Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2011

Alan Pardew’s BBC Interview After Liverpool Game – Video

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Alan Pardew said the second goal was the turning point in tonight's game, which came after 67 minutes and it was the second goal by by former Newcastle player Craig Bellamy. The two managers at tonight's game Here is Alan's interview he gave to the BBC immediately after the game. Alan was disappointed by the second goal as Newcastle had played well in those first [.

More Talk Of Emmanuel Mayuka Coming To Newcastle Next Month

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Newcastle have been linked in the last few days with Young Boys striker Emmanuel Mayuka. Emmanuel Mayuka 21 year-old 5'10″ striker at The 21 year-old 5'10″ striker says that Newcastle are a dream club, and of course he'd love to join Newcastle United (who wouldn't). But whether there's any truth in this we don't know, but [.

Liverpool 3 Newcastle 1 – Magpies Second Best

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Liverpool deserved only their fourth home win of the season tonight, when they beat a mediocre Newcastle  side 3-1 at Anfield, after the scores had been tied at 1-1 at the half. Newcastle offered no threat up front all night, and Demba Ba was hardly in the game and starved of service, although he still almost scored in the second half after 68 minutes, when he chipped the ball [.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player At Liverpool?

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Let us know who you think was Newcastle's best player at Liverpool tonight.


Haris Vuckic Starts In Place Of Leon Best At Liverpool

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There 's a bit of a shock in the team to play Liverpool tonight, with 19 year-old Haris Vuckic coming into the starting line-up. Vuckic comes in for Leon Best up front, as the only change to the starting line-up from the the team that beat Bolton on Monday, and we have to think that [...]


Liverpool vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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There's no doubt it will be a tough game tonight at Anfield, but with just a little bit of luck Newcastle can take something out of this game. The news is that Newcastle have not won at Anfield since way back 1994, so it's time for a win, but a draw would also be good result [...]


Newcastle’s Poor Anfield Form Doesn’t Worry Pardew

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The next two games for Newcastle are against two of England's most famous clubs Liverpool and Manchester United. Alan Pardew let's hope he's smiling like this after the game tonight! Those two clubs have between them won the European Cup or European Champions League a total of eight times, with Liverpool wining five of them and more than any other English cClub.

Will Newcastle Increase Bid For West Ham’s James Tomkins?

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It's probably not new news, but it's being reported that Newcastle need to raise their bid for Jame Tomkins if West Ham are to sell. James Tomkins of West Ham That came from West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, but he seemed to be saying the same thing early last week, as Newcastle had a £2.5M bid turned down [.

Ben Arfa’s Sublime Skills Will Pay Off For Newcastle United

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Ben Arfa is one of those players Newcastle just love to watch. Ben Arfa scores sublime goal at Bolton And it seems that Newcastle fans have already taken the French international to their hearts, especially after his terrible time over the last year with his double leg fracture, and it's his left leg too the one he uses and [.

Jason Prior Still In Shock At Newcastle Trial

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It could become quite a story if Jason Prior gets a contract at Newcastle. Jason Prior Bognor Regis number 9 still in shock We ran the story yesterday, and had a little bit of fun with it, but the 23 year-old Bognor Regis striker is still in shock, that he will be getting a [...]


Give Obertan Time And He’ll Come Good, Very Good, At Newcastle

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We think Grabriel Obertan can become an excellent right winger for Newcastle. Gabriel Obertan at Newcastle Don't forget that when Obertan signed for Manchester United in the summer of 2009 from Bordeaux, when he was just 20, he was hailed as a future great player, and certainly he has lots of skill and pace.

Enrique Wants Good Reception From Fans – Not Much Chance Of That

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The Liverpool full-back José Enrique says he is hoping for a good reception from Newcastle fans tonight at Anfield, but we doubt he will get one. Jose Enrique while at Newcastle We could be wrong on that, but we'd be surprised if Jose gets anything like a good reception from Newcastle fans at the game.

Pardew’s Success At Newcastle – In His First Year In Charge

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Alan Pardew is talking about stability at Newcastle United today. Alan Pardew has generated almost instant success this season The word stability was never used in the same sentence when Freddy Shepherd was Chairman of the club,  from late 1997 until the summer of 2007, when Mike Ashley purchased the club outright.

Demba Ba – I Like Living In Newcastle Very Much

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Demba Ba is fast becoming a folk hero at the Newcastle club. Great shot of Demba Ba after scoring on Monday afternoon at Bolton Ba is fast becoming another great striker at Newcastle, and we've had some great ones in the past including Hughie Gallagher, Jackie Milburn, Malcolm MacDonald and Alan Shearer.

Hatem Ben Arfa Can Get The Job Done For Newcastle

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Newcastle will have a challenge when their top striker Demba Ba goes off to represent his country Senegal, in the African Cup of Nations next month. Ben Arfa after scoring first goal at Bolton on Monday But the strikers who will be left, Shola Ameobi, Peter Lovenkrands and Leon Best are the ones who had to step up the plate in February, after Andy Carroll had left for [.

Newcastle Are Too Smart Not Too Small For Olivier Giroud

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There was news circulating yesterday that Montpelier owner Louis Nicollin has said Newcastle are too small a club for striker Olivier Giroud. Olivier Giroud - Montpellier striker There was news that Newcastle may be interested in the striker, but that he would not come cheap and that Newcastle may have to go up to £10M,  if they were really interested in him.

Alan Pardew Would Take Carroll Back At The Right Price

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Alan Pardew has talked about possibly taking Andy Carroll back to Newcastle. Andy Carroll while still at Newcastle During his many interviews yesterday,  Alan was asked what he thought of Andy Carroll, and he said that Andy was still a good player and any thought that he would not make it at Liverpool was silly.

Newcastle Move Quickly To Give Trial To English Striker

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There are reports that Newcastle will be giving a trial to 23 year old Bognor Regis Town striker Jason Prior. Jason Prior Newcastle interested Newcastle stepped in after the Ryman League Division One South league leaders, nicknamed the Rocks, had said they would sell their top striker to Blue Star Square Bet South club Eastleigh, [.

Newcastle Move Quickly To Give Trial To English Striker

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There are reports that Newcastle will be giving a trial to 23 year old Bognor Regis Town striker Jason Prior. Jason Prior Newcastle interested Newcastle stepped in after the Ryman League Division One South league leaders, nicknamed the Rocks, had said they would sell their top striker to Blue Star Square Bet South club Eastleigh, [.

Newcastle Still Exposed To Top Player Leaving Suddenly

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While Newcastle will have to bring in a central defender next month,  they are still open to one of the big clubs coming in for one of their players, even  at the last moment. Cheick Tiote a reported Chelsea target That's what happened last year with Andy Carroll,  and Alan Pardew has admitted that the same thing could happen this January, and there's not [.

Newcastle Linked With Australian International Defender

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The Daily Mirror is reporting that Newcastle could make a move for Middlebrough's Rhys Williams. The Australian is a versatile player who can play at center-back, defensiv e midfielder, right-back and he has recently played as an attacking midfielder for Middlesbrough. Newcastle need to bring in a central defender in January, since Steven Taylor is [.

Tim Krul – We’ve Got No Fear Going To Liverpool

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Let's just whisper it but if Newcastle can get their first win at Anfield in 17 years on Friday night we'll be back up to 6th place in the Premier League,  and just one point away from 4th place before the Saturday games. Tim Krul - has had great season so for for the Magpies Liverpool are just one point and one place above Newcastle in the league at [.

Video Of Pardew – Newcastle Will Not Bring In New Striker

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Here is the video of Alan Pardew talking today about Newcastle United not being in the market for a striker next month.


Suarez To Miss Magpies Game – Dalglish Praises Fantastic Newcastle

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Since Newcastle started off very well  over the first 11 games of the season, and had some very good luck, things have gone against us over the last seven games or so. Luis Suarez misses game on Friday die to one match ban But that may just be starting to change with the news today that Liverpool's star player [.

Tiote Not Thinking About Leaving Newcastle Next Month

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Cheick Tiote has no plans at all to be leaving Newcastle United any time soon, and certainly not next month. Cheick Tiote in action at Bolton on Monday Of course a year ago we heard the very same thing from  Andy Carroll, but when Liverpool came in with a silly offer of 35M, he was on his way to Merseyside [.

No New Striker For Newcastle In January

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With the expected arrival of Sochaux  striker Modibo Maiga not now  going to happen, the Newcastle manager has said today the Magpies will not be bringing in a new striker next month. Emerging folk hero Demba Ba will be off to African Cup of Nations soon Newcastle had worked since late August on agreeing a deal with Sochaux for Modibo Maiga, and a £6M transfer fee had [.

Don’t Hold Your Breath On Andy Carroll Ever Returning To Newcastle

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There has been a  lot of talk on the blog about the possibility of Andy Carroll returning to Newcastle. Andy Carroll while at Newcastle and scoring goals And I've also received a number of emails asking whether it would be possible to get Andy back on Tyneside, either on a loan deal or on a permanent deal.

Mike Williamson Will Prove His Worth To Newcastle

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Mike Williamson has always been a favorite of ours,  ever since he was brought to Newcastle almost two years ago, for a bargain £1M from Portsmouth. Mike Williamson played very well at Bolton Because of the terms of the deal Portsmouth made with his former club Watford, when he was signed on in late August of [.

Newcastle Just Four Points Out Of Fourth Place

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After Newcastle's poor run of form lately,  in which they gained just two points in six games, it was good to get the 2-0 win at Bolton. Davide Santon - could return on Friday at Liverpool And it turns out the latest fixtures that took place on Boxing Day and yesterday produced only three winners - Manchester United won 5-0 at home to Wigan, Newcastle won 2-0 at [.

Newcastle Go After Their Top Center-Back Target

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Newcastle have three top center backs in Steven Taylor, Fabricio  Coloccini and Mike Williamson. Jan Vertonghen Newcastle's top target But we have suffered in the games since Chelsea, when we lost Steven Taylor for the season,  with being without either one or two central defenders in the side.

Ben Arfa’s Goal For The Fans – Davide Santon Returns At Liverpool

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It's obvious that Ben Arfa was simply delighted with his sub appearance yesterday at the Reebok Stadium. Ben Arfa - getting towards being fully fit The Frenchman came on after 61 minutes and changed the game for Newcastle, and he got the very important first goal on 69 minutes with an exhibition of  his great skill.

Proud Pardew – The Newcastle Fans Give Us The Power

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You just have to watch the interviews Alan Pardew gave after yesterday's great 2-0  win at Bolton,  and you can see how much he seems to love the Newcastle fans and being the Magpies' manager. Alan Pardew delighted for Newcastle fans yesterday And there was a great shot of him at the end of the game with Ben Arfa, which we are showing above,  as [.

Payback Time At Bolton – Willo A Massive Bonus For Newcastle

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Tim Krul is fast becoming one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League. Tim Krul - magnificent save form Martin Petrov And Tim kept Newcastle in the game yesterday with just a fantastic save from their danger man, Bulgarian International Martin Petrov. Martin was threatening to score a few times yesterday,  and he got through the [.

Coloccini – We Were Very Good Defensively At Bolton

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Fabricio Coloccini had a very good game yesterday afternoon at the Reebok Stadium. Fabricio Coloccini - we were very good defensively And the Newcastle captain,  for the first time this season was paired with Mike Williamson in central defense, after they had been the  first choice central defenders all last season.

Bolton 0 Newcastle 2 – Video Highlights And Pardew Post Match Interviews

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Bolton 0 Newcastle 2 Video Highlights Alan Pardew post match interview Alan's BBC interview following the game


Pardew – Ben Arfa Has Been Fine – Not Difficult To Handle

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Alan Pardew has said today that Ben Arfa is not a difficult player to handle. Ben Arfa points to Newcastle fans after scoring yesterday After the game, while being questioned on  nufcTV, Alan Pardew was asked if Ben Arfa was all smiles in the dressing room after the game yesterday, when he came on after 61 minutes at [.

Ben Arfa Provides The Class To Get The Newcastle Win

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Newcastle put in the disciplined performance Alan Pardew wanted, and the lads got their just rewards at Bolton with a fine 2-0 win yesterday. Alan Pardew with Ben Arfa at end of the game yesterday And Alan Pardew was a delighted and relieved man after the game, as he had seen his team end their [.

We Had Round Pegs In Round Holes – Williamson Made Big Difference

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For the first time since Steven Taylor went off injured late in the game against Chelsea on December 3rd, Newcastle were able to play two regular center backs. A very happy Alan Pardew at the final whistle this afternoon And manager Alan Pardew pointed out how important that was today at Bolton,  as Newcastle went to the Reebok Stadium and got all 3 points with a 2-0 win.

Pardew Tribute To Ben Arfa – Frenchman Feels Great, Thanks Fans

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It was a very important win today for Newcastle, as they kept their 6th clean sheet in 18 league games, with a nice 2-0 win at the Reebok Stadium. Ben Arfa after scoring Newcastle's first goal today And the all important breakthrough goal was scored by Hatem Ben Arfa, who came on after 61 minutes for Leon Best.

A Delighted Alan Pardew – It Was A Brilliant Day For Us

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Alan Pardew was coming under pressure as Newcastle, after the fantastic start to the season, but with the last six games without a win, the lads were able to fix that today with a solid 2-0 win at Bolton. Alan Pardew - this was a big win for us And Alan revealed to Sky Sports that he held  a team meeting after the 3-2 West Brom defeat at home [.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player At Bolton?

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Bolton 0 Newcastle 2 – Ben Arfa And Ba Goals Do It For Magpies

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Newcastle got their first win in seven games this afternoon at the Reebok Stadium, when goals from Ben Arfa and Demba Ba (who else?) within a two minute spell in the second half,  gave Newcastle all 3 points. And with Man City, Chelsea and Liverpool all drawing their games today, Newcastle have gained two points on those three teams [.

Bolton 0 Newcastle 2 – Video Highlights

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Bolton 2 Newcastle 2 Video Highlights


Williamson, Cabaye And Ryan Taylor All Start At Bolton

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Manager Alan Pardew has made three changes to Newcastle United's starting line-up  against West Brom last Wednesday. As expected, Mike Williamson returns to the side for his first start since he started the Carling Cup game at Scunthrope last August. And Yohan Cabaye starts again in central midfield, after having served a one-game suspension for [.

21 Year-Old Newcastle Striker Target Keen To Play In England

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Dutch striker Luuk de Jong is a 21 year-old Dutch International striker who was born in Switzerland. Luuk de Jong - 21 year-old old Dutch International striker Newcastle have been watching this lad for a while now,  and we think he would be an excellent acquisition for Newcastle,  but it could  cost up to £10M for the 6 times capped FC [.

Ben Arfa Could Get Start At Bolton

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Most of the games for Newcastle have been tough ones these last few weeks. Ben Arfa could get start at Bolton this afternoon And Bolton away this afternoon will be no different, and the good news is that Newcastle should be close to their strongest side with Mike Williamson likely to finally return to the fray, to partner Coloccini in central defense.

Ben Arfa Could Get Start At Bolton

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Most of the games for Newcastle have been tough ones these last few weeks. Ben Arfa could get start at Bolton this afternoon And Bolton away this afternoon will be no different, and the good news is that Newcastle should be close to their strongest side with Mike Williamson likely to finally return to the fray, to partner Coloccini in central defense.

Newcastle Still Need A Striker In January

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Newcastle are getting just a little bit too dependent on Demba Ba for the goals Newcastle score. Leon Best scoring against Aston Villa In the last five games Newcastle have scored scored five goal, all by a certain Demba  Ba,  and since he will be leaving early next month for the African Cup of  Nations, that could become a problem [.

Demba Ba – Newcastle Is My Club And I’m Proud Of It

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Demba Ba has been sensational as the Newcastle number 19 striker this season, and if Alan Pardew can convince the Senegal striker, he'll be wearing the number 9 shirt next season. Demba Ba after scoring at Stoke City Demba has 13 goals in the Premier League this season and is the joint second top scorer [.

Bolton vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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The game at Bolton on Boxing Day is turning out to be an important game for Newcastle. As we all know only too well, after having such a great start in our first 11 games of the season and getting 25 points on the board, we've only managed two points in our last six games. [...]


Newcastle To Lose Demba Ba Earlier Than Planned

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Demba  Ba has been a revelation on Tyneside this season. Demba Ba has been a revelation on Tyneside And Newcastle will shortly have to do without their number one goalscorer, as the Senegal International will soon head off to the African Cup of  Nations. Alan Pardew was hoping to keep him at Newcastle until 15th January, and the tournament starts a week later, but the news [.

Merry Xmas To Newcastle Fans Around The World

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We'd like to wish all our readers and Newcastle United fans around the world a Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year. And let's hope that Newcastle end up somewhere in the top ten next May, and the higher up the better. Howay The Lads!!


Is Aly Cissokho On His Way To Newcastle For Around £6M?

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There has been some developments to suggest that Newcastle may be bringing Lyon left-back Aly Cissokho to Tyneside next month. Aly Cissokho seems to be available form Lyon Aly was  a target pf the Newcastle club in the summer, and certainly the 24 year-old left back is a very good player and we think he could do well at the club.

Discipline Is What Newcastle Need On Monday

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In the last three games Newcastle have been missing one thing that previously was in good supply in the Newcastle side. Yohan Cabaye returns to the side on Monday And that is discipline, which was sadly missing against West Brom on Wednesday night,  as Newcastle gave away three sloppy goals and lost the game 3-2.

Pardew Wants Newcastle Players To Be Mentally Strong At Bolton

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There seems to be just a hint of excuse in what Alan Pardew has said today,  about the last few games  Newcastle have played. Alan Pardew hint of excuses today from Alan Newcastle have played Norwich, Swansea and West Brom in the last three games, and have had a disappointing return of only one single point from those games.

Mike Williamson Can Help Newcastle Get The Job Done At Bolton

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We are hoping that 6'4″ Mike Williamson can start on Monday afternoon at Bolton. Mike Williamson can make huge difference at Bolton Mike will not really be match fit, but we always remember that when he made his debut for Newcastle in January of last year, against Crystal Palace at St. James' Park, he hadn't played for a long time after arriving from Portsmouth.

Coloccini Was Worried About Relegation This Season

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A very good interview in the Newcastle Journal today with Fab Coloccini, the Newcastle captain. Coloccini surprised at how well Newcastle have done And the Argentine International confesses he was more worried about relegation this season than anything else. During the summer there were a number of things being written in about possible relegation [.

Coloccini Was Worried About Relegation This Season

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A very good interview in the Newcastle Journal today with Fab Coloccini, the Newcastle captain. Coloccini surprised at how well Newcastle have done And the Argentine International confesses he was more worried about relegation this season than anything else. During the summer there were a number of things being written in about possible relegation [.

Newcastle Make Official Enquiry For Jan Vertonghen

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Newcastle have made an official enquiry about Ajax's Belgium International center-back Jan Vertonghen. Jan Vertonghen Newcastle have made official enquiry That's according to the Newcastle Journal, but whether he is available is a good question, since Ajax would need to bring in a replacement next month, if they sell their 6'3″ center-back.

Newcastle Will Take It To Bolton On Boxing Day

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Bolton Wanderers have won one and lost seven of their eight home games in the league this season, but they will be eyeing their second home win of the season on Monday afternoon. Danny Simpson Newcastle not there for the taking Newcastle have just two draws and four defeats in their last six games, and are not in form, and have lost center-back Steven Taylor for the season, and [.

Newcastle In For Manchester City’s Nedum Onuoha

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News in the Daily Mirror that Newcastle are in for Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha. Nedum Onuoha in actuion against Newcastle last season Onuoha joined Sunderland on a season-long loan deal a year last August, and he played 31 times for the Black Cats with one stupendous goal. That was in London when  Sunderland beat Chelsea 3-0 at Stamford Bridge [.

Newcastle Should Try For One Of These Top Two Center Backs

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There are two center-backs Newcastle have been linked with recently,  and we think either one could fit the bill as the fourth center-back at Newcastle. Brazilian Douglas is interesting Newcastle The first one is 23 year-old 6'4″ Brazilian center-back Douglas from FC Twente,  whom he joined back in 2007, from Brazilian club Joinville.

Williamson Could Start At Bolton – Coloccini On Four Yellow Cards

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Mike Williamson could well start at Bolton on Monday afternoon. Mike Williamson - could return at Bolton on Monday But if that happens James Perch could well get another run out in central defense fairly soon, and that's  because Colo is on four yellow cards,  and one more caution will see him miss one game, just like Yohan Cabaye did on Wednesday.

All I Want For Christmas Is A Newcastle Win

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Me wife Madeline came up to my study about an hour after the West Brom game had finished and asked Well how many did they get beat by? Alan Pardew - wants win on Monday same here It's funny how after 39 years of marriage the spouse can sense these things isn't it? [...]


Demba Ba Second Top Scorer In Premier League

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Demba Ba has been a  revelation for Newcastle this season. Demba Ba - in action on Wednesday night Demba  Ba has a good 13 league goals for Newcastle  this season and he has scored 10 goals more than any other Newcastle player. The Senegal striker is also join second in the Premier League scoring charts and this is that the  goals chart looks like in the Premier League right now: Van Persie Arsenal 16 Ba [.

Why Newcastle’s Future Still Looks Bright

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Newcastle are certainly in a poor run at the moment,  and the thing that's needed more than ever is to get a win somehow and as soon as possible. Haris Vuckic great future at Newcastle Think how a win at Bolton on Monday will relieve the current situation big time and that would be a [..

Why Newcastle’s Future Still Looks Bright

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Newcastle are certainly in a poor run at the moment,  and the thing that's needed more than ever is to get a win somehow and as soon as possible. Haris Vuckic great future at Newcastle Think how a win at Bolton on Monday will relieve the current situation big time and that would be a [..

Newcastle Will Continue To Struggle If New Center-Back Not Signed

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If you just imagine that Steven Taylor had been playing on Wednesday evening,  do you think Newcastle would have conceded those goals? Fab Coloccini - didn't have his usual good game on Wednesday night Maybe one,  but you have to think Newcastle would have been a a lot stronger at the back,  but Steven wasn't available of course, and we let in three very poor goals [.

Newcastle Need Fans’ Support Now More Than Ever

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There's no doubt that Newcastle will have to show their spirit in the next three league games. Alan Pardew we'll see how the players deal with adversity We are at second bottom Bolton Wanderers on Monday afternoon, Boxing Day, and they have lost seven of their eight league games at home this season, so surely we are in with a chance of all [.

Big Test Of Newcastle Character Next Monday At Bolton

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Newcastle didn't look solid last night in defense, and that may be an understatement. An unhappy Alan Pardew after the game last night West Brom don't usually do very well and don't usually win on Tyneside, and in fact last night was the first win for them at Newcastle since way back in 1977, when I was only just past being middle-aged.

Well At Least Young Haris Vuckic Looked Great Last Night

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Newcastle were almost the opposite of the Newcastle side of the first 11 games of the season, as they let in three goals and looked anything but water-tight in defense. Haris Vuckic in action last night But at least there were a couple of things very positive to take out of last night's 3-2 home [...

Newcastle Need To Get A Grip – Starting At Bolton On Monday

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Newcastle now find themselves in a terrible run of results, with just 2 points from the last six games, and only one point from the last three games against much lower opposition, and two of those were at home. Haris Vuckic - looked a good player last night It's obvious where the problem lies - it's the defense and [.

Pardew – We Were Good In Patches But That’s Not Good Enough

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Newcastle's display last night was a lot better than the result which was a disaster. Demba Ba in terrific form last night For the second game in a row,  Newcastle were unable to get a win at home against a side lower down in the league,  and in fact we have only one point to show from [...

Pardew – Haris Vuckic Simply Terrific – Santon Injured His Knee

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One very positive thing coming out of last night's game, amid all the doom and gloom surrounding the defeat, was the display of 19 year-old Haris Vuckic. Alan Pardew we were not  disciplined or controlled Haris was making his first Premier League  start ever,  and he looked a class player and was unlucky not to score a few times.

Newcastle 2 West Brom 3 – Video Highlights

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Tiote – I Love Newcastle And Enjoy Life Here

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Cheick Tiote has again told anybody who will listen,  that he only wants to stay with Newcastle United for his football future. Cheick Tiote I love Newcastle can you hear me? This is not the first time Cheick has said he loves life at Newcastle,  but there are still a number of clubs thought to be ready to put in a  bid for him [.

Alan Pardew – It Was An Upsetting Game For Us

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Newcastle conceded three goals last night,  and that was the fourth time in the last six games that Newcastle  have conceded three or more goals in a game. What has happened to our defense? Alan Pardew after the game tonight And it was simply a terrible result for Newcastle,  who were way below par in the first half,  but came back in the second half and played somewhere near the [.

Newcastle Watching Kenyan Defensive Midfielder

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The Daily Mail is reporting that Newcastle are watching Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama, as a possible replacement for midfielder Cheick Tiote. Victor Wanyama Celtic defensive midfielder Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea have all shown interest in the former FC Twente midfielder, and if he goes in January,  Newcastle must be ready to bring in an immediate  replacement.

Newcastle 2 West Brom 3 – Magpies Slump Continues – Defense Hopeless

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In a really surprising result tonight, Newcastle lost their fourth game in the last six, when they went down to an ordinary looking West Brom side by 3 goals to 2 at St. James' Park. And it was the fourth time in the last six games that Newcastle had conceded three goals or more, so [...]


Who Was Newcastle’s Man of the Match Against West Brom?

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Let us know your Man of the Match in the game tonight, which we surprisingly lost 3-2 to West Brom, for our second home defeat of the season.


Vuckic Comes In For Cabaye – Newcastle Otherwise Unchanged

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As we had expected 19 year-old Haris Vuckic will make his full league debut for Newcastle United on Wednesday night aganst West Bromwich Albion. The Slovenian Under 21 international midfielder has already made three sub appearances for Newcastle this season, and he gets his big chance tonight. Vuckic came on against Swansea after 82 minutes [.

Obertan And Gutierrez To Start – Abeid Or Vuckic To Get Big Chance

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Alan Pardew will again go with the two wingers that started the game against Swansea on Saturday - Gabriel Obertan and Jonas Gutierrez. Which one will get the start tonight? Both players were not at their best on Saturday, but that's one reason to give them another chance tonight, in a game against WBA that we are all hoping Newcastle can win.

Newcastle vs West Brom – Match Preview

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Newcastle need a win tonight against WBA at St. James' Park. That would give Newcastle 30 points from their first 17 league games, which is an excellent total for this time of the season. Newcastle will be able to field almost their strongest team, but we do expect James Perch to start alongside Fab Coloccini in the middle of Newcastle's defense, although if the game warrants [.

Pardew Pleased To Have Newcastle Stars Back

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Newcastle will have captain Fab Coloccini, Mike Williamson and Cheick Tiote back for the upcoming games over the holiday period. Alan Pardew glad to have players back Only long term injury casualties Steven Taylor and Sylvain Marveaux will not be available for the festive period,  although both Yohan Cabaye and Dan Gosling cannot play tonight due to suspensions.

Newcastle’s Graham Carr Recommending Belgium Center-Back

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The latest defender Newcastle are said to be interested in is Ajax' 6'3″ center-back Jan Vertonghen. Jan Vertonghen Newcastle interested? Earlier this week there were reports in the Dutch press that Newcastle could be interested in the Belgium International. Several Dutch sources have been reporting that Newcastle may attempt to buy the 24 year-old [.

Demba Ba Good Enough To Wear Newcastle Number 9 Shirt

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Alan Pardew has been singing the praises of his new number 19, Demba Ba. Demba Ba 11 goals in 17 appearances The Senegal striker was signed on a free transfer in the summer, after he was released from his contract at West Ham,  because they had been relegated. Ba was bright enough to include that clause in the contract he signed for the London club last January, [.

Fans Need To Be Patient With Gabriel Obertan – Pardew

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Gabriel Obertan was booed off when he was replaced last Saturday in the game against Swansea. Obertan being welcomed by Pardew and LLambias in August That kind of support hardly helps the player, and therefore it doesn't help Newcastle United. We had put out a piece a couple of days ago saying that we should be helping Obertan and [.

Palace Manager – Newcastle Not Good Enough For Wilfried Zaha

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There's a story out today in the Daily Mail that Peter Beardsley went down to London on Monday evening to watch Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha play. Wilfried Zaha "is better than a Newcastle" what a cheek But the only problem with that was that he was suspended for the game, so how's that for good solid planning?

Pardew – Newcastle Ahead Of Where We Thought We’d Be

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Newcastle were in the heady heights of the top four, and even the  top three, over the first 11 league games of the season. Alan Pardew fantastic position in the league But a poor patch of just 2 points from the last five games,  has seen Newcastle slide down to 7th place in the league. But three of those games were against top [.

Time Running Out For Danny Simpson To Catch The Newcastle Train

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Danny Simpson, Newcastle"s 24-year-old right back,  will be sold by Newcastle in the summer, if he has not signed his new contract by then. Danny Simpson - got maybe until June to sign new deal That was made very plain by manager Alan Pardew recently, and come the summer Danny will have only 12 months left on his current deal.

Newcastle Manager – Young Italian Is Not A One Trick Pony

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Newcastle fans are pleased that Davide Santon has come through big time in the last couple of  Newcastle games. Davide Santon in action against Swansea Based on his first two games in the PL, and given they are the first starts he has made,  his performances bode very well for the future of the 20 year-old Italian International on Tyneside.

Davide Santon Can Become A Super-Star At Newcastle

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Davide Santon is loving life at Newcastle, and that's always great to hear. Davide Santon impressive in last two Newcastle games Davide has broken into the first team, at last, and he has played well in the last two games, and he will learn form that experience, and will only get better the more PL games he gets under [.

Newcastle Injury Update For West Brom Game

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There are doubts on several players for the important game against WBA tomorrow night at St. James' Park. Haris Vuckic - could start tomorrow night Yohan Cabaye  picked up his fifth yellow card of the season on Saturday and will miss his first league game of the season, and we expect one of the two 19 year-old youngsters  - Haris Vuckic or [.

Newcastle Injury Update For West Brom Game

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There are doubts on several players for the important game against WBA tomorrow night at St. James' Park. Haris Vuckic - could start tomorrow night Yohan Cabaye  picked up his fifth yellow card of the season on Saturday and will miss his first league game of the season, and we expect one of the two 19 year-old youngsters  - Haris Vuckic or [.

Newcastle May Delay Striker Signing Until The Summer

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With the collapse of the Modibo Maiga signing last week, news today in the Newcastle Journal that the club may not sign a striker in January after all. Modibo Maiga deal fell through because of concerns about his knee The number one priority in January has shifted to bringing in a top class center-back.

Worrying News On Coloccini Contract Situation

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There's some worrying news in the Daily Mirror today. Fab Coloccini no progress in contract negotiations Apparently there has been a distinct lack of progress with the negotiations which are ongoing on the new five year deal being offered to Fabricio Coloccini, the Newcastle captain. We all know that the 34 times capped Argentine International is an important player both on and off the field on [.

Newcastle Could Sell Tiote – But Only At A Daft Price

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One player who top clubs in England want is Cheick Tiote, and Newcastle will sell but only if they get a daft offer. Cheick Tiote will a silly offer come in? And there was even positive news on that front, when Liverpool were said to enter the fray last weekend, and Mike Ashley will almost certainly put the price [.

Pardew – Ben Arfa Still Short Of Sharpness – Needs To Improve

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Alan Pardew has been inundated with questions since  Saturday,  about why Ben Arfa wasn't used in the second half against Swansea. >Ben Arfa still doesn't have his sharpness back And in fact the French International hasn't played at all in the last two games. The Newcastle manager has again tried to answer that question, and it seems he couldn't use Ben Arfa at Norwich because Newcastle were just [.

Newcastle’s Best Team Can Compete With Any Premier League Team

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Alan Pardew has rightly said that Newcastle's best team can give any team in the English Premier League a game. Newcastle are interested in 23 year-old Brazilian defender Douglas And we have to agree with that,  and in fact in the three games against the two Manchester clubs and Chelsea recently we  showed that.

Pardew Wants To Repay Faith of 52,000 Fans – 3 WBA Players Doubtful

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Newcastle played well on Saturday and were simply unlucky not to get that one goal that would have given our boys all 3 points. Alan Pardew - hoping to repay faith of 52,000 fans With Coloccini and Cheick Tiote back in the side, it looked so much different and so much better than the side that went down 4-2 at Norwich City in the last game,  when [.

Ben Arfa Will Still Make It Big At Newcastle

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A number of our readers were not too happy that 24 year-old Frenchman  Hatem  Ben Arfa did not get a run-out on Saturday. Ben Arfa can still make it big at Newcastle And Alan Pardew seemed to pick up on that fact that  Newcastle fans were a little mystified about why the skillful and creative player was not allowed a chance against Swansea to [.

Newcastle Interested In Young Brazilian Center-Back

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The Evening Chronicle today is reporting that  center-back Douglas Franco Teixeira of FC Twente known as Douglas  is a possible defensive target for Newcastle United next month. Douglas - 6'4′ Twente center-back Well at least Newcastle have never been linked with this player before, at least according to our records.

Gutierrez Far From Happy With Just A Point Against Swansea

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Jonas Gutierrez was not pleased on Saturday that Newcastle failed to garner all 3 points against Swansea City. Jonas Gutierrez in action on Saturday It was important to put in a good performance on Saturday after the very poor performance at Norwich, and Newcastle did that. And it has to be said the lads had no luck on Saturday, otherwise they would have been at least [.

Let’s Try To Help Obertan And Not Hinder Him

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It wasn't good when Newcastle winger Gabriel Obertan was jeered when he was substituted in the second half on Saturday at St. James' Park. Gabriel Obertan in action on Saturday In fact it's never good when Newcastle fans get against any Newcastle player, and it certainly doesn't help the player and it doesn't help the side, so it's generally negative stuff, [.

No Panic At Newcastle After Only 2 Points from 5 Games

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Newcastle have gone the last 5 games and picked up only 2 points. Check Tiote in action on Saturday Three defeats and two draws in the last five games, and when that happened last season, Chris Hughton was fired following the 3-1 defeat at WBA on 5th December. But there's no such panic going on this season, with Newcastle still fairly well placed [.

Arsene Wenger – Why Didn’t You Get Me Yohan Cabaye?

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Yohan Cabaye  will miss the game on Wednesday night against WBA. Yohan Cabaye great capture by Newcastle The French International picked up his 5th yellow card of the season on Saturday and will miss the game, but that will give a chance to somebody else against WBA. Haris Vukic, Mehdi Abeid or Ben Arfa could all come into that attacking central [.

Vuckic or Abeid Could Play Against WBA – Ben Arfa To Start?

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Yohan Cabaye picked up his fifth yellow card of the season on Saturday, and will serve a one match suspension on Wednesday night against WBA. Ben Arfa could get a start on Wednesday Yohan picked up his yellow card on 62 minutes,  and it was interesting that Pardew  brought on central midfielder Haris Vuckic on 82 minutes, so perhaps that will be a [.

Newcastle Linked With Many Strikers And Defenders For January

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Now that the deal to bring Modibo Maiga to Newcastle next month is dead in the water, we wonder who Newcastle will be going after now? Nathanial Clyne - Newcastle interested in 20 year-old England U21 International It was certainly a surprise that the deal fell through,  when Maiga failed his fitness test in London, with a knee problem earlier in the week, but the news is that the deal is completely dead, [.

Coloccini Still Negotiating Contract – Taiwo Not Coming To Newcastle

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We watched the interview with Fab Coloccini before yesterday's game with Swansea, and the player comes over so well. Fab Coloccini - captain in action yesterday Not only that but he seems to love it on Tyneside, and we have to hope that means he will soon sign a new deal to stay on Tyneside. And Alan Pardew [.

Newcastle Want Chris Samba On Tyneside

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News in the Sunday Sun today that Newcastle are looking at bidding for Chris Samba of Blackburn Rovers. Chris Samba a Newcastle target in January Newcastle need to bring in a top class center-back in January to fill in for the  injured Steven Taylor,  but they surely will face big competition for Chris, who is a huge player at Blackburn, in more than once sense, since he [.

Newcastle Want Chris Samba On Tyneside

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News in the Sunday Sun today that Newcastle are looking at bidding for Chris Samba of Blackburn Rovers. Chris Samba a Newcastle target in January Newcastle need to bring in a top class center-back in January to fill in for the  injured Steven Taylor,  but they surely will face big competition for Chris, who is a huge player at Blackburn, in more than once sense, since he [.

Cheick Tiote Just Happy To Be Back Playing For Newcastle

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Cheick Tiote played his first game for Newcastle since the Magpies' 1-0 win at St. James' Park back in October against Wigan. Cheick Tiote glad to be back And it was nearly Newcastle's first win since we beat Everton back on November 5th, with Newcastle dominating the game for long stretches, but failing to get the goals against Swansea, that would have [.

French Reports Newcastle Could Sign Top French Youngster

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There is news in  France today that Newcastle are close to signing young wonder-kid Sofiane Elbekri of Racing Club Lens. According to the French Daily L'Equipe, Newcastle are close to capturing the signature of 15 year old midfielder Sofiane Elbekri, who is currently at the Lens Youth Academy. The lad has been compared to Manchester City's Samir Nasri, but [.

Are Newcastle Going After Top French Left Back Again?

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The French Daily l'Equipe is reporting today that Newcastle are lining up a move Aly Cissoko of French club, Olympique Lyonnais, better known as Lyon. Aly Cissokho are Newcastle interested? Newcastle were linked with Cissokho in the summer along with Dutch International left-back Erik Pieters and since Pieters is not available in January, there could be some logic in Newcastle turning their attention to Cissokho.

Liverpool John Chelsea And Red Devils In Chase For Newcastle star

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The Sunday Mirror are reporting today that Liverpool have joined the chase for Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote. Cheick Tiote in action yesterday against Swansea We were wondering when Liverpool would show their interest in the 25 year-old Ivory Coast International,  because Kenny Dalglish seems to always take a liking to Newcastle players.

Davide Santon – I Love It At Newcastle – I Absolutely Love It

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Davide Santon had a very good game for Newcastle today in the 0-0 draw against Swansea City Davide Santon in action today against Swansea Anybody who plays for Italy seven times while they are still a teenager is some player, and Davide Santon proved he is a top player in the making at St. James' Park this afternoon.

Good Performance From Newcastle Today – But Poor Result

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Newcastle United looked like they were back to something like their best form this afternoon against Swansea City at St. James' Park. Demba Ba - put ball just over the bar this afternoon And certainly it was a much improved performance from last week, with Coloccini back in central defense, and this player is now so important [.

Newcastle 0 Swansea 0 – Video Highlights

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Newcastle 0 Swansea 0 Video Highlights


Newcastle 0 Swansea 0 – Magpies Fail To Take Chances – 2 Points Dropped

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Newcastle should have won this game, but if you don' take your chances you don't get the cigar - so to speak. The good news for Newcastle is that they pickled up their fifth clean sheet of the season this afternoon, after conceding seven goals in their last two games, but the bad news was they missed a number of [.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Swansea?

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Let us know who you think the Man of the Match was today for Newcastle.


Great News – Coloccini, Tiote And Santon Start For Newcastle

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Great news today that Newcastle captain Fab Coloccini and top midfielder Cheick Tiote both start for Newcastle this afternoon against Swansea at home. And the other good news is that David Santon get a start at right back as we had hoped for, following his good performance at Norwich last Week. As expected James Perch will line [.

Chelsea To Offer Cash Plus Players For Cheick Tiote

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News today in the Evening Chronicle that Chelsea are indeed putting together an offer to try to tempt Newcastle to part with their star defensive midfielder Cheick Tiote. The London club came in for Cheick last January and it's hardly been a secret they will try again next month, and it could be that they will have [.

Gary Speed Will Be Honored At St. James’ Park Today

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The tribute to Gary Speed planned at St. James' Park was postponed from the Chelsea game, at the request of Gary Speed's wife Louise, and  will take place this afternoon before the game against Swansea. Gary Speed with wife Louise shortly before his death last month Louise and other family members will  join fans today at St [.

Newcastle Linked With French International Defender

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According to a report in FootMercato  Newcastle are said to be interested in Bordeaux center-back Michael Ciani, who was born in France and is of Guadeloupean descent. Michael Ciani are Newcastle really interested? This is the first time we have been linked with this player but at 27-years old he's not particularly on the young side.

Newcastle Linked With French International Defender

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According to a report in FootMercato  Newcastle are said to be interested in Bordeaux center-back Michael Ciani, who was born in France and is of Guadeloupean descent. Michael Ciani are Newcastle really interested? This is the first time we have been linked with this player but at 27-years old he's not particularly on the young side.

Davide Santon Will Come Good At Newcastle

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Davide Santon had his first Premier League start of his Newcastle career and we thought he did well. Davide Santon played quite well at Norwich And  in our poll for Man of the Match for the Norwich game, Davide was second top with 11% of the vote behind winner Demba Ba, who got a massive 71% of the vote.

Alan Pardew Defends Newcastle Defender

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Alan Pardew has come out and tried to defend some of the back four who played at Norwich last Saturday,  and were not too impressive. James Perch in action at Norwich last Saturday Pardew  believes the back four did a decent job last week,  but when it came to defending set plays they were not impressive.

Newcastle Again Linked With Young Ivory Coast Whiz Kid

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Newcastle have been linked with Crystal Palace's teenage striker Wilfried Zaha  since  last September. Wilfried Zaha - will Newcastle pay £10M for this 19 year-old? And now there is news in the Daily Mail today that Newcastle want to sign the 19 year old  in the January transfer window. Zaha had an excellent game in the Crystal Palace surprise 2-1 victory over Manchester United [.

Newcastle vs Swansea – Match Preview

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Newcastle haven't won in the last four games and have just one point from those endeavors. So with newly promoted Swansea City side the visitors to St. James' Park tomorrow, you would think it would be the game to get back to our winning ways. And that's a decent possibility, although it will be made more difficult by the injuries Newcastle have picked up [.

Reports In France That Maiga Failed His Newcastle Medical

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There are reports circulating in France that Modibo Maiga failed his medical for his transfer to Newcastle  United. Oh no! Modibo Maiga failed his medical Newcastle had already agreed a transfer fee of just around £6.5M and he was supposed to sign a five and a half year deal just before Christmas on 22nd December to be exact.

Is Cheick Tiote Being Kept Back To Sell In January?

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Alan Pardew has surprisingly come out today and said if Ivorian Cheick Tiote is fit for tomorrow's game against Swansea, he will start on the bench. Cheick Tiote - in action against Arsenal this season Tiote has been out since h picked up a knee injury back on October 22nd in the 1-0 win against Wigan [.

Demba Ba A Top Newcastle Star This Season

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Demba Ba is so far one of the stars of the season for Newcastle. Demba Ba in action at Old Trafford when he scored that penalty And you only have to look at his statistics to see what a great striker we signed on a free transfer in the summer, with many other clubs [...]


Newcastle Linked With Chelsea’s Alex

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Newcastle have today been linked with Chelsea's Brazilian International center-back Alex, but we wonder if there's any truth to the story. Alex - experienced Brazilian International available for £3M? Certainly it  didn't take long for somebody to link the transfer listed Alex with Newcastle, whether it's actually  true or not.

Newcastle Linked With Chelsea’s Alex

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Newcastle have today been linked with Chelsea's Brazilian International center-back Alex, but we wonder if there's any truth to the story. Alex - experienced Brazilian International available for £3M? Certainly it  didn't take long for somebody to link the transfer listed Alex with Newcastle, whether it's actually  true or not.

Pardew Will Push Proceedings Against Swansea Tomorrow

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Alan Pardew has come out today and said that he wants the Newcastle team to play with a high tempo tomorrow afternoon, when they host newly promoted Swansea City at St. James' Park. Mike Williamson - could he be a surprise starter tomorrow And Alan also said that tomorrow's game is important,  but so are all the four games through the end [.

Pardew Learned From Carroll Affair – Silly Money Could Get Tiote

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Newcastle fans will be bracing themselves for a January where we may lose one of out best players and this time it could be Cheick Tiote. Cheick Tiote at Villa Park What is clear is that neither Alan Pardew nor Cheick himself wants to leave Newcastle, but Alan doesn't make those kinds of decisions at Newcastle, and it's Mike Ashley who does that,  along with his [.

Pardew Lauds The New Heated Training Pitch At Benton

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The lads were out training yesterday in cold weather, but at least they were able to go outside and train this season, which they couldn't do during the freezing cold of last December and January. Alan Pardew underground heating a good investment by the club That was not the case when Alan Pardew first arrived as last December the training grounds [.

James Perch Likely To Start Against Swansea

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James Perch could well start his second game in a row for Newcastle tomorrow afternoon at St. James' Park, when Swansea are the visitors. James Perch - in action at Carrow Road last Saturday James played at center-back last Saturday at Norwich City, and partnered Danny Simpson in central defense.

Both Coloccini And Tiote Only 50-50 For Swansea Tomorrow

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There has been a lot of news on Cheick Tiote in the last few weeks and whether he will leave Newcastle, and the midfielder  is still only 50-50 for the game tomorrow against Swansea. Coloccini still only 50-50 for Saturday That's the bad news from Alan Pardew and surprisingly Fab Coloccini is also only 50-50, even after almost making the game [.

Evidence Ashley And LLambias Want To Build Top Newcastle Side

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We gave come to think over the last month or so that Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias really do want to build a top side at Newcastle. Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias want to build good side Part of that is the excellent summer transfer window, that we didn't realize was that good, until we saw how good [.

Magpies Better Financially But Could Still Lose Players In January

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Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has again talked about Cheick Tiote,  and that it will take some big money before Newcastle will ever agree to sell him. Alan Pardew - nmn But one interpretation of Alan's comments are that he is trying to talk up the value of Tiote, as they did with Andy Carroll a year ago.

Ashley Wants Top Center-Back At Newcastle In January

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Mike Ashley wants Newcastle to bring in a new center-back in January and he will support manager Alan Pardew to bring in a top central defender. Mike Ashley will support Pardew in bringing in a new center-back With Steven Taylor out of the season and Colo and Williamson out last week, we showed quite clearly that we don't have Premier class center-backs available one those top three players are out for [.

Let’s Hope We Don’t Lose Cheick Tiote Next Month

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Alan Pardew has said there will one player coming during January and perhaps two. Cheick Tiote what a goal that was! That's a pity because we were hoping for up to three to strengthen the squad a bit for the run-in to the season. After all Newcastle must have a decent chance to finish in the top seven and that usually means a position in the Europa League.

If Cheick Tiote Not Fit – Alan Smith Could Come In Against Swansea

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Alan Pardew has said today that Newcastle should have one or two players back for Saturday when Swansea visit St. James' Park. Alan Smith could come in on Saturday is Tiote not fit The two most likely to return are captain and center-back Fabricio  Coloccini and defensive midfielder Cheick Tiote, who is less certain to return.

Atmosphere In Newcastle Dressing Room Second To None

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It's fairly obvious that the addition of seven new players in the first team squad during the summer,  has raised the standards of the Newcastle squad from last season. Shane Ferguson will be patient at Newcastle That may be one reason that we haven't seen too much of 20 year-old Derry-born left-sided midfielder Shane Ferguson, who looked good in the Reserves 1-1 draw with Bolton [.

Atmosphere In Newcastle Dressing Room Second To None

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It's fairly obvious that the addition of seven new players in the first team squad during the summer,  has raised the standards of the Newcastle squad from last season. Shane Ferguson will be patient at Newcastle That may be one reason that we haven't seen too much of 20 year-old Derry-born left-sided midfielder Shane Ferguson, who looked good in the Reserves 1-1 draw with Bolton [.

Simpson Agrees New Deal – But Not How Wages Will Be Paid

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There is more news today on the Danny Simpson contract saga. Danny Simpson agrees wages but not how they will paid It was reported a couple of days ago that Danny had turned down the latest contract offer from Newcastle, which is said to be a four and a half year deal with improved [...]


Pieters Not For Sale – Newcastle Go After Taye Taiwo

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It's becoming clear that PSV have no plans at all to sell £6M rated Erik Pieters to Newcastle next month, when the transfer window opens. Erik Pieters not for sale in January 23 year-old Pieters is out injured at the moment with a foot injury, but he will return in February, and PSV Eindhoven have told [.

Tim Krul A Success Story Of Newcastle’s New Youth Policy

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One of the successes of the season at Newcastle, and there have been a few, is the world-class form of 23 year-old goalkeeper Tim Krul. Tim Krul at Old Trafford recently It was only in the summer that Tim finally won the Newcastle goalkeeper jersey from veteran Steve Harper  and a similarly aged young Fraser Forster.

Williamson Not Expected To Make Saturday – Will Perch Get The Nod?

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The good news yesterday was that Mike Williamson played 45 minutes yesterday for Newcastle Reserves. Mike Williamson number 6 at Newcastle And Mike Williamson was interviewed after his first game back yesterday afternoon by the Evening Chronicle: "From my point of view, I'm fit for selection.

Mehdi Abeid On Standby For Swansea Game

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Mehdi Abeid is one of the best young players at Newcastle. Mehdi Abeid - top young prospect at Newcastle And with Dan Gosling starting a three match suspension for being sent off at Norwich City last Saturday, and Danny Guthrie out for a few weeks with his groin injury, it looks like Mehdi is next in line and [.

Newcastle Getting Ready For Lots Of Transfer Market Activity

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There seems to be a lot of activity in the transfer market ahead of the January opening of the next transfer window. Mobido Maiga will be first through the door in early January News yesterday that Mobido Maiga of Sochaux was in London for his medical, and it seems if there are hitches then he will become a Newcastle player in early January.

In Form Sammy Ameobi Could Get A Start On Saturday

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I read in the papers today that Newcastle must stop their slide down the table against Swansea on Saturday,  because they have dropped down the table over the last four game, and are now in 7th place. Sammy Ameobi could he get a start on Saturday? If we were told we'd be reading a kind of commentary in December about the lads back in August we would not have believed it, and just to put it in all perspective, Newcastle [.

Newcastle Bid £2.5M For Top Young Hammers Center-Back

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West Ham nmanager Wes Ham United have apparently turned down an offer from Newcastle for their young England U21 center-back James Tomkins. JamesTomkins represented England at U21 level We've followed this lad for a while and watched him play at Reading last Saturday when West Ham came a cropper and lost 3-0.

Williamson Plays For Newcastle Reserves – Feels Completely Fine

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There was really good news for Newcastle fans as Mike Williamson played 45 minutes for the Newcastle Reserve team at Whitley Park yesterday. Mike Williamson - in action at Bolton last season And Mike came through the game just fine, as he played the first half, and afterwards said he felt completely fine, which was good news.

Ameobi – Gary Speed Would Be Proud Of Newcastle’s Fighting Spirit

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Shola Ameobi  believes that the  Newcastle  players will take inspiration  from the tribute to be paid to Gary Speed before Saturday's game against Swansea City. Gary Speed tribute before the game on Saturday They will also take inspiration from the memory of  a former great  player for Newcastle United, who was much loved in the game.

Williamson Plays 45 Minutes As Reserves Draw With Bolton

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Newcastle Reserves drew 1-1 with Bolton at Whitley Park this afternoon, in a behind closed doors game. Haris Vuckic in action this afternoon But it did give Mike Williamson some playing time and as we expect Mike played the first 45 minutes partnering out in then cold Hungarian Tamas Kadar, for his first game back [.

We Need To Give Newcastle Fans A Gift

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It was good to have Argentine International winger Jonas Gutierrez back last Saturday. Jonas Gutierrez a gift to Newcastle fans against Swansea Jonas was sent off at Old Tr afford when he picked up two yellow cards and missed the Chelsea game because of his one game suspension. And like most fans, the 22 capped Argentine wants [.

Newcastle Go After Top 20 Year-Old French Winger

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News today that Newcastle are interested in 20 year-old French winger Guigamp's Anthony Knockaert. That's news today in talkSPORT, and the lad currently plays for Guingamp In the french second division. The Frenchman has so far played 9 times for the French U20 side and has scored 4Â goals, and he has been scouted by Graham [.

Danny Simpson Refuses To Sign Contract – Will Be Moved Out

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News today that Danny Simpson has turned down the contract offer from Newcastle United. Danny Simpson - refuses latest Newcastle contract offer Danny has two years left on his current contract he signed in January, 2010, and that will put Newcastle scouting force in motion to being in another full-back to the club.

Paul Lambert – Newcastle Are A Really Good Side

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Have you ever noticed how before a game,  the opposing manager always says how good the opposition is? Paul Lambert excellent up and coming manager That's in case his team is beaten, and then he can say well, they were really good, I said that even before the game. But on the other hand, if they [.

Swansea Win Important To Restore Newcastle Momentum

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Watching last night's game between Chelsea and Manchester City was interesting. Alan Pardew we are going through a rough patch Chelsea finally came out 2-1 winners to inflict the first defeat in the league this season, but in the first 20 minutes it looked like City would bury Chelsea, who defense looked fragile once again.

Mobido Miaga In Newcastle Today Having Medical

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News in the Daily Express today that Mobido Maiga will be flying into Newcastle to have his medical  today. Mobido Maiga having medical in Newcastle today If you are believe the news in the press for the last month or so a deal has already been completed for the 24 year-old 6'2″ Mali striker, and terms have been agreed [.

Will Newcastle Take Top Nigerian Defender On Loan In January?

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When Newcastle were looking to bring in a top left-back to replace Jose Enrique, who was rumored to be going to Liverpool in the summer, they took a good hard look at Taye Ismaila Taïwo, the Nigerian and Marseilles left back. Taye Taiwo - unhappy no at Milan Taiwo's contract was running out at the French club, and of course Newcastle are always [.

Why Is Tamas Kadar Not Being Given A Chance At Newcastle?

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The guy we felt sorry for after the 4-2 defeat at Norwich City last Saturday was Tamas Kadar. Tamas Kadar why is this lad not being given a chance? That's because, without both Fab Coloccini, Steven Taylor and Mike Williamson o  Saturday, our fourth specialized center-back couldn't even make the bench at Carrow  Road.

Played Tracked By Newcastle To Replace Cheick Tiote

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It's only three weeks to the transfer window opening in January so watch out for Newcastle being linked with a few players. Kafoumba Coulibaly being tracked by Newcastle One such player is Ivory Coast international and Nice midfielder 26 year-old Kafoumba Coulibaly and news today in the Daily Mirror that the Magpies are readying a bid for Nice midfielder Kafoumba Coulibaly.

We’re Bitterly Disappointed And We’ve Got No Excuses

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Shola Ameobi has been interviews on the Newcastle web-site and he offers no excuses for the defeat at Norwich on Saturday. Shola Ameobi - no excuses It seems that Shola is back in form and looked good alongside Demba  Ba on Saturday,  and of course the Senegal striker is red hot at the moment, and scored two wonderful opportunist goals to keep Newcastle in the game.

Injury Update From Alan Pardew – Good News – Bad News

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Some disappointing news today that Mike Williamson has little chance of making the Swansea game on Saturday. That's according to manager Alan Pardew, so it will be a good question as to who partners Coloccini, whop will be returning the the starting line-up. This is what Alan told the local Newcastle press today: "Williamson will [.

Coloccini Certain To Play On Saturday – Tiote Has Good Chance

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Alan Pardew is not blaming the make-shift center-backs for the defeat on Saturday. Fab Coloccini - will definitely play on Saturday And he points the finger at the general team display, which was just not good enough to get anything out of a game we would have been looking to have won with our best side out.

Pardew Smashes Villas-Boas’ Lack Of Class – But Does It Matter?

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Alan Pardew has been just a  little annoyed at the new Chelsea manager's lack of class following Newcastle's 3-0 defeat at St. James' Park nine days ago. These two managers don't seem to agree It's fairly obvious that David Luiz should have been sent off after just four minutes in the Chelsea game, and that probably cost Newcastle all three points.

If Our Center-Backs Were Big And Massive It Could Have Been Different

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Demba Ba has given a good interview to the local press this morning,  and he  seems to have hit the nail on the head about Newcastle's performance on Saturday. Tamas Kadar is this player not better than Simspon or Perch? Ba has said that we were missing our two center-backs and if the replacements had been big and massive and could [.

It’s Very Harsh To Suggest The Newcastle Bubble Has Burst

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Before the three tough game against the two Manchester clubs and Chelsea, most of those expert pundits thought Newcastle had very little chance of picking up any points. An anxious looking Alan Pardew last Saturday And despite performing well in all three of those games, the lads came away with just a single point from Old Trafford, but then came a [.

A Fully Fit Coloccini Crucial For Swansea Game

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It's quite obvious that the absence of Newcastle three first choice center-backs on Saturday was why we conceded four goals, the most this season in the league, and why we looked hopeless at the back at Norwich City. Alan Pardew three center-backs missing last Saturday It does show that Newcastle do not have the usual four [.

Nine Points From Next Three Games Possible For Newcastle?

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Life is full of ups and downs. Fab Coloccini let's hope he can return this Saturday And since football is a part of life, and a big one for Newcastle fans, it tends to have its ups and downs too. Over the first 11 games of the season, and even in the Carling Cup,  Newcastle were on an up and indeed equaled the record of [.

This Much Stronger Back Four Could Play Against Swansea

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We have to be honest and say that once it was announced on Saturday afternoon that Coloccini would not be fit to play against Norwich,  it was always going to be hard to get anything out of the game at Carrow Road. Davide Santon should keep his place next Saturday at left back Newcastle have been unlucky in their last four games, but all that's happening is that the luck is [.

Demba Ba Has Almost 40% Of Newcastle’s Goals This Season

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Demba  Ba looked one terrific striker in the game at Norwich yesterday. Demba Ba - two great goals yesterday The Senegal striker worked well with Shola Ameobi up front, and the Magpies looked good going forward, and that was good because we were very poor in defense yesterday, and conceded four poor goals.

Pardew Now A Better Manager Due To Past Mistakes And Experiences

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Since Alan Pardew arrived on  Tyneside just over  a year ago one thing we have found with the Londoner he is very passionate and wants to win every game. Alan Pardew looking a little distressed yesterday When Pardew arrived last December he was greeted with a big yawn by most fans, and there was even some anger amongst fans that Chris Highton had [.

Three Set Plays Lead To Goals Against Poor Newcastle Defense

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Danny Simpson and James Perch deputised in central defense for the Magpies at Carrow Road yesterday. Danny Simpson tussles with Grant Holt yesterday in a losing cause And it should be  a long long time before we see those two in central defense again for Newcastle, if we are to become a really good side in the future.

The Real Reason There Can Be No Return For Sebastian Bassong

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Sebastian Bassong is not playing at Tottenham much at all these days. Seb Bassong - no return for Bassong  So with Steven Taylor out for the season with his Achilles injury, we thought that a loan move for Bassong through the end of the season would be a decent move for Newcastle to make.

Newcastle Still Look A Good Side – Pardew Laments Poor Defending

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The result at Carrow Road today was not good, but the performance was very good,  but Newcastle paid dearly for very poor defending from crosses and corners into the box this afternoon. The good news is that Davide Santon looks some player, and we'd be very surprised if he doesn't start at either full-back position next Saturday against Swansea City.

Good News – Ba and Santon Excellent – Three Players Back Next Week

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The result at Carrow Road was not good today,  but Newcastle played some decent football and didn't have any luck at all. Demba Ba two goals and excellent game today Newcastle had some of their best players missing in Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Danny Guthrie  and Cheick Tiote, but two players Newcastle brought in last summer looked very good indeed today Demba Ba and  Davide Santon.

Norwich 4 Newcastle 2 – Video Highlights

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Norwich 4 – Newcastle 2 – Magpies Leak More Goals

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The bubble really burst for Newcastle at Norwich this afternoon as they conceded four goals, with two goals from Grant Holt in the second half, but we half expected Grant to have a good game somehow. That means the Newcastle defense has conceded 7 goals in the last two games and have now conceded 19 [.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player At Norwich?

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Newcastle came away with nothing from Carrow Road this afternoon, and also had Dan Gosling sent off in the second half, Â on his starting debut in the PL for Newcastle, so he now misses three matches.


Coloccini Out – Simpson In Middle And Santon Starts

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Fabricio Coloccini is not ft  to take his place in the Newcastle side at Norwich this afternoon. And it's a big surprise to us that Danny Simpson and James Perch will be the central defensive partnership this afternoon at Carrow Road. And it's all change in the back four as Ryan Taylor moves across to right back [.

Dan Gosling – Newcastle Are Still Buzzing

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It looks likely that Dan Gosling will get his big chance this afternoon at Carrow Road. Dan Gosling big chance this afternoon for the Plymouth-born player With both Cheick Tiote and Danny Guthrie sidelined with injuries, Dan is favored to come into the central midfield position and partner Yohan Cabaye this afternoon against Norwich City.

Gabriel Obertan – The Passion At Newcastle Is Unbelievable

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Gabriel Obertan has come  out today and said he is just  loving life at Newcastle. Gabriel Obertan makes his 15th appearcne for the Magpies this afternoon Gabriel seems to have tied down a first team spot on the right wing, but the 22 year-old is still imp[roving and we think with more games in a black and white shirt [.

Newcastle Linked With African Striker

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There is a report out today that BSC Young Boys striker Emmanuel Mayuka is being closely followed by Newcastle United. Emmanuel Mayuka Zambian striker interesting Newcastle? The agent of the 21 year-old striker, Nir Karin, has said that in an interview with L'Equipe, but he could be trying to generate some interest in his client.

Newcastle Linked With African Striker

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There is a report out today that BSC Young Boys striker Emmanuel Mayuka is being closely followed by Newcastle United. Emmanuel Mayuka Zambian striker interesting Newcastle? The agent of the 21 year-old striker, Nir Karin, has said that in an interview with L'Equipe, but he could be trying to generate some interest in his client.

Pardew – Referees And Assistants Should Become More Professional

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It's hardly surprising that Alan Pardew is still a bit peeved that Newcastle were not playing against a 10 man Chelsea side after only 4 minutes last Saturday. Mike Dean referee made crucial error last Saturday David Luiz should have been sent of for bringing down Demba  Ba when he was the last man for Chelsea, and that decision by Mike [.

Aston Villa To Bid £6M for Newcastle Midfielder In January

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The Daily Mirror is reporting that Danny Guthrie could be  going to Aston Villa for £6M in January. Danny Guthrie Aston Villa target this January? Aston Villa were linked with Guthrie only last week, and since he is available for free in the summer,  that price seems fairly high, especially when Newcastle bought him for just [.

Coloccini Very Doubtful – Tiote And Williamson Return Next Week

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The news in the Northern Echo today is that it looks like Fab Coloccini will not make the game this afternoon at Norwich City. If Coloccini is out will Simpson mocve to the middle? If that news is correct, and we don't whether they have inside information are are just surmising what could happen,  then Newcastle will be fielding two out of position players at center-back, with one of them being James Perch.

Norwich Is Newcastle’s Toughest Game Of The Season So Far

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Newcastle missed the spark of Jonas Gutierrez last Saturday against Chelsea. Jonas Gutierrez in action for Argentina And it wasn't only his direct running at the defense that was missed, but the way he works his socks off and helps out Ryan Taylor at the back was missed too. And it wasn't a coincidence that Ryan got the runaround from Daniel [.

Norwich vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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Tomorrow's game at Norwich gives Newcastle United a chance to get back to their winning ways. But they will have to do that without top center-back Steven Taylor, who was injured in the game against Chelsea last Saturday afternoon, and is now out for the season after undergoing surgery on his Achilles last Monday.

Newcastle Linked With Top Nigerian Defender

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There are  reports that Newcastle have joined Liverpool in taking an interest in AC Milan defender Taye Taiwo. Taye Taiwo - AC MIlan left back Taiwo was at Marseilles from 2005, after joining them from Nigerian Premier League side, Lobi Stars. He finally played 251 times with 23 goals for the French club,  and of course he was in [.

Pardew Again Willing To Give Youth A Chance

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With Danny Guthrie out anywhere from four to six weeks with a groin strain, we mentioned that Haris Vuckic or Dan Gosling could get a chance tomorrow at Carrow Road. Mehdi Abeid could get a chance tomorrow But we didn't know if 19 year-old Frenchman Mehdi Abeid was back from playing for Algeria in the [.

Jonas Gutierrez Back Tomorrow – A Big Miss Last Saturday

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It was obvious from the kick-off last Saturday that Chelsea were attacking sown their right wing as they had picked out Ryan Taylor as the weak link in Newcastle's defense. Jonas Gutierrez a big miss last Saturday And Daniel Sturridge gave Taylor a terrible time of it in that first half, and it's lucky that the 21 year-old England  International missed a lot of the chances he carved out fro himself, and [.

Newcastle Not As Bad As Being Portrayed – Williamson Back Soon

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During Alan Pardew's press conference yesterday afternoon,  the Newcastle manager said he was only concentrating at the moment on the game at Norwich City tomorrow. Mike Williamson back for Swansea game Alan was asked what the situation would be for the next game against Swansea, and who might be fit for that next home game game, but Alan insisted he wanted to concentrate on [.

Pardew Surprised By Terrific Form Of Newcastle Midfielder

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Danny Guthrie has come in for Cheick  Tiote since the Ivorian last played on 22nd October at home to Wigan. Danny Guthrie has a good game against Chelsea But the bad news yesterday is now Guthrie himself is out anywhere from four to six weeks, and with Tiote missing tomorrow's game also, it will be a chance for [.

Pardew – Newcastle Not So Crazy Now

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Alan Pardew talked on Thursday to the press about his first year in charge at Newcastle, which has been very successful. Alan Pardew took over a bit of a crazy club With seven new players coming in over the summer, and four top players having departed Newcastle this year,  Alan Pardew has created a new-look team on Tyneside, and [.

Pardew – No Reason Tamas Cannot Come Into Squad And Do Very Well

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Alan Pardew spoke about Tamas Kadar in his pre-match press conference on Thursday afternoon. Tamas Kadar his new squad number is 40 Alan was being pressed initially in his press conference as to who would play alongside James Perch on Saturday afternoon at Norwich. He was asked if the squad was too small and was asked specially [.

Newcastle Defender Loves Newcastle – Wants To Stay On Tyneside

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew seems worried he may be losing some of his top players again. Danny Simpson wants to stay on Tyneside In a report we published earlier today Alan  is concerned that the contact negotiations ongoing  with both Fabricio Coloccini, his captain, and Danny Simpson, Newcastle's right back are dragging on.

Alan Pardew On His First Year At Newcastle – Video

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Here is the BBC video  of Alan Pardew talking about his first year at Newcastle United, in which he says it has flashed by. Alan talks about how he will keep his attacking ways and try to win every game at Newcastle. As we said yesterday, we think it's hard for any manager to have done any better than what [.

Referees Not Held Accountable For Game-Changing Poor Decisions

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The Chelsea game cost Newcastle United quite a lot last Saturday. Demba Ba brought down by David Luiz after four minutes Not only should have Newcastle been playing against 10 men after just four minutes, when referee Mike Dean should have sent David Luiz off, but to make it just a little bit harder to [.

Guthrie Out Up To Six Weeks – Tiote Also Misses Norwich Game

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Some bad news this morning that both Cheick Tiote and Danny Guthrie are out injured and will not play on Saturday. Danny Guthrie out from four to six weeks And the news is that Danny Guthrie could be missing up to six weeks with a groin problem, and that's not good news for a Newcastle squad [...

Alan Pardew Gives Coloccini 50-50 Chance Of Playing Saturday

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Along with Fabricio Coloccini saying last night he thinks he can make the game on Saturday at Norwich,  Alan Pardew has said this morning Colo does have a chance to play at Carrow Road. Alan Pardew - Coloccini is 50-50 for Saturday That's been the good and rather surprising news this morning, and we have to hope the Argentine [.

Kadar The Best Option If Coloccini Cannot Play

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There is good news this morning that Newcastle captain Fabrico Coloccini thinks he has a chance to make the game at Norwich on Saturday. Tamas Kadar - will Pardew give him his chance on Saturday? And while we've heard very little from Newcastle manager Alan Pardew this week on the injury front, he will still need to decide who will play alongside Perch [.

Alan Pardew Fears Losing Top Players Once Again

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It turns out that contract negotiations with some of Newcastle's top players do not seem to be leading to any solutions anytime soon. Fabricio Coloccini contract difficulties? Alan Pardew will hardly want to lose any more of his players since losing Carroll, Nolan, Enrique and Barton in the first nine months he was at [.

Great News – Coloccini Says He Could Make It On Saturday

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With things being very quiet this week and nothing being officially said about Coloccini's injury, we had thought he may even have an outside chance of playing at Carrow Road this Saturday. Fab Coloccini may play on Saturday Coloccini had a similar problem a couple of week sagio when he had a back spasm before [.

Verdict On Alan Pardew’s First Year At Newcastle – Excellent Job

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Today is the first anniversary of Alan Pardew becoming manager of Newcastle United. Alan Pardew excellent job over the past year Last year on this date, which fell on a Thursday, Alan was giving his first interview to the local press, and he came across very well indeed. Alan had come on board after popular manager Chris Hughton had been unfairly sacked,  but since then he's taken Newcastle up to 3rd place [.

Not All Doom And Gloom At Newcastle

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Yohan Cabaye has started his Newcastle career in great style and he has now played 16 times for the Magpies and two great goals. Yohan Cabaye - done well at Newcastle The bubble seems to have bust on Saturday, not because we lost 3-0 to Chelsea not because we have lost Steven  Taylor for the season with a serious Achilles injury ,and Steven's been one of our very best players.

Tamas Kadar Brought In From The Cold

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You just never know in football, Â and the events of last Saturday could well have given 21 year-old Tamas Kadar a big chance at Newcastle. Tamas Kadar will he get his chance on Saturday? Tamas was signed back in January of 2008, and he played 16 times in the promotion season and always looked [...

Are Newcastle Interested In Kolo Toure?

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Newcastle certainly need to bring in a couple of defenders in the January transfer window, now that Steven Taylor is out for the season. Kolo Toure coming to Newcastle? But the reports yesterday that Newcastle will turn to Kolo Toure of Manchester City are surely way off the mark. Don't get me wrong, Â the [.

When Will Davide Santon Replace Ryan Taylor?

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We thought Ryan Taylor was exposed in the first half on Saturday against Chelsea. Ryan Taylor played well this season While Ryan Taylor has played very well this season in an unaccustomed position of left back, he has been exposed a few times this season when the player he is up against is a fast [.

Newcastle Squad Still Have That Great Fight And Desire

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Shola  Ameobi, one of Newcastle's most experienced players,  has come out and said something that is needed this week. Shola Ameobi - lads will still fight Shola, who is a big and positive influence in the dressing room according to Alan Pardew,  has come out today and said the lads  will still be fighting like crazy after only getting a single point out of our last three games.

Things Are Simply Never Boring At Newcastle United

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This has been the best start to the season since the mid 1990s when the great Kevin Keegan was managing the Entertainers. Alan Pardew tough job for the Newcastle manager But after Saturday's game there are now huge challenges ahead for Newcastle manager Alan Pardew,  as injuries to Steven Taylor and Fab Coloccini have exposed the threadbare Newcastle squad.

Mike Williamson Could Be Ready For Swansea Game

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With Steven Taylor and Fab Coloccini being two of Newcastle's very best players this season, Mike Williamson couldn't have been thinking he's get many game sin the Newcastle first team when he returned from his ankle injury. Mike Williamson ready for Swansea? But it's now all chance at Newcastle with Steven Taylor out for [.

Let’s Hope Both Gutierrez And Tiote Are Back On Saturday

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Jonas Gutierrez will be back on Saturday and that's good news on the defensive front for Newcastle. Jonas Gutierrez missed hios defending on Saturday It seems that Chelsea targeted Ryan Taylor in Saturday's game as one of Newcastle's weak links, with Daniel Sturridge continually running at the former Wigan player, especially in the first half.

Let’s Hope Both Gutierrez And Tiote Are Back On Saturday

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Jonas Gutierrez will be back on Saturday and that's good news on the defensive front for Newcastle. Jonas Gutierrez missed hios defending on Saturday It seems that Chelsea targeted Ryan Taylor in Saturday's game as one of Newcastle's weak links, with Daniel Sturridge continually running at the former Wigan player, especially in the first half.

Newcastle Could Bring Back Sebastian Bassong On Loan

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Who will play enxt to James Perch on Saturday at Norwich is still unknown, which illustrates the problems Newcastle now have at enter-back given Steven Taylor and Fab Coloccini are out inured. Seb Bassong while at Newcastle during the relegation season Steven is likely to be out for the season, and it's still not known [.

Alan Pardew Has To Create New Back Four This Week

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Things may not look too good at the moment but I just watched the Fulham -- Liverpool game and Liverpool managed to lose it 1-0 at Craven Cottage to a poor Fulham side. Alan Pardew -- still smiling after all these problems  So Liverpool are still 3 points behind Newcastle who are joint 5th top with Arsenal [.

Magpies’ Potential Target Admits Newcastle Are A Big Club

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With the news in the local papers we had thought it was almost a cast iron certainty that the striker that would be coming in early January would be Mobido Maiga of Sochaux. Olivier Giroud -- Newcastle are a big club -- so who knows? Newcastle were close to signing the 24 year-old on the last day [.

Pardew Will Try To Accelerate Mike Williamson Comeback

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Mike Williamson is about two weeks away from his return to full training at Newcastle. Mike Williamson -- back in two weeks Alan Pardew is facing up to a mini injury crisis at Newcastle with Steven Taylor out for the season and Fab Coloccini missing the next game at Norwich City this Saturday.

It’s All So Very Tough On Steven Taylor – He’s Simply Devastated

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Let's just say front we feel really sorry for Steven Taylor, that he's now going to be out for the season with his Achilles injury. Steven Taylor with referee Mike Dean Saturday Since Taylor was injured in January of last year against WBA, he has played only 29 times for the side, and assuming he's out until the summer e will [.

Yohan Cabaye – It Was A Cruel Games For Us

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The only thing the Newcastle team can do this week, after the way the game went on Saturday against Chelsea, is to keep their heads up, and just get on with it. Cabaye tussles with Ramires on Saturday We only ended up with one point from the last three games after all, but Newcastle were so unlucky on Saturday and also unlucky at the Etihad stadium a [.

Yohan Cabaye – It Was A Cruel Games For Us

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The only thing the Newcastle team can do this week, after the way the game went on Saturday against Chelsea, is to keep their heads up, and just get on with it. Cabaye tussles with Ramires on Saturday We only ended up with one point from the last three games after all, but Newcastle were so unlucky on Saturday and also unlucky at the Etihad stadium a [.

Alan Pardew – We Want To Get Back In The Top Four

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Newcastle are facing a bit of a crisis through the end of the year with Steven Taylor and Coloccini, two of Newcastle's best players this season, both out injured. The two managers on the sidelines Saturday This will be a big test of Alan Pardew's management skills, and also a test of  the so far [.

Three Goals Was Cruel On Brilliant Tim Krul

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Tim Krul is the goalkeeper in form in the Premier League and his last two performances for Newcastle have been absolutely brilliant. Tim Krul after saving penalty in first half That's not to say her hasn't been in excellent form all season but his performances at Old tr afford followed by his performance against Chelsea [.

Newcastle Could Bring In Two Center-Backs In January

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News today in the Journal that the powers that be at Newcastle will be deciding whether to bring in two new center-backs in the January transfer window. James Perch -- becomes important player for Newcastle The big bad news on Saturday was with just two minutes left in the game Steven Taylor ruptured his Achilles,  and he is in London today having an operation that [.

Steven Taylor To Have Operation – James Perch Gets Chance

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News today that Steven Taylor will have an operation on his Achilles tendon tomorrow and will now likely be out for the rest of the season. Steven Taylor -- likely out for the rest of the season This is very bad news for the Newcastle side, but not exactly unexpected, but Steven has still had a terrific season and has [.

Newcastle Get Blackburn At Home In FA Cup 3rd Round

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Newcastle United have been drawn at home to Blackburn Rovers in the third round of the FA Cup. That's the news today and it's a winnable game for the Magpies, after they rather easily beat Blackburn 3-1 in the league at home but lost 4-3 in extra time at Ewood Park in the Carling Cup, [...]


James Tavernier Being Groomed For First Team

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Newcastle's talented defender James Tavernier has so far played 36 games on loan this year. James Tavernier -- one of Newcastle's top youngsters James is currently on loan at Sheffield Wednesday, and he has played 18 times at Gateshead and 17 times at Carlisle and made one appearance so for for Wednesday so far this year.

Liam Ridgewell Could Become January Target For Newcastle

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Both Steven Taylor and Fabricio Coloccini were injured in yesterdays' 3-0 home defeat against Chelsea. Liam Ridgewell -- experienced Premier League player And with Steven's Achilles injury likely to be serious,  Newcastle will definitely need to go into the market for a center-back in January.

Shola Ameobi – All Hands To The Pump At Newcastle

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Shola Ameobi came on for Ben Arfa in the second half yesterday and almost scored with a terrific shot which thundered off the post with Petr Cech beaten. Shola Ameobi -- all hands to the pump In fact Newcastle hit the woodwork three times yesterday, and just like the game at the Etihad Stadium two [.

James Perch Will Definitely Be Playing Next Weekend

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The worst thing about yesterday's 3-0 defeat by Chelsea wasn't the defeat itself, but that we had both our top center-backs injured and leave the game. James Perch -- replacing the injured Colo yesterday Coloccini had to leave after about 28 minutes with a thigh strain,  and James Perch was introduced to the white hot atmosphere of [.

Poignant Scenes At Gary Speed Newcastle Tribute – Video

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There were emotional scenes yesterday all around the Premier League as a minute's applause took place before the games yesterday to honor the life and career of  Gary Speed. Gary Speed -- Legend And while the big tribute will take place at the next home game against Swansea City on 17th December there were some emotional scenes yesterday at [.

Newcastle Interested In Crystal Palace Whiz Kid

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News in the People today that Newcastle are set to sign 19 year-old Crystal Palace striker/winger Wilfried Zaha. Wilfried Zaha -- Crystal Palace winger/striker The young England U19 player, who was born in the Ivory Coast,  is also interesting Stoke City and the transfer fee is said to be £3M. Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman turned down an approach [.

Bad News – Steven Taylor Could Be Out For The Season

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It doesn't seem like it's very good news on the injury front at all,  following today's 3-0 defeat against Chelsea at St. James' Park. Steven Taylor - Achilles injury could be very serious Newcastle defender Steven Taylor is set to undergo a scan on an Achilles injury he sustained near the end of today's match, and there are now fears he [.

Chelsea Game One To Forget – Magpies Can Win Next Four Games

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The score of 3-0 gives the impression it was an easy win this afternoon for Chelsea. Alan Pardew - at St. James' Park this afternoon The London side were a lot better than they've looked over the last several games but Newcastle  should have been  playing 10 men after 4 minutes. David Luiz fouled Demba Ba as he was running onto the ball -- clear through [.

Alan Pardew – Why Wasn’t David Luiz Sent Off After Four Minutes?

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Newcastle boss Alan Pardew asked a very simple question after this game -- why wasn't David Luiz sent off after 4 minutes. Andre Villas Boas and Alan Pardew at today's game Demba Ba was clean through on goal, and no other outfield player was within 10 yards of the play, and David Luiz brought down the Senegal striker a few yards outside the penalty box.

Newcastle 0 Chelsea 3 – Video Highlights

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Newcastle 0 Chelsea 3 -- Video Highlights


Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Chelsea – Poll

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Let us know who you think Newcastle's best player was today against Chelsea in our 3-0 defeat to the London side.


Newcastle 0 Chelsea 3 – Full Match Report

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Here's the game as we saw it -- as it happened. There was a rousing tribute to Gary Speed before kick off with John Carver in tears on the sideline and the Newcastle crowd were roaring out "There's Only One Gary Speed" The Newcastle crowd were in good form as the game kicked off and the atmosphere at the ground seemed to be electric.

Newcastle Lose 3-0 – Go Down Fighting – S Taylor And Coloccini Injured

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The 3-0 scoreline hardly tells the story of this game,  as Chelsea scored two goals in the last two minutes and Steven Taylor had to go off injured after 89 minutes with an injury,  after Newcastle had already used all three substitutes. But the big talking point of this game is that Chelsea should have been reduced to 10 men after only 4 minutes, when [.

Peter Lovenkrands Comes In For The Suspended Gutierrez

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A bit of surprise in the Newcastle side today to face Chelsea, as Peter Lovenkrands has been drafted in to replace the suspended Jonas Gutierrez, and Sammy Ameobi is on the bench. And that's the only enforced change from the team that started against Manchester United last Saturday, and miraculously came away with a well earned point.

Sammy Ameobi – Just A Humble Walker Lad

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Sammy Ameobi will in all likelihood start in place of the suspended Jonas Gutierrez on the left wing against Chelsea this afternoon. Sammy Ameobi 6'3″ promising Newcastle winger It's obvious from what Sammy says that he's been brought up in a good family,  and it also seems his older brother Shola has had a massive influence on him.

Pardew – A Draw Would Be Good But We Want The Win

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In the next two home games there will two tributes paid to former Newcastle star Gary Speed. Great recent shot of manager Alan Pardew he has a right to be smiling! In today's game against Chelsea Newcastle will hold a one minute's applause for the former Newcastle player,  who played 284 times at Newcastle with 40 goals from February 1998.

Newcastle Continue Their Interest In Top Auxerre Midfielder

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Sevilla seem to have joined Newcastle United in being interested in Auxerre's impressive  attacking midfielder Alain Traore, who turns 23 on December 31st. Alain Tarore Newcastle interested? The 22 year-old started his career at Planete Champion in 2004 before joining Auxerre one year later, and there was also news in talksport about two weeks ago,  that Newcastle were [.

Newcastle Could Allow Fraser Forster To Leave In January

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It's likely that Fraser Forster could make a permanent move to Celtic next month. Fraser Forster - Newcastle could sell in January The giant 6'7″ goalkeeper , who has never played in the Newcastle first team in a competitive game, was given his chance in the pre-season at Newcastle, when the manager took a good look atn him on the US tour and in pre-season  games.

Newcastle vs Chelsea – Match Preview

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Newcastle face a tough game at St. Jmes'k tomorrow against Chelsea, who are one point and one place below them in the Premier League. Newcastle only need to draw this game to keep themselves in 4th position in the league and that will be the minimum that Alan Pardew will want to get out of the game.

Newcastle Delay Tribute To Gary Speed At Wife’s Request

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Newcastle have postponed their planned tribute to their former midfield star Gary Speed at the request of his wife Louise. Gary Speed wuith his wife Louise in a recent photograph It tunes out that Spepd's wife Louise has been very touched by the plans made by his former clubs to honor her husband, and she wants to [.

An Emotional Day Tomorrow For Newcastle Fans Everywhere

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There's no doubt that this has been an emotional week for the Newcastle United club. Gary Speed honored tomorrow at St. James' Park The terrible and tragic news on Sunday morning that Gary Speed had been found dead in his home in Cheshire hit the football world hard very hard. But that was especially true at Newcastle, where he played 284 times with 40 goals [.

Pardew Challenges Newcastle To Be In Top Four At Xmas

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Alan Pardew has issued a rallying call to his players to have Newcastle United still in the top four by Christmas. Alan Pardew - hoping for all 3 points tomorrow Alan Pardew has gone out of his way to make sure his players don't get carried away too much, with their high position in the [...]


Barton Admits It’s Time To Keep His Peace On Newcastle

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Some good news from Joey Barton which he hope he will carry through on. About an hour ago on his Twitter account, which has got him into significant trouble since he started it up  last May, Joey  tweeted this about an hour ago: "Pardews a good man and manager, I agree with what he has said.

Pardew Unimpressed With Barton Tweets – Why Does He Do It?

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When we saw those tweets from Joey Barton earlier in the week, our first question was why he keeps stirring things up from  the past again. Alan Pardew waves to Geordie fans after Man City game After all Joey no longer plays for Newcastle,  and it was well documented that he dislikes Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias, and that's being kind about how to describe the relationship.

Pardew Unimpressed With Barton Tweets – Why Does He Do It?

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When we saw those tweets from Joey Barton earlier in the week, our first question was why he keeps stirring things up from  the past again. Alan Pardew waves to Geordie fans after Man City game After all Joey no longer plays for Newcastle,  and it was well documented that he dislikes Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias, and that's being kind about how to describe the relationship.

We’re Not As Good As Entertainers But We Work So Hard

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Alan Pardew yesterday talked about his team, but said they were not as good as the Entertainers of the 1990s. Alan Pardew we work so hard When Kevin Keegan managed the side from 1992 through 1997,  he turned Newcastle into an all-out attacking force, and the team was just great to watch, even though we gave up too many [.

French Press Link Newcastle With Polish International Midfielder

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There are reports in the French press that Newcastle are interested in signing Polish midfielder Ludovic Obraniak, who plays at Lille. Ludovic Obraniak cannot get games in Lille side But with the player being 27 years-old and getting less games at Lille since Joe Cole moved them on loan this season, we doubt if [.

Pardew Explains Tiote Injury – Sad To See Bruce Sacked

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Alan Pardew had said earlier this week that Cheick Tiote would be fit for the Chelsea game, but unfortunately the Ivory Coast International has been ruled out of the game. Cheick Tiote- will miss 6th game in a row tomorrow Cheick has missed the last five game, but Danny Guthrie has come in for an extended run and has performed [.

Pardew Wants Win For Gary Speed – Carver Very Very Upset

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Alan Pardew has come out with a rallying cry to his troops for the Chelsea game, and he us asking his team to win the game for the memory of the great Gary Speed. Win this game in honor of Gary Speed The Newcastle United club have put a fitting tribute in place for one [...]


Tim Krul – City Of Newcastle Deserves Magpies’ Success

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In a recent poll we conducted goalkeeper Tim Krul came out on top as the most improved player at the club this season with a huge 42% of the vote, with over 1600 readers casting their vote. Tim Krul saves brilliantly from a Vidic point-blank header Steven Taylor was second on 17% and Ryan Taylor third on 13% and captain [.

Demba Ba An Excellent Replacement For Andy Carroll

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Demba Ba, the former West Ham United striker has 9 goals in 14 appearances for Newcastle this season. Demba Ba - in action on Saturday After getting of to a slow start to his Newcastle, probably because of Ramadan,  the annual month of fasting in the Islam faith, Ba has come through in great style this season.

Williamson Back Soon – Newcastle Need Another Center-Back

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Newcastle have so far been lucky wit injuries and Alan Pardew has been able to field the Newcastle defense in the first 13 games in the Premier League. Mike Williamson back in two weeks And with Mike Williamson being out with an ankle injury since the Carling Cup game at Scunthorpe in August Newcastle [.

Chris Waddle Lauds Alan Pardew’s Unexpected Success

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50 year-old Chris Waddle was born in Felling, and he started his career at Tow Law Town before moving to Newcastle in 1980. Chris Waddle - played for England 61 times Chris played for four years at Newcastle and appeared 191 times with 52 goals before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in 1984. Waddle also played [.

Newcastle 5th Top Spender With £6M On Agents’ Fees

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The Premier League has announced what each of its club spent on agents' fees. Demba Ba wonder how much his agent fee was? And of course Manchester City spent more than any other Premier League side over the last year with £9.66M going to representative of the players, which is now obviously a lucrative [.