal loss, and looked at the top of the table in the cold light of day, we're in a more [.

Good Chance Of Redemption At Swansea City

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Coloccini and Ryan Taylor will both return to the Newcastle squad for the game at Swansea City on Saturday. Colin and Chris have work to do in training Coloccini has been suffering from a hamstring injury, and that had given Williamson and Hall, two of our new signings, a couple of games together at the heart [.

Reports Jeff Vetere Has Left Newcastle – Good

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The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle United have at least parted company with technical co-ordinator Jeff Vetere. Chris Mort, Jeff Vetere, Dennis Wise and Tony_Jimenez The only decent one above was Chris Mort 43 year-old Jeff Vetere was the one of the executive scouting team that was introduced at Newcastle by Chris Mort in late January [.

Smith And Coloccini Can Steady The Newcastle Ship

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Kevin Nolan, who was captain on Tuesday night, in one of Newcastle's worst displays of the season, has come out today and talked to the Newcastle Journal. Kevin Nolan - it was just one game Kevin still seems confident that Newcastle can back on track in the promotion race: "All good things come to an end, obviously," [.

Swansea City Will Be A Tough test

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OOne of the best interviews given by a Newcastle player after the 3-0 Derby defeat on Tuesday night was by veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper. Steve Harper we'll come back And Steve has come out again today with an interview he has given to the Newcastle official site. This is what Steve said today: "If we can [.

Things Calming Down On Tyneside

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All fury seemed to break out on Tuesday night among Newcastle fans, following Newcastle's first league defeat since October 20th. Jonas Gutierrez - we'll come back The team was hardly expecting to lose 3-0 at Derby County having just annihilated a good Cardiff City side 5-1 at St. James' Park. But Newcastle are not your normal team, and [.

Coloccini And Smith Ready To Start Saturday

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Two players we want to see starting in Newcastle's now crucial game at Swansea on Saturday are Fabricio Coloccini and Alan Smith. Coloccini - solid performer this season for the Magpies Smith has been the epitome of the spirit that is Newcastle United this season, and it's important the captain return at Swansea and help steady the Newcastle ship.

Newcastle Still Well Positioned For Automatic Promotion

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Jonas Gutierrez, our Argentine International, has two goals this year. Jonas Gutierrez - two major goals this year The first is the see his club team, Newcastle United , promoted back to the Premier League, and the second is to make the Argentine squad for this year's World Cup in South Africa. Both goals are certainly still within [.

The Last Thing Newcastle Need Now Is Panic

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Chris Hughton is once again under pressure to put Newcastle back on the right track to promotion. Smith and Hughton will need to get side back on track This follows a period of poor form since our winning streak was ended at Barnsley back on 12th December. Since then we've been up and down in terms of our [.

Titus Bramble To Return To Newcastle?

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News in the Sun this morning that Newcastle United are planning a swoop in the summer for former player Titus Bramble you've got to be kidding. Titus Bramble return to Newcastle? Not surprisingly Chris Hughton already has his recruitment plans in place should Newcastle get promotion this season.

Haper – Poor Defending Cost Us Dear

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Steve Harper, in his usual down to earth manner said last night's performance was just not good enough, and the goals the team conceded were very poor ones. Steve Harper we were not good enough Steve is Newcastle's longest serving player, and he was signed by the great Kevin Keegan back in 1993.

Newcastle Players’ Mental Strength Questioned Again

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Newcastle were well beaten last night the end of the game, by a side in the lower half of the table, and worryingly they conceded 3 goals in the league for the first time this season. Hughton under pressure to get Magpies back on track Notr only that, but it was the first time this season in the [.

Newcastle Players Must Now Come Back Strongly

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The last time Newcastle fans felt down in the mouth like this morning, was when we suffered our second successive league defeat against Scunthorpe United back in October. Kevin Nolan - we have the character We had lost away to Nottingham Forest 1-0 on the previous Saturday, and then on the following Tuesday 20th October we [.

Derby 3 Newcastle 0 – Hopeless, Great, Then Hopeless Again

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Alarm bells will be going off at the Newcastle club right now, as Newcastle's best performance and win last Friday evening, has been followed by their first defeat in 16 league games, and the first time in the league this season that Newcastle have conceded 3 goals. And the first two sentences of our preview last [.

Unchanged Newcastle Team At Derby

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Chris Hughton has named an unchanged side for the game at Derby tonight, rewarding the 11 starters against Cardiff City on Friday night, in what was Newcastle biggest win and best performance of the season. Sounds good to us. So some Newcastle players in good form will remain on the bench for tonight, including Peter Lovenkrands, [.

Mike Williamson Could Be Big Player At Newcastle

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Maybe the player signed in January, who has been the most impressive so far, is center-back Mike Williamson, signed for about  £1M from Portsmouth. Mike Williamson - great form so far for the former Portsmouth player When the 26 year-old signed, one of the things that we were concerned about, was that Mike had never once appeared for [.

Kazenga LuaLua Sent Out On Loan To Brighton

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Brighton have completed the signing of young Newcastle winger Kazenga LuaLua on a one-month loan deal. Kazenga LuaLua - out on loan to Brighton for a month The 19-year-old midfielder, who spent three months on loan at Doncaster Rovers last season and made 4 appearances, again moves out on loan to get some first team football, which is [.

Leon Best Will Be Hoping For Second Start Tonight

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We'll know soon if Leon Best will get his second start in his fledgling career at Derby County tonight. Leon Best will hope for another start tonight Leon didn't get on the score-sheet last Friday night, and certainly missed a sitter in the first 10 minutes, when it seemed easier to head the ball into the [.

Bigger Squads Have Their Own Challenges

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Having a small squad has it's distinct challenges but so does a bigger squad. Shola Ameobi - still has part to play at Newcastle And one of the challenges when you have a sizable squad is to keep the players happy, by giving them frequent games. That certainly hasn't happened to Shola Ameobi recently, but manager Chris Hughton [.

Joey Barton Out For Another Four Weeks

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Chris Hughton is saying that Joey Barton is still a month away  from returning to the Newcastle first team. Joey Barton out for another 4 weeks That differs significantly from what we were told last week, when it was reported he could be back for this Saturday's game at Swansea so what's happened?

Wayne Routledge – Looking Good At Newcastle

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Wayne Routledge, when he was younger, looked a great player in the making. Wayne Routledge - looking good at Newcastle But the youngster has not really fulfilled his early promise in fact he has definitely not fulfilled his early promise. But Wayne has looked very good since he joined Newcastle, and has added speed and creativity down the [.

Records Don’t Impress Chris Hughton

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Newcastle have now gone 15 games in the league without defeat, and that's a record on Tyneside that has broken the previous 60 year-old record. Chris Hughton records don't impress him But Newcastle manager Chris Hughton seems completely unimpressed with records, and the only thing he's concentrating on right now is getting Newcastle promoted come May.

Newcastle Keen On Chelsea’s Patrick van Aanholt

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Good news today that Newcastle are already planning to extend Patrick van Aanholt's loan deal from Chelsea. Patrick van Aanholt - top prospect The lad has fitted right in at Newcastle, and certainly looks a star player in the making. The 19 year-old came to Tyneside on a month's loan, essentially to fill in for injured Spanish left-back [.

Derby County vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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After their best performance of the season last Friday night, when they hammered Cardiff City 5-1 what do you expect Newcastle will do in their next game? A let-down is what usually what happens after such a great performance, and we have to remember that even though the lads were just great, it was [.

Newcastle Youth Policy So Vital To Future Success

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It was good to hear that Newcastle last week were pursuing two promising 18 year-olds. Vegar Eggen Hedenstad - Newcastle interested We broke the news last week that Newcastle had signed 18 year-old Fahoe Islands Forward Jóhan Símun Edmundsson, and the Sunday Sun yesterday had a nice piece on him, quoting the Faroe Islands manager Brian [.

Hughton Is Only Looking Forward And Not Resting On Laurels

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Chris Hughton is trying his hardest to keep the Newcastle team a fighting force that can consistently win games in the run-in. Chris Hughton continually keeping his players focused on success And if Newcastle can continue to do that, it could turn into a wonderful promotion season, at the very first time of asking, for the [.

Andy Carroll Charged With Assault

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As we were saying in earlier article this morning, we hope that Andy Carroll's private life doesn't get in the way of his burgeoning football career. Andy Carroll - charged with assault But today we hear that Andy has been charged with assault, following an incident at a nightclub in the Bigg Market in Newcastle last December.

Williamson-Hall Partnership Likely To Continue At Derby

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Competition for places at Newcastle is not more intense than at any other time this season, and that has to be something good for the club. Mike Williamson very impressive so far First of all it's a vital time in the season, and we need to be able to rest some of our players. To have other [...]


Will Andy Carroll Get Full England Call-Up Soon?

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It looks like the full England side may not be too far away for our own Andy Carroll. Andy Carroll full  England call-up soon? Andy has progressed from the England U-19 side to being a standout for the England U21 side this season, and it looks like he's being watched very closely by the powers that [.

Fitz Hall – Newcastle Fan – Living A Dream On Tyneside

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We have to admit we didn't realize that new signing Fitz Hall was a Newcastle United fan, when he was a youngster growing up in Walthamstow, London. Fitz Hall - in action for his favorite team A born and bred Londoner being an avid Newcastle fan strange indeed. And our view of the 6′4″ center-back has [.

The Games Will Only Get Tougher Now

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Chris Hughton has today paid tribute to the team that produced the best attacking performance of the season last Friday night against a very good 4th placed Cardiff City. Chris Hughton lads deserve credit Chris talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning: "This group of lads deserves all the credit which goes with it, but it [.

Is Andy Carroll The Real Deal?

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Andy Carroll gave a great display on Friday night, and maybe it was his most accomplished display in a back and white shirt so far in his career. Andy Carroll - England U-21 International improving rapidly Andy appeared unstoppable in the first 20 minutes, and while he scored two, it could have so easily been a [.

Hughton Attacking Team Selection Vital For Tomorrow Night

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It seems simple what Chris Hughton did with his team selection last Friday night. Danny Guthrie - keep playing this lad in central midfield Chris played two natural wide men on the wings, and two natural central midfielders in midfield. He didn't play two defensive midfielders together with no creativity, and he didn't play central midfielders on the [.

Newcastle Squad Looks So Much Stronger Now

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Now's a good time to look and see just how good our squad is (or isn't), following the closing of the January transfer window. Colin and Chris have made a difference at Newcastle this season Most Newcastle fans, from what we can tell, seem quite satisfied with the dealings we made last month. And while we haven't seen [.

Do Newcastle Really Want “Super-Stars” Back?

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Kevin Nolan has come out today and said it could be 5 years before we are back in Europe and can attract world super-stars again. What did this world super-star do for Newcastle? Â Not much And he cost the club a fortune But do we really want too many of those super-stars back? They haven't done too well [.

More News On Jóhan Símun Edmundsson

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When we reported last week that Jóhan Símun Edmundsson had signed on at Newcastle,  our readers in the Faroe Islands were very excited about the prospects for Johan at the club. France's Frank Ribery and Jóhan Símun Edmundsson But there was little else reported about it at all, just a small comment in the next [.

Newcastle Interested In 18 Year-Old Norwegian Defender

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News today in the Sunday Sun that Newcastle are monitoring the progress of a promising Norwegian defender, Vegar Eggen Hedenstad. Vegar Eggen Hedenstad - Newcastle interested The 18 year-old Stabæk youngster has been impressive when watched by Newcastle scouts recently, and he has already played for his club 24 times with a single goal.

WBA And Nottingham Forest Both Win

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It is still fairly tight at the top of the Championship after today's games. Nottingham Forest resumed their winning ways against Sheffield Wednesday at home winning a close game 2-1 against the Championship struggle. Wednesday are now in 20th position. Dexter Blackstock scored both goals for Forest, and they are now 4 points behind Newcastle on 55 points [.

Is Andy Carroll Favorite For Famous Newcastle Number 9 Shirt?

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Andy Carroll did his claim on the number 9 shirt no harm when he scored two goals in the first 15 minutes and would have scored a hat-trick had his second-half shot not been cleared off the line. Andy Carroll - ran riot with Cardiff defense last night But scoring goals is what it's all about, if [.

Danny Simpson – We Battered Cardiff

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Danny Simpson had his comeback game last night in Newcastle's terrific 5-1 mauling of Cardiff City although it couldn't have been terrific for Cardiff's fans. Danny Simpson - made one of Carroll's goals last night Simpson told the Evening Chronicle this morning: "Cardiff have been near the top of the table all season, and it sends a [.

We Couldn’t Have Done That Earlier In The Season

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It's not surprising that Chris Hughton has given a load of interviews after last night's  memorable performance against Cardiff City. Chris Hughton - swashbuckling performance by Newcastle last night Chris talked to the Northern Echo: "It's a big achievement," "This group of lads deserve all the credit that goes along with it.

Newcastle 5 Cardiff 1 – Video Highlights

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We Saw What Newcastle Were Made Of Last Night

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We  have to admit to still being a little dazed by the terrific performance of the new Newcastle team last night. Wayne Routledge made two last night We were just a little worried with the team selection, when all six new players started the game, and wasn't that just a little risky, with a number of [.

Chris Hughton – It Was Unbelievable

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Chris Hughton, Colin Calderwood and the other Newcastle coaches must have been really delighted with the team, after last night's great performance. Peter Lovenkrands another two great goals last night And Chris Hughton is revealing today, he had wondered how the team would gel with all 6 new signings starting the game, and only Danny Simpson [.

We Have To Look After Our Own Business – Hughton

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As expected, Â Chris Hughton is not getting carried away, after last night's 5-1 win against 4th placed Cardiff City. Chris Hughton - we have to look after our own business Chris Hughton, as expected, has urged the Newcastle players to keep their feet on the ground, not to get ahead of themselves, and certainly not to [.

Big Win Is Just What Newcastle Players And Fans Needed

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We'll not get too carried away, but tonight's emphatic win against 4th placed Cardiff, Â is just what the Newcastle players and the fans needed. Lovenkrands - Peter has certainly found his shooting boots With all 6 new players we signed last month starting the game tonight, it was almost as if Chris Hughton was finding out quickly, [.

Hughton Praises Carroll For Leading The Line

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Chris Hughton has tonight praised the performance of Andy Carroll, who took Cardiff City apart in the first 15 minutes of tonight's game. Andy Carroll started like a steam train tonight Andy scored two goals in the first 15 minutes, and the other Newcastle goal was from a shot from Carroll that hit the post, and [.

Newcastle 5 Cardiff City 1 – Marvelous Magpies

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The only slight negative in this game came right at the end, when Newcastle conceded a goal in the very last minute but other than that Newcastle were in excellent form tonight. There's no doubt Newcastle were pummeled for their display last week at Leicester and were toothless. That was true and they deserved [.

All Six New Players In Starting Line-Up Tonight

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In what has to be something of a surprise that Chris Hughton starts all six of his January signings for tonight's visit of Cardiff City. But at the least it should get Newcastle fans to the ground, as a first opportunity to see all six new players in action, and what we've seen of them so [...]


Newcastle Sign 18 Year-Old Forward From Faroe Islands?

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We are getting news from some of our readers in the Faroe Islands, that Newcastle United have signed an 18 year-old striker from the islands. Here's  Jóhan Símun Edmundsson on right tussling with Frank Ribery true! This is certainly not official as yet, but we are being told he has signed for the club.

Danny To Make Another Debut For Newcastle Tonight

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Danny Simpson will make his official debut as a Newcastle player tonight against Cardiff City. Danny Simpson official debut tonight Chirs Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today: "He (Simpson) can focus on his future and he earned his right to be here." Â "Danny is very enthusiastic and he wanted to sign.

Fitz Hall Could Make Debut Tonight

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Chris Hughton now has the squad he wants, with it being increased in number and hopefully quality in January. Fitz Hall could make debut tonight So Chris now has to use the squad to the best advantage of the club, and it may be that he'll give a debut tonight to center-back Fitz Hall, even though [.

Please Vote In Our Ashley Poll

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We are holding our own poll to see how popular or unpopular Mike Ashley is right now at Newcastle. The NUST had a recent poll in which 96% of voters said they were not satisfied with the way Ashley was running the club. We thought that number was very high although we know Mike can hardly [...]


I’m Very Happy To Be Given Opportunity At Newcastle

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There is a decent interview with new boy Leon Best today in the Newcastle Journal. Leon Best makes debut tonight Chris Hughton has deliberately kept the famous number nine Newcastle shirt available, and he wants our current strikers (5 of them) to fight it out as to who wins the shirt for next season.

Is Any Current Striker Worth The Number 9 Shirt?

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News today that Chris Hughton has deliberately kept the Newcastle number 9 shirt available, and wants one of our strikers to earn it, presumably for next season. Nile Ranger may become good enough for number 9 shirt But our question is whether any of the 5 strikers we currently have are good enough we have [.

We’ll See What Newcastle Are Made Of Tonight

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Chris Hughton takes his side into a crucial league game tonight against Cardiff City. Chris Hughton - mental toughness will do it But Chris has done well in the recently closed transfer window to bring in six new players four of which were signed and look bargain buys as far as we can see. It was [.

Hughton – We Weren’t Good Enough Against Leicester

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Chris Hughton has  talked about the Leicester City game today, shortly before a very important home game against Cardiff City at St. James' Park. Chris Hughton we just weren't good enough Newcastle have just one win in the last 5 league games, even though they are unbeaten in those games. 7 points from 5 games is not good enough for [.

Crock Kieran Dyer Encouraged To Retire

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Since Kieron Dyer left Newcastle for West Ham United in August 2007, the player has hardly played for the London side. Kieran Dyer played 18 times for the Hammers in 30 months Kieran never had a good injury record at Newcastle, and when he was sold to West Ham on a four year deal for [...]


Harper Talks About Newcastle’s Difficult Characters

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Veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper has talked to the Evening Chronicle today and talked about some of the difficult characters the club had had in the recent past. Steve Harper some difficult characters in the past Steve talked this morning: "It's vitally important to have the right sort of players in.

Young Guns’ Excellent Achievement Of Last Night

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Chris Hughton has come out and praised the Newcastle United young guns after they hammered West Ham 3-0 at Upton Park last night. Brad Inman (right) after scoring sensational third goal last night That takes our youngsters into the last eight of the FA Youth Cup this season. Hughton knows all about the West Ham Youth system which [.

I’ll Get More Stick At Newcastle For Sure

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Michael Chopra will be with the Cardiff City team tomorrow night. Michael Chopra Cardiff City striker The 26-year-old was once an extremely promising youngster at Newcastle, and of course he went to Gosforth Hugh School just like Alan Shearer. Michael talked about the game tomorrow night: "The reception I got at Newcastle last season was bad," "It was [.

As Injuries Clear Up – Let’s Hope Hughton Picks Attacking Side

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has had some good news on the injury front today. Danny Simpson fit again All three players who were slight doubts , Shola Ameobi, Danny Simpson and Jonas Gutierrez  trained with the squad today,  and are fit for the vital league game against Cardiff City tomorrow night.

Newcastle vs Cardiff City – Match Preview

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The game on Friday night against Cardiff City at St. James Park, is shaping to be a vital game in our season. With only a single win in the last  5 league games, both WBA and Nottingham Forest have closed the gap at the top on Newcastle as indeed have 4th placed Cardiff City, who [...]


Best Cannot Wait To Play For Newcastle

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Leon Best has given his first interview to the Evening Chronicle today. Leon Best gives first interview Best told the Evening Chronicle today: "I will be wearing the No 20 shirt.""The No 9 shirt would have been great – but that is a shirt at this club that has to be earned." "You can't just show [.

It’s A Dream Come True To Play For Newcastle

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As well as being interviewed by the Evening Chronicle, new signing Leon Bent has also given an interview this morning to Newcastle United TV. Leon Best - on Newcastle United TV Leon talked to Newcastle United TV this morning: "I just can't wait for my chance to play in a winning team with so much quality [.

Joey Barton Will Be Like A New Signing

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Joey Barton has returned to full time training with the Newcastle first team. Joey Barton - back a week on Saturday? And it looks like Joey could be ready to return to the squad for the game at Swansea, on Saturday, 13th January. So Joey is not too far away from being ready to play, although he will [.

Smith Concerned About Poor Form – Forget About It

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Alan Smith is interviewed in the Newcastle Journal today, and what comes across is that he and the rest of the players are worried about their poor form of late. Alan Smith - epitomizes new spirit in the side Our advice to Alan forget it and just go all our on Friday night against Cardiff [...]


New Recruits Have Given Newcastle Players A Boost

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Alan Smith, who is Newcastle's captain when Nicky Butt doesn't play has today welcomed the new boys to the Newcastle squad. Alan Smith welcome new recruits Alan told the Newcastle Journal today: "It's given everyone a boost, the last couple of lads came in only two days ago and a couple of them played against Leicester.

Mike Ashley Is Unpopular – But 96% Of Fans Oppose Him?

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More than 5,000 voted in a recent poll organized by the Newcastle United Supporters' Trust (NUST), to judge the support or the lack of it of Mike Ashley running Newcastle United. Mike Ashley - we agree he's not popular but 96% against him? And the results, which were reported by John Gibson in an article [.

Newcastle Youngsters Take On Hammers Tonight

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The Newcastle United Under-18s are bidding for a place in the last eight of the FA Youth Cup tonight in London. Joe Joyce - Newcastle Youth Manager The youngsters take on a talented West Ham side at Upton Park tonight kick off 7pm. Newcastle reached the last four two seasons running a few years back, and were [.

Roeder Sees New-Boy Williamson As Key Player

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Glenn Roeder is a former manager and captain of Newcastle United. Glen Roeder - an honor to wear the Newcastle Shirt Roeder joined Newcastle United from Queens Park Rangers in 1983, and by the time he left Newcastle for Watford six years later, he played more than 200 times for the Tyneside club and was club captain.

Cardiff City Will Be Tough Test For Newcastle

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It was a tough game at the Cardiff City stadium on 13th September (unlucky for some) when we managed a 1-0 win. Dave Jones will have his players ready on Friday That was through a headed goal from Argentine International Fabricio Coloccini after 18 minutes, his only goal for Newcastle so far. Cardiff are in a decent [.

Brilliant Newcastle Youngsters Hammer West Ham 3-0

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It was a great performance tonight from the Newcastle youngsters at Upton Park as they beat West Ham 3-0. Brad Inman - fantastic 3rd goal for Newcastle tonight That takes the lads through to the last eight of the FA Youth Cup, and they will face Crystal Palace or Hull City at home on Saturday, 13th February.

Lovenkrands Can Make Denmark World Cup Squad

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Some good new today for Peter Lovenkrands, and it looks like he has a shot at the Denmark Squad for the upcoming World Cup in South Africa. Peter Lovenkrands chance of making Danish squad for World Cup It's always good to have Newcastle players in big football tournaments, and we're hoping that our Argentine duo, Fabricio Coloccini [.

Game Against Cardiff City Now So Important

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Hughton is understandingly looking at changing the side for the vital game against Cardiff City tomorrow night. Chris Hughton - expected to shuffle side With WBA winning 3-2 at Blackpool last night, Newcastle are just 3 points ahead of second placed West Brom, with a game in hand. Leon Best is ready to make his debut and a [.

Newcastle Got The Job Done In January

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At the risk of  jumping the gun and that Newcastle may still bring somebody in during the next 90 minutes, that's in addition to Leon Best, Newcastle have now brought in 6 players in this  transfer window, including four permanent signings. Mike Williamson looks great acquisition for Newcastle Up until the January transfer window we had [.

Best Will Only Get Better At Newcastle United

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Magpies  manager Chris Hughton is confident that today's arrival from Coventry City, Leon Best, can develop into a better player at Newcastle United. Leon Best - new arrival at Newcastle today Leon started his career at Southampton, who have had an excellent youth policy these last several years, and one we hope Newcastle can soon emulate.

Chris Hughton Defends His January Signings

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It seems  that Chris Hughton's interview in the Newcastle Journal this morning is used to defend his signings in the transfer window just closed. Chris Hughton defends his signings But we think for a Championship side the 4 permanent players we brought in are some of the best playing at this level and we got good [.

Best Will Give Newcastle Attack Some Speed

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We seem to be overloaded with strikers with Leon best being the 5th striker who will fight it out for two starting positions through the end of the season. Leon Best has good speed Newly signed Best does offer Newcastle a different option – since he has good speed, and unlike Nile Ranger, who is [.

Hughton Doesn’t Expect Any New Loan Signings

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The loan season opens next week, but it's doubtful if Newcastle will add to their squad. Chris Hughton loan signings unlikely But given van Aanholt's performance on Saturday night, maybe we can extend his loan to the end of the season? That's unlikely once Jose Enrique is fit again but Patrick looks an exciting player in [.

Newcastle Wrap Up Best Signing

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The BBC is reporting that Newcastle have completed the signing of striker Leon Best from Coventry City for an undisclosed fee. Leon Best - new signing for Newcastle The 23-year-old has signed a three-and-a-half year contract, as we reproted earlier today, and will go straight into the squad to face Cardiff at St James' Park on [.

Central Defense Now A Strength At Newcastle

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Newcastle United center-back Steven Taylor found out that he will not need will not need an operation for  the knee ligament damage he sustained against WBA. Steven Taylor no operation necessary Chris Hughton is said by the Evening Chronicle to be personally confident that the Newcastle lad could even be back in contention next month.

Who Is Leon Best?

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Just who is Leon Best here's some information for Newcastle fans. Leon Best taking medical right now The 6′1″ striker is 23 years old and was born in Nottingham and started his career as a youngster at Notts County in 2002, before signing on at Southampton in 2004. Leon made his professional debut for Southampton against [.

Best On Way To Newcastle

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Sky Sports is reporting that Coventry City striker Leon Best will move to Newcastle United today. Leon Best on way to Newcastle We're not sure if this is a permanent move or a loan move, but we know that Hughton want so bring in another striker today, and today's deadline is for permanent signings.

Please Don’t Bid £2.5M For Everton’s Vaughan

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After failing to get Victor Moses yesterday, after Moses had said he wanted to join the club, there is disappointment among Newcastle fans that a potentially excellent player has slipped through the cracks. A bid of £2.5M would have made Moses a Newcastle player. James Vaughan - Newcastle target This is the last day of the transfer [.

Let’s Hope Newcastle Not Resting On Their Laurels

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Peter Løvenkrands and Jonás Gutiérrez will come back  for the game against Cardiff City on Friday night, and that's some good news. Jonas Gutierrez he was missed on Saturday night It appears that Hughton did the wise thing and rested Løvenkrands, who is still of course in mourning for his father.

Williamson Reveals Hughton Furious After Leicester Facade

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Newcastle fans were not the only ones upset at Newcastle's insipid performance against 10 man Leicester City on Saturday night. Mike Williamson - manager had some choice words after game Apparently Newcastle manager Hughton was furious with the team after the game in the dressing room. Mike Williamson, who had another outstanding game for the Magpies second time [.