Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2010

New UEFA Rules End Total Anarchy In Football Transfers – Good

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UEFA President Michel Platini  has said today that the European Football's governing body and its new rules on spending will end what he calls the 'total anarchy' that has surrounded player transfers in the past. Good. Michel Platini - crazy transfers will end Indeed, this summer's transfer window is expected to show a drop once again [.

Will Tom Cleverley Be Sent Out On Loan?

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After initially saying he would keep the lad at Old Trafford this season, it seems that Tom Cleverley may have persuaded his manager Alex Ferguson, to let him go out on loan again, so he can play a lot more games and learn his trade more quickly. Tom Cleverley will Ferguson let him go [...]


Robbie Keane Hesitates On Newcastle Loan Move

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The Northern Echo is reporting that Tottenham Hotspur striker Robbie Keane is hesitating on making a loan move to Newcastle United. Robbie Keane not sure of Newcastle loan move It is being reported that Robbie would prefer to remain in North London and fight for his place in the Spurs side, rather than going [.

Sol Campbell Showing Real Quality In Training

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It looks like Sol Campbell is approaching full fitness again, after putting up with some rather unfair comments about his fitness when he first arrived on Tyneside. Sol Campbell - showing fine form in training Newcastle play Sunderland in a Reserve game at the Stadium of Light tomorrow, and it looks like Chris will give [.

Carroll Played With Slight Ankle Injury On Saturday

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It turns out that Andy Carroll got an ankle knock on Thursday in training last week. Andy Carroll after scoring vital equalizer on Saturday at Molyneux There were some reports that Andy was touch and go for the game at Wolves on Saturday, but the youngster  managed to get through 80 minutes at Molyneux, [.

Hughton Hopeful Of New Players Arriving

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Reports in Holland suggested yesterday that Newcastle were pursuing £8m-rated Dutch striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel from Utrecht, and apparently the loan move for Robbie Keane is still moving ahead. Rip van Winkle - no Rick van Wolfswinkel There has also been news that Newcastle may make a last minute effort to go after Northern [.

Hughton – Wolves Were Wolves And Very Competitive

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Newcastle boss Chris Hughton has reflected on the game at Wolves on Saturday afternoon, when the lads came away with a good point, and Chris said he was not at all surprised at the way Wolves played their rather physical game. Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood- Newcastle coaches Newcastle went for the win against Wolves, and [.

Newcastle Must Be Doing Something Right To Attract Ben Arfa

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Chris Hughton will have 23 year-old Ben Arfa at training today, Â and he will soon face his final frantic day in the transfer market, which closes tomorrow afternoon at 5:00 pm. Ben Arfa training at Benton today Most Newcastle fans are very satisfied so far at the talent the club has been able to [.

Newcastle Bid £8M For 21 Year-Old Dutch Striker

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We published a report yesterday that Newcastle were after 21 year old Dutch striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel. Ricky Van Wolfswinkel Newcastle bid £8M? And the news this morning is that it looks like Newcastle have bid an amazing £8M for the striker, according to the Daily Mirror. We don't know how true these reports [.

Newcastle Not Intimidated By Physical Wolves Side

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Wolves were ready for a Newcastle team they seemed to fear on Saturday afternoon at Molyneux. Andy Carroll - after scoring great header at Wolves on Saturday At the end of the 90 minutes Wolves had got what they wanted out of the game, at least a point, but they ended up with 8 booking, [...]


Hughton Hints At More Signings Before Transfer Window Closes

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There was new news yesterday, that Newcastle may be willing to bid £8M for 21 year-old Dutch striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel. Robbie Keane - on way to Newcastle? We're not sure how solid that story is but we cannot believe Newcastle would bring in both 30 year Ireland captain Robbie Keane and Ricky before Tuesday [.

Ben Arfa Starts Life As Newcastle Player Today

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Hatem Ben Arfa will start his life at the Newcastle club by joining the training today at Benton. Hatem Ben Arfa will train today We're not sure if Ivory Coast International Cheick Tiote will also be at training today, since there are Internationals coming up and Cheick  will probably be involved in the games.

LuaLua On Loan To Brighton – Forster Keeps Clean Sheet

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Fraser Forster made his first team debut for Celtic early yesterday afternoon, when he kept a clean sheet in Celtic's good 1-0 win at Motherwell, which put them top of the Scottish Premier League. Fraser Forster clean sheet yesterday for Celtic As it turns out Fraser had very little to do yesterday, as Celtic [.

Barton Showed Good Discipline On Saturday Among The Wolves

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Whether Joey Barton knew it or not on Saturday, he came through the match at Wolves with some decent credit, for at least keeping hos cool, after some vicious tackling from the Wolves' players, purely meant to incite Joey. Joey Barton - kept his cool on Saturday Barton was on the receiving end of some [.

Newcastle Reported After Dutch International Striker

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Newcastle's main goal before Tuesday afternoon at 5:00pm. when the transfer window closes, is to get Ireland skipper Robbie Keane to Newcastle on loan. Rick van Wolfswinkel Newcastle interested in Dutch striker? But the Daily Mail late today, are reporting that Newcastle are planning a move for Dutch 21 year-old striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel.

Newcastle After Manchester City Star Youngster

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Newcastle United are said to be after Manchester City young left-back, 19 year-old Greg Cunningham. Greg Cunningham - Newcastle like this youngster The Sunday Express says Newcastle want to take Manchester City left-back Cunningham on loan for the season, and the youngster has already represented his country, Ireland, at full International level, and looks just [.

Fraser Forster In Goal For Celtic At Motherwell

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It could be that Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster has won the battle to be Celtic's number one goalkeeper already this season. Fraser Forster in Celtic goal today at Motherwell Fraser started in goal for Celtic a few minutes ago with the Glasgow powerhouse visiting Motherwell. and Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Zaluska was on the bench.

Andy Carroll So Close To Signing New Newcastle Contract

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Andy Carroll is close to signing his new four year improved contract at Newcastle United. Andy Carroll - close to signing new contract Hughton talked before yesterday's game at Wolves, and hopes to complete what has been a every good month for the Newcastle club,  by getting the new long-term contract for Andy Carroll finally signed.

Hughton Thanks Ashley And LLambias For 100% Backing

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It would appear that the only player on Newcastle's radar screen in the last two days of the transfer market is Robbie Keane. Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias - another good transfer window Chris Hughton told the Sunday Sun this morning that he has ended Newcastle's interest in Manchester City players Dedryck Boyota, Roque Santa Cruz [.

Newcastle At Head Of The Queue For Robbie Keane

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As we reported last night and the Sunday Sun is reporting today, Newcastle are ready to pull off a major coup before Tuesday's transfer deadline with a loan swoop for Robbie Keane. Robbie Keane coming to Newcastle on loan? The deal for Keane is being worked on at the moment by both the Newcastle [.

Decision Time For Steven Taylor Is Close

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Steven Taylor has still not signed his contract at Newcastle, and we think something will happen by this Tuesday, the end of the transfer window, which should tell us if Steven will be staying as a Newcastle player. Steven Taylor does he want to leave Newcastle? The news this morning is that Celtic are [.

Robbie Keane Edging Closer To Move To Newcastle

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News this morning that Robbie Keane is set to join Newcastle on a season-long loan deal. Robbie Keane loan deal to Newcastle? The Spurs striker is said by the News Of The World to be in advanced talks to complete the season long loan move to Tyneside, before Tuesday's 5:00 pm deadline. Robbie Keane [.

Can Magpies Get Keane To Complete Great Transfer Window?

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With Newcastle having completed the permanent signing of  Ivory Coast International Cheick Tiote yesterday, and French International Ben Arfa today on a season-long loan deal, we wonder if there are more players to come through the door at Newcastle before Tuesday afternoon at 5:00 pm, when this summer's transfer season closes.

Hughton Disappointed Not To Get The Win At Wolves

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Chris Hughton revealed that Andy Carroll played with a slight ankle injury today, and the Newcastle boss was disappointed not to get all 3 points at Moyneux this afternoon. Chris Hughton disappointed not to get the win Hughton told Sky Sports after the game today that Andy played with a slight ankle knock: "He's [.

Wolves 1 Newcastle 1 – Goals Video

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Wolves 1 Newcastle 1 – Magpies Miss Chances

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Newcastle picked up a point at Molyneux today, but they missed many chances to win this game, especially in the first half, and if they had taken just some of those chances, Newcastle could have registered their 3rd win in 6 days this afternoon. Newcastle started the game well and once again big Andy Carroll [.

Newcastle Get Chelsea Away In Carling Cup

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Newcastle have been handed just about the toughest game they could have drawn, when they got Premier League Champions Chelsea at Stanford Bridge in the 3rd round of the Carling Cup. Would you believe it? Somehow we don't think Chris will be playing many youngsters in this game, which is scheduled to take place the [.

Newcastle Start Same Eleven Against Wolves That Beat Villa

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As expected Magpies' Chris Hughton has reverted to the Newcastle United starting side that hammered Aston Villa for this afternoon's tough game at Wolves. So for the second game running Chris has made 11 changes to his starting side- you cannot make any more than that. . Andy Carroll is fit, after a late injury [.

Magpies Announce Signing Of Ben Arfa – Newcastle My First Choice

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After several weeks of negotiations between Newcastle United and his club Olympique de Marseille, Newcastle United confirmed today that they have signed French international Hatem Ben Arfa on loan. Hatem Ben Arfa- a Newcastle player The 23-year-old joins on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent transfer for around £5M next summer, and [.

Jose Enrique Talks About His Five Managers At Newcastle

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Jose Enrique has been at Newcastle for three seaosn, but in that time has had five different managers on Tyneside. Jose Enrique five different managers at Newcastle Sam Allardyce, Kevin Keegan, Joe Kinnear, Alan Shearer and his current manager Chris Hughton are the five managers Jose  has served under at the Newcastle club, and they [.

Wayne Routledge Just Loving Life At Newcastle

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Wayne Routledge has continued this season where he left off last season, and has been in sparkling form for the Magpies so far in the Premier League. Wayne Routledge - loving life at Newcastle Wayne's pace, skill and running on the right wing has been a pain in the side to most of the Newcastle [...]


Ben Arfa Passes Newcastle Medical – Expected To Sign Today

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The Newcastle Journal is reporting this morning that 23 year-old Ben Arfa completed a medical last night,  and is likely to sign for the Newcastle club today. Ben Arfa passed medical last night signing today? The move will become a permanent  one if the French International plays in 25 games this season, and [.

Hughton Wants Away Points – Starting Today At Wolves

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The is a definite feel-good factor at the Newcastle United club right now. Chris Hughton wants good result at Wolves today And that is due to a number of things. The Newcastle side having made a good start to the season, and also it seems that Newcastle are still able to attract good players [...]


Chris Hughton Talks About Ben Arfa And Robbie Keane

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Newcastle look all set to land France international Ben Arfa on a year long loan deal, with a chance for a £5M permanent deal next summer. Ben Arfa - can Hughton handle this player? The 23 year-old youngster will add some class to the Newcastle  attack, and last night Newcastle manager Hughton talked about Ben Arfa, [.

Tough Test At Wolverhampton Today For Newcastle

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Ryan Taylor, who scored a 35 yard classic goal against Accrington Stanley in midweek, has been in excellent form so far this season. Ryan Taylor acknowledges Newcastle fans after wonder goal last Wednesday night And Ryan has talked to the Mirror this morning, and says that his Newcastle club will prove they are not just back in [.

Wolves vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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Newcastle face a tough game at Molyneux tomorrow  afternoon, against a club who have made a good start to the season, and are currently unbeaten. With two different Newcastle sides having won their last two games, it wouldn't surprise us in the least if the team that started the game against Aston Villa last Sunday, [.

Ben Arfa Deal Very Close At Newcastle

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There are news sources that are reporting tonight that the deal to bring Ben Arfa on loan to Newcastle is almost a done deal. Ben Arfa done deal at Newcastle? The French champions Marseilles, late on Friday, have admitted they were close to agreeing a deal to sell their unsettled midfielder, 23 year-old  Hatem [.

Newcastle Injury Update – Hughton Wary Of Wolves

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It seems that 23 year-old midfielder Danny Guthrie and 24 year-old Spanish striker Xisco, remain sidelined because of their respective knee and groin injuries for tomorrow's game at Wolverhampton. Xisco sidelined by groin injury This is what Newcastle manager said today about the injury situation: "Danny's definitely out, as is Xisco, who missed the [.

Fab Coloccini – Every Game Is A New Challenge For Us

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Our Argentine center-back, Fabricio Coloccini, Â has made a good start to his second season in the English Premier League. Fab Coloccini - made solid start to the season Fabricio Coloccini told the Evening Chronicle today: "After the game against Manchester United we were sad but we didn't get too down about the situation.

Chris Hughton Talks About Keane And Ben Arfa Moves

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Most Newcastle fans will have been a little surprised by yesterday's news that Newcastle are close to getting Ben Arfa on a season-long loan deal, and also are trying to get Robbie Keane on Tyneside. Robbie Keane while on loan at Celtic earlier this year As far as the Robbie Keane move is concerned, [.

Newcastle Taking Nothing For Granted Against Unbeaten Wolves

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Newcastle have put in two very good performances in the last couple of games, with essentially two completely different sides. Chris Hughton not getting carried away After their amazing 6-0 win last Sunday afternoon against Aston Villa, Chris Hughton took a leaf out of  Arsene Wenger's Arsenal play-book,  by playing an all changed side in [.

Cheick Tiote Thrilled To Be Joining Famous Newcastle United

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We have heard today from our new signing Cheick  Tiote, and the Ivory Coast International has talked of his pride after finally completing his move to Newcastle United. Cheick Tiote - thrilled to be joining such a famous club as Newcastle The defensive midfielder passed a medical and agreed terms last weekend, and a Newcastle [.

Are Newcastle After John Utaka As Potential Signing?

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We're not too sure of what to make of the news that Newcastle United have joined the battle to sign Portsmouth 28 year-old striker John Utaka. John Utaka - Portsmouth striker availabel for £1M The Daily Mail says that Newcastle are ready to rival Sunderland and Wigan for the Portsmouth striker and he is available [.

Marseilles Confirm Newcastle Ben Arfa Agreement

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Ben Arfa is expected to be in Newcastle today, Â and may even eventually sign for the Newcastle club, Â after an on- again off-again saga that would have graced Hollywood this summer. Ben Arfa - expected on Tyneside today But don't expect Newcastle to say anything at all, until the player is signed, and everything is [.

Tim Krul Pushing Steve Harper For Number One Jersey

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Tim Krul had another appearance for Newcastle on Wednesday evening, and looked very good in that second half, Â when Stanley could have scored more then the two goals they got. Tim Krul - pushing Steve Harper for number one jersey Tim Krul, who surprisingly has never yet played in the Premier League, said today: "I [.

If Steven Taylor Contract To Be Finalized – It Must Be Soon

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There are just four days remaining until the transfer deadline window closes at 5:00 pm next Tuesday afternoon, Â and Newcastle will be hoping that Steven Taylor will agree to a new deal at Newcastle by that time. Steven Taylor - will he agree deal in next few days? Indeed, we wouldn't be surprised if the [.

Ben Arfa To Travel To Newcastle To Sign For Magpies

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Further updates to the amazing news this afternoon that Newcastle had apparently finally agreed a loan deal for Marseilles 23 year-old  top star Ben Arfa. Ben Arfa - will now travel to Newcastle to complete the deal Marseilles President Jean-Claude Dassier has revealed that the midfield player and France International Hatem Ben Arfa is due to [.

Newcastle Trying To Bring Robbie Keane To Tyneside

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Newcastle United are reported to be making a rather sensational move to sign Tottenham striker Robbie Keane, on loan from Tottenham for the season. Robbie Keane - made to play for Newcastle Newcastle manager and former Tottenham coach Chris Hughton is said to have has a great relationship with the Ireland captain, from his time [.

Big Changes Expected For Saturday’s Game At Wolves

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After making 11 changes from the side that played against Aston Villa on Sunday, for the game last night at Accrington Stanley, don't be surprised if  the Newcastle manager makes 11 changes for the side to play Wolves on Saturday afternoon, in what promises to be a tough PL game at Molyneux. Chris Hughton [.

Hatem Ben Arfa Deal Agreed By Newcastle

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Well would you believe it 23 year-old Hatem Ben Arfa's move to Newcastle United is back on according to reports coming out of  France. Hatem Ben Arfa interesting Newcastle again? The Marseilles President Jean-Claude Dassier has said today that a deal with Newcastle has now been agreed. The French club have [.

Chris Hughton Bringing The Newcastle Club Together

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Chris Hughton will now turn his attention to the rather tough game the lads will face on Saturday afternoon at Wolves. Chris Hughton good work on Newcastle team bonding Chris told the Evening Chronicle today: "I'm certain there will be team changes for the weekend! We have got exactly what we wanted out of [.

LuaLua May Still Go Out On Loan To Brighton

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LuaLua had a very good game for Newcastle United on the left wing at Accrington Stanley last night, and hit the post in injury time, just before Stanley got their second goal. Kazenga LuaLua - good game and almost a goal last night The 19 year-old LuaLua told the Evening Chronicle today: "I hit the [.

Newcastle Host World Cup Delegation

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Newcastle United hosted a World Cup delegation at 10:00 am yesterday morning, and showed the delegation around the impressive St. James' Park stadium. Peter Beardsley and Derek Llambias with David Faulkner (center) The  FIFA World Cup delegation arrived on Tyneside as part of a four-day visit to England to assess England's bid to host the tournament [.

Shola Ameobi Wants Starting Place At Newcastle

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Shola Ameobi got his  first start of the season last night, and duly scored his first goal during last night's 3-2 Carling Cup victory at League Two (England's 4th division) Accrington Stanley. Shola Ameobi - good goal last night as he captained the young side Ameobi told BBC Newcastle today: "I've made my views known to [.

LuaLua Had Excellent Game Last Night As Newcastle Through

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Newcastle got the job done last night at Accrington Stanley as the Newcastle young guns got a good 3-2 win to advance to the 3rd round of the Carling Cup. Kazenga LuaLua - had a good game on left wing last night After the game Newcastle manager Chris Hughton said: "It was a tough test," [...]


Newcastle Linked With Boyata And Santa Cruz

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is hoping to strengthen the Newcastle squad by signing striker Roque Santa Cruz and center-back Dedryk Boyata from Manchester City, before the transfer window closes at 5:00 pm next Tuesday afternoon. Dedryk Boyata 19 year-old Belgium U21 International Eastlands manager Roberto Mancini has to trim his playing staff significantly before [.

Are Newcastle ready To Sign Hull’s Kamil Zayette?

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The Sun are reporting today that Newcastle United are close to signing Kamil Zayatte from Hull City for £1.6M. Kamil Zayatte are Newcastle interested? Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is said to want the Guinea center-back, who is now 25, and had a trial at both Everton and Newcastle two years ago, but eventually signed for [.

Newcastle Win LMA Performance Of The Week

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The League Managers Association (LMA) have agreed that the F&C Investments Performance of the Week Award should go to Newcastle United, after their excellent 6-0 home win against Aston Villa last Sunday afternoon. Chris Hughton receives special award on Saturday The panel was comprised of LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Joe Royle, [.

Chris Hughton Pleased With Newcastle Youngsters’ Performance

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Chris Hughton has to be pleased with the performance of his youngsters last night, as they played well to beat a dogged and good Accrington Stanley side 3-2 at the Crown ground. Ryan Taylor - terrific first goal for Newcastle from 35 yards out Manager Hughtonn was extremely pleased with the way his youngsters applied [.

Chris Hughton Hoping Steven Taylor Will Stay At Newcastle

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Although the Newcastle club's hierarchy may be getting just a little impatient with Steven Taylor's representatives in their drawn out contract negotiations, Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has made it very clear he wants Steven to stay at his home town club. Steven Taylor - manager wants him to stay at Newcastle Sky News broke the [.

Accrington Stanley 2 Newcastle 3 – Magpies Through

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Newcastle got thought this round a little easier than a 3-2 score-line would suggest, as Newcastle had a good goal disallowed from LuaLua in added time, and then Accrington broke away and scored with almost the last kick of the match. Newcastle started with their youngsters and made a full 11 changes form the side that beat [.

Newcastle Make Full 11 Changes From Side That Hammered Villa

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There are 11 changes to the Newcastle starting line-up from the side that beat Aston Villa 6-0 on Sunday. Tim Krul starts in goal, with the defense made up of Ryan Taylor, Northern Irish full-back Shane Ferguson (though he was a winger), who makes his Newcastle debut, Tamas Kadar and James Tavernier.

Does Steven Taylor Want To Stay At Newcastle?

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Sky Sports is reporting this afternoon that Newcastle United's transfer-listed defender Steven Taylor wants his representative to continue negotiations over a new contract with the club. Steven Taylor wants to stay at Newcastle? The Newcastle club announced this afternoon that they are prepared to consider offers for the 24 year-old former England Under-21 centre-back [.

Newcastle Could Now Bring In Three New Players

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We were sorry to hear that Steven Taylor was unable to reach some agreement with his home town club to stay at Newcastle. Steven Taylor on his way But if  the news is correct as Sky Sport is reporting it still nothing on the Newcastle official web-site about this we'll need to [...]


Ben Arfa Has Choice Of Three Clubs – Is Newcastle One?

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The Marseilles Sporting Director Jose Anigo has said that no deal has been agreed yet for their 23 year-old midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa. Hatem Ben Arfa - no deal yet agreed? The winger joined the French champions just two years ago from Lyon, but has famously fallen out with the club's hierarchy and management, and [.

Accrington Stanley vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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Newcastle take on Accrington Stanley tonight and we have to hope we can make it through to the next round,  with some of our fringe players participating tonight. The key for Chris in his team selection is to have the tight balance of youth and experience in the team, and he didn't seem to do that [.

Shock News – Steven Taylor Put On Transfer List

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Shock news today that Sky Sports is reporting that Newcastle United have placed local boy Steven Taylor on the transfer list. Steven Taylor - local lad wants to leave The defender is currently out with a shoulder injury, and his contract runs out at the end of the season. Taylor's agent Paul Stretford recently admitted [.

Tim Krul – I Just Want To Play Regularly For Newcastle

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There was a milk advert in the 1980s in the UK, in which two young Liverpool fans fight over a bottle of milk, so that they don't have to play for the Accrington Stanley club. Tim Krul looking forward to opportunity tonight And it seems that Newcastle number two goalkeeper, Tim Krul, has at [...]


We’re In This Cup To Do Well And Win It – Hughton

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Newcastle will have a tricky game in the Carling Cup tonight at Accrington Stanley. Chris Hughton tricky game tonight But Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today: "It's still a competition we want to do well in." "There are lots of different aspects." Â "We will pay the competition the respect it deserves, but more [.

Hughton Hopes Carroll Will Keep Improving At Newcastle

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The young man who has been getting all the publicity in the first 10 days of the new Premier League season is 21 year-old Andy Carroll. Andy Carroll swings that left foot and it's another goal And his manager at Newcastle, Chris Hughton, Â has been quick to praise the local boy, Â who was selected [.

Newcastle Youngsters Face Test Tonight At The Crown Ground

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Chris Hughton will again entrust Newcastle's run in the Carling Cup tonight with some of the Newcastle youngsters. Chris Hughton - wants a win tonight in Lancashire Fans will remember last year when Newcastle started six teenagers at Peterborough United, and went out of the Carling Cup 2-0, Â and we have to hope the same [.

Newcastle Linked With Both Zayette And Eagles

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The Daily Mail today has linked Newcastle with Hull defender Kamil Zayatte and Burnley winger Chris Eagles. Burnley's Chris Eagles - are Newcastle really interested? The news is that Newcastle have made enquiries for 24 year-old Zayatte, and could make a firm bid in the remaining days of the summer transfer market.

Wenger Pays Tribute To Newcastle – A City That Breathes Football

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Arsene Wenger has been giving the England push for the World Cup in 2018 his complete blessing. Arsene Wenger big praise for the City of Newcastle And in speaking to the Daily Mail in his role as an ambassador for the FA's bid to host next but one World Cup, the Frenchman has pointed [...]


Ryan Taylor Looks To Nail Down Starting Position At Newcastle

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Ryan Taylor is finding it hard to get a starting place in the Newcastle side, with James Perch having the battle so far to start at right back. Ryan Taylor - pushing for first team place And of course we will also be getting Danny Simpson back form injury soon the challenge James for that [...]


Andy Carroll Contract Under Wraps Because Of Agents’ Dispute

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News today that Andy Carroll is signing a lucrative new four-year contract with Newcastle United. Andy Carroll - new deal worth £25K a week The England U21 International has had two excellent games at the start of the season, and bagged a great hat-trick against Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon, when he was just too [.

Attempts To Make Hughton’s Contract A Problem Will Not Work

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The Daily Mirror is reporting today that Chris Hughton faces an uncertain future at Newcastle. Chris Hughton will get his just reqards just wait and see We don't have to tell Newcastle fans what a great job Chris has done over the last 13 months at the Newcastle club, culminating in a stunning [.

Joey Barton Should Let His Football Do The Talking

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Joey Barton has made a  good start to the season, and we just have to hope that he can remain fit, because we've always knows Barton was a good player. Joey Barton very good start to the season In Joey's first three seasons on Tyneside he amassed just 47 appearances and 3 goals at the [...]


Andy Carroll Included In England U21 Squad

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Andy Carroll has been named in the England Under-21 squad to face Portugal and Lithuania next month. Andy Carroll selected for the England U21 side again This means that Fabio Capello, the England manager does not think Andy  is ready for the full England squad yet, which is a little surprising, but there [.

Nolan – Newcastle Have To Be Ready For Every Single Game

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Kevin Nolan is a true captain and he has talked about the fantastic 6-0 win against Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon. Kevin Nolan time to move on from great win Kevin is realistic, and although he was happy at the 3 points, he rightly points out that game is now behind the lads. Newcastle [...]


Cheick Tiote Will Become A Big Favorite On Tyneside

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Steve McClaren, now managing at German side Wolfsburg, probably knows about new Newcastle signing Cheick Tiote, more than most. Cheick Tiote - technically good player and very reliable That's because Steve managed the Ivory Coast International last season at FC Twente, beating out the big guns of Feyenoord, Ajax and PSV Eindhoven to the Dutch title [.

Shearer Hails The Guts Of Andy Carroll

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Andy Carroll has received all the accolades for his wonderful hat-trick on Sunday afternoon, against an unexpecting Aston Villa side, but he seems to have his feet firmly on the ground, and that's always good to see. Andy Carroll - great display from local lad Of course Andy is now wearing the very famous No [.

Kevin Nolan – We Need The Newcastle Fans This Season

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Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan was delighted with the display of the Newcastle team against Aston Villa on Saturday, but he is certainly not getting carried away by the result. Kevin Nolan captain pleased with positive effort of players Kevin told the Evening Chronicle: "Obviously we have to remember we gave them a sloppy penalty, [.

Turnaround Season For Joey Barton – So Far So Good

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We are hoping this will be the season when Joey Barton comes of age at Newcastle, in a couple of ways. Joey Barton wonderful first goal for Newcastle First of all that he can get over his dire injury problems he's had at the club in the three years he's been on Tyneside, and [...]


At Least Two New Players Still Needed Over Next Seven Days

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No players will be leaving Newcastle United in this last week of the transfer window, except Fraser Forster potentially going out on loan to Glasgow Celtic. Alan Smith - good start to the season Fraser underwent a medical at Celtic yesterday, and may complete a loan move, but only if Shay Given doesn't arrive at [.

A Bonus Row At Newcastle – Sort It Out Quickly

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The Daily Mail is reporting that Newcastle are facing a player row over bonuses. Derek Llambias - Newcastle's Managing Director The news is that the squad, represented by captain Kevin Nolan, Alan Smith and Steve Harper, want a 50 per cent increase in the £1M bonus money the squad shared for winning the Coca Cola [.

Fraser Foster Joins Celtic On Season Long Loan Deal

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Newcastle United have confirmed that goalkeeper Fraser Forster has today joined Celtic on a season long loan deal. Fraser Forster - joins Celtic on loan Forster had a medical at the club yesterday, Â and it seems he passed it, Â so he is off again on a season long loan deal, after doing so very well [.

All Change Tomorrow Night As Hughton Bloods Youngsters

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It will be all change tomorrow night, as Chris Hughton is ready to bring in the youngsters to play against Accrington Stanley, Â tomorrow night in the Carling Cup. Haris Vuckic - to start tomorrow night The main goal for the Newcastle club this season is survival in the Premier League, but it would also be [.

Some Final Reflections On That Amazing Game

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We may just be strarting to get over the amazement at how well the Newcastle team played yesterday against Aston Villa and they made us all proud that's for sure. Chris Hughton when will this guy ever get the credit he deserves? Here are just a few points we want to mention, [...]


Newcastle Interested In Paraguyan Roque Santa Cruz

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News today in the Evening Chronicle that Newcastle are keen to bring Roque Santa Cruz to St James' Park on loan. Roque Santa  Cruz while at Blackburn Rovers The Paraguay international has had a rather difficult time at Manchester City, since joining the Eastlands club in June 2009 from Blackburn Rovers, and the Asunción, Paraguay born [.

Shearer Wins Big Bet On Andy Carroll

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For those fans who saw Alan Shearer kissing a betting slip after Andy Carroll scored his 3rd goal and Newcastle's 6th yesterday afternoon, will not be surprised to learn that Alan won money on Andy. Alan Shearer won bet on Andy scoring last goal The 43,5460 Newcastle fans who saw the game yesterday, saw [.

Hughton Takes Time Out To Welcome Cheick Tiote To Newcastle

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Chris Hughton took time out this morning to welcome his new player Cheick Tiote to the Newcastle United club. Check Tiote - new defensive midfielder at Newcastle A delighted Hughton talked today about his new signing today, after Newcastle's phenomenal performance yesterday overshadowed the new player arriving at the club: "He is a [.

Down To Earth Andy Carroll Unfazed By England Talk

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Andy Carroll has been well schooled by Chris Hughton and the modest Gateshead-born striker would not be drawn on his international future. Andy Carroll - yesterday he was almost unplayable Instead Andy wanted to speak about his pride at scoring his first ever senior hat-trick for the famous Newcastle United club he has supported since [.

Hughton Coaching Carroll To Greatness – Slowly But Surely

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A  good coach always keeps his players looking to get better,  and Chris Hughton is obviously an excellent coach,  and seems to be guiding Andy Carroll to potential greatness, slowly but surely. Chris Hughton coaching Andy Carroll to potential greatness? Newcastle's new number nine was in sensational form at St.

Chris Hughton Already Planning For Next Two Big Games

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is a down to earth manager, and after the game yesterday,  he was already planning for Wednesday night's Carling Cup game at Accrington Stanley and next weekend's important league visit to Wolves. Chris Hughon already planning for Acrrington Stanley on Wednesday But Hughton is also realistic and took time out  to [.

Andy Carroll Can Still Improve – Hughton

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For those Newcastle supporters who have followed Newcastle over the last few years we've seen a local lad, Andy Carroll, develop in font of our eyes, and since Chris Hughton took over as full time manager last summer, Carroll has  grown in stature by leaps and bounds. Andy Carroll - brilliant play and great hat [.

Newcastle Have Three Players In Sky’s Team Of The Week

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Sky Sports are certainly giving Newcastle some  plaudits this morning as they have three Newcastle players in their team of the week. Kevin Nolan in Sky Sports team of the week Andy Carroll, Kevin Nolan and Jose Enrique all make their top team this week, and the performance of the week goes to [.

The Elimination Of Barton Moustache A Relief For Many

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Joey Barton had another good game in the engine room of Newcastle's midfield yesterday, as Newcastle amazingly ripped a good Aston Villa side apart by six goals to nil. Joey Barton - terrific first goal for Newcastle And Joey talked about the Newcastle ambitions after the game, Â and of course mentioned that Newcastle are currently [.

Andy Carroll Looked An Awesome Striker Yesterday

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21-year-old Andy Carroll looked an awesome striker on Sunday afternoon, as Aston Villa found the local Newcastle number 9 just too hot to handle. Andy Carroll - awesome display yesterday Andy, who has already represented England at U19 and U21 level, is pushing hard for a call-up for the International against Bulgaria a week come Friday.

Fraser Forster Ready To Join Glasgow Celtic On Loan

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22 year-old Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster is ready to go on another season long loan deal, this time to Glasgow Celtic,  subject to a medical. Fraser Forster Magpies'  highly thought of goalkeeper to move to Celtic? The 22-year-old 6'6″ keeper is very well thought of at Newcastle, but is still currently number 3 behind [.

In Case You Missed It – Cheick Tiote Signs For Newcastle

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With the excitement of Newcastle's 6-0 walloping of Aston Villa at St. James'  Park today, Newcastle announced at half time that they had signed FC Twente player Cheick Tiote. Cheick Tiote - now a Newcastle United player The signing is dependent on Newcastle being able to get a work permit for the Ivory Coast International, which [.

Chris Hughton – We Played With Such Intensity Today

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Newcastle manager seemed a happy man after his team had outplayed Aston Villa at St. James' Park this afternoon and there was no doubt that Newcastle were the dominant team in this game. Chris Hughton well satisfied with Newcastle display today The Newcastle manager talked after the game this afternoon: "I watched Aston Villa [.

Joey Barton And Andy Carroll Speak After Villa Thrashing

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Joey Barton and Andy Carroll, Â who together scored four of Newcastle's six goals today against Aston Villa talked after the game. Joey Barton after scoring Newcastle's first goal today Joey had another good game for Newcastle today and scored the best goal of the afternoon as he rifled a 27 yard thunderbolt past American [.

Newcastle 6 Aston Villa 0 – Video Highlights

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Unbelievable Newcastle Display – Lifts Spirits On Tyneside

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On what must be one of the most unexpected, yet best displays at St. James Park in many a year, Â Newcastle simply demolished Aston Villa 6-0 this afternoon. Captain Kevin Nolan scores Newcastle's second goal After Aston Villa had demolished West Ham 3-0 last week at Villa Park, we had said in our match preview [.

Newcastle 6 Aston Villa 0 – Magnificent Magpies Maul Villa

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In a surprisingly very easy first home win of the season, a very good looking Newcastle United side completely routed Aston Villa today by 6-0 at St. James' Park. And the start could have been a very bad one for Newcastle as goalkeeper Steve Harper gave away a penalty after just 10 minutes, when there [.

Unchanged Newcastle Side To Start Against Aston Villa

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As expected Newcastle field the same side who started against Manchester United on Monday night. Former Liverpool player Danny Guthrie has just lost his fitness battle and is not included in the squad. but Danish striker Peter Lovenkrands is on the substitutes bench, having missed out at Old Trafford with a groin injury.

Newcastle After Manchester City Fringe Players

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It appears that the Newcastle club have been successful in their pursuit of  Ivory Coast midfielder  Cheick Tiote, of Holland club FC Twente. Chris Hughton interest in Eastland fringe players? Cheick is just one of three new players that Newcastle manager Chris Hughton wants to sign before the transfer window ends in just 9 [.

Newcastle Announcement On Cheick Tiote Signing Soon

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The Sunday Sun is reporting today that Newcastle have clinched a deal for Ivory Coast midfielder Cheick Tiote. Cheick Tiote a Newcastle player? The news this morning is that Tiote has completed a medical and has also agreed personal terms with the Newcastle club, who are expected to confirm their 4th signing of the [.

The Newcastle Formation Is Not Important – Points Are

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It's hardly a surprise to see that Chris Hughton today says he could play a 4-5-1 formation at home today against Aston Villa. Chris Hughton will play 4-5-1 at home today In fact that's the formation we expected him to start with and leave Peter Lovenkrands on the bench, at least until he sees just [.

Steven Taylor Close To New Contract At Newcastle?

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News in the People today (Alan Oliver) that Newcastle are to offer Steven Taylor £45K a week to keep the former England Under-21 captain at St James' Park for the next four years. Steven Taylor out until early November? We have no idea if this report has any truth in it, but we would [...]


Jonas Gutierrez As Good As Rooney, Fabregas And Torres

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Lionel Messi has come out today and made some big claims about how good Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez is. Jonas Gutierrez -as good as Rooney, Torres or Febregas? Indeed, Lionel considers the 27-year-old to be at the same level as Premier League stars Wayne Rooney, Fernando Torres and Cesc Fabregas, although that's hard to believe, [.

Newcastle vs Aston Villa – Match Preview

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With Wigan and West Ham both looking like real relegation sides so far this season, Â Newcastle have a chance this afternoon to get their first league win, and prove they can be a decent team this season. After going through a very tough first game of the season on Monday night at Old Trafford, while [.

Blackpool Want Leon Best At Bloomfield Road

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News today in the News Of the World that Blackpool manager Ian Holloway wants Newcastle striker Leon Best, after Bournemouth's Brett Pitman refused a move to the seaside club, saying the wages were not good enough. Leon Best - Blackpool interested? And last week's resignation of  Blackpool Chairman Karl Oyston, over agents being involved too [.

FC Twente Admit That Cheick Tiote Ready To Join Newcastle

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As well as Dutch press reports last night that FC Twente and Newcastle had agreed terms for the transfer of Cheick Tiote, the Dutch club itself seems resigned to losing one of their top players. Cheick Toite close to signing for Newcastle Dutch Champions FC Twente last night confirmed that Cheick Tiote will soon [.

Reports In Holland That Newcastle Agree Deal For Tiote

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There are reports in Holland that Newcastle and FC Twente have reached an agreement today for the transfer of their Ivory Coast International Cheick Tioté. Cheick Tiote Newcastle agree deal for Ivory Coast midfielder Of course nothing is final, especially with Newcastle, until it is reported on the Newcastle United web site, but it [.

We Must Cut Out Sloppy Mistakes – Kevin Nolan

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Kevin Nolan is again trying to rally both the Newcastle players and the fans for the big game against Aston Villa tomorrow, in our first home game of the season at the famous St. James' Park. Kevin Nolan rallying the troops today Kevin told the Evening Chronicle today: "This year we are going to [.

Stephen Ireland A Threat To Newcastle Tomorrow

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James Milner has left Aston Villa, but in getting Stephen Ireland in part exchange, you can hardly say they Villa side have been weakened by the departure of the former Newcastle United midfielder. Stephen Ireland - to make debut for Aston Villa tomorrow? And if you had asked us who was worth more in the [.

Are Newcastle After Arsenal’s Henri Lansbury On Loan?

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We are hoping that Newcastle will sign two players on loan before the transfer season completes in 10 days time. Henri Lansbury Newcastle interest in possible loan? Newcastle were linked earlier in the summer with Arsenal 19 year-old teenager Henri Lansbury, and sources in London today are claiming the Enfield-born star is keen on [.

Danny Guthrie Touch And Go For Tomorrow

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News today that Danny Guthire may not be ft for the game tomorrow afternoon, at home to Aston Villa. Danny Guthrie - an injury doubt for tomorrow It appears that Chris Hughton is sweating on the fitness of Danny Guthrie before tomorrow's important game against Aston Villa at St. James' Park. Guthrie injured his knee [.

Hughton Admits Transfer Market Has Been Difficult For Newcastle

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Chris Hughton has pursued a number of  players in recent weeks, but his efforts have so far met with little let's make that no success. Chris Hughton not too much success in transfer market But that could change this weekend with Cheick Tiote in Newcastle right now, having had a medical last night, [.

Hughton’s Transfer Message To Newcastle Fans Today

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Things have been frustrating in the transfer market for Chris Hughton these last several weeks, Â but Chris has a message this morning for Newcastle fans. Chris Hughton - loan signings a good option Chris Hughton's message to Newcastle fans, who are getting a little anxious now that time is getting short in the transfer market, [.

Newcastle Close To Signing Tiote – On Tyneside For Medical

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Newcastle may be ready for a breakthrough in their quest to get another midfielder through the door at St. James' Park. Check Tiote On Tyneside for medical The Daily Mail has reported that Newcastle United last night gave Cheick Tiote of Dutch Champions FC Twente a medical at Newcastle, after supposedly agreeing a £3.

Can Newcastle Get Both Tiote And Ben Arfa Through The Door?

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Newcastle look close to signing hard man Check Tiote of FC Twente, the Dutch Champions, and we hope that deal can be completed before tomorrow's important game with Aston Villa. Ben Arfa Newcastle still pursuing this player? Tiote will give some steel  to the Newcastle midfield, and a player who is almost the opposite, with [.

Mike Williamson Still On Cloud Nine At Newcastle

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There's one player in the Newcastle camp who seems to be on cloud nine, as he enjoys his first few games ever in the Premier League. Mike Williamson challenges Rooney on Monday night That player is our £1M signing from Portsmouth, Mike Williamson (what a deal!), and the center-back had an encouraging first game against [.

Chris Hughon Refuses To Deny Newcastle’s Tiote Interest

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Chris Hughton has at least said he is aware of the reports that Newcastle are interested in FC Twente's Cameroon International defensive midfielder Check Tiote. Check Tiote - capped 8 times so far for the Ivory Coast Of course Hughton refused to confirm whether he will be making an offer for the player, but West [.

We’ve Got To Stick Together And Get A Result On Sunday

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We thought Andy Carroll looked good on Monday night, and was full of good running and endeavor for the Newcastle cause. Andy Carroll full of running and spirit on Monday night Of course, yes, he missed a very good chance on 10 minutes when he did all the hard stuff , but then when [...]


Captain Kevin Nolan Calls For Big Backing Against Villa

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Newcastle's new captain Kevin Nolan has today called on Newcastle fans to back the team big time on Sunday afternoon, so the lads can hopefully get onto their winning ways this season. Kevin Nolan plea to Newcastle fans Newcastle first home game of the season is on Sunday Afternoon, with a 1:30 pm KO [.

Newcastle Take Half Away Ticket Allocation – Time For Change

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The Newcastle club have surprisingly taken only half of their ticket allocation for  the first two away games at Manchester United and Wolves. Newcastle United fans the best around It turns out that Newcastle fans were offered just 1,800 tickets for the Red Devils game, although the club could have secured double that number [.

Glasgow Celtic Want Fraser Forster On Loan

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Powerhouse Glasgow Celtic are hoping they will be able to tempt Newcastle manager Chris Hughton to let them have 22 year-old star goalkeeper, Fraser Forster, on loan this season. Fraser Forster - another loan spell this season? Fraser had a terrific season last season at Norwich, and helped them get promoted to the Championship, but [.

Werder Bremen Surprisingly Deny Any Interest In Ben Arfa

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The saga involving Ben Arfa and his move away from Marseilles seems to get queerer and queerer every day. Ben Arfa - could still arrive at Newcastle The news of the last two days has been that the French International has been visiting German club Werder Bremen, who have £13M from just having sold German [.

Both Debutant Defenders Played Well Says Hughton

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We thought Mike Williamson had a good game on Monday night but that James Perch struggled, and it was the very first game in the Premier League for both players. James Perch - good game on Monday night? But Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has come out today and said he thought both players did well [.

Vladimir Weiss Completes Loan Move To Rangers

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As we had suggested yesterday, Manchester City and Slovakian International winger Vladimir Weiss has joined Rangers on a season-long loan deal. Vladimir Weiss - completes season long loan deal to Rangers The Slovakian, who was also wanted by fellow Glasgow club Celtic, completed the switch earlier today in Glasgow, after undergoing a medical at Ibrox.

Newcastle Make Bid For FC Twente Midfielder Tiote

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The Daily Mirror is reporting this morning that Newcastle have officially  joined the race for FC Twente midfielder Cheick Tiote. Cheick Tiote - Newcastle have placed bid for midfielder And the news is that the Newcastle club have put in a bid for the Ivory Coast International, who usually plays in defensive midfield.

Newcastle Could Still Land Hatem Ben Arfa

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Olympique Marseilles President Jean-Claude Dassier has accused the Newcastle club of treating the French champions like fools over the Hatem Ben Arfa transfer. Hatem Ben Arfa and the saga continued We'll not say too much about that but the Marseilles President has hardly handled himself very professionally in this mess, as he has [.

Are Newcastle After Per Ciljan Skjelbred Again?

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News today that Norwegian International Per Ciljan Skjelbred, a Newcastle United supporter since he was a boy, is supposedly back on the radar screen of Newcastle United. Per Ciljan Skjelbred Newcastle interested again? The Evening Chronicle reported today that there are reports in Norway claiming that Newcastle have again sent scouts to check [.

Newcastle To Make Improved Offer For Dutchman Leroy Fer?

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News recently that Feyenoord have turned down a bid from Newcastle United for their central midfielder Leroy Fer. Leroy Fer Newcastle back with an improved offer? Fer just recently received his first cap for the Netherlands last week, and the 20 year-old central midfielder has attracted interest from both Newcastle United and Everton.

Williamson Looks Forward To First PL Game At St. James’ Park

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41% thought Andy Carroll was Newcastle's  best player at Manchester United on Monday night in our poll after the game, with center-back Mike Williamson coming in second on 21% Mike Williamson good first game in Premier League That was Mike's very first game in the Premier League and he played very well indeed, in [.

The Points Are Important Against Aston Villa – Not Revenge

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Chris Hughton's Newcastle team will be after points on Sunday and the word revenge doesn't even enter the picture. Chris Hughton - after points against Villa Of course it was Villa's 1-0 defeat of Newcastle on the last day of the season in 2009, that took Newcastle down to the Championship, where they did so [.

Both Lovenkrands And Guthrie Fit – Campbell Very Close

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Good news today in that Peter Lovenkrands and Danny Guthrie are almost certain to be ready to play on Sunday afternoon against Aston Villa, after picking up slight injuries and having to sit out the 3-0 mauling at Manchester United. Peter Lovenkrands - back on Sunday And it will be interesting to see what team [.

Hughton Admits To Frustration In Transfer Market

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It's not particularly good news for Newcastle fans this morning, Â as Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has admitted to being frustrated right now, with the way things are going in the transfer market. Chris Hughton - frustrated in transfer market right now This is what Chris Hughton told the Newcastle Journal this morning regarding transfers: "We're [.

Vladimir Weiss Loan Deal To Glasgow Rangers Very Close

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Sky Sports News is reporting this morning that Glasgow Rangers are closing in on the signing of Manchester City youngster 20 year-old Vladimir Weiss, on a season long loan deal. Vladimir Weiss loan move to Rangers? And that will be bad news for Newcastle fans, as Vladimir has been one of the loan targets [.

Habib Beye Could Return To Newcastle On Sunday

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News that former Newcastle right back Habib Beye has been handed the chance to to make an appearance at St James' Park this coming Sunday for Aston Villa. Habib Beye could play against Newcastle on Sunday Habib Beye's move to Aston Villa has been terrible for the player, mainly because their former manager Martin [.

Newcastle Reported Interest In Alhassane Keita – We Hope Not

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News today that Premier League clubs Newcastle United, Stoke City, and West Ham are interested in signing Mallorca striker  Alhassane Keita. Alhassane Keita Mallorca striker interesting Newcastle? Keita stands 5'6″ tall has struggled at RCD Mallorca since signing for the Spanish club in 2008 from Al-Ittihad, so why Newcastle would be interested in this player we [.

Gosling Looks Forward To Central Midfield Berth At Newcastle

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Our injured free signing Dan Gosling from Everton, Â has talked to the Evening Chronicle today. Dan Gosling wants to play in central midfield Dan is one of those players, much like Danny Guthrie, who thinks his best position is in central midfield, but it's usually a tough position to nail down in any team.

Kevin Nolan – We Must Learn From Our Silly Mistakes

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The thing that really surprised us on Monday night, in our game at Old Trafford, was the massive gap in class between the two sides. Kevin Nolan - we must learn from mistakes The Red Devils attacked incessantly from the start, Â and it seemed like Newcastle had little to offer in return. And then under [.

Werder Bremen Bid £6.5M For Marseilles Star Ben Arfa

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Werder Bremen have made a whopping £6.5 bid for Marseilles star Ben Arfa today. Ben Arfa decision today? And the French champions have promised the German club an answer today, on whether their  offer is acceptable, while as we reported yesterday, Italian giants AC Milan have also entered the race for the 23 year-old.

Kevin Nolan Plea To Fans To Stick By Newcastle Players

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Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan says that over the next five years the famous Newcastle United club must regain its place among the Premier League top clubs, and qualify for European  competition. Kevin Nolan - fans must stick with the team That's a good goal to aim for, but some of us are still a little [.

Williamson – We’ll Recover, Regroup And Go Again Sunday

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Mike Williamson had a very good game on Monday night, especially considering it was his Premier League debut. Mike Williamson strong game against the Red Devils Mike has laid claim to one of the central defense positions at Newcastle, and it's going to be interesting to see who gets the nod when Sol Campbell [.

Newcastle Target Slovakian Vladimir Weiss Loan Deal

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News today that Newcastle United are after Slovakian International and Manchester City left winger Vladimir Weiss for a season long loan deal. Vladimir Weiss loan target for the season And reports in Manchester today suggested that Newcastle are keen on bringing the youngster to St James' Park. But Newcastle will have some competition for [.

Chris Hughton Has A Mammoth Job On His Hands This Season

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In truth the lads were well beaten last night, and  if the Red Devils had taken some of their clear-cut chances in the second half the score-line could also have been a  lot worse. Dimitar Berbatov gets first goal last night So if any Newcastle fans thought we could do a miracle last night and be [.

Newcastle Don’t Have Enough Class And Must Strengthen Squad

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One thing that was very clear to all Newcastle fans last night is that the Newcastle club just don't have enough class in the side to do very well this season. Chris Hughton help this man out please! That's the bad news the good news is that there are still a full [...]


Alex Ferguson Offers Newcastle Words Of Encouragement

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After his side hammered Newcastle 3-0 last night at Old Trafford, and looked a million miles better in class than the visitors, Sir Alex Ferguson this morning gave some praise to the Newcastle side. Alex Ferguson Newcastle were difficult to break down Sir Alex Ferguson admitted Newcastle were difficult to break down well at [.

Time To Move On And Get Ready For Aston Villa On Sunday

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We didn't expect any points last night at Old Trafford and we didn't get any and we didn't deserve any either. Mike Williamson had a good game last night But that game is now behind us, and the lads will be getting ready for the game against Aston Villa on Sunday, which [...]


Newcastle After New Players And The Latest On Ben Arfa Saga

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Chris Hughton has  talked once again  about bringing new players into Newcastle, and the latest on the Ben Arfa saga which is still going on. Ben Arfa uncertainty surrounds this boy's immediate future One thing that was obvious to anybody watching the game last night, was that Newcastle do not have sufficient class in [.

Latest Newcastle Injury News For Game Against Aston Villa

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Newcastle had three youngsters on the bench last night in 17 year-old  Haris Vuckic, and 19 year-olds Nile Ranger and James Tavernier, which is an indication of  just how short Newcastle are for experienced players right now. Peter Lovenkrands expected to be fit for Sunday Those three youngsters are going to be good players [.

Carroll – I Should Have Put That Header Away

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Andy Carroll had a good game last night and certainly as far as our readers are concerned, he was our best player last night, but he admits he should have scored with that header after just 10 minutes. Andy Carroll - missed golden opportunity to score  last night Andy is of the opinion that the [...

Ben Arfa On His Way To AC Milan?

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We heard these stories yesterday and wondered if there was any truth in them but there is news that Ben Arfa may be acquired by AC Milan in a part exchange deal. Ben Arfa - off to Italy? Marseilles midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa could be on his way to Italy, and that's according to the [...]


New Rumors That Ben Arfa Will Get His Loan Move To Newcastle

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There is news today that  Hatem Ben Arfa could still get his loan move to Newcastle United approved by his club Marseilles. Hatem Ben Arfa - if he keeps quite he'll get his wish It's good that we have heard nothing from the lad these last couple of days, because it seems that the Marseilles [...]


Manchester United 3 Newcastle 0 – Red Devils Too Good

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Newcastle were fairly well beaten 3-0 by a good and superior Manchester United side tonight at Old Trafford. And while we were hardly ever in with a chance of winning this game, Chris Hughton can take some real positives out of this game tonight. There was the expected commitment from the Newcastle players, and they held [.

Joey Barton And Smith Start For Newcastle

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As expected Andy Carroll will be the lone striker tonight at Old Trafford. Andy will get some support from captain Kevin Nolan in the expected 4-5-1 formation, with Kevin pushing up as a deep striker a role he played many times last season. And Alan Smith comes in against his old club as Danny [...

Former Newcastle Great Gary Speed Could Be New Blades’ Boss

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It looks like Gary Speed, who played at Newcastle United from 1998 until 2004, could be set to be appointed as Sheffield United's new boss. Gary Speed to be appointed new Blades boss? Speed was the assistant to Kevin Blackwell, who left the club by mutual agreement on Saturday, Â after Sheffield's disappointing 3-0 defeat [.

Manchester United vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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Most Newcastle fans are looking at this game tonight at Old Trafford against Manchester United with perhaps just a little bit of trepidation. But this is really a success story for Newcastle United, who returned to the top flight of English football last season, with some top performances and a new willingness to fight in every [.

Ben Arfa Returns To France To Talk With Marseilles Officials

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Hatem Ben Arfa has been asked to return his Marseilles club, according to sources in France. Hatem Ben Arfa returning to France The 23-year-old French international, along with his representatives, have been in Newcastle since Friday afternoon, in the hopes of forcing a loan move through with Newcastle United.

Newcastle Linked With Five New Players Today

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Chris Hughton has been trying very hard to bolster his Newcastle squad over the last week, and there are reports that Newcastle are after several players. Chris Hughton trying hard to being in new players Chris has had to admit that August has been a hectic time for him, as he has had to [...]


Nolan Looking Forward To Leading Troops Out At Old Trafford

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New Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan has come out today and said it will be an absolute honor to lead out the famous Newcastle United tonight at Old Trafford against one of the best club sides in the world. Kevin Nolan honor to lead out Newcastle United tonight Kevin was appointed a couple of days [..

Newcastle Close In On Top 20 Year-Old Dutch International

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Well there's certainly lots and lots of news this morning on Newcastle United, and in the Daily Mail a report that  the Tyneside club are very close to signing recently capped Feyenoord midfielder Leroy Fer. Leroy Fer top 20 year-old Netherlands International The news suggests the Newcastle club is close to actually wrapping up [.

N’Zogbia Wants Out Of Wigan – It’s Deja Vu All Over Again

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We are not surprised in the least that a short 18 months after Charles N'Zogbia left Newcastle for Wigan Athletic, he is now itching for a move away from the Wigan club. N'Zogbia - while still on Newcastle's books And it seems the lad has gone on strike at the Lancashire club as  manager Roberto Martinez [.

Kevin Nolan – Wayne Rooney And Scousers Not Really Tough

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Newcastle's new captain Kevin Nolan has come out today and said he doesn't think Rooney is very tough, even given his mean and moody demeanor that he's displayed, since he returned from having another dreadful World Cup for England in South Africa this summer. Wayne Rooney Scouser not really tough The Newcastle captain talked [.

Name Of The Game For Newcastle This Season Is Survival

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Today is a big day for Newcastle fans, as the lads take on the might of Manchester United at Old Trafford, in their first Premier League game of the season. Chris Hughton it will be a tough season Add to that the game is being televised live around the world, and it's perhaps a [...]


Hughton – It’s A Game Nobody Expects Newcastle To Win

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Chris Hughton will manage his very first game in the Premier league tonight as Newcastle's permanent manager as he sends in the troops against the great Manchester United and Alex Ferguson. Sir Alex Ferguson tough test tonight for Newcastle United This is the last game of round one of the Premier League with Liverpool [.

Guthrie Ready To Make His Mark At Newcastle This Season

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Danny Guthrie is one of Newcastle's up and coming players, Â and the lad turns 24 years old this Wednesday. Danny Guthrie - Guthrie said today: "It was a good season for me last year. In the first half of the season I was playing out wide a lot and it is always difficult when your [...]


Marseilles Manager Deschamps Resigned To Losing Ben Arfa

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Marseilles manager Didier Deschamps has had a tough start to the season, after the reigning French Champions suffered a second successive defeat at Valenciennes on Saturday. Didier Deschamps - The 3-2 loss followed their opening day defeat at home by a score 2-1 to Caen. Deschamps told L'Equipe today: "I'm not worried," "The urgency is [.

Newcastle In Late Bid For Algerian Defender

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The Daily Mail is reporting early this morning that Newcastle United are ready to put a spanner in the works of  Fulham's move  to bring Algerian defender Rafik Halliche to Craven Cottage. Rafik Halliche Newcastle in late bid for player The 23-year-old center-back is due to arrive at Fulham for a medical today, before signing [.

Ben Arfa – Newcastle’s Chris Hughton Understands Who I Am

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Ben Arfa has added to the slanging match going on between the Olympique Marseilles club and the player and his representatives today. Ben Arfa Chris Hughton understands me Ben Arfa has not only come out and criticized current Marseilles manager Didier Descahmps, but has also said that Newcastle manager Chris Hughton understands him and [.

Ben Arfa Situation Moving Closer To A Positive Conclusion

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We had mentioned in our report this morning on the Ben Arfa situation that we hoped that common sense would prevail. Ben Arfa only wants to play for Newcastle And by the comments today of Marseilles President Jean-Claude Dassier, that may indeed be the case, as he has said he remains open to talks [.

No More Blow-Ups Or Mayhem At Newcastle Club

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In August two years ago, Newcastle started the season well under then manager Kevin Keegan. Danny Guthrie mayhem wont happen again good With a first game at Old Trafford, there was some trepidation amongst the fans, Â but the lads played well and thoroughly deserved their 1-1 draw, after going ahead in the first [.

Steven Taylor Contract Talks Proving Difficult And Drawn Out

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Steven Taylor's agent has admitted today that the contracxt talks that are ongoing with the Newcastle club are proving to be difficult and drawn out. Steven Taylor contract talks prove difficult The 24-year-old will be out until October with a dislocated shoulder, which he suffered at Carlisle in July, in his first game back [.

All New Newcastle Contracts Include Relegation Pay Cut

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It's what should have been in the players' contracts all along, but at least Newcastle have learned from their mistakes. Mike Ashley covered the wage gap last season News in The People today that all new contracts signed at Newcastle from now on will include a clause that the players will take a cut [.

Let’s Hope Common Sense Finally Reigns In Ben Arfa Saga

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Newcastle target Hatem Ben Arfa has talked to the French Daily L'Equipe, and said he will not play again for Olympique Marseille, as he tries to force through a move to Newcastle United. Hatem Ben Arfa currently in Newcastle The France international has refused to train with his club since returning from International duty [.

Nicky Butt Pays Tribute To Newcastle United And Chris Hughton

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It looks like former Manchester United and Newcastle United midfielder Nicky Butt will be rooting for Chris Hughton at Old Trafford tomorrow night, in the season opener for both Uniteds. Nicky Butt celebrating promotion with his son and daughter And in an interview in The People today he hopes Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will be [.

Chris Hughton – I Want To Prove Everyone Wrong

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Chris Hughton has given a long interview with the News Of  The World today as the Newcastle manager looks forward to kicking his team's season off tomorrow night at Old Trafford. Chris Hughton tough challenges this season Chris Hughton is one of the quiet man of football, but don't equate that with any lack of [.

Newcastle After Everton Striker Victor Anichebe.

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The News Of The World is reporting this morning that Newcastle have approached Everton about signing their forward Victor Anichebe. Victor Anichebe - Newcastle said to be interested It seems to be true that Newcastle manager Chris Hughton wants to add a striker to his squad for the new season, Â before the transfer window closes [.

Newcastle Face Huge Tests In First Two Premier League Games

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As Newcastle fans are only too well aware of their team Newcastle United face a massive first test against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Monday night in the first game of the new Premier League season. Chris Hughton massive first game on Monday night And the second game next weekend at home [.

Wayne Rooney An Injury Doubt For Newcastle Opener

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News this morning that Wayne Rooney is said to be struggling to recover from a hamstring strain, for Newcastle first game back in the Premier League on Monday night. Wayne Rooney - poor form for last 5 months injury doubt? The England striker suffered the injury in the first half of the International friendly [.

Hughton Talks About Newcastle Fans – Those Great People

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Chris Hughton knows very well the Newcastle fans are a huge part of the Newcastle United mystique, as a football club. This is the Newcastle United Football Club Just to give one example if  Ben Arfa is ever spotted in the Newcastle City Center this weekend, there will be absolutely no doubt left in [.

Moncur – Ben Arfa Signing Would Be Real Coup For Newcastle

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There is even more nonsense than we thought surrounding the proposed loan deal with Ben Arfa this morning, Â and Marseilles have said they will resume the business with the Ben Arfa saga on Monday morning. Ben Arfa - holed up in a Newcastle hotel But Monday morning is a long way off to be [...]


Marseilles Object To Newcastle Holding Talks With Ben Arfa

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Marseille's Sporting Director Jose Anigo has warned Newcastle United this morning that it would be a mistake to hold talks with Hatem Ben Arfa, without first agreeing a fee with the French club. Ben Arfa - Marseilles object to Newcastle talks So this plot again thickens when we had thought make that hoped [.

Kevin Nolan Named New Newcastle Captain

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Kevin Nolan has today been appointed the new Newcatsle United captain. Kevin Nolan - new Newcastle United captain Kevin was the overwhelming winner on our vote for Newcastle captain some time ago, getting 63.4% of the votes, beating out Steven Taylor who was second with just 16.4% and it's not much of a surprise [.

Fact: Ben Arfa On Tyneside To Sign – Newcastle Look Golden

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The Newcastle Journal this morning has done an excellent piece of reporting research, and have confirmed that Hatem Ben Arfa was indeed in Newcastle last night to help conclude his season long loan deal to Newcastle. Ben Arfa on Tyneside it wasn't fake after all So it could well be that the fake looking [.

Newcastle’s Challenge Now – How To Handle Ben Arfa

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Now that the excitement of signing Ben Arfa at Newcastle for next season will die down at least a little this weekend, Chris Hughton and some of the senior players at the club need to turn to other things. Ben Arfa mentor needed at Newcastle? We have to turn to Ben Arfa's character and [...]


More Good News – Arévalo Ríos Close To Signing For Magpies

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It's been very good news about Newcastle and Ben Arfa this morning, and the thing that really makes us proud is the way that Chris Hughton and the Newcastle club have handled themselves during this deal. Arévalo Ríos - news that Newcastle are close to a deal As we said earlier Newcastle have looked golden [.

Football Passion Continues To Reign On Tyneside

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Chris Hughton has talked today about the feelgood factor that is persuasive on Tyneside right now, even though those doom and gloomers are never too far away as we all know. Chris Hughton - feelgood factor back on Tyneside Chris talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning: "I certainly hope we are a better [.

Ben Arfa On Tyneside And Ready To Sign?

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Yes we were sent that photo by one of our readers showing Ben Arfar presumably at Newcastle airport today but we know all about the capabilities of modern day photo software and just didn't believe it. Ben Arfa in Newcastle right now? But a remarkable turn of events may indeed be happening, with Ben [.

Alex Ferguson – Give Hughton Credit For Newcastle Promotion

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Manchester United legendary manager Alex Ferguson was speaking today before the Premier League  kick-off for his side against Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Monday night. Sir Alex Ferrguson give Chris Hughton some credit And Alex has said he was surprised how quickly Newcastle United came back to the top flight of English football, following their [.

Ben Arfa A No Show At Meeting With Marseilles Manager

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After the blow-up yesterday, when Hatem Ben Arfa was told his club would not be accepting a loan offer from Newcastle United for this coming season, it appears the French International has missed training for a second day running. Ben Arfa misses meeting with Marseilles manager Didier Deschamps And there is a report today on [.

Joey Barton Reveals All – The Reason Behind That Moustache

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Big news today on the the Newcastle united front, and it has to do with that topic of conversation on Tyneside what on earth is that thing above Joey Barton's lip. Joey Barton item for discussion what's that above his lip And just watch Joey have a stormer on Monday night, because [...]


Williamson Could Turn Out To Be Big Bargain Buy For Newcastle

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Mike Williamson will get the nod on Monday night to partner Fabricio Coloccini in Newcastle's central defense, and one of the players they will be up against is Wayne Rooney. Mike Williamson looks a good player at Newcastle Mike believes that respect has to be given to Rooney, even though he was hopeless for [.

Chris Hughton Talks About The Manchester United Game

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Chris Hughton has done his homework for the upcoming game against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Monday night. Chris Hughton will have lads well prepared for Red Devils Chris has admitted he was at the Community Shield game last Sunday at Wembley where the Red Devils took on the Champions Chelsea, and [.

Marseilles President – Newcastle Not A Good Choice For Ben Arfa

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The deal for Newcastle to take Hatem Ben Arfa to Newcastle seems to have collapsed, but the player still wants to come to Tyneside and is trying to force the deal through. Hatem Ben Arfa on strike at Marseilles? News last night was that Hatem has said he never wants to play for Marseilles [...]


Leon Best May Have Ruptured Ankle Ligaments

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News yesterday that Newcastle United striker Leon Best is almost certainly out of Monday night's PL season-opener at Manchester United. Leon Best may have ruptured ankle ligaments It seems the Newcastle United striker has suffered some kind of ankle injury during training on Tuesday. There are reports that  Best may have ruptured his ankle [.

Chris Hughton Not Sure What Lies Ahead For Newcastle

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This season will be a monumental task for Chris Hughton to keep Newcastle United in the Premier League. Chris Hughton thinking on the positive side But Chris was very successful last season, in his very first season in charge as a football manager, and he again is sticking to his guns, and being positive and [.

Speculation On Newcastle Manager Job Doesn’t Bother Hughton

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Chris Hughton is top of the pops the favorite  - to be the first Premier League manager to be relieved of his duties when the season kicks off tomorrow. Chris Hughton huge task ahead And now that Martin O'Neill is back looking for a job,  having just resigned from Aston Villa, Hughton will need [.

Sol Campbell Slowly Getting Back To Full Fitness

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Chris Hughton will take no chances at all with Sol Campbell's return to fitness, and he will certainly not rush the former England International back. Chris with Sol when the former Arsenal defender signed for the Magpies The defender, who turns 36 next month, Â is on a personalised fitness program to return him to full [.

Chris Hughton Still Hopeful Of New Players Arriving

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Chris Hughton is still working hard to bring in new players to Newcastle before the transfer window closes at the end of the month. Chris Hughton still very hopeful of new players arriving While Newcastle have come to a halt with the Ben Arfa deal, at least at the moment, they are very sensibly refusing [.

Carroll Talks About Newcastle Shirt, England And Manchester United

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Andy Carroll has given an interview today to the Evening Chronicle and he covers lots of different subjects in this rather long interview. Andy Carroll - Newcastle number 9 this season Carroll told the Evening Chronicle today: "Getting the No 9 shirt has been great, but no matter what number I wear I want to [.

Marseilles President Says Ben Arfa Not Joining Newcastle United

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Sky Sports is reporting tonight that Marseilles President Jean-Claude Dassier is saying that midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa will not be signing on a season long loan deal for Premier League club Newcastle. Ben Arfa - now staying at Marseilles? The 23-year-old France international has been heavily linked with a move to Newcastle over the last several [.

Hughton Backs Financial Structure And Stability At Newcastle

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Over 5,000 fans turned up to an open day at St James'Â Park yesterday, to watch Chris Hughton and the other Newcastle coaches put the players through their paces. Chris Hughton a sensible manager And Hughton has insisted in an interview given after the training, that his current squad is indeed good enough to survive [.

Where In The World In Hatem Ben Arfa

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Rather embarrassing news again for French football tonight, Â with news that Newcastle loan target Hatem Ben Arfa has walked out on his club Marseilles. Hatem Ben Arfa where has this lad gone? There are reports out of France tonight, that the midfielder returned from international duty today, after scoring France's goal in a 2-1 [.

Bellamy Still A Little Baby – Not Wanted At Newcastle

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We have seen a number of comments on the site that Newcastle should sign Craig Bellamy from Manchester City this month. Craig Bellamy they're all against me inoccent little me Craig Bellamy, always too self-centered and outspoken, has said recently he has been victimized by his Eastlands'Â club, from manager Roberto Mancini to just [.

Edmundsson Scores Against Estonia – Coloccini, Jonas Uninjured

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Newcastle's new young  midfielder,  Jóan Símun Edmundsson, scored his first International goal last night, and indeed the first goal of the 2012 European Championships. Jóan Símun Edmundsson scored last night for the Faroe Islands However Estonia scored two late goals, both coming after the 90 minute mark, and the Faroe Islands went down 2-1.

James Perch Undaunted By Manchester United Game

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James Perch is just one player at Newcastle who is currently untested in the Premier League. James Perch savvy signing by Newcastle? But this first signing of the summer form Nottingham Forest will get every chance early in the season to nail down the right back spot on Tyneside, as Danny Simpson is injured [.

Newcastle Visit Accrington Stanley In Carling Cup

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Accrington Stanley will now be looking forward to one of the biggest games in their history, after getting the famous Newcastle United club at home, in the second round of the Carling Cup. The League Two side, who are based in Accrington, Lancashire (that's a surprise), and founded in 1968,  beat Doncaster Rovers to earn the home [.

Blackburn’s Jason Roberts Linked With Newcastle

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Newcastle are being linked with Blackburn Rover's Jason Roberts today. Jason Roberts could add some experience to Newcastle strike force And the player himself has admitted that he might have to leave Ewood Park if he wants to play regular first team football this coming season. Jason is no doubt very experienced, but at 32 doesn't [.

Are Newcastle After Jean-Eudes Maurice – We Hope Not

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There is a report out today that Newcastle may be interested in PSG's 24 year-old forward Jean-Eudes Maurice. Jean-Eudes Maurice Newcastle interested? The Alfortville-born forward has played precious few times for PSG, and last season made only 3 starts, but had 20 additional appearances for PSG as a substitute, but with just a single [.

Kevin Nolan Remembers Brilliant Win At Old Trafford

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Kevin Nolan has nice memories of having won at Old Trafford and not only that but he scored one of the goals when Bolton beat Manchester United 2-1 in 2001. Kevin Nolan has won at Old Trafford before And Kevin was only 19 at the time, and his goal just stunned the Red Devils, [...]


Marseilles Put Block On Potential Ben Arfa Loan Deal

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News today in the Newcastle Journal that Newcastle United may have suffered a bit of a setback,  in their bid to sign Hatem Ben Arfa on loan from French Champions Marseilles. Ben Arfa - deal held up Newcastle officials believe the French club have tried to start a bidding war for the services of their 23 [.

Three Players Needed And Only Twenty Days Left

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Newcastle have so far brought in James Perch, Dan Gosling and Sol Campbell to strengthen the ranks for our return to the Premier League next season. James Perch Newcastle's first signing this summer But we still need at least three more players and we have only until the end of the month. The deal with [.

Hughton – Barton Looks Like A New Player For Us

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We have said a few times that Joey Barton will be  key player for Newcastle this season,  but the Liverpudlian needs to somehow stay fit for the full season,  and if he can do that he can make a tremendous contribution to the Magpies next season. Joey Barton when he didn't have a mustache [...]


Newcastle Give Trial To Chelsea’s 17 Year-Old Billy Knott

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News in the Evening Chronicle today that Newcastle are giving a trial to Billy Knott, who is a left sided midfielder or left back, and has been recently released by the London club. Billy Knott on trial at Newcastle Billy is just 17 and turns 18 come November, and he is a very talented [...]


Joey Barton So Looking Forward To Next Monday Night

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You cannot say that Joey Barton doesn't have confidence in his own ability. Joey Barton - with new mustache And since the 27 year-old has returned from injury earlier this year, he's been interviewed frequently, and has been as positive as can be about both himself and the Newcastle club. Joey Barton talked to the [.

Newcastle In Bid For Turkish International

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There were reports in the French Press yesterday that Newcastle have bid for 23 year-old PSG striker, Mevlut Erding. Mevlut Erding Newcastle bid again for Turkish International The reports suggest that Newcastle bid around £5M for the player and this is not the first time we've been linked with the Turkish International this summer [.

Good News – Alan Smith Fit Again

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It's still possible that Alan Smith could play some part in next Monday night's first PL game at Old Trafford. Alan Smith - back playing again today The mystery of Alan missing out on the last couple of games was explained today by manager Chris Hughton. Indeed the midfielder played in a behind- closed-doors friendly [.

Jonas Gutierrez To Have Busy Week

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A long interview with Jonas Gutierrez today in the Evening Chronicle the only representative we had in this summer's World Cup. Jonas Gutierrez in action for Argentina Jonas Gutierrez' first game for Newcastle was two years ago at Old Trafford and the Argentine winger looked great. He was probably Newcastle's best player in [.

Scare Over Dan Gosling Knee Injury

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There's been a bit of a scare with new signing Dan Gosling's knee, after he has seemingly aggravated the injury. Dan Gosling - hiccup with recovery from knee injury Dan suffered the injury when playing for Everton against Wolves at the end of March, Â when he clashed with American goalkeeper Marcus Hanneman.

Ben Arfa On The Brink Of Signing For Newcastle

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Newcastle appear to be so close to signing the much sought after French midfielder Hatem Ban Arfa, but the deal is not done yet. Hatem Ben Arfa - on brink of signing for Newcastle While the player is preparing with the French squad for their upcoming game against Norway, it's understood the player has already [.

Nile Ranger Has So Many Suitors

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Blackpool have made a verbal enquiry to take Nile Range on loan to Bloomfield Road next season, but that's as far as it has gone so far. Nile Ranger - great striker in the making? Blackpool, who are odds on favorites to be relegated this season have found it difficult to attract players to their [...

Marseilles President Denies Ben Arfa Deal Done With Newcastle

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There doesn't really seem to be too much new news coming through today on the situation with Marseilles player Ben Arfa arriving on loan at Newcastle. Ben Arfa Newcastle deal still in the offing The Newcastle Journal had reported that the two clubs had reached agreement yesterday but apparently Marseilles  President Jean-Claude Dassier yesterday went [.

Newcastle Still Assessing Carroll Back Injury

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It's a little worrying that Andy Carroll felt his back in the first half at Rangers on Saturday afternoon, and was replaced at half time by Shola Ameobi as a precaution. Andy Carroll Newcastle still assessing his back injury Newcastle withdrew Andy yesterday from the England U21 squad to play Uzbekistan tonight,  as a further precaution, [.

Kevin Nolan Empathizes With And Admires Newcastle Fans

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We expect Kevin Nolan to become the Newcastle United captain some time this week, and just one of the reasons he deserves the honor is his empathy and admiration of the loyal Newcastle fans. Kevin Nolan empathy with Newcastle fans And Nolan is backing Newcastle United to succeed in the Premier League – and that's [.

Who Is Hatem Ben Arfa?

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Hatem Ben Arfa is a French International of Tunisian descent, who plays at Ligue 1 club Olympique de Marseilles, and hopefully will be coming on a season long loan deal to  Newcastle United. Hatem Ben Arfa -  23 year old 5'11″ winger or central midfielder Ben Arfa plays as a winger, usually on the left [.

Steven Taylor To Miss Out On Newcastle First Team Squad?

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The Premier League clubs have to provide a list of 25 players for their first team squad, and Steven Taylor may not be in that list for Newcastle, according to a report in yesterday's People. Steven Taylor not included in Magpies' 25 man squad? The former England Under-21 captain is expected to be out [.

Why Is Hughton Leaving It So Late To Name Newcastle Captain?

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Fabricio Coloccini was given the captaincy last Tuesday night, against his former side Deportivo, and it was another fitting gesture from Newcastle manager Chris Hughton. Thanks Fab! Coloccini was one of the stars of last season, and showed his commitment to Newcastle with some rousing displays in the Championship.

Barton And Campbell Vital Players For Newcastle This Season

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Two players at Newcastle whose form could decide how the Magpies do next season are Joey Barton and new signing Sol Campbell. Joey Barton Sol Campbell is a great signing Joey,  because we all know that when he"s fit and playing, the Liverpool lad can be a terrific player and passer of the ball, and [.

Newcastle Reported To Be After Kevin Prince Boateng

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There are rumors, and that's all they are at the moment, that Newcastle United may be interested in putting in a bid for Portsmouth attacking midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng. Kevin Prince Boateng - Newcastle interested? Boateng, who is just 23, had a good World Cup for Ghana, and is already a target for Serie A [.

England Better Pick Carroll Soon – Or He’ll Play For Scotland

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We were hoping that Newcastle's 21 year old striker Andy Carroll would get a call-up for the England squad for the game next week against Hungary, but Andy wasn't included. Andy Carroll will wear number 9 shirt this season at Newcastle But England had better include this 6'4″ striker soon, otherwise he may elect [.

Deal Agreed To Bring Ben Arfa To Newcastle

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Good news this morning that Newcastle have agreed a loan deal in principle,  for Marseilles skillful midfielder, Hatem Ben Arfa to come to Newcastle for next season according to today's Newcastle Journal. Ben Arfa loan deal agreed in principle between both clubs It will cost the Newcastle club  £ 800K  for the French International [.

Hughton – We Cannot Cope Without New Players Arriving

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Chris Hughton has today admitted that without new players arriving in the summer transfer window, Newcastle could be too stretched with their current squad. Chris Hughton - needs more players coming in And Chris could still be looking to strengthen the back four, and after watching Manchester United score three goals against Chelsea yesterday, that may [.

Hughton Not Worried That Carroll Didn’t Score In Pre-Season

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Chris Hughton is not to concerned about the pre-season games, and he thinks they have served their purpose. Andy Carroll no goals in pre-season Chris believes like a lot of managers, that the friendly games are more about fitness work and getting the lads playing well together, than about winning and scoring goals.

Peter Lovenkrands – A Class Act

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Peter Løvenkrands returned to a hero's welcome at Ibrox last Saturday, and then scored within a minute of coming on with his first touch of the match. Peter Lovenkrands acknowledges crowd ovation on Saturday That was just to let the great Rangers'  supporters know this lad still knows where the back of the net [.

Newcastle Must Strengthen Squad Before The End Of August

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Even after watching this listless showing, Hughton played down the need for a Chris Hughton was as diplomatic as ever following Newcastle's 2-1 defeat at Ibrox yesterday afternoon. Hughton some positives came out of the defeat While Newcastle played some nice looking football yesterday, there was hardly any cutting edge in attack, until Peter Lovenkrands [.

Ben Arfa To Newcastle Tuesday Or Wednesday Next Week

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The Ben Arfa saga seems to be coming to some conclusion, and we have to hope that he arrives next week on Tyneside. Ben Arfa - arriving at Newcastle Tuesday or Wednesday next week? There is news that Liverpool may be after the player but on a permanent move, but we suspect this may [...]


Hughton Wants At Least Two More Players In At Newcastle

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It's obvious to most observers after yesterday's 2-1 defeat at Ibrox, Â that Newcastle must strengthen in midfield and up front before the end of the transfer window. Chris Hughton - wants at least two more players in before end of August And it's not surprising there are rumors today linking us again with Hatem Ben [.

Hughton – We’ll Be Ready For The Start Of The Season

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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton admitted it was not good to lose the last pre-season friendly, Â before having to take on the mighty Manchester United a week tomorrow at Old Trafford. Peter Lovenkrands - made a difference yesterday Chris spoke rhetorically after the game yesterday: "Do I think we are ready?

Liverpool Enter The Race To Sign Ben Arfa

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News this Sunday morning that Liverpool are considering a move for Marseilles winger Hatem Ben Arfa. Ben Arfa - Liverpool in for this player? The forward has been linked with a loan move to Newcastle United in recent weeks, but Roy Hodgson is looking to increase his attacking options and sees the 23 year-old as [.

Rangers 2 Newcastle 1 – Video Highlights

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Rangers 2 Newcastle 1 Video Here's another video of the game.


Lovenkrand Scores But Newcastle Lose At Rangers

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Newcastle went down 2-1 to Rangers at Ibrox this afternoon, and although it was a poor result, the performance was fairly decent. Newcastle kept the ball well in stretches of the game, but the Magpies lacked any penetration in the final third of the pitch, and hardly looked like they had any  cutting edge up [.

Barton And Guthrie Both Start For Newcastle

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Chris Hughton is fielding his strongest side to start this afternoon's game against Glasgow Rangers. Chris Hughton has named the side that will likely start a week on Monday against Manchester United in the first league game of the Premier League. Andy Carroll is the lobe up front lone striker, with Kevin Nolan playing just [.

Newcastle Players Stay In Touch With Their Passionate Fans

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Football clubs and their players have a huge influence on the towns in which they play. This is what it was all about Thursday the new strips And that is so true at Newcastle where the fans are known for their phenomenal support of Newcastle United. That was true in the 1950s when my [...]


Newcastle Now Leading The Chase For Ben Arfa Loan

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Olympique Marseilles manager wants to bring in new players before the French season starts, but manager Didier Deschamps has been told he must first reduce the club's wage bill. Ben Arfa - loan deal to Newcastle? And that could be good news for Newcastle as Marseilles may be ready to lend out their 23 year-old [.

Hughton – Our Tactics Must Be Spot On Next Season

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Hughton seems to understand the game of football well, and he knows some of the tactics that were  so successful last season in the Championship will just not work against the top sides in the English Premier League. Chris Hughton - tactics will need to be spot on And Chris says that some of the [..

James Perch – I Feel Really Settled And Happy On Tyneside

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James Perch was Chris Hughton's first signing this summer, and the Newcastle chief got his man after only narrowly missing out on the player in January. James Perch settled on Tyneside is that a Presley impersonation? Chris Hughton came out this morning and talked about the Newcastle defense being so important next season, [.

Newcastle Move To Plan B After Cleverley Stays At Red Devils

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There was a report earlier this week that Wigan had won the race to sign the Manchester United winger Tom Cleverly on loan for the season. Tom Cleverley staying at Red Devils But now we learn that wasn't even accurate, as news yesterday that  Alex Ferguson will be keeping Tom art Old Trafford next [.

Coloccini And Gutierrez Both Named In Argentine Squad

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It's good news today that both Jonas Gutierrez and Fabricio Coloccini have been called up for the Argentina national squad that will meet Ireland next week. Coloccini - rightly recalled to Argentina squad Both Newcastle players were named in the squad and in our opinion rightly so (yes we could be just [.

Jose Enrique Determined To Get Good Start To Season

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Jose Enrique was one of the players helping to sell the new Puma black and white striped strip, that went on sale yesterday. Jose Enrique seems confident about new seaosn And from what we could see the sale was a huge success on Tyneside with fans snapping up the new strips off the [...]


Xisco Still Trying To Make An Impact At Newcastle

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Chirs Hughton, the Newcastle manager has used 24 year-old Xisco in three of the pre-season friendlies so far, and the Spanish striker may get another chance at Ibrox tomorrow. Xisco - may get another chance tomorrow But Chris Hughton still admits it will be tough for the £5.7M buy from Deportivo two years ago, to [.

Newcastle After Bayern Munich Striker?

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There is news today coming out of Lancashire, that Newcastle United may be interested in Deniz Yilmaz of Bayern Munich. Deniz Yilmaz - are Newcastle interested? The report is really about Sam Allardyce's Blackburn Rovers, and the fact they will need to pay out a whopping £700K for the Turkish striker.

Peter Lovenkrands Having Best Pre-Season For A Long Time

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It seems that Peter Lovenkrands is having one of his best pre-seasons for a long long time and the former Glasgow Rangers forward is confident about the upcoming season. Peter Lovenkrands having an excellent pre-season Peter in fact has appeared in all four of Newcastle's matches in this pre-season, and will be almost certain [.

Last year at this time, the day before our first Championship game in 16 years,

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Last year at this time, the day before our first Championship game in 16 years, against WBA, the Newcastle fans didn't really know what to expect. And as it turns out, this season is not much different right now, with a number of Newcastle fans thinking we will do well to just survive in the [...]


German Club May Beat Newcastle In Race For Ben Arfa

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Newcastle may be about to step out of the race to sign France international Hatem Ben Arfa. Ben Arfa could be going to 1899 Hoffenheim The Marseilles midfielder will apparently cost £6M for an outright transfer and it looks like Newcastle are trying to get him on loan for a season with an option [.

Are Newcastle Close To Signing Uruguayan Egidio Arevalo?

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We had an article on Arevallo Rios a little while ago,  and the news then was that the player had been offered to Newcastle for around £2M. Egídio Arévalo Ríos - Uroguayan World Cup defensive midfielder Rios played defensive midfield for Uruguay in their very successful world cup campaign, and Greek club Olympiakos were in talks [.

Gutierrez Glad To Be Back Playing For Newcastle Again

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Jonas Gutierrez is of course back on Tyneside getting fit, after his adventures playing for Argentina in the World Cup in South Africa over  the summer. Jonas Gutierrez will play some part on Saturday in Glasgow Jonas told the Evening Chronicle today: "Playing for Diego Maradona was a big honor for me.

Newcastle Defenders Have A Few Games To Prove Their Worth

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After watching Mike Williamson perform admirably in the game against PSV last Saturday we thought the former Watford man  would be a certainty to partner Fabricio Coloccini in central defense against Manchester United a week on Monday. Mike Williamson will have a few games to show his worth But then up stepped James Perch on [.

Newcastle Continue Talks For Marseilles’ Hatem Ben Arfa

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It seems no secret that Olympique Marseille player Hatem Ben Arfa is a Newcastle target and that the Newcastle club are currently negotiating for the  transfer of the 23 year-old. Hatem Ben Arfa talks continue with Marseilles It has been widely reported that Newcastle are in solid negotiations for the player, and that was [.

Spurs Not Interested In Djalo – But Are Newcastle?

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With the news in the last couple of days that Tottenham were the favored club to sign Sporting Lisbon's Yannick Djalo, Harry Redknapp has today said the London club are not interested in the 24 year-old. Yannick Djalo - are Newcastle after this player? Djalo's agent had said that Tottenham were the favored club to sign the [.

James Perch Such A Big Joey Barton Fan

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James Perch has looked good in pre-season, Â both when he's played at right back as he did against PSV, and as a central defender as he did at Deportivo on Tuesday night. James Perch - backing Joey Barton today We're hoping James will turn out to be a bargain buy for the Magpies and [...]


Newcastle Miss Out On Cleverley – Joins Wigan On Loan

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Disappointing news this morning that Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley will spend the season on loan at Wigan. Tom Cleverley joins Wigan on loan That's a bit of a surprise but we have to think one reason Wigan won out is that manager Roberto Martinez could guarantee a start fr the Old Trafford youngster.

Joey Barton A Big Player For Newcastle

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Deportivo players were more than unhappy not to win the game on Tuesday night, against a good Newcastle side, and they looked devastated as they left the field following their defeat. Joey Barton - good game against Deportivo Joey Barton was fully involved in the game in Spain, and missed a penalty after 86 minutes, but [.

When The Going Gets Tough Newcastle Turn It Up A Notch

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Joey Barton had a big part to play in last night's game, both good and bad he was the hero and villain. Joey Barton delighted with win He missed a penalty after 86 minutes that could have won us the game, but then hit the 5th successive successful penalty to seal the win [...]


Spurs And Newcastle In For Yannick Djalo

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Spurs have opened talks over the £4M signing of Portugal striker Yannick Djalo from Sporting Lisbon, according to the Daily Mirror. Yannick Djalo Spurs and Newcastle after the striker Spurs were in Lisbon last night to play a friendly against Portuguese Champions Benfica, who are short of money, and it could be they made [.

Hughton Delighted With Result And Performance Of Newcastle

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Chris Hughton seemed very pleased with both the performance  and the result last night, and this Newcastle team seems made of sterner stuff than the team that took the club down to the Championship some 15 months ago. Chris Hughton - pleased by win and performance Chris Hughton seemed buoyed by the result as he [.

Arsenal’s Henri Lansbury Available – Will Newcastle Move?

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News this morning that Newcastle and West Brom have been informed that Arsenal's Henri Lansbury will go out on loan next season. Henri Lansbury - will Newcastle move? The Arsenal central midfielder wants first-team football next season, and it will be interesting to see if Newcastle move in for the impressive youngster, who made his debut [.

Deportivo 0 Newcastle 0 – Magpies Win 5-3 On Penalties

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It's just one game for the trophy of course, but it could be said that Chris Hughton has won his second piece of silverware in the space of four months but we'll not say that. Newcastle should have won the game in the 90 minutes but Joey Barton surprisingly missed from the penalty spot [...]


Watch The Penalties That Won It For Newcastle – Video

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Deportivo 0 Newcastle 0 Penalty Shoot Out For some reason Peter Lovenkrand's first penalty is missing but he scored!


Xisco Starts – Coloccini Captains Newcastle

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Spanish striker Xisco starts tonight against his former team Deportivo La Coruna. As he has done the last couple of times out, Â Xisco will play on the left-hand side of midfield, and former Deportivo player Fabricio Coloccini captains the Newcastle side on his return to the Riazor. James Perch starts at center-back, and Wayne Routledge [.

Newcastle Reported To Have Had £4M Bid For Ben Arfa Rejected

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Well, would you believe it, Newcastle are reported to have had an initial bid for Olympique Marseille winger Hatem Ben Arfa rejected by the French club. Ben Arfa initial Newcastle bid rejected? This is according to reports in France, but of course these have been wrong in the past, so we cannot necessarily believe [.

Championship Club Could Be Best Option For Kazenga LuaLua

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Brighton manager Gus Poyet has threatened to pull out of a deal to sign Kazenga LuaLua, if he cannot reach an agreement with Newcastle very soon. Kazenga LuaLua - Brighton getting a little shirty OK so LuaLua will probably not arrive at Brighton for next season, because Chris Hughton is rightly taking his time [.

Nolan Wants As Many Goals As Possible Next Season

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It seems like Kevin Nolan is again after the goals this coming season for Newcastle, and of course Kevin used to score regularly for Bolton when he was captain of the Lancashire club. Kevin Nolan wants more goals next season And news today that he could even start next season in his role playing [.

Nolan Wants As Many Goals As He Can Get Next Season

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It weseems like Kevin Nolan is again after the goals this coming season for Newcastle, and of course Kevin jused to score regularly for Bolton when he was captain of the Lancashire club. Kevin Nolan wants more goals next season And news today that he could even start next season in his role playing [.

Hughton – It’s Now Up To Coloccini To Show What He Can Do

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Fabricio Coloccini had a difficult season in the Premier League when he signed from Deportivo for around £10.5M in August of 2008. Coloccini wonder who just scored? But last season Coloccini was great in England's second division, and has another year under his belt in the physical football leagues of England.

Williamson Happy To Learn From Both Coloccini And Campbell

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26-year-old Mike Williamson had an excellent game on Saturday against PSV, especially in the second half, Â and he is a no-nonsense type of defender who will no doubt learn greatly from the vast experience of Sol Campbell this season. Mike Williamson - good game Saturday Mike told us he learned an awful lot from the [.

Are Newcastle About To Announce Tom Cleverley Signed On Loan?

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There is news that this week is the deadline week for Tom Cleverley and his club  Manchester United, to choose the Premier League club Tom will play at next season. Tom Cleverley about to sign for Newcastle on loan? And the two clubs mentioned the most are Blackpool and Newcastle United,  with the favorite [.

Kazenga LuaLua Likely To Be Sent Out On Loan Next Season

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Chris Hughton is ready to send Kazenga LuaLua away on loan for the season, Â to give the 19 year-old promising young player first team action. Kazenga LuaLua - out on loan next season Kazenga made a brief appearance for Newcastle on Saturday against PSV, and Chris Hughton thinks he needs first team action to further [.

Joey Barton Such An Important Player For Magpies

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Chris Hughton is looking forward to the return of Joey Barton in Newcastle's central midfield during pre-season. Joey Barton yes we did it! Newcastle will play at Deportivo La Coruna tonight, and Joey Barton is expected to start that game, and maybe play the full 90 minutes. Joey looked in very good form when [.

Sol Campbell Shoots For The Stars – And Europe

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It looks like Sol Campbell will miss Newcastle's next three games against Deportivo La Coruña in Spain tonight, Saturday's trip to Glasgow Rangers, and the Premier League opener at Manchester United on August 16th. Sol Campbell - with his number 5 shirt Sol says he expects to be much fitter in a couple of weeks [.

It’s Unfair Criticism Of Campbell – But What’s New?

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Being a professional footballer cannot be easy especially if you read the gossip press because quite honestly there's a lot of made-up stuff in them. Sol Campbell - which paunch? And it was a little over the top to call Sol Campbell  fat we couldn't see any signs of any paunch or [...]


Leon Best Starting To Show What He’s Made Of

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Newcastle have six strikers fighting it out in pre-season, and it's fairly obvious that one or two of these will be loaned out for next season. Leon Best will get his chance this season? However, we have to think the likely two to be loaned out are Xisco and young Nile Ranger, and we [...]


Xisco Gaining Support In His Bid To Succeed At Newcastle

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Xisco is doing his very best to try to make it on his second go-around at the Newcastle United club a success. Xisco - we hope this lad makes it at Newcastle Xisco arrived on the last day of the transfer market in 2008 for £2.7M from Deportivo, and Kevin Keegan knew nothing about it. [...]


Ryan Taylor The Star Man On Saturday

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Ryan Taylor may be a utility player at Newcastle, but many more performances like the competent one he put in on Saturday afternoon, will get him a starting place at Newcastle -Â somewhere. Ryan Taylor - very good performance on Saturday a goal and an assist Ryan played on the right wing and was instrumental [.

Tim Krul Pushing Steve Harper For Goalkeeper Jersey

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One of the highlights of the game on Saturday was the competent performance of 22 year-old Dutch keeper Tim Krul in the second half. Tim Krul big push to be number one Tim started off by making a terrific point-blank save from the dangerous Dzsudzsak on 61 minutes, and then handled one or two [...]


Lots Of Positives To Take Out Of PSV Game For Newcastle

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There were some positive things Chris Hughton could take out of the game on Saturday, and even for the doom and gloomers there was also some good ammunition, especially in that woeful first half. Chris Hughton lots of positives in Saturday's game One big positive was the attitude of the Newcastle players, who just [.

Leon Best Getting To Grips Now At Newcastle

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Leon Best scored another well taken goal on Saturday as he put home a great cross from a free-kick by Ryan Taylor, who also scored the first goal. Leon Best second pre-season goal on Saturday great! Leon had a hard time of it when he joined last January and one of the things [...]


Newcastle Working Hard To Bring More Players To The Club

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Newcastle have done quite well so far in their acquisition of new players to strengthen the squad ready for the Premier League next season. Chris Hughton - wants more players in over next couple of weeks Two good free transfers in Sol Campbell and Dan Gosling, and also a small fee paid to Nottingham Forest [.

Hughton Shifting Strikers Around To Give Them A Game

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We have six decent strikers at the club in Andy Carroll, Peter Lovenkrands, Shola Ameobi, Leon Best, Xisco and young 19 year-old Nile Ranger. Nile Ranger - playing wide on right And in order to give these lads a try-out Hughton has been playing them out wide with Xisco playing out on the left, [...

Krul – Magpies Have Made Some Cracking Signings This Summer

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We have to say we like Tim Krul a lot not only because he's a great young goalkeeper in the making but he just loves being at Newcastle, and of course he just signed a four year contract extension, to stay on Tyneside. Tim Krul - great young goalkeeper in the making And Krul [...]


Xisco Looking Much Better At Newcastle

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Xisco was one of  the substitutes who transformed a poor Newcastle in the first half ,  into something that gave the fans a little hope for next season. Xisco can he make it at Newcastle? Newcastle didn't turn up in the first half and PSV were much the better side and deserved their 2-0 interval lead but [.

Newcastle Or Blackpool – Tough Decision For Tom Cleverley

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There is news today that Manchester United right winger midfielder Tom Cleverley is to decide this coming week, whether to join Blackpool or Newcastle on a season-long loan deal. Tom Cleverley Newcastle or Blackpool? That must be a tough decision for Cleverley to make but let's face it, there's  a huge difference in the [.

Newcastle Club Still Being Rehabilitated Under Chris Hughton

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Chris Hughton has again talked about the miracle of last season, and points to the last day of the transfer market as a pivotal day for the Newcastle club. Chris Hughton working on next phase of Newcastle rebuilding That's when Chris was sure, for the first time, what his squad would be,  and he brought in [.

Does Sol Campbell Really Have An Expanded Waistline?

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Some of the pictures in the papers showing Sol Campbell back in training at Newcastle seemed to show he had put on some weight during the summer. Sol Campbell - expanded waistline? Sol had only just returned form his honymoon so should have been in even better shape then before isn't how that [..

Are Newcastle Still Interested In Jlloyd Samuel?

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Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle said yesterday that Newcastle United have not followed up their initial interest in defender Jlloyd Samuel. Jlloyd Samuel - are Newcastle still after this player? But Owen has not given up on being able to do a deal with the famous Magpies club, and has already informed the player of [.

Newcastle Offered Uruguayan World Cup Star For £2M

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News today in the Sunday Sun that Newcastle United have been offered a £2M deal for Uruguayan World Cup star Egidio Arevalo. Egidio Arevalo available for £2M It seems that Penarol have allowed a group of Argentinian businessmen, who own a part of his part of his contract, to make an approach to Newcastle [.