Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2012

Newcastle Beat West Brom The Way The Big Boys Do It

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Jonas Gutierrez has become a popular player on Tyneside, and certainly he's a popular player with manager Alan Pardew, and has nailed down that left-wing position in spite of a lot of competition. Jonas in action on Sunday Newcastle beat West Brom on Sunday with a late and lucky goal, when Sammy Ameobi's shot hit [.

Newcastle Don’t Have The Hang Of This Thursday-Sunday Stuff

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Alan Pardew admitted yesterday, that like the rest of us he was gutted that Newcastle couldn't hang on at the Stadium of Light when we had just 10 men, and get all 3 points against Sunderland. Alan Pardew - we haven't got the hang of this Thursday-Sunday thing And Alan Pardew is nothing if not [...]


Shola’s Been A Massive Inspiration To Me – Sammy Ameobi

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Sammy Ameobi has come out today and said he plans to let Alan Pardew know just exactly what he can do in a Newcastle United shirt this season, and the 20 year-old has confessed that his older brother Shola has been a massive inspiration to him. Shola Ameobi has been a massive inspiration to younger [.

Former Newcastle Midfielder Denies Rift – Will Fight For Place

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Danny Guthrie has denied there has been another bust-up with Reading manager Brian McDermott, and he says he's very willing to buckle down and fight for his place at Reading. Danny Guthrie ready to buckle down Danny got upset with the Reading manager a few weeks ago when he was left out of the [...]


Cisse Linked With Tottenham – I’m Happy At Newcastle

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Papiss Cisse is bring linked with a Tottenham move in the January transfer window, but he has come out today and said he is happy at Newcastle, and just loves working every day with the long-term Newcastle manager Alan Pardew. Alan Pardew and Papiss Cisse last season getting ready to dance It's interesting that [.

Newcastle Linked With 28 Year-Old Stuttgart Striker

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There was news yesterday in CalcioMercato yesterday, that Newcastle are interested in 28 year-old Stuttgart striker Vedad Ibisevic, as a replacement in case Demba Ba leaves in January. Vedad Ibisevic - scored 10 goals in 13 appearances this season But the 6'2″ striker is 28 years old and we'd be surprised if the Bosnia and [.

French International Interested In Coming To Newcastle

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There's some good news today in the Evening Chronicle, that 23 year-old French international midfielder Moussa Sissoko has been in touch with Yohan Cabaye at Newcastle, asking him what it's like playing at Newcastle United, and Yohan gave his fellow French International a glowing report. Moussa Sissoko in action for France in Japan recently Sissoko's [.

Alan Pardew – I Learned A Lot From Jose Mourinho

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It has been revealed today in an interview in the Evening Chronicle that Alan Pardew studied Jose Mourinho's methods when he was at Chelsea, and the Newcastle manager says he learned a lot from the manager who was mentored at Barcelona by the great Bobby Robson. Bobby Robson and Mourinho at Barcelona 1997 Pardew [.

Mehdi Abeid’s Brother On Trial At Newcatsle

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There's an interesting story coming out today that Mehdi Abeid's younger brother Walid, played the second half in Newcastle U 21′s 4-0 defeat at Sunderland this afternoon, when he replaced 17 year-old Adam Campbell in the game. Walid Abeid played 45 minutes for U21 side this afternoon Walid Abeid is 19 years old, about [.

Transformed Ben Arfa Now A Target Of Arsene Wenger

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There are reports coming out of Italy that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger see Newcastle's Ben Arfa as the perfect replacement should Theo Walcott leave the London club next summer, as expected, when his contract runs out. Ben Arfa in action against West Brom yesterday The report is in calciomercato.com, and Walcott has failed to agree [.

Alan Pardew Denies Newcastle To Sign Top French Midfielder

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The story doing the rounds on the Internet this morning is that Newcastle have agreed to sign Toulouse French International midfielder Moussa Sissoko, who stands 6'2″ tall and whose box to box midfield play has been compared to that of former Arsenal player Patrick Vieira. Newcastle singing Moussa Sissoko it's news to me said [.

Newcastle Win Race To Sign Top French Midielder

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News today that Newcastle United are about to sign France midfielder Moussa Sissoko on a free transfer, according to reports in France. Moussa Sissoko - Toulouse box to box midfielder The 6'2″ box to box midfielder has played for Toulouse since 2003, and he has been compared to Patrick Vieira in his style of play, [.

It’s Hardly The Time For Doom And Gloom – Newcastle Won

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In the first half yesterday, Newcastle were all business, and looked the better side and had deservedly gone ahead with a good Demba Ba goal after 35 minutes, his seventh of the season, but Newcastle also had goalkeeper Tim Krul to thank for two saves from Romelu Lukaku, when the Chelsea loan player was straight [.

Demba Ba Doubtful For Liverpool Game

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One of the negatives to come out of yesterday's 2-1 win against West Brom was to see Demba Ba limp out of the game carrying one of his boots after 72 minutes and he seems to have picked up a foot or ankle injury. Demba Ba scoring yesterday showing great technique as usual [...]


Danny Guthrie In Another Argument With Reading Manager

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Danny Guthrie had a bit of a bust up with Reading manager Brian McDermott a few weeks ago, when he criticized the manager on his Twitter account, after being left out of the side. Danny Guthrie having troubles with Reading manager And it doesn't seem to have got much better over the last few [...]


Newcastle To Try Different Strategy With Two Games A Week

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The win yesterday was Newcastle's second win after playing on a Thursday, with the first one being when we beat Norwich 1-0 on Sunday 23rd September, after drawing 0-0 with Maritimo in Madeira the previous Thursday. A smiling Alan Pardew yesterday The shot must have been taken before the second half yesterday When Bobby Robson [.

Lucky Goal Could Ignite Papiss Cisse’s Season

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Alan Pardew has said after the game yesterday that Papiss Cisse is as good in training as he was last year, and puts the ball in the back of the net from all over the place, yet in the league he got only his first goal of the season yesterday, and it was a really [...]


Alan Pardew – We Didn’t Deserve To Win – It Was A Struggle

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Newcastle played well in the first half and were ahead deservedly though a good Demba Ba goal after 35 minutes, with an assist from Shola Ameobi, but in the second half West Brom came more into the game, and looked the more likely side to take all 3 points, until with just 7 seconds to [...]


Newcastle 2 West Brom 1 – Video Highlights

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Romelu Lukaka scores West Brom's equalizer after 55 minutes Newcastle 2 West Brom 1 Video Highlights


Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player In 2-1 Over West Brom?

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Let us know who you think Newcastle's best player was this afternoon against West Brom, when Cisse scored the winner in the last minute of three minutes of added time, after Demba Ba had put Newcastle ahead after 35 minutes.


Cisse Last Minute Goal Gets Newcastle 2-1 Win Over Baggies

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Papiss Cisse scored his first Premier league goal of the season this afternoon, in the third minute of the three minutes added time, to give Newcastle a dramatic 2-1 win at St. James' park, but we lost Demba Ba with injury after 72 minutes, so we have to hope he's not too badly injured. Ben [...]


Newcastle’s Two Goals – Video

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Here is Papiss Cisse's dramatic winner for Newcastle in the third minute of added time this afternoon. And here is Demba Ba's goal after 35 minutes.


James Perch Starts – Papiss Cisse On Bench

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As expected James Perch comes in for Cheick Tiote in the defensive midfield position and Shola Ameobi is again preferred to Papiss Cisse up front. Otherwise, the team is as expected and it's a strong one to take on a good West Brom side this afternoon. And as expected Shane Ferguson, Gabby Obertan and Sammy [.

Newcastle Local Lad Doing Great At St. Mirren On Loan

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Good news this morning about one of our youngsters out on loan defender Paul Dummett who is at St. Mirren in the Scottish Premier League. Paul Dummmett at St. Mirren on loan Paul won the Man of the Match award for the second week in a row, in St. Mirren's home loss [...]


The Managers’ Mutual Admiration Society

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It's been a bit of a mutual admiration society leading up to the game this afternoon against West Brom, with both managers Steve Clarke and Alan Pardew praising each other. Steve Clarke West Brom manager Steve Clarke seems to have made an excellent start to his management career at West Brom, and has the [.

Pardew Has Funds Available To Replace Demba Ba In January

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It's hardly surprising that we will be linked with a number of strikers from now until January, because there's some chance that Demba Ba will leave Newcastle in that next transfer window, if another club comes in and meets the £7M release clause in his contract, and they can also meet Ba's wage demands.

Full House At St. James’ Park Will Help Newcastle Today

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Steve Clarke comes back to Newcastle today, after being Assistant Manager to Ruud Gullit 14 years ago, and then being caretaker boos once Ruud was fired about a year later, until Bobby Robson arrived to manage Newcastle in 1999. Steven Taylor tough game today And Steve stayed on at Newcastle for a while under [.

Can Magpies Get Third League Win Of Season Against WBA?

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Newcastle haven't made the tremendous start to the season we did last year, but we have also been without some of our top players for much of the season, including Tim Krul, Fabricio Coloccini, Danny Simpson and Yohan Cabaye. Tim Krul - shown training with Holland last month But all those players are now back [.

Newcastle vs West Brom – Match Preview

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Newcastle have played well the last couple of games at Sunderland and against Club Brugge in the Europa League, since we were taken apart 3-0, by Manchester United at St. James' Park a couple of weeks ago. But we really need to start picking things up in the league, and we have only 10 points [...]


Bobby Robson Was Great To Me – Steve Clarke

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West Brom manager Steve Clarke joined Newcastle as the Assistant manager to Ruud Gullit, when the Dutchman was appointed the Newcastle manager, after Kenny Dalglish was fired early in the 1998-1999 season. Steve Clarke - West Brom manager and former Newcastle coach Ruud only lasted one season on Tyneside, and was fired about a year [.

This Is Best Spell Of My Career At Newcastle – Ben Arfa

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Gabby Obertan looked very impressive again for Newcastle on Thursday night against Club Brugge, and he scored a great goal, but he'll have to do even better if he is to get that starting place from Newcastle's current right-winger Hatem Ben Arfa. Hatem Ben Arfa in training at Benton As Alan Pardew mentioned yesterday [.

This Is Why Alan Pardew Has No Worries About Papiss Cisse

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Papiss Cisse didn't look too comfortable in Thursday night's s game against Club Brugge, and he missed a sitter afterjust15 minutes, set up so brilliantly for him by 21 year-old Shane Ferguson, with one of those exquisite and perfect left-wing crosses. Papiss Cisse in action against Club Brugge Papiss doesn't look half the player [.

Pardew – Adam Campbell As Good As Any Player In Training

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We are now seeing some youngsters starting to really come through and threaten for first team starting positions at Newcastle, and certainly on Thursday night Shane Ferguson and Sammy Ameobi both had very good games, and certainly impressed manager Alan Pardew. Adam Campbell as good as anybody in training And it seems that both [.

Newcastle Have Had Trouble With WBA These Last Two Seasons

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In last season's home game against West Brom, Shane Long in particular caused Newcastle all kinds of problems at the back, as they counter-attacked Newcastle and won the game 3-2, so the lads will need to come up with just how to combat Shane Long's speed tomorrow. Shane Long danger man tomorrow? And in [.

Youngsters Create Selection Dilemma For Newcastle Manager

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We've noticed that the other English clubs in Europe this season do not make too many changes for their best sides, and certainly Liverpool and Tottenham played almost their strongest sides in the Europa league on Thursday night. Sammy Ameobi had good game against Club Brugge And in the Champions League you have to [.

Good News On Newcastle’s Injury Front

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Alan Pardew was very wary of West Bromwich Albion during yesterday's press conference, and under Steve Clarke the Baggies have made a good start to the season getting 14 points from their first 8 games, and lie in 6th place in the league. Alan Pardew wary of West Brom tomorrow On the other hand, [...

Newcastle In Good Spirits And After 3 Points Tomorrow

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says the squad are in good spirits and anxious to wrap up what would be a good week if we can get all three points against West Bromtomorrow. Papiss Cisse can he get on the goals track tomorrow? Newcastle did amazingly well to almost hold out for the win at [...]


Newcastle Linked With French U21 Striker

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There is news in L'Equipe that former Arsenal and Middlesbrough striker Jeremie Aliadiere, could make a return to the Premier League with Newcastle United. 29 year-old Jeremie Aliadiere now at Lorient When we sold Andy Carroll to Liverpool at the end of January, 2011, Aliadiere was a free agent, but was out of shape [.

Newcastle 1 Club Brugge 0 – Video Highlights

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Gabby Obertan scoring his great goal after being set up by Sammy Ameobi Newcastle 1 Club Brugge 0 Video Highlights


It Was A Great Result And A Great Win

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Newcastle played a very young side last night against Club Brugge, and the average age of the starting line-up was in the low twenties, and Steven Taylor, an old man on the team at just 26, got the rare opportunity to captain the side in the absence of Coloccini, Gutierrez and Shola Ameobi. Sammy Ameobi [.

Newcastle Star – I Want To Play More In Premier League

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Gabriel Obertan scored the only goal of the game last night just a a couple of minutes into the second half, and it was a screamer from the 23 year-old, after Sammy Ameobi, who also had a good game had set him up in brilliant style. Gabby Obertan after scoring a screamer Gabby moved [...]


Close Race For Man Of The Match Last Night

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Sammy Ameobi is currently leading our Man of the Match poll with 36% of the vote, but Gabby Obertan is not far behind with 32% of the vote after leading in the early voting. Shane Ferguson currently 3rd in the voting And not surprisingly Shane Ferguson is currently 3rd in the voting so far, [...]


Newcastle 1 Club Brugge 0 – Full Match Report

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Here's how we saw last night's 1-0 win against a good looking Club Brugge side in round 3 of Group D of the Europa League. The other game in the group was a 1-1 draw at Madeira between Maritimo and Bordeaux, which was a good result for Newcastle. Good shot of Gabby Obertan scoring only [...]


Alan Pardew’s Strategy Working In Europe

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Gabby Obertan is deservedly getting some praise this morning for his excellent performance last night at St. James' Park against European opposition Club Brugge, and Gabby got the winning goal after 48 minutes, and it was a very good one too. Gabby Obertan rifling home his goal last night Gabby has enormous potential, and the [.

Adam Campbell Pushing For First Team Place – Pardew

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We were sorry we didn't see young local striker Adam Campbell get a run out last night, because with his skill and speed he could have played havoc with the Club Brugge defense. Adam Campbell pushing for first team place They were having enough trouble with wingers Sammy Ameobi and Gabby Obertan, so we [.

You Could Peel Oranges With That Left Foot

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Shane Ferguson showed again last night what an excellent crosser of a ball he is, and he had several efforts that were almost perfect deliveries last night, and after 15 minutes he put one on the head of Papiss Cisse, but the Senegal striker somehow managed to head straight at the goalkeeper. Shane Ferguson in [.

23 Year-Old Youngster Has Fantastic Future In Football – Pardew

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was delighted with the performance of his side tonight in beating a good Club Brugge side 1-0 at St. James' Park to record our 10th successive home win in European competition. Obertan being congratulated after great goal Newcastle essentially played a second eleven against the Club Brugge first team, but still [.

Newcastle Get The Job Done With Terrific Obertan Winner

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Newcastle got the job done tonight and beat Club Brugge 1-0 at St. James' Park, and it was a wonderful goal from Gabby Obertan, brilliantly set up by the impressive Sammy Ameobi, that was the difference between the two sides. Gabby Obertan scores the winner what a goal! But it wasn't easy for Newcastle, [.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Club Brugge?

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Let us know who you think Newcastle's best player was tonight against Club Brugge in our 1-0 win.


Newcastle 1 Brugge 0 – Winning Goal – Video

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Newcastle Make Nine Changes – Sammy Ameobi Starts

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Newcastle make nine changes form the side that drew with Sunderland on Sunday at the Stadium of Light. Sammy Ameobi starts, as does Papiss Cisse and as expected Gael Bigirimana and Cheick Tiote are paired together in central midfield. And it looks like Newcastle will play a 4-3-3 formation tonight, with Vurnon Anita making up [.

Newcastle vs Club Brugge – Match Preview

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Newcastle United have a chance to maintain some of the momentum we built up at Sunderland on Sunday, by defeating Club Brugges tonight at St. James' Park, and keep at the top of Group D in the Europa League with 7 points from our first three games. Club Brugge was founded one year before Newcastle [.

Newcastle Star – It Will Be Tough Test Tonight

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Cheick Tiote spend five years of his career in Belgium, and he will know all about Club Brugges, our opponents tonight, and he thinks the Belgian side will be tough to beat at St. James' Park. Cheick Tiote in action at home to Tottenham Cheick started his career in Africa at his home town [...]


Newcastle United – A Club Statement

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Newcastle United have this morning issued this statement on their web-site: Newcastle United have welcomed the guilty pleas of Steven Arkle and John Parkinson at Newcastle Magistrates Court on Wednesday in relation to two separate public order offences for pitch incursions at St. James' Park. The two men entered the field of play during United's [.

Newcastle To Attack – Will Use SAS Against Club Brugge

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It seems that Alan Pardew will be starting both Shola and Sammy Ameobi tonight in the Europa League game against Club Brugge, and this will be the first time both brothers have started in a game for the Magpies. Both Shola and Sammy (SAS) Ameobi to start tonight Shola has recently spoken about his brother, [.

Newcastle Were After This Top Youngster Four Years Ago

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Ray Gooding used to be a Recruitment Director at Coventry City, but he was made redundant in 2008, and joined the Newcastle United Academy under the then manager Richard Money, and Richard asked him if there were any good youngsters at Coventry. Gael Bigirimana turned 19 on Monday Ray came up with Gael Bigirimana's name, [.

Cheick Tiote A Crazy Guy But A Great Player

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Bigirimana could be given a chance to fill in for Cheick Tiote in the league, when Cheick serves his three match ban for being sent off on Sunday, but we think James Perch may get the nod on Sunday, because of his extra experience, and there's always Vurnon Anita, who can also play in that [...]


This Is Why Ashley Could Get Involved With Umbro

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Nike bought Umbro four years ago, but they have just announced they will sell the company to Iconix Brand Group in a $220M (£137M) deal, and there is news that Mike Ashley's company Sports Direct may get involved with licensing the Umbro products. Mike Ashley may get involved with Umbro licensing It seems that [.

Newcastle Manager Close To Making Excuses About Europe

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The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has come out today and said he thinks the odds are stacked against Premier League sides in Europe, simply because of the grueling and difficult games they have to play in England every weekend, which is not the same in other European leagues. Alan Pardew hard for England sides [.

All Players Fit – Pardew To Play Strong Side

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Alan Pardew has said today that all his players are fit and that he will send a strong side out against Club Brugge at St. James' Park tonight, in an effort to win the game, and continue the momentum we picked up, with the lads' courageous display at Sunderland last Sunday. Papiss Cisse likely [...

Two Top Youngsters To Start Against Club Brugge

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Alan Pardew has aid today that two of Newcastle's top youngsters Shane Ferguson and Sammy Ameobi will both start tomorrow night against Club Brugge, who are currently at the top of the Belgian league. Sammy Ameobi will start tomorrow night The Northern Ireland International and England U21 International are two of Newcastle's top [.

Newcastle Manager – Xisco Getting Confidence Back

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We don't think Xisco has any future at Newcastle, but nevertheless it's good to see that Alan Pardew is giving the 26 year-old some well deserved praise and encouragement today. Xisco celebrating one of his goals on Monday night Through no fault of his own Xisco became almost a pawn in the game between Kevin [.

Pardew Gets Serious On Tiote – It’s Not A Laughing Matter

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We had a report out on Monday where we said that Cheick Tiote had to have better discipline when he was playing for Newcastle, otherwise he could become a liability to Newcastle. Cheick Tiote - off he goes hopefully that's the last red card this season for the Ivorian And the truth of it [...]


Two Tough Games This Week – But Two Wins Possible

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We didn't win the game against Sunderlandon Sunday, but what Alan Pardewtook out of the game is he had some big players back, and they played very well, and in particular captain Fabricio Coloccini was simply outstanding at the back for Newcastle. Danny Simpson hopes Newcastle can push on now It's an interesting statistic [.

English Players Must Learn The Basics – Like Ben Arfa – Video

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Alan Pardew has talked about why the new Walker Activity Dome is so vital for English football and the facility is just along the road from the Primary school I attended until I was 11 Wharrier Street school and it was the dome is now that we used to play football for the [...]


Will Simpson And Demba Ba Sign New Contracts Soon?

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We included some comments from Danny Simpson in an earlier article today, and whenever we do, we always wonder what the situation is with Danny's contract at Newcastle which of course runs out next June. And while we're on contracts, what's the deal with getting Demba Ba a new contract at Newcastle? Demba Ba [.

Newcastle After One Of Europe’s Top Youngsters

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Newcastle have today been linked along with Arsenal and Manchester City with 16 year old Dutch youngster Riechedly Bazoer, who is considering whether to sign a three year professional contract at PSV Eindhoven, but he may choose to sign for one of the three English clubs who are interested. The report is in [.

Alan Pardew’s Blast At Sunderland Fans

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We had reported after the Sunderland game, that their supporters started to chant "Steven Taylor we wish you were dead" when the local Newcastle lad came on after 79 minutes in place of Fab Coloccini, and that chanting has already been condemned by Martin O'Neill, and Alan Pardew has finally spoken about it today.

What’s Your Starting Eleven Against Club Brugge?

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Newcastle will play Club Brugge tomorrow night in Group D of the Europa League, and it will be interesting to see which team Alan Pardew selects, although we have to think that Cheick Tiote and Papiss Cisse will both start against theBelgianside. Shane Ferguson - likely to start on left wing tomorrow night Club Brugge [.

Xisco Scores Great Hat Trick For Newcastle U21 Side

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Xisco scored a hat trick yesterday in the Newcastle U21′s 5-1 win against Stoke City and U21 manager Willie Donachie has praised the Spanish lad's attitude, and said he deserved his hat trick. Xisco - scored three goals for U21s yesterday Newcastle's £5.7M striker is getting games in the U21 side as one of the [.

It Was A Fluky, Lucky Goal For Sunderland

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Newcastle's right back Danny Simpson, who has another solid game for Newcastle at Sunderland on Sunday, has come out and said the Black Cats were lucky to get the draw and he's right there. Danny Simpson lucky goal for Sunderland One huge problem Sunderland have is that they cannot score goals, and even [.

Tiote And Cisse Likely To Start Against Club Brugge

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Cheick Tiote will keep playing for Newcastle during his three match suspension from the Premier League, after his sending off on Sunday, and he is likely to start on Thursday night at St. James' Park against Club Brugge in the Europa League. Martin Atkinson sends off Cheick Tiote at Sunderland Cheick will now miss the [.

Demba Ba – There Are Some Stupid People In This World

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Demba Ba has said he didn't hear the racial abuse aimed at him by some Sunderland fans on Sunday, but he was made aware of it after the game in the dressing room, and Demba Ba rightly puts it down to there being some stupid people in this world. Demba Ba in action [...]


Frustration After The Game – But It Was A Good Point

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James Perch has said there was frustration in the dressing room after the Sunderland game on Sunday when the lads came so close to a famous victory with only 10 men against the Black Cats. James Perch in action on Sunday James had to come on after Cheick Tiote had been sent off, and [...]


It’s My Best Moment Since Coming To Newcastle

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Yohan Cabaye showed all his technical skills and technique when he hit that loose ball perfectly with his right foot into the back of the net after only 3 minutes at Sunderland on Sunday, and it was so nearly the winning goal for the Magpies. Yohan Cabaye after scoring his goal on Sunday But [...]


Xisco An Unlikely Hero – I Love The Club And The City

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Xisco has had some good counsel from Newcastle manager Alan Pardew this season, and Alan told the Spanish U21 International not to give up and to keep working hard, and anything can happen. Xisco in training this season Well Xisco scored a hat-trick in the Newcastle U21 5-1 win against Stoke City last night, [.

This Player Has Been Brilliant For Us – Alan Pardew

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We only got one point at the Stadium of Light on Sunday, but we are hoping the great display the lads put on at Sunderland, will be a springboard for Newcastle to start playing well on a consistent basis, and start picking up some wins. Mike Williamson - in action at Sunderland on Sunday Alan [...]


Tiote Must Improve His Discipline – It’s Not Good Enough

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Most people haven't really blamed Cheick Tiote for Newcastle failing to win the game yesterday, but the truth is that it was the Ivorian's indiscipline that cost Newcastle 2 points, and when it happened I have to say I was very annoyed (to say the least) at the Ivory Coast International. Cheick Tiote - oh [.

Coloccini Was Phenomenal At Sunderland – Pardew

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This was Fabricio Coloccini first game for Newcastle in several weeks, but his performance at Sunderland yesterday, when Newcastle were reduced to 10 men, was simply phenomenal, to use Alan Pardew's words after the game, and but the fact he had to go off after 79 minutes, we could have held on for a famous [.

Northumbria Police Investigating Sunderland Fan’s Racial Abuse

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There were unsavory chants made by Sunderland supporters when Steven Taylor came on the field yesterday, and now police are also investigating some racial abusefroma Sunderland fan against Newcastle striker Demba Ba. Steven Taylor smiles at Steven Fletcher yesterday late in the game Safe to say the Sunderland fans didn't exactly cover themselves in [.

This Newcastle Colossus Easily The Man Of The Match

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There was only one player who could be Man of the Match for Newcastle yesterday, and that was returning captain Fabrico Coloccini, who looked better than ever on his return to the Newcastle side at the Stadium of Light. A fantastic display by Newcastle's Fab Coloccini yesterday Here are the current results of the poll, [.

Alan Pardew’s Comments After The Game Yesterday – Video

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Alan Pardew about to punch the air after the game yesterday Alan had gone over to thank Newcastle fans Here's Alan Pardew's comments immediately after the game and if you let it run Martin O'Neill makes some comments too.


I Can Only Take Positives From Sunderland Game – Alan Pardew

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There were lots of positives Alan Pardew can take from yesterday's game at Sunderland, and now we have the likes of Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Tim Krul and Danny Simpson back in the Newcastle side, we again looked very good, and hopefully we can push on from here. Alan Pardew acknowledges Newcastle fans after the game [.

What Do Williamson, Perchinho And Simpson Have In Common?

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Newcastle gave a good display at Sunderland yesterday, and came away with a well earned 1-1 draw, and three of the players who made that fine performance possible were Mike Williamson, Danny Simpson and James Perch also known as Perchinho. Mike Williamson in action at Sunderland yesterday And these players were brought into the [.

Magpies Take These Five Positives Out Of the Sunderland Game

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There were many positives Alan Pardew could take out of yesterday's performance at Sunderland, and here are just five that shows Newcastle may be back to their best form, now they have some top players back in the side. Yohan Cabaye after scoring Newcastle's goal after 3 minutes Here are the five positives: Fabricio Coloccini [.

Newcastle Goalkeeper Disappointed – But Great Team Display

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Tim Krul had a good game in the Newcastle goal this afternoon against Sunderland, and Newcastle were unlucky make that very unlucky not to keep a clean sheet and get all 3 points, and get their second successive win at the Stadium of Light. The ball hits Demba Ba in the face and [...]


Sunderland Fans’ Poor Taste Condemned By Martin O’Neill

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When the players for the main part in today's game behaved themselves, and the managers behaved themselves too for a change the Sunderland fans showed themselves up, with some unsavoury chanting at Steven Taylorwhen he came on, and the chants were in very poor taste. Yohan Cabaye - after scoring Newcastle's goal after just [.

Sickening Late Own Goal Robs Newcastle Of A Famous Victory

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Newcastle were robbed of a famous victory at Sunderland today, and after holding out for 60 minutes with just 10 men, a late own goal from Demba Ba gave Sunderland a point. Cheick Tiote sent off he lost us this game Newcastle gave a gallant display this afternoon at the Stadium of Light [...]


Alan Pardew – I’m Very Proud Of My Players

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew left no doubt with the Newcastle fans that he was proud of his players in today's excellent display at the Stadium of Light, when Newcastle almost held onto a 1-0 win with only 10 men, before a late Demba Ba own goal rescued Sunderland. A proud Alan Pardew salutes the Newcastle [.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player In 1-1 Draw Today?

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Newcastle were walking it in those first 25 minutes today and leading through a 3rd minute goal from Yohan Cabaye, until Chick Tiote got himself sent off and the sooner this lad learns to keep cntrol of himself on the pitch the better it will be for him and Newcastle. Even then 10 [...]


Sunderland 1 Newcastle 1 – Video Highlights

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£1.5M For Naming Rights To St. James’ Park – About Right

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The Mail on Sunday is reporting that Wonga is paying £1.5M a year for the naming rights of St. James' Park, and that's close to our estimate of £2M we made recently. £1.5M a year to have this sign put back up not bad That's not a big surprise to us, because Wonga is [...]


Today’s Derby Game About Some Great Players – Pardew

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Alan Pardew came out yesterday and said today's derby game at Sunderland was all about some great players, and the manager seems to disagree with Steven Taylor, and says there are some Sunderlandplayers who could get into the Newcastle side. Alan Pardew some great players on display today The lads will make the very [.

Confusing Reason Put Out For Change Of Newcastle Strip

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It's a bit of a mystery to us why we are wearing our lime green shirts this afternoon, when usually at Sunderland we wear the black and white shirts with white shorts, and even white socks if necessary. Ryan Taylor with white shorts last season But that's not going to happen today, and the [...]


Ashley Deal Approved – Will Own Some Of Glasgow Rangers

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Rangers CEO Charles Green has confirmed that the Football League has given Newcastle owner Ashley permission to invest in Glasgow Rangers Football Club. Mike Ashley will own a little less than 10% of Rangers Rangers are now playing in the fourth tier of Scottish football after their bankruptcy, and this is what the other [.

Ben Arfa Told He Must Score This Afternoon

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Hatem Ben Arfa is looking forward to this afternoon's game at the Stadium of Light and it turns out he has never played there before, but it seems like he cannot wait to get out there and maybe score a goal or two for Newcastle this afternoon? Ben Arfa in training last week with [...]


Arsenal Centre-Back On Newcastle’s List Of Seven

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CalcioMercato are today reporting the news that Newcastle United may be interested in Arsenal's 25 year-old Swiss defender Johan Djourou. Johan Djourou - surplus to requirements at Arsenal Johan Djourou joined Arsenal back in 2004, and made his debut for the club against Manchester City in October of 2004.

Pardew – Team Is Ready – All Bases Covered

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Alan Pardew is pleased with the preparation of his Newcastle squad this week, and he thinks they've done a pretty thorough job of preparing the players for Sunderland, in a game that kicks off at 1:30pm this afternoon. Alan Pardew pleased with the preparation this week Alan Pardew is convinced he has his team [.

Shola Ameobi Starts – Steven Taylor On Bench

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The big news is that Shola Ameobi the Sunderland slayer starts for Newcastle United in the Tyne-Wear derby away at Sunderland this afternoon. And Mike Williamson keeps his place with Fab Coloccini coming back into the side at center-back, so that's a bit of a shock that local lad Steven Taylor is on [.

Newcastle Linked With £16M Striker To Replace Demba Ba

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Newcastle are again being linked with Ivorian striker Seydou Doumbia, who currently plays for CSKA Moscow in Russia, and the 24 year-old certainly has an amazing goal scoring record of around 120 goals in 196 appearance so far in his career. Seydou Doumbia 24 year-old CSKA Moscow striker It's not the first time we've [.

Sunderland vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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Newcastle have made only a decent start to the season, not great, and we are 6 points off the pace the lads set last season, which is just one more reason why we need to take all 3 points at the Stadium of Light tomorrow afternoon, to jump-start our season. The good news for Newcastle [...]


Disappointing Non Traditional Choice Of Kit For Newcastle

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It's a rather strange decision to us, but it seems that Newcastle will wear their lime green kit against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Sunday afternoon, and it's been custom for both sides to play in their traditional kits. Danny Simpson in the lime green kit Newcastle will wear tomorrow What?

O’Neill – We’ll Take Our Lead From Newcastle – A Strong Side

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Martin O'Neill hasn't been in the Sunderland job long, and he hasn't yet had time to put his mark on the team, but if his past history is anything to go by, we should see Sunderland become a much stronger side in the months and years ahead. Martin O'Neill - thinks how can I [...]


Not One Sunderland Player Could Get In Newcastle Side

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Newcastle center-back Steven Taylor, who resumed full time training on Wednesday and is likely to start alongside Fabricio Coloccini tomorrow afternoon at the Stadium of Light, has come out and said not one Sunderland player could get in the present Newcastle side. Steven Taylor no Sunderland player would get in Newcastle's side That will [.

Ugly Aggression Must Be Controlled In Electric Atmosphere

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We've said many times before that Alan Pardew is in the best job he will ever have in football, and one reason for that is the kind of passionate football-crazy atmosphere he will experience tomorrow afternoon, when Newcastle United take on their local rivals Sunderland, in front of a packed house at the Stadium of [.

How Will Newcastle Do Against Sunderland Tomorrow?

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Let us know how you think Newcastle will fare against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light tomorrow afternoon. And for those bolder fans what will the score be?


Return Of Captain A Calming Influence For Newcastle

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Newcastle will likely have three of the big guns back for tomorrow's game, with Fabricio Coloccini set to return to central defense with Steven Taylor, and Tim Krul is expected to return between the sticks for Newcastle at the Stadium of Light. Fab Coloccini in lime green strip Newcastle will wear tomorrow It will be [.

Who Could Become Newcastle’s New Hero Tomorrow?

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The free-kick that Ryan Taylor put in to win the game at Sunderland last season, has put him in the annals of Geordie folklore, and that goal will never be forgotten by Newcastle fans. Ryan Taylor after scoring phenomenal goal at Sunderland last season But unfortunately Ryan is out for the season with his [.

Pardew Has Strong Hand To Play Against Sunderland

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Really good news on the injury front today is that it seems Fab Coloccini, Tim Krul and Steven Taylor have been training well this week, and hopefully all three will be in the starting line-up at Sunderland on Saturday. A great shot of Steven Taylor in action Taylor has been out since the Reading game [.

Let’s Give This Sunderland Player Some Applause

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We abhor any racial prejudice, and the big news this week was when Sunderland's Danny Rose, on loan from Tottenham, was the victim of racial taunts on Tuesday night in England's U-21 game in Serbia. Danny Rose cheer up Danny it will be alright For some reason this racial prejudice in football recently [.

O’Neill Talks About Being In School Yard With Pardew

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We all remember Martin O'Neill and Alan Pardew squaring up to each other in last season's derby game at St. James' Park and reminded us of how some of us used to behave in the school yard when we were 10 years old. Alan Pardew and Martin O'Neill in the school yard I remember [...]


Newcastle Need All 3 Points At Sunderland

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Newcastle will hope to have Fab Coloccini, Tim Krul, Steven Taylor and Danny Simpson all back for the game against Sunderland, at the Stadium of Light on Sunday afternoon. Danny Simpson we want all 3 points on Sunday That will improve our starting eleven a lot if those four players can all make it, [.

Is This Center-Back Top Of The List Of Seven?

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Newcastle will be bringing in a new center-back in January and we heard yesterday that there are seven center-backs on the list, and one of them has to be Douglas of FC Twente. Douglas - Magpies can get good deal on this player And it could be that the 24 year-old is top of the [...]


Arrest Made For Racial Abuse Of Shola Ameobi

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We had said earlier today that it would be great if Newcastle fans can applaud racist victim Danny Rose of Sunderland, before the game starts at the Stadium of Light on Sunday, and it would give some much needed positive publicity for racial equality. A great shot of Shola Ameobi has received racial abuse [.

Fairness And Equality Has Worked Wonders For Pardew

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When Alan Pardew made that difficult entry into the manager job at Newcastle, in early December of 2010, he had a very tricky situation to handle on many fronts. Alan Pardew fairness and equality have worked well on Tyneside He came in on the Thursday, after surprisingly being appointed manager, and there was a [.

Social Media – Be Very Careful If You Are A Footballer

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Since Twitter came into vogue a few years ago we've seen t he headlines that tweets have made from footballers, and one of the players who got into hot water for his tweets was a certain Joey Barton. Joey Barton while on Tyneside for four years And Joey put the nail in his coffin [...]


Pardew – Big Signings Still Possible At Newcastle

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The days of Newcastle paying big fees for players may be over, but Alan Pardew, the Newcastle manager is not so certain, and he says that could still be possible in the future. Alan Pardew big signings still possible a Newcastle In his interview with the Evening Chronicle today, Alan was asked if there [.

Newcastle Linked With Powerful Striker

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Newcastle have been reported to be interested in Éderzito António Macedo Lopes, who goes by the much simpler name of Eder and plays for Braga as a forward. Eder 6'2″ Braga striker This link to Eder may not be a strong one since Sky Sports have said Newcastle are interested in the striker. With [.

Pardew Not Confident Of Keeping Top Players

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Alan Pardew is well aware that now Newcastle have some top players, other clubs will be in for them during each transfer window, and in January, with Demba Ba's release clause in his contract becoming active again, we could even lose the Senegal striker in January. Demba Ba release clause active again in January [.

Mike Ashley Has Been Hurt By Football

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Alan Pardew is in the best job he'll probably ever have in football, as the Newcastle United manager, and since he recently penned an eight year deal on Tyneside, he means to stay in the job long term. Mike Ashley has been hurt by football Alan has said that he thinks he's the dream [...]


Pardew Hints At Two Positions He Wants To Strengthen

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We all know that it's not easy for Newcastle to bring in new players to the club, and that's because Alan Pardew is given so little money to spend. Alan Pardew two positions he wants to strengthen? Graham Carr does an excellent job for the club in finding top young players, who are not [...]


Newcastle’s Four Amigos Make Great Team

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Andy Woodman has said in the local press today that the four top Newcastle coaches Alan Pardew, John Carver, Steve Stone and himself, work together very well as a team, and see each other outside their professional duties. Newcastle's four Amigos? The Newcastle goalkeeping coach has known Alan Pardew since they were both at [.

Magpies After Center-Back In January – Seven On List

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It seems the Evening Chronicle is conducting a series of interviews with Newcastle manager Alan Pardew this week, and they are excellent interviews. FC Twente's Douglas has to be one of the seven Alan has revealed he has an excellent working relationship with the Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, and is always trying to get [.

Newcastle’s Transfer Business Is So Thorough – Looks Great

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Alan Pardew has explained to Newcastle fans today with an interview in the Evening Chronicle, just how the club does its transfer business, and there's also news that Newcastle have expanded their scouting area to include places like Romania and Serbia, as well as France, Holland and Belgium. Graham Carr a top man at [.

Newcastle To Make Move For Frenchman in January?

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Mathieu Debuchy had a good game last night for France in their 1-1 against World Champions Spain at the Vicente Calderon Stadium, in Madrid, and we really hoped that Newcastle could have signed this player in the summer. Mathieu Debuchy moving to Newcastle in January? The news today is that Arsenal may be interested [.

St. James’ Park Forever – Signs Back

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Workman have now completed putting the signs back on the stadium and we have St. James' Park again not that it went anywhere. St. James' Park signs back at St. James' Park The name was only changed for about a year before common sense and tradition prevailed and the St. James' Park name was [...]


Barcelona Reported To Be After Newcastle Midfielder

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There's a report TuttoMercato that Barcelona are interested in Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who played for France in their 1-1 draw against Spain in Madrid last night. Yohan Cabaye Barcelona eying Newcastle midfielder? Cabaye was bought for just €5M from Lille in the summer of last year, and the french International has turned out [.

Injuries Have Affected Our Season So Far – Pardew

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Alan Pardew has said that he is ready for the hostile reception he and the Newcastle team will receive at the Stadium of Light on Sunday afternoon. Alan Pardew we've had lots of injuries The Newcastle boss will be at Sunderland for the first time since a year last August when the Magpies came [...]


Wonga Deal Not Too Bad – Majority Of Fans Approve Of It

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Newcastle new sponsorship with Wonga has received lots of publicity, and most of it has been bad publicity, but there are some good things coming out of the deal. One is that it's the best sponsorship deal Newcastle have ever signed, and it's said to be worth £8M a year for four years with money [..

Newcastle Youngster Still Turning Up Late To Training

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We put an article out a couple of days ago on two strikers who seem to have not future at Newcastle, for different reasons those players were Xisco and Nile Ranger. Nile Ranger still late to training Xisco has just over eight months of his five year contract to go at £50K/week [...]


Alan Pardew Not Like The Great Bobby Robson

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I just watched a documentary on England's World Cup in 1990 in Italy called "One Night In Turin" and it was all about Bobby Robson, the England manager, and how the press gave him a tough time of things when he was England manager for eight years, and certainly in his last tournament in italy [...]


Substitutes The Difference Between Winning And Losing

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We've been surprised at just how good Alan Pardew has been as Newcastle manager, and one of the many things that has surprised us about Alan is his ability to read a game well, and make the appropriate changes at half-time or in the second half. Alan Pardew a good touch-line coach Of course [...]


Strange Words From France Manager About Yohan Cabaye

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Didier Deschamps, the new France manager and former World Cup winning captain of France, thinks that Yohan Cabaye has turned into one of France's best players for the way he's played for France, and Didier would have you believe it has nothing to do with the great form he has shown since joining Newcastle United.

Good News On The Newcastle Injury Front

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Fabricio Coloccini has been out with a hamstring problem for most of the season, and the Newcastle captain has only played four times for the club so far this season. Coloccini leads Newcastle out at Cardiff pre-season a game we lost 4-1 But we are hoping that he is ready to lead the side [...]


Newcastle Midfielder Compared To Xavi

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France play Spain tonight in Madrid in a World Cup qualifying game, and Spain's manager Vicente del Bosque has paid Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye the ultimate compliment. We always knew Cabaye had become a much betterplayersincehe arrived onTyneside but the Spanish manager thinks he's France's best player now.

Newcastle Interested In Top Dutch U21 Goalkeeper

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Newcastle are reported to be interested in Dutch U21 goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet, according to the Daily Mail, and they may try to bring the young goalkeeper to Tyneside inJanuary. Jeroen Zoet PSV 21 year-old goalkeeper Zoet currently plays for RKC Waalwijk, and is on loan from his club PSV in the Dutch Eredivisie, and [.

Newcastle Could Have Two Players in AFCON In January

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There was news last year at this time that Nigeria were looking to cap Newcastle's Shola Ameobi, and choose him in the squad for last January's African Cup of Nations (AFCON) but it didn't happen and would you believe the exact same thing is happening now for this January's AFCON, to take place in [.

Sunderland Derby Is All About Keeping Cool Heads On The Day

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26 year-old Steven Taylor is looking forward to the derby game at Sunderland on Sunday, and the Geordie knows all about these derby games, and he says that form goes out of the window in games between Newcastle and Sunderland. Steven Taylor in action at Reading Newcastle have an excellent record against Sunderland in the [.

Alan Pardew Promises To Act Like Grown-Up In Sunderland Derby

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One of the things we'd like to see during the derby game on Sunday at the Stadium of Light, is that both managers keep control of themselves, and don't let their passions get out of control as happened last season int he 1-1 draw at St. James' Park. This is when things got a little [...]


We Know What It Means For Newcastle To Win This Game

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Jonas Gutierrez has played in six derby games against Sunderland, since he joined the club in the summer of 2008 from Real Mallorca, and he has told the local press today that it will be a difficult game for Newcastle on Sunday, but the lads are determined to win the game for the fans. The [...]


St. James’ Park Name Coming Back – Did It Ever Leave?

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Work started yesterday to take down those odious cheap looking signs of Mike Ashley's company from the stadium, and put the rightful name of St. James' Park back on St. James' Park. Workman starting the work of cleaning up St. James' Park The signs that were presumably put up as a temporary new name of [.

Two Strikers Who Have No Future At Newcastle

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Newcastle are short of at one good striker, but we have two strikers on the books who have no future at the club, but are being paid good wages, but will never play for the first team. Nile Ranger - outside Newcastle crown Court The first one is 21 year Nile Ranger, who seems to [...]


Top Newcastle Youngsters Could Go On Loan To Gateshead

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Newcastle's 19 year-old Australian center-back Curtis Good could be going out on loan at nearby Gateshead, and Curtis has just returned from captaining the Australian U21 side against Portugal, a game the Socceroos lost 4-1. Curtis Good could go on loan to Gateshead Curtis arrived on Tyneside in the summer, and he's played in [.

Newcastle’s African Players Will Return Tomorrow

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Newcastle's three African players, who played in the Senegal vs Ivory Coast play-off tie on Saturday night which ended in riots by the Senegal fans Cheick Tiote, Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse - will be returning to Newcastle tomorrow. The aftermath in Senegal on Saturday evening The Ivory Coast were leading by two Didier [.

No Break For Pardew As He Prepares For Sunderland Game

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Newcastle have not made a great start to this season, and in our first seven games we've picked up just 9 points, and that's 6 points off the pace we set last year when we went the first 11 games unbeaten in the league. Alan Pardew - no rest for the Newcastle manager And of [...]


Yohan Cabaye Fit To Play In Madrid Tomorrow Night

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It looks like both Patrice Evra and Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye should be fit for France's 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Madrid, Spain tomorrow night, or so says new France manager and former France captain Didier Deschamps. Yohan Cabaye fit to play tomorrow night in Madrid Yohan had been suffering from severe stomach [.

Pardew – We Need To Get A Grip Early On At Sunderland

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Newcastle United were not at the races at all in those first 25 minutes of the Manchester United game, and we paid for it going 2-0 down, and in truth the Red Devils missed some chances and it could have been even worse by half time. Fab Coloccini returns to training this week One [...]


Newcastle In The Big Money In The Future

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Newcastle have just signed a new deal with Wonga for their shirts, and the renaming of the stadium back to St. James' Park, and it's said the deal is the biggest ever signed by the club, and thought to bring in as much as £8M a year to the Newcastle United coffers. But there's a [...]


Newcastle Linked With Celtic Striker – Is He Good Enough?

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Liverpool may come after Demba Ba in the January transfer window, although they may find it difficult to agree terms with the Senegal striker, but another striker that's on Liverpool's radar screen is said to be Gary Hooper of Celtic. Gary Hooper are Newcastle interested in this striker? Newcastle United are also said to [.

Newcastle Youngster Doing Well Out On Loan

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Paul Dummettturned21lastmonth and is currently out on loan at Scottish Premier Side St. Mirren, who alsohappento play in black and white stripes, and Paul seems to do be doing very well for the Scottish club, from all reports. Paul Dummett doing well at St. Mirren Newcastle-born Paul joined St.

Ivory Coast Qualify 6-2 – Senegal Face Sanctions – Videos

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As we reported last night, there were disturbances in Dakar when the Ivory Coast went 2-0 up in their game with Senegal, with second half goals from Didier Drogba, and then Senegalese fans set small fires in the stands and threw stuff onto thefield- we suppose they were not too happy at being 6-2 down [.

Liverpool Interested In Demba Ba – But They May Have Problems

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The rumors are back about Demba Ba and this time he's linked with Liverpool, and we wonder how many times there will be articles about some team coming in during the January transfer window after Ba, when apparently that release clause of his is active again the summer wasbadenough. Demba Ba in action [.

Premier League Clubs Struggle To Introduce Financial Controls

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The 20 Premier League clubs are currently discussing how to impose some voluntary financial controls on themselves, so they don't go into huge debts, andvoluntarilyabide by some financial controls, which are in line with UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules, which are coming into effect over the next few years.

New Signing Bulking Up At Newcastle

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Vurnon Anita three weeks agobecame a father for the first time, but mother and baby are still in Holland, but they will be moving to Newcastle shortly to be with Vurnon, and then of course he'll not get too much sleep at nights at all. Vurnon Anita in action at Everton And the news today [...]


This Youngster Will Be Future Threat For Newcastle

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has come out and said he's been delighted with the form of 21 year-old Shane Ferguson thisseason, and with his development since Alan arrived at Newcastle almost two years ago. Shane Ferguson in action against the Red Devils last Sunday The Northern Ireland international has been ruled out of his [.

Ivory Coast Ahead 2-0 When Game Held Up By Fires In Stand

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The Ivory Coast were ahead 2-0 with just 14 minutes to go in the playoff game in Dakar tonight, when Senegal fans started to flood out of the stadium, and small fires were started in the stands and play was held up but it seems there is no way this game will get underway [...]


Newcastle Linked With Dutch Winger – But Why?

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There's news from Sky Tyne and Wear, that Newcastle are interested in 20 year-old winger Yanic Wildschut, who is currently at VVV-Venlo in the Eredivisie and came through the famous Ajax Academy. Yanic Wildschut 20 year-old Dutch winger Newcastle will be linked with a number of players as the January transfer window approaches, but [.

Here’s Hoping The Ivory Coast Can Get Through

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Alan Pardew was quite right in not saying which country he preferred to win the two-legged play-off tie this afternoon between Senegal and the Ivory Coast, which has just got underway. Cheick Tiote Ivory Coast's top midfielder Being the Newcastle manager it was right that he didn't side with either team, but we have [.

Newcastle Chief Reluctant To Spend – We Can’t Afford It

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For those of us who think the Newcastle squad is just not big enough and hoping for new recruits coming in to bolster the squad in January, we may have to think again after Derek Llambias' interview in the Northern Echo. Derek Llambias will continue strict financial controls Derek has insisted that Newcastle have [.

Newcastle Reported Interested In African Striker

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There are reports that Newcastle have been tracking Anderlecht striker Dieumerci Mbokani, the DR Congo International, and other clubs thought to be interested in the 26 year-old include Everton and of course Sunderland. Dieumerci Mbokani 26 year-old Anderlecht striker Newcastle only have three proven strikers on their books, and for top clubs at least [.

Did Muslim Players Have Problems With Virgin Money Logo?

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It's been pointed out by one of our readers Christopher Webber, that there's not too much difference between Wonga and Virgin Money, as far as lending out money for profit both companies do it. Demba Ba - if he wore the Wonga logo So why wasn't there any problem last January when Virgin Money [...]


Newcastle Top Striker – Anything Is Possible

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It's a daunting task for Senegal to overcome the 4-2 deficit to the Ivory Coast, in their play-off for a place in the African Cup of Nations in South Africa in January, but the Senegal captain and Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse, says it's still possible for Senegal to make it through. Papiss Cisse - anything [.

Newcastle A Top Draw In The United States

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It turns out that the replay of the Newcastle vs Manchester United game last Sunday on Fox Sports overherein the US, was watched by an average of 1.7M viewers. Patrice Evra after scoring second goal following a corner Where was our defense? While that's not very big by normal standards, the tape-delayed broadcast got [.

This Youngster Another Great Find By Graham Carr

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Gael Bigirimana believes the bad times he went through at Coventry City, are now standing him in good stead at Newcastle, and Gael is flying high as a Magpie in the Europa League, after being in the Coventry side that was relegated from the Championship last May. Gael Bigirimana already looks a good player [.

This Is One Position Newcastle Are Not Short In

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Steve Harper has always been a great team player in the 19 years since Kevin Keegan signed him from Seaham Red Star in the summer of 1993. Steve Harper - shown in action for Newcastle this season Steve has played 197 times for Newcastle and he's hoping he can crack the 200 barrier this season, [...]


St James’ Park Is Globally Recognised – Why Change Name?

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When we heard of the naming rights deal that Wonga was rumored to have made with Newcastle earlier this week, we thought oh no Wonga Stadium, Wonga Park, Wonga Arena or Wonga Dome they all sound absolutely awful. Wonga signs now all over the training ground But it turns out the founder [...]


Newcastle Target – Interest Is Huge Compliment

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Virgil van Dijk is a 21 year-old center-back who currently plays for FC Groningen in the Dutch league, and Newcastle have been linked with this player since March of this year, and perhaps Newcastle are looking to make a move for the player in January. Virgil van Dijk 21 year-old Dutch center back flattered [.

Is Wonga Deal Really A Problem For Newcastle’s Muslim Players?

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The Muslim Council of Britain's (MCB) has criticized Newcastle's deal with Wonga announced last Tuesday, and we have seen all the reports that some of our players will not be able to wear the shirt with the Wonga logo on itbecauseofreligiousreasons - but we wonder if this is a real problem?

Significant Magpie Interest in AFCON Qualifier On Saturday

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Newcastle United will either lose Cheick Tiote to the African Cup of Nations in South Africa in January, or our two strikers Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba, as the second leg of the play-off takes place on Saturday in the Senegal capital of Dakur. Cheick Tiote in Ivory Coast colors The Ivory Coast lead [.

Two Internationals Pick Up Injuries – Gosling Out Until January

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There's more bad news today on the injury front, with news filtering through yesterday that Yohan Cabaye is suffering from acute abdominal pain, and will not play in France's World Cup qualifying game against Spain in Madrid. Yohan Cabaye suffering from acute abdominal pains And we're surprised to learn that Shane Ferguson has picked [.

Three Newcastle Players Nominated For Major Award

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Good news today is that three Newcastle United players have been nominated for the 2012 African Footballer of the Year award, however the bad news is that another 31 players have also been nominated nothing like narrowing down the choice is there? Yaya Toure won 2011 African Player of the Year But our [.

Newcastle Provide Path To First Team For Top Youngsters

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It's very true that if you're good enough you're old enough at Newcastle these days, and there are various good examples of how a youngster can come through the Academy and into the first team, and one recent example of this is 21 year-old Northern Ireland International Shane Ferguson. A baby looking Shane Ferguson in [.

Vuckic Joins Ryan Taylor – Out For The Season

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More bad news on the injury front for Newcastle, as news today that Haris Vuckic will be out for the season, after suffering serious cruciate knee ligament damage in the Newcastle U21′s 2-1 win at Aston Villa on Monday night. Haris Vuckic now out for the season with serious ACL knee injury As soon [.

LLambias Attempting To Build Global Brand Of Newcastle United

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We had mentioned that Wonga is not a global company, and when Mike Ashley came on board five years ago he had said he wanted to build Newcastle United into a well known global brand, so in that context Wonga wasn't a good choice, although the pay-day loan company are starting to expand into South [..

Newcastle Making Plans To Tour Brazil Next Summer

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News today that Newcastle are looking at the possibility of spending pre-season in Brazil next summer, which will be the site of the FIFA World Cup in 2014. Brazil is also one of the emerging economies of the world, and has done very well over the last few years. We've heard a lot from Derek [...]


Ryan Taylor Will Miss Rest Of The Season

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Good news and bad news today about Ryan Taylor's ACL knee injury the good news is that the knee is healing well, but with such a serious injury, the bad news is that he is hoping to be back only for pre-season, so he's basically out for the season, which is a blow to [...]


Santon Happy On Tyneside And Excited By Newcastle Future

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Davide Santon seems to have settled in really well now on Tyneside, after arriving from Inter-Milan a year last summer, and he's started the season very well, and has been one of Newcastle's best players so far, and the lad is still only 21. Davide Santon I wanttobe a success at Newcastle It's obvious [.

Steven Taylor Returns To Full Training Next Tuesday

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Good news today is that Steven Taylor will resume full training next Tuesday, after giving plenty of time for his thigh injury to fully recover the one he picked up in the game at reading a few weeks ago. Steven Taylor - resumes full training next Tuesday And Steven only just missed returning to [...

Llambias – We Started Off Poorly – We’re Plugging Away

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Derek Llambias admits that Mike Ashley and his cohorts at Newcastle started their tenure off poorly, and we have to agree with that, as they made almost every mistake in the book, and after two years had Newcastle relegated in May, 2009, after Alan Shearer had come in but couldn't save hishometownclub from the drop.

Almost 60% Of Newcastle Fans Approve Of Wonga Deal

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In our poll so far, 59% of those who have voted approve of the new overall Wonga deal with Newcastle, whichincludedrenaming thestadiumofficially back to St. James' Park, as well as having Wonga on the shirts startingnextseason. Here's the results of the pollso far, and please vote if you haven't already done so we'd like [.

Alan Pardew – Wonga Deal Is Great

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Alan Pardew has come out today and said he thinks the four year deal that Newcastle announced with Wonga yesterday, which starts next season, is great for the club, and the new revenue should help him to bring in more players to the club. Alan Pardew, Derek Llambias, Wonga founder Errol Damelin and Shola Ameobi [.

Three Top Players Likely To Be Fit For Sunderland Game

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Alan Pardew seems simply delighted that the St. James' Park signs are going back up, and in the local press yesterday, it was suggested the signs will be back up almost immediately, and we certainly hope that's the case. Alan Pardew three top players have good chance to play at Sunderland Alan was interviewed [.

Newcastle Manager Upbeat On Youth Academy Investment

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The news that Wonga will invest in the community and give at least £1.5M to the Newcastle Youth Academy was well received by manager Alan Pardew, and of course bringing youngsters through at the club is a very important part of the overall strategy at Newcastle United these days. Shane Ferguson has looked very [.

LLambias – Wonga Deal Biggest Deal We’ve Ever Done

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After the deal was announced yesterday, Derek Llambias talked about the last two weeks being massive for the club, because not only did we sign Alan Pardew and the coaching staff to improved eight year deals, but the Wonga deal is the biggest deal Newcastle have done since Mike Ashley bought the club back in [.

LLambias Delighted With Wonga Deal – We Did Our Research

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Derek LLambias was forced to defend his decision to sign a sponsorship deal with Wonga, the pay-day loan company, and Derek says the club did background research into the company, and found nothing wrong with the way they do business. Alan Pardew and Derek LLambias at news conference yesterday The deal has the Newcastle City [.

Financials Of Wonga Deal Do Not Look Good

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We must say we were a bit disappointed that the deal Newcastle have made with Wonga is only for £8M a year, and that's for both the shirts and the Stadium naming rights, and compared to other clubs, it's not good. When Derek LLambias was asked if the deal was £8M a year yesterday, he [...]


Wonga To Invest In Community And Newcastle Youth Academy

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It seems to us that a lot of thinking went into the announcement of the Wonga sponsorship deal that was announced earlier today, and one of the surprises a pleasant one was that they have bought the naming rights to the stadium and will rename it St. James' Park that sounds familiar. [...]


Do You Approve Of The Overall Wonga Deal?

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It seems that Wonga have done a double deal withNewcastle- a four year shirtsponsorshipdeal and they have also bought the naming rights to the stadium, and are reverting the name back to St. James' Park. Wonga shirt under the new sponsors if it's allowed to go through We don't know thefinancialsinvolved, but they arelikelyto [.

It’s St. James’ Park Again – FA Object To Sponsor Deal

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Good news coming through that Newcastle's ground will be renamed St James' Park, according to reports, and it seems Wonga have indeed taken the naming rights of St. James' Park, but in so doing they revert the name back to St. James' Park. Newcastle's home - St. James' Park We had earlier reported the four [.

Newcastle Announce 4 Year Wonga Deal – Oh No

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Newcastle are about to announce a four year sponsorship deal with Wonga, and they will have their emblem on the Newcastle shirts starting next season.


Two More Newcastle Players Out With Injuries

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Just as we are getting some of our top players back like Steven Taylor, Tim Krul and Fab Coloccini Newcastle have lost another two first team squad players to injury, with both Haris Vuckic and Dan Gosling being injured playing for the U21 side at Villa Park last night. Haris Vuckic looks [...]


Newcastle Make Some Changes To Youth Policy

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The Newcastle Journal are reporting today that Newcastle United have made a change to their youth policy and will no longer sign players who are under eighteen years of age. Ben Tozer didn't make it at Newcastle Aaron Spear and Ben Tozer are two examples of Newcastle signing younger players, and at the time [.

Hammering Sunderland Is Newcastle’s Next Goal – Just Do It

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We suppose one way to get fans back and keen on just how well Newcastle can do this season after te big disappointment of the Manchester United defeat is to take all 3 points from Sunderland a week on Sunday at the Stadium of Light better known to Newcastle fans as a slight [...]


Top Players Returning For Sunderland Derby

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It turns out that Steven Taylor was very close to making the game last Sunday, but he failed a late fitness test, but he should be ready for the next game in two weeks time, and local lad Steven needs no help to get motivated for games against the old enemy Sunderland. Steven Taylor [...]


This Youngster Looked Solid Against Red Devils

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We always wondered why Shane Ferguson took so long to get back playing in the Newcastle first team again, after looking so good about 18 months ago when he made a fewoutstandingappearances at left back, although he's had quite a few injuries over the last year or so. Shane Ferguson tackles Shinji Kagawa on Sunday [.

Newcastle Interested In Austrian Defender

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Newcastle are being reported to be interested in Austrian defender Aleksandar Dragovic, who plays for Basel, and the 21 year-old would cost about £5M, but that's an amount Newcastle may be willing to pay in January. Aleksandar Dragovic Newcastle target? The young defender fits exactly into the type of player Newcastle are after [.

Xisco In From The Cold – £1.5M Per Appearance For Magpies

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Xisco is coming in from the cold (baby it's coldoutside), and we were wondering when he would be playing again for Newcastle, since he's been sighted in training during the Alan Pardewpress conferences he gives to nufcTV. Xisco in training recently at Benton The 26-year-old Spanish U21 International, who we paid an astonishing £5.

Resistance Mounting To Wonga Shirt Deal

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There is a growing concern, and even outrage, that Newcastle will be entering into a sponsorship deal with Wonga, the payday loan lenders, who charge outrageous interest rates to the very people who do not have much money and cannot afford it and there's always been a morality question over companies who do these [.

Ben Arfa – I Thrive On Newcastle’s Passion For Football

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After Newcastle were well beaten yesterday by Manchester United, who have won the Premier League 12 times and been runners-up 5 times and been 3rd three times in its 20 year history, it's good to hear one of our best players Hatem Ben Arfa say he just loves life on Tyneside. Ben Arfa [...]


Newcastle’s Dismal Display Points To Missed Summer Opportunity

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We had mentioned in one of our articles leading up to the game yesterday, that the last time we had heard Alan Pardew so upbeat and positive, and talking about attacking the opposition from the first whistle, was back at Tottenham earlier this year, when we conceded four goals in the first half and lost [.

Pardew – Players Coming Back – It Wasn’t A Disaster

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It's probably a decent indication of how far we've come over the last three years that most of us were bitterly disappointed with the result of the gameyesterday, and theperformancefrom our lads in that first half. Alan Pardew it's not a disaster I was not a happy man after the game yesterday, as the [.

Pardew – Everything Was Going Against Us

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To concede goals from set plays is never very good for any side, since the lads practice defending corners and free kicks every week in training, but the two goals in the first 16 minutes yesterday were both from corners, and Jonny Evans and Patrice Evra were there to head the ball home almost unchallenged.

Pardew Unhappy At Van Persie – Bemoans Poor Goals Conceded

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has called on the FA to take action against Manchester United striker Robin van Persie after today's defeat against Manchester United, when our lads were definitely second best, and the Red Devils gave their best display of the season at St. James' Park this afternoon. Jonny Evans celebrates after scoring [.

Manchester United Take Newcastle Apart 3-0

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The fragility of the Newcastle squad was laid bare today, as Manchester United comprehensively beat Newcastle 3 0 at St. James' Park and the visitors completely dominated Newcastle for the first 25 minutes of this game, scored two but missed about four other good chances and the game was effectively over when Jonny Evans and [.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Manchester United?

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Let us know who was Newcastle's best player this afternoon in Newcastle's very disappointing 3-0 defeat at the hands of a good looking Manchester United side.


Newcastle 0 Manchester United 3 – Video Highlights

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Shane Ferguson Starts At Left Back

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Shane Ferguson gets only his 4th start in the Premier League, as he lines up at left back for Newcastle this afternoon against Manchester United, with Davide Santon switching over to right back. We had expected Danny Simpson to come back in at right back, but he's on the bench, so it's a great opportunity [.

Pardew – We’ll Take The Game To Manchester United

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Alan Pardew has been very gung ho in the couple of days leading up to our home game this afternoon against Manchester United, after the terrific 3-0 win over Bordeaux on Thursday night, and we cannot remember him being so positive leading up to a game since the run up to the game at White [...]


Alex Ferguson – Ben Arfa Is An Excellent Player

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Alex Ferguson has been talking about some of Newcastle's top players who will play in the game this afternoon at St. James' Park which will be packed full and he thinks Ben Arfa is an excellent player, and he thinks Papiss Cisse has scored some fantastic goals since he joined Newcastle from SCFreiburgin [.

Alex Ferguson’s Fantastic Record In Football Management

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Before the game this afternoon, we thought it would be good to renew Alex Ferguson's record in football as a manager, where he has so far managed in 2109 games and won 1223 of them, for a win record of 58% and he has won the Premier League 12 times, and he didn't do [...]


Newcastle vs Manchester United – Match Preview

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The last time we hosted Manchester United, back in early January, we hammered them 3-0, and we're looking for another 3 points today, when the Red Devils visit St. James' Park this afternoon. And Newcastle will be buoyed by their excellent display against Bordeaux on Thursday night in the Europa League and that win put [.

We Have No Specific Plans To Stop Rooney – Alan Pardew

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Wayne Rooney has done very well against Newcastle in his career for Manchester United, but not so well in the last few games against us, and the Newcastle manager is saying that the Magpie have no specific plans to stop Rooney tomorrow afternoon at St. James' Park, in what is a vital game for the [..

Finance Company To Sponsor Newcastle Shirts And Stadium

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The Sunday Telegraph is reporting that the finance company Wonga will sponsor Newcastle United from next season, and their emblem will be on the shirts, and the surprising thing is that the report says they will sponsor both the shirts and also buy the naming rights to the club's stadium St. James' Park in [.

I Need To Make The Most Of The Time I Have – Not Waste It

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Ben Arfa has been a very well behaved young man at Newcastle United, and nothing like he was portrayed by the French media, when he arrived on Tyneside in August of 2010. Ben Arfa scores terrific goal against Aston Villa And of course the superlative French International broke his left leg very early in his [.

Pardew Is A Great Coach – Just Like Jose Mourinho

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It's obvious that 21 year-old Newcastle left-back Davide Santon has a high opinion of his manager Alan Pardew, and he rates him alongside Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho. Davide Santon has a high opinion of Newcastle manager And Davide knows all about Jose Mourinho since the former Chelsea and Porto manager was his coach [.

Newcastle Youth Academy Close To Category One Status

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Newcastle will be receiving Category One status for their Youth Academy before 2013 rolls around, according to some good news being reported in the Newcastle Journal this morning, and that Academy status is very important for the club. Joe Joyce - Newcastle's Academy Manager Newcastle's Academy was surprisingly assessed not to be at the level [.

Shola Ameobi Maturing Like Good Wine – Bordeaux Wine

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Newcastle could be facing Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie tomorrow afternoon, and those are the strikers Alex Ferguson is likely to select for the game at St. James' Park, and of course in the same fixture last season we tore the Red Devils apart 3-0, and both Demba Ba and Shola Ameobi had good [..

Papiss Cisse – I Have Some Surprises For Defenses This Season

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There's an excellent interview with Papiss Cisse in the Newcastle Journal today and this player comes over as a very humble boy, not unlike the two other African players we have in the side Cheick Tiote, whose Papiss' best friend in the side, and also Demba Ba of course, who seems to be the [...]


Pardew – Alex Ferguson Worried About Newcastle – Trust Me

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Alan Pardew seems upbeat about Newcastle's chances tomorrow night of repeating the result of last January, when we hammered Manchester United at home 3-0, (how many times have I managed to get that one in over the last couple of days?), and it was one of the best results and performances of the season for [.

Cisse – I Have Come From Nowhere To Be At Newcastle

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Papiss Cisse has talked abouthishumblebeginnings today in Senegal, and he still cannotbelievethat he camefromnowhere- as he says, and is now wearing thenumber9 shirt atNewcastleUnited, and he's also recently found his goal-scoring touch with two goals in his last threeappearancesfor the club.

A Tribute To One Of Our Readers – Jimmy Magpie

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As our readers will now know, we have been saddened by the death of one of our most avid readers who went by the name of Jimmy Magpie and Jimmy was a regular contributor in the comments section of this blog. This is the message that was posted a couple of hours ago [...]


Newcastle Performance Out Of The Top Draw

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It was a happy looking Alan Pardew after the game last night when he talked on nufcTV, although he looked like he hadn't had too much sleep recently, but it was a quality performance by Newcastle last night, and we beat a team unbeaten in 17 games and the lads looked good last night, very [...]


Multiple Positives Out Of Bordeaux Game – Here’s 8 Of Them

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There were many positives that Alan Pardew will be taking out of Newcastle's great display against Bordeaux last night, and we shouldn't forget that Bordeaux had their best team out against Newcastle last night, and they had gone 17 games unbeaten since last April it was an excellent result and the performance last night [.

Obertan, Ferguson, Cabaye And Ameobi Newcastle’s Best Players

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Gabby Obertan, the former Bordeaux winger, is currently leading our Man of the Match poll with 38% of the vote, and there's still time to vote. Shane Ferguson lies in second place after an excellent display from the Irishman at left back last night. Gabby Obertan leads our Man of the Match poll Gabby Obertan, [.

Newcastle Now Have Goalkeeper Problem

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The one negative that came out of last night's game for Newcastle was that goalkeeper Rob Elliot suffered a first-half injury during his home debut for Newcastle, and that will keep him out of the squad for Sunday's game against Manchester United, but Tim Krul is still not fit again from his elbow injury.

No Confidence Problems For This Newcastle Striker

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It was good to see Papiss Cisse get his second goal of the season for Newcastle last night, and the Senegal striker dispatched a Shane Ferguson cross into the net in one sweeping movement, and we have to think he likes Shane being on the field, because the Irishman has set up both his goals [...]


Expectations Of This Newcastle Player Too High

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Gabby Obertan is one of those frustrating players a little like Shola Ameobi who gives some great performances now and again for Newcastle, and you just know he's a good player, but he's not consistent and it's a challenge for Alan Pardew to get more consistent performances out of Obertan who [...]


Ferguson Will Be Pushing Santon For Starting Position

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Shane Ferguson had a good game against Bordeaux last night, and we think he will be putting pressure on 21 year-old Davide Santon for the left back starting position at the club, if he continues to shine like he has in the last three games for Newcastle. Alan Pardew - looks like he was happy [...]


Newcastle 3 Bordeaux 0 – Video Highlights

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Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Bordeaux?

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Shola Ameobi - after scoring his first goal of the season tonight against Bordeaux Let us know who you think the best player was for Newcastle against Bordeaux in our rather easy 3-0 win tonight at St. James' Park.


Newcastle Too Good For Bordeaux – Win 3-0

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ro rel="attachment wp-att-86828″> Newcastle won this game surprisingly comfortably at St. James' Park and inflicted the first defeat on Bordeaux in any competition since last April. It was a good win by Newcastle and the lads went two nil up by half time with a good goal by Shola Ameobi, made by an excellent run [.

Cabaye And Simpson Start – Ba And Ben Arfa On Bench

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As expected Yohan Cabaye and Danny Simpson return to the Newcastle team for tonight's Europa League Group D game at home, against a strong Bordeaux side. Alan Pardew has made seven changes to the side that drew with Reading 2-2 on Sunday, and in come Danny Simpson, Rob Elliot, Shane Ferguson, Vurnon Anita, Yohan Cabaye, [.

Pardew – We Entered The Europa League To Win It

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I just watched the Newcastle press conference yesterday for the Bordeaux game tonight, and Alan Pardew brought French International Yohan Cabaye along with him, and it was in front of quite a few French journalists, so Alan's words were interpreted, and at one time the Newcastle manager said he thought the interpreter was adding things [.

Newcastle Defender Returns To Action Tonight

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It looks like Danny Simpson will be back tonight, after finally recovering from his Achilles injury he picked up in the last home game in the Europa League, against Atromitos in late August, a game Newcastle won 1-0 to qualify for the group stages of the competition. Danny Simpson likely to start tonight And [.

Bordeaux Manager – Newcastle The Best Team In The Group

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The Bordeaux manager Francis Gillot has said that Newcastle are the best team in group D of the Europa League, but he also says Newcastle has two teams, one they play in the Europa League and one they play in the Premier League, and of course he's right, and we doubt the mid-week team is [...]


Yohan Cabaye To Start Tonight – But Not Ben Arfa

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The good news emerging from the press conference for the Bordeaux gameyesterdayis that it's almostcertainthat Yohan Cabaye will start the game for Newcastlein centralmidfield, after recovering from his dentalproblems, that kept him out of the game at ReadinglastSunday afternoon. Yohan Cabaye will start tonight So Yohan is fresh and will be able to play [.

Danny Simpson Return Brings Up Contract Issue

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Alan Pardew defended Danny Simpson as a player at Newcastle, and thinks Newcastle would not have had the defensive problems we had in the second half at Reading on Sunday afternoon, if Danny had been in the team. Danny Simpson contract runs out next summer Danny will return and play at right back tonight, [.

Newcastle Super-Hero – Whey Aye Man – Unveiled

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Initial warning this article is not meant to be taken tooseriously. Newcastle have unveiled a new superhero who will undoubtedly be a huge advantage in our both in the Premier League games and in Europe too, and he should help us to move up the league table quickly, and even win the Europa [...]


Newcastle vs Bordeaux – Match Preview

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We understand why Alan Pardew plays a second eleven in the Europa league games this season, because our squad is still far too small, and top players cannot play two games a week and all of that good stuff, but we are jeopardizing our chances of qualifying from the group stages of the competition [..

Pardew Clarifies Tottenham’s Cabaye Bid – There Wasn’t One

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Alan Pardew has clarified some things to do with yesterday's story about Tottenham coming in for our top midfielder Yohan Cabaye in August, and Alan says there was no actual offer from Spurs for the midfielder, which in retrospect was probably good, from a Newcastle point of view. Yohan Cabaye great action shot of [.

Good News On The Newcastle Injury Front

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Newcastle will get one of their top defenders back soon, and the news is that right full-back Danny Simpson is available to play on Thursday night against Bordeaux, after finally recovering from the hamstring strain he picked up at against Atromitos in the Europa League qualifying round in late August.

Newcastle Youngsters Likely To Start Thursday Night

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Shane Ferguson has looked very good for Newcastle in his two recent substitute appearances at Manchester United and at Reading, and he's set up a goal in each of those two games with some good crosses from the left wing. Shane Ferguson - likely to get a start against Bordeaux Shane now seems to be [.

Gael Bigirimana – An Old Head On Young Shoulders

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Gael Bigirimana will probably start the game against Bordeaux on Thursday night, and anybody who has seen his interviews, since he arrived at Newcastle, will know he's a very religious person. Gael Bigirimana in action against Atromitos in August Gael has given an interview in the local papers today and he talks about not [.

Alan Pardew Is Not A Happy Man

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We first heard it from young Gael Bigirimana, and today Steve Harper has mentioned that Alan Pardew was hardly a happy man in the dressing room after the 2-2 draw at Reading where Newcastle were nowhere near their best form, and gave the ball away far too many times. Alan Pardew not a happy [...]


Adam Campbell In The Mix For Bordeaux Game

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Any youngster who is at Newcastle United these days knows that it they are good enough, by being impressive in training and keeping their heads down, they will have every chance to play in the Newcastle first team, and it doesn't matter what age they are if you are good enough you are old [...]


Newcastle Linked With Move For Forward In January

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We reported the news on this yesterday, and it seems that Graham Carr has identified 22 year-old Norwegian Jo Inge Berget – who can play up front as a striker or out on the wing as a Newcastle target, and the new news is that Newcastle will bid £2M for the player in January. [...]


Newcastle Linked With Man United Striker

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Norwegian agent Jim Solbakken has been in talks with Newcastle United and Alan Pardew, and he has said he has discussed a number of forwards with the Newcastle manager, but wouldn't say if one of those was Norwegian 22-year-old Jo Inge Berget, who is being linked with a possible Newcastle move in January.

Alan Shearer Linked With Management Job

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The owners of Blackburn Rovers, Venkys, have shown how you can buy a famous club, and when you haven't got the slightest clue of how to run a football club, by sheer and utter incompetence they can get the club relegated within two years of taking over the reins. Alan Shearer linked with Blackburn [.

Newcastle Defender Wants To Revive International Career

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Newcastle left full-back Davide Santon has been playing very well for the club this season, and he has obviously improved a lot since last season, his first in England, and it seems he is now getting used to the fast pace of English football, and the lad's looking a very good player in theblackandwhitestriped shirt.

Argentine View On Newcastle – We Have To Do Better

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Jonas Gutierrez has been captaining Newcastle recently, in the absence of his Argentine team-mate Fabricio Coloccini, and Jonas seems to have become an important cog in Newcastle's wheel, as least as far as manager Alan Pardew is concerned. Jonas Gutierrez - we have to as well or better than last season Newcastle are playing two [.

Dutch International Still Has A Big Future At Newcastle

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We had wondered why Vurnon Anita did not play on Wednesday night in the Capital One Cup at Old Trafford, or last Sunday at Norwich, when he was an unused substitute, and we had thought with the recent arrival of his new baby girl, he had been turning up to training with red eyes and [...]


Newcastle Have Trouble Selling Naming Rights To St. James’ Park

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We suppose it's not too hard to understand when a stadium has an iconic name like St. James' Park, that it's a risk if a company comes in and buys the naming rights to the stadium, and immediately gets thousands of Newcastle fans against them. St. James' Park home of Newcastle United Companies thinking [.

Cabaye Turned Down Summer Move To Spurs

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The Mag and Mark Jensen have had a Canal+ interview with Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye translated from the French, and Yohan has revealed that he had an offer to join Tottenham in the summer to replace Luka Modric, who went to Real Madrid, but he turned it down and preferred to stay at Newcastle [.

Newcastle End Virgin Sponsor Deal – New Sponsor Lined Up

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News is coming through that Newcastle United have said it is terminating its sponsorship deal with Virgin Money a year early, after the two year deal was only signed last January, and said to be worth up to £20M, over the two years. Newcastle will be announcing a new sponsor soon, and a Virgin Money [.

No Way Newcatsle Will Pay £16M For This Striker

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We read this story yesterday, and as soon as we saw the £16M price tag we knew Newcastle United would not be interested in this striker. Seydou Doumbia 24 year-old CSKA striker There have been stories over the weekend that Newcastle are looking for a striker to replace Demba Ba, who is supposed to [.

Newcastle In Center-Back Injury Dilemma – Again

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Newcastle have both Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor injured with hamstring injuries, and we are again short of center-back cover in the squad, just as we were last season, and we thought the plan was to bring in another center-back over the summer, but for whatever reason we didn't manage to strengthen the Newcastle squad.

Demba Ba Explains That Accidental Hand-Ball – Video

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Here is Demba Ba explaining that second goal against Reading on Saturday, and admitting the ball hit his hand and went in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehogBx3fHos Demba seems such a straight forward and good guy, it would be terrible if we lose this player in January. Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and +1 us on [.

Sports Writer To Swim Across River Tyne – Keeps His Word

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There's nothing like keeping your word when you are a journalist, and it seems that's exactly what Daily Telegraph sports writer Henry Winter is doing, after Mike Ashley surprised him last week, by offering Alan Pardew an eight year deal. Henry Winter to swim the River Tyne Henry didn't think that Newcastle owner Mike [.

Newcastle Being Linked With Norwegian Forward

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TEAMtalk are reporting that Newcastle's new long term manager Alan Pardew is looking to bring in some reinforcements in the January transfer window, but we wouldn't expect those to be midfielders. Jo Inge Berget 22 year-old 6′ tall Norwegian forward It seems like Newcastle's weakness is still in defense, and we have already conceded [.

Newcastle Bairn – Pardew Believes In Me – I’ll Make Him Proud

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18 year-old Gael Bigirimana, our new signing from Reading is not only a very good player already, but he seems very hungry to learn and he has already said he regards the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, as a father figure. Gael Bigirimana future Newcastle star player? The Burundi-born midfielder made his staring debut in [.

Pardew Interview – We Struggled Against Reading – Video

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Bear in mind when you listen to a fairly calm Alan Pardew after the game on Saturday, that he had just ripped his team apart in the dressing room for what he called a performance that just wasn't good enough for Newcastle we'll see how we do in the next two games against Bordeaux [...]


How American Sport Tries To Keep Things Competitive

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We've seen cases over the last ten years of Billionaires buying football clubs in England, and spending unlimited amounts of money on players, and there have been no restrictions on this at all, and clubs like Chelsea, as just one example, have spent over £1B on players since Romain Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003 [.