Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2010

Hughton To Fied Strongest Side Against PSV Eindhoven

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There are 3 pre-season games still to go before the Premier League season opens at Old Trafford on Monday, 16th August. James Perch training again Tomorrow Newcastle will entertain PSV Eindhoven and then on Tuesday they will travel to play Deportivo in Spain, and then next weekend the lads are at Glasgow Rangers.

Nolan Concentrates On Playing And Not On Being Captain

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Chris Hughton has still to decide who will be Newcastle captain next season, but we cannot think it will be too long before he announces the new captain, Â to replace the departed Nicky Butt. Kevin Nolan likely to be the new club captain We have to think Kevin Nolan is the likely successor to [...]


Chris Hughton Takes Inspiration From The GREAT Bobby Robson

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Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of Sir Bobby Robson's death, which happened just 5 days after he was honored by a representative England vs  Germany game, to celebrate Bobby taking England to the World Cup semi-finals in 1990, when the lads lost on penalties, after extra time. Sir Bobby Robson next to his [.

Hughton Takes The High Road On Gosling Transfer – Good

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Newcastle manager Hughton has talked briefly about the Gosling transfer today, after a war of words has ensued between the Everton Football club and Dan Gosling's agent. Dan Gosling - after signing on at Newcastle United It's natural that Everton are angry and somewhat embarrassed by the way they lost their 20 year-old U21 International, but they [.

Newcastle Manager Laments Taylor Injury – But That’s Football

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There was confirmation yesterday that 24 year-old Steven Taylor will be out of action for three months as the defender recovers from surgery on his dislocated shoulder. Steven Taylor - out until early November It's bad news for the Newcastle youngster who will play very few games in 2010 after only just recovering from a knee [.

Sol Campbell At Newcastle For The Great Challenge It Offers

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Chris Hughton has said the main reason that Sol Campbell has come to Newcastle is for the great challenge it presents to the former Arsenal and  Tottenham defender. Sol Campbell - number 5 is the old center-half number Chris knows Sol well because while Sol was a youngster at Tottenham,  Chris was the assistant manager, and [.

Hughton Successful In Persuading Ashley On Sol Campbell

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It's not really very surprising news in the Daily Mail today that Chris Hughton had some persuading to do to sign 35 year-old Sol Campbell. Sol Campbell in training at Benton yesterday Mike Ashley's policy of signing players  26 or younger is a good one, and ensures a number of things such as building for [.

Leeds United After 19 Year-Old Nile Ranger

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There are reports today that Leeds United are trying to get 19 year-old London-born Nile ranger on loan next season. Nile Ranger - Leeds United interested We had mentioned yesterday that Newcastle would have no trouble finding Championship clubs for the England U19 International if Chris Hughton decides to send the lad out on loan.

Chris Hughton Still Pondering Loan Moves

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There are still no decisions on which youngsters Chris Hughton will send out on loan for the coming season. Nile Ranger needs games next season And that's still dependent on a number of factors, including how well the lads play in pre-season, and how well the first-teamers perform in pre-season too.

Campbell Will Not Be Skipper – Is Nolan Odds-On Favorite?

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We had read in the People newspaper last Sunday, a report from former Evening Chronicle reporter Alan Oliver, that Sol Campbell would be the new Newcastle captain. Kevin Nolan new Newcastle captain? But since Sol hadn't even signed for the club and at the time was still on his honeymoon, we thought that was [.

Whopping 88% Think Campbell A Good Signing For Newcasle

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Sol Campbell in his prime was a world-class player, and one of  the best central defenders England has ever produced, and most Newcastle fans think he is a great signing for the club. Sol Campbell while at Portsmouth Sol was hoping to play in the World Cup last summer,  but did not make the [...]


Is Ben Arfa Next Through The Door At Newcastle?

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There is divided opinion about whether Newcastle are in for Olympique Marseilles midfielder Ben Arfa. Ben Arfa hmmmm should I join Newcastle? Chris Hughton has tried his best to play down the rumors but the local Newcastle papers are reporting  they believe Newcastle are in for the player, and trying to arrange a [.

Steven Taylor Out For Three Months – Official

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It's good that Newcastle have just signed Sol Campbell,  because official news today that Steven Taylor will be out until the end of October ( a full 3 months) with his shoulder injury. Steven Taylor big blow for Newcastle We had reported over the weekend that unofficial news was reporting  he would be out until [.

Campbell Talks About Newcastle Success And The Toon Army

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I'v been visiting Alnwick Castle and Alnwick Garden today with my wife and sister-in-law, and while I usually quietly disappear into a coffee shop with a wireless network it seems that wireless technology has not yet infiltrated that beautiful town yet. Chris and Sol yesterday when Sol was announced a Newcastle player We [.

Sol Campbell And Newcastle – A Match Made In Heaven

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Newcastle United have come out of the signing of Sol Campbell looking golden. Sol Campbell - great signing by Chris Hughton First there was 20 year-old youngster Dan Gosling, who chose Newcastle over a bunch of other clubs, and now the word is that 35 year-old Sol Campbell was in negotiations with Arsenal and Celtic, [.

Hughton Dismisses Benalouane, Ben Arfa And Other Rumors

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Now that Chris Hughton has brought in three new players so far this summer, two free agents and James Perch for a small transfer fee, he will be wanting to add to that total. Chris Hughton dismisses transfer rumors But Chris has played down reports, including ours this morning, that the club is after [.

Campbell To Concentrate On Playing – No Coaching Duties

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Chris Hughton has today confirmed that new signing Sol Campbell will not be involved in the coaching set-up at Newcastle next season, and will concentrate fully on the playing side of things in his year on Tyneside. Sol Campbell - will concentrate on playing side only Newcastle manager Chris Hughton said this morning: "For Sol [.

Sol Campbell Signs For Newcastle United – Official

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Newcastle United have announced they are delighted to confirm the signing, on a one-year contract, of (the great) Sol Campbell. Chris and Sol - terrific news to say the least Sol, who will wear the number 5 shirt at St. James' Park, said: "At this stage of my career I couldn't have wished for [...]


Chris Hughton Close To Second Coup Within A Week

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There's no doubt there is a certain negativity on Tyneside that the club can survive next season in the Premier League. Chris Hughton two good signings this last week? But we have increasing confidence in Chris Hughton and his potential second coup within a week. First he signed Dan Gosling for nothing, with many other clubs [.

Regular First Team Football A Big Draw For Sol Campbell

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We are waiting for the announcement from Newcastle that Sol Campbell has joined the club, after only yesterday returning from his honeymoon. Sol Campbell - first team football a big draw It seems that the promise of first team football, and the fact his wife Fiona Barratt is a Newcastle fans were two big factors [.

Newcastle In Discussions For Two 23 Year-Old French Players

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News today that Newcastle are still interested in St Etienne defender Yohan Benalouane and Marseilles midfielder Ben Arfa. . St Etienne defender Yohan Benalouane Newcastle interested Yohan Benalouane is 23 years old, stands 6'1″ tall, and is a French footballer of Tunisian descent, and has played over 70 times for French Ligue 1 club [.

Campbell – Newcastle A Big Club And That Appeals To Me

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As long as there are no hitches with the medical,  we expect Newcastle to announce they have signed Sol Campbell today. Sol Campbell - signing  for Newcastle today all being well Sol Campbell has chosen the Newcastle club and turned his back on both Celtic and Arsenal, who could have offered him European Champions [.

Can Xisco Make It Big At Newcastle?

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24 year-old Newcastle striker Xisco says he certainly hasn't given up on making his career at Newcastle United a success . Xisco wants to be a success at Newcastle But before we all get carried away , we have to say that this lad is very positive and is always looking on the bright side [...]


The Everton – Gosling Affair Is Strange Indeed

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It must be rather embarrassing for Everton FC to lose a player as good as 20 year-old Dan Gosling for nothing. Dan Gosling after arriving at Newcastle And some allegations were made over the weekend by Dan's agent, saying he didn't think Everton really wanted to sign Dan and that the club was [..

We Were Wrong On Sol Campbell

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Well, it certainly comes as a shock to us that it seems like Newcastle will sign 35 year-old Sol Campbell but the more we think about it the more we think it's  a good signing assuming it happens. Sol Campbell - while at Portsmouth And the news is that Sol prefers Newcastle to European [...]


Beardsley And Stone To Coach Newcastle Reserves

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Surprise news today that Peter Beardsley has moved from his coaching role within the Newcastle United's Academy to take over as the Club's Reserve Team coach. Peter Beardsley - new Reserve team coach This is a wee bit of a surprise because other names had been in the mix for the Reserve Team job, but [.

Breaking News – Sol Campbell About To Sign For Newcastle

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The Evening Chronicle is reporting breaking news that they understand Sol Campbell, married just 9 days ago, is about to sign for Newcastle United. Sol with new bride Fiona Barratt The news is that the former Tottenham, Arsenal and Portsmouth defender is expected to complete a medical and become Chris Hughton's third summer signing following [.

Newcastle Loan Targets Now More Unclear

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Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton has said that Newcastle will have to play a waiting game over their loan prospects for next season. Patrick van Aanholt another loan deal? There is news that Hughton wants to  re-sign Chelsea full-back Patrick van Aanholt on loan for a season to cover for Jose  Enrique, but we [.

Kevin Nolan Reflects On Pre-Season So Far

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We had expected Kevin Nolan to have been appointed captain of Newcastle United by now, but he still has to be the red hot favorite to be given the captain's armband, after last year's terrific season at Newcastle, both on and off the field of play. Kevin Nolan - so far so good Newcastle suffered their [.

Carroll Knows What He Has To Do – Score Goals Galore!

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Andy Carroll seems to be under no illusions as to what he has to do when he wears the number 9 shirt next season. Andy Carroll we want goals, goals and more goals from this lad And that very simply is to score goals, and if he can get anywhere near the 19 he [...]


Newcastle Continue Their Pursuit Of Ben Arfa

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If things go well it's possible that Newcastle could make two signings this week. Ben Arfa - Newcastle in for this player? There is continuing news that Ben Arfa is interesting the Newcastle club, and also that Newcatsle want to sign Bolton's Jlloyd Samuel to get some experienced defensive cover across the back four.

Steve Harper Still Playing After All These Years

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Newcastle United's 35 year-old goalkeeper Steve Harper has no regrets about remaining at the Tyneside club for all of his career. Steve Harper - at Newcastle 17 years Harper joined Newcastle from Seaham Red Star in 1993 as a youth player, and has been at the club ever since, and was on the bench for [.

Jlloyd Samuel Could Arrive At Newcastle This Week

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With Steven Taylor out until late September with his new shoulder injury, we expect Newcastle to bring in some reinforcements quickly. Jlloyd Samuel - Newcastle interested again And news this morning that Newcastle are expected to step up their bid to bring Bolton Wanderers defender Jlloyd Samuel to Newcastle.

Cleverley Loan Deal Now In Doubt Because Of Starting Demand

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News in the Sunday Sun yesterday that Newcastle face a fight with three other PL clubs to get Tom Cleverley to the club on loan for next season, but that's not the club's only problem concerning getting Cleverley on Tyneside. Tom Cleverley - looking at Bolton and Wigan now? Bolton, Wigan and West Ham are [.

Can Shola Ameobi Score Goals For Newcastle Next Season?

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One of the positive things we saw on Saturday at Carrow Road, was another good goal from 28 year-old striker, Shola Ameobi. Shola Ameobi - can he score goals this season? And the big question with Shola is can he score goals this coming seaosn in the Premier League? Shola played for Bobby Robson back in 2000, that's [.

Major Defense Concerns For Chris Hughton

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With Steven Taylor, Danny Simpson and James Perch all out injured at the moment, it seems like we are not the only ones getting a wee bit worried about the Newcastle defense situation. Chris Hughton a little worried about his back four Chris Hughton has admitted in the Journal this morning, that his back four [.

Newcastle Now Want Ben Arfa On Loan

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News this morning in the Daily Mirror that Newcastle want to sign Marseilles playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa on loan for next season. Ben Arfa - season long loan deal? We had reported yesterday that Chris Hughton was interested in getting the 23 year-old Frenchman, and we had suggested maybe a fee of £5M would be enough, [.

Report That Newcastle In Bid For Marseilles’ Ben Arfa

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French daily L'Equipe have confirmed that Olympique Marseille have received offers for midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa from both Newcastle United and Werder Bremen. Ben Arfa - have Newcastle bid for this 23 year-old player? But before we get too carried away with this news, that paper also linked Newcastle recently with 33 year-old Paris St [.

Hughton Favorite To Be First Premier League Manager Sacked

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is the favorite to be the first Premier League manager to be sacked in the coming season. Owner Mike Ashley greets Chris Hughton hi Chrissie! And Manchester City's Italian manager Roberto Mancini is also a big favorite to be shown the door, and it's Chris and Roberto who are the two [.

Norwich 2 Newcastle 1 – Goal Highlights – Video

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Norwich 2 Newcastle 1 Goals Video


Hughton – We Have To Be Prepared For Injuries

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News today that Steven Taylor is out until October, and James Perch has picked up a minor injury which means Chris will need to strengthen this summer. Chris Hughton - will strengthen further this summer Chris talked to the Sunday Sun today about strengthening the squad: "I have said all along that we need to [.

James Tavernier Impresses Hughton With Good Performance

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It seems Newcastle manager Chris Hughton was very pleased with the solid performance of  18 year-old Bradford-born James Tavernier yesterday, in the heart of Newcastle's defense. James Tavernier - good game yesterday Hughton was obviously keen to avoid any more injuries to his senior central defenders, and he put the 18 year-old there for the [.

Hughton – We Got What We Wanted Out Of The Game

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Chris Hughton thinks he saw some signs of pre-season progress yesterday at Carrow Road, even though the lads went down 2-1 to Norwich City. Chris Hughton learned things yesterday The two goals scored by Chris Martin, were not good ones to concede from a Newcastle point of view. The Newcastle manager made 10 changes [.

Steven Taylor Out Until October

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The News Of The World is reporting today that Newcastle will be without their experienced and talented center-back, Steven Taylor until October. Seven Taylor - another lengthy injury The former England Under-21 captain, who is now 24, dislocated his shoulder in a friendly at Carlisle last week, and that was his first game back for [.

Newcastle Go Down 2-1 At Norwich City

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Newcastle were beaten 2-1 this afternoon by a decent Norwich City side. Both Norwich goals were scored by  Chris Martin, and Norwich won this game on merit. Ameobi got Newcastle's  goal to make the score a respectable 2-1. Martin scored his second goal with a header in the second-half, and he had scored in the [.

Vuckic, Tavernier, Ranger And Krul Start For Newcastle

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Chris Hughton has decided to give a start to Slovenian 17 year-old Haris Vuckic, at Carrow Road, Norwich this afternoon. Haris Vuckic - starts this afternoon Slovenian winger Haris Vuckic has replaced Faroe Islands International  Joan Edmundsson in the starting line-up, and the 18 year-old Edmundsson will now start on the bench, and could well appear later [.

Barton Worried About Newcastle Losing Chris Hughton

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Joey Barton this year has seemed to turn into almost a different personality, a good one, and the player who turns 28 in early September has today spoken positively about his manager, Chris Hughton. Joey Barton - so positive these days Barton told the Evening Chronicle today: "We want to be careful that England or [.

Dan Gosling Waxes Lyrical About Massive Newcastle Club

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Dan Gosling recently signed a four year deal with Newcastle United, who are back in the PL after a one year absence over the last 17 seasons, so as some of our readers have told us we should hardly call ourselves PL newcomers. Dan Gosling obviously pleased to be at the Toon Gosling [...]


Newcastle To Miss Out On Jack Wilshere

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A report today in the Daily Mirror that Arsene Wenger does not want to let Jack Wilshere go out on loan next season. Jack Wilshere will stay at Arsenal next season It seems that Wenger thinks it's time for Jack to make an impact in the Arsenal side next season, at just 18 years old. [...]


Newcastle Future Aim Is To Be Top Six Club

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Dan Gosling had a number of offers from other clubs, but plumped fairly quickly for Newcastle, after being impressed with Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood, and their vision for the future of  the famous Newcastle club. Dan Gosling - good mental strength Dan talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning: "It was a football decision [.

Alan Shearer Lauds Local Lad Andy Carroll

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Alan Shearer has talked about Gateshead-born striker Andy Carroll, who has just been handed the number 9 shirt at Newcastle. Andy Carroll has courage to take the shirt Shearer told the Evening Chronicle today: "I'm pleased for him." "There are a few people who would have shied away from it over the years.

Shearer – Hughton Deserves Great Credit And I’m Optimistic

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Alan Shearer of course is a class act, and today he has again sung the praises of  the manager who took over from him last year Chris Hughton. Alan Shearer class act Shearer today re-iterated his praise for Chris Hughton: "They had a tremendous season last year. Chris (Hughton) had a great season and [.

Dan Gosling – I’ve Moved To A Massive Club

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Dan Gosling has been talking again about his new club, Newcastle United. Dan Gosling I've Moved To A Massive Club Dan badly injured his knee in late March and at th4 time the Everton club sasid he could be our of action for 9 months so it's still a good few months until he'll [...]


Hughton Still Mulling Over Various Loan Options

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Chris Hughton is still considering letting some of his  talented youngsters out on loan next season, to get first-team experience. Nile Ranger - on loan next season? It appears that Leeds and Carlisle are keen on 19 year-old Nile Ranger, while Burnley wanted goalkeeper Fraser Forster. Kazenga LuaLua (Brighton?

Hughton Working Hard To Bring More New Faces To Newcastle

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It's always a bit of a game in the summer to try to guess which players Newcastle United are really after. JLloyd Samuel - on his way to Newcastle? Of course we are always linked with so many players in the summer, it's almost a standing joke. Â Â Let's rephrase that we are linked with [...]


Gosling Transfer Shows Newcastle So Savvy In Transfer Market

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The Dan Gosling transfer shows that Newcastle can move quickly and make some good signings in the transfer market, even though we will no longer be paying outlandish transfer fees. Dan Gosling great business by Newcastle We noticed several comments yesterday form our readers, wondering if the old Newcastle would ever have made a [.

Newcastle Reported After Argentine World Cup Star

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News today in The Sun that Newcastle United are ready to bid for £8.5M rated Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi from his home-town club, Velez Sarsfield. Nicolas Otamendi - Newcastle interested? If you remember he was the young lad, just 22 years-old,  who replaced Jonas Gutierrez at right back, after the first two World Cup games, [.

Newcastle Busy Negotiating Deal For Tom Cleverley

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News today that Newcastle are busy negotiating a loan deal with Manchester United to bring 20 year-old Tom Cleverley on loan to the Tyneside club. Tom Cleverley - on his way to Newcastle The deal will be finalized when Manchester United, who seem to be packing them in over the pond return from their North [.

Newcastle Just Delighted To Sign Dan Gosling

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Chris Hughton and company have completed an amazing coup by bringing Dan Gosling to Newcastle, in what looked a like a free transfer after with no money being exchanged between Newcastle and the Everton club. Dan Gosling great player Hughton said: "We're delighted to have signed Dan. He's the right age and the profile [.

Dan Gosling To Wear Number 15 Shirt At Newcastle

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Dan Gosling was at the Newcastle training center at Benton today, as the new Newcastle signing is the current Toast of the Toon. Dan Gosling glad to be at Newcastle United Dan will wear the number 15 Newcastle shirt, and has had his name emblazoned across the back of the shirt  today. This is [...

Hughton Says No Progress On Newcastle Signing Sol Campbell

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News today that Newcastlke have indeed held talks with Sol Campbell, but no agreement has been reached yet. Sol Campbell - talks held but no agreement Chris Hughton, who is a friend of the former Tottenham defender, said the Newcastle club have not stepped up their interest in the former England great, after a [.

Hughton Shoots Down Most Of Today’s Newcastle Rumors

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As we said very early this morning,  this has been a busy day of transfer speculation surrounding Newcastle United. Chris Hughton gunslinger shoots down rumors But Chris Hughton has been asked about most of the rumors out today, and in true gunslinger mode, he has shot down nearly every single one of them.

Gosling Signs For Newcastle – It’s A Brilliant Move For Me

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Newcastle United have reported they have finally completed the signing of former Everton midfielder Dan Gosling. Dan Gosling it's a brilliant move for me We had mentioned this morning that Sky Sports had said the deal would be tied up within 24 hours, and the Newcastle club have completed a phenomenal signing.

Gosling To Finalize Move To Newcastle Within Next 24 Hours

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Sky Sports is reporting that it's their understanding that Dan Gosling's protracted move to Newcastle will be carried out, and done and dusted with 24 hours. Dan Gosling a Newcastle player very soon Free-transfer Gosling has left the Goodison Park club, after Everton amazingly  missed the deadline to offer him a new contract in mid-May.

Newcastle Reported Ready To Sign Gary Hooper

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News this morning that Scunthorpe's Gary Hooper appears set to join Newcastle United. Gary Hooper nearly a Newcastle player? The Daily Express is reporting that Newcastle will pay a decent £2.5M for the 22-year-old striker,  who has 43 goals in 80 appearances for Scunthorpe, and stands 5'9″ tall.

Newcastle Linked With French Midfielder

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There are reports in both France and Italy today that say both  Aston Villa and Newcastle United have made offers to sign AC Milan's former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini. Mathieu Flamini - a good experienced player The 26-year-old was good while he was at Arsenal but has not had a successful move to Milan, after [.

Newcastle Again Linked With Ashley Williams

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If you are to believe this morning's newspapers then Newcastle are after a number of decent players. Ashley Williams Newcastle interested? Swansea City have finally got a new  manager to replace the departing Paulo Sousa, in former Reading manager, Brendan Rodgers. His first job at the Welsh club would appear to be to try [.

Decision On Jack Wilshere Expected Soon

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There is news today that the Premier League club that Arsenal's 17 year-old youngster Jack Wilshere will play for on loan next season will be known. Jack Wilshere Bolton or Newcastle The top two club vying for the youngster, seem to be Bolton Wanderers, whom he was with from last January, new Premier League [.

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct Profits Up 10 Times

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Sports and leisure fashion chain Sports Direct, which is owned by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, has reported a strong set of financials for the year just ended. Mike Ashley - Sports Direct owner huge increase in profits The reported profit before tax has risen by more than 1000% not too bad at all [.

Still No Assessment On Extent Of Taylor Injury

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is yet to get a good asseessment of Steven Taylor's recent shoulder injury. Steven Taylor - still no real assessment of new injury Chris talked about Steven's injury today: "Hopefully it is not too long out for Steven but we want to assess it properly first and then clarify the situation," "He [.

Hughton Talks About Kadar, Harper, S Taylor, Forster And Raul

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It turns out that the Hungarian Under-21 international Tamas Kadar is struggling with another groin problem, which is why he missed the 3-0 win at Carlisle United last Saturday afternoon. Tamas Kadar out a few weeks with groin strain Chris talked about Kadar with the Evening Chronicle today: "Tamas will be out for a few [.

Spurs And Newcastle Interested In Real Madrid Legend

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Real Madrid player Raul is ready to move to England's Premier League this summer, with Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle said to be interested. Raul - Oh my goodness ready to play in England The former Spanish international striker has been approached by Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, but has said he would prefer to play in [.

Newcastle Do Have Transfer Money To Spend – Official

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has revealed in the Daily Mirror today that in fact he has got money to spend this summer. Chris Hughton - money to spend this summer But Chris has also said the club are hunting for real bargains this summer, just like the three good deals they picked up last January.

Hughton – Newcastle Chairman And Owner Have Supported Me

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You can never accuse Newcastle manager Chris Hughton of not being completely down to earth, with his feet firmly planted on the ground. Chris Hughton - so down to earth Hughton talked about the expectations that surround the Newcastle United club: "It would be silly to say I can see us challenge in the next [.

Chris Hughton Strategy For Success At Newcastle In Place

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Chris Hughton is a pragmatic guy, who thinks football all the time, and already has his overall strategy for next season worked out. Chris Hughton plans in place but it will take a while He said earlier this morning that his aim was to bring back European football, and to re-establish Newcastle United [.

Wayne Routledge One To Watch Next Season

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If Newcastle United do better than expected next season back in the Premier League,  then one of the players we think could have had a good season is 25 year-old Wayne Routledge. A great shot of Wayne Routledge guess who just scored? Wayne has talent galore, as well as some considerable speed, and the lad is [.

Chris Hughton Clears Up Questions On Xisco And Tozer

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The Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has cleared up some questions today. Xisco - trying to dance? Spanish U21 International Xisco missed the game on Saturday at Carlisle, but will be back available for the trip to Carrow Road this coming weekend. It turns out he picked up a slight knock in training last week, and didn't [.

Andy Carroll Handed Great Honor By Newcastle United

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It's a great honor especially for a local lad and as we half-expected, Andy Carroll will wear the number 9 shirt for Newcastle next season. Andy Carroll - will wear number 9 next season where the b/w strip? Here is an article we wrote in late May where we thought Andy was odds-on [...]


Sol Campbell Marries – Signing For Newcastle?

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News today in the Sunday Express that Newcastle have won the race to sign former Arsenal and England center-back Sol Campbell. Sol Campbell with new bride Fiona Barratt One problem we have with the report, Â is that we didn't even know we were in the race to sign a former England International, who turns 36 [.

Hughton Still Anxious To Add To Newcastle Squad

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Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton, who seems to have pulled off a tremendous coup to get 20 year Dan Gosling for nothing, has admitted he's still anxious to add to his squad this summer. Chris Hughton - keen to add to his squad With the World Cup having just finished, and things just starting to [.

Hughton Wants Forster To Have First Team Football Next Season

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We wondered yesterday if sending Fraser Forster to Burnley was already a done deal. Fraser Forster not a done deal at Burnley yet It was interesting because Burnley have Dane Brian Jensen  in goal, and he has played over 250 games for the club,  and Fraser would have had a fight on his [...]


Hughton – Steven Taylor Injury Is A Concern

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Saturday's 3-0 win at Carlisle was an excellent start to pre-season by Newcastle, with goals in the second half from Leon Best, Haris Vuckic and Nile the lone Ranger. Nile Ranger good goal yesterday The only black mark on Saturday's win at Brunton Park was another injury to Steven Taylor. Chris Hughton said: [.

Newcastle Reported After Croatian International Striker

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The Sunday Sun yesterday reported that Sporting Gijon striker, Mate Bilic, is interesting the Newcastle United club. Mate Bilic Croatian International striker It's a report about a transfer on a Sunday so reader beware. The news comes from Spanish sources that Newcastle are keeping an eye on Gijon striker Bilic, as they look [.

Newcastle Linked With Nigerian International Full-Back

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Another player linked with Newcastle United yesterday, in the Sunday papers, Â was Olympique Marseilles left full-back Taye Taiwo. Taye Taiwo - 25 year-old Nigerian International The 25 year-old Nigerian International looks a good player and has been at Marseilles since 2003, and played over 160 games for the French club with 3 goals.

England U19s Win But No Sign Of Ryan Donaldson

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The England U19 team scored 3 goals yesterday to beat a weak Austria side 3-2 in Normandy in the UEFA European Under-19 Championships. Ryan Donaldson - didn't make an appearance yesterday Unfortunately, Newcastle-born Ryan Donaldson, who is with the England squad, did not appear at all in the game yesterday.

Kevin Nolan Slays The Nay-Sayers – Good For Him!

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One reason we would love to see Kevin Nolan as the new Newcastle captain is that he comes out and tells the truth about things something very rare these days with the very spoiled professional football players. Kevin Nolan what a goal that was at St. James' Park! For example we have yet [...]


Newcastle Reported Pursuing French Defender

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This is our third report this morning, coming out of yesterday's Sunday Sun, saying Newcastle are interested in a particular player. Yohan Benalouane - 23 year-old Saint Etienne defender This time it's Saint Etienne center-half Yohan Benalouane who is reported to be interesting Newcastle United. But we'd be a little surprised if Chris Hughton is [.

Still No News On Steven Taylor Injury

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There is already a problem with injuries with Newcastle this pre-season, after Steven Taylor had to leave the field 10 minutes from the end of the game on Saturday at Carlisle United. Steven Taylor we are hoping injury is not too serious Newcastle manager Chris Hughton talked about the injury and told the Evening [.

Nile Ranger And Haris Vuckic Both Shine On Saturday

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Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton has talked again about our teenage Slovenian midfielder Haris Vuckic, and also London-born striker Nile Ranger. Haris Vuckic - good game and great goal Saturday It will be very interesting to see how Haris performs in pre-season, because if this lad is as good as we think he is, he [.

Joey Wants England Place – He Needs Newcastle Place First

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Seems like Joey Barton that new very upbeat player at Newcastle United, is aiming to get into the England side next season. Joey Barton just delighted at Newcastle promotion After watching England play in the World Cup, I'm sure a lot  us were thinking the same thing if those are the best [...

Ben Tozer Released By Newcastle – On Trial At Leyton Orient

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One young player who didn't so as well as we had expected at Newcastle is 20 year-old Ben Tozer. Ben Tozer has he left Newcastle? In fact Ben was the very first player signed, as apart of the new Youth Policy push from owner Mike Ashley, and the lad was signed from Swindon Town [...]


What’s This About Sol Campbell Signing For Newcastle?

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Sol Campbell was finally married in Corbridge to Fiona Barratt on Saturday, and now he's going to be signing for Newcastle United. Sol and Fiona - the happy couple good luck! A lot of Sol's former Arsenal colleagues were present, including Ashley Cole he should bring some luck to the marriage shouldn't he?

Steve Harper Could Be Injured – Maybe

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There may be an injury to Steve Harper, and Burnley manager Brian Laws has made a statement saying that there is an injury at Newcastle, which has put a spanner in the works, Â in their attempts to sign Newcastle 22 year-old goalkeeper Fraser Forster on loan. Steve Harper is goalkeeper injured? Burnley's Wallsend-born manager [.

Tim Krul Dream To Play For The Netherlands

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Tim Krul has talked to the Evening Chronicle today, and it's not yet clear whether he or Fraser Forster will go out on loan next season. Tim Krul - dream to play for Dutch National side Tim was on loan at Carlisle during the 2008-2009 season and will probably play some part tomorrow afternoon. This is [.

Steven Taylor – It’s Been Unbelievably Tough!

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It's nice to hear Steven Taylor talking to the press again, and the 24 year-old, Â as usual, sounds very positive. Steven Taylor -pleased to be back Steven went through some unusual criticism following the unfortunate altercation with big Andy Carroll, but we want both local lads to stay a the club, and we feel sure [.

Mike Williamson Upbeat On Newcastle Future

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Mike Williamson is one of our favorite players at Newcastle, and the Stoke-On-Trent born 26 year-old player looks such a bargain buy at £1M from Portsmouth. Mike with his two kids -celebrating promotion what else? Of course it will be a  big test for Mike next season in the Premier League, to show he has [.

Newcastle After Patrick van Aanholt

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A surpise report in the Newcastle Journal that reports Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is looking at a deal to bring Chelsea's 19 year-old Patrick Van Aanholt back to Tyneside, but on a permanent deal this time. Patrick van Aanholt Newcastle want him permanently Van Aanholt was on loan last season to fill in for [.

Two Quality Signings Before Start Of Season

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Chris Hughton seems to be fairly positive these days, and has said that he expects to have two quality signings in before the start of the season, which is  in just over four weeks time. Chris Hughton two quality signings! Maybe we are just being too positive about things, but we really like the [.

Haris Vuckic May Go Out On Loan Next Season

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James Perch, Newcastle's new 24 year-old signing from Nottingham Forest, will make his debut for the club tomorrow afternoon at Carlisle United. James Perch new signing will make debut tomorrow Hughton has said that Perch will start tomorrow, and Chris will likely make significant changes at half-time.

Harper Hopes To Play At Newcastle For A Few More Seasons

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Newcastle's veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper not surprisingly has no intention of leaving St James' Park this summer. Steve Harper going nowhere The 35 year-old goalkeeper has recently been linked with Celtic, after their first team goalkeeper Artur Boruc moved to Fiorentina. New Celtic boss Neil Lennon, fresh form his success of singing Cardiff's Joe [.

Are Newcastle Interested In Ghana International?

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There is a report coming out of Sky Sports that Newcastle may be interested in Ghana central defensive midfielder Anthony Annan. Anthony Annan Newcastle interested? The Accra born player will turn 24 next Wednesday so he certainly is the right age, and he currently plays at Rosenborg BK in Norway, where he's been since [.

Gosling Sighted In Ireland With Newcastle Squad – Good!

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News down here in Plymouth, South Devon today, Â that former Plymouth Argyle player Dan Gosling has been seen in Dublin, Ireland, Â with the Newcastle United squad this week. Dan Gosling with Newcastle squad in Dublin good! Earlier in the week, the news broke (actually on Sunday night in the Daily Mirror) that Dan [.

Jose Enrique Pushing For Spanish Cap Next Season

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Spain are the rightful World Champions,  and it's not too often that a country is both the reigning European Champions And World Champions at the same time. Jose Enrique can he get Spanish cap? Of course France did that in 2000, when they won the European Championships having already been crowned as World Champions by [.

Can Hughton Make Jump From Great Coach To Great Manager?

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Peter Lovenkrands was a little unlucky not to make the Danish side for this summer's World Cup, especially when we saw the strikers they did have, who couldn't seem to punch themselves out of a paper bag. Peter Lovenkrands - former Rangers and Schalke 04 striker Peter talked about his manager, Chris Hughton today to the Evening [.

Hughton Sees Football Tactics Changing The Game

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has commented on the way Spain won the World Cup this summer in South Africa. Chris Hughton - Newcastle manager Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today: "Nobody really played like Spain did in the tournament, apart from maybe Brazil." "Spain's passing game stood out, and they showed just how effective you [.

Consolidation Next Season And Then A Push For Europe

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Jose Enrique is being realistic in his outlook for Newcastle United, but since he wants to stay at Newcastle for the rest of his career, he is taking a longer term approach to what Newcastle can do. Jose Enrique stay in Premier League and then Europe The first thing of course, and maybe the [...]


No Sign Of An Extended Contract For Chris Hughton

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Chris Hughton is not the type of character who needs or even wants praise for the job he does at the Newcastle club. Chris Hughton one year left on his contract But if a big name manager had been put in charge of Newcastle on July 1st last year, Â and he had achieved what [...]


Red Devil Stars Will Miss Newcastle Opener

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Alex Ferguson thinks the majority of Manchester United's World Cup players are not likely to play in the first game of the season against Newcastle United on Monday night, 16th August good. Wayne Rooney will miss Newcastle game Of course missing the World Cup stars only says that other great players will be [.

Tom Cleverley Could Be Staying At Red Devils Next Season

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Manchester United are still deciding whether to keep 20 year-old promising midfielder Tom Cleverley, at Old Trafford next season. Tom Cleverley - may stay at Manchester United next season Cleverley, 20 years old and born in Basingstoke, seems to be well thought of at the Red Devils and is certainly rated by manager Sir Alex [.

Diego Forlan – Footballer, Gentleman And Real Hero

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We were pleased to see that the outstanding player at this year's World Cup in South Africa was Uruguayan star Diego Forlan, who was voted the Golden Ball for the best player at the tournament. Diego Forlan a gentleman and real hero in our eyes Diego wasn't given much of a chance at [...]


Can Xisco Make A Surprising Comeback At Newcastle?

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Well would you believe it, Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has said today that 24 year-old Spanish striker Xisco may still have a part to play for Newcastle United next season. Xisco - comeback at Newcastle? The Spanish Under-21 international 11 caps 3 goals  has been at the club almost two years now since joining [.

Recuperating Simpson In Ireland With Rest Of Newcastle Squad

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Injured Danny Simpson has been out at the Newcastle boot camp with the rest of the players in Dublin, Ireland, this last week. Danny Simpson with the rest of the lads in Dublin, Ireland Hughton talked about Danny boy to the Evening Chronicle today from Ireland: "Danny's our only injury at the moment, but [.

Dan Gosling A Good Footballer And Intelligent Too

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Nothing comes easy to Newcastle, but Dan Gosling has at least chosen Newcastle United over a number of other clubs but has not yet signed along the dotted line. Dan Gosling imagine that shirt as black and white stripes The Newcastle Journal is reporting today that the Everton club have not yet lodged [.

Pictures Of Newcastle Players Training In Ireland

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Pictures of the lads training just outside of Dublin in Ireland they are due to leave the camp tomorrow. Peter Lovenkrands getting away from Mike Williamson Leon Best - there goes my hamstring Paul Barron telling players we could get Kaka for maybe £60M easily Chris Hughton I've got too many [.

Newcastle Reported After Dinamo Bucharest Romanian Striker

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News tonight that both Ipswich Town and Newcastle United have made enquiries about Dinamo Bucharest striker Andrei Cristea, according to reports in the Romanian press. Andrei Cristea Newcastle interested in Romanian striker The 26-year-old Romanian International (8 caps), has scored 56 goals in 172 total senior appearances, so far in his career and stands [.

Chris Hughton Blocks Celtic Move For Goalkeeper Steve Harper

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Reports on Tuesday that Newcastle United have turned down a Glasgow Celtic move for number one goalkeeper Steve Harper. Steve Harper Newcastle have blocked a Celtic move for the player It looks like current Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc has been targeted by Italian club Fiorentina in a deal worth about £3M, and Celtic seem [.

For Magpies’ Sake – Let’s Hope PL Don’t Come To Their Senses

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You've had a good player  for a couple of years, who is now 20, and you have nurtured him forward in his football development, and then you offer him almost double the wages for a new three year contract, and what happens? Dan Gosling has already decided he will be joining Newcastle United For Everton [.

Jonas’ World Cup Experience Good For Him And Newcastle

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Jonas Gutierrez is still having a little break, after playing for Argentina in the World Cup in South Africa. Jonas Gutierrez - on break before returning to Newcastle Hughton says that Jonas will come back to Newcastle after the squad returns from their training in Ireland, with Newcastle due to return on Wednesday.

Newcastle Fans To See More Of 17 Year-Old Haris Vuckic

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17 year-old Haris Vuckic will be in the first team squad for next season and Newcastle manager Chris Hughton says the fans should expect to see more of him next season in the Premiership. Haris Vuckic 17 year-old big chance next season Hughton told the Evening  Chronicle today: "Haris has trained with the [.

Relegation Doesn’t Worry Danny Guthrie

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The bookies seem to think that Newcastle will do well to survive relegation next season in the Premier League. Danny Guthrie - confident about next season But central midfielder Danny Guthrie doesn't seem to be too bothered about relegation next season, as he told the Newcastle Journal this morning: "You know, a lot of people [.

Smith Quietly Confident About Next Season

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Alan Smith is really looking forward to life back in the Premiership, Â and the very first game against his former club Manchester United. Alan Smith important player for Newcastle next season Alan Smith seems to be quietly confident that his Newcastle team can do well when they return to the Premier league next season.

Newcastle Wait On Everton Appeal – Gosling Chooses Magpies

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Dan Gosling has agreed to sign for Newcastle United on Monday although there is an appeal pending by the Everton club into his free agent departure from Goodison. Dan Gosling ready to sign for Newcastle United The England U21 international will initially join Newcastle as a free agent, but if Everton's appeal is successful [.

Newcastle Get Dan Gosling – Signs Four Year Contract

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News late tonight that Newcastle United have completed a deal for former Everton player 20 year-old Dan Gosling. Dan Gosling - signs 4 year deal for Magpies The England under-21 International had talks with Bolton Wanderers, West Ham and Sunderland, but Newcastle were first in and favorites to sign the player which is [.

Dan Gosling Makes Decision – It’s Newcastle Or Bolton

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There are differing reports being circulated tonight about which club Dan Gosling will announce on Monday that he will join. Dan Gosling looks like it's Bolton or Newcastle There is a report that he will shock many people and choose Bolton Wanderers, but that's a report from a Bolton Blog, which say they are [.

Burnley In For Newcastle Goalkeeper Fraser Forster

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News today that Championship club Burnley FC are are close to getting Newcastle United goalkeeper Fraser Forster on loan for next season. Fraser Forster - Burnley interested - if he's allowed out on loan next season Wallsend-born Burnley boss, Brian Laws, has been looking for a new goalkeeper for a while, and the reports suggest [.

Shearer To Manage England After Capello Leaves?

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News today in the People that Newcastle legend, Alan Shearer, and current England U21 manager Stuart Pearce are the two top candidates to become Fabio Capello's England protege. Alan Shearer - England manager in waiting? Whoever is chosen will take over the England team when Capello leaves after the 2012 European Championships in Poland and [.

Shay Given Faces Uncertain Future At Eastlands

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Former Arsenal and Aston Villa goalkeeper Stuart Taylor has re-signed for Manchester City, and that's just nine days after being released by the Eastlands club. Shay Given - position at City under threat from Joe Hart Taylor, who is 29, made just one first-team appearance for City last term and missed the end of the [.

Dan Gosling Decision Expected Within 48 Hours

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Since Newcastle were the first club to talk to Dan Gosling about his future last Wednesday, when Dan visited the Benton training grounds, there has been an almighty rush for the free agent's signature. Dan Gosling talking with other clubs Dan was in London on Friday discussing a move with West Ham, and Sunderland [.

Newcastle Reported After Roma Striker

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News today that Italian sources are reporting that Newcastle are keeping tabs on Roma striker Stefano Okaka full name Stefano Okaka Chuka. Stefano Okaka 20 year-old Roma striker But just how many players the Tyneside club are really following this summer is a good question, because if you believe all the reports [.

Newcastle Interested In Wolves Central Midfielder

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The transfer season has certainly picked up big time over the last week, Â and Newcastle are being linked with a number of players, although which reports are accurate we have no idea. David Jones reported interest from Newcastle The latest player said to be interesting Newcastle is Wolves 25 year-old midfielder David Jones, with [.

Chris Hughton Still Waiting For Wage Raise At Newcastle

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Newcastle boss Chris Hughton has one year left on his current contract, and has still to sign a new contract at Newcastle. Chris Hughton still to sing new deal at Newcastle That's after getting the Tyneside club automatically promoted by a staggering 23 points, in his very first season as manager, and that's no [.

Newcastle Close To Getting Yannick Djalo

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News today from Yannick Djalo's agent that both Tottenham and Newcastle have made offers over €5M (£4.2) for the Sporting Club striker. Yannick Djalo - 24 year-old Sporting Club forward The 24-year-old forward has been linked with a move away from Sporting Club, since the Portuguese club needs to reduce their debts this summer, and [.

Sunderland After Michael Carrick – Are Newcastle Interested?

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News tonight that Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has Manchester United's Wallsend-born midfielder Michael Carrick in his sights. Michael Carrick Sunderland target Sunderland captain  Lorik Cana surprisingly signed for Turkish side Galatasaray for £6M this week, and Carrick is thought to be a potential replacement for the 26 year-old Albanian International.

Newcastle Getting Fit At Carton House, Kildare

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The Newcastle squad are busy getting fit out at Carton House, Kildare in Ireland and they start their days with a 6:00 am wake up call and are their bikes at 7:00 am. Chris Hughton three training seessions a day And Chris is replicating what he did last year with the squad, and squeezing [...]


High Expectations For Kevin Nolan Next Season

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All the Newcastle players, who have already played in the Premier League, are certainly looking forward to their return to the big time next season. Chris Hughton Kevin Nolan will be OK next season And Newcastle boss Chris Hughton has talked in particular about Kevin Nolan, the likely Newcastle captain next season: "All the [.

There’s A Good Camaraderie In Newcastle Squad

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Newcastle defender Mike Williamson seems impressed with Carlton House, where the lads are staying for a week, for some  intensive training. Mike Williamson enjoying the experience in Ireland Williamson quickly established himself in the Newcastle first team last season, after coming to Tyneside in late January, from Pompey.

Newcastle Reportedly Want Free Agent Paul Scharner

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News today that former Wigan Athletic defender Paul Scharner is being linked with a move to Newcastle United. Paul Scharner - now a free agent Paul is now a free agent, but at 30 years old, we wonder if this story has any truth in it, as there was other news today that Newcastle were [...]


Newcastle Pursue 24 Year-Old Forest Center Half

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News today that Newcastle United are interested in Nottingham Forest defender Kelvin Wilson. Kelvin Wilson 6'2″ Forest center-half The Scottish Sun is reporting that Newcastle are now competing with Celtic for the 24 year-old center-half. Of course Kelvin has already seen his former team-mate James Perch move to Tyneside this past week, and news [.

Magpies To Wait For Wilshere And Other Loan Signings

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Just like Chris Hughton is taking a little time to decide which of our two young goalkeepers to send out on loan next season, so are the other managers taking the opportunity to look at some of their youngsters before deciding who to send out on loan. Jack Wilshere could be at Newcastle next [...]


Forster Could Become Newcastle Number Two Next Season

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Chris Hughton has still to decide which one of his two outstanding young goalkeepers will be sent out on loan next season. Fraser Forester could be back up this season to Steve Harper Where's his shin guards? Chris talked about the two youngsters today: "One of the things which we are considering at the [.

Newcastle Quadrupled Perch’s Wages

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News today from Nottingham Forest that Newcastle's offer for James Perch quadrupled Perch's wages. Billy Davies "I didn;t know I tell you" There was some buzz yesterday that the Forest manager was not made aware of James Perch's transfer to Newcastle last week, until the deal was done. And there is news today from Forest [.

Forest Manager Told Of Perch Leaving After Deal Was Done

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Surprising news today from the BBC that Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies says he was not informed of the sale of James Perch tyo Newcastle, until it was a done deal. Billy Davies surprising news about James Perch transfer to Magpies Davies told BBC East Midlands Today: "I got a call after the deal was [.

Can Andy Carroll Deliver In Premier League Next Season?

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Kevin Nolan is very likely to be appointed the new Newcastle United captain for next season. Can Andy Carroll deliver next season? And after the bust-up between Andy Carroll and Steven Taylor in late March and after some of Andy's exploits in Newcastle night-clubs over the last year, we understand Kevin has agreed to take the 21 [.

Hughton Starting To Turn The Screws In Dublin – Good

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The Newcastle players were seen out at 7:00 am this morning riding their bikes just outside of Dublin, Ireland, as they now have an early 6:00 am wake up call at their headquarters at Carlton House. Kevin Nolan - new Newcastle captain? The Newcastle coaches are starting to turn the screws more and more  in [.

Newcastle Bid Turned Down For Portuguese Forward

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Newcastle United are reported to have have made an offer to Sporting Club of Lisbon for their young forward, 24 year-old Guinea-Bissauan-born Yannick Djalo. Yannick Djalo 24 year-old Sporting Lisbon forward O Jogo says that Tottenham Hotspur have also placed a bid for the Portuguese U23 International who has played for all of the [.

Fabricio Coloccini Has Earned Cult-Hero Status At Newcastle

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One of the players that came through big time for the famous Newcastle United club last season was 28 year-old Argentine International Fabricio Coloccini. Fabricio Coloccini - he mustn't have received the combs we sent him We had followed Fabricio ever since we saw him in the World Cup in Germany in 2006, playing for [.

The Newcastle coaches are starting to turn the screw in training with the lads u

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The Newcastle coaches are starting to turn the screw in training with the lads up for a bike ride every morning at 7:00am and as many as three training sessions a day as the lads need to get super-fit for next season. W were a little disappointed to see some of the lads smiling on [...]


Fierce Battle For Defensive Positions At Newcastle Next Season

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We were impressed with Mike Williamson's displays at the heart of the Newcastle defense, after joining Newcastle for a  a paltry £1M from Portsmouth last January, a great deal for the club. Mike Williamson tremendous competition for places in central defense And Mike did a fantastic job filling in for Steven Taylor, after the local [.

Jose Enrique Wants At Least 5 More Years At Newcastle

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Jose Enrique was signed by Sam Allardyce in August of 2007 for £6.2M. Jose Enrique where is he? at the bottom guess who just scored The Spanish International was a surprise signing by big Sam, and he had a spotty start to his career on Tyneside, but in these last three years [...]


Newcastle Still Pursuing Three Transfer Targets

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Dan Gosling, Jonathan De Guzman and James McFadden are the latest players to be linked with the Newcastle club, and all three would seem to be very decent signings this summer. Dan Gosling should make decision soon We already have James Perch come in this summer, and we are hoping James will surprise the [.

Pictures Of Newcastle Players At Ireland Training Camp

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The official Newcastle site has put up a few pictures of the Newcastle team in training at Carlton House in Ireland, which is just outside  that fair city with the great beer  - Dublin. Newcastle squad in training they also practice tackling we understand In the picture above Chris is putting his players [.

Why Newcastle Need To Become Successful Again

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There are a number of reasons of course why Newcastle need to become successful again, but one main reason is the more successful Newcastle are the more the club will make in revenues and profits,  and the more money will be available to improve the team. In short success breeds success. We were a little disappointed [.

England To Be In The World Cup Final After All

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It's what we all wanted England represented in the World Cup Final on Sunday. Howard Webb n0, no, no get out of here! No, it's not the side they went out to Germany and hardly made England supporters very proud with their many weak-kneed performances it was just too much [...]


US Still Disconnected From World Football

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It's going to take the US football team to get to the semi-finals of the World Cup or better for the US ever to become a real football nation. Of course it's not even called football in this country it's soccer because there is American Football and when the Americans talk about football [...]


Steven Taylor, Krul And Carroll At Newcastle To Stay

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There has been lots of talk this summer about big clubs being after Newcastle center-back Steven Taylor, and that the 24 year-old even wanted to leave his home-town club. Steven Taylor soon to sign new contract at Newcastle But we just don't believe that and said so a couple of days ago, and news [.

Things Starting To Look Up At Newcastle

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Chris Hughton is trying to bolster his squad right now, and if the news is to be believed may be close to bringing in one or two very decent new signings shortly. Chris Hughton very busy with recruitment right now He talked to the Evening Chronicle today on his immediate plans to bring in [...]


Barcelona A Good Example Of Suicidal Financial Management

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We' ve been amazed at the schoolboy-like financial management that goes on at football clubs throughout Europe and that's being very kind News yesterday that new Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has admitted that the huge Barcelona club is short of money, and had trouble recently playing the players' wages.

Newcastle Reported After Dutch U23 International

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The Sun is reporting today that Newcastle United are weighing up a move for Dutch U23 International, Jonathan de Guzman, who is of Jamaican and Filipino descent, and therefore would obviously love the weather in Newcastle. Jonathan de Guzman 22 year-old free agent from Feyenoord The Scarborough, Canada born youngster turns 23 in September, [.

Newcastle Off To Ireland Today – Danny Boy Upbeat

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The Newcastle first team squad are off the Carlton House just outside of  Dublin, Ireland today, for a week long intensive training session. Danny Guthrie 23 year-old has massive season ahead of him It's of course where Chris Hughton took the lads last year at this time, when things were maybe at their lowest [.

Newcastle Confident Of Signing Everton’s Dan Gosling

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The news  a few days ago, that Dan Gosling could leave Everton for free, was amazing news. Dan Gosling that shirt he's holding could soon be black and white stripes But that was followed up yesterday by reports of a ruling on Tuesday, by the Premier League,  agreeing with Gosling's side of the argument, [.

Massive Opportunity For Wayne Routledge Next Season

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We think Chris Hughton has already built up a fairly strong squad at Newcastle,  with his good acquisitions  in January, and a number of those signings will get a chance to shine in England's top league next season. Wayne Routledge - huge chance next season in Premier League One of those players, who has already [.

Peter Lovenkrand’s Record Beats Michael Owen’s At Newcastle

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Pete Lovenkrands had a rough start to last season,  but this year came through big time with 14 of his 16 goals scored in the second half of the season. Peter Lovenkrands looking forward to next season Peter had some injury problems early in the season, and of course his father was very sick [..

Hughton – We are Not Interested In Fode Mansare

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Chris Hughton has said today that Newcastle United are not interested in signing 28 year-old Guinea striker Fode Mansare, who plays at Toulouse. Fode Mansare Newcastle not interested Chris talked today about the news linking Newcastle with Mansare, which originated in the French press last week: "He is not one of the players we [.

Newcastle After Fee Agent Dan Gosling

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There was good news for Newcastle fans yesterday, and what must be very frustrating news for Everton fans. Dan Gosling now officially a free agent As we reported very early this morning the Premier League have come out on the side of Dan Gosling in the contract argument between Dan Gosling and the Merseyside [.

Tom Cleverley And Others On Their Way To Tyneside

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Things have picked up significantly this week, with most Premier league clubs starting their pre-season training and the World Cup in South Africa, which has been some tournament winds down and will end with the final this Sunday. Tom Cleverley expected at Newcastle on season long loan deal Newcastle have been interested in Tom [.

Perch, Simpson And Ryan Taylor All Want Right-Back Position

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One of the big difficulties utility players have in football is that it's sometimes difficult for them yo nail down a starting place in any one position. James Perch - right back is my position That has been true of Ryan Taylor, although they usually see plenty of action during the season, simply because of their [.

James McFadden – Another Who Could Arrive Soon At Newcastle

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It seems the transfer market has picked up rather dramatically this week. James McFadden unsettled at Birmingham And there is continuing news in the press that Scottish forward James McFadden, of Birmingham City,  may move this summer, and he's being linked with both Celtic and Newcastle United. The 27-year-old has played in the top Premier [.

Premier League Rules Against Everton – Gosling Now A Free Agent

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News today that England Under-21 player Dan Gosling has become a free agent, after the English Premier League ruled the 20 year-old was free to leave Everton, following an administrative error by the club a costly one. Dan Gosling yes I'm leaving Everton! Gosling's contract ran out last week on June 30th, and [.

Steven Taylor Wants To Leave Newcastle – We Don’t Believe It

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We just don't believe the recent report that's been widely circulated,  but originated in the  Daily Express, that Steven Taylor wants to leave Newcastle. Steven Taylor - with the Championship trophy The report suggests that the Newcastle defender is eager to move to Liverpool, and the report goes on to say that Steven is all [.

Newcastle Obviously Have Money To Spend This Summer

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One bit of good news yesterday is that the Newcastle United club do indeed have some transfer funds available for new players this summer. Mike Ashley should communicate more with Newcastle faithful It looks like Newcastle may have paid around £3M for James Perch yesterday, and last week there was what looked like a [.

James Perch Has Good Chance Of Success With Newcastle

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Frank Clark played over 400 times for the Newcastle United club and the Magpies' legend is now a regional director for the League Manager's Association (LMA). Frank Clark - knows all about James Perch And Frank has been at many Nottingham Forest games over the last few years and knows all about Newcastle's new singing James Perch.

TV PL Schedule Through November – Magpies On Eight Times

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(Sky/ESPN) have announced their TV schedule for the Premier League today through 30th November, and Newcastle are having 8 games televised great! The Manchester United Newcastle game, our first of the season, has been rescheduled to Monday night and all the SKY games featuring Newcastle United are as follows: v Man Utd (A) Monday 16th [.

James Perch Talks Again About His Fantastic Newcastle Move

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James Perch is obviously delighted with the great career move he has made to the Newcastle United club. James Perch delighted with Newcastle move James signed yesterday, after a completing his medical, and agreeing terms with Newcastle, and Perch has talked again today about his move to Tyneside: "Every player wants to play at [.

Pictures Of Newcastle Players Back In Training

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Newcastle players are back in training at the Benton training headquarters, and here are some of the first pictures of the lads back on Tyneside. Notice the new training gear from Puma is nothing fantastic. Hughton in deep thought how much would Cristiano Ronaldo cost? Carroll, Ryan Taylor and Danny Guthrie - well how [.

Magpies Close To Completing Loan Signing Of Tom Cleverley

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Newcastle boss Chris Hughton is ready to sign Manchester United's young star,  Tom Cleverley, on a season-long loan today. Tom Cleverley Newcastle close to loan signing? News in the Daily Mirror today that Newcastle United are getting close to getting the Manchester United winger on a season-long loan deal.

Hughton Confident Of More Signings

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Chris Hughton was relieved to complete his first signing yesterday, as a target of the club in January finally arrived at Newcastle. James Perch delighted to be on Tyneside And Hughton says he is thrilled to have finally got a player who he believes will be able to play in both full-back positions, as [.

Newcastle Keeping Tabs On McFadden Situation At Birmingham

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News this morning that Glasgow Celtic and Newcastle are monitoring James McFadden's contractual situation at Birmingham. James McFadden Newcastle monitoring situation There are some reports that James could leave Birmingham this summer. McFadden has just one year left on his existing deal at St Andrew's, and he is yet to sign an extension to [.

Newcastle Interested In Danny Rose Of Tottenham?

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News today that Blackpool and Newcastle are interested in Tottenham midfielder Danny Rose. Danny Rose 20 year-old England U21 International Danny is the young winger who scored that unbelievable goal for Tottenham against Asenal towards the end of last season, and is a top up-and-coming player at the London club.

Norwich Sign Goalkeeper – Will Forster Stay On Tyneside?

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Norwich City signed 23 year-old goalkeeper John Ruddy from Everton yesterday. Fraser Forster - staying at Newcastle next season? Ruddy played at Motherwell on loan this year, and Newcastle were even reported to be interested in the player last January, and it would seem that Norwich will not now need Fraser Forster to join them [.

Fode Mansare Flattered By Newcastle Interest – Oh No!

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Fode Mansare has admitted he is flattered by the  interest from Newcastle United, but that may be bad news, because it doesn't look  like this player is good enough for Newcastle, at least not from his goal-scoring record. Fode Mansare - flattered by Newcastle interest There was news this morning in the French press that [.

Magpies Sign Perch – First Summer Signing – More To Come

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Newcastle United announced today they have completed the signing of James Perch from Nottingham Forest on a four-year deal at the Tyneside club. James Perch first summer signing The 24-year-old made a total of 216 appearances for Forest, and scored 14 goals, after making his debut as an 18-year-old in August of 2004.

Jonas And Argentina Squad Welcomed Back As Heroes

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When Argentina arrived back in Buenos Aires yesterday, they were welcomed back as if they had won their 3rd World Cup. Argentina squad arriving back in Buenos Aires That was in stark contrast to scenes in Brazil, where the team was greeted with catcalls and fans were seen to push and shove their players, as the [.

England Players Still Refusing To Take Responsibility

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We just wrote a piece on Argentina's almost triumphant return yesterday to Buenos Aires, and in truth the Argentine side was a credit to their country unlike a certain England side too full of prima donnas. Capello he's staying on unlike some senior England players We read the articles yesterday in the [.

Perch Delighted To Be Joining Massive Newcastle Club

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James Perch signed along the dotted line today to become Newcastle's first summer signing, and the club actually paid a transfer fee to Nottingham Forest too, although it's likely to have been fairly small. James Perch delighted to be on Tyneside And there's no doubting James' excitement at signing for the famous Newcastle United [.

Home Games Massive For Newcastle Next Season

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We all know that the home games at St. James' Park next season will be massive for the club, and we will have to rack up some wins at home next season if we are to survive. Chris Hughton with Championship trophy Chris Hughton talked about the home games to the Evening Chronicle today: [...]


Kris Boyd To Join Middlesbrough – Transfer Saga Over

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One player who will not be joining Newcastle United this summer is former Rangers striker Kris Boyd, who has agreed to join  Middlesbrough. Kris Boyd - to sign for Middlesbrough The Scotland striker has been linked with Newcastle since January, but Chris Hughton has never said he's been really interested in the player and the [.

Newcastle Interest In Toulouse Striker Fodé Mansaré

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There are reports today in France that Newcastle are interested in signing 28 year-old Toulouse striker Fodé Mansaré. Fode Mansare Newcastle interested? The Guinean striker joined Toulouse in 2005 and has played over 100 times for the French club but with only 8 goals, and has appeared in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA [.

Fulham In Shock Move for Huddersfield Manager Lee Clark

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News this morning that Fulham are ready to make a move for former Newcastle player and coach Lee Clark. Lee Clark while Reserve team coach at Newcastle They are reported to be ready to ask Huddersfield Town to let them talk to their impressive young manager. Of course Lee played at Fulham from 1999 [.

Newcastle After Kyle Naughton Who Is Keen To Join Magpies

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News this morning that the Newcastle club are looking into bringing England Under-21 international full-back Kyle Naughton on loan from Tottenham. Kyle Naughton - a terrific young player Newcastle were interested in this lad while he was still at Sheffield United and he is a top young player in the making.

Andy Carroll A Shorter Version Of Peter Crouch

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Newcastle striker Andy Carroll is close to signing a new four year deal at Newcastle, and Chris Hughton has compared his 21 year-old star to 6'7″ England International Peter Crouch. Andy Carroll - similar player to Crouch but better? It's been obvious for a while now that Andy only wants to play for Newcastle, [.

New Players On The Newcastle Radar Screen

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Newcastle manager has said this morning that new players have become available over this summer, which are now interesting Newcastle, and who the club didn't initially have on their radar screen. Chris Hughton some new players are now available Chris Hughton said this morning: "I think the transfer market will probably move on a [.

Newcastle United To Sign James Perch

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Newcastle United have just listed an announcement on their web-site that terms have been agreed and they are about to sign James Perch from Nottingham Forest. James Perch - Nottingham Forest midfielder This is the Newcastle statement: Newcastle United can confirm that the Club has agreed terms with Nottingham Forest for the transfer of defender [.

This Is James Perch Career So Far – Newcastle’s New Signing

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Most Newcastle fans will be asking who is James Perch, although the club made an offer for him in January which was reported as being derisory. James Perch first Newcastle signing of the summer Here are the basic details of the player: Name: James Perch Nationality: English Date of Birth: 28 September, 1985 Height: [.

Newcastle Offer Improved Contracts To Top Young Players

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It's been very quiet at the Newcastle club since the World Cup started on June 11th, but the good news is the club are continuing to work on contracts to tie down their best young players on Tyneside. Tim Krul - very promising future ahead 21 year-old Andy Carroll is near to signing a good new [...]


Shay Given May Miss Out To Joe Hart Next Season

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News in the press today suggests that Manchester City manager Robero Mancini is ready to make England goalkeeper Joe Hart his number one next season. Shay Given - first team place under severe pressure Shay Given could be frozen out as the news is that Mancini has told England manager Fabio Capello that he will [.

Carroll Ready To Sign £1M/Year 4 Year Deal At Newcastle

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News today that 21 year-old Andy Carroll is close to signing a new improved four year deal at Newcastle United. Andy Carroll close to signing new contract The News of the World is reporting today that Andy will almost triple his current wages with the new deal, which is said to be just over [...]


Newcastle Reported After Celtic Left-Back

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There is news in the Sunday papers today that Newcastle are after Celtic left-back Lee Naylor. Lee Naylor free agent from Celtic The former England Under-21 left-back Naylor (3 caps) will leave Celtic, after new Celtic boss Neil Lennon has refused to offer him a new contract, Â after his contract ran out last Wednesday.

Roy Hodgson Wants Steven Taylor At Liverpool

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News today that new Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has put Newcastle United's Steven Taylor as one of his targets at Liverpool. Steven Taylor - Liverpool interested in 24 year-old Hodgson is reported to be ready to bid just £5M for the former England Under-21 captain Taylor, but that will not be enough to sway the [.

Newcastle Winger To Start In Quarter-Finals Classic Today

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There are rumors today that Newcastle United winger Jonas Gutierrez, who played at right back in the first two group games, will start for Argentina in his more usual position at left wing today in the quarter-final tie against Gemrnay in a few hours time. Jonas at the back will he start attack? Jonas [.

Newcastle Will Finish In A Respectable Position Next Season

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Most Newcastle fans are looking just to survive next season back in the Premier League, but at least one player thinks the team can finish in a respectable position back in the big time. Jose Enrique expects Newcastle to do quite well next season Jose  told the Evening Chronicle today: "Anything is possible in [.

Magpies In Sensational Move For Free-Agent Dan Gosling

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There is a report in Sky Sports today that Newcastle are in a shock move for Everton's young England star Dan Gosling. Dan Gosling Magpies in shock move for Everton youngster And we've only just seen the exciting news, after helping to report Germany's crushing 4-0 defeat of Argentina for the Daily Telegraph [.

Donachie Close To Becoming Newcastle Reserve Team Coach

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News today in the Newcastle Journal that there may be a new front runner for the position of Reserve Team coach at Newcastle. Willie Donachie close to being appointed Reserve team manager 58 year-old Scot Willie Donachie is now a leading contender for the vacant Newcastle United reserve team post, and news today that [.

Chris Hughton Still Pursuing Turkish Striker Mevlut Erdinc

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It seems that Newcastle did put in a first bid of £5M recently for Paris-Saint Germain striker Mevlüt Erdinç – although the Newcastle manager has refused to either confirm or deny that today, but Chris Hughton says that things are moving forward in the transfer market. Chris Hughton - things are moving along Sources in France are [.

Hughton Unfazed By Paul Lambert Impatience On Forster Move

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Chris Hughton is also yet to decide whether to send 22 year-old goalkeeper Fraser Forster back to Norwich City on loan for next season. Fraser Forster - returns to Newcastle pre-season training next week That follows earlier news this week, from a seemingly frustrated Norwich manager Paul Lambert, who seems to be growing impatient and [.

More England Excuses From Fabio Capello – But Give It Up

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It seems that Fabio Capello is doing some soul searching to try to understand why his players froze at the World Cup and performed nowhere near their potential. Fabio Capello more excuses for England A close friend of Capello said today: "Fabio now thinks it would have been best to let the players go [.

Boyd Rejects Turkey – Blackburn, Middlesbrough, Magpies Interested

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It was not too hard to see it coming but Kayserispor manager Shota Arveladze has today conceded defeat in his bid to sign former Rangers star Kris Boyd, who doesn't want to play in Turkey. Kris Boyd - doesn't want to move to Turkey There was news earlier this week that Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce [.

Netherlands Stun Brazil 2-1

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In a big upset today in Port Elizabeth, the Netherlands came back from one goal down at half time, to beat the Brazilian juggernaut 2-1. Julio Cesar completely missed a cross from Wesley Sneijder for first goal Manchester City flop Robinho, scored after just 10 minutes, when a through ball completely split the Netherlands defense, [.

Fabio Capello Confirmed To Stay As England Manager

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The English FA have today confirmed that Fabio Capello will keep his job as England coach, following the complete capitulation of the England team in South Africa. Fabio Capello keeps England job Apparently Fabio has been given the go ahead to lead England into the European 2012 qualifiers, following a meeting of the Club [.

Can Haris Vuckic Have Break-Through Season?

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Haris Vuckic will turn 18 years old on August 21st, and the Slovenian U21 International will hope to have a breakthrough season in the Premier League  at the Newcastle club. Haris Vuckic break-through season next season? Haris has only 9 first class appearances so far in his career, 4 at his previous club NK Domžale [.

Newcastle Youngsters To Be Given Every Chance Next Season

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Newcastle United are bnow very much dedicated to building from within and one job the club will have in the years ahead is to bring some of their younsger players through into the first team. Soem of the players form last seaosn's successful U18 side will be given first team squad numbers for next season [.

Joey Barton So Positive – And Talking Sense These Days Too

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We are hoping that Joey Barton can stay injury free next season, and with he new found positive approach to football and seemingly life in general , he could be a huge player for Newcatsle United next season. Joey Barton will seem like a new player next season for Newcatle Joey told the Evening [..

Five Strikers At Newcastle So Why Are We Looking For Another?

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Chris Hughton has talked about his strikers this morning, Â and thinks the competition at the club will only be good for the club. Andy Carroll one of the top strikers at Newcastle Newcastle have Andy Carroll, Peter Lovenkrands, Shola Ameobi and Leon Best fighting it out for a couple of striker positions up front, [.

Chris Hughton Still To Appoint Newcastle Captain

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Newcastle manager still has to decide who he wants to be Newcastle United captain next season. Kevin Nolan would be popular Newcastle captain Meanwhile Hughton will decide who his captain will be at next week's pre-season training program. Alan Smith and Kevin Nolan are prime candidates for the job, but Hughton said: "Nicky Butt has gone now and the [.

Blackburn Hold Talks With Possible Newcastle Target

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With Newcastle seeming unlikely to be able to bring PSG striker Mevlüt Erdinç to Newcastle, it also appears that they will soon miss out on Rangers' striker Kris Boyd if they were ever interested in the former Kilmarnock  striker. Kris Boyd Blackburn in talks with the player's representatatives The reports today are that [.

Time Running Out For Norwich To Get Fraser Forster

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Norwich manager Paul Lambert has made no secret of the fact he is trying to tie up 22 year-old Newcastle goalkeeper, Fraser Forster, so he can play next season in the Championship. Fraser Forster - Newcastle 6'6″ goalkeeper Norwich City is where Fraser played for the majority of last season, and received rave reviews in [.

Jonas Could Start On Left Wing For Argentina Against Germany

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Argentina are set to meet Germany tomorrow afternoon in the quarter finals of the World Cup, with a 4:00 pm local kick-off time, and there is a chance that Newcastle's Jonas Gutierrez could finally sart on the left wing for the South American side. Jonas Gutierrez could start on the left wing This should [.

Huge Season For Newcastle’s Steven Taylor Coming Up

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There's little doubt that Newcastle manager is looking to Steven Taylor to have a huge season back in the Premier League next season. Steven Taylor - let's hope this lad is at his best next season Steven enters the final year of his current contract this season – and we have to hope the 24 [...]


Newcastle To Increase Erdinc Bid To Be Successful?

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Mevlut Erdinc has come out today and said he is quite happy at PSG in France. Mevlut Erdinc I'm happy in France The 23 year-old 5'11″  striker only signed for the French club last summer, and the amount was reported to be €9M from Sochaux-Montbéliard, which at today's rates is around £7.4M. One thing [.

Newcastle Interest In Erdinc Proves There’s Money To Spend

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It would appear that Newcastle's £5M bid for Paris-Saint Germain striker Mevlüt Erdinç earlier this week was a real one. Mevlüt Erdinç - Newcastle may be priced out of player But since his French club PSG want more money for the 23 year-old, Newcastle's interest in the player may be over already.

Newcastle Garden Starting To Look A Little Rosier

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The good news is that it appears Newcastle manager Chris Hughton does have some money to spend this summer, and coupled with a couple of good potential loan signings, it makes things seems a little rosier in the Newcastle garden. Chris Hughton has brought much wanted stability to Newcastle From some of the comments [.

Xisco To Get Another Chance At Newcastle

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As we reported a few days ago our £5.7M signing from Deportivo La Coruña, 24 year-old Xisco will be back on Tyneside next week. Xisco - 24 year-old will probably move out this summer Newcastle's pre-season training will start at the Benton Training headquarters next week, and manager Chris Hughton has insisted that all players [.

New Newcastle United Puma Home Strip Revealed

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The Newcastle Unitedc club have revelaed Newcatsle's new home strip and surprise surprise the picture we had of the three strips has tunred out to be accurate. New home strip revealed