Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2010

Japan Own Goals Save England Embarrassment

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England beat Japan 2-1 in Austria this afternoon, but the performance in the first half was worse than pathetic. And England even managed to miss a penalty thanks to Frank Lampard, and had to rely on Japan scoring all three goals in the game. England's performance in the first half was hopeless, with most of the England players [.

Newcastle Reported After Swansea’s Ashley Williams

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News today in GOAL that Newcastle are after Swansea defender Ashley Williams. Ashley Williams Newcastle interested? The first thing that comes to mind is that if Newcastle sign the player which is extremely unlikely we'll have a Williamson and a Williams in the back  four for the Magpies talk about confusion.

Joe Ledley And Nedum Onuoha Now Out Of Reach For Newcastle

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With the news today in the Sunday Sun that the Newcastle club have clarified  no money will be made available to Newcastle for transfers this summer that will put Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha and even Cardiff City midfielder Joe Ledley out of reach for Newcastle United. Joe Ledley free agent but will cost around [.

Clubs Start Lining Up For Dedryck Boyota

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It seems that Sunderland have joined the race to try to sign 19 year-old Manchester City defender Dedryck Boyata on loan. Dedryck Boyata - Sunderland also interested But that's hardly surprising and there will be other big clubs interested in this 6′2″ young defender, as the Belgian looked class when he played for the Manchester City first [.

Onuoha Dismisses Newcastle Because Of Joey Barton

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There is some discouraging news being reported in the Sunday Sun today, Â regarding the Newcastle move to bring Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha to Tyneside. Nedum Onuoha not coming to Newcastle? Neil Farrington is reporting there is little chance of Nedum arriving on Tyneside. And the reason seems to be Joey Barton who of course had [.

No Capital Outlay Means No Cash Available For Transfers

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The Sunday Sun are reporting today that indeed no money is being made available to Chris Hughton for incoming transfers this summer. Mike Ashley no money available for transfers The news being reported is that the Newcastle hierarchy this week contacted newspapers to deny numerous transfer stories.

Arsenal Pursue Steven Taylor – But He’s Not For Sale

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An old story has been regurgitated today in the Sunday Mirror that Arsenal are after Steven Taylor of Newcastle. Steven Taylor - going nowhere The news is that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ready to tempt Newcastle with a £5M offer to get the former England U21 captain to the Emirates. And Steven could indeed be that [.

Ranger The Best Footballing Forward At Newcastle

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Malcolm Macdonald tends to be outspoken, but we'd rather hear the unvarnished truth from Malcolm, than political correctness tripe from Michael Owen. 6 Nile Ranger best forward at Newcastle One of the problems Newcastle fans had with Owen was that they never knew what he was really thinking. When he was interviewed he would always say the politically [.

Macdonald Thinks Transfer Money Available At Newcastle

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Malcolm Macdonald seems to question whether any money is available on Tyneside for summer transfers. Mike Ashley is statement purely a smoke-screen probably This is what Malcolm told the Evening Chronicle today: "Now people are saying they can't buy new players because of this statement about not spending money.

Routledge Had Huge Impact On Goalscoring At Newcastle

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The always interesting, if sometimes outspoken, Malcolm MacDonald, has talked today about Newcastle's current strikers. Malcolm Macdonald when he played at Newcastle Malcolm Macdonald told the Evening Chronicle today. "I would have to say to the strikers, ‘Do you really feel you made a difference?

Can Tamas Kadar Make Breakthrough Next Season?

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Newcastle's 20 year-old Hungarian center-back Tamas Kadar is an ambitious young player. Tamas Kadar wants first team football And we're sure Tamas is looking to build on his first team experiences next season in the Premiership, but he will have considerable competition at center back from the likes of Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini, Mike Williamson and [.

Enrique’s Partnership With Gutierrez Looks Better And Better

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Jose Enrique has talked today about his partnership with Argentine Jonas Gutierrez on the lefty wing at Newcastle United. Jonas Gutierrez great partnership with Gutierrez Jose talked about his burgeoning partnership with Jonas: "We have a very good understanding on and off the pitch," "We played in the same league in Spain.

Jonas Gutierrez To Play Right Back For Argentina?

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Well, would you believe it but it seems like Argentine manager Diego Maradona will play Newcastle left-winger Jonas Gutierrez at right back, at least through the group stages of the World Cup. Jonas Gutierrez to play right back for Argentina The trouble Maradona seems to be having with his team formation, is that he's got a [.

Newcastle Stars Back Argentina – Get Out Of Here!!

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Argentine star Jonas Gutierrez has said something this week that's a little hard to believe. Fabio Capello - great manager Jonas says that his Newcastle team-mates want Argentina to win the World Cup because Fabio Capello, the current and outstanding England manager is not English. But neither was our last manager, the Swede Sven Eriksson [.

Good Creative Central Midfielder Needed This Summer

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Mick Martin, who played for Newcastle from 1978 until 1984 and made 147 appearance with 5 goals for the Magpies, Â thinks the Newcastle midfield currently lacks pace. Chris Hughton - is he looking for more speed in central midfield? Mick talked to the Evening Chronicle today: "I think it is vital you have pace in the middle [.

Newcastle’s Reported Interest In Swedish International Defender

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According to the Daily Telegraph today, there are several clubs interested in Swedish defender Andreas Granqvist, including Newcastle United. Andreas Granqvist - Newcastle interested? Andrea currently plays for Dutch club FC Groningen, and he was at Wigan Athletic from 2007-2008 but only appeared  14 times for Wigan, and it looked like he couldn't get his first [.

Newcastle After Manchester City’s Dedryck Boyata On Loan

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Exciting new today that Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is considering a loan move for Manchester City's Belgium defender Dedryck Boyata. Dedryck Boyata Newcastle trying to get this lad on loan The Evening Chronicle is reporting that 19 year-old Boyata has emerged as a possible solution to provide cover across the back four for the Newcastle defense [.

Norwich Now Likely To Get Fraser Forster On Loan Next Season

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With the news that Leeds United have recruited goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel on a two year contract yesterday,  it leaves the path open for Norwich City to recruit Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster on loan again for next season. Fraser Forster - out on loan at Norwich next season Chris Hughton is likely to keep 22 year-old Dutch goalkeeper Tim [.

Hughton To Give Haris Vuckic His Big Chance At Newcastle

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Haris Vuckic in one youngster who will be staying at the Tyneside club next season, and fighting for a first team place in the Premiership. Haris Vuckic will get first team chance at Newcastle Even though Haris is only 17 years-old he turns 18 on August 21st he is good enough to go after [...

Kris Boyd Getting Offers From Clubs – And Will Leave Rangers

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News today that Rangers striker Kris Boyd will definitely leave the Scottish Champions this summer, according to manager Walter Smith. Kris Boyd definitely leaving Rangers Kris had said he would decide over the summer whether he would stay at Rangers, although that was only a small chance, and it seems that manager Smith has now [.

Onuoha Valued Closer To £7M By Manchester City

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News in the Journal today that Manchester City may value their 23 year-old defender, Nedum Onuoha,  at almost twice the £3.5M Newcastle are said to be bidding for the player. Nedum Onuoha City value him closer to £7M That could be a serious problem for the Newcastle club, who will hardly pay out £7M for just [.

Race Hots Up Between Bolton And Newcastle For Wilshere

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Owen Coyle, the Bolton manager,  has literally begged the Arsenal club to let him have 18 year-old Jack Wilshere for another season on loan. Jack Wilshere - a great player for England in the future? But hey, we don't blame Owen one little bit, as he has probably read in the press  that another club Newcastle United are [.

Newcastle Well Prepared For UEFA New Financial Fair Play Rules

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UEFA is expected to ratify the "financial fair play" rules drawn up by the European football's governing body today. Michel Platini behind most of the new financial rules That will finally require all clubs to break even from 2012 what a concept or they will risk being excluded from all European competitions.

Newcastle United Release Statement – Mail Still Banned

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Just put up on the Newcastle United web-site is another statement from the club. This is what the statement says: "Last season Newcastle United Football Club banned reporters of The Daily Mail from all games, the training ground, and from all press conferences. This decision had been reluctantly taken after repeated irresponsible press coverage.

Emotional Video Of Newcastle’s Great Championship Season

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Take a look at the new video we have just seen on Newcastle great Championship winning season last seaosn. Here it is. Make sure very Newcastle fan watches this and there are some great goals shown too. The song is pretty good too.


Are Newcastle Close To First Summer Signing

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There were a couple of good news stories on Newcastle yesterday, and we have to hope at least one of them is true. Nedum Onuoha - would be great signing for Newcastle The first one was there was a lot of  transfer buzz on Tyneside yesterday, that Rangers' striker and free agent Kris Boyd was already in Newcastle [.

Alarm Bells Going Off Regarding Newcastle Star Jonas Gutierrez

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News from the Argentine World Cup Camp today that Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez is suffering from some muscle discomfort. Jonas Gutierrez suffering from muscle problems Gutierrez suffered last season from both hamstring and thigh troubles, during last season when Newcastle walked away with the Coca Cola Championship with a massive 102 points.

Absolutely No Truth In Kris Boyd Rumors On Tyneside

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There were rumors in Newcastle yesterday that Rangers' striker Kris Boyd was on Tyneside and baout to sign for Newcastle United. Kris Boyd not on Tyneside yesterday But today, as we had hoped, Chris Hughton was asked by the Journal's Luke Edwards if there was any truth in those rumors. Kris Boyd is available on a free [.

Enrique Still Has Dreams Of Playing For Spain

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Enrique had a terrific season last season and has made great progress in his three years on Tyneside. Jose Enrique after scoring first goal for Magpies Jose was signed by Sam Allardyce, and he has turned out to be big Sam's best signing for the Newcastle club, even though Jose didn't come cheap from Spanish [.

David Ginola A Big Fan And Friend Of Chris Hughton

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Former Newcastle left winger David Ginola has revealed today that not only is he a big fan of Newcastle manager Chris Hughton, but he is also a close friend of the former Tottenham coach. David Ginola big fan and friend of Chris Hughton David has given an interview to the Evening Chronicle today and said: "Chris is a [.

Jose Enrique Fancies Spain For World Cup – What A Surprise

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Jose Enrique has given an interview with the Newcastle Journal this morning, evven though he is on vacation somewhere in in America with his girlfriend. Jose Enrique - Spain joint favorites with Brazil Jose has talked about the upcoming World Cup in South Africa, which kicks off two weeks tomorrow.

Jamie O’Hara £6M Price Tag Will Rule Out Newcastle

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If today's papers are to be believed and Spurs have indeed slapped a £6M transfer fee on 23 year-old Jamie O'Hara, then that will probably rule out Newcastle. Jamie O'Hara £6M price tag that's too high West Ham are also thought to be interested but they may be able to sell some of their players [.

Hughton Ready to Bid Half Transfer Kitty On Nedum Onuoha

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Even though the news is being reported in today's Sun, we have to hope this particular report is true, however unlikely that may be. Nedum Onuoha - Newcastle ready to bid? The news is that Newcastle United are ready to launch a £3.5M bid for Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha. If this is true,  it does mean that [.

Is Kris Boyd Already On Tyneside And Ready To Sign?

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There are rumors circulating on Tyneside and have been aired on the local radio channels, that Rangers' striker Kris Boyd has been seen at the Benton training ground. Kris Boyd already on Tyneside? Rumors will be rife at Newcastle in the summer, and as Chris Hughton has said about 99% of them will be nonsense.

Danny Guthrie More Positive Than Bookies On Newcastle

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We know there are still some doom and gloomers around, who insist that Newcastle will struggle next season, back in the Premiership. Danny Guthrie good player in the making on Tyneside And they have been given some ammunition today by the bookies, who are usually fairly accurate if only because big money is often involved.

Newcastle Ground-Staff Second Only To Arsenal

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The Newcastle ground staff are re-laying the St. James' Park pitch ready for the start of life back in the Premiership. Deputy groundsman Andrew Tully The ground-staff first of all stripped off the top layer of the turf, and then planted new seed and began the watering process immediately. It was only a matter of days before [.

The Plot Thickens Over Youssouf Mulumbu Intentions

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After we printed our story on Newcastle being interested in WBA's Youssouf Mulumbu, he made additional statements in the press which have done nothing but confuse people about his intentions. Youssouf  Mulumbu - fighting it out with Danny Guthrie Youssouf has sent mixed messages about the prospect of  him actually leaving West Bromwich Albion, saying that he has [.

Can Newcastle Give Loan Players Sufficient Playing Time?

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Chris Hughton has talked again about loan deals, and points out they have some convincing to do this summer, to the parent clubs. Chris Hughton said to have limited transfer funds Hughton has talked today about loan deals, which he thinks are good things to go after for the Newcastle club: "Loans are a good thing for [.

Gutierrez Expected To Start For Argentina In World Cup

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It's an open secret that one of Argentine manager Diego Maradona's favorite players is Newcastle United winger Jonas Gutierrez. Gutierrez will start for Argentina In their recent friendly on Monday night against Canada, whom they walloped 5-0, Maradona seemed to play his strongest team, with the exception of Barcelona's great Lionel Messi  (what a player!

Cheryl Cole Has Had Enough Of Cheating Husband Ashley

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The immensely beautiful Geordie girl Cheryl Cole, Â has finally decided to divorce her husband Ashley. Cheryl Cole - is she beautiful or is she beautiful? Sources close to the Newcastle singer have confirmed that news today, and the 26-year-old X Factor judge apparently filed divorce papers at the High Court in London yesterday.

Hughton Still Confident Of Strengthening Newcastle Squad

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As we've mentioned before the squad Newcastle have in place this summer is already much improved on the one we had in place last July. Chris Hughton give us a wave A number of our younger players, like Andy Carroll and Danny Guthrie have improved, some of our older players like Kevin Nolan and Alan Smith [.

Newcastle Unlikely To Be Interested In Altintop

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We've looked over the lists of free agents available this summer, and there are not too many who are under 25 years of age. Hamit Altintop Newcastle unlikely to be interested One of them is Cardiff City's 23 year-old Joe Ledley, who will probably be leaving Cardiff after they failed again to get promoted to the [.

Nicky Butt Considers Joining Preston North End

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News today in the Sun, that Preston North End manager Darren Ferguson may be interested in Nicky Butt. Nicky Butt - as Newcastle captain The Newcastle United midfielder's contract will not be renewed at the end of June, and Nicky will become a free agent, if indeed he wants to remain playing football at 35 he'll [.

Concern On Tyneside Is Hardly Warranted

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After having such a great season last season, most people will be a little surprised at the negativity that still seems to exist around the Newcastle club. Chris Hughton has created good squad so far That negativity has been caused by the statement from Mike Ashley that no new capital investment will be available for players [.

Mike Williamson Will Press Steven Taylor For First Team Place

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Mike Williamson has today said he is more than willing to fight for his Newcastle first team place next season. Good. Mike Williamson - will fight for his place Mike was signed in January and he has played extremely well for Newcastle in Steven Taylor's absence through injury, and looked a great buy for just £1M.

Fabio Capello Worried About Carroll Defecting To Scotland

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A good report in the Evening Chronicle today that has revealed that England manager Fabio Capello has sent assistant and England U21 manager Stuart Pearce to Newcastle to get assurances from Andy that he will play for England. Andy Carroll - England getting worried? There has been news recently that Scotland manager Craig Levein has been [.

England Looked Tired And Disjointed Against Mexico

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We watched England win their first warm-up game for the World Cup last night against Mexico, and we were underwhelmed by the performance. Fabio Capello poor England performance England won the game 3-1 and that's important, but Mexico controlled the game for long periods with their skillful play, and they also managed to score their first [.

Newcastle’s 3rd Strip Leaked On Internet

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News today that Newcastle's third strip has been leaked on the Internet. Is this Newcastle's 3rd strip for next season These are shirts that were on the same site that supposedly leaked the home and away strips over the weekend. The third strip is basically white with some blue piping and has Toon Army on the neck.

Other Clubs Pursuing Manchester United’s Tom Cleverley

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Chris Hughton is currently on holiday with his family. Tom Cleverley while at Watford last season But according to the Newcastle Journal this morning, he has tried hard to tie up a season long loan deal for Manchester United's Tom Cleverley before leaving with his family. Chris will be looking at loan signings and free agents this [.

Nile Ranger Should Be Sent On Loan To A Championship Club

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News today that Hartlepool United may be interested in a summer loan move for Newcastle's 19 year-old London-born  striker Nile Ranger. Chris Hughton - Harlepool interested? When Newcastle bought Leon Best in January it meant that Nile dropped down the pecking order, even though he was still able to appear 30 times for the Tyneside club last [.

West Brom’s Youssuf Mulumbu Seems Keen To Join Newcastle

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We reported yesterday that Newcastle United were interested in West Brom's defensive midfielder 23 year-old Youssuf Mulumbu. Youssuf Mulumbu - WBA defensive midfielder already in black and white? One of the reasons we thought it would be difficult to get the player to Newcastle, is that WBA would hardly want to sell one of their better players [.

Jack Rodwell Shows A Touch Of Class To Sign For Everton

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Born in Southport, just north of Liverpool, Jack Rodwell was an Everton supporter as a child, and joined their youth system at age 7 and made his Under-18s debut for the Toffees at just 14. Jack Rodwell signs 5 year deal for Everton And news that Jack has turned down Manchester United overtures to sign [.

Chris Hughton After Some Top Youngsters For Newcastle

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If we are to believe the latest news on who Chris Hughton may be after, he has lined up some top youngsters for Newcastle next season. Jack Wilshere - Newcastle loan target Good news yesterday was that Chris Hughton for the first time said he was interested in bringing young players like Jack Wishere, Arsenal's 18 year-old [.

Forster, Ranger And LuaLua Likely Out On Loan Next Season

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There's no doubt that Newcastle manager has many decisions to make this summer, before the Premiership season starts in mid-August. Chris Hughton - many decisions to make this summer With so many top class youngsters at the Newcastle club these days, Chris will need to decide which ones he will send out on loan to get some [.

Newcastle Reportedly After England U21 Star Nedum Onuoha

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With Danny Simpson unlikely to be fit for the start of the season, the Evening Chronicle is today reporting that Newcastle will step up their efforts to sign a right full-back. Nedum Onuoha Newcastle target? Both Ryan Taylor and Steven Taylor are capable of playing at right-back, but more defenders are needed in the [.

Danny Simpson Unlikely To Be Fit For Pre-Season

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Some surprising news today that Newcastle right-back Danny Simpson faces a race to be fit for the start of the pre-season. Danny Simpson fitness worries The Newcastle defender has an ankle injury and the Evening Chronicle is reporting Simpson played through the pain barrier at the end of the season to help Newcastle lift the Coca-Cola [.

Newcastle Retain Football Friends Trophy – Airey Wins Top Award

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The talented Newcastle United Under-18s retained the Football Friends title last night in Bosnia Phil Airey - player of the tournament The youngsters also won the title last year, and last night they retained the title when they beat NK Zagreb 3-2 in a terrific final in the Bosnian town of Foca. The youngsters reached the final by [.

Chris Hughton Seems To Work 24 Hours A Day For Newcastle

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It's not the first time that Newcastle's Spanish left-back has said that Chris Hughton is the best manager he's ever worked for, and it turns out that Chris seems to work around the clock for the Newcastle cause. Jose Enrique - Hughton works so hard Jose spoke to the Newcastle Journal today about his manager: [.

Newcastle Play PSV In July To Commemorate Robson Death

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Reports in Holland suggest Newcastle will play a pre-season friendly against Dutch side PSV Eindhoven at the end of July. The reports suggest that it will be to mark the first anniversary of the great Sir Bobby Robson's death last year. That's a great idea, and something Newcastle should do every July, and play against one of [.

Newcastle After DR Condo International Midfielder

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There's a report in today's Newcastle Journal that Chris Hughton is interested in bringing Youssouf Mulumbu of WBA, Â to Newcastle United in the summer. Youssouf Mulumbu Newcastle interested? Youssouf Mulumbu certainly fits the profile of players supposedly said to be arriving this summer, as he turns 24 next January and plays in midfield for WBA.

Chris Hughton And Newcastle Under No Illusions Next Season

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As may be expected Newcastle manager Chris Hughton's number one job next season is to keep Newcastle in the Premiership. Chris Hughton keeping Newcastle In Premiership is job one Chris is trying to strengthen the squad, but will not have too much money to spend this summer given Newcastle's poor financial position.

Still More To Come from Andy Carroll At Newcastle

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Newcastle do have a much improved squad from the one that started last season in those initial depressing days of July. Andy Carroll - more to come form the 21 year-old Many players improved last season, and the list is too long to mention, but Andy Carroll was one who came on in leaps and bounds.

Newcastle’s New Strips – Home And Away

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There may be leaked photos of Newcastle new home and away strips out on the internet today again. Is this the new Newcastle strip? And the away strip is said to be the following: We don't like either strip if indeed these are the new strips and we have our doubts. There seemed better strips on [.

Has Hughton Changed His Mind On Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere

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Well would you believe it we thought we were sure that 18 year-old Jack Wilshere would not be arriving on Tyneside on loan this summer. Jack Wilshere Hughton now interested in youngster? Why is that? Because back on 12th May, Chris Hughton was quoted by the Newcastle Journal's Luke Edwards as saying the following: "Jack is a [.

Newcastle Are A Great Club – But Financial Situation A Worry

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Former Newcastle manager Ruud Gullit has come out today and says he thinks it's great that Newcastle United are back in the Premiership. Ruud Gullit - spend or be relegated Ruud was a very popular choice as manager after Newcastle sacked Kenny Dalglish in August of 2008, and appointed Ruud, and at at that time there was talk [.

Newcastle Reported Interest In Sunderland’s Kieran Richardson

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This could well be another of the 99% of stories of Newcastle being reported interested in a player they haven't even considered. Kieran Richardson Newcastle interested? However, it's not the first time that Newcastle have been linked with Sunderland star and former Manchester United winger come full back Kieran Richardson.

Newcastle Interest In Hull City’s Mendy Unlikely

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News today that Newcastle United may be after Hull City defender or wing-back Bernard Mendy. Bernard Mendy Hull City defender interesting Newcastle? Mendy is the latest player to be released by Hull City as they try to reduce their wage bill following their relegation from the Premiership. But since the player turns 29 in August we very [.

Tom Cleverley Keen On Loan Move To Newcastle

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The News Of The World are reporting today that Newcastle are very close to the loan singing of 20 year-old Manchester United winger Tom Cleverley. Tom Cleverley Newcastle close to sealing season-long loan deal It's Sunday, so we should take most of the news today with a pinch of salt, Â although Chris Hughton has never denied [.

Blackpool Promoted – Can Newcastle Now Get Joe Ledley?

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In a dramatic final at Wembley this afternoon, Blackpool beat Cardiff City 3-2 to get the 3rd promotion spot into the Premiership from the CC Championship for next season. Ian Holloway - great job in first season at Blackpool All goals came in a terrific first half and Cardiff were twice ahead before former Southampton forward gave Blackpool the [.

Ryan Taylor Still A Valuable Member Of The Newcastle Squad

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Ryan Taylor may not be the best player at Newcastle, but his honest play, Â endeavour and experience will be a huge help to Newcastle's survival next season, when Newcastle are back with the big boys. Ryan Taylor with Danny Guthrie and Championship Trophy Newcastle manager Chris Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today: "Ryan will get his [.

I Want To Play In A Successful Newcastle United Side

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We've noticed Joey Barton has really become attached to the Newcastle United club and to its fans this season, and today he has said he'll play absolutely anywhere for the Newcastle side. Joey Barton with fans we did it! There were many great shots like this when Newcastle gained promotion Barton told the Evening Chronicle [.

Newcastle Back In The Premiership And Some Big Money

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The club that get through this afternoon's Coca-Cola Championship play-off final between Cardiff City and Blackpool are said to be getting £90M in new revenues. Mike Ashley club should be in black next season Well, that's according to Deloitte analysts, and Newcastle should be able to put their financial house in good order in a [.

Joe Ledley Future At Stake In Championship Play-Off Final

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The play-off final for the 3rd  promotion place in the CC Championship takes place at Wembley this afternoon in a 3:00 pm kick off,  between Cardiff City and Blackpool. There is some interest in this game from Newcastle fans,  because if Blackpool win then it could be that Cardiff's 23 year-old midfielder Joe Ledley, will move [.

Norwich In Talks With Newcastle Over Leeds’ Target Forster

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Norwich City chairman Alan Bowkett has confirmed that the East Anglia club are in talks with Newcastle, as they try to tie up a season-long loan deal for Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster for next season in the CC Championship. Fraser Forster Newcastle's talented 22 year-old goalkeeper With the news earlier this week that Leeds United are [.

Newcastle Scouting Delegation Gathers In France

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News today that Newcastle will have a scouting delegation at the Toulon tournament in France. Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood great duo at Newcastle Newcastle chief scout Graham Carr, who has racked up a number of miles in his scouting duties this year, and is now in France for the opening days of the competition.

CC Championship Had Fourth Highest Attendance In Europe

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News today that crowds at the Coca-Cola Football League have broken the 17M mark for the first time in 50 years. And of course with Newcastle's average home attendance of 43,384 the Tyneside club did more than their fair share in these great attendance figures. It turns out a total of 17.1M supporters attended the 1,656 league [.

Are Newcastle Interested In Free Agent Kim Kallstrom

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As far as we know there hasn't even been a hint that Newcastle are interested in Swedish International midfielder Kim Kallstrom, but nevertheless the Lyon player is available as a free agent this summer. Kim Kallstrom free agent at the end of June The box to box left-footed Swede, who has played 72 times for Sweden, has a contract [.

£60K A Week Shawn Wright Phillips Not Coming To Newcastle

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Shawn Wright Phillips has apparently turned down a new contract from Manchester City after claiming the offer, £60K per week, made him feel unappreciated. Shawn Wright-Phillips - £60K/week  offer makes him feel unappreciated Well, with that statement, we suppose he's not really suited to Newcastle in any case.

We Haven’t Considered 99% Of Players We’re Linked With

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Newcastle have again been linkled with a number of players today. Chris Hughton - not after 99% of players we are linked with Whether any of the stories are true, we have no idea but we may get lucky someday 27 year-old Jermaine Jenas was said to be the latest on Chris Hughton's radar screen, but we [.

Hughton Expects Big Things From Local Lad Steven Taylor

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Chris Hughton has come out again today and said that Steven Taylor has a big future at Newcastle to anybody who will listen. Steven Taylor - proud moment for the local lad But that will not stop the gossip press this summer insisting that he will be sold, Â because of the bust-up between him and Andy [.

Newcastle Reported After Portuguese Striker

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Newcastle United have had a £2M bid for 22 year-old Portuguese striker Ukra rejected. The 5′9″ Porto forward played for Portugal Under-21s against England at Wembley last November, and the watchjing Newcastle manager was impressed with what he saw. Newcastle have been interested in the 22 year-old for a while but Porto have decided to recall him [.

Are Newcastle Really Interested In Bringing Jenas Back?

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We had thought there may be a chance that Jermaine Jenas, who seems to have been frozen out at Spurs, may want to leave the London club. Jermaine Jenas - coming back to Newcastle? And the news today, but it's in The Sun, is that Newcastle United are ready to bring Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas back to [.

Newcastle Favorites To Sign Top Italian Youngster

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Surpisingly there was lots of news yesterday about the Newcastle club and one of the things we missed was the news that Newcastle are after 18 year-old Torino young gun Raffaelle Maiorano. Chris Hughton - after top 18 year-old Italian It seems like with all good players Newcastle will face competition for the Torino youth academy forward, and [.

Newcastle Lose Out On Milner – When Will They Ever Learn?

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We thought Newcastle would learn their lessons from past mistakes, but we guess not. James Milner - no sell-on clause James Milner was at Newcastle for four years and was finally transferred to Aston Villa for £12M in August of 2008, against the wishes of then manager Kevin Keegan. And that was probably the first thing that [.

Four Newcastle Youngsters To Be Sent Out On Loan Next Season

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Chris Hughton is already thinking through who to bring into the club over the summer, and which youngsters need regular playing time to further their football development, and therefore need to be sent out on loan. Nile Ranger 19 year-old out on loan to Leeds United? The Newcastle Journal is reporting today that the Tyneside club [.

Kevin Nolan Leaving Newcastle Is Complete Nonsense

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Yes, we know it's the silly season and there will be some ridiculous reports about various transfers  in the gossip press this summer, but today's report that Blackburn Rovers may be after Kevin Nolan of Newcastle is complete and utter nonsense. Kevin Nolan - this is the face of the new Newcastle United!

Coloccini Looks Forward To Life Back In The Premiership

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After his disappointment in being left our of Argentina's final World Cup squad of 23 last night, he nevertheless says he is excited about playing back in the English Premier League next season. Coloccini looking forward to Premiership next season Coloccini stayed with Newcastle after the disaster of relegation and played a major role in getting Newcastle [.

Brad Inman To Get His Chance At Newcastle Next Season

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18 year-old Brad Inman is one of five top teenagers who have been promoted to the Newcastle first team squad for next season. Brad Inman top prospect at Newcastle The other lads promoted are 17 year-old Haris Vuckic, 18 year-old Irish defender Stephen Folan, Swedish 18 year-old winger Samuel Adjei and 18 year-old Amble-born striker Phil [.

Hughton Aware Of Expectation Levels At Newcastle

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Chris Hughton has said today that he is fully aware of the expectations that exist at Newcastle for next season, back in the Premiership. Chris Hughton - aware of expectations at Newcastle Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today: "We will keep people's feet on the ground from within the inner sanctum.

Coloccini Not Told About His Non-Inclusion In Argentine Squad

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Fabricio Coloccini made headlines around the world today, but unfortunately it was because one of Newcastle's great players of last season did not make cut for the final 23 man squad for Argentina. Coloccini - after scoring for Newcastle United last season Fabricio talked to the Evening Chronicle today from his home town Cordoba: "Luckily, my environment [.

Newcastle Linked With Belgium Free-Agent Full Back

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Sky Sports is reporting today that Belgium U23 International Landry Mulemo is being chased by a number of English clubs, including Newcastle United. Landry Mulemo a Newcastle target? The 23-year-old DR Congo-born full-back is a free agent this summer and looks set to move from Standard Liege, his home-town club.

Now’s The Time To Talk To Any Free Transfer Targets

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Chris has given his daily interview to the local Newcastle players today, and he says today he doesn't expect the transfer market to get really busy until possibly July. Chris Hughton - transfer market will not pick up until July Hughton expects the transfer market to be slow until after the end of the World Cup [.

Coloccini Left Out Of Final Argentina Squad

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Bad news today as Fabricio Coloccini has missed out on the final  23 man Argentina squad,  that manager Diego Maradona has just announced. Fabricio Coloccini - misses out on World Cup But Newcastle winger Jonás Gutiérrez has been named in the Argentine squad for this summer's World Cup finals as was expected.

Newcastle Will Try To Sign Albin Ebondo Once Again

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Reports in Sky Sports today that say that Newcastle are trying to sign Albin Ebondo from Toulouse once again. Albin Ebondo Newcastle to try again The Newcastle club thought they had signed the Toulouse right-back in January of 2009, but Toulouse kept putting the price up as you may recall. But now the player is [.

Newcastle Going After World Cup Stars

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Newcastle  manager Chris Hughton has said today that the Newcastle scouting staff will make final checks on players at this summer's World Cup before finally wrapping up the deals. Chris Hughton already done homework on targets And Chris himself could well take in some games in South Africa, as he checks on the Newcastle targets for [.

At The End Of The Day I Want To Be A Newcastle Player

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Not very surprising news today that 22 year-old Dutch U21 International Tim Krul intends to stay at Newcastle United next season and challenge 35 year-old Steve Harper for the number one jersey on Tyneside. Tim Krul - will again go head to head with Steve Harper If  recent news reports recently are to be believed,  then Newcastle [.

West Ham And Newcastle Messages To Fans Are Worlds Apart

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Both Newcastle United and West Ham United  football clubs have communicated with their loyal fans recently. Here is the Newcastle communication and here is the West Ham communication. And we saw Lee Ryder in his Blog On The Tyne compared the statements yesterday, and Lee noticed how much better the West Ham message was [.

Hughton To Get Job Done In Summer With Or Without Funds

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton will strengthen his side this summer, but it's looking like he will have no transfer funds from Mike Ashley to assist him in this difficult task. Chris Hughton - not much money available to strengthen squad There was news today that Chris is trying to sell Xisco to Spanish club Racing Santandar, so [.

Newcastle’s Reported Interest In Charlton Midfielder Lloyd Sam

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There are reports today that Newcastle may be interested in 25 year-old Charlton midfielder Lloyd Sam, with the emphasis on "may". Lloyd Sam - 25 year-old Charlton midfielder According to reports today Burnley FC are said to be looking to sign Charlton Athletic winger Lloyd Sam. Sam will be a free agent at the end of June when his [.

Chris Hughton To Give Leon Best Every Chance Next Season

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has said today that Newcastle's 23 year-old striker Leon Best will get every chance next season to be  a success on Tyneside. Leon Best will get chance at Newcastle Leon  is on international duty with Ireland in their summer training camp and could well be involved in the upcoming international friendlies against Paraguay [.

Are Newcastle Interested in Free Agent Shaun Wright-Phillips?

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There is some news in the Guardian this morning that Newcastle may be interested in Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips. Shaun Wright-Phillips Newcastle interested The 28 year-old Greenwich-born player would be a very popular addition to the Newcastle squad with Newcastle fans, there's little doubt about that.

Hughton Talks About Players Not Coming To Newcastle

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Chris Hughton has talked about some players who will not be arriving on Tyneside in the summer. Chris Hughton - names some players not coming to Newcastle Probably the best guide Newcastle will get is when Hughton denies he is after a player. Chris has already said he is not interested in bringing 18year-old Arsenal youngster Jack Wilshere [.

Hughton Faces Challenge To Get Xisco Off Newcastle Books

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Chris Hughton has revealed this morning that one of the jobs he is working on right now is to fix up 23 year-old Spanish player Xisco at another club, hopefully Racing Santandar. Xisco - on his way out of Newcastle Xisco is a problem that Newcastle created for themselves when they bought the then 22 year-old from Deportivo [.

Chris Hughton Is A Credit To Himself And To Newcastle United

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We're delighted that Newcastle manager Chris Hughton was last night honored by Kick It Out, football's equality and inclusion campaign. Chris Hughton wins yet another award last night Chris won the award for his exceptional achievements as Newcastle United manager this last season, his first ever season as a manager, and it would be hard for [.

Are Newcastle Interested In Ajax Free Agent Urby Emanuelson?

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We've been trolling through the free agents this summer, and one player that stands out is a young player Newcastle were said to be interested in a short 18 months ago. Urby Emanuelson Ajax left sided midfielder/defender It's true that a lot of free agents available this summer  are older players who are way past their best, [.

Step By Step Improvement The Key To Newcastle Success

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Newcastle will have a better squad for next season than they had last season, and the key to Newcastle's successful future is a step by step improvement each and every season from now on. David Moyes - has had great success at Everton We think Newcastle can become successful again by investing in youngsters and following the [.

Hughton Confirms Dublin Return And Top European Competition

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News today that some top Dutch and German sides have been targeted as possible opponents for Newcastle in pre-season to give the lads some sturdy competition, and Chris has said the squad will again return to Dublin for their initial pre-season preparation. Chris Hughton going back to Ireland The Newcastle club are waiting for confirmation before [.

Leeds United After Newcastle Goalkeeper Fraser Forster

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It shouldn't be too surprising that the race to sign Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster next season on loan, Â is heating up. Fraser Forster - in great demand From all reports Fraser had a magnificent season with the Canaries last term, and it's not surprising the 22 year-old is attracting other clubs like Glasgow Rangers, but today there [.

Are Newcastle Interested In Free Agent Robert Koran?

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NNews today that there are a number of clubs after Robert Koran, who was surprisingly released by WBA recently. Robert Koran former WBA midfielder The captain of the Slovenian side is a good player but we wonder if he fits the profile of players Chris Hughton wants to bring to Newcastle this summer.

Hughton Very Very Confident Of Adding To His Squad

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has confirmed today that he has been fully briefed by the club's directors since that statement was released 9 days ago by the Newcastle Board. Chris Hughton fully briefed by the club on financial matters And the bottom line with Chris is that he says he is very comfortable with what he [.

Newcastle Busy Identifying Transfer Targets

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Chris Hughton wants to bring in new players this summer, and it seems he will do exactly that, as he has now started the process of identifying his transfer targets. Chris Hughton identifying his targets But Chris does not expect any early signings and says it may be late June or early July when the first [.

Newcastle Like Lots Of Other Clubs – Financially Strapped

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It's clear from the new news today that Chris Hughton and his coaches  have been very well briefed on Newcastle's financial situation. Chris and Colin coaches have been well briefed by Newcastle Board And Chris thinks other clubs are in the exact same state as Newcastle, and the only difference being that they haven't explicitly [.

Kenny Wharton Leaves Newcastle By Mutual Consent

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The Newcastle United club have announced tonight that Youth Team coach Kenny Wharton has left the club. This is the statement issued by the Newcastle club: "Newcastle United can confirm that Kenny Wharton has left his role at the Academy by mutual consent." "The Club wishes to place on record its appreciation for the excellent job he has [.

Newcastle Appoint Wendy Taylor As New Head Of Media

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As expected Newcastle United have announced the appointment of Wendy Taylor as the club's new head of Media. This is the announcement made tonight on the Newcastle's club's web-site: ============================ Newcastle are pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Taylor as its new Head of Media.

Boyd To Choose Birmingham – Newcastle Give Up On Beckford

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Kris Boyd is mulling his future over at Glasgow Rangers. Kris Boyd - 128 goals in 193 appearances for Rangers The striker, who has scored 128 goals in 193 appearances for the Scottish Champions, may decide to move on when his current contract with Rangers expires on June 30th, when he will become a free agent.

Newcastle’s Home Attendance 4th Best In England

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Ryan Taylor has talked today about the Newcastle fans, whose home average attendance of 43,388 in England's second division , was still the 4th best attendance of any club in England, and Ryan is certainly looking forward to next season, just like the rest of us. last season Ryan Taylor - looking forward to next season We often [.

Proud Moment For Hughton To Manage Newcastle In Premiership

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One of the worries Newcastle fans have this summer is that Chris Hughton's record in the Premiership is not very good, having won only one game in the 10 games he was in charge during our relegation season. Chris Hughton a great shot of the Newcastle manager And even that one wasn't really a victory [.

Ryan Taylor Lauds The Youngsters At Newcastle Club

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Ryan Taylor has come out today and talked about Newcastle's  Slovenian young gun Haris Vuckic, and some of the other young talent coming through the ranks at the Newcastle club Haris Vuckic in first team squad next season love those boots Ryan talked about the 17 year-old Slovenian U21 International to the Evening Chronicle today: [.

Hughton Says New Players Coming To Newcastle This Summer

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Chris Hughton has talked today about the transfer market and good news for Newcastle fans is that Chris says he sees some new players coming in. Chris Hughton - new players coming in over the summer Hughton has been out taking in games and checking on some new players, and he was in the stands at Lyon's [.

Danny Simpson Has Something To Prove Next Season

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Danny Simpson was the first new player signed last summer, as he came in on loan in August from Manchester United. Danny Simpson - something to prove next season And today Danny has publicly thanked manager Chris Hughton, for the way he handled both himself and the Newcastle side last season. Danny talked to Newcastle United TV this [.

Is Fitz Hall Staying At Newcastle?

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We're not sure what the status is with Newcastle's on-loan player from QPR Fitz Hall. Fitz Hall is he staying at Newcastle Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has said that the only two senior players leaving Newcastle this summer are Nicky Butt and Fabrice Pancrate, and that he wants to keep everybody else.

Cloud Of Uncertainty Hangs Over Newcastle

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There is a certain cloud of uncertainty over Newcastle United right now, as the fans try to come to terms with the fact that Mike Ashley may give Chris Hughton nothing in the transfer market this summer, to strengthen the team for the upcoming return to the Premiership. Alan Smith talks to Hughton and Calderwood at [.

Four Newcastle Players Of The Season

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Newcastle's Alan Smith has today picked four players he thinks are the players of the season for Newcastle United. Alan Smith picks four players of the season Alan was asked to pick his Newcastle player of the season this morning on the Newcastle official site, and he refused to pick one but listed four players he [.

Don’t Be Surprised If Chris Has Loads Of Money To Spend

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Sunderland Chairman and former player Niall Quinn has come out today and said he wouldn't be surprised if Chris Hughton has loads of money to spend this summer. Niall Quinn Sunderland Chairman Niall played 203 times for the Wearside club scoring 61 goals and played 92 times for Ireland scoring 21 goals.

Newcastle To Finish 10th In Premiership Next Season

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Interesting news today on who are the favorites to win the English Premiership next season. The latest betting odds for who will win the Premiership next season lists the teams with the following odds: 2.50 Chelsea 3.50 Manchester  Utd 8.00 Arsenal 9.00 Manchester  City 13.00 Liverpool 51.00 Tottenham 251.

Lovenkrands And Vuckic Not Going To World Cup

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When the provisional squads were issued by the World Cup countries last week, only Jonas Gutierrez and Fabricio Coloccini were named from the  Newcastle United club. Jonas Gutieerez may be only Newcastle player at World Cup There was news that perhaps Peter Lovenkrands, who hit 16 goals for Newcastle last season, and 14 of those this [.

Enrique Wins Newcastle United Blog Player Of The Season

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We have just closed the poll and with 1775 votes cast Jose Enrique has come out on top in The Newcastle United Blog Player Of  The Season. Jose Enrique - Player Of The Season Jose got 657 votes or 37% of the vote to win it from Kevin Nolan who got 527 votes and 29% of the [...]


Newcastle Have Real Interest In Cleverley But Not Wilshere

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We're in the silly season and it's hard to know which stories are true  about Newcastle's interest in players but what's new? 18 year-old Jack Wilshere - not coming to Newcastle It's clear that Chris Hughton is looking for loan players and free agents, and it now seems he was told that little or no money [.

Newcastle Linked With French Attacking Midfielder

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According to today's Sunday Sun Newcastle are interested in French-born Guinea attacking midfield star Kevin Constant. Kevin Constant 6′ tall attacking midfilder The attacking midfielder who has just turned 23, is a free agent this summer. He has played over 62 times with 58 starts and 13 goals for French Second Division side LB Chateauroux and the [.

Chris Hughton To Follow David Moyes’ Approach For Success

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Chris Hughton will be trolling through the more than 150 names whose contracts expire on June 30th, as he tries to see which free agents would be suitable for Newcastle United. Chris Hughton looking at the lists of free agents Among the free agents available who may fit the bill at Newcastle is Cardiff City's [.

Newcastle To Play Glasgow Rangers In Early August

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Sources in Glasgow Scotland are once again claiming that Newcastle's pre-season friendly at Glasgow Rangers will go ahead on Saturday August 7th. And assuming that is a done deal, although Newcastle have not yet announced that fixture, Peter Lovenkrands, who played at Rangers for six years from 2000, told the Newcastle Journal this morning: "This game will [.

Newcastle Interest In Rangers’ Striker Kris Boyd

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News today that Rangers' striker Kris Boyd has said he wants to take a few weeks to consider his future, and whether to sign on again at the Rangers club. Kris Boyd - free agent come June 30th There's some uncertainty at Rangers, not least of which is whether popular manager Walter Smith, who was Everton boss [.

Avram Grant And Jamie O’Hara On Way To West Ham?

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Surprising news today is that Pompey administrator Andrew Andronikou has already told at least eight players at the club they will not be wanted next season. Jamie O'Hara  off  to West Ham? It's not surprising that at least 8 players will leave, but the timing surely could have been better and come  after today FA Cup [.

Preston The Latest Club To Be In Financial Trouble

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More bad news this morning that Preston North End have been served with a winding-up petition from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs. Apparently the Lancashire club has failed to pay some liabilities, and because of that were served with the order, and become the latest of a number of English clubs in financial distress.

Newcastle United In Good Shape Right Now

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Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper has come out today and said that Newcastle are well off for top goalkeepers right now. Steve Harper - future Newcastle coach? Newcastle have two good 22 year-old goalkeepers and a star in the making in 16 year-old Jak Alnick, and he has likened things at Newcastle now to what they were about 12 [.

Carroll Will Score Goals In Premiership Too

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Former Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder has talked about Newcastle's exciting young local striker, 21 year-old Andy Carroll today. Andy Carroll more than promising young striker on Tyneside Roeder told the Evening Chronicle today about the time he gave Andy Carroll his Newcastle League debut, on 14th April at Fratton Park in a  game Newcastle lost 2-1: [.

Newcastle Stand Decent Chance Of Signing Joe Ledley

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One of the free agents this summer who could be a tremendous acquisition for Newcastle United is Cariff  City's Joe Ledley. Joe Ledley Cardiff City mdfielder Joe has been out most of this year with a hip injury since late January, and has only recently returned to playing. And Joe will start in their Championship play-off final at Wembley next [.

Newcastle Pursue Juventus International Midfieder

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News today in the Daily Star that Newcastle want to bring in Juventus midfielder Christian Poulsen, on loan for next season. Christian Poulsen - Newcastle interested in Juventus midfielder Since it's a loan deal we suspect that the age doesn't matter and the 30 year-old central midfielder could provide some significant skills in the middle of the [.

Williamson – It’s All About Togetherness And Bonding

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Mike Williamson has played 16 times for the Newcastle first team since he arrived from Portsmouth in  late January, and he's looked a very good player and an absolute bargain at just £1M. Mike Williamson - great buy from Portsmouth But Mike will have a question mark over himself  early next season, because he will have [.

Chris Hughton Has Done An Absolutely Marvellous Job

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Frank Clark has talked today about Newcastle manager Chris Hughton and it seems he has known Chris for some time and is also an admirer. Frank Clark - played over 400 times for Newcastle Former Newcatle United left-back and Inter-City Fairs Cup winner Frank Clark told the Evening Chronicle today that he is a big fan [.

Chris Hughton Looks Back On An Almost Perfect Season

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There really hasn't been too much news on the Newcastle club this week, following the statement released by the club on Sunday night, which caused more confusion than anything else. Newcastle duo Colin Calderwood and Chris Hughton With the Newcastle players now departed on their summer hols, manager Chris Hughton is working hard on who to bring [.

Last Chance – Vote For Newcastle United Blog Player Of Season

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If you haven't yet voted for The Newcastle United Blog Player Of The Season please vote within the next 24 hours, when we will be closing the poll and announcing the results. Right now Jose Enrique leads with 36% of the vote followed by Kevin Nolan at 31%,  after a total of  1481 readers have voted.

Is Alan Hutton A Potential Loan Signing For Newcastle?

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News today that Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has hit a big snag in trying to sign Tottenham and Scotland right-back Alan Hutton. Alan Hutton transfer fee too high It turns out that Spurs are looking to get £7M for the former Rangers defender, but he's  simply not worth that now, and it seems like Steve Bruce [.

Alan Smith – A Real Leader On Tyneside

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We remember after the Aston Villa game last year, when Alan Shearer was walking around the field in a complete daze last May, it was Alan Smith who was with him and knew exactly the pain and anguish Alan was going through. Alan Smith a leader on Tyneside That was very noticeable to us and it [...

Coloccini And Gutierrez Deserve To Make Final Argentine Squad

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Chris Hughton seemed pleased when our two Argentine Internationals, Gutierrez and Coloccini were both included in the Argentiner provisional squad for the World Cup. Jonas Gutierrez included in 30 man Argentine squad This is what Chris told the official site today: "I was delighted when I heard they were both in the provisional squad,""They are two players [.

Hughton’s Rookie Season Still Seems Like A Fairy Tale

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Newcastle's season still feels completely unbelievable to us, if we were to be brutally honest, and still seems like a fairy tale. Chris Hughton  fantastic first season at Newcastle helm Newcastle had 102 points, 30 wins, 21 clean sheets  and just 4 defeats, and the team suffered just one league defeat in the last six months and 33 Championship [.

Can Barton Beat Demons And Become Newcastle Role Model?

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When Joey Barton returned from injury earlier this year, he said he  knew he would not be an automatic choice for the  Newcastle club. Joey Barton delighted with the fans at achieving promotion But he also said something that we found very interesting. Joey said he still had all the confidence in the world in his own [.

Newcastle Players Could Be Fittest In Premier League

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Chris Hughton seems very confident that the current squad he has in place  can do very well in the Premiership, and they will also be in top shape physically when the season starts in August. Chris Hughton - very confident about Newcastle's chances Chris Hughton had just five words to say for the Premier League sides Newcastle [.

Nile Ranger May Go Out On Loan Next Season

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Newcastle's Nile Ranger, who completed his second season on Tyneside, could well be sent out on loan next season. Nile Ranger - Newcastle's so promising striker Nile needs to get  the games to continue his vast improvement since he arrived at Newcastle a couple seasons ago, and he may not be able to do that next season with [.

Jose Enrique – I Only Want To Play For Newcastle

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Jose Enrique cost Newcastle United a pretty penny in the transfer market three years ago. You would think Jose had just scored his first goal for Newcastle United Sam Allardyce shelled out £6.2M for the Villareal player who was then a Spanish U21 International, and he had a rocky first season on Tyneside.

Some Confusion On Newcastle Interest In Jack Wilshere

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There are lots of reports out this morning saying that Newcastle will rival Bolton Wanderers to get 18 year-old Arsenal starlet Jack Wilshere on loan next season. 18 year-old Jack Wilshere star in the making? The only problem we have with these stories now is that Chris Hughton was quoted by the Newcastle Journal's Luke Edwards [.

Newcastle After Davies – But Steven Taylor Going Nowhere

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There is a report in the Northern Echo today that says Newcastle are interested in one of their former targets 25 year-old Aston Villa defender Curtis Davies. Curtis Davies good player but bad injury record But the report suggests the club will only go after Curtis if they sell Steven Taylor but we [.

O’Hara Makes Peace With Harry – Likely To Leave Spurs

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It would appear that potential Newcastle target Jamie O'Hara's personal relationship with Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is now good, but Jamie doesn't know if he will ever play for Tottenham again. O'Hara battles Seb Bassong - now at Spurs in our relegation season There was a bit of a rumpus when Jamie had said he [.

Newcastle Not Interested In Harewood – What About Beckford?

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News this morning that it seems that Chris Hughton does not have Marlon Harewood on his list of summer targets. Marlon Harewood - not coming back to Newcastle Marlon came on loan last year, and he did a very good job at Newcastle and got 5 goals for us and turned out to be a great guy, [...]


Former Newcastle Player Hughes Delighted Newcastle Are Back

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We always liked Aaron Hughes, when he played for Newcastle from 1997 until Graeme Sourness sold him in 2005 to Aston Villa. Aaron Hughes one great professional While Aaron was never  top class, he was a guy who married a Geordie girl and you could count on him to always give 100%, and he could play [.

Roeder – Don’t Throw Too Many Youngsters In Next Season

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54 year-old Glenn Roeder managed Newcastle from February, 2006, when he took over from the hapless Graeme Souness, until Glenn himself  was sacked in May, 2007. Glenn Roeder - while Newcastle manager And at the end of the 2006-2007 season Glenn did great and in our last 7 games of that season we won six and drew [.

Hughton’s Very Positive Outlook On Newcastle’s Current Squad

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It's good to see Chris Hughton back talking to the press again today. A terrific shot of Chris Hughton Newcastle's Hero And while Chris didn't talk about the transfer situation, he left little doubt that he is very positive in his outlook for next season, and in the squad he already has in place at Newcastle.

Hughton Says Newcastle Not Interested In Jack Wilshere

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News today in the Newcastle  Journal that Newcastle are not interested in bringing Arsenal's 18 year-old Jack Wilshere in for next season on a season-long loan deal. Jack Wilshere - not coming to Tyneside Jack had a very successful loan spell at Bolton this year, where he played 14 times with one goal for the Lancashire club.

Gutierrez, Coloccini Both Named in Argentina Provisional Squad

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News today that both Newcastle United's Argentine players, Gutierrez and Coloccini are in the provisional 30 man squad, named yesterday by manager Diego Maradona for the World Cup in South Africa. Coloccini and Gutierrez shown with Jose Enrique World Player of the Year Lionel Messi is obviously included, but surprisingly there is no room for 36 year-old [.

Barton – I Love Fabricio Coloccini – He’s My Favorite Player

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Well the truth finally comes out,  and Joey Barton has today admitted that he just loves Fabricio Coloccini. Coloccini - you would think he had just scored a goal or something Joey Barton has been a breath of fresh air since he returned to the Newcastle side following injury, and not only did he play some [.

Ashley Must Communicate Much Better With Newcastle Fans

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We remember a couple of years ago in the summer of 2008, when Kevin Keegan was told by the Newcastle Board that he couldn't talk about any transfer targets at all. Mike Ashley better communication is a must And Kevin, who was usually very open with the press, was essentially kept in tethers during that summer, [.

Two Newcastle Statements In Three Days – What’s Going On?

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Two Newcastle statements in two days as the club have just released another much shorter statement than Sunday's and it's good news. Mike Ashley - no loan repayment This is what the Newcastle statement said today: "In relation to recent media speculation following the statement made by the Club on May 9, Newcastle United would [.

No Capital Outlay Means Newcastle Will Pay For Players Up Front

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There is just one sentence in the Newcastle statement that has fans worried, but is it really something that is worth worrying about? Mike Ashley getting Newcastle's financial house in order The statement that has fans concerned is the following: "The first team squad that won the Championship this year will form the basis of the team for [.

Let’s Hope Newcastle Scouts Can Come Up With The Players

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Newcastle have shown one thing under Mike Ashley that the club can go out and make some good bargains in the transfer market. Mike Ashley - financial business savvy now reigns on Tyneside And this summer, with little or even no money available in the transfer market, although we seriously doubt that, the Newcastle scouts will [.

Andy Carroll Is “Totally Committed To Newcastle”

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Andy Carroll has come out today and said something that the majority of Newcastle fans knew already that he is totally committed to Newcastle United, his home-town club. Andy Carroll - with trophy and baby girl Carroll told the Evening Chronicle today: "I think most people know that I don't want to leave.

Chris Hughton Deflects Praise For LMA Award To His Staff

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has spoken of  the honor it is to receive the League Manager's Association (LMA) Championship Manager of the Year award. Chris Houghton - honored to receive the LMA award The 51-year-old rookie manager guided Newcastle United straight back to the Premier League at the first attempt, after taking over a disjointed and spiritless [.

It’s Not The Time To Sell Steven Taylor

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Now that Newcastle will apparently not give manager Chris Hughton any transfer funds for the summer, there are new reports this morning that Newcastle will potentially sell some of their top players. Steven Taylor with Coca Cola Championship trophy And the player the press are saying will probably leave Newcastle is local lad, 24 year-old Steven Taylor.

Hughton Silence Suggests Surprise At No Transfer Funds

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We had suggested that after the release of the Newcastle statement yesterday it would be good to get an interview with manager Chris Hughton to help explain things. Chris Hughton not talking to press? But the Newcastle Journal this morning is reporting they have tried to get Chris to talk, and would obviously ask about that [.

Newcastle Are Not Your Ordinary Promoted Club

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The fact that Newcastle seem not willing to give manager Chris Hughton any capital to strengthen the side with new players in the summer, Â may not be as bad as it looks, although we are not going to defend not spending any money at all this summer. Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias nothing for transfers [.

Read The Statement Newcastle Should Have Issued

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When we read the Newcastle statement about this time yesterday nothing came as any real shock except the statement "no plan for new capital outlay on players" We also though the statement was long and hard to read and wasn't written particularly well written in short is was boring. We had thought we could have written [.

Chris Hughton Named CC Championship Manager Of The Year

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Chris Hughton has won yet another management award. Wor man Chris has won another award! One of our favorite photos of Chris with traveling Newcastle fans And it's hardly surprising that after winning four of the Coca Cola Championship of the Month awards last season, Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has been named the League Manager's Association Coca-Cola Championship [.

Wayne Routledge Epitomizes The New Spirit At Newcastle

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Wayne Routledge could yet turn out to be a fantastic signing for Newcastle United. Wayne Routledge could become  great signing for Newcastle United We'll know after next season in the Premiership, but this lad's attitude and temperament since he arrived from QPR in January, seem to be top rate. It's always good to have a player like [.

Michael Owen The Poster Child Of Old Newcastle

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Maybe we are the only ones, but we are not too dismayed at last night's statement from the Newcastle club. Michael Owen never produced anything at Newcastle Even if Chris has no money to bring in new players this summer, we still have the chance to get some top class loan players and some free agents [.

Five Youngsters Promoted To Newcastle First Team Squad

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News today in the Evening Chronicle that on April 17th  Mike Ashley held a meeting with manager Chris Hughton and his coaching staff. Stephen Folan 18 year-old defender now part of first team squad And it's now understood that Hughton and the staff at that time were told there would be no transfer funds available in [.

Danny Welbeck And Tom Cleverley Are Newcastle Loan Targets

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The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley of Manchester United will be Newcastle loan targets this summer. Tom Cleverley - Newcastle loan target Newcastle have been linked with Tom Cleverley many times during the last  year. Tom, who is now 20 years old and turns 21 in August, was on loan at [.

Does Hughton Really Have Nothing To Spend This Summer?

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It seems like we will need to wait for Chris Hughton to try to clarify just what transfer funds will be made available to him this summer  by the Newcastle club. Chris Hughton with Championship trophy It's the sentence in Newcastle's statement of last night which stated: "There is no plan for new capital outlay on [.

Hughton To Rely On Same Newcastle Squad For Premiership

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Two players will not be back at Newcastle next season, out of contract players Nicky Butt, the Newcastle captain,  and French winger Fabrice Pancrate. Chris Hughton shares a joke with WBA boss Roberto Di Matteo But it appears that manager Chris Hughton isn't looking to offload any more players from his squad, and we are assuming that means [.

Fraser Forster Just Misses Out On Norwich Player Of the Season

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Newcastle's 22 year-old Hexham-born goalkeeper, Fraser Forster just missed out on the Norwich City Player of the Season award, coming in second. Fraser Forster just misses out after great season The award went to captain and leading goalscorer Grant Holt. The 30-goal striker was presented with the Barry Butler Memorial Trophy before the Carlisle United game on [.

No Plan For Capital Outlay On Players – What Does That Mean?

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The statement that was promised from the Newcastle club was finally issued yesterday and the only really surprising thing in the statement which we issued earlier this morning, was that there appears to be no transfer fees for new players to be brought in this summer. Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias Newcastle's financial report [.

Newcastle United Issue Statement

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Newcastle United FC issued a  statement yesterday. The Board of Newcastle United Football Club whilst celebrating winning the Football League Championship 2009-2010 are aware that the next season in the Barclays Premier League presents a challenge to all at the Club. The Board recognises that one of the greater elements of this challenge is to [.

Newcastle Interested In 32 Year-Old Goalkeeper – No Way!

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This is the silly season, and of course there are some very silly stories in the papers right now especially today which is a Sunday. Jesper Christiansen - Copenhagen's goalkeeper Yes that's Brede Hangeland when he played at Copenhagen With Steve Harper in top form last season, and Newcastle having two 22 year-old top youngsters, Tim [.

Vote For The Newcastle United Blog – Player Of The Season

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We've put up our annual poll  for you to cast your vote for The Newcastle United Blog Player of the Season. We have listed 17 players for whom you can vote in our new poll on the home page. Last year Sebastien Bassong easily won the vote so let's see who comes out on top this [...]


Are Newcastle Really Interested in Bolton’s Andy O’Brien?

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Newcastle have been linked a number of times during last season in bringing former Newcastle center-back Andy O'Brien, back to Tyneside. Andy O'Brien - Newcastle player for 4 seasons from 2001 The great Bobby Robson signed Andy from Bradford City back in 2001, and Andy played over 120 times for Robson, before moving on to Portsmouth [.

Newcastle Give Trial To 14 Year-Old 6′4″ Swedish Goalkeeper

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News today that Newcastle have given a trial to a 14-year-old Swedish goalkeeper. Sulejmen Sarajlic - in Newcastle last week Sulejmen Sarajlic apparently spent last week training at the Newcastle Academy, according to the Sunday Sun, and he could be moving to Tyneside in the summer. Sarajlic is already at 6′4″ tall and playing in the Youth [.

Newcastle Watching Top French 17 Year-Old

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Reports today that another French youngster seems to have attracted the attention of Newcastle United. Martin Mimoun - 17 year-old attacking midfielder It's PSG youngster Martin Mimoun who is reported in today's Sunday Sun to have attracted the Tyneside club's interest, and this lad is an attacking midfielder who turns 18 in June.

Newcastle Looking For Senior Administrator To Help Run Club

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The Sunday Sun is reporting this morning that Newcastle United will look for a new football administrator. Mike Ashley looking for Senior Administrator at Newcastle It's someone with a lot of experience in running a football club, to help more effectively run Newcastle. Administrator is a strange title, because generally the Chairman is someone who has that experience, [.

Newcastle Pursuing Reading’s Shane Long

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News today that Newcastle United may be in a battle with Birmingham City to sign Shane Long from Reading. Shane Long - very impressive for Reading this season The news is in the News Of The World today, and it's that both Premiership clubs are willing to cough up £3M for the Ireland striker, and that [.

Sunderland After 19 Year-Old Nile Ranger – Give Us A Break

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The News Of The World today are reporting that Sunderland manager Steve Bruce would like to sign Newcastle's 19 year-old England U19 International striker, Nile Ranger. Nile Ranger - 6′2″ striker going nowhere in the summer Nile has made great strides since he was signed 21 months ago from Southampton by Dennis Wise, and he appeared 30 [.

Vote For The Newcastle United Blog – Player Of The Season

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We've put up our annual poll  for you to cast your vote for The Newcastle United Blog Player of the Season. We have listed 17 players for whom you can vote in our new poll on the home page. Last year Sebastien Bassong easily won the vote so let's see who comes out on top this [...]


Kevin Nolan Loves The New Spirit At Newcastle United

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Kevin Nolan has talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today and says that most of the Newcastle players just cannot wait for next season to begin, and they are confident they can hold their own with the big boys. Kevin Nolan with Alan Smith and the Championship trophy Kevin Nolan told the Evening Chronicle today: "Hopefully, the [.

Newcastle Unlikely To Pursue Sunderland’s Kieron Richardson

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Sunderland midfielder Kieron Richardson has been a target for Newcastle for about two years, but we'd be surprised if Chris Hughton goes after the former Manchester United winger this summer. Kieron Richardson - are Newcastle really interested? The Greenwich-born former Manchester United player was a target of Joe Kinnear some 15 months ago but the deal didn't [.

No Way Andy Carroll Will Leave Newcastle United This Summer

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News this morning that Stoke City are considering a £5M cash offer plus players for Newcastle's top striker 21 year-old Andy Carroll. Andy Carroll - going nowhere Manager Tony Pulis is looking for a striker to give Stoke more threat up front next season. It's true that Andy Carroll has been on Pulis' hit list for almost [.

Is Stephen Hunt Good Enough For Newcastle?

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Stephen  Hunt of Hull City has duly announced his availability in the transfer market this summer. Stephen Hunt - available in summer It turns out that Roy Keane tried to bring Stephen Hunt in when Roy was managing Sunderland a couple of years ago, when Hunt was still at Reading, and we know that Wolverhampton Wanderers had a [.

Jimmy Bullard Too Old And Injury Prone For Newcastle

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Hull City will have to sell some of their top earners in the summer as they try to get control of a £35M debt and life back in England's second tier. Jimmy Bullard will Newcastle be interested? Midfielder Jimmy Bullard is almost certain to be sold this summer, but the former Fulham, Wigan and Peterborough player has a hefty [.

Hughton Still Evaluating Which Players To Go After In Summer

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Chris Hughton has again talked to the local press regarding the transfer market, this time the Newcastle Journal, and said again he will take things slowly but surely during the summer. Chris Hughton with assistant Colin Calderwood Chris talked about the transfer market and that he would not be making any early buys: "Now the season's finished it's [.

Newcastle To Return To Dublin For Pre-Season Training Camp

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Scott Wilson in the Northern Echo is reporting today that Newcastle will return to Carlton House, near Dublin for pre-season training, much like they did last year. Chris Hughton - off to Dublin again There's no official news from the Newcastle club on this yet, but it wouldn't surprise us at all, if this happened.

Newcastle Fringe Players Will Fight For Starting Roles

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton seems to have great confidence in his current bunch of players. Ryan Taylor - fringe player will fight for starting position And that's hardly surprising after the way the squad has performed this last season in the Championship where they did all the Newcastle manager asked them for.

Andy Carroll Lauds Incredible Newcastle Team Spirit

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Newcastle's  21 year-old star striker, Andy Carroll. believes the team spirit that has been built this season in the Newcastle camp is the major reason the Tyneside side have done so well this past season. Andy Carroll - team spirit did it Andy Carroll told the Newcastle Journal this morning that it was the bonding and team [.

Is Fitz Hall Staying At Newcastle?

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Chris Hughton has been interviewed in the Evening Chronicle today, Â and he seems to add to what he had said yesterday that he doesn't see a lot of new players arriving over the summer. Chris Hughton only a few new faces this summer Fabrice Pancrate has left the club and Nicky Butt has announced he [.

Tim Krul Wants New Contract – I Love The Newcastle Club

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Tim Krul has one year left on his contract at Newcastle and he is hoping for a new deal because it seems obvious he wants to stay on Tyneside. Tim Krul - wants new contract on Tyneside And it turns out Tim didn't concede a goal in his three Championship appearances this season, which amounted to two [.

Hughton Doesn’t Anticipate Many Players Arriving This Summer

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It now appears that Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is not expecting big changes this summer, and probably will not be adding too many players to his squad, and that's according to Chris himself. Chris Hughton - great photo proudly holding Championship Trophy Chris is right when he says the players he has now who were [.

Newcastle Reportedly After Ipswich Sensation Connor Whickham

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News today that Newcastle may be after Ipswich sensation, 17 year-old striker Connor Whickham. Are Newcastle after this lad? The Colchester-born 6′3″ striker has so far played for Ipswich 28 times with 4 goals, and of course scored a great goal against Newcastle on 24th April. He made his debut for Ipswich about a year ago when he [.

Alan Shearer Backs Chris Hughton As Newcastle Manager

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Alan Shearer, the Newcastle United fan, has come out today and said that Chris Hughton thoroughly deserves the chance to manage in the Premiership. Alan Shearer asks owner to back Chris with funds Alan has come out in full support of Chris Hughton once again today. Chris Hughton was of course a coach at the club when [.

Andy Carroll Looks Forward To Premiership Chance

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Andy Carroll is one of the success stories on the field for Newcastle this last season, and there's every indication Andy could be wearing the number 9 shirt next season. Andy Carroll - great strides this year And Andy's progress was even more startling since the turn of the year with nearly all his 19 goals coming [.

Are Newcastle Interested In Stephen Ireland?

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It's generally agreed that Newcastle need a creative midfielder to add to their  squad, and that will give the side something they don't have right now. Stephen Ireland may be available this summer And that player should be under 26, so the club is building for the future, and it seems one player who seems to [.

Some Youngsters Released By Newcastle Club

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Chris Hughton is doing something right now that is hardly pleasant for any manager, and that is telling some Newcastle players they are no longer wanted on Tyneside. Wesley Ngo Baheng released by Newcastle That has already happened to 30 year-old Frenchman Fabrice Pancrate, who issued a classy statement yesterday saying he was disappointed at being released [.

Portsmouth Debts At £135M – Do Newcastle Owe Ashley £136M?

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Portsmouth's administrators have today revealed the relegated Premier League club now have debts of £135M. Of course in February Portsmouth, who have always been a well supported club on the south coast of England, became the first Premier League club to enter bankruptcy with debts at that time said to be between £60M-£70M.

Danny Simpson Looks To Improve On Tyneside

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There's nothing that Danny Simpson would like better than to be the Newcastle United right back for many seasons to come. Danny Simpson thinks he can improve next season The former Manchester United defender told the Evening Chronicle: "I wanted to prove people wrong." "You can be that promising young lad who never makes it [.

Introducing Alan Thompson – A Top Young Coach In The Making

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We always think it's great, when former Newcastle players return to the club, following their successful playing careers, especially if they are born and bred in Newcastle. Alan Thompson - top young coach at Newcastle And recently that has been true with Alan Thompson, who joined the coaching staff in July of 2008, and has endured two sensational [.

Newcastle Is The Best Club I’ve Ever Been At – Routledge

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Our right wing wonder 25 year-old Wayne Routledge -Â who has shown great form so far for Newcastle, has today given a good interview to the Evening Chronicle in which he waxes lyrical about Newcastle. Wayne Routledge loves it at Newcastle club This is what Wayne, who is already a firm fan favorite on Tyneside, Â told [.

Joey Barton Wants Flying Start In Premiership Next Season

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Joey Barton seemed to be on top of the world in the last few weeks of the season, not unlike many Newcastle fans. Joey Barton - only 47 appearances in 3 seasons And when Joey started for the Newcastle side he always seemed to be Newcastle's best player. Joey has had big injury problems during his three seasons [.

Sunderland Manager Praises Newcastle Manager

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Steve Bruce was born and bred in Newcastle and is therefore a Newcastle fan who currently manages Sunderland. Steve Bruce Sunderland manager praises Chris Hughton Steve is currently building up a fairly decent Sunderland side, and proof of that is that Sunderland are now in 13th position, and that's after a disastrous stretch over the [.

Newcastle To Play Norwich In Pre-Season Friendly

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It seems that Newcastle United are starting to put their pre-season plans together for next season back in the Premiership. Newcastle will face Norwich City in a pre-season friendly at Carrow Road on Saturday, July 24th, 2010, with a kick off at 3:00pm. Both Newcastle and Norwich have won their leagues this season, so are on [.

When Will Newcastle Unveil The New Puma Strips?

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As far as understand the Newcastle club were supposed to release the new Newcastle strips from Puma a week last Thursday, but there were some delays caused by the Iceland volcano which restricted travel, and apparently messed up the official announcment. Will  the new strip look like this one? With the Championship season now over, and Newcastle [.

Huge Compliments For The Newcastle Club And Its Fans

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This is exactly what we want to hear players saying, when they leave Newcastle United, for one reason or another. Fabrice Pancrate - after scoring wonder goal against Watford Today Fabrice Pancrate has learned he will not get a new contract from Newcastle, and rather than adversely criticise the club like others have done in the past [.

No Way The New Newcastle Want 30 Year-Old Ivan Klasnic

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It's getting rather comical how Newcastle are being linked with all kinds of players, both  young and old. Ivan Klasnic - 30 year old has 7 goals in 28 appearances for Bolton We have to believe the players Newcastle want to sign in the summer are 26 years-old or younger, because that builds for the future and [.

Why Would Newcastle Want Huddersfield Goalkeeper Smithies?

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There are reports this morning that Wigan Athletic are in a fight with Newcastle United for Huddersfield Town's 20 year-old  goalkeeper Alex Smithies. Alex Smithies Huddersfield's  top young goalkeeper And it's the Daily Mail who are reporting Wigan manager Roberto Martinez sent a scout to check on the 20-year-old goalkeeper in the Huddersfield  2-1 win over [.

Nile Ranger – Moving To Newcastle Completely Changed My Life

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Nile Ranger has talked today about his murky past, and has said that moving to Newcastle United did him "loads of good and completely changed my life." Nile Ranger great career ahead on Tyneside Nile has talked about his murky past today: "I started running with a gang in the area and things went too far,"  "We [.

So Proud To Be A Geordie

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There was a story in the USA press last May that pointed out how loyal the  fans were in England for their football (soccer) teams. That famous banner seen around the world And it turned out the person who was quoted not a Newcastle fan we may add had just seen Newcastle being relegated [...]


Chris Hughton To Scout Some Players In Next Couple Of Weeks

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Ther are still some games left in the English Premier League and also in the major football leagues in Europe, and it looks like Newcastle manager Chris Hughton will be taking in a few of those remaining games. Chris Hughton will watch a few games in Europe Chris will likely have a busy summer as he [.

Newcastle Still Said To Be After Motherwell’s Mark Reynolds

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News in the Journal today that Newcastle may be after Motherwell defender Mark Reynolds. Mark Reynolds - Motherwell's 22 year-old Scottish U21 International This is not the first time we've been linked with the 22 year old Scot, and he has confirmed that he could be playing his last game tonight for the Motherwell side against Hibs.

Pancrate, Hall And Best Likely To Leave Newcastle This Summer

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Chris Hughton will soon start to make some important decisions on his squad in the next week or so. Fabrice Pancrate will leave Newcastle this summer And news today that Chris met with Newcastle Managing Director Derek Llambias yesterday as part of ongoing transfer talks – and he could well make announcements soon on the futures [.

Newcastle Miss Out On Jeremain Lens – To Sign For PSV

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It is being reported today that Dutch club PSV have agreed a £5M fee with AZ Alkmaar for potential Newcastle target striker Jeremain Lens. Jermain Lens - to sign for PSV Eindhoven The news was that Newcastle were interested in the striker, as were Wolves, Sunderland and Fulham for the highly-rated 22-year-old, but it would appear [.

We Focused Only On Things We Could Control

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Chris Hughton has talked today about when he took over Newcastle on a temporary basis last summer, Â and he says that he had so much to do, that he only concentrated on things he could control, like the training, preparing and playing of the games. Calderwood and Hughton - concentrated only on things they could control That [.

Ryan Taylor Going Nowhere This Summer

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Ryan Taylor has given a good interview to the Evening Chronicle today, and it seems he's already excited about next season, back in the Premiership with Newcastle. Ryan Taylor with Danny Guthrie and Championship Trophy Ryan  Taylor told the Evening Chronicle today: "It's there for everyone to see what could have happened.

Joey Barton Has Big Chance To Star For Newcastle Next Season

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27 year-old Joey Barton has been on Tyneside for almost three years after being signed for £5.7M by Sam Allardyce in July of 2007, shortly after Mike Ashley bought the Newcastle United club. Joey Barton cannot wait for next season to start Even after being on Tyneside for that long, Joey Barton's playing career is yet [.

Newcastle After Norwegian Striker Marcus Pedersen

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Sources in Norway are reporting that Newcastle United are keeping tabs on Norwegian youngster 19 year-old Marcus Pedersen. Marcus Pedersen - Newcastle interested? Newcastle are not the only club interested in the Stromsgodset forward who has already scored 5 goals in 9 game sin the Norwegian Tippeligaen this season Clubs like Fulham, Bolton, Sunderland, Blackburn, Borussia [.

Kevin Nolan – This Is Only The Start For Newcastle

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Kevin Nolan has had a great season, and he was as good as he ever was while at his former club, Bolton Wanderers. Kevin Nolan - this is just the start Nolan scored 18 goals in 48 games this season from midfield, and is one of the leaders at the club who has helped form a terrific [...]


Joey Barton Humbled TO Be Part Of Newcastle Success

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Joey Barton is one of a string of  Newcastle players who have been interviewed today, about last season's heroics, now that it is all over. Joey Barton proud to be part of it Joey Barton said today: "I am humbled to be part of it. It is a great group of men and that is not [...]


Kevin Nolan – I Could Never Have Left Newcastle

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There are many reports about the Newcastle club in the Journal this morning, and one of them has Kevin Nolan talking about what it was like last summer, when he returned for pre-season training. It wasn't good. Two proud Newcastle players Nolan and Smith Newcastle midfielder Kevin Nolan talked today about what it was like to [.

Newcastle United Club Statement To Be Released This Week

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A Newcastle United official club statement will be released later this week, according to this morning's Newcastle Journal. This may be a good partnership for the Newcastle club We're not too sure what will be in that statement but the Journal is reporting they have been told that Chris Hughton will not be replaced as manager at [.

Hughton Didn’t Know What To Expect For Pre-Season

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Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton has talked again today about what it was like when he was asked to take the pre-season training on July 1st last year, when the Newcastle United club was in complete turmoil. Chris Hughton Championship manager of month for 4th time in April At the time of course, Â the gossip [.

Chris Hughton Waxes Lyrical About Newcastle United

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Chris Hughton may not be the most communicative of Newcastle managers, but today he has shown clearly in an interview with the Newcastle Journal, that he understands about the Newcastle United Football Club, and he seems in awe of  being the manager at the famous football club. Chris Hughton - and fans Chris Hughton talked about [.

Chris Hughton – Newcastle Must Be Doing Something Right

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Chris Hughton has once again come out and praised his troops for what has been a record shattering season for the revitalized and rejuvenated Newcastle United Football Club. Chris Hughton holding the Championship Trophy This is what Chris Hughton told the official site: "If you're breaking records and setting records like we seem to have done all [.

Newcastle Reported To Be After Top Reading Winger

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Reading manager Brian McDermott is expecting offers to arrive for his young Iceland U21 winger Gylfi Sigurdsson, and one of the clubs interested is said to be Newcastle United. Gylfi Sigurðsson - Reading's 20 years Iceland U21 winger The Reading manager, Brian McDermott, said yesterday: "We will try and keep as many (as possible) of the players here over [.

Tim Krul Thanks Steve Harper For His Guidance And Help

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It' not often you get a youngster come out and praise the man who's keeping him out of the first team. Tim Krul praises Steve Harper But that's what's happened today as Time Krul, the Dutch Under-21 goalkeeper of the future at Newcastle, who played very well yesterday at QPR, has done today. Tim told the Evening [.

New Spirit Will Stand Newcastle In Good Stead Next Season

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Newcastle got their 12th away win of the season yesterday at QPR, more away wins than any other Championship side. Peter Lovenkrands great goal yesterday Hughton talked about the game yesterday and stressed it was important to finish this great season on a winning note: "The way this group of lads have been this season, it was [.

Newcastle Will Finish Nowhere Near 3rd Place Next Season

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Expectations for Newcastle  next season in the Premiership seem fairly low. Chris Hughton expectations appear realistic for next season But Chris Hughton is really looking forward to next season and this summer as he told the Evening Chronicle today: "There's no reason not to feel positive about it.

We’ll Be Seeing More Of Haris Vuckic Next Season

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It seems that Chris Hughton will be willing to give more games to Slovenian  17 year-old Haris Vuckic next season. Haris Vuckic - we'll see more of him next season By the time pre-season training comes around in July, it could be that Haris has been at the World Cup finals in South Africa with the Slovenian squad.

Peter Lovenkrands Has Been Terrific Signing For Newcastle

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It was the type of goal you like to see win a football match, when the score ends at  just 1-0. Peter Lovenkrands 16th goal of the season Peter Lovenkrands was put through on 71 minutes by Joey Barton, whose through ball split the QPR defense wide open, and Peter Lovenkrands ran onto the ball in [.

Don’t Expect Any Early Breakthroughs In Transfer Market

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Now that the season is finally over it seems like Chris Hughton is trying to play down any new players arriving on Tyneside anytime soon. Chris Hughton - no early breakthrough in transfer market Chris will be meeting with owner Mike Ashley and Managing Director Derek Llambias this week to trash out a few things.

Neil Warnock Thinks Newcastle Will Do Well In The Premiership

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Chris Hughton was delighted to get all 3 points yesterday afternoon at QPR, but admits that in the first half Newcastle rode their luck. Chris Hughton - we rode our luck in the first half a little A delighted Newcastle manager Chris Hughton talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning: "It feels great.

Tim Krul Is A Very Good Goalkeeper – Hughton

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Tim Krul had a solid game yesterday and kept another clean sheet for Newcastle, and also made some very good saves. Tim Krul good game yesterday And Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has praised the young 22 year-old Dutchman for the patience he has shown this season as understudy to the in-form Steve Harper: "Tim has taken over [.

Hughton Ready To Step Up – Praises Mike Ashley

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Chris Hughton has a lot of work to do this summer, as he looks to strengthen his playing squad in addition to bringing in more people to his coaching and scouting staff. Chris Hughton strengthening playing, coaching and scouting staff Hughton seems to be fairly content with the basic squad he has in place at [.

Perfectionist Chris Hughton Delighted With 30th League Win

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We've come to realize that Chris Hughton is a bit of a perfectionist, so he would have been delighted with Newcastle's 30th win of the season at QPR today. Chris Hughton delighted with the win Hughton talked to Newcastle United TV after the game today: "It was a nice way to end the season and we [.

Hughton Looks Forward To Establishing Newcastle In Premiership

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton was just delighted to have finished a magical season, by winning at QPR this afternoon, and breaking the 100 point barrier in the Championship. Chris Hughton glad to break 100 points Chris has had a fantastic season and was pleased to have ended the campaign on 102 points, the second highest points total [.

A Final Salute To Chris Hughton

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Think back to the gloom and doom on Tyneside, when just before the Newcastle players returned for pre-season training on July 1st, the club announced that Chris Hughton would take over the training on an interim basis. Chris Hughton magnificent rookie season as Newcastle manager The fans were underwhelmed and most of us were wanting [.

QPR 0 Newcastle 1 – Ramage Sent Off As Newcastle Win

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Newcastle ended their magnificent season at QPR this afternoon, with another clean sheet, the 22nd of the season, and their 30th win of the season, as a beautiful Peter Lovenkrands goal after 71 minutes was enough to get the Tyneside club all 3 points. The game was very even in the first half with both teams [.

Krul, Ryan Taylor, Smith, Barton, Ameobi And Best All Start

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The referee has inspected the sodden pitch at QPR twice already today, but the goods news is that he has declared the pitch fit for the game to go ahead this afternoon. And Chris Hughton has made lots of changes to his side for the last Championship league game of the season. Tim Krul, Ryan Taylor, [.

Newcastle Pursue 19 Year-Old French Midfielder

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The Sunday Sun is reporting today that Newcastle have had an interest for over a year in 19 year-old French midfielder Plaisir Bahamboula. Newcastle scouts are understood to have been in Paris yesterday to check out teenage French striker Plaisir Bahamboula, who playing for Sochaux against Metz in the final of the Gambardella Cup, at the [.

O’Hara And Cleverley Are Two Newcastle Targets

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While Chris Hughton will not have a lot of transfer money to spend this summer, it seems more and more likely that two of the players on his list are Manchester United's Tom Cleverley and Tottenham's Jamie O'Hara. Tom Cleverley would be great acquisition for Newcastle Both are young lads with Cleverley just 20 years old, [.

Newcastle Club Owes Mike Ashley Over £136M

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It seems that Mike Ashley has loaned the Newcastle club £136.6M, since he has been the owner. Mike Ashley - with Chris Hughton and players And the Sunday Sun is revealing today that the loan was previously repayable only when the club was sold. Now that seems to have changed and the debt can now be settled on [.

Which AZ Alkmaar Player Are Newcastle Really After?

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There was a report in the The Daily Mail yesterday, claiming that Wigan Athletic are keeping tabs on Danish winger Simon Poulsen, who plays at AZ Alkmaar in Holland. Simon Poulsen - are Newcastle interetse din this left winger? But the Mail reports that Wigan will need to battle it out with Newcastle United for the Dane's [.

Newcastle After Top Turkish Midfielder

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There is report in the News Of The World today that Newcastle United are after Bayern Munich midfielder Hamit Altintop. Hamit Altintop - are Newcastle interested? The 27 year-old Turkish International is out of contract this summer, so he comes at a good price, but is therefore already attracting interest from other top clubs including  Tottenham, Atletico [.

Bolton Wanderers Want To Sign Newcastle’s Ryan Taylor

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There is a report in the News Of The World today that Bolton manager Owen Coyle wants Newcastle's Ryan Taylor. Ryan Taylor - Bolton interested in Newcastle utility man The new Bolton manager has reportedly been impressed with the Newcastle utility player, who can play on either wing or in either full-back position.

QPR vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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Tomorrow will be our last game in the Coca Cola Championship the second division of English Football. Chris Hughton will be looking to get all 3 points tomorrow afternoon at Loftus Road  against QPR, and will not want any let-downs in the very last game of what has been a terrific season for the [.

Chris Hughton Wins Manager Of Month Award For April

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Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton has won the Coca-Cola Championship monthly manager award for April. Chris Hughton with the award this morning Midfielder Kevin Nolan collected the player prize earlier today, so it's a double swoop for the Coca Cola Champions. The rookie Newcastle manager led his club to five wins out of six during the April fixtures [.

It’s My First Honor As A Professional Footballer

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Enrique is very proud of  being part of the presentation of the Coca Cola  Championship trophy, last Saturday afternoon to Newcastle United. Jose Enrique after scoring his first goal for Newcastle Jose was just delighted to be parading the Championship trophy at St. James Park last Saturday, and has said he took pictures galore of the [.

Enrique Still Talks To Players Who Left Last Summer

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Jose Enrique has said today that most of the players who left the club last summer still keep in contact with the Newcastle players. Jose Enrique - spoke to Habib Beye recently They will all be well aware of the fantastic comeback of the Newcastle United club this season,  under the under-stated but very effective management of rookie [.

Newcastle Unlikely To Sign Fitz Hall This Summer

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Fitz Hall may be sold by new QPR boss Neil Warnock this summer, but we think it's unlikely Newcastle will pick him up. Fitz Hall - signing for Newcastle this summer? The Evening Chronicle today is reporting that sources in West London are suggesting that Hall is one of four players that Warnock is prepared to sell [.

Williamson – It’s Been Incredible At Magnificent Newcastle

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Mike Williamson has so far been a great signing for Newcastle United. Handsome Mike Williamson with kids Reflecting on his 5 months at Newcastle, Williamson told the Evening Chronicle today: "To say it's been a dream move is an understatement – it's been incredible." "Coming from the position I was in, and finishing the season [.

Nolan Nabs Championship Player Of Month For April

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Newcastle United midfield star Kevin Nolan has been awarded the Coca-Cola Championship Player of the Month for April. Kevin Nolan CC Championship player of month for April Kevin scored  five times during the month, including a match-winning brace during the vital 2-1 victory at Reading. Nolan also scored the winning goal against Sheffield United on Easter Monday [.

Nolan – New Players Need Togetherness, Grit and Determination

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Kevin Nolan is possibly Newcastle's best player this season in the Championship, and has often captained the side in the absence of both Nicky Butt and Alan Smith. Kevin Nolan demonstrates the grit he is talking about And you have to admit that Kevin Nolan now knows all about the Newcastle club and the passion of [.

Hughton To Keep Both Forster And Krul At Newcastle

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton will have a tough decision to make this summer, with what to do with his three goalkeepers, following Fraser Forster's brilliant loan spell at Norwich City. Fraser Forster - fantastic season on loan at Norwich Forster has been tipped as a future world-class goalkeeper by Norwich boss Paul Lambert and Fraser may get [.

No Director Of Football At Newcastle – Chris Hughton

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Chris Hughton has come out today and said that as far as he knows there will be no new Director Of Football at Newcastle. Chris Hughton - wants to add to staff There was a report in the News of the World last Sunday, which we covered, and it seems as though it was another made-up story [...]


Steven Taylor To Get New Contract At Newcastle

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Steven Taylor returned to training last week but will not be risked at QPR tomorrow, but Steven can look forward to a new contract at Newcastle in the summer. Steven Taylor new contract this summer Chris Hughton has revealed today what was rumored a few weeks back that the club will open new contract discussions [.