Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2012

Reports Liverpool To Come In For Demba Ba Tomorrow

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Tomorrow may not be a very good day for Newcastle supporters. Demba Ba Liverpool after this player? Last year we lost Andy Carroll to Liverpool in a shock £35M deal on the last day of this window, and even Alan Pardew was not expecting that. Now David Craig of Sky Sports News is reporting there are persistent rumors (that will not [.

Bad News – Cabaye Charged By FA – Could Be Banned 3 Games

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We were hoping this woukd not happen. But today Newcastle United midfielder and French International Yohan Cabaye has been charged with violent conduct. It follows the referee in that game reviewing some video of a collision between Cabaye and Brighton's El-Abd. The incident happened during Brighton's FA Cup tie at the Amex Stadium on Saturday [.

James Perch Was One Of Our Better Players On Saturday

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Alan Pardew is hoping that Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse will be back in time to be able to take part at Blackburn on Wednesday evening. James Perch in action at Brighton That's the first game after the transfer window closes at 11:00 pm tomorrow night, so let's hope we don't lose any of our [...]


Yohan Cabaye Has Done Nothing Wrong

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We've noticed before that on the Premier League telecasts they seem to look for bad fouls that were not given and keep showing the video again and again. Yohan Cabaye - Pardew defends his player That happened in the Manchester City vs Tottenham game, and it ended up with Balotelli getting a four match ban, [.

Pardew – We Need To Do Better At Blackburn

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Both Demba  Ba and Papiss Cisse should be arriving back in Newcastle today after Senegal were eliminated from the African Cup of Nations. Alan Pardew - we need to do better at Blackburn But both players will find that Newcastle only have Premier League games left  to play this season, after sadly being eliminated 1-0 from the FA Cup at Brighton [.

Senegal Lose To Libya – Demba Ba And Papiss Cisse Both Play

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It was certainly a miserable African Cup of Nations for Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse as Senegal were surprisingly beaten  2-1 by Libya last night in Estadio de Bata in Bata,  in the final qualifying game of Group A. Papiss Cisse in action Ihab Bouseffi scored both goals for Libya and it meant Senegal  lost all their [.

Cabaye Could Face Three Match Ban – For What?

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The Daily Mirror and other papers are  reporting that Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye could face a three match ban. Yohan Cabaye - in collision with El-Abd Brighton defender Adam El-Abd was left with a slightly cut lip ( with the emphasis on slightly), after the second-half collision the two had down the right wing.

Newcastle After Top Young Danish Center-Back

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew wants to get Danish defender Jores Okore. Jores Okore top 19 year-old Danish center-back The 19 year-old was born in Abidjan in the Ivory Coast,  and he moved to Denmark with his family at the age of 3, and the center-back now plays for Danish club FC Nordsjælland based in [.

Rumors That Newcastle Will Sign French Center-Back

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Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga Mbiwa is said to be on his way to have a medical at Newcastle United. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa Newcastle agreed fee with Montpellier? But we don't how true this story is, because it's a rumor that's been generated on Sky Sports. The rumor is that Newcastle have had an offer accepted for the [.

Lovenkrands Wants A Chance – And Wants To Stay On Tyneside

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Peter Lovenkrands was signed as a  free agent by Joe Kinnear in January of 2009, the season we were relegated. Peter Lovenkrands 29 goals in 81 Newcastle appearances And Peter has been a good player for Newcastle, especially during the promotion season, when he hit 16 goals in 32 appearances for the side.

Why Financial Fair Play Rules Are Good For Newcastle

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Alan Pardew has talked about the Financial Fair Play Rules which are coming into operation for European clubs gradually over the next few seasons. Michel Platini has introduced Financial Fair Play Rules In a nutshell,  clubs will only be allowed to pay out money that they earn from their revenues as a football club.

One The Positive Side – Europa Cup Spot Still A Possibility

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It must be hard being a manager when you have said the lads will put up a good performance after the Fulham disaster, and then we  lose to a lower league side in the FA Cup. Alan Pardew it was a bit galling And it's not gone unnoticed that's for the second year in a row Newcastle have been eliminated [.

Apologies Wear A Bit Thin – We’ll Put Things Right At Blackburn

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Leon Best has come out and told the Newcastle supporters not to worry the team spirit is still high in the Newcastle dressing room. Leon Best in action yesterday We think Brighton may have had a couple of half chances in the game yesterday, but after 76 minutes they managed to get the only [...]


If Newcastle Cannot Get Mariappa – Loan Deal May Be The Solution

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Newcastle will try to do a loan deal if they cannot tie up Watford's Adrian Mariappa before Tuesday's transfer deadline. Adrian Mariappa unlikely to be joining Newcastle Newcastle have not been too lucky with loan deals over the last few years, and two that immediately come to mind are Uruguayan Ignacio Gonzalez and Stephen Ireland, both [.

Demba Ba To Leave Newcastle This Summer

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Th Sunday Mirror is reporting that Demba Ba will leave Newcastle in the summer. Demba Ba - leaving Newcastle in the summer? The 26-year-old is reported to be ready to leave Tyneside at the end of the season, with many top clubs now interested in the striker, which is hardly surprising since he has smashed in 15 [.

Alan Pardew – We Weren’t Threatening Enough In Front Of Goal

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Alan  Pardew rightly thought his side were not threatening enough in front of  goal this afternoon at Brighton , when Newcastle went out of the FA Cup with a late own goal by Mike Williamson. Alan Pardew we did not take our chances Pardw  felt his side lacked any threat in front of goal, and he's right about that, because Shola Ameobi and Leon Best didn't look at all sharp [.

Newcastle Fans Deserve Better Than This

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It's only one game we know,  but it was another embarrassing defeat for Newcastle at the Amex Stadium this afternoon. Will Buckley after his shot was deflected into goal by Mike Williamson And for the second game in a  row Newcastle let their fans down, with what was at best a tepid performance at the Amex Stadium.

Brighton 1 Newcastle 0 – Video Lowlights

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Brighton 1 Newcastle 0 Video Highlights


Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player At Brighton?

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Let us know who you think Newcastle's best player was this afternoon at the Amex Stadium, when Newcastle went down 1-0 in the 4th round of the FA Cup.


Brighton 1 – Newcastle 0 – Magpies Surrender – No Cutting Edge Up Front

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For the second game in a row Newcastle let their fans down badly,  as they went down 1-0 to Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium this afternoon in the 4th round of the FA Cup. The game had been very even in the first half and then in the first 20 minutes of the second half Newcastle raised their game, but [.

Coloccini Out – Perch, Santon And Ameobi Start At Brighton

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Fabricio Coloccini doesn't make the game at Brighton this afternoon, and in comes James Perch to partner Mike Williamson at the back. The Newcastle captain was a doubt with a groin strain,  and it's always better to go safety first with these types of injuries, and hopefully Fab will be fit for the league game at Blackburn [.

Don’t Play Coloccini Today If He’s Not 100% Fit

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Alan Pardew has stated that Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini would play through the  pain barrier at Brighton and Hove Albion tonight, but that doesn't sound good to us. Fabricio Coloccini don't play him if he's not 100% fit It's true that Coloccini played with back pain at Bolton Wanderers in Newcastle's 2-0 win and [.

Bolton Move Forces Newcastle To Go Back In For Wilfried Zaha

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Bolton Wanderers  have entered the market for Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha. Wilfried Zaha Newcastle back in for youngster Newcastle had held talks with the Crystal Palace Chairmen Martin Long and Steve Parish earlier in the week,  after Palace were eliminated from the Carling Cup by Cardiff City.

Can Newcastle Win The FA Cup This Year?

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Once the January transfer window is over, Alan Pardew and the Newcastle Board will concentrate on getting some of our players signed up to new contracts. Danny Simpson dreams of winning the FA Cup One of those players is former Manchester United full-back Danny Simpson, whose contract runs out in 18 months time, and he seems keen to stay on Tyneside.

Alan Pardew Would Prioritize FA Cup Over Premier League

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If Newcastle can get a good run going in the FA Cup this season, he is willing to field a weakened side in the league in order to increase Newcastle's chances of winning the FA Cup. Alan Pardew prioritized FA Cup at West Ham And apparently he did that before when he was manager at West Ham. West Ham [.

Brighton vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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Newcastle have a chance to reach the last 16 of the FA Cup tomorrow afternoon if we can beat Brighton & Hove Albion. And then with our best team out and a home draw, Â we can beat any team in the competition, Â so we must fancy our chances in the FA Cup this season, if [...]


Alan Smith Loaned Out To League One Club MK Dons

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It has been announced that Newcastle midfielder Alan Smith is joining League One side MK Dons on loan for the rest of the season. Alan Smith joining MK Dons for the rest of the season The 31-year-old former Leeds United and Manchester United player has appeared in only two cameo substitute appearances for Newcastle [.

Watford Reject Latest Magpies’ Mariappa Bid – Time For Plan B

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News is coming in that Watford have just rejected Newcastle's third bid for center-back Adrian Mariappa. Adrian Mariappa 3rd bid turned down by Watford That was supposed to be the third and final bid from Newcastle, and it's very unusual for Mike Ashley to go back twice with improved offers for any player,  but that seems [.

Gus Poyet – Pardew Has Done An Incredible Job On Tyneside

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44 year-old Gus Poyet is a good up and coming manager who was a great player at Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. Gus Poyet an up and coming manager The Uruguayan has been Assistant manager under Dennis Wise at Leeds United and Assistant manager at Tottenham under the short one year reign of Juande Ramos.

Newcastle Owe Fans A Top Performance Tomorrow At Brighton

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There's no doubt that Newcastle will go all out to win their FA Cup 4th round tie at Brighton tomorrow, in a late game that kicks off at 5:15pm tomorrow. Alan Pardew taking the Cup very seriously Newcastle have not taken the Cup competitions that seriously, especially over the last four seasons, where we have been more interested in our league position than [.

Ben Arfa Is So Very Good For The Game Of Football

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There's no doubt that Hatem  Ben Arfa is one of the most exiting players that Newcastle have on Tyneside at the moment. A trivia question in the years ahead what has Ben Arfa just achieved? As we all know the Frenchman has had a tough time of things since he arrived in August of 2010, and he was out almost a year with that [.

Coloccini Now A Real Doubt For Brighton Game

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We were told by Alan Pardew yesterday that Coloccini had taken a slight knock in training. Fabricio Coloccini has a groin strain But now it seems that Fabricio has picked up what is thought to be a slight groin strain. But Newcastle's captain is now thought to be a real a doubt for tomorrow's [...]


Newcastle Could Bring In This Center-Back On Loan

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If Newcastle cannot get Adrian Mariappa in from Watford before next Tuesday evening, who are the other targets  Newcastle are pursuing? Cesena's Yohan Benalouane available on loan We know that a number of their top targets like James Tomkins are not available in January, but the 22 year-old could be available in the summer, if for example West Ham don't gain promotion back to [.

10 Good Questions From “We Are Brighton” Web-Site

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Sometimes before games we get questions from a web-site of the opposing team. The We are Brighton web-site banner And earlier in the week Scott McCarthy, who runs the We are Brighton web-site contacted me and I agreed to answer his questions related to Newcastle and tomorrow's game. Here's Scott's questions and my answers [.

Newcastle Put In Improved Offer For Center-Back

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Newcastle have made an improved offer for Watford center-back Adrian Mariappa. Adrian Mariappa third bid in the last one? That's according to the Daily Mirror today, and if true that would be Newcastle's third offer for the 25 year-old. Newcastle were said to have bid around £2M earlier in the week after their initial offer of £750K for [.

Newcastle To Prioritize Contracts Once Transfer Window Slams Shut

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In Alan Pardew's press conference for the Brighton game this afternoon, he would not be drawn on which specific players Newcastle were after before the end of the month. Alan Pardew contracts next up once transfer window ends There's nothing wrong with that of course, but Alan did say that once next Wednesday and [.

Pardew Happy To Have Senegal Strikers Back – Coloccini Has Knock

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Alan Pardew has said in his Brighton press conference this afternoon, that Newcastle may try to get Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse back for the Premier League game next Wednesday evening at Blackburn. Alan Pardew - when in Tenerife earlier this week Alan was asked about what he thinks about Senegal strikers Demba Ba and [.

We Are Ready For Brighton And Fighting Fit

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Yohan Cabaye is used to winning things and when he was at Lille last season they won both the French Cup along with the French League Title. Yohan Cabaye no excuses at Brighton Yohan apologized earlier in the week for the dreadful capitulation in the second half at Fulham, and he has come out [...]


Demba Ba Likely To Start At Blackburn Next Wednesday

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With Senegal going down 2-1 last night to Equatorial Guinea, one of the host countries, in the African Cup of Nations, it could be that Papiss Cisse will make his debut at Blackburn Rovers next Wednesday evening. Demba Ba likely to start next Wednesday evening Senegal cannot now qualify from their group, as they have [.

FA Cup Very Important To Newcastle – We Want To Win It

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Haris Vuckic has been interviewed by the Newcastle web-site while he was in Tenerife, with the rest of the Newcastle squad. Haris Vuckic FA Cup is important for Newcastle The lads returned last night to continue their preparation for the FA Cup 4th round game at Brighton on Saturday a game Newcastle will [.

Newcastle Cool Their Interest In Manchester United Star

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Newcastle will not be signing Ravel Morrison from Manchester United in January. Ravel Morrison Newcastle have cooled their interest Newcastle did make an offer for Morrison a few weeks back, and it was said to be around £1M but it was rejected by the Manchester club. And the Newcastle Journal is reporting that the Red Devils rate the 18 year-old youngster at £4M, even though he [.

Newcastle Cool Their Interest In Manchester United Star

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Newcastle will not be signing Ravel Morrison from Manchester United in January. Ravel Morrison Newcastle have cooled their interest Newcastle did make an offer for Morrison a few weeks back, and it was said to be around £1M but it was rejected by the Manchester club. And the Newcastle Journal is reporting that the Red Devils rate the 18 year-old youngster at £4M, even though he [.

Newcastle Show Interest In Burnley Striker – A Summer Target?

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Newcastle United have apparently shown an interest in Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez, according to local reports in Lancashire. Jay Rodriquez Newcastle may go after him this summer Newcastle are said to have made tentative inquiries about the 22 year-old, Â who has scored 14 goals in 32 appearances for Burnley this season.

Newcastle Move To Bring Dutch International In On Loan

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There's a report in the Daily Mirror that Newcastle are after Dutch international winger Eljero Elia on loan. Dutch International winger Eljero Elia The 26 times capped Dutch International only joined Juventus from Hamburg last summer, but has only played three times for the Italian club. Italy doesn't seem to have suited the winger too much, and we suppose Newcastle [.

Senegal Lose 2-1 To Equatorial Guinea – Cannot Qualify

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Equatorial Guinea pulled off a shock result tonight, when they beat Senegal 2-1 at the Estadio de Bata in Bata Demba Ba Senegal beaten - cannot advance from their group Both Newcastle strikers Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse started the game up front for Senegal. Equatorial Guinea went two goals up with goals from C.

Newcastle Nice And Stable Now And A Lot More Relaxed

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Ryan Taylor has revealed that things are a lot more stable at the Newcastle club. Ryan Taylor after scoring stunning winner at Sunderland It seems ever since Alan Pardew arrived he has stamped his authority on the team and the club in a very positive way, and certainly the players seem right behind what he's trying to do.

Newcastle In Negotiations To Bring Wilfried Zaha To Tyneside

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Newcastle are in negotiation with Wilfried Zaha's representatives to bring the lad to Newcastle. Wilfried Zaha could be arriving at Newcastle With Crystal Palace having been eliminated last night from the Carling Cup at the semi-final stage by Cardiff City, the way is now clear for Palace to let their top 19 year-old move on.

Pardew – The Hunger Has To Be There At Newcastle

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The mid-season break in Tenerife in Spain's Canary Islands ends today. John Carver and Alan Pardew The lads have been recharging their batteries in the sunshine, and are getting ready for the last four months of the season, which will decide how well Newcastle do in the Premier League and in the FA Cup, and whether Newcastle can again qualify for [.

Newcastle Prepared To Sell Fraser Forster To Celtic

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It seems that Newcastle are ready to sell Fraser Forster to Celtic. Forster does not want to stay on Tyneside if he is not the number one, Â and Tim Krul is clearly the top goalkeeper at Newcastle, and he's the same age as Fraser 23 years-old. Forster had a chance last summer to claim [...]


Ajax Will Sell Newcastle Target Jan Vertonghen This Summer

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One of the players Newcastle will bring in over the summer is a top center-back. Jan Vertonghen will be sold in the summer The work going on now to bring in Adrian Mariappa is as cover in case one of out two center-backs are injured through the end of the season, because we've already proved this [.

Pardew – We Hope To Keep It All Together

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A lot of transfer business goes on during the last day of the transfer window. Cheick Tiote in action at Bolton That's next Tuesday in this particular window,  and that's when Sky Sports seems to go crazy as they report the details of deals being closed amid all of the excitement that they say exists.

Newcastle Trying To Do Transfer Business Quickly And Quietly

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Newcastle try to conduct their transfer business quietly and as quickly as possible. Alan Pardew Newcastle try to do their transfers quickly and quietly So when it gets out in the open who they are after and bids are turned down, and other clubs become interested in the same player, that's not good news for Newcastle.

Newcastle First Bid Was £750K For Adrian Mariappa

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There is a report in the Daily Mirror that Newcastle's opening bid for Watford center-back,  25 year-old Adrian Mariappa, was £750K. Adrian Miappa first bid was £750K That was the first offer,  and the reports suggest that a later bid was made and was anywhere from £2M to £3M, but it's more likely to be around £2M and that [.

Are Newcastle About To Sign Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha

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Cardiff City beat Crystal Palace tonight in the Carling Cup semi-final when they won 3-1 on penalties. Wilfried Zaha top young youngster That was after the score was 1-0 to Cardiff after 90 minutes and after extra time, and on display for Palace were at least players Newcastle have been interested in right back Nathaniel Clyne and winger/striker Wilfried [.

Seven Days To Get Another Center-Back – What’s Plan B?

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Newcastle have had their first offer for Watford center-back Adrian Mariappa turned down. Adrian Mariappa will Newcastle increase their bid? The powers that be at Newcastle are now considering whether to mount an improved offer for Mariappa, and Derek LLambias and Secretary Lee Charnley will be in touch with Alan Pardew in the Canary Islands.

Ben Arfa Becoming Newcastle’s Secret Weapon

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There were some good things that came out of the game on Saturday at Fulham. Ben Arfa becoming Newcastle's secret weapon One of them was how very well the lads played in that first half, and of the seven goals scored,  Newcastle produced the best two individual goals from Danny Guthrie and Ben Arfa.

Pardew – The FA Cup Is Very Important To Newcastle

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Newcastle's capitulation on Saturday could become a useful thing if it never happens again to Newcastle this season. Alan Pardew we cannot switch off at Brighton Whenever Newcastle have a good first half from now on,  or when they are on top in any game, they should realize that the game is not won.

Could Pardew Become England Manager After Redknapp Disclosures?

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Prosecutors have accused Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp of taking bungs (bribes)  in an offshore tax dodge. Harry Redknapp arriving at Southwark Crown Court yesterday That was the news yesterday in the first day of his trial, and the prosecutors will today call their first witnesses. Redknapp is accused of putting about £189K into a Monaco [.

Newcastle’s Shirts For Next Season – Kind Of

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We've been sent what appear to be the new shirts from Puma for Newcastle United for next season. They were sent by the Football Shirts site, but the very first thing that you see is the old Northern Rock logo and of course that will now be Virgin Money. But after contacting the Football Shirt site, [.

Newcastle Offer For Center-Back Turned Down

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It seems that Watford have turned down Newcastle's bid of around £2M for their 25 year-old center-back Adrian Mariappa. Adrian Mariappa £2M offer turned down by Watford There was a report in the Sunday Sun two days ago that Newcastle would try to bring in the player this week, and it seems some of their initial and top targets like James Tomkins of West Ham were not [.

Pardew – Newcastle Have Been Brilliant

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We don't want to go on too much more about that game on Saturday, because after a while it gets to be boring and in any case my arm starts to hurt when I have to write about it. Alan Pardew - Newcastle have been brilliant The lads are in Tenerife, and jetted out of Gatwick, late Saturday night after the Fulham [.

Time To Move On – Fans Shoudn’t Be Concerned After Saturday

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The doom and gloom is beginning to lift after the poor display on Saturday. Alan Pardew shown today in the sunshine of Tenerife Alan Pardew are now in Tenerife and the sun is shining down on the Newcastle squad, as they have their mid-season break to do some team building and reflect on what [...]


Ben Arfa Voted Budweiser Player Of Round Three Of FA Cup

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Hatem Ben Arfa has been voted the Budweiser Player of the Round for the 3rd round of the FA Cup. Ben Arfa - after scoring fabulous goal against Blackburn Ben Arfa scored probably the best individual goal ever scored at St. James' Â Park in its 120 year history as the home of Newcastle United, Â and [.

Newcastle Taking A Breather – Preparing For Brighton

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We don't think there's anything wrong with Alan Pardew taking the first team squad away on a sunshine break for a few days in January. Alan Pardew taking a break in Tenerife Alan did that last January about the same time, when he took the lads to Faro, Portugal, but the weather at that time was [.

Win The Next Three Games Rather Than Just Apologize

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There were a number of Newcastle fans angry at the capitulation against Fulham on Saturday afternoon. Yohan Cabaye - in action on Saturday That much is clear from the reaction of both myself and my son Neil after the game (and during the game) , which ruined the weekend. I had lunch with my son yesterday afternoon and he couldn't [.

Newcastle Could Be Signing Young French Striker

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20 year-old Guingamp striker/winger  Anthony Knockaert is saying that Newcastle are interested in signing him. Anthony Knockaert - Newcastle interested in 20 year-old Guingamp play in the second division of the French league,  and he has played 22 games for them this season with 5 goals and 3 assists.

Pardew – Make Sure It Doesn’t Happen Again And Learn From It

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It was an awful display in the final 45 minutes of the game at Craven Cottage on Saturday,  but Alan Pardew will not be changing his plans  in the transfer market. Alan Pardew smiling before the game started on Saturday It seems that Newcastle will still try to bring in a  central defender in the next 8 [.

Ivory Coast Just Beat Sudan 1-0

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The Ivory Coast scraped through their first Group B game in the African Cup of Nations last night with a narrow 1-0 win over outsiders Sudan. Cheick Tiote - Newcatsle's star midfielder played 80 minutes last night It was Chelsea striker Didier Drogba who scored the only goal of the game after 39 minutes, when [.

Jason Prior’s Newcastle Dream Ends – Doesn’t Get Contract

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The dream of Jason Prior to win a contract with Newcastle United has ended. Jason Prior - in action for Newcastle Reserves The 23-year-old Bognor Regis striker made big news at the end of last year,  when it was revealed he would be getting a trial at Newcastle. Jason has spent the last three weeks or [.

Newcastle Still Very Well Positioned In The League

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Some of us are just about getting over the shock of seeing a Newcastle side completely dismantled in the second half at Fulham on Saturday afternoon. Danny Guthrie after scoring great opening goal on Saturday After bossing the first half and Danny Guthrie scoring a wonderful goal with his left foot,  everything looked set up to get all 3 points and move into 5th [.

Alan Pardew Very Ambitious – Would Take England Manager Job

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There's no doubt that Alan Pardew is ambitious. Alan Pardew would take England manager job But when the Newcastle first team squad travels to Tenerife today, Pardew and the other Newcastle coaches will have their work cut out to get the Newcastle team back together again, after their calamitous collapse yesterday afternoon at Craven [.

Newcastle To Sign Championship Defender This Week For £3M

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The Sunday Sun is reporting today that Newcastle will be signing a defender from the Championship within the next week. Adrian Mariappa Newcastel will pay £3M for this player It seems that Newcastle are after 25-year-old Watford central defender Adrian Mariappa, and the club are willing to pay £3M for him.

Pardew Cannot Explain Collapse – Ben Arfa Fantastic

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We're not too surprised that Alan Pardew is having  trouble explaining exactly what happened in yestrday's game at Fulham. Ben Arfa in action yesterday scored great goal It was like Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde,  as Newcastle looked very good in the first half and very bad in the second.

Pardew Cannot Explain Collapse – Ben Arfa Fantastic

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We're not too surprised that Alan Pardew is having  trouble explaining exactly what happened in yestrday's game at Fulham. Ben Arfa in action yesterday scored great goal It was like Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde,  as Newcastle looked very good in the first half and very bad in the second.

Pardew Wants Two Players Signed – Will Wait For Tomkins

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew wants to get two of his players signed up on new contracts at Newcastle. Coloccini and Guthrie yesterday after Danny scored After the shock of yestreday's second half performance at Fulham, Alan Pardew is hoping to tie down both his captain Fabricio Coloccini and Danny Guthrie to new contracts, and the sooner the [.

Senegal Lose 2-1 Against Zambia In African Cup of Nations

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We'd like for the Ivory Coast and Senegal to do well in the African Cup of  Nations - but only for our players involved. Demba Ba Senegal beaten 2-1 by Equatorial Guinea in big upset One the selfish side of things, we wouldn't mind too much if they didn't do too well, because it would mean that Cheick Tiote, Demba Ba and  Papiss Cisse would [.

The First Penalty – The Soft One – Was The Turning Point

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In a short interview after yesterday's game a very  deflated  Danny Guthrie admitted that the players had let themselves down at Fulham. Steven Stone and Alan Pardew - before the game yesterday And Danny also said that things had been said in the dressing room after the game, and rightly so. It was the proverbial game [.

We Turned Off For 20 Minutes And It Cost Us The Game

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I'm glad I'm not a football manager. Davide Santon brings down Andrew Johnson this afternoon. Alan Pardew seemed to have the perfect game plan in the first half, Â as the Newcastle team completely outplayed Fulham and Alan Pardew seemed to completely out coach Martin Jol. And then came the second half.

So What Happened In The Second Half Today?

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That second half this afternoon,  when Newcastle conceded 4 goals in just 17 minutes,  to go from dominating the game at 1-0 up,  to being 4-1 down, reminded us of the first 26 minutes of the Arsenal game last February, when we also conceded four goals and didn't seem to be too interested.

BBC Interview – Pardew Disappointed With Newcastle Collapse

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Here's what Alan Pardew thought of the second half performance this afternoon at Craven Cottage. Here's Alan Pardew's interview with the BBC after the game and Alan says he was disappointed with the seocnd half collapse and how the team seemed to switch off in that second half. Tell us about it.

Fulham 5 Newcastle 2 – Magpies Total Collapse In Second Half

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The wheels came of Newcastle's bandwagon in the second half at Craven Cottage this afternoon, when Newcastle conceded five poor goals to Fulham at Craven Cottage and Clint Dempsey hit  a hat trick. That was after Newcastle had  dominated the game in the first half and were 1-0 up with a great goal from Danny Guthrie.

Fulham 5 Newcastle 2 – Video Lowlights

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Fulham 5 Newcastle 2 Video


Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player At Fulham? – Poll

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Tell us who you think Newcastle's best player was at Craven Cottage this afternoon in the 5-2 defeat.


Yohan Cabaye And Ben Arfa Both Start For Magpies

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Yohan Cabaye starts this afternoon and Hatem Ben Arfa also gets a start today on the right wing at Craven Cottage, Â in the important game against Fulham. Ben Arfa comes in for Ryan Taylor out on the right wing, and it seems that Yohan Cabaye is indeed fit after sustaining an ankle injury last Sunday [.

Davide Santon Now Looking The Part At Newcastle

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It's always difficult for a youngster to leave his home country and settle in England. Davide Santon - has settled down well on Tyneside But that's exactly what Davide Santon had to do last August, when Newcastle signed the Italian International for around £5M from top Italian club Inter-Milan.

Newcastle Not Getting Ahead of Themselves

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We've written a few articles recently about the possibility of Newcastle qualifying for the Europa Cup next season. Alan Pardew keeping his feet firmly on the ground That will be at least one season earlier than any official plans at St. James' Park,  and we are also trying to keep our feet on the ground and not get too carried [.

Don’t Say It Out Loud – But Europa Cup Place In Reach For Magpies

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Ryan Taylor has been little short of a revelation this season for Newcastle. A good action shot of Ryan Taylor The Liverpudlian has so far played in both full-back positions, out on the right wing and last Sunday he filled in for Yohan Cabaye in central midfield, when the French International had to leave the field with an injured ankle.

Don’t Say It Out Loud – But Europa Cup Place In Reach For Magpies

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Ryan Taylor has been little short of a revelation this season for Newcastle. A good action shot of Ryan Taylor The Liverpudlian has so far played in both full-back positions, out on the right wing and last Sunday he filled in for Yohan Cabaye in central midfield, when the French International had to leave the field with an injured ankle.

Time For Some Newcastle Players To Step Up To The Plate

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Newcastle's two top Senegal strikers, Demba Ba and Papiss Cissee,  will be representing their country tonight in their first game in the African Cup of Nations, when they take on Zambia. Leon Best after scoring against QPR last Sunday We'll be looking for that score-line and hope that  Senegal can get off to a winning start.

Shola Ameobi Has Seen Nine Different Managers At Newcastle

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Shola Ameobi will likely start alongside Leon Best at Craven Cottage this afternoon,  in a game that if the Magpies win will see them in 5th place ion the Premier League by tonight. Shola Ameobi seen 9 managers at Newcastle Shola Ameobi has seen a  lot of managers at Newcastle since he burst onto [.

Newcastle Council Refuse To Back St. James’ Park Name Change

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There was a lot of upset among Newcastle fans when Mike Ashley renamed St. James' Park as the Sports Direct Arena in November. St. James' Park But the name of a ground that has been home of Newcastle United ever since in was formed 120 years ago in 1892 is hard to change for most fans. We took the decision to [.

Fulham vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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In this fixture last season Newcastle were beaten 1-0. That was the Wednesday evening following Andy Carroll's transfer to Liverpool, and some of the players like Jose Enrique and Joey Barton as two examples were not happy at all that Newcastle had just sold one of their best players. And there were a [.

James Perch May Still Have A Future At Newcastle

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James Perch has not had a successful career since he was signed from Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2010. Perch And Krul delighted after beating Red Devils 3-0 Perch was a Newcastle target in the previous January but Nottingham Forest wouldn't let him go at that time. But it seems that since Alan Pardew has arrived at the club,  the new manager took a liking to the [.

Newcastle Made Big Progress In Last 12 Months – Tenerife Awaits

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When you think back to Andy Carroll shockingly leaving Newcastle last January 31st - Newcastle have made some significant progress. Alan Pardew great progress in last last 12 months Andy hasn't done too well at Liverpool in his first year there, but when he left Newcastle he had 11 league goals and looked to be the new face of the England team.

Central Defender Still Top Priority For Newcastle

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Newcastle are still after a central defender, and as we reported yesterday, Newcastle are busy working hard to bring a young center-back into the club in the next 11 days. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa Montpellier captain could be Newcastle target? West Ham's 22 year-old James Tomkins is still a player Newcastle would like to get,  but whether West Ham will sell him in January, when they are on [.

Newcastle Have Been Hit With Injuries For Fulham Test

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We were hoping that Yohan Cabaye would be fit for the game tomorrow at Craven Cottage,  but that doesn't look like being the case. This Shaun Derry tackle probably keeps Cabaye out of team tomorrow But the news today is that Yohan is said to be really struggling to be fit for Newcastle United's important game [.

Newcastle Can Qualify For European Competition Again

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The new Newcastle goal for this season is to qualify for Europe. Alan Pardew - wants to keep close the the leading clubs in the league Now I'm not saying that Alan Pardew or anybody else will come out and say that,  and the official position will remain to finish in the top half of the league.

Newcastle Beat Watford – Through To 5th Round Of FA Youth Cup

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Newcastle United U18s beat Watford 2-1 at St. James' Park in the 4th round of the FA Youth Cup to go through to the next round. Newcastle youngsters celebrate goal last night In the next round Newcastle will play QPR at St. James Park. There were two excellent goals in a couple of minutes in [...]


Ashley Has Made Significant Contributions To Newcastle’s Success

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It was an exciting day last Tuesday when we all found out Newcastle had managed to sign Papiss Cisse from SC Frieburg, in what what was a whirlwind deal by Newcastle. Mike Ashley - looks like we were losing in that game The money paid out for Cisse was the highest since we paid just over £10M for Fab Coloccini [.

Alan Pardew Still Worried About Losing Top Players

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Newcastle have had one great success already in this transfer window, but we still need to see a center-back come through the door soon,  before we can say it's been successful. Alan Pardew - still worried about losing player(s) in January But there are continuing reports in the press about the bigger clubs being interested in some [.

Newcastle Could Miss Out On Ravel Morrison

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There was a report on  Sky Sports that Newcastle may miss out on Manchester United's 18 year-old whiz kid Ravel Morrison. Ravel Morrison - Roma in with 500K bid Morrison's current contract runs out in June and he could be picked up for a reasonable fee this month, and it's likely he will leave Manchester United.

Pardew – Top Six Possible – We’re Going For It

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It's a long time since we felt so upbeat about Newcastle. Alan Pardew aiming for top six The arrival of Papiss Cisse has shown that Mike Ashley really does want to build a good side on Tyneside, and of course he's getting a lot of help from Alan Pardew, who is looking like an excellent manager for the club.

Pardew – Ben Arfa Still Has To Increase Energy And Work-Rate

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Alan Pardew is still challenging our mercurial midfielder Ben Arfa to increase both his work-rate and energy when he's playing for Newcastle. Ben Arfa he's trying to improve work-rate That has to be a general statement because  the lad worked his socks off for Newcastle against QPR, and had a very good game last Sunday in Newcastle's fine 1-0 victory.

Alan Shearer – Number 9 Is Iconic Newcastle Shirt

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One of the homework items Papiss Cisse could do while he has a little bit of spare time out there in Africa,  is to check out Alan Shearer's goal-scoring record at Newcastle. Alan Shearer one of the 206 goals he scored for Newcastle Over a magical 10 year period when he was on Newcastle's books [.

Newcastle United Zoning In On New Center-Back

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Newcastle are now zoning in on a center-back to bring to Tyneside, following the successful and exciting capture of top striker Papiss  Cisse from SC Frieburg on Tuesday. James Tomkins West Ham player still a target That signing has not only energized Newcastle fans, but according to Danny Simpson this morning it has also energized the Newcastle squad, because it shows Newcastle's ambition.

Newcastle United Zoning In On New Center-Back

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Newcastle are now zoning in on a center-back to bring to Tyneside, following the successful and exciting capture of top striker Papiss  Cisse from SC Frieburg on Tuesday. James Tomkins West Ham player still a target That signing has not only energized Newcastle fans, but according to Danny Simpson this morning it has also energized the Newcastle squad, because it shows Newcastle's ambition.

Good News – This Is Why Newcastle Will Keep Demba Ba

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The Newcastle Journal is reporting today that the release clause in Demba Ba's contract doesn't take effect until the summer. Demba Ba - unplayable as shown here against Manchester United We have to hope that's true because if it is, it's small wonder that the Newcastle hierarchy were said to be relaxed about the Demba Ba contract situation.

Good News – This Is Why Newcastle Will Keep Demba Ba

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The Newcastle Journal is reporting today that the release clause in Demba Ba's contract doesn't take effect until the summer. Demba Ba - unplayable as shown here against Manchester United We have to hope that's true because if it is, it's small wonder that the Newcastle hierarchy were said to be relaxed about the Demba Ba contract situation.

Demba Ba And I Will Make Formidable Partnership For Newcastle

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Papiss Cisse has given various interviews to the press, and the lad certainly seems delighted to be joining Newcastle. Papiss Cisse will wear the iconic number 9 shirt at Newcastle He knows all about the sell-out crowds at St. James' Park,  and will no doubt have been told of Newcastle 3-0 annihilation of Manchester United a short two weeks ago in front of over 52,000 fans.

Newcastle Play Brighton In FA Cup A Week On Saturday

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Newcastle United will play at Brighton & Hove Albion in the 4th round of the FA Cup a week on Saturday. Brighton beat Wrexham last night in the 3rd round replay, but the game ended 1-1 after 90 minutes and that was the score after extra time, and Brighton eventually won 5-4 on penalties. That's the very closest you can get [.

Alan Pardew And Coaches Want To Push On At Newcastle

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Danny Simpson has said the Newcastle players were delighted at the coup that brought Papiss Cisse to Tyneside. Danny Simpson after scoring at Nottingham Forest in Carling Cup It seems Newcastle and Budesliga club SC Freiburg agreed the deal at 8:00 pm on Monday night and Cisse was told to be at the airport at 10:00 pm, and he then [.

Pardew Building Top Team On Tyneside – New Force In English Football?

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It was a huge coup that Newcastle were able to get the great Papiss Cisse to the club yesterday. Alan Pardew looking forward at Newcastle And it reflected well on the club that they were able to get the job done yesterday, and nobody seemed more excited at the coup than manager Alan Pardew, who is building a [.

Racial Slurs Over Newcastle United Players – 29 Year-Old Man Arrested

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There have been racial comments made on social networking sites  yesterday directed towards Newcastle United. It seems the slurs were  based on the number of  black players the Newcastle club have on its books, and of course we just signed another top Senegal International - Papiss Cisse yesterday.

Mike Ashley Transfer Policy Starting To Work Well On Tyneside

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Since Alan Pardew arrived on Tyneside, we are now seeing quite clearly what Newcastle's transfer policy is and it seems to be working well. Mike Ashley his strategy seems to be working well these days Eighteen months ago Newcastle brought in Cheick Tiote for £3.5M from FC Twente, and now how much is the lad worth [.

Sunderland Were Interested But Newcastle Was The Place For Me

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We heard on Monday that Sunderland were interested in Papiss Cisse of SC Freiburg. Papiss Cisse - once Newcastle were interested that was the place for me Of course we knew all about the Senegal striker because Newcastle tried to sign him on the last day of the transfer window last summer,  and he had a great record as a goalscorer [.

Demba Ba Welcomes Papiss Cisse To Newcastle

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We've been waiitng for Demba Ba to tweet about the Cisse transfer deal. Papiss Cisse yesterday Howay The Lads!! And the Senegal striker has welcomed his Senegal team-mate to Newcastle, following an astonishing sequence of events yesterday,  that saw Cisse join Newcastle in a stunning £9M deal.

Demba Ba Welcomes Papiss Cisse To Newcastle

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We've been waiitng for Demba Ba to tweet about the Cisse transfer deal. Papiss Cisse yesterday Howay The Lads!! And the Senegal striker has welcomed his Senegal team-mate to Newcastle, following an astonishing sequence of events yesterday,  that saw Cisse join Newcastle in a stunning £9M deal.

Newcastle Could Bring In Center-Back On Loan

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Newcastle fans were stunned and delighted at the club capturing 26 year old striker Papiss Cisse yesterday, Â and the lad will wear the Newcastle number 9 shirt. 24-year-old Yohan Benalouane of Cesena is potential target Now Newcastle need to bring in a center-back who can get the job done for Newcastle in case Coloccini or [.

Newcastle Could Bring In Center-Back On Loan

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Newcastle fans were stunned and delighted at the club capturing 26 year old striker Papiss Cisse yesterday, Â and the lad will wear the Newcastle number 9 shirt. 24-year-old Yohan Benalouane of Cesena is potential target Now Newcastle need to bring in a center-back who can get the job done for Newcastle in case Coloccini or [.

Newcastle Proving Themselves Masters In The Transfer Market

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When we all woke up yesterday everything was normal. Papiss Cisse - Newcastle's new number 9 But at the end of the day things had changed big time at Newcastle, with the signing of Papiss Cisse from SC Freiburg, and there wasn't even a murmur in the press about it until it all happened. In fact on Monday the news was about how Sunderland were after the 26 year old striker who [.

Papiss Cisse First Interview – It’s Great To Join Demba Ba

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Newcastle's new number 9 is Papiss Cisse joined Newcastle on Tuesday in a whirlwind deal from Bundesliga club SC Freiburg for an undisclosed fee, but it is thought to be £10M. Papiss Cisse at St. James' Park on Tuesday Great Newcastle strikers of the past who have worn the number 9 shirt include Hughie Gallagher, Jackie Milburn, Malcolm MacDonald and Alan Shearer [.

Papiss Cisse Signs For Newcastle – Gets The Number 9 Shirt

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Newcastle United have completed the signing of striker Papiss Cissé from SC Freiburg on a five-and-a-half-year contract, and this is just fantastic news for Newcastle fans everywhere. Papiss Cisse - signs on for Newcastle United gets number 9 shirt The announcement was put on the Newcastle web site a short while ago.

Papiss Cisse Flies In For Medical – £10M Fee Agreed With SC Freiburg

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Just saw the news that's what comes of going away and working on my son's house. Papis Cisse on his way to Newcastle The news is that FC Freiburg's Papiss Cisse is set to complete a £10M move to Newcastle United. The dramatic news  is all over the internet, and it seems that Newcastle have [.

Bad News – Ben Arfa To Be Sued By French Singer

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This is the very last thing we wanted to hear. Hatem Ben Arfa - now being sued  by French singer and his manager Hatem  Ben Arfa yesterday talked about his difficult childhood, and his membership of a Muslim brotherhood, in an interview with the French L'Equipe newspaper. And during the interview he said that French singer Abd al Malik [.

Pardew – Why January Is A Horrible Time For Managers

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Manager Alan Pardew is a busy man these days at Newcastle. Alan Pardew difficult January for the Newcastle manager First of all, Newcastle would like to bring in a couple of new players in January, but there are also some contracts that need to be completed at the club. And they include new contracts for captain Fabricio Coloccini, Danny Simpson and Danny Guthrie.

Pardew Impressed With Tavernier – He’s Been Brilliant In Training

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We've always thought that 20 year-old James Tavernier could be one for the future at Newcastle. James Tavernier - look great in training And it looks like since James returned from his loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday last week,  he's looked very good in training, and in fact manager Pardew had said he's looked brilliant.

Why Would Newcastle Be Interested In Michel Vorm?

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News today that Newcastle United are interested in Swansea City's Dutch International goalkeeper Michel Vorm. Michel Vorm - Swansea's excellent Dutch goalkeeper But Newcastle already have a top Dutch International goalkeeper in 23 year-old Tim Krul, and he's five years younger than Michel. Don't get us wrong,  we've been very impressed with Vorm in the Premier League [.

Yohan Cabaye Should Be Fit For Craven Cottage

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One thing we were really worried about at half time in Sunday's game against QPR was how long Yohan Cabaye would be out. Yohan Cabaye still gesticulating as he's being stretchered off Cabaye was the target of a rather brutal lunging tackle from Shaun Derry, but referee  Chris Foy only gave the QPR defender a yellow card, but it ended up in Cabaye being stretchered [.

Yohan Cabaye Should Be Fit For Craven Cottage

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One thing we were really worried about at half time in Sunday's game against QPR was how long Yohan Cabaye would be out. Yohan Cabaye still gesticulating as he's being stretchered off Cabaye was the target of a rather brutal lunging tackle from Shaun Derry, but referee  Chris Foy only gave the QPR defender a yellow card, but it ended up in Cabaye being stretchered [.

Cissokho Story Not True – Eden Hazard Not Coming Either

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The Newcastle Journal are reporting that the story about Aly Cissokho coming to Newcastle is simply untrue. Eden Hazard - not coming to Newcastle We had wondered why Newcastle would consider paying out £7.5M for a left-back when our major target has to be a center-back in January, and apparently Pardew has around £8M available.

Best Needed That Goal – Newcastle Off On Short Winter Break

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Leon Best got the job done for Newcastle on Sunday, Â when with the one chance he got during the game against QPR, Â he put the ball into the back of the net. Leon Best scores the winner on Sunday It was the kind of skill you hope for from a striker when it matters, as [...]


Cissokho – Newcastle Negotiating With Lyon For Me

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It could be that Newcastle are more serious on Aly Cissokho then we had first thought. Aly Cissokho - once capped French International There were rumors over the weekend that Newcastle were interested in Cissokho, and he was left out of the squad for their game at Montpellier yesterday,  which they lost 1-0.

Not A Champagne Performance Yesterday But Who Cares – We Won

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It wasn't a great performance yesterday from Newcastle, but we're certainly not complaining,  as the lads got a great 3 points against QPR,  in a game we were expected to win. Alan Pardew shakes hands with Mark Hughes before the game yesterday Good luck but not too much of it That's 4 points the lads have taken off  newly promoted QPR this season,  without conceding a goal, and [.

Danny Guthrie Has Earned New Contract On Tyneside

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Danny Guthrie put in a great performance for Newcastle yesterday in the game against QPR. Danny Guthrie - will get a new deal on Tyneside Guthrie came straight back into the team after recovering form his groin strain, and he picked up where he left off about six games ago - when he played very well indeed in Newcastle's great 1-0 win,  that [.

Ben Arfa Deserves Great Credit – Looking The Part At Newcastle

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There's been a lot of talk about how difficult Ben Arfa is to handle, but we think he's handled himself very well indeed since he's been at Newcastle. Ben Arfa tussing with Clint Hill yesterday Of course he had that terrible broken leg fifteen months ago, Â but he's now getting back to his best and [.

Rumors On Cissokho Coming To Newcastle Still Persist

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There are sources in France, including L' Equipe, that are insisting Lyon defender Aly Cissokho is on the verge of a move to Newcastle. Cissokho on his way to Newcastle? We don't think so Cissokho was left out of the Lyon squad yesterday when the side were beaten 1-0 at Montpellier,  with the accompanying rumor that the 24 year-old left back  was in fact was on [.

Rumors On Cissokho Coming To Newcastle Still Persist

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There are sources in France, including L' Equipe, that are insisting Lyon defender Aly Cissokho is on the verge of a move to Newcastle. Cissokho on his way to Newcastle? We don't think so Cissokho was left out of the Lyon squad yesterday when the side were beaten 1-0 at Montpellier,  with the accompanying rumor that the 24 year-old left back  was in fact was on [.

Young French Defender Could Be Good Buy For Newcastle

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Montpellier captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has a dream of playing in the English Premier League,  and there have been recent reports that Newcastle are  interested in the player. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa Montpellier captain could be good buy At just 22 years old the 6′ tall defender is already captain of Montpelier,  and they remained  second top of the French League behind PSG with a good [.

Pardew Picks Out Guthrie And Ben Arfa For Special Praise

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Alan Pardew was simply delighted with the performance of his team yesterday, and especially in the  second half. Danny Guthrie challenges Jamie Mackie in yesterday's game The game turned when Yohan Cabaye had to leave the field with an ankle injury after 20 minutes, and Ryan Taylor again showed his versatility  as the  emergency central midfielder and did very well, and Danny Guthrie had a terrific [.

Newcastle Up To Joint 5th – Pardew Has Money Available In Transfer Market

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Alan Pardew was extremely pleased following the 1-0 win against QPR yesterday afternoon at St. James' Park, and handed new manager Mark Hughes his first loss as the new manager of the London side. Davide Santon in action yesterday against QPR Newcastle started the game in rather dodgy fashion,  and for the first t20 minutes or so were decidedly [.

Newcastle Now Linked With Serie A Center-Back

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Alan Pardew must bring in another center-back in January. Yohan Benalouane in green in action against Juventus That's if  Newcastle are to avoid the embarrassment that happened last month when Steven Taylor, Coloccini and Williamson were all out injured,  and we had no recognized center-backs to come into the first team at Norwich and lost [.

Good News – Yohan Cabaye Should Be Fine – Pardew Delighted With Performance

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The really good news after the game today is that the  Yohan Cabaye injury is not too bad, and Alan Pardew thinks he should be fit for our next game at Craven Cottage next Saturday. Shaun Derry puts in crude tackle on Yohan Cabaye this afternopon This is what Alan said about the Yohan Cabaye tackle on him: "It was a bad challenge and [.

Alan Pardew BBC Interview After QPR Win – Video

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Here's Alan Pardew's interview with the BBC after today's excellent 1-0 win against QPR. The good news is that it seems Yohan Cabaye will be okay, but he was annoyed about the tackle made on him today.


Newcastle 1 QPR 0 – Magpies Hold On For All 3 Points

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Newcastle got the job dope thisd afternoon against QPR when a good Leon Best goal after 37 minutes , his 4th of the season and his first since September,  was enough for Newcastle to get all 3 points as the back four again looked very solid. Newcastle started the game very slowly in front of a crowd just under 50,000.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against QPR?

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Let is know who you think Newcastle's best player was against QPR this afternoon.


Newcastle 1 QPR 0 – Video Highlights

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Newcastle 1 QPR 0 Match Highlights


Guthrie, Taylor And Ameobi Start – Ben Arfa On Bench

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As we had expected, Danny Guthrie returns to Newcastle's starting line-up this afternoon against Queens Park Rangers at St. James' Park. The Shrewsbury-born player will start in central midfield alongside Yohan Cabaye, and comes in for 19 year-old Mehdi Abeid, who drops down to the bench. And  Ryan Taylor replaces Gabriel Obertan on the right wing and Hatem Ben Arfa [.

Ravel Morrison Could Prefer Newcastle To Real Madrid

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News in the Sunday Sun today that Real Madrid have made an inquiry about Manchester United's  18 year-old  striker/midfielder Ravel Morrison. Ravel Morrison - Real Madrid now interested Newcastle have put in a bid for the youngster that has been turned down by the Manchester club, but  now there's news that the Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid [.

Newcastle Building A Top Team With Financial Thrift

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It's not surprising that Newcastle are looking for good value for money in the January transfer market. Mike Ashley club getting on a solid financial footing The deals Newcastle have done over the last couple of years have been good deals, some of them even excellent deals, and very little transfer money spent in the process.

Pardew – There’s No Love Going On For Me At Newcastle

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Alan Pardew has reflected on his very first game in charge of Newcastle, and he still thinks that's his most important win at Newcastle. Alan Pardew waving to the Newcastle fans That was the game at home against Liverpool on Saturday 11th December, which we won 3-1,  after Alan had been brought in on the Thursday to replace the fired Chris Hughton.

Guthrie To Get New Contact – Pardew To Meet With His Agent

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The People is reporting today that Danny Guthrie will be given a chance to stay on Tyneside. Danny Guthrie Pardew to met with his agent this week Danny's four year contract he  signed when he came for  about £2.5M from Liverpool in the summer of 2012,  runs out this June, and it would appear that Newcastle will offer him a new deal.

Newcastle vs QPR – Match Preview

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If Newcastle can beat QPR this afternoon,  they will go into 6th position in the Premier League table. That's because the team above us in the league, Liverpool, and the team below us Stoke City drew 0-0 at at Anfield yesterday, and that was a disappointing result for Liverpool. And after watching the performance of the Reds, [.

Reports That Aly Cissohko Moving To Newcastle For £7.5M

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There's news today that Lyon left back Aly Cissokho is on his way to join Newcastle United. Aly Cissokho on his way to Newcastle for a medical? Maybe the reason for all the speculation is that the 24-year-old, who has one cap for France, has been left out of  the Lyon squad for their [...]


Pardew – QPR Is Important Game – Newcastle In Good Form

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A win will be very important tomorrow for Newcastle, against a side we should be able to get all 3 points against Queens Park Rangers. Of course QPR have a new manager in Mark Hughes,  and that may make is a little more difficult for us, but Alan Pardew seems confident enough today. Pardew says  not only is it an [.

Mike Williamson Getting The Job Done For Newcastle – Again

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How the Magpies' defense plays tomorrow will be an important factor in how we do against tomorrow's visitors, QPR. Mike Williamson playing solidly at the back for Magpies It's a bit of a new formation at the back, from the back four who did so well in the first 11 games of the season, when we were unbeaten.

Newcastle Squad Still Very Thin At The Moment.

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Still no players have arrived in the transfer window so far in January. Alan Pardew nicely positioned in the market place Newcastle are supposed to have gone back in for Paris-Saint Germain  striker Mevlut Erding,  but since that news broke earlier in the week, there has been nothing new on that front.

Confusion On Whether Newcastle Have Bid For Ravel Morrison

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Alex Ferguson talked about his 18 year-old youngster Ravel Morrison yesterday, and said that Newcastle's bid for him had been rejected, while Alan Pardew has said no Newcastle bid has been made. Ravel Morrison a diamond in the rough Newcastle are supposed to have gone in with an initial £500K bid last weekend, and then yesterday the news is that Newcastle increased that offer to £1M, but the local Newcastle Journal [.

Newcastle Prepare For A Rejuvenated QPR Under Mark Hughes

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Alan Pardew has told his Newcastle players they will have to be ready for QPR  tomorrow. Alan Pardew warning his players about QPR Mark Hughes has just been appointed manager in place of the sacked Neil Warnock, and while the London club have lost six of their last eight league games and drew the other two, they will be wanting to stop [.

Newcastle Prepare For A Rejuvenated QPR Under Mark Hughes

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Alan Pardew has told his Newcastle players they will have to be ready for QPR  tomorrow. Alan Pardew warning his players about QPR Mark Hughes has just been appointed manager in place of the sacked Neil Warnock, and while the London club have lost six of their last eight league games and drew the other two, they will be wanting to stop [.

Pardew On Ben Arfa – He Is Definitely Improving

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Alan Pardew gets lots of questions on Ben Arfa. Ben Arfa wiggling his way through the opposition And that's not too surprising since Ben Arfa is one of Newcatskle's most talented players,  and is probably  the most skillful of them all. The Frenchman is fresh off scoring one of the greatest individual goals ever seen at St.

Pardew Trying To Get Best Possible Players – Tiote Sent Off

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There has been lots of speculation in January about whether the likes of Demba Ba and Cheick Tiote will be leaving the club. Alan Pardew best possible players with the budget we have And that's hardly surprising given what happened last January,  when Newcastle fans were told there was absolutely no chance that top striker Andy Carroll, [.

Newcastle Teenager Wants To Be Better Than Cheick Tiote One Day

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There's nothing like thinking big and having dreams for the future,  and our 19 year-old top youngster Mehdi Abeid wants to become a top player at Newcastle. Mehdi Abeid - could blossom on Tyneside And if the two games he has played for the Newcastle first team so far are anything to go by, at Nottingham Forest in the Carling Cup and last Saturday against Blackburn Rovers [.

Two Top Teenagers Out For Three Months At Newcastle

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Two of Newcastle's top local youngsters will be out of action for a while,  after picking up injuries recently. Michael Richardson out for three months with ankle injury 19 year-old Michael Richardson has an ankle injury, and he will be out of action for up to three months. And our other 19 year-old local lad Sammy [.

Vuckic And Abeid Can Become Top Players For Newcastle

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Newcastle have a number of top young players at the club, and if the transfer news of this last week is anything to go by, the club will be bringing in more top young players before September 1st rolls around. Mehdi Abeid - could become top player on Tyneside Two of Newcastle best 19 year-olds are Slovenian  Haris Vuckic and [.

Red Devils Turn Down Newcastle’s Second Bid For Ravel Morrison

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Well, it didn't take long did it. Ravel Morrison second Newcastle bid turned down The news coming in is that Manchester United have turned down a second bid from Newcastle of £1M,  for the top Manchester United 18 year-old Ravel Morrison. The news broke yesterday that Newcastle were interested in the player, who can play in midfield [.

QPR Without Four Top Players For Trip To Tyneside

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Mark Hughes was officially appointed manager of QPR yesterday, in place of the sacked Neil Warnock. Mark Hughes - the new QPR manager So there's a bit of a danger that QPR could play well at St. James' Park on Sunday afternoon, as usually happens when a new manager takes over. Just look what happened [.

QPR Without Four Top Players For Trip To Tyneside

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Mark Hughes was officially appointed manager of QPR yesterday, in place of the sacked Neil Warnock. Mark Hughes - the new QPR manager So there's a bit of a danger that QPR could play well at St. James' Park on Sunday afternoon, as usually happens when a new manager takes over. Just look what happened [.

Newcastle Look To Best And Ben Arfa For The Goals

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Leon Best believes that Ben Arfa's belief in his own abilities can  make him a big Newcastle star of the future. Leon Best after scoring at Aston Villa Alan Pardew talked about Ben Arfa recently and let it be known there were certain areas of his game that the Frenchman still had to work on.

Newcastle Look To Best And Ben Arfa For The Goals

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Leon Best believes that Ben Arfa's belief in his own abilities can  make him a big Newcastle star of the future. Leon Best after scoring at Aston Villa Alan Pardew talked about Ben Arfa recently and let it be known there were certain areas of his game that the Frenchman still had to work on.

Newcastle Close To Becoming A Top Club Again

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We think if Newcastle can continue their success in the transfer market,  there could be  good times coming up for Newcastle fans. Alan Pardew ready to lead Newcastle forward to good and better things There was great despondency on Tyneside when Andy Carroll was sold to Liverpool for £35M last January,  and there were claims made that Newcastle were now a [.

Newcastle Make Increased Bid For Ravel Morrison

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News today that Newcastle have doubled their offer for Manchester United' 18 year-old attacking midfielder Ravel Morrison. Ravel Morrison Newcastle increase their bid to £1M We reported yesterday that Newcastle had bid around £500K for the youngster, but the news today is that Newcastle have gone back in with an improved  £1M bid.

Pardew Lauds Santon And Williamson – Our Two New Defenders

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Newcastle started the season in great form and were unbeaten in their first 11 game of the season, which equalled a Newcastle record. Davide Santon - has looked good in last few games But then we went into a bit of a slump with six games without a win,  although in three of those games we were up against both Manchester clubs, away from home, and  Chelsea at home.

Ryan Taylor A Top Professional At Newcastle

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For those regular readers of this blog they will know we are fans of Ryan Taylor. Ryan Taylor - excellent utility player for Newcastle Ever since the lad arrived three years ago as a makeweight in the transfer of Charles N'Zogbia to Wigan, Ryan has been more than a decent player, but the thing we have liked about him most of all is that [.

Newcastle Make Bid For Red Devils’ Wonder Kid

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Newcastle United have had an initial bid for Manchester United's young  whiz kid Ravel Morrison rejected. Ravel Morrison - 18 year-old Manchester United whiz kid The Red Devils have finally put their top 18 year-old creative midfielder up for sale,  with Morrison's contract running out in the summer when he will become a free agent.

Newcastle Interested In Both de Jong Brothers

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There's a report that Newcastle United are keeping tabs on three of their Dutch targets on the continent. Siem de Jong 22 year-old older brother of Luuk The three are attacking midfielder Siem de Jong and strikers Luuk de Jong and Ricky van Wolfswinkel, and of those three Dutchman, Â the only one we haven't [.

Danny Guthrie Back For QPR Game – Wants To Stay On Tyneside

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Danny Guthrie is fit again after his groin injury interrupted the run of  six games he had in the Newcastle first team. Danny Guthrie back in full training Danny was in the best form of his career in those games,  which started with the Carling Cup tie at Blackburn, after Cheick Tiote had been injured in the Wigan game.

Andy Carroll Rumors Are Simply Nonsense

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The stories this week that Newcastle may have a cut price deal to get Andy Carroll back to Newcastle are simply made-up nonsense. Andy Carroll when he singed for Liverpool just less than a year ago The news is that Liverpool were offering Carroll back to Newcastle for £20M, and then the story was Newcastle would take him back for £10M.

Ben Arfa Can Take His Cue From The Great Lionel Messi

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Alan Pardew is doing a good job of telling Ben Arfa, via the press,  what he needs to do to improve his game at Newcastle, and then become a regular starter in the side. Ben Arfa in action at Bolton The Newcastle manager has proved himself to be an excellent man manager,  and his style and personalty seems to fit with the Newcastle club almost perfectly,  and certainly Alan is not [.

Newcastle Close To Signing Top Algerian Midfielder

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News today that Newcastle are after another one of Lens' top young players. Abdelhakim Omrani 20 year-old Algerian midfilder Mehdi Abeid arrived on a free transfer last summer and the 19 year-old Algerian U23 player now looks like a player of the future for Newcastle United , Â and he played well last Saturday against [.

Newcastle Becoming Savvy Operators In The Transfer Market

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Newcastle fans fans liked the big signings we made under Freddy Shepherd, although very few of them turned out to be any good. Freddy Shepherd - made some bih money signings but few were good ones Mike Ashley has set a strategy in place which concentrates more on youth, Â and looks to make some very [.

Newcastle Are Still Interested In Young Palace Star

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Newcastle are still said to be interested in Crystal Palace striker/winger  Wilfried Zaha. Wilfied Zaha - Newcastle still interested Zaha was in action  again last night in Crystal Palaces' 1-0 first-leg semi-final win over Cardiff  City in London, but another player interesting Newcastle - 20 year-old right back Nathaniel Clyne  was not playing as he was one of about five or six Palace players who had gone down [.

Newcastle Officials In France Discussing Multiple Transfer Moves

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The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle officials are currently in France discussing some transfer moves. Managing Director Derek LLambias - in Paris yesterday with agents But Mevlut Erding of PSG is not the only player they are currently  negotiating for, although the local paper has confirmed that Newcastle met with PSG officials yesterday in Paris.

Sammy Ameobi Has Knee Injury And Out For Months

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Sammy Ameobi will be out for months with an injury he picked up yesterday just before the hour mark in Newcastle Reserves 3-1 win at home to Wigan Athletic. Sammy Ameobi in action for England U21 side in November The 19 year-old could be out for a number of months, and the England under-21 player was injured when he was in a 50-50 [.

Demba Ba Denies Manchester United Link – “Show Some Respect”

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Demba Ba has said on his Twitter account today that he has no link at all with Armand Doorn, who claimed that he is one of Demba Ba's management team. We had reported earlier today that Doorn had made comments to the effect that Manchester United, among other clubs that include PSG, had expressed interest [.

Newcastle Put £15M Price Tag On Tim Krul

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Newcastle United must have been getting some inquiries about their young 23 year-old goalkeeper Tim Krul. Tim Krul Newcastle United's top young goalkeeper That's because the news is that the Tyneside club have put a £15M price tag on the goalkeeper who has been in brilliant form for the Magpies this season.

Newcastle End James Tavernier’s Loan At Sheffield United

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Newcastle have ended James Tavernier's loan at Sheffield Wednesday because the Owls were playing James out on the right wing. James Tavernier in action for Sheffield Wednesday Tavernier's stay ended on Monday,  after he had been playing well out on the right wing, and he played a total of 7 times for the Sheffield club.

Newcastle In For Blackburn’s Junior Hoilett

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Newcastle are being linked with a move for Blacburn's Canadian striker or winger Junior Hoilett. Hoilett scored against Newcastle in our 3-1 win in the league and his contract runs out in June and this is not the first time we have been linked with the Canadian 21 year-old. We were first linked back in [.

Agent Says Manchester United Now Interested in Demba Ba

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Now it seems the agent of Demba Ba is talking about the transfer negotiations they are involved in,  to sell Newcatsle's Demba Ba. The Demba Ba management team is now headed by his brother, but Armand Doorn is a member of that team and he said today that Mancsheter United were one of the clubs interested in [.

Five Center-Backs Newcastle Are Linked With In January

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Newcastle need to bring in a center-back in January and these are five of the players we have so far been linked with. James Tomkins West Ham Before we start it seems that Newcastle are not interested in Chelsea Alex or Blackburn's Chris Samba. Alex wants to stay in London and is said to [...]


Jason Prior Scores In Newcastle Reserves 3-1 Win Over Wigan

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Newcastle Reserves beat Wigan Reserves 3-1 at home this afternoon and Bognor Regis trialist Jason Prior scored the last Newcastle goal on his Newcastle debut. Jason Prior scored a nice goal from 14 yeards out With Alan Pardew, John Carver and Steve Stone are in attendance the Reserves ran out worthy winners and certainly Reserve team [.

Ben Arfa Looks To Newcastle To Win The FA Cup – That Sounds Good!

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Ben Arfa is slowly but surely returning to his top form,  and of course he scored a wonder goal for Newcastle on Saturday against Blackburn in the FA Cup. Ben Ara scores on Saturday the greatest goal ever seen at Newcastle? At the time Ben Arfa was playing on the right wing,  and there's not too many many players who can [.

Fulham Interested In Simpson – Newcastle Interested In Clyne

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Surprising news today that London club Fulham may make a move for Danny Simpson this month. Danny Simpson Fulham are monitoring his situation The news is that Fulham are monitoring the Newcastle right back's situation at Newcastle, Â regarding his contract. But there was news in the local papers over the weekend that Danny had [.

Newcastle Officials In Paris For PSG’s Mevlut Erding

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Interesting news in the Evening Chronicle today as Lee Ryder is reporting that PSG striker Melvut Erding is back in Newcastle's sights. Mevlut Erding - Newcastle back in for Turkish International striker It's not surprising that the Paris St Germain Turkish International striker is unsettled with the Ligue 1 side, as PSG will be bringing in new players [.

Andy Carroll Returning To Newcastle Is Pure Paper Talk

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Liverpool were forced last night to insist that Andy Carroll  is going nowhere and certainly not back to his old club,  Newcastle United. Andy Carroll after scoring one of his six goals for Liverpool Andy has had a difficult time of things in his first full year on Merseyside, and he's shown little of the form he showed at Newcastle during 2010,  when [.

Steven Taylor Targeting Great Britain Place in Olympics

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Newcastle center-back Steven Taylor wants to make the Great Britain team for the Olympic Games this summer. Steven Taylor shown with referee Mike Dean earlier this season Steven Taylor was wearing the surgical boot on his right foot yesterday,  when he was photographed along with other Newcastle players with Richard Branson, the owner of Virgin and with one his companies Virgin Mooney [.

Steven Taylor Targeting Great Britain Place in Olympics

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Newcastle center-back Steven Taylor wants to make the Great Britain team for the Olympic Games this summer. Steven Taylor shown with referee Mike Dean earlier this season Steven Taylor was wearing the surgical boot on his right foot yesterday,  when he was photographed along with other Newcastle players with Richard Branson, the owner of Virgin and with one his companies Virgin Mooney [.

Newcastle Will Offer To Double Ba’s Wages To Keep Him On Tyneside

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Newcastle will try to keep Demba Ba at Newcastle, but they could lose him in January if money bags Manchester City or PSG come after him. Demba Ba in action last Wednesday The release clause in Demba's Newcastle contract sets a fee of somewhere south of £7M, at least according to Spurs manager Harry Redknapp, who continues to talk about the [.

Newcastle’s Next Game Against QPR, With New QPR Manager

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Newcastle's  next game is against QPR next Sunday, in an early kick off game and they sacked their manager Neil Warnock yesterday, along with Assistant Manager Mick Jones and first-team coach Keith Curle. Neil Warnock - sacked yesterday as QPR manager That's not really surprising as in their last 11 Premier League games they won just one while losing 8, and [.

Pardew Lauds Jonas And Santone – Simpson Injured – Guthrie Back Next Week

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Newcastle had a good week last week following the disappointing 3-1 defeat at Liverpool. Danny Guthrie should be available for QPR game Newcastle beat Manchester United 3-0 in their best display for many a  year last Wednesday, and their first win against the Red Devils in over ten years. And then Newcastle got through to the 4th round of the FA [.

Branston – We’re A Lucky Brand For Newcastle – The Next Owner?

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Richard Branston is the owner of  Newcastle's new shirt sponsors, Virgin Money. Richard Branston he plays on the left wing apparently And with those shirts Newcastle have won their last two games at St. James' Park beating Manchester United 3-0 in the league for the first time in over 10 years, and then Blackburn Rovers 1-0 [.

Newcastle Again Linked With Crystal Palace Defender

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Alan Pardew has said that Newcastle are looking at some young England based defenders in the January transfer window. Nathanial Clyne Newcastle interest in 20 year-old right back Alan also said that the players coming in would be young and wouldn't necessarily command a first team place immediately at Newcastle.

Mehdi Abeid Showed On Saturday He’s One For The Future

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Mehdi Abeid had a good game on Saturday, especially in the second half. Mehdi Abeid looked good on Saturday Alan Pardew said after the game that Mehdi had played too far back in the first half, but that was corrected in the final  45 minutes when Newcastle came right back into the game to finally win it 2-1.

Ben Arfa’s Goal Compared to Maradona’s Goal Against England in 1986 – Video

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Jonas Gutiérrez has today compared Ben Arfa's goal on Saturday with the famous Maradona goal he scored against England in the quarter finals of the 1986 World Cup when Bobby Robson was the England manager. Jonas Gutierrez talks about Ben Arfa's great goal This is what the Argentine winger told the local Newcastle press today: "Ben Arfa's goal was magnificent.

Pardew Will Change Things To Accommodate Ben Arfa In Side

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Hatem Ben Arfa scored one of the best individual goals ever scored by a player in a black and white Newcastle shirt last Saturday. Ben Arfa scoring on Saturday afternoon That's what the Geordie fans (just over 30,000) who were at the game will have seen, when in the 70th minute, the mercurial French international did this: And we also put in Gutierrez' winning [.

Pardew Will Change Things To Accommodate Ben Arfa In Side

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Hatem Ben Arfa scored one of the best individual goals ever scored by a player in a black and white Newcastle shirt last Saturday. Ben Arfa scoring on Saturday afternoon That's what the Geordie fans (just over 30,000) who were at the game will have seen, when in the 70th minute, the mercurial French international did this: And we also put in Gutierrez' winning [.

Demba Ba Release Clause Below £7M – Player Interested In Joining PSG

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Demba Ba has been interviewed on the French web-site RMCSport and what he says will  worry Newcastle fans. Demba Ba was interviewed in general by RMCSport about other French players at Newcastle and how he expects to do at the African Cup of Nations. Ba was born in Sèvres, which is a community in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, and the player [.

Newcastle At Brighton Or Wrexham In 4th Round Of FA Cup

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Newcastle United were the second club out of the hat this afternoon,  and we are drawn against Wrexham or Brighton away in the 4th round of the FA Cup . Sunderland are drawn at home to Middlesbrough, and the three  northeast teams were in the first four drawn out of the hat. It may be [...]


Ben Arfa Wonder Goal – But Davide Santon Also Outstanding

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The video finally went out that showed just how good a goal Ben Arfa scored yesterday. Ben Arfa - after scoring pointing at crowd In case you still haven't seen it, here's a short video of the goals yesterday, plus Ben Arfa's classic goal, which may be the best individual goal ever scored at St. James' [.

Any Player Arriving In January Will Be Young But Talented

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The Sunday Sun is reporting that Newcastle hope to make a transfer breakthrough within ten days. Harry Maguire Sheffield United 18 year-old center-back We had been told there would be a transfer summit meeting last week and that indeed took place at a plush Quayside hotel to discuss transfer targets and strategy and both [.

Newcastle Watch Huddersfield Striker Jordan Rhodes

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Huddersfield Town's Jordan Rhodes was watched by many scouts from top clubs in Huddersfield's 6-0 win at Wycombe on Friday night in League One. Jordan Rhodes Newcastle interested? And Jordan obliged with 5 goals at Adams Park, to take his goal haul for the season up to 27 goals in 22 appearances, and the [.

Liverpool Show Interest In Demba Ba

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We don't know if the report is true, but it was almost inevitable that some paper would soon write a report that Liverpool are interested in Newcastle striker Demba Ba. Demba Ba in action against Manchester United The news since Friday is that Demba Ba has a £10M release clause in his Newcastle contract, and that could cause some clubs to come [.

Manchester City Enter Bidding For Cheick Tiote

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The Daily Mirror is reporting today that Manchester City are interested in Newcastle's Cheick Tiote. Cheick Tiote - Manchester City enter bidding for Ivory Coast star We had been told that Chelsea still retained the interest they had in the Ivory Coast International last January, and that Manchester United were also interested.

Newcastle 2 Blackburn 1 – Video Highlights

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Newcastle 2 Blackburn 1 Video Highlights


Demba Ba Contract Situation Not As Simple As Being Reported

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was asked about Demba Ba on Saturday and he wisely had little to say. Demba Ba in action on Wednesday evening It came out during a Harry Redknapp news conference on Friday that there was a a rumor of a buy-out clause in Demba  Ba's contract at Newcastle, and there was a distinct lack [.

Newcastle Linked With England U21 Striker

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There are reports that Newcastle may be interested in highly-rated Watford striker Marvin Sordell. Marvin Sordell - Watford and England U21 striker There seems to be a number of clubs such as Newcastle, Bolton and Blackburn all being interested in the 20-year-old England U21 striker, and a separate report that Swansea are about to put [.

Pardew – Ben Arfa’s Goal The Greatest Goal I Have Ever Seen

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Alan Pardew was immediately interviewed after the game this afternoon in which Newcastle beat Blackburn 2-1 in the FA Cup 3rd round tie. Ben Arfa scoring Pardew says it's the greatest goal he's ever seen And Alan Pardew said that Ben Arfa's equalizing goal after 70 minutes was the greatest goal he has ever seen, and most players could never ever score a [.

Newcastle 2 Blackburn 1 – Jonas Gets Last Minute Winner

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Newcastle won this game this afternoon  in injury time, with the winner coming from Jonas Gutierrez as Newcastle fought their way back from being 1-0 down at the break. But it was the great Ben Arfa who  Newcastle have to thank as he scored a wonderful goal just 20 minutes from time to equalize the scores,  after [.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Blackburn?

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Let us know who you think Newcastle's best player was against Blackburn this afternoon in Newcastle's 2-1 win?


Ben Arfa, Mehdi Abeid And Leon Best Get Starts Against Blackburn

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19 year-old Frenchman Mehdi Abeid gets a start this afternoon and comes in as a direct replacement for Cheick Tiote. And Ben Arfa comes in as the withdrawn striker to play just behind Leon Best up front, with the two Ameobi bothers both on the bench this afternoon. And Gabriel Obertan makes a surprise return on the [.

Good News On Sylvain Marveaux

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Reports in the local press today that Sylvain Marveaux is back on Tyneside and continuing his rehabilitation at the Benton Training grounds. Sylvain Marveaux rehabilitation now at Newcastle The French winger last played in the tough 2-1 win over Everton when he left the field after 54 minutes with a groin problem.

Can Alan Pardew Continue His Cup Success With Newcastle?

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Alan Pardew has done well at the other clubs he has managed in Cup competitions and he's been in a Wembley final  as a player too. Alan Pardew while at Crystal Palace in 1990 He's going to love me for showing this In the 2006 FA Cup final at the Millennium stadium Alan was on [...]


Can Alan Pardew Continue His Cup Success With Newcastle?

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Alan Pardew has done well at the other clubs he has managed in Cup competitions and he's been in a Wembley final  as a player too. Alan Pardew while at Crystal Palace in 1990 He's going to love me for showing this In the 2006 FA Cup final at the Millennium stadium Alan was on [...]


Can Newcastle Do Anything About That Demba Ba Release Clause?

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Unfortunately it's being widely reported that Demba Ba has a £10M release clause in his contract at Newcastle. The unplayable Demba Ba in action against Red Devils The £10M amount may not be accurate,  but the news is being broadcast all over the place that Ba does have a release clause in his contract, and that simply means if any club meets that transfer [.

Can Newcastle Do Anything About That Demba Ba Release Clause?

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Unfortunately it's being widely reported that Demba Ba has a £10M release clause in his contract at Newcastle. The unplayable Demba Ba in action against Red Devils The £10M amount may not be accurate,  but the news is being broadcast all over the place that Ba does have a release clause in his contract, and that simply means if any club meets that transfer [.

Newcastle vs Blackburn – Match Preview

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Newcastle take on Blackburn Rovers in the 3rd round of the FA Cup this afternoon, and we have to hope we can win this game, to register our second win on the trot at St. James' Park. Newcastle will now be without Demba Ba and Cheick Tiote for up to the next six games, Â so [...]


Pardew Expects Blackburn To Attack Newcastle – Vuckic To Start?

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Tomorrow afternoon we entertain Blackburn Rovers at St. James' Park in the 3rd round of the FA Cup, and after the heroics of Wednesday night, anything but a win will be a disappointment for Newcastle fans. Haris Vuckic - gets another start tomorrow? And it's not like it will be an easy game against Blackburn tomorrow either, since they [.

Tottenham Hotspur Now Interested In Demba Ba

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It gets a bit sickening when we get players who do very well at Newcastle and then a bigger club comes along and takes them. Demba Ba - after scoring on Wednesday night That happened with Andy Carroll a year ago and now we have at least five players who as good as any players in the Premier League.

Newcastle Defense Looking Better – 3 Clean Sheets In Last 5 Games

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Ever since Mike Williamson arrived on Tyneside, we always thought he was a very good defender, and he's also a smashing lad and a top class professional. Mike Williamson great game against Manchester United And with players like Demba Ba, Cheick Tiote and Yohan Cabaye getting most of the plaudits for Newcastle's terrific win [.

What’s Happening With Coloccini’s New Contract?

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Captain Fabricio Coloccini put in another  terrific performance for Newcastle in Wednesday's great 3-0 win over Manchester United. Fabricio Coloccini in action on Wednesday evening And it was really good to see Newcastle so strong in the middle of their defense again, as Mike Williamson again showed what a terrific acquisition he has been for just £1M from Portsmouth two years ago.

Pardew – Newcastle Are Out There Looking At The Transfer Market

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In his last two press conferences Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been asked about what's happening in the transfer market. Alan Pardew - we are there looking at the market In the press conference on Tuesday afternoon, before the Manchester United game, Alan was asked whether Newcastle had made any progress in the transfer market at all.

Magpies Cannot Rest On Their Laurels Against Blackburn Rovers

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Alan Pardew had his press conference for the Blackburn Rovers FA Cup tie yesterday, although most of the questions were about the fabulous performance on Wednesday evening, which is still getting headlines around the football world. Leon Best could get chance tomorrow afternoon But Alan seemed to have moved on from what he said [.

Magpies Cannot Rest On Their Laurels Against Blackburn Rovers

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Alan Pardew had his press conference for the Blackburn Rovers FA Cup tie yesterday, although most of the questions were about the fabulous performance on Wednesday evening, which is still getting headlines around the football world. Leon Best could get chance tomorrow afternoon But Alan seemed to have moved on from what he said [.

Pardew For England – Nonsense – My Future Is At Newcastle

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Alan Pardew has done a great job in the short 13 months he's been at Newcastle. Alan Pardew doing great at Newcastle And with Fabio Capello on the way out of the England job after the Euro 2012 tournament, and not soon enough for some,  there will be a new England manager appointed,  and most want to see [.

Hammers Reject New Tomkins Offer – Newcastle To Pursue Frenchman?

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As we half expected would happen,  West Ham have quickly turned down Newcastle's latest offer for their center-back, James Tomkins. James Tomkins West Ham turn down £4M offer from Magpies The improved bid from Newcastle for the England U21 International was said to be around £4M, but we think it will take a bigger [.

Alan Pardew Sees No Trouble With Ben Arfa Grumblings

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Alan Pardew has promised Hatem Ben Arfa that he will get his chance to impress when Demba Ba and Cheik Tiote head to Africa. Ben Arfa scoring great goal at Bolton Before the game yesterday at St. James' Park against Manchester United there were various reports that  Ben Arfa  was not too happy that he was not starting  in the first [.

Newcastle’s Big Offer For French Midfielder Turned Down

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It's going to be interesting to see who Graham Carr has been looking at over the last four months or so,  and we should get to know that as the bids Newcastle make become known. Benjamin Corgnet Dijon not keen to lose him There is news today that Newcastle have bid £4.5M for French midfielder Benjamin [.

Alan Pardew – We Were Brave And Got Our Rewards

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In what was his best win since taking over the reigns at Newcastle thirteen months ago from the talented and likable Chris Hughton, Alan Pardew  orchestrated a famous victory for Newcastle United last night. Alan Pardew it was our best performance in my reign Pardew was simply delighted by both the result and the performance last night,  in front of a sellout 52,299 crowd of mad [.

Jason Prior Gets Support And Good Wishes For Newcastle Trial

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Jason Prior of Bognor Regis FC has gone up north for his Newcastle United trial. Jason Prior on trial at Newcastle United And it seems like he is getting a lot of support from his previous and current managers, hoping that he will end up with a Newcastle contract, which will be like a [...]


Newcastle Strike Good Shirt Sponser Deal With Virgin Money

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An hour before the game last night Newcastle United announced they had agreed a two-year deal with Virgin Money to become the club's new shirt sponsor. Virgin Money logo on display last night Demba Ba seen after scoring first goal Looks like Shola is trying to tear of the new logo! That supersedes the Northern Rock deal, which was [.

Newcastle Increase Their Bid For West Ham’s James Tomkins

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News today on the back of Newcatsle's fabulous 3-0 win against Manchester United last night that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has moved quickly to get in a replacement for the injured Steven Taylor. James Tomkins Newcastle back in with increased offer The news today is that Newcastle are back in with an increased £4M bid for the 22 year-old West Ham centre-back James [.

Alan Pardew Deserves Great Credit For Last Night’s Brilliance – Video

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Alan Pardew deserves great credit for the way he prepared the lads for last night's fantastic 3-0 win over Manchester United. Alan Pardew put together terrific game plan for Newcastle The Red Devils were left last night to lick their wounds after they had been mauled by an energetic and skillful Newcastle side, and let's see now oh [.

The Newcastle Players Did Us Proud Last Night

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Alan Pardew seems to just love these big games at St. James' Park like last night, when the crowd is at its  capacity,  and the Geordie fans are singing their heads off from the very first whistle. Yohan Cabaye scored Newcastle's second goal just after half time It was a big big night for Newcastle fans everywhere,  as Newcastle beat Manchester United 3-0 with two wonderful goals [.

Cabaye – The Biggest Win For Newcastle Since I’ve Been Here

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Yohan Cabaye had a terrific game for Newcastle last night in the 3-0 demolition of Manchester United, and he again showed what an excellent midfielder he is and was simply a terrific acquisition by Newcastle last summer. Yohan Cabaye after his simply stunning goal YES!!!! Newcastle put in a display that will long be remembered last night,  when they [.

Newcastle Fans Dream And Live For Nights Like Last Night

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The game last night is what Newcastle fans dream of,  and what they live for it's as simple as that. Alan Pardew orchestrated a fabulous win for Newcastle Here are some things we took from the game: We don't know if this is the last game for Demba Ba and Cheick Tiote before they go off to Africa, but they [.

Alan Pardew’s BBC Interview After The Game – It Was Fantastic

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Here is Alan Pardew's interview with the BBC after last night's fantastic 3-0 win against the Premier league Champions Manchester United. And yes, here is what Alex Ferguson had to say about last night. Alex admitted Newcastle scored two fantastic goals, and he gave credit to the Newcastle display.


Newcastle 3 Manchester United 0 – Magpies Simply Magnificent

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In game that will be long remembered,  Newcastle beat Manchester United by 3-0 for their first win against the Red Devils in 10 years. And make no mistake about it Newcastle deserved all 3 points tonight because they outplayed this mediocre Manchester United side. And it was Bobby Robson who was then manager of Newcastle and if was happening [.

Newcastle 3 Manchester United 0 – Video Highlights

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Newcastle 3 Manchester United 0 Video Highlights


Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Manchester United?

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Let us know who you think the best player for Newcastle was tonight in the Magpies' magnificent win over Manchester United.


Virgin Money Is New Newcastle United Shirt Sponsor

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Here's Steven Taylor showing Newcastle's new shirt with the Virgin Money logo on it. Virgin Money is indeed the new shirt sponsor for Newcastle,  and it looks like the deal is for an initial two years, but the financial details have not been announced. The Tyneside  club issued this statement this afternoon on their web-site: Newcastle United are delighted to [.

Davide Santon, Ryan Taylor And Shola Ameobi All Start

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Davide Santon and Shola Ameobi are both starters as Newcastle United entertain Manchester United tonight at St. James' Park. We expected Davide Santon to start at left back but it's a bit of a surprise that Shola gets a start, but he must be playing well in training. And would you believe it, Â we had [.

Newcastle vs Manchester United – Match Preview

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The very last thing we want to happen tonight is for Newcastle to lose to Manchester United. And that's because our poor run will continue and it will be the sixth defeat in the last 9 games for Newcastle,  after the lads did so well in the other 11 games. But Newcastle usually play well against Manchester United and indeed earned a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on November [.

There’s Just No Way Andy Carroll Will Return To Newcastle

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We don't think the rumors about Andy Carroll returning to Newcastle on a loan deal, have any truth to them whatsoever. Coloccini challenging Andy Carroll last Friday night at Anfield To us it seems more like some mischief by the gossip press,  on a player who has come in for some some over-the-top criticism since he joined Liverpool [.

Newcastle To Have Virgin Money On Their Shirts Tonight?

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Newcastle could meet Manchester United tonight with a new sponsor on their shirts. The new sponsor is Richard Branton's Virgin Money whop recently took over Northern Rock, Newcastle's previous sponsor. The new sin the local press today is that a deal has been agreed between Newcastle and Virgin Money for the deal to take effect almost immediately, so it [.

Ben Arfa Trying Not To Share His Sadness With Other People

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Every player worth their salt wants to start and play games for Newcastle United. Ben Arfa could get a start in tonight's game And it seems like our French International midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa is no different, and he allowed himself to say that's he's sad that he's not starting for Newcastle these days.

Bobby Robson Was Manager Last Time We Beat Man United At Home

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Newcastle didn't show much threat up front at Anfield on Friday night, when we lost 3-1. This man was manager the last time we beat Man United at St. James' Park The first half was fairly even after we had scored first through a fortunate own goal from Daniel Agger after just 25 minutes,  but then we managed to concede a goal from [.

Alex Ferguson Knows Newcastle Will Be Tough Tonight

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Manchester United are likely to have Rio Ferdinand, Chris Smalling and Ryan Giggs back for tonight's game at St. James' Park, and that will add some experience to the Red Devil's line-up. Wayne Rooney in action against Newcastle last season And of course Wayne Rooney will be back tonight too, after being suspended and fined one week's wages (just £200K!

Pardew Trying To Keep Cheick Tiote And Demba Ba

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Newcastle have asked the FA for help in sorting out exactly when their two African stars have to leave to join their countries for the African Cup of  Nations. Demba Ba we need him for FAA Cup on Saturday The tournament comes around every couple of years smack bang in the middle of the European football season, and it seems [.

Newcastle Linked With Top Welsh international Defender

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is now ready to go after Ashley Williams of Swansea. Ashley Williams Swansea's top center-back It's not the first time that Newcastle have been linked with Williams, Â and former Newcastle boss Chris Hughton was a fan of the 31 times capped Welsh International. Williams has been impressive in the Premier [.

Newcastle Will Put In A Proper Performance For The Big Game

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The stats that keep coming up is that Newcastle have but one win in the last eight games, and only 5 points  out of a possible 24. Carver and Pardew the two men in charge at Newcastle That's not a good record, and nowhere near the 25 points we got out of the other 11 games in the league. [...

Newcastle In For Outstanding Young English Center- Back

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Newcastle may lodge a £3M bid for Sheffield United's  outstanding 18 year-old center-back, Harry Maguire. Harry Maguire outstanding young 18 year-old center-back That was a story in the Sun late last month, and certainly the youngster looks an excellent player in the making,  and already stands 6'3″ tall, and is  still growing.

Newcastle Have Tabs On A Number Of Top Youngsters

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Newcastle have already  already been linked with 21 year-old midfielder Jacob Butterfield, and now the Evening Chronicle are reporting we are keeping tabs on a young center-back. Lewis Dunk 6'4″ Brighton center-back The player is 6'4″ center-back Lewis Dunk,  who turned 20 last November and he is on a two year contract he signed back [.

Tomkins A Target – But Mayuka, Ciani and Onuoha Are Not

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There doesn't seem to be much movement by Newcastle in the transfer market so far. James Tomkins still a Newcastle target But we understand nothing much will happen until the meeting this week with Derek LLambias, manager Alan Pardew, Secretary Lee Charnley and Chief Scout Graham Carr takes place, to better identify their strategy during this January window.

Rooney To Play Against Newcastle – Joey Barton Will Not

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Wayne Rooney will play against Newcastle United tomorrow night, after being suspended for the game against Blackburn Rovers  over the weekend, which ended in a 3-2 home defeat for the Red Devils. Wayne Rooney will play at St. James' park tomorrow night Manager Alex Ferguson has said that Wayne Rooney will be recalled against us tomorrow, after being [.

Red Devils Will Be Tough But Newcastle Must Go For The Win

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With only 5 points gained from the last eight games played, Newcastle fans will be hoping the lads can get something out of the game tomorrow night against Manchester United. Yohan Cabaye possibility to win against Manchester United The Red Devils are coming off their shock 3-2 home defeat to Blackburn who got back to their losing ways against Stoke City by [.

Newcastle Interested In Young England Midfielder

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News today that Newcastle are interested in Barnsley's midfielder Jacob Butterfield, who is an England U21 International. Jacob Butterfield - 21 year-old Barnsley midfielder The Newcastle Journal is reporting this morning that John Carver was at Oakwell on Saturday afternoon, to watch Butterfield play.

Tough Task For Magpies On Wednesday – Obertan Out Injured

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Newcastle's task on Wednesday evening will be a tough one against Manchester United. Tim Krul big game needed from goalkeeper on Wednesday The Red Devils were embarrassed by being beaten at home over the weekend by rock bottom side Blackburn Rovers, and no doubt they will want to put that right at St.

Steven Gerrard Impressed With Newcastle This Season

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The player who ultimately was responsible  for Newcastle losing at Anfield on Friday night, Steven Gerrard, has come out today and been quite complimentary about Newcastle's team this season. Steven Gerrard scores Liverpool's third on Friday night Newcastle go up against Manchester United on Wednesday evening, and if  Sunderland can beat Manchester City at home, however lucky they were at the Stadium of Light yesterday, then Newcastle can beat the Red Devils [.

Newcastle Missing Steven Taylor Big Time

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Newcastle defender Steven Taylor is hoping to play again this season. Steven Taylor greatly missed in the Newcastle defense Steven suffered from a ruptured Achilles in the Chelsea game back in early December,  and was thought to be out for the season. Taylor went under the knife last month, and these injuries tend to take some time to heal, and of course there is an awful lot [.

Unlikely That Newcastle Can Attract Chris Samba To Tyneside

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Niall Hickman gave an interview on the radio yesterday, Â and the Daily Express man said he thought Newcastle were trying to do a deal for Blackburn's Chris Samba. Chris Samba - would be great at Newcastle Samba would be great at Newcastle, Â but we just don't think Newcastle have the pull or will pay out [.

Krul Not Resting On Laurels – Forster Could Leave This Month

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Tim Krul has made a good start to his career as the Newcastle number one goalkeeper. Tim Krul playing well at Newcastle But after years behind both Shay Given and Steve Harper he will have been well schooled in not taking anything for granted, and also having good relationships with the other goalkeepers, even though they are competing for his spot in the side.

Newcastle Now Linked With 24 Year-Old African Striker

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There's a report in the Daily Mirror that Newcastle are chasing Ederzito. The lad just turned 24 lat month his full name is Ederzito Antonio Macedo Lopes and he plays for Academica in the Portuguese league and stands 6'2″ tall. Academia are currently 6th top of the Portuguese League and supposedly Sunderland, West [.

Good News – Sammy Ameobi Had Great Year – Bad News – Sunderland Improving

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Sammy Ameobi, the 19 year-old younger brother of Shola, is one of the young guns who came through big time under Alan Pardew last year. Sammy Ameobi what a goal this lad scored at Scunthorpe! Along with other youngsters like Haris Vuckic, Shane Ferguson,  Mehdi Abeid and James Tavernier we expect these youngsters to come through at Newcastle this coming year.

Happy New Year To Newcastle Fans Everywhere

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I started this blog on April 23rd of 2007, about 10 years ago, and after over 55M hits, we are still going yes I know it's all very surprising. Ed and Madeline Harrison This shot was taken in High Heaton, Newcastle and yes the sun was shining! We'd like to extend our best wishes to Newcastle fans everywhere,  and all the [.

Cheick Tiote And Demba Ba Will Miss Up To Five Games

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Well it now looks like Newcastle will lose both Tiote and Ba after the 3rd round of th FA Cup against Blackburn  next Saturday afternoon at St. James' Park. One way to stop Demba Ba this season get him in  a bear hug That means the two African players will play only two more games for the Magpies,  including the tough game against Manchester United on Wednesday night.

Newcastle Poised To Qualify For Europe Next Season

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To start this new year of 2012 Magpie's manager Alan Pardew has said for the first time that European football is a reasonable aim of Newcastle United. Alan Pardew it's possible for us to qualify for Europe Newcastle have taken 30 points from the first half of the season of 19 games, and that's 8 points better than they had at this time last year.

Pardew Worried Magpies Will Lose Two Players In Transfer Window

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The January window is terrible for most clubs, since it's half through the season, and yet clubs like Newcastle may lose some of  their top players. Cheick Tiote - top target in January for Chelsea and Liverpool? That's even though they don't want to sell, but given what happened with Andy Carroll last January, Alan Pardew this time around is wisely not making any promises to Newcastle fans that he can keep players [.

Pardew Worried Magpies Will Lose Two Players In Transfer Window

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The January window is terrible for most clubs, since it's half through the season, and yet clubs like Newcastle may lose some of  their top players. Cheick Tiote - top target in January for Chelsea and Liverpool? That's even though they don't want to sell, but given what happened with Andy Carroll last January, Alan Pardew this time around is wisely not making any promises to Newcastle fans that he can keep players [.

Pardew Gets £8M To Spend – Tomkins A Target – Vertonghen Too Expensive

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It's hardly a surprise that Alan Pardew will have to bring in new players this month on a tight budget. James Tomkins would be great buy for Newcastle That's the way of Newcastle these days, but int truth it hasn't seemed to stop the club getting some very good players into the club, even though we have not spent a [.

Pardew Gets £8M To Spend – Tomkins A Target – Vertonghen Too Expensive

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It's hardly a surprise that Alan Pardew will have to bring in new players this month on a tight budget. James Tomkins would be great buy for Newcastle That's the way of Newcastle these days, but int truth it hasn't seemed to stop the club getting some very good players into the club, even though we have not spent a [.

Newcastle Linked With French Defender

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Newcastle are being linked on this first day of the new year and the fist day of the January transfer with Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa Newcastle again linked with French U21 International This is not the first time we've been linked with the 22 year-old France Under-21 defender, so we're not sure [.

Only Two Poor Results In The Last Eight Games

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Newcastle enter the new year of 2012 on a poor run of form. Alan Pardew - did very well last year in taking Newcastle up to 7th place In the last eight games Newcastle have won only one and drawn two and lost five,  for a total of only 5 points. But during that time we have played four of the top [.