Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2012

West Ham Agree Deal For Carroll – £19M In Total

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BBC Sport is reporting that West Ham have agreed a deal with Liverpool to take Andy Carroll to West Ham next season, with an option to sign the big striker at the end of the season. Andy Carroll West Ham agree deal for striker But the money being talked about is a lot, too much, with [...]


From Portugal With Love – Photos Of Newcastle Squad

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Here are some photographs taken by blog reader Rolf de Bruin on Saturday, as the lads limbered up for the game on Saturday night against Braga, which we won 2-1 and with it the Guadiana Trophy many thanks to Rolf for the photos. Practice makes perfect Ryan Taylor practicing free kicks on Saturday afternoon it [.

Which Striker Would Be The Best Buy For Newcastle?

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It seems that not everybody agreed with my premise that John Guidetti would be a better buy at £7M than Andy Carroll would be for twice that amount and yes it was certainly a severe shock to my system. Andy Carroll Loic Remy John Guidetti Luc Castaignos But of course, [...]


Alan Pardew Wins First Trophy For Newcastle – Kind Of

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Newcastle United have won the  Trofeu Internacional Futebol do Guadiana  - more simply known as the Guadiana Trophy -  with previous winners being Benfica and Sporting Lisbon among others, and it was the 12th time the annual trophy has been awarded. Fabricio Coloccini - smile we won something Newcastle did very well to win this tournament, thanks to a nice penalty save form Tim [.

Could Be Good Week – Two In And Demba Ba To Stay

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It seems that Newcastle could well bring in Mathieu Debuchy before next weekend and also 19 year-old Aussie defender Curtis Good, and the week could be even better if Demba Ba is still a Newcastle player in two days time, after that £7M release clause in his contract finally runs out. Curtis Good - should arrive this week [.

Newcastle’s Meticulous Planning Is Paying Off

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Newcastle United's pre-season campaign has just two games remaining, and the lads play den Haag in Holland next Saturday,  and then Cardiff City who will be in their new red strips,  the following Saturday in South Wales. Alan Pardew - meticulous planner It turns out that Newcastle are still in Portugal and will not fly home until tomorrow, and Alan Pardew is [.

Newcastle Willing To Bid £18M For Carroll – That’s Too Much

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The news on Andy Carroll today, that Newcastle are will to offer Liverpool £18M for the 23 year-old Geordie striker, is a little hard to believe. Andy Carroll thinks how can I get back to Newcastle? We like Andy and believe he's as good a player as when he left Newcastle eighteen months [...]


Debuchy Wants To Join Newcastle, I Want Him Here – Cabaye

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Yohan Cabaye has said once again that his big friend at Lille Mathieu Debuchy wants to join Newcastle United, and it's not the first time he's said that this summer. Cabaye and Debuchy together during training at Euro 2012 It's thought that Yohan's close friendship with Mathieu, they played together at Lille for seven seasons before Yohan arrived on Tyneside  last summer for [.

This Striker Looks Much Better Value Than Andy Carroll

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The striker we'd like Newcastle to at least go after,  as the fourth striker for Newcastle next season is 20 year-old Swedish striker John Guidetti, and news yesterday that Rome club Lazio had made a £7M offer for the young Swedish striker. John Guidetti decent value at £7M? With Newcastle's current strikers all 26 [.

Newcastle Likely To Turn To Erik Pieters Again

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Erik Pieters has been out of action since mid April, with a hairline fracture of his foot, and he didn't make the Dutch squad for Euro 2012 due to that injury. Erik Pieters Newcastle could well renew their interest in this Dutch defender The Dutch International left-back was a big target of Newcastle's last [.

Alan Pardew Mantra – No Complacency Allowed

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Alan Pardew and the coaching staff are working hard to ensure there is no complacency in the Newcastle camp, after the lads did so well last season,  but they have to do just as well in the coming season, and they cannot rest on their laurels. Alan Pardew burning desire to be successful One of the things we like most [.

Pardew – We’ll Have One – Maybe Two Players In By Next Sunday

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We are now almost into August now, and Newcastle still have to have a breakthrough in the transfer market, Â to bring some top players in to fortify the squad for next season, when we'll be back in Europe for the first time since we qualified back in 2006, under then manager Glenn Roeder. Vurnon Anita [.

Sylvain Marveaux Man Of The Match Last Night

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French winger Sylvian Marveaux, who is coming back from two years of injury hell at Rennes and Newcastle, has so far garnered 57% of the votes in our poll for Newcastle's Man of the Match last night. Sylvain Marveaux, had decent game last night Sylvain was the one who was brought down for the penalty for Newcastle, that led to [.

Newcastle Target And Manager Still at Loggerheads

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Both the Lille manager Rudi Garcia and Mathieu Debuchy have spoken out yesterday, on the transfer deadlock of the French International right back, but what they have to say seems nothing new, and Lille seem to be continuing to drag their feet, and hope that Mathieu will still be with the French club at the start of the season.

Brendan Rodgers – I Don’t Want To Push Carroll Out The Door

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has insisted that Andy Carroll is happy to stay at Anfield, and we're sure that's true, but only if Andy will get sufficient playing time at Liverpool, and the Geordie lad has always said he would prefer to remain at Liverpool and fight for his place there. Brendan Rodgers Carroll's in my plans [.

Newcastle 2 Braga 1 – Video Highlights

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Newcastle 2 Braga 1 – Full Match Report

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This is how we saw the major highlights of the game tonight, as Newcastle beat Braga 2-1 for their second victory in five pre-season games so far, with two left to play. Newcastle started off with young James Tavernier in central defense and Danny Simpson at right back with Ryan Taylor at left back.

Newcastle Beat Braga 2-1 With Ryan Taylor Special

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Newcastle won this game 2-1 and it was  thanks to another fantastic free kick from Ryan Taylor after 72 minutes  that gave Newcastle the win, after Demba Ba had put Newcastle ahead on 60 minutes with a penalty, which he missed, but put the rebound home. Newcastle didn't play all that well tonight but probably did enough to win the game, and [.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Braga

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Let us know who you think Newcastle's best player was against Braga was tonight in Newcastle's 2-1 win.


Demba Ba And Pappis Cisse Both Start Against Braga

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Alan Pardew has named a completely different starting eleven for the game tonight against Braga,  from that which started last night's game against Olympiacos, which ended in a 1-1 draw and 4-4 on penalties, and James Tavernier, Sylvain Marveaux and the Senegal strikers,  Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba all start.

Pardew – It’s Simple, Steven Taylor Has To Stay Fit

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It was really good to see Steven Taylor back in a Newcastle United shirt last night for the first time since early December,  when he injured his Achilles in the home game against Chelsea, and that serious injury put him out for the rest of the season unfortunately for Steven and for Newcastle.

Cabaye May Not Play Tonight – New Player Expected Next Week

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Yohan  Cabaye may not see any action tonight against FC Braga, although manager Alan Pardew says he doesn't really need much playing time, so he must have been showing up well in training. Yohan Cabaye may not play tonight against FC Braga This is what Pardew told the Evening Chronicle after the game last night: "I might give Yohan 10 minutes.

Three Points Against Braga Wins Trofeu Guadiana For Newcastle

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Alan Pardew has asked his troops to go out tonight against FC Braga and win the Trofeu Guadiana, and if they can win tonight against the Portuguese side, they will achieve that,  with both games played so far - Braga vs Olympiacos on Thursday night and Newcastle vs Olympiacos last night resulting in 1-1 draws after 90 minutes and 4-4 on penalties.

Bigirimana, Amalfitano Magpies’ Best Players Against Olympiacos

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Newcastle have done well this season in signing some youngsters this summer, Â and we have already signed Romain Amalfitano and Gael Bigirimana, and both played the whole game last night in the 1-1 draw with Olympiacos, and Romain scored one of the four penalties in the 4-4 shoot-out. Gael Bigirimana being interviewed after he first [.

Newcastle 1 Olympiacos 1 – (4-4 Penalties) – Video Highlights

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Newcastle 1 Olympiacos 1 Video Highlights


Newcastle Now Linked With French Winger/Striker

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There was some news that we missed yesterday,  that Newcastle are being linked with Bordeaux's 26 year-old highly-rated winger Yoan Gouffran, after the former club of Gabby Obertan said they will now listen to offers for the 26 year-old. Yoan Gouffran - 26 year-old Bordeaux winger/striker The player was born in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, France and is of Guadeloupean [.

Carroll Scuttles Hammers Move – Wants European Football Next Season

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News coming from Sky Sports tonight, Â says that Andy Carroll will only consider a loan move to an English club playing in Europe quick translation Carroll will go to Newcastle but not to West Ham. Carroll wants an English club and European football Nice one Andy. Sky Sports sources are reporting the [.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Olympiacos?

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Let us know who you think Newcastle's best player was last night in the draw with Olympiacos.


Newcastle Draw 4-4 On Penalties With Olympiacos – After 1-1 Draw

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After Steven taylor gave Newcastle the lead after 25 minutes and Olympiakos went down to 10 men, after Modesto got a second yellow card after 74 minutes, and we expected Newcastle would be able to get the 1-0 win but it wasn't to be. But Olympiacos put on one or two decent players after [...]


Steven Taylor And Tim Krul Both Start

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Steven Taylor starts his first pre-season friendly game tonight, as Newcastle take on Greek Champions Olympiakos in the Algarve Stadium with a kick off time of 8:45 pm BST. And Tim Krul gets his first start of pre-season after being given extra time off after his Euro 2012 exploits in the Dutch squad.

Ben Arfa Escapes French Ban – Nasri Banned For Three Games

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News today that French stars Samir Nasri and Jeremy Menez have been handed suspensions from the France national team,  following a disciplinary hearing into what went on at Euro 2012 tournament, which was held at the French Football Federation (FFF) headquarters in Paris. Newcastle midfielder Ben Arfa in Paris earlier today But the good news if that [.

Newcastle After Another Center-Back – Given Up On Douglas?

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Sky Sports is reporting that Newcastle United looking again at Swansea City defender Ashley Williams, and we've been linked with this player a number of times, the first time being two years ago, but Ashley isn't exactly a youngster these days, and turns 28 next month. Ashley Williams very good center-back Williams played very well in [.

Ben Arfa In The Dock – Father In Altercation With His Agent

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A hearing is going on before a disciplinary committee today, into the goings on in the French squad during the Euro 2012 tournament, and the four players involved and giving evidence at the hearing are Newcastle's Ben Arfa, Manchester City's Samir Nasri, Renne's Yann M'Vila and PSG's Jeremy Menez.

Big Test For Newcastle In Upcoming Friendly Games In Portugal

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Alan Pardew and Peter Beardsley watched the Newcastle youngsters last night in Northern Ireland in the final of the Milk Cup and John Carver and Steve Stone took the squad out to Portugal to prepare for two games one tonight and and one tomorrow night against Olympiacos and FC Braga respectively.

Watch Out For Newcastle’s Fantastic Young Striker

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Newcastle have a rough diamond in former Wallsend Boys Club striker 17 year-old Adam Campbell, and last night, although Newcastle were beaten 3-0 in the final of the Youth Cup against Desportivo Brazil at the Ballymena Showgrounds in Northern Ireland, Adam was named the Player of the Tournament, after he notched six goals this week.

Demba Ba – I Love Being At Newcastle – I’m Staying

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We are counting the days now to when Demba Ba's release clause in his contract, said to be for £7M, is set to expire, which is at the end of this month, and that is midnight this coming Tuesday which is 115 hours and 2 minutes away approximately. Demba Ba great action [...]


Demba Ba – I Love Being At Newcastle – I’m Staying

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We are counting the days now to when Demba Ba's release clause in his contract, said to be for £7M, is set to expire, which is at the end of this month, and that is midnight this coming Tuesday which is 115 hours and 2 minutes away approximately. Demba Ba great action [...]


West Ham’s £17M Bid Makes It Hard For Newcastle To Land Carroll

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We had said earlier this week that it would take a bit of a daft bid, for a club to stop Andy Carroll coming back to where he wants to be back at Newcastle United. Sam Allardyce willing to pay big money to land Andy Carroll Liverpool were said to want £20M for Andy, with Newcastle willing to bring him on a season [.

Newcastle Increase Bid For Debuchy – To Sign Early Next Week

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The Journal is reporting today that Newcastle United will finally wrap up their deal to sign Mathieu Debuchy from Lille,  when they return from their Portugal excursion early next week. Mathieu Debuchy signing next week? Only yesterday, there was news that Newcastle would step up their push to bring three players into the club, and Debuchy [.

Magpies Lose Milk Cup Final – Newcastle Player Man Of The Tournament

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The Newcastle U17 side side went down last night in the final of the Milk Cup (Premier Section) to favorites Desportivo Brasil by a score of 3-0 at the  Ballymena Showgrounds. Newcastle striker Adam Campbell Man of the Tournament Both Newcastle manager Alan Pardew and Assistant Manager John Carver, in addition to our Development [.

New Young Magpie – It’s A Privilege to Be At Newcastle

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When it was put out a few months ago that Newcastle were interested in 18 year-old Gael Bigirimana, we had found out what a smashing lad the young Coventry player seemed to be, and we have not been disappointed, since he joined Newcastle. Gael Bigirimana privileged to be at Newcastle And the 18 year-old [.

Newcastle Youngsters In Milk Cup Final Tonight

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The Newcastle U17 side have made it through to the final of the Milk Cup, Â after beating Bolton Wanderers 2-0 in Ballymoney last night. Adam Campbell 17 year-old striker scored on of Magpies' goals against Bolton And the young Newcastle side will now meet Desportivo Brazil in tonight's final at the Ballymena Showgrounds, with [.

Kevin Nolan Giving Andy Carroll Bad Advice – Again

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Sam Allardyce would love to sign Liverpool striker Andy Carroll for West Ham, and would even build a team around him and play to his strengths, and it's not surprising that former Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan is urging Andy to join West Ham but he also urged Andy to join Liverpool and that didn't work out too well did it?

Newcastle Interested In Turkish Midfielder?

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News in the Daily Star today that 23 year-old Reading midfielder Jem Karacan's contract talks have stalled, and Newcastle may possibly be interested maybe, possibly there's at least a chance. . Jem Karacan Reading's Turkish midfielder Newcastle are always on the lookout for a good deal, and they are especially interested in [.

Newcastle Interested In Turkish Midfielder?

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News in the Daily Star today that 23 year-old Reading midfielder Jem Karacan's contract talks have stalled, and Newcastle may possibly be interested maybe, possibly there's at least a chance. . Jem Karacan Reading's Turkish midfielder Newcastle are always on the lookout for a good deal, and they are especially interested in [.

Newcastle To Kick-Start Moves For Three Players

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There is a report in the Newcastle Journal,  that while the team is in the Algarve Stadium, Faro, Portugal playing Olympiacos and FC Braga on Friday night and Saturday night respectively, Newcastle will kick-start their moves for three players, in an effort to strengthen Alan Pardew's squad for next season.

Newcastle To Kick-Start Moves For Three Players

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There is a report in the Newcastle Journal,  that while the team is in the Algarve Stadium, Faro, Portugal playing Olympiacos and FC Braga on Friday night and Saturday night respectively, Newcastle will kick-start their moves for three players, in an effort to strengthen Alan Pardew's squad for next season.

Steven Taylor To Play Tomorrow Night Against Olympiacos

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We've followed Steven Taylor ever since he was a 16 year-old back in 2002 during the reign of the very great Bobby Robson, and at that time the Geordie lad was heralded as a top up-and-coming player from Whitley Bay, a future Newcastle captain, and a future England center-back. Steven Taylor will play tomorrow night against Olympiacos But most of that hasn't [.

Magpie Target – Newcastle An Exciting Team In Very Big League

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We reported on 24th June, that Newcastle were interested in 23 year-old Abdel Barrada, who plays for Getafe in the Spanish first division, as a central midfielder and can also play out on the left wing. Abdel Barrada - The thing that put us of those reports for the youngster was that his fee was [...

Newcastle Now Linked With Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

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There have been a number of reports over the last few days linking us with a Magpies' former target in Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who joined FC Schalke from Milan two years ago, and has scored 61 goals in 82 Bundesliga appearances for Peter Lovenkrand's former club. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar - a fantastic striker Only only last summer we were linked with Huntelaar, who was [.

An Evening With Pardew And Carver – Here’s Your Chance!

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We're always very happy to help the Newcastle Foundation with some of the publicity for their social events coming up, and there's a really special event coming up in the week before the Premier League season begins on 18th August when we play Tottenham at home, for our first three points of the season.

Liverpool To Wipe Their Nose And Let Carroll Leave This Summer

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Newcastle United are now after two good strikers,  in 23 tear-old  England and Liverpool striker Andy Carroll, and Marseilles 25 year-old French International Loic Remi, and as far as we are concerned,  if we get either one of these into Newcastle before  September, that would be just great.

Rodgers Backtracks On Carroll – Don’t Believe It

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During the transfer window especially, the news is going to be reported out of context and there will be emphasis on some comments that are simply being blown out of proportion, so those initial Brendan Rodgers comments that Andy Carroll  would not fit into the new Liverpool style of playing,  maybe we should take them [.

Magpies Strong Financially – Champions League Next

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Alan Pardew has come out today and told told the local press in Newcastle, that he senses Mike Ashley wants to give it a real go this coming season, and see if Newcastle can keep in the top six of the Premier League, and even improve on what we did last season - a fantastic 5rth place in the table.

Magpies Strong Financially – Champions League Next

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Alan Pardew has come out today and told told the local press in Newcastle, that he senses Mike Ashley wants to give it a real go this coming season, and see if Newcastle can keep in the top six of the Premier League, and even improve on what we did last season - a fantastic 5rth place in the table.

Newcastle Debuchy Deal In Balance – Chelsea Move In

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Newcastle like to get good deals for their incoming transfers, and are willing to wait to get good deals, and they have shown in the past that if they cannot get a good deal, they are prepared to walk away and look at the next target on their list. Mathieu Debuchy deal falling though? With Newcastle's financial house [.

The Latest News On Newcastle Target Loic Remy

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We were really surprised when the news broke a few days ago, that Marseilles and French International striker Loic Remy was on the radar screen of Newcastle United, and that the club had even made a bid of €12M for the 25 year-old,  a striker Newcastle have tracked for over four years now. Loic Remy [.

Good News – Newcastle Finally Get Their Man

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Good news today so to speak not that it was unexpected that Curtis Good has had his work permit granted, and is now expected to fly into Newcastle to have his medical, after a fee had been agreed with his Australian club Melbourne heart, and terms have been agreed. Curtis Good [...]


Russian Club Comes In For Demba Ba – Hard To Believe

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You could almost have guessed that with only 7 days to go until Demba Ba's release clause of £7M becomes inactive, there would be news that some club would come in and trigger the release clause. Demba Ba - Rubin Kazan have triggered release clause? So we are very dubious about whether this news is [.

Magpies To Pursue Other Targets And Ditch Debuchy Move

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Surprising news being reported by Sky Sports news today, that Newcastle United may be ready to move on to other right-back targets, and ditch the move for Mathieu Debuchy, if there is no movement soon from Lille on the transfer price. Mathieu Debuchy have Newcastle given up? The Lille right-back has been the number one target for Newcastle since the Magpies gave up on striker Luuk de Jong, who has since [.

Pardew – Midfielder To Have Big Breakthrough Season

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We have been impressed with a lot of the players' performances over the last couple of games in pre-season, and especially the youngsters, but 22 year-old Dan Gosling has also looked very good and energetic in midfield for Newcastle, in those two games. Dan Gosling in action against Liverpool earlier this year There's no doubt that Dan has had [.

Summer Tours Are Tough For Newcastle – Really?

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Alan Pardew has revealed that the summer tours for Newcastle are very difficult for the Newcastle staff, and Alan wants to end the view that it's a walk in the sun for the Newcastle squad. Alan Pardew on the sidelines during Monaco game The squad has only just returned from their games in Germany and Austria and then they will fly out to Portugal on [.

Newcastle In For Remy – But Is He Too Expensive?

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We reported couple of days ago that Newcastle had put in a bid for 25 year-old Marseilles striker Loic Remy, and we reported yesterday that Newcastle's interest in the French striker went back almost four years. Loic Remy a good striker but worth £15M? If the news wasn't true we would have expected Alan [.

Carroll Situation To Be Cleared Up Shortly – Liverpool Chairman

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Liverpool's American  chairman Tom Werner has said today to Sky Sports,  that it's really up to the new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers to decide what will happen with Andy Carroll, now that the 23 year-old Geordie striker has arrived in Boston and linked up with the Liverpool squad. Andy Carroll - no future at Liverpool?

Carroll Situation To Be Cleared Up Shortly – Liverpool Chairman

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Liverpool's American  chairman Tom Werner has said today to Sky Sports,  that it's really up to the new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers to decide what will happen with Andy Carroll, now that the 23 year-old Geordie striker has arrived in Boston and linked up with the Liverpool squad. Andy Carroll - no future at Liverpool?

Why Simpson Doesn’t Have To Leave – If Debuchy Arrives

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The signs are good, as we reported last night, that Mathieu Debuchy could soon be joining Newcastle, after Lille signed 19 year-old Djibril Sidibe from Troyes yesterday, and the youngster has already played for the French U20 side 7 times. Danny Simpson in action for Newcastle in pre-season The conventional wisdom seems to be that if  Mathieu comes in then Newcastle will almost immediately sell [.

This Is Why Newcastle Are A Forward Looking Club

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Newcastle are a very forward looking club these days, and while sometimes we'd like them to cough up a few more million to get our transfer targets without the agony of long waits as the haggling goes on, the club seems to be very well run these days, and that's not something that's generally associated with Newcastle United.

Newcastle Reported After Spanish-Based Central Midfielder

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The Sun is reporting today that Newcastle are interested in 23 year-old Abdel Barrada, who plays for Getafe in the Spanish first division, as a central midfielder. Abdel Barrada Real Madrid also interested We had mentioned before that Newcastle could be short of central midfielders this season, as we have seen both Alan Smith and Danny Guthrie leave the club, after their contracts ran out at the end of June.

Newcastle One Step Closer To Sealing Debuchy Transfer

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Newcastle may be one step closer to getting their current number one transfer target - Mathieu Debuchy the French International and Lille right back to Tyneside, and he wants come to Newcastle to join his best friend Yohan Cabaye, who was at Lille with Debuchy for seven years. Mathieu Debuchy French international one step closer to joining Newcastle But there are two things that his [.

Davide Santon Reveals Snog On The Tyne

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When former Newcastle striker Peter Lovenkrands was 20 years old he went to Rangers instead of  to Newcastle in 2000, because he thought he would get more playing time north of the border, and he ended up marrying a bonny Glasgow girl. Davide Santon - reveals he's found romance on Tyneside didn't take long [.

Newcastle Linked With Move For Ryan Babel

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News today in talkSPORT that Newcastle are interested in signing Hoffenheim winger Ryan Babel, the former Liverpool player, who seems to have fallen out with the coaching staff at the Bundestag club. Certainly when Liverpool signed the former Ajax player back in 2007, Newcastle were said to be interested in bringing the then 20 year-old [.

Debuchy Fails To Attend Training – Wants Magpies Move

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Mathieu Debuchy failed to turn up for his first pre-season training session at Lille on Saturday, and it would appear he's trying to force a  move through to Newcastle United. Mathieu Debuchy fails to turn up to Lille pre-season training The news is being reported on the French web-site Voix du Nord and it [.

Newcastle Still Deadlocked On All Their Transfer Targets

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Most Newcastle fans will be wondering when Newcastle will make a breakthrough in their senior transfers this summer, although it looks like the Tyneside club are in regular communication with the clubs for the players Newcastle are after. Mathieu Debuchy still no agreement on fee with Lille The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that [.

Alan Pardew Happy Enough – Our Senior Players All Look Good

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As well as the Newcastle youngsters looking good so far in pre-season it doesn't seem to have taken long for the senior players at the club to get into the groove again, and we've seen some good performances already from  some of our star players like Cheick Tiote and Demba Ba. Alan Pardew happy enough so far in [.

Alan Pardew Happy Enough – Our Senior Players All Look Good

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As well as the Newcastle youngsters looking good so far in pre-season it doesn't seem to have taken long for the senior players at the club to get into the groove again, and we've seen some good performances already from  some of our star players like Cheick Tiote and Demba Ba. Alan Pardew happy enough so far in [.

James Tavernier The Pick Of The Youngsters So Far?

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The really bright spot for Newcastle so far in pre-season is the performance of a number of the top youngsters on Tyneside, with players like James Tavernier, Mehdi Abeid, Haris Vuckic, Gael Bigirimana and Sammy Ameobi all looking good in the pre-season games. James Tavernier has been impressive in pre-season And the news yesterday [.

Newcastle Linked With Loic Remy For Over Four Years

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We have to say that it was a  surprise that Newcastle bid so much for Loic Remy, if the report in Le 10 Sport that Newcastle offered around €12M (about £9.5M) for the 25-year-old French striker is true, and Newcastle have tracked the player since September of 2007, according to our archives.

€12M Newcastle Bid For Remy Shows Carroll Deal Uncertain

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This is some news we missed out on the fact that Newcastle have bid for French international striker Loic Remy, but had their bid immediately rejected. Loic Remy Newcastle bid €12M for French striker There are reports in Le 10 Sport that Newcastle offered around €12M ( (about £9.5M) for the 25-year-old, but [.

Steve Harper May Have Role In Europe Next Season

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We've often wondered what role veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper will have at Newcastle next season, in the final year of his contract at Newcastle, and of course Steve has been at Newcastle since Kevin Keegan signed him way back in 1993, when I was only a 70 year-old youngster. Steve Harper could play a role in Europe next season But with [.

Alan Pardew – We Should Have Won – We Switched Off

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The Newcastle squad is now back in Newcastle after taking a chartered flight back home from Austria after the 1-1 draw with Fenerbahce in Vienna, in which a lot of Newcastle players gave a good account of themselves. Alan Pardew we thought we were cruising we switched off Newcastle played very well last [.

Alan Pardew To Play Youngsters In Europa League

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As we've talked about before, the very first week of the season will be very tough for Newcastle, and we play a home game against Tottenham on Saturday 18th August, and then a first game of a two-legged tie to get Newcastle qualification into the Europa League group stages, and then on the following Saturday Newcastle are at Chelsea.

Many Newcastle Youngsters Really Impressed On Tour

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It was such a pity that Newcastle let in an equalizer last night in their game against Turkish giants Fenerbahce,  because the lads may have got more praise for their performance which was a very good one. Mehdi Abeid after scoring Newcastle's goal last night Newcastle looked a good side last night and to think that youngsters like James Tavernier, [.

Beach Boy Carroll To Join Up With Liverpool Squad Tomorrow

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Andy Carroll will be flying out to join up with the Liverpool squad in Boston tomorrow, as there seems to have been little or no progress made with any deal Newcastle are trying to make, to bring the local striker back to Tyneside. Andy Carroll  Baywatch beach boy in Brazil Liverpool finished with a 1-1 draw [.

Former Newcastle Defender Gives Good Advice To Andy Carroll

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Warren Barton played for Newcastle from 1995 through 2002, and he now lives in Southern California and is Fox Sports Chief football analyst in the US, and is featured for all the English Premier League games throughout the season, and he comes across as an excellent  and knowledgeable pundit. Warren Barton in Fox Sports studio in LA He is [.

Newcastle Fan To Run 7 Marathons In 7 Days In Tribute To Father

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I am more than happy to help Newcastle supporter Josh Bone in every way I can, as he attempts to run 7 marathons in 7 days, in honor of his father Ron, who died of cancer last year at age 60. Josh Bone 5 minutes after finishing the London marathon last year Hey who's that sponsor? [...]


Newcastle 1 Fenerbahce 1 – Video Highlights

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Newcastle 1 Fenerbahce 1 Video Highlights


Newcastle 1 – Fenerbahce 1 – Full Match Report

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Newcastle put in another very good display against Fenerbehce tonight, and Alan Pardew used 18 players and nearly every single man played well, and knew just exactly what he had to do in the Newcastle side. For so early in pre-season, it turned out to be another excellent team performance from  our lads.

Last Minute Equalizer Denies Impressive Newcastle Another 1-0 Win

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Newcastle again played very well tonight against Fenerbehce in Austria, and Alan Pardew  played a number of  the Newcastle youngsters,  and after going ahead after 76 minutes through 19 year-old Mehdi Abeid with a good opportunist goal,  the Turkish Champions equalized in the very last  minute to snatch a 1-1 draw.

Late Team Announcement From Newcastle

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Usually Newcastle announce their side about an hour before kick-off but the announcement of the team seems to be late tonight. I'll put the team up and change the headline once the team is announced, and the starting eleven is expected to be a strong Newcastle side tonight. As soon as I put this out I expect the team to be [.

Magpies’ Target Confusing His Own Chairman

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We had put a report out on Thursday commenting on the apparent confusion surrounding Newcastle target Douglas, because the 24 year-old Brazilian, after saying he wanted to leave FC Twente for the English Premier League, made a new comment that he may just want to stay at Twente and see out the last year of his contract [.

Newcastle Now Likely To Sign Top Young French Striker

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We had reported yesterday that Newcastle were giving a trial to 19 year-old French striker Anthony Koura from Le Mans, and that this lad seems to be hot stuff, and he scored two goals in Newcastle Reserves 3-1 win against Hamilton Academicals on Wednesday. Anthony Koura likely Newcastle will sign this lad And the good news is [.

Newcastle Fans Love Demba Ba – He Will Stay

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There's just 10 days to go before July fades away to a memory, and we are hoping that the release clause for £7M in Newcastle striker Demba Ba's contract will run out then and not be activated, and that he will still be at the Tyneside club for another season. Demba Ba shown on Monday night in [..

Newcastle Fans Love Demba Ba – He Will Stay

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There's just 10 days to go before July fades away to a memory, and we are hoping that the release clause for £7M in Newcastle striker Demba Ba's contract will run out then and not be activated, and that he will still be at the Tyneside club for another season. Demba Ba shown on Monday night in [..

Pardew Pleased With Increased Competition For Places

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In what is turning out to be a successful first tour this summer of Germany and Austria, the Newcastle manager seems upbeat with the good performances all over the field he got from his players on Monday night against a very decent Monaco side. Alan Pardew shown during game against Monaco on Monday night Alan wants to increase competition for places all [.

Pardew Pleased With Increased Competition For Places

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In what is turning out to be a successful first tour this summer of Germany and Austria, the Newcastle manager seems upbeat with the good performances all over the field he got from his players on Monday night against a very decent Monaco side. Alan Pardew shown during game against Monaco on Monday night Alan wants to increase competition for places all [.

Debuchy To Meet Lille Manager Today – Inter Milan Still Interested

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It seems that Inter Milan still have a strong interest in Newcastle target Mathieu Debuchy, but of course it's always hard to know which pieces reported in the press are true and which aren't especially in the summer transfer window. Mathieu Debuchy - meets with Rudi Garcia today on his future It seems that Inter are in the [.

Newcastle Refuse To Increase Offer For Douglas – Talks Ongoing

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News today, which we all could have predicted, that Newcastle are refusing to increase their offer of €4M (£3.1M) for FC Twente Brazilian center-back Douglas, and would you believe that FC Twente want £5M for him, and are standing firm on their valuation of their center-back, who has only one year left on his contract.

Newcastle Now Linked With Top Spanish Defender

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There are reports in Spain that Newcastle have joined the race for Marseille's 22 year-old Spanish right-back Cesar Azpilicueta, although Chelsea have been tracking the top youngsters for at least the last  year. Cesar Azpilicueta Newcastle interested in Spanish full-back? The player turns 23 in August,  and he has played 19 times for the Spanish U21 [.

This is Why Liverpool Fans Want Andy Carroll To Stay

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There's no doubt that Liverpool fans are some of the best around, and the only difference between Newcastle and Liverpool in the last forty years or so, is that Liverpool have won a lot more trophies than the Magpies including five European cups picky picky. Andy Carroll gives his all in every game So [.

Magpies Star – I Only Want To Be With You – Newcastle That Is

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The signing of Cheick Tiote by Chief Scout Graham Carr a couple of years ago,  is one of the best buys Newcastle have ever made for a central midfielder, and it's no wonder that the saying  In Carr We Trust is now in vogue with Newcastle supporters why wouldn't we? Cheick Tiote has been a great player for Newcastle Cheick [.

Newcastle To Meet With Douglas’ Brazilian Agents Next Week

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There's a little bit more news coming from Lee Ryder in the Evening Chronicle this morning, relating to the case of  Douglas of FC Twente, and the news is that his representatives will be flying over from Brazil to meet with Newcastle and other clubs soon, with the other clubs thought to be West Ham United and Fulham who are also interested in [.

Big Boys Return Monday – Pardew Hopeful Of New Signings

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News today in the Newcastle Journal that Newcastle's two French stars Hatem Ben Arfa and Yohan Cabaye, who were both very good for the Magpies last term will return to training on Monday, after being given time off to recover from their Euro 2012 exploits. Yohan Cabaye with the French squad in June Newcastle are in the process of [.

Big Boys Return Monday – Pardew Hopeful Of New Signings

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News today in the Newcastle Journal that Newcastle's two French stars Hatem Ben Arfa and Yohan Cabaye, who were both very good for the Magpies last term will return to training on Monday, after being given time off to recover from their Euro 2012 exploits. Yohan Cabaye with the French squad in June Newcastle are in the process of [.

Newcastle Give Trial To Top French Youth International Striker

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His name is Anthony Koura and he scored two goals in Newcastle Reserves 3-2 win against Scottish club Hamilton Academicals yesterday, under the watching eyes of Newcastle's Development manager Willie Donachie, and the lad scored two goals too, playing out wide on the left. Anthony Koura top young French striker The Newcastle Reserve side [.

Negotiations For Carroll Now At Delicate Stage

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Alan Pardew is not part of the negotiations going on between Newcastle and Liverpool regarding Andy Carroll, and it looks like the deal is being done between the two Boards. Andy Carroll negotiations are delicate What that means is that Derek LLambias and Mike Ashley will be involved in trying to reach some agreement, after Alan Pardew has made it [.

€9M A Decent Fee For Vurnon Anita – Not For Newcastle

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Whenever a football agent is quoted in the press, you have to take it with a pinch of salt, a large pinch of salt usually, and that's because agents usually have ulterior motives, Â and are only interested in generating interest for their client, so they can sell him and make some money. Vurnon Anita [.

Douglas Causes Confusion – Says He Wants To Stay At Twente

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FC Twente defender Douglas says he knows nothing about a €4M bid said to be lodged by Newcastle for the 6'4″ center-back, and that news was reported early on Thursday. Douglas now says he ants to stay at Twente In fact today it has been reported that both Fulham and West Ham United have also put in bids [.

Newcastle Working To Get Three Top Players To Tyneside

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Alan Pardew has come out today and said that three transfer deals are being worked on by the Magpies at the moment, and we could take a decent guess at who those three players are. Mathieu Debuchy one of three transfers Newcastle are working Two are long term targets,  Mathieu Debuchy of Lille and Douglas of FC Twente, with the news [.

Top French International Available – Newcastle Interested?

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News today that Tolouse midfield play-maker Moussa Sissoko has said in L'Equipe, that he could be leaving his French club this summer. Moussa Sissoko - available from Toulouse Newcastle were interested in this player as long ago as December of 2008 when we reported on the then 19 year-old, but maybe Newcastle should have signed him before [.

Utter Confusion On Newcastle’s Dutchman Target

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There was news from Sky Sports yesterday that Newcastle United target Vurnon Anita has told his club Ajax that he wants to leave the club. Conflicting reports on this player Vernon Anita And if you are to believe the reports over the last couple of months, Newcastle have already bid £5M for the Dutch [.

Who Should Be Back-Up Goalkeeper To Krul This Season – Poll

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After seeing both Newcastle goalkeepers Rob Elliot and Steve Harper play full games in the first two pre-season games, it's probably a good time to ask who you think should be the Newcastle number two goalkeeper to Tim Krul this coming season. Tim Krul he's number one but who's number two?

Who Should Be Back-Up Goalkeeper To Krul This Season – Poll

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After seeing both Newcastle goalkeepers Rob Elliot and Steve Harper play full games in the first two pre-season games, it's probably a good time to ask who you think should be the Newcastle number two goalkeeper to Tim Krul this coming season. Tim Krul he's number one but who's number two?

62% Want Andy Carroll Back At Newcastle

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With over 7,000 votes in 62% of Newcastle fans would like to see Andy back On Tyneside and 26% don't, with the other 12% undecided about it. Andy Carroll while at home town club Newcastle United That's  Chris Hughton  shown in the background And while that's obviously a majority, there's still just over a quarter [.

62% Want Andy Carroll Back At Newcastle

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With over 7,000 votes in 62% of Newcastle fans would like to see Andy back On Tyneside and 26% don't, with the other 12% undecided about it. Andy Carroll while at home town club Newcastle United That's  Chris Hughton  shown in the background And while that's obviously a majority, there's still just over a quarter [.

Newcastle Not Afraid Of Anybody This Season – Tim Krul

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The lads were white water rafting yesterday at Eiskanal in the city of Augsburg, Germany that was constructed as the canoe slalom venue for the 1972 Summer Olympics, and they seemed to have a great time of it, and then there was a team dinner in Munich to celebrate manager Alan Pardew's 51st birthday.

Newcastle Stars Go White Water Rafting in Germany – Photos

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We knew one of the purposes for Newcastle going on their European tour, was to do some bonding, especially for the new lads and the youngsters in the squad, and sure enough yesterday they went white water rafting in Germany, and the Daily Mail has some great shots of   the Newcastle stars like you have never seen them.

Brendan Rodgers – No Deal For Carroll – He’s Coming To Boston

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The new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has poured cold water on any loan deal for his top striker, Andy Carroll, and he says if Carroll is to leave the club this summer, he'll be moved out like any other player on a permanent transfer. Andy Carroll joining Liverpool in Boston next Monday It's the first we've heard from the [.

Newcastle Bid For Brazilian To Be Rejected

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The transfer saga with FC Twente center-back Douglas has been going on a long time, and last week there were reports that Newcastle had agreed a fee of £5M for the Brazilian and news on Tuesday night that Newcastle had offered €4M (about £3.14) for the player. Douglas - FC Twente want £5M for the [.

Is Danny Simpson Leaving Newcastle Once Debuchy Is Signed?

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Whenever Danny Simpson is interviewed we immediately think whether the 24 year-old will be signing anew contract at Newcastle, or whether he's just waiting for Newcastle to sign Mathieu Debuchy from Lille, and then he'll be on his way, probably to Reading. Danny Simpson in action on Monday night in Germany The Danny Simpson saga [.

Ranieri – Newcastle A Fantastic Team – I Enjoy Watching Them

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Claudio Ranieri has been interviewed by the Evening Chronicle and Lee Ryder today, and the well travelled manager who is the current Monaco manager and managed Chelsea for four years from 2000,  seems to be a big fan of the new Newcastle United. Claudio Ranieri Newcastle are a fantastic team The Monaco manager has a long management career stretching back [.

Ranieri – Newcastle A Fantastic Team – I Enjoy Watching Them

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Claudio Ranieri has been interviewed by the Evening Chronicle and Lee Ryder today, and the well travelled manager who is the current Monaco manager and managed Chelsea for four years from 2000,  seems to be a big fan of the new Newcastle United. Claudio Ranieri Newcastle are a fantastic team The Monaco manager has a long management career stretching back [.

Derek LLambias – How Newcastle Did That £35M Carroll Deal

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Newcastle United drive a very hard bargain on transfers, and most Newcastle fans know that, and it even comes as a welcome relief from paying over the odds on both transfers and wages, like a certain Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd, born and bred in Newcastle - used to do not so long ago.

Magpies Plan New Cash Bid – But Carroll Just Too Expensive?

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There's no way Newcastle should pay out £20M to bring Andy Carroll back to Newcastle, and if that's really what Liverpool want for their England striker, Newcastle should look elsewhere. Andy Carroll in England's colors When you look at the deal Liverpool want to make, there's just no way they will let Newcastle get [.

Demba Ba Part Of Carroll Deal – Not Good For Newcastle

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We suppose it had to happen, that there are reports this morning in the papers, suggesting that Newcastle could sweeten the deal to get Andy Carroll back from Liverpool, by offering Demba Ba in part exchange plus cash offer. A fit looking Demba Ba in action in Germany Monday night If all the news is to be believed, and sometimes that's difficult at this time of year, [.

Newcastle Midfielder Wants To Stay For The Long Haul

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This will be an extremely important season for 22 year-old Newcastle midfielder Dan Gosling, as he tries to get more playing time in the Newcastle first team, after already being at Newcastle for two years now, but it has been an injury ravaged stay so far on Tyneside. Dan Gosling in action last season Of course Dan [.

Sky Sports Report Magpies Make €4M Bid For Defender

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Sky Sports is reporting tonight that Newcastle have made an official €4M (about £3.12M) bid for FC Twente center-back Douglas. Newcastle make first official bid for Douglas Previous reports had said that a fee as much as £5M had already been agreed between the two clubs, but it seems Newcastle have now moved in to get what [.

Good News For Barton – Championship Clubs Interested

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Joey Barton may have finally cooked his goose at QPR, where new manager Mark Hughes hardly suffers fools lightly, and he is thought to be extremely unhappy with the way Joey Barton put their season in danger in the final game of the season. QPR officials try wrestle Barton off the pitch at the Etihad Stadium Joey Barton helped his side [.

Liverpool Wary Of Doing Business With Newcastle Again

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There is a growing feeling that the Liverpool owners seem to be just a little unwilling to do business with Newcastle for Andy Carroll, and would welcome selling him to another club, other than back to the Magpies. This businessman probably makes the Liverpool hierarchy very nervous And the reason seems to be that it would frame  just how bad a deal Liverpool completed for the Newcastle striker, [.

Papiss Cisse Sick In A German Hospital

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Bad news today that Papiss Cisse has hardly trained at all on the Newcastle's mini-tour and is sick, and was left behind in a Munich hospital yesterday, when the rest of the squad traveled to Landsberg am Lech, for last night's game against Monaco. Papiss Cisse he wasn't sick when he scored this goal Alan Pardew has talked today [.

Demba Ba Sharp – 18 Year-Old Bigirimana Outstanding Last Night

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We must say that Demba Ba looked good last night against Monaco in Landsberg am Lech, Germany  and of course he did score the winner with an opportunist goal, when he out-jumped the goalkeeper to a high ball almost on the goal-line, and easily headed the ball home. A fit looking Demba Ba in action last night That will remind Newcastle fans [.

Mathieu Debuchy – I Want To Leave Lille – 100%

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It was only last week that Lille President Michel Seydoux  was saying in the French press that he hoped Mathieu Debuchy  would stay at Lille, and there were reports that the former French Champions were willing to give the player a new and improved contract, in the hope he would stay with the only club he has ever played for.

Alan Shearer Backs Carroll Move Back To Newcastle

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Newcastle legend Alan Shearer has said he thinks a move back to Newcastle would be an excellent move for 23 year-old fellow Geordie striker Andy Carroll, although there's that old saying that you should never go back. Alan Shearer backs Carroll move back home Alan is 41 now and not only the greatest goalscorer ever in a black and white [.

Magpies In Driver’s Seat For Carroll – But Will They Pay The Fee?

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It seemed clear on Monday night that Newcastle were clearly in the driver's seat to bring 23 year-old Andy Carroll back to Tyneside, and end Andy's nightmare on Merseyside well he would leave Newcastle. Andy Carroll before he got the number 9 shirt at Newcastle It's more than clear that Brendan Rodgers does not view Andy Carroll as part [.

Newcastle 1 Monaco 0 – Goal Video

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Demba Ba Goal Wins It For Newcastle

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A goal after 32 minutes from Demba  Ba won the game for Newcastle tonight,  in what turned out to be an excellent work-out for Newcastle in Germany. Newcastle found the going just a little bit difficult in the first half, but Alan Pardew was not afraid to make the changes in the second half, and the [.

Bigirimana And Amalfitano Get Starts Tonight Against Monaco

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New boy Gael Bigirimana gets a start tonight against Monaco, as the 18 year-old midfielder gets a big chance to show what he can do in a Newcastle shirt against the French second division side. The 18-year-old was signed from Coventry City for around £1M about a week or so ago, but he made his debut for Newcastle when he came [.

Newcastle Make £13M Cash Bid For Andy Carroll

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Since Newcastle's bid last night to take Andy Carroll on loan was immediately turned down by Liverpool, it doesn't say that Newcastle will not be back in for the Tyneside youngster. Andy Carroll - on his way home? And there are reports today that Newcastle have followed up their loan bid, with a straight cash [.

Reports That Debuchy To Have Newcastle Medical

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There are conflicting stories today on what the status is of Mathieu Debuchy's transfer to Newcastle, with some reports saying that the French International has flown into Newcastle to have his medical. Mathieu Debuchy on his way for Newcastle medical? There were a number of reports yesterday that agreement had been reached between Newcastle, [.

James Tavernier – One For The Future At Newcastle

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20 year-old James Tavernier impressed on last summer's American tour, and we fully expect the Bradford-born youngster to impress again during this pre-season. James Tavernier in training James made a good start on Friday night when he looked very steady at the back for Newcastle, and there's a good likelihood he'll get another start tonight against Monaco [.

Newcastle Will Start Stronger Side Against Monaco Tonight

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Newcastle will play Monaco tonight in Landsberg am Lech, Germany,  with a 7:00 pm local time kick-off, and we expect the Newcastle manager to put out a stronger side out to play the French second division side, than the team that played against Chemnitzer FC on Friday night. Alan Pardew will play stronger eleven tonight Monaco were relegated [.

Newcastle Now A Resilient And Determined Side – Coloccini

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Papiss Cisse was sensational in his first four months on Tyneside earlier this year, when he scored 13 goals in just 14 games, and some of the goals the lad scored were simply fantastic. Fabricio Coloccini Newcastle captain The Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini is hoping the Senegal striker will continue exactly where he left off last season, when the new season starts with [.

Newcastle Now A Resilient And Determined Side – Coloccini

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Papiss Cisse was sensational in his first four months on Tyneside earlier this year, when he scored 13 goals in just 14 games, and some of the goals the lad scored were simply fantastic. Fabricio Coloccini Newcastle captain The Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini is hoping the Senegal striker will continue exactly where he left off last season, when the new season starts with [.

Tim Krul Returns To Pre-Season – Schedule Is Updated

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Tim Krul will be joining the Newcastle squad in Germany for the remainder of the first of their two mini-European tours in this pre-seaosn. Tim Krul in action last season we must have just scored! The Newcastle Assistant Manager John Carver had this to say to the Newcastle Journal this morning: "All of the lads who were at Euro 2012 or played in World Cup qualifiers [.

Carroll Tells Friends He Wants To Come Home To Newcastle

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Newcastle have confirmed they made an offer for their former striker Andy Carroll last night, but it has been rejected out of hand by Liverpool however there is breaking news in the Evening Chronicle this morning that Andy has told friends he wants to return to Newcastle - to come home. Andy Carroll when at Newcastle We thought last night that Newcastle would have [.

If Carroll Comes Home – What Happens To Demba Ba?

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Newcastle are a long way from signing Andy Carroll we know that,  but some of the club's thinking has to be how well they can use Andy, with Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba having arrived on Tyneside, since Andy left 18 months ago. Demba Ba and his magic Strawberry Syrup We see in some reports this morning, there is speculation that if Newcastle can get Andy back, they will let Demba [.

Newcastle Make Official Offer For Andy Carroll

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The big news tonight being reported by Sky Sports News is that Newcastle have made a move to get Andy Carroll back on Tyneside on a season long loan deal, with a view to a permanent moved back to Newcastle, but it would need to be at a vastly decreased price, from the £35M Newcastle received from Liverpool just 18 months ago.

Do You Want Andy Carroll Back At Newcastle – Poll

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Obviously the news that Newcastle are trying to bring Andy Carroll back to his hometown club may be stirring up some anger among those Newcastle fans who thought he should never have left in the first place. So in order to gauge how the Newcatsle supporters feel about Newcastle's reported move, do you approve of Newcastle trying to get [.

Dutch International Keen To Join Newcastle

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Newcastle target Vurnon Anita of Ajax wants to meet with Ajax Director of Football Marc Overmars, the former Ajax and Arsenal star winger, to sort out his future. Vurnon Anita keen to jouin Newcastle or so it seems There's little doubt that since the 23 year-old heard about Newcastle's interest, and had a £5M offer turned down a few weeks ago, [.

This Is The Secret To Alan Pardew’s Success At Newcastle

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Alan Pardew has come out in the Sunday Sun today with some plain talking, and it again seems an attempt to educate the Newcastle fans on how the club plans to become a power-house once  again in the English Premier League. Alan Pardew thumbs up and positive But as we all know, it will not be by throwing money around on big [.

Have Newcastle Signed Mathieu Debuchy?

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We don't  know if this is fake,  and we are taking a little bit of a chance, but on what we think is Mathieu Debuchy's official Twitter account, he is confirming he has signed for Newcastle United. Mathieu Debuchy - tweet that he's singed for Newcastle This is what he said on his Twitter account: "I can confirm ?

Have Newcastle Signed Mathieu Debuchy?

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We don't  know if this is fake,  and we are taking a little bit of a chance, but on what we think is Mathieu Debuchy's official Twitter account, he is confirming he has signed for Newcastle United. Mathieu Debuchy - tweet that he's singed for Newcastle This is what he said on his Twitter account: "I can confirm ?

Coloccini – Pardew Instills Trust And Confidence In His Players

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Fabricio Coloccini seems to be a big fan of Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, and he credits the Londoner  with instilling massive confidence into the squad last summer, as the lads prepared for what turned out to be a stellar season for Newcastle United, when the team  was so good they can come back into the big time in the Premier League.

Newcastle Linked With Anderlecht Defender

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There has been news over the last few days that Newcastle may be interested in Cheikou Kouyate, who plays for Anderlecht in the Belgium League, and he is a 6'4″ center-back born in Senegal. Cheikou Kouyate 22 year-old 6'4″ Anderlecht center-back Cheikou is only 22 years old and he was born in Dakur, Senegal, [.

Newcastle Are One Of Biggest Clubs – Will Challenge For Honors

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The experienced Newcastle United skipper Fabricio Coloccini has told The Sun in an interview today, that he expects Newcastle to carry on from their exploits of last season and be challenging near the top of the league, and also challenge the other big clubs in England for honors in the coming season.

Big Money For Newcastle United In The Future

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We reported in mid-June how the Premier League had cut a  deal for just over £3B with Sky Sports and BT,  for the domestic rights of  televising Premier League games live, for three years starting in 2013, and how that was a cool 70% increase over the previous three year deal. Mike Ashley it's [.

Pardew – We Have The Money For Three Big Players

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Alan Pardew has said that Newcastle have money this summer to bring in three top players, and if they lose any one of their marquee players, the club feels confident they can bring in an equivalent player. Mike Ashley has given manager at least £20M to spend this summer Certainly Newcastle are a much richer club then they were only last summer, and [.

Newcastle Agree Fee For Debuchy – Deal Close

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Let's hope this news in the Daily Mail today is true, and that a £7M fee offered by Newcastle, has now been accepted by his French club Lille. Mathieu Debuchy in action against England last month If that's the case, then it should be a fairly easy job to agree terms with the French international, with his wages at Newcastle maybe [.

Alan Pardew – Creating That Magical Team Spirit Again

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The purpose of pre-season is to get the Newcastle both physically and mentally fit, and also match-fit for the important games coming up in August when our lads play three very important games in the first eight days of the season. Alan Pardew creating that magical team spirit again And one of those games is the first leg of a two leg qualifying tie against opposition we [.

Alan Pardew – Creating That Magical Team Spirit Again

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The purpose of pre-season is to get the Newcastle both physically and mentally fit, and also match-fit for the important games coming up in August when our lads play three very important games in the first eight days of the season. Alan Pardew creating that magical team spirit again And one of those games is the first leg of a two leg qualifying tie against opposition we [.

Demba Ba – I Enjoy Putting On A Black And White Shirt

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Demba Ba has been interviewed in Germany by the Evening Chronicle and he even seems annoyed about all the stories that have been written about him this season wanting to leave Newcastle. Demba Ba - it's all crap in the papers And this interview will be very positive for Newcastle fans, because it looks like he's got no intentions at all of wanting [.

Newcastle Manager Happy Enough With Youngsters’ Display Last Night

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Chemnitzer FC start their season next week, and were a lot more match fit than Newcastle last night, and it's hardly surprising that it  showed during the game. Sammy Ameobi - in England U21 colors about 7′ tall these days But these games are for a purpose, and while it's always good to win that build up that winning mentality, [.

Chemnitzer 1 Newcastle 0 – Video Highlights

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Here's a video of the highlights of last night's game for the millions of Newcastle fans who couldn't get to watch the game.


Do You Like Newcastle’s New Home Strip?

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Newcastle United wore their new strip for the very first time last night, and there's a lot more white in the shirt than the previous  strip. Newcastle starting eleven in new strip before last night's game We're not sure we like it all that much, and the Virgin Money insignia looks a little cheap to us, but maybe not.

Newcastle Step Up Pace On Four Pending Transfers

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There was a whole lot of news yesterday about Newcastle United and most of it seemed to be positive, and there now has to be hope that Newcastle United will bring in at least two top players over the next week. Mathieu Debuchy - Newcastle bid £7M for French International Newcastle were linked with three potential incoming deals and one player going out, [.

Young Newcastle Side Go Down 1-0 In Chemnitz, Germany

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Newcastle showed off their new strip tonight when they went down 1-0 to Chemnizer in Germany, in the first of their six pre-season friendlies. The German third division side scored with a goal early in the game, after only 9 minutes from Anton Fink, and that turned out to be the winning goal in front of a [.

Amalfitano, Abeid, Vuckic and Sammy Ameobi All Start Tonight

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The Newcastle team to start against FC Chemnitzer in Chemnitz tonight gives a first start to 22 year-old new signing Romain Amalfitano. The game will kick off at 6:30 pm local time, which is in about 15 minutes time, at the Stadion an der Gellertstraße in Chemnitz. The midfielder is part of a very young [.

Chances Of Newcastle Signing Hoilett May Be Receding

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It seems to be a three club race for Blackburn winger Junior Hoilett, and although the news is that Borussia Monchengladbach had withdrawn from the race, news today that the Canadian is flying to Germany for talks with the German club. David "Junior" Hoilett flying to Germany for talks We don't feel too confident [.

Dutch Reports Claim Newcastle Close On Douglas Deal

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There's certainly a lot of transfer news today regarding Newcastle United with the Magpies said to be close to singing Mathieu Debuchy from Lille and selling Danny Simpson to Reading, and now there's breaking news coming out of Holland, that they are getting close to a deal for Brazilian center-back Douglas of  FC Twente.

Newcastle Said To Be After Spanish International Winger

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GOAL is reporting that Newcastle are keen to bring in Roma forward Bojan Krkic this summer, and are even ready to exchange Italian full-back Davide Santon to seal the deal. Bojan Krkic Newcastle interested in this player? The 21 year-old Spanish winger only joined Roma last summer from Barcelona, and he has already played [.

Newcastle Close To Sealing £7M Deal For Debuchy

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We have to hope Sky Sports is correct with their breaking news that Newcastle United are very close to sealing a deal for their French International target Mathieu Debuchy. Mathieu Debuchy close to Newcastle move? Sky Sports sources are  reporting that Newcastle seem close to completing the deal with French club Lille, for [.

Has Danny Simpson Been Signed By Reading?

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There is news coming through that Reading have won the race for Danny Simpson and to think we didn't even know there was a race on to sign the Newcastle right-back. Danny Simpson - signed by Reading? The Daily Star is even reporting that Reading will sign the 25 year-old Newcastle right-back on a three year [.

Newcastle Youngsters To Be Given Every Chance Next Season

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Newcastle have lots of excellent youngsters on  board already,  with the likes of Shane Ferguson, Gael Bigirimana, Haris Vuckic, Sammy Ameobi, Mehdi Abeid and James Tavernier, to mention just six of our top youngsters. Sammy Ameobi in training whoops! Newcastle still hope to make three big signings this summer, but manager Alan Pardew said yesterday it could be as long as two weeks before any [.

Alan Pardew Will Discuss France Altercation With Ben Arfa

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It's hardly surprising  that he Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will talk to Hatem Ben Arfa about what happened in the dressing room at the Euro 2012 tournament, after France were beaten 2-0 by Sweden in the final Group D game. Ben Arfa in action for France over the summer And it was hardly surprising that Ben Arfa did not appear in France's [.

Shearer – Newcastle Success Depends On How Much We Spend

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Alan Shearer seems to believe the more money Newcastle lay out in the transfer market this summer, the better Newcastle will be for it next season, but we wonder if that's necessarily true. Alan Shearer - Newcastle success depends on how much we spend The Newcastle great was speaking at Close House yesterday, where he played in [.

Coloccini – We Can Have Another Great Year Like The Last One

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Maybe Fabricio Coloccini hasn't yet got the word fully from Alan Pardew, that the plan this summer is to significantly dampen expectations for next season, as once again the Newcastle captain has come out and said the lads can have as good a season as the last one. Coloccini talks to coaches Carver and Stone [.

Arsenal Steal March On Newcastle for Frenchman

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French Ligue Two side Caen have made a statement on their web-site that their much wanted 17 year-old young striker, Mbaye Niang, is going on trial at Arsenal, with their blessing. Mbaye Niang - much sought after French 17 year-old The 17-year-old has also been linked with top clubs Tottenham and Newcastle United, and there were reports, mainly [.

Newcastle Manager – Our Center-Back Looks Fantastic

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Alan Pardew is a big admirer of Steven Taylor, Newcastle's 26 year-old center-back who played great for Newcastle last season, until he badly injured his Achilles against Chelsea at St. James' Park on December 1st. Steven Taylor training earlier this week Taylor was among the Newcastle squad that arrived in eastern Germany tonight, even [.

Newcastle Announce Six Games For Pre-Season

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Newcastle have finally announced their pre-season schedule of games, which sees them playing six games, before the season starts against Tottenham at St. James' Park on 18th August. Here is the official list of pre-season games that Newcastle have just announced. There is  definitely a game also scheduled at the International Stadium against Gateshead on Wednesday, 1st August, but  Newcastle will send a Development eleven to that game.

Newcastle’s Summer Pre-Season Has More Of A European Flavor

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It was the tour of America last year at this time that set the tone for the season, and created that tremendous team spirit that won Newcastle so many points last season in the Premier League, when our lads simply refused to give up, when things got tough. John Carver and Alan Pardew last season At this time last year, players like Yohan Cabaye, Demba  Ba and [.

Newcastle Still Cannot Financially Compete With Big Clubs

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Newcastle are still sticking to their policy of spending their money in a very thrifty way, with hopefully longer term  Newcastle becoming a richer club, and then being able to compete more with the big boys that's the hope in any case. Alan Pardew -  we cannot throw money at things The club are in much better financial shape than some of [.

Mathieu Debuchy Offered New Improved Contract To Stay At Lille

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There is news coming from the French media that Newcastle's right-back target Mathieu Debuchy could stay with Lille, and sign a new long term contract this summer. Mathieu Debuchy new long term contract offered by Lille The 26-year-old has been Newcastle top full-back target all year, and the news is that he is keen to [.

Does Carroll Loan Deal Make Sense For Newcastle?

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The new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that he will consider sending Andy Carroll out on loan next season, after the big striker disappointed last season with just 9 goals in 47 appearances for The Reds. Andy Carroll while on Tyneside The problem Liverpool have had is that at least with ken Dalglish, the team didn't play to Andy's [.

Demba Ba Wants Striker Role To Stay At Newcastle Next Season

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Since Demba Ba returned to pre-season training last Thursday morning, by all accounts he's been the consummate professional, training hard and doing everything asked of him by the coaches,  and he shows no signs of wanting to leave Newcastle. Demba Ba every sign he wants to stay at Newcastle That's the good news, and certainly we're sure Newcastle manager [.

Alan Pardew Admits To Junior Hoilett Talks

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has admitted that the club have discussed a contract with Blackburn Rover's winger Junior Hoilett, and that talks are ongoing with the Canadian winger/striker. Junior Hoilett Magpies in contract talks with 22 year-old We reported the news yesterday that Newcastle had indeed opened talks with Hoilett on a new contract and the 22 year-old has been [.

Newcastle Open Talks With Blackburn’s Junior Hoilett

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The news in the Daily Mail tonight is that Newcastle are one of the clubs that has opened talks with Blackburn Rovers winger Junior Hoilett, who is now a free agent. Junior Hoilett reports that Newcastle are in talks with Canadian The other club said to be interested in the Canadian is Queens Park [.

De Jong – I Only Want To Play For Burussia Monchengladbach

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If it wasn't clear that Newcastle have completely given up on trying to get Luuk de Jong to Tyneside, it should be clear now that he has said he only wants to play for Burussia Monchengladbach. Luuk de Jong wants to play in Germany Luuk de Jong was at the top of the striker list for Newcastle this summer, but not [.

Newcastle To Get Andy Carroll For £10M?

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There are a number of reports out today that Kevin Nolan is trying to get his big pal, Andy Carroll, to join West Ham on a season-long loan deal at the newly promoted London club, and that might just happen. Andy Carroll after signing for Liverpool in February of 2011 Kevin and Andy formed a tight friendship at Newcastle , and of course West Ham [.

Newcastle Working Hard On Transfers Behind The Scenes

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Newcastle have not had too much success so far this season in the transfer market, other than bringing in two top youngsters in 22 year-old Romain Amalfitano from Reims, and 18 year-old Gael Bigirimana from Coventry both midfielders. John Carver mmmm Newcastle have been tracking Luuk de Jong, Mathieu Debuchy, Douglas and Vurnon Anita, and they have [.

Newcastle Working Hard On Transfers Behind The Scenes

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Newcastle have not had too much success so far this season in the transfer market, other than bringing in two top youngsters in 22 year-old Romain Amalfitano from Reims, and 18 year-old Gael Bigirimana from Coventry both midfielders. John Carver mmmm Newcastle have been tracking Luuk de Jong, Mathieu Debuchy, Douglas and Vurnon Anita, and they have [.

Newcastle To Play Fenerbahce On July 21st?

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One of our readers Jonny Ward, pointed us yesterday to the ESPN schedule of games they will be televising in July, and would you believe it, they have scheduled Newcastle vs Fenerbahce on July 21st a week on Saturday. If you look at the ESPN schedule for July 21st, you will see the Newcastle vs Fenerbahce game and it kicks off at 18:00 UK time.

Newcastle To Play Fenerbahce On July 21st?

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One of our readers Jonny Ward, pointed us yesterday to the ESPN schedule of games they will be televising in July, and would you believe it, they have scheduled Newcastle vs Fenerbahce on July 21st a week on Saturday. If you look at the ESPN schedule for July 21st, you will see the Newcastle vs Fenerbahce game and it kicks off at 18:00 UK time.

No Contact With Newcastle By Supposed Kuwaiti Buyers

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The Evening Chronicle immediately put a report out last night related to the Kuwait Times report, that Chairman Jamal Al-Kazemi of  Kuwait's Arabi Club is seriously considering buying Newcastle United. Mike Ashley Newcastle owner The report played down the truth of the report, and basically said nobody had contacted Newcastle about this.

Newcastle Must Hit The Ground Running At Start Of Season

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Newcastle had a great start to the league last season, when we went 11 games unbeaten, and that tied a record at the club, and we had seven wins and four draws and 25 points, before we tasted defeat for the first time at Manchester City. Ryan Taylor terrific squad player It's not surprising [...]


Barcelona Linked With Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye

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News this morning that Barcelona are being linked with a possible move for Newcastle's top French midfielder, Yohan Cabaye. Yohan Cabaye during the Euro 2012 tournament The news is in Setanta Sports but there really doesn't seem too much in the report other than perhaps maybe Barcelona would be interested in the player who [.

Kuwait Deal To Buy Newcastle United In The Works?

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There is report in the Kuwait Times that Chairman Jamal Al-Kazemi of the Kuwait's Arabi Club is seriously considering buying Newcastle United, and that's the news that's hit the news media in the last hour or so. The Kuwait Times Report report suggests that Al-Kazemi has finalized all conditions that enable him to acquire the [.

French International Left Back – Looking For English Club

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We had mentioned a week ago that French left-back Aly Cissokho was very keen to leave his club Lyon, and he even hired a lawyer firm, to help him get to another club this summer. Aly Cissokho's agent looking for a club in England for his client And it appears that Cissokho's agent Pierre Mathey [...]


Newcastle’s Top Free Agents Find New Clubs

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Two of Newcastle's free agents have fixed themselves up at new clubs, with Danish International Peter Lovenkrands joining Lee Clark at Birmingham City, and former England International Alan Smith joining MK Dons, the club he played for on loan since January. Peter Lovenkrands - in Birmingham colors Alan Smith was offered a coaching role by Alan Pardew [.

Newcastle Defender Looks As Good As Ever

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It will be great to have Steven Taylor back fit again, after recovering from his serious Achilles injury that he picked up in the final minutes of the games against Chelsea when we were 1-0 down. Steven Taylor back in training and looking good Ir was because Steven couldn't get back on defense because of his injury,  that Chelsea scored the second goal, and then they [.

Newcastle Target Now Has Price Tag Of £8M

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News today that one of Newcastle's transfer targets, Vurnon Anita of Ajax, seems to have had a price tag of £8M put on him by his Dutch club. Vurnon Anita price up to £8M Newcastle are said to have bid €5M for him, which is around £4M, so basically Ajax are asking twice that for their player, and if they will [.

FC Twente Reneged On De Jong Agreement

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Newcastle target Luuk de Jong is certainly frustrated with his club FC Twente, for seemingly being so greedy in the transfer fee they are asking for him, and it seems that German club Borussia Monchengladbach have walked away from the negotiating table. Luuk de Jong - seems Dutch club reneged on an agreement Twente slapped a £16M fee on de Jong, but they had [.

Newcastle Likely To Sign Another Goalkeeper

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With Fraser Forster having finally signed for Celtic a couple of days ago,  Newcastle are left with Tim Krul and Rob Elliot as their two goalkeepers with Jak Alnwick probably the number three goalkeeper, but the Hexham-born goalkeeper only turned 19 last month. Rob Elliot Newcastle's number two goalkeeper?

Newcastle Sticking Firmly To Their Transfer Policy

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Last year at this time Newcastle had brought in Mehdi Abeid, Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba and Sylvain Marveaux, but no such luck this year, with only Romain Amalfitano and Gael Bigirimana having arrived on Tyneside  so far. New arrival Romain Amalfitano and he thought he'd be playing football! But those two deals were very [.

Young Full Back To Cost Around £3M If Magpies Still Interested

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We're not sure if Newcastle are still interested in Crystal Palace right back Nathaniel Clyne, but the Palace Chairman Steve Parish has said today that Palace would like to get decent compensation for him, and it's thought he's looking for £3M. Nathanial Clyne will cost £3M Clyne has refused to sign a  new deal at Crystal Palace and he is now out of contract and [.

Excellent First Interview With Romain Amalfitano

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An excellent  first interview with Romain Amalfitano today on nufcTV by Rob Scanlon, and Romain doesn't yet speak English, so he replied in French and it was translated by Rob. Romain Amalfitano in training watched by John Carver It's a very good interview, so those of you have a subscription to nufcTV it's obviously worth seeing it, and for those of you [.

Gael Bigirimana Ponders Which Country To Play For

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There's news in the AllAfrica web-site   that Gael Bigirimana, who signed a five-year contract at Newcastle United last Friday, may want to play for the Rwanda National team. Gael Bigirimana - after signing for Newcastle last Friday Bigirimana has no caps at any level for any country at the moment,  and the Burundi-born player told The New Times [.

Newcastle Interested In Top French Center-Back?

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We reported last Wednesday that Paris-Saint Germain's top class defender Mamadou Sakho was available, after his French club said they would let him leave in the summer. Mamadou Sakho top young PSG defender Sakho lost his place in the first team towards the end of last season, and he is looking for first team football, and [.

Newcastle Could Lose Top Midfielder – But Only For Silly Money

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We must say it's a little boring and even a bit annoying when we keep reading of some of our top players being targets of other top clubs, and today it's Tottenham and new manager Andre Villas-Boas (AVB), who are linked with Ivory Coast International Cheick Tiote. Cheick Tiote - will only leave for silly money Just [.

Newcastle Squad Get To Know Season Targets This Week

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Mike Williamson has talked to the Newcastle Journal today, and says the two days the lads did at the Benton Training Grounds last week were reasonably gentle. Mike Williamson season targets this week But of course with Newcastle ready to jet out towards the end of this week,  for their first pre-season game against Chemnitzer FC at the Stadion an der Gellertstraße in Chermnitzer, [.

Newcastle Defender Vows To Keep First Team Place

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We have to say one of our favorite players at Newcastle is Mike Williamson, and it's not just because he's one of the best buys made by Newcastle over the last three years or so, when Newcastle paid peanuts for him (we use the word from Joey Barton's vocabulary) £1M to be exact [...]


Newcastle Striker Having Medical Today

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Lee Clark's Birmingham City are close to completing a deal for former Newcastle United striker Peter Lovenkrands. Peter Lovenkrands while at Newcastle Peter joined Newcastle as a free agent from Schalke  04 in January of 2009, when Joe Kinnear was the manager, and he did well at Newcastle,  and in 84 appearances he scored a good 29 goals.

Didier Deschamps New France Manager – Bad News For Ben Arfa

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Didier Deschamps was last night named the new France manager, replacing Laurent Blanc, who resigned following the Euro 2012 tournament, after France had been beaten 2-0 in the quarter-finals by eventual winners Spain. Didier Deschamps - the new France manager We had reported last Wednesday that Deschamps was the hot favorite that the French Football Federation [.

Pardew Doing His Very Best To Keep Demba Ba

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The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has let the fans know that he's doing everything he can to keep Demba Ba at Newcastle. Demba Ba in action last season We have to think that Alan has already had a quiet talk with the 27 year-old Senegal International, to see whether he's thinking about leaving the [.

Newcastle United News – Weekly Review

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Here is a compilation of the main news that has happened this week in the life of Newcastle United. We sold Leon Best and Fraser Forster for a combined £5M, and brought top youngster Gael Bigirimana to the club for around  £1M from Coventry City, and James Tavernier  signed a new three year deal at Newcastle.

Newcastle To Ramp Up Efforts This Week For Debuchy

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Last Sunday at this time we were hoping by now that Newcastle could have brought one of their top three targets Mathieu Debuchy, Luuk de Jong and Douglas to Tyneside, but the only real successes last week was selling Leon Best and Fraser Forster, to Blackburn and Celtic respectively for a total of £5M, bringing in top 18 year old Gael Bigirimana from [.

Newcastle United News – Weekly Review

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Here is a compilation of the main news that has happened this week in the life of Newcastle United. We sold Leon Best and Fraser Forster for a combined £5M, and brought top youngster Gael Bigirimana to the club for around  £1M from Coventry City, and James Tavernier  signed a new three year deal at Newcastle.

Newcastle United News – Weekly Review

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Here is a compilation of the main news that has happened this week in the life of Newcastle United. We sold Leon Best and Fraser Forster for a combined £5M, and brought top youngster Gael Bigirimana to the club for around  £1M from Coventry City, and James Tavernier  signed a new three year deal at Newcastle.

Debuchy Urged To Join Newcastle – One Of England’s Top Clubs

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Robert Pires, the former Arsenal great, has done Newcastle a favor today, by speaking to the French media about Lille full-back Mathieu Debuchy, and he advises the 26 year-old to join Newcastle, which he says are on of England's  top clubs. Mathieu Debuchy urged to join top club Newcastle Debuchy has been a Newcastle [.

More Reports That Arsenal Want Hatem Ben Arfa

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There are reports  suggesting today that Newcastle winger Hatem Ben Arfa could be on his way to Arsenal this summer, if Theo Walcott decides to leave the London club. Ben Arfa in action for France recently It is thought that Theo may become disenchanted if Arsenal cannot keep hold of their top Dutch striker, Robin [.

Board Must Keep Best Players On Tyneside – Yohan Cabaye

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Demba Ba, the Senegal striker had a very good season for Newcastle after signing on as a free agent last June, and he scored a good 16 goals for Newcastle in the first part of the season, that helped Newcastle finish in 5th position in the Premier League, and qualify for the Europa League. Yohan Cabaye with French [.

More Good News – Cisse Not In Senegal Olympic Squad

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The good news today is that Senegal have left both Newcastle strikers, Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba, out of  their Olympic squad. Papiss Cisse not in Senegal Olympic squad That's good news for Alan Pardew,  because there had been reports that Papiss Cisse would be included in the squad. But only a few days ago, it [.

Good News For Newcastle At CAN

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The African Cup of Nations, officially CAN (which is French for Coupe d'Afrique des Nations), will take place in South Africa starting in January, and that will be the 4th tournament in just over five years. The African Cup of Nations The CAN Â has taken place in 2008, 2010 and 2012, and will also take [.

Pardew – Bigirimana Will Threaten First Teamers At Newcastle

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Gael Bigirimana signed on at Newcastle for five years yesterday, and Alan Pardew has talked about the 18 year-old who Newcastle tracked all last season, and we beat some big clubs to bring the youngster to Newcastle. Gael Bigirimana at the Benton training grounds yesterday But Newcastle are showing they have one of the best scouting networks in the [.

Alan Pardew – We’re Close On Pre-Season Schedule

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It's really surprising that Newcastle's first game of the pre-season is scheduled provisionally for next Friday night, but nothing yet has yet been announced by Newcastle, other than the two games in the Algarve tournament in Portugal and the games at Gateshead and Cardiff City. Cardiff City's new red crest Newcastle have been in a bit [.

De Jong – I Fell Off My Chair When I Heard The £16M Fee

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News that Luuk de Jong has criticized FC Twente for the transfer fee that has been placed on his head by Chairman Joop Munsterman, which is £16M a really daft transfer fee for a 21 year-old, who has played only 7 times for Holland. Joop Munsterman FC Twente Chairman Both Newcastle United and [..

De Jong – I Fell Off My Chair When I Heard The £16M Fee

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News that Luuk de Jong has criticized FC Twente for the transfer fee that has been placed on his head by Chairman Joop Munsterman, which is £16M a really daft transfer fee for a 21 year-old, who has played only 7 times for Holland. Joop Munsterman FC Twente Chairman Both Newcastle United and [..

This Is Why Newcastle Cannot Sell Cheick Tiote This Summer

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News today that Arsenal have joined Manchester United and Chelsea in an attempt to sign Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote, and that's according to talkSPORT but we have no idea how true this report is. Cheick Tiote in action at Swansea last season One thing is clear, and that is that Cheick, who turned [.

Newcastle Waiting To Hear From Lille On Latest Debuchy Bid

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Newcastle brought in 18 year-old Gael Bigirimana from Coventry yesterday for a fee believed to rise to £1M, and it looks a good signing by Newcastle, for a top young holding midfielder who used to play center-back,  and maybe the next player through the door will be French right-back Mathieu Debuchy?

It’s Official – FC Twente Want Silly Money For De Jong – £16M

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ESPN is reporting today that FC Twente have told Newcastle United they will need to pay £16M for their 21 year-old striker Luuk de Jong. Luuk de Jong will cost £15M Newcastle had lodged a bid, thought to be £11M earlier this week, but it may have even been £12M, and the club had not not [...]


Santon – Newcastle Refused Roma’s Approach – That’s OK

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Davide Santon has been interviewed on the web-site Calciomercato.com and he was asked such questions as  does he see himself returning to the Italian National side,  and would he be interested in joining Roma, who are looking for a new full-back. Davide Santon training at Newcastle The 21 year-old 6'2″ full-back nailed down a starting position at left [.

Bigirimana – I Love The Way Newcastle Play – It’s A Blessing

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Gael Bigirimana's signing is the good news for today for Newcastle United fans, and now all we need is another seven or eight good days (or maybe more),  when the club can bring in some top senior players to the club, and a few more top Development players. Gael Bigirimana - during his interview this afternoon Bigirimana [.

Newcastle Offer Still Not Enough For French International

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French club Lille have said again that they will not sell their top right back Mathieu Debuchy until two conditions are met, and it seems neither of those conditions have yet been met. Mathieu Debuchy would fit right in at Newcastle Mathieu will be returning from his holidays at the end of the week, [.

Gael Bigirimana Joins Newcastle – It’s Official

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Newcastle United have confirmed the signing of 18-year-old midfielder Gael Bigirimana from Coventry City. Gael Bigirimana has signed on from Coventry City There had been news last night and early this morning that the 18 year-old was in Newcastle having his medical and the Newcastle web-site has just posted the great news.

Leon Best – I Loved My Time At Newcastle

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has said some good things about Leon Best today, after the 25 year-old signed on at Blackburn Rovers for a fee reported to be around £3M. Leon Best scores the winner against QPR last season We thought Leon Best was a decent player for Newcastle, and he really stepped up to the plate brilliantly [.

Newcastle United Put In An Untenable Position

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Newcastle are hoping to avoid a fixture pile-up right at the start of the season, and currently they are due to play three games in the first eight days of the season, and two games in three days. Newcastle will entertain Tottenham at St. James' Park on the first day of the season, 18th August, and then they [.

Hoilett Prices Himself Out Of A Deal At Newcastle

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Newcastle have been interested in the 22 year-old for over a year now, and he became a free agent last Sunday. Junior Hoilett wage demands scare off the Magpies Blackburn's Canadian winger Junior Hoilett has refused to sign a new contract at Blackburn for a year now, and it seems that he is no longer on Newcastle's radar screen either.

Magpies Make Move For John Guidetti

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Sky Sports is reporting that Newcastle United have joined the race for Manchester City's top 20 year-old striker John Guidetti. John Guidetti - Man City's 20 year-old Swedish striker And apparently Sunderland are also interested in the young striker, along with top European clubs like Inter Milan, Lazio, Fiorentina, Sevilla and Borussia Monchengladbach (them again).

Newcastle Line Up Second Signing – Top Defender

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Alan Pardew mentioned yesterday to the local press that Newcastle were close to signing a couple of players, and we know one of them is Gael Bigirimana, the 18 year-old whiz kid from Coventry, who will be undergoing a medical today at Newcastle. Curtis Good top young center-back And the other player Newcastle are working hard to bring in is thought to [.

Newcastle Win The Race For Top Class Midfielder

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We reported the news late last night, and there is other news coming through that 18 year-old Coventry midfielder Gael Bigirimana will have a medical at Newcastle today, and sign on for Newcastle United. Gael Bigirimana - having medical at Newcastle on Friday Newcastle have been linked with this player for about three months and he has been compared with Michael Essien, [.

James Tavenier Signs New Deal At Newcastle

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Great news for Newcastle fans today that 20 year-old James Tavernier has signed his new Newcastle contract, on his first day back to pre-season training. James Tavernier signs new deal at Newcastle James tweeted the news about 15 minutes ago on his Twitter account: "1st day back training and I've just signed my new contract with Newcastle #GreatDay" There has been a little bit [.

ESPN To Televise Magpies First Two Premier League Games

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Here is a press release we have just received from ESPN, which details their initial coverage of the English Premier League, with Newcastle featuring twice in the first two weeks of the season, Â against Tottenham at home and Chelsea away. Here is the ESPN press release in full, and they have details of their games [.

Pardew – We Are Working To Bring Two Players In

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We really like the way Newcastle United go about their business in the transfer market, and stick to their guns, and will not pay over the odds for any player. Alan Pardew - back to pre-season this morning And yes, we know that can be really frustrating for fans when maybe another £1M or £2M [...]


Newcastle Manager Straight Down To Business

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It's hardly surprising that Alan Pardew is looking forward to this season more than he ever has done, after the remarkable performance of his Newcastle team last season, when we finished 5th top and qualified for the Europa League and were in with a chance of the Champions league in the last game of the season.

Red Devils Want Yohan Cabaye And Demba Ba

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We have no idea if this news has much truth to it, but today the Daily Express is reporting that Alex Ferguson is putting together a bid to go after Newcastle's Demba Ba and Yohan Cabaye. Yohan Cabaye at the Euro 2012 tournament Both players had sterling games and scored for Newcastle when we trounced Manchester United 3-0 at St.

Newcastle Goalkeeper Finally Joins Glasgow Celtic

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Expected news this morning as 24 year old Fraser Forster has joined Celtic on a permanent basis, after spending the last two seasons on loan at the Scottish Champions. Fraser Forster - finally joins Celtic Newcastle are expected to receive 2M for Fraser, and it was clear he had no future at Newcastle after Dutch International took [.

Newcastle Forced To Pay Compensation For Top Youngster

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Newcastle yesterday were ordered by FIFA to pay compensation to an Irish junior club for one of their players, who is currently part of Newcastle's Youth Academy. Jamie Smith - 18 year-old Newcastle center-back Jamie Smith is 18 and a cetner-back and has captained Ireland at the U15, U16 and U17 level, and could well [.

Russian Club Have Moved In For Douglas

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Newcastle are certainly not have too much luck with some of their targets, at least not at the moment, with news today that a Russian club have come in for their center-back target Douglas. Douglas - Russian club have matched Newcastle fee for him It's being reported by the Northern Echo that sources in Enschede [.

Magpies Wont Play Twente’s Game – Pull Out Of De Jong Chase

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Derek LLambias and Lee Charnley returned from Enschede in Holland earlier in the week, after failing to tie up deals for Luuk de Jong and Douglas. Luuk de Jong Newcastle will not play FC Twente's game Signing Douglas is still on the cards, but it seems that Newcastle have given up on Luuk de [...]


Newcastle Look To South America For New Young Talent

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While most of the news over the last week has been about Newcastle going after their transfer targets Luuk de Jong, Douglas and Mathieu Debuchy, Newcastle are still looking around the world for talent to bring to Tyneside. Graham Carr - taking a trip to South America soon? And Newcastle are fast getting a  good name for how a football club should be run, and yes, that's a [.

PSG Defender Could Become Top Newcastle Target

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Paris Saint Germain Mamadou Sakho wants to leave PSG for new opportunities elsewhere and withOPSG willing to let their talented defender leave, it could be that Newcastle will become interested. Mamadou Sakho 22 year-old PSG center-back available? Sakho is only 22 years old and has already played for France 5 times and the 6'2″  Paris-born player can play [.

Deschamps As France Manager Could Be Bad News For Ben Arfa

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We reported yesterday that The French Football Federation had opened disciplinary proceedings against four of their players Samir Nasri, Hatem Ben Arfa, Jeremy Menez and Yann Mvila for misbehaving at Euro 2012. Didier Deschamps as Marseilles manager And with Laurent Blanc giving up the France manager job after the Euro 2012 ended, it seems that [.

Newcastle Brazilian Star Just Glad To Be Back

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Some players returned early to the Benton training grounds yesterday from their summer break, so they could undergo  various fitness and strength tests,  to ascertain how strong and fit they are at the moment. James Perch points the way for all players Players returning included newly married Mike Williamson, James Perch, Rob Elliot, Dan Gosling, Danny Simpson and Mehdi Abeid.

Newcastle Transfer Deals Left In Limbo

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It seems that Newcastle have made their last offer for Luuk de Jong and one of the things Newcastle didn't know about the Dutch striker is if he really wants to come to Newcastle, but ii doesn't look like it,  with rumors circulating that he may want to stay on the continent. Douglas now terms may [.

French Target To Tell His Club He Wants To Join Newcastle

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There's no good news on Newcastle's pursuit if Luuk de Jong or Douglas this morning, and Derek LLambias and Lee Charnley left Holland yesterday with no deals signed for Newcastle. Mathieu Debuchy wants to join Newcastle that's a good start But there could be better news this week, with one of  our other top targets Matthieu Debuchy,  because there [.

Ba Tells Newcastle Fans – It’s All Rumors – Forget About It!

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We don't know whether Demba  Ba will be a Newcastle player come September or not. Demba Ba it's all rumors about me But we do know he is available for around £7M, if a club comes in before next month,  and activates the release clause in his contract, and  already this summer there has been lots of news on [.

Newcastle Target Desperate To Leave French Club

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Aly Cissokho has been desperate to leave Olympique Lyonnais for the last year, and of course Newcastle were more than interested in this French International left-back last summer, and almost signed him. Aly Cissokho desperate to leave Lyon Aly was never capped at any of the French youth levels,  and only made one full appearance for France [.

Reports Newcastle To Play In Holland Early August

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There is a report in Holland that Newcastle will play Dutch side ADO Den Haag on Saturday, 4th August at the Kyocera Stadium. Newcastle have only announced four pre-season games so far, and we would expect them to announce their full schedule of  pre-season games very shortly, and maybe before the end of this week.

Ben Arfa And Three Other French Players In The Dock

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Reports are coming through that Samir Nasri, Hatem Ben Arfa, Jeremy Menez and Yann M'Vila will be called before the French Football Federation disciplinary committee. They will face charges brought for a variety of offences committed during the tournament in Poland and Ukraine, when France lost in the quarter-final to Spain, the evenutal winners.

Ben Arfa To Be A Big Player For Newcastle Next Season

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Most of the Newcastle first team squad will report for training this Thursday morning, but players who participated in summer tournaments, will get extra time off. Hatem Ben Arfa in action at Euro 2012 And that will include both Yohan Cabaye and Ben Arfa, who were in the French squad that reached the quarter final of the Euro 2012 tournament, [.

Ben Arfa To Be A Big Player For Newcastle Next Season

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Most of the Newcastle first team squad will report for training this Thursday morning, but players who participated in summer tournaments, will get extra time off. Hatem Ben Arfa in action at Euro 2012 And that will include both Yohan Cabaye and Ben Arfa, who were in the French squad that reached the quarter final of the Euro 2012 tournament, [.

Newcastle Switch Their Attention To Other Strikers

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It could be the end of the road for Newcastle with their final bid apparently being €12M, which is around £9.6M, but still short of the €15M or £12M that FC Twente are asking for. John Guidetti - Manchester City 19 year-old Swedish striker That's according to a Sky Sports report this morning, and it could be basically accurate, although [.

Newcastle Switch Their Attention To Other Strikers

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It could be the end of the road for Newcastle with their final bid apparently being €12M, which is around £9.6M, but still short of the €15M or £12M that FC Twente are asking for. John Guidetti - Manchester City 19 year-old Swedish striker That's according to a Sky Sports report this morning, and it could be basically accurate, although [.

Newcastle Trying To Block Cisse’s Involvement At Olympics

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News today in the Newcastle Journal that Newcastle have blocked Papiss Cisse from playing in the London Olympics, after it became news that he would be one of the three Senegal players selected, who were over the age of 23. And that seems fair to us, because Papiss played in the African Cup of Nations [.

Liverpool Now Interested In Newcastle Senegal Striker

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The Daily Mirror is reporting that Liverpool may go after Newcastle's Senegal striker Demba Ba. Demba Ba Liverpool not said to be interested And in what's been a long running saga, the  Merseyside club may see some value in activating the release clause in Demba Ba's contract, which is said to be for £7M, and which runs out at the end of this [.

Newcastle Luuk De Jong Deal Now Looks Unlikely

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We've been waiting to see what the latest news is in the saga to  get Luuk de Jong to Newcastle, and it seems that Newcastle have made their final bid for the 21 year-old Dutchman. Luuk de Jong - Newcastle will not match £15M asking price The Northern Echo is reporting today that Derek LLambias [..

Newcastle Move For Douglas Complicated – But Deal Likely

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It still seems likely that Newcastle will be bringing in Douglas of FC Twente this summer, but they will have to allow the player to stay in Holland through August,  so he can meet the requirements of  playing for Holland. Douglas Newcastle agree fee of £5M,  or maybe it's £4M? We reported on this complication back in late April, so [.

Leon Best Joins Blackburn For A Fee Of Over £3M

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News tonight that Blackburn Rovers have completed the signing of Leon Best from Newcastle, for a fee that's being reported to be over £3M. Leon Best scoring against QPR last season Leon has signed a four year deal at Blackburn, and the personal terms are understood to be very good for the 25 year-old former Southampton [.

Leon Best Having Medical at Blackburn

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It looks like Leon Best has decided to accept the offer from Championship club Blackburn Rovers, after a fee was agreed between Blackburn and Newcastle. Leon Best - on his way to Blackburn Other clubs had been  interested in the 25 year-old striker, and Premier League clubs Southampton and Norwich City were also said to keen on the former Coventry City striker.

Spain Are Worthy 2012 European Champions

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It was a good Euro 2012 final last night, when Spain beat Italy 4-0, and to their credit Spain played some of their best football of the tournament, when it really mattered. Andrés Iniesta kisses the Cup I was one of those who were starting to criticize Spain for their rather boring play,  in some of their [.

Reports Newcastle To Play Fenerbahce In Pre-Season

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There are reports coming out of Turkey that Newcastle could be playing the Instanbul based Turkey club, Fenerbahce, in pre-season. Linked with the reports of the game with Fenerbahce are that another possible match will be with with Polish side Wisla Krakow – and both games would be played in Vienna, the capital of Austria.

Magpies’ Final £10M Offer For De Jong – To Look Elsewhere?

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The Evening Chronicle are reporting today that sources in Holland are saying that Newcastle have made their final offer for Dutch international striker Luuk de Jong. Luuk de Jong are Newcastle ready to walk away? Newcastle have made what amounts to a take it or leave it offer, and apparently it's an increase on [.

Magpies’ Final £10M Offer For De Jong – To Look Elsewhere?

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The Evening Chronicle are reporting today that sources in Holland are saying that Newcastle have made their final offer for Dutch international striker Luuk de Jong. Luuk de Jong are Newcastle ready to walk away? Newcastle have made what amounts to a take it or leave it offer, and apparently it's an increase on [.

Newcastle In Negotiations For Four Or Five Players

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Last week Newcastle significantly increased their activity in the transfer market and are at the moment in negotiations for four players, and maybe even five. Mathieu Debuchy Newcastle upped their bid to £6M Things are on a knife edge with Newcastle's negotiations with FC Twente for two of their top players 21 year-old striker Luuk de Jong, and Brazilian center-back [.

Racist Tweet Sent To Danny Simpson Simply A Disgrace

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Both the Evening Chronicle and Journal  are reporting that there has been a racial tweet sent to Danny Simpson, the Newcastle United right back. Danny Simpson racial tweet sent to him last night Apparently the tweet sent to Simpson last night referred to the player's  color of his skin, and telling him to break [.

McClaren Attempts To Block Douglas Move To Newcastle

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Metro are reporting this morning that FC Twente boss Steve McClaren is trying his best to keep his 24 year-old Brazilian center-back Douglas at the Dutch club. Douglas on his way to Newcastle? There was news in the Daily Express yesterday that Newcastle had agreed a fee of £5M for the player who is now a Dutch citizen, and that news had been [.

Luuk De Jong Decision Expected Within 24 Hours

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Borussia Moenchengladbach Sports Director Max Eberl has been quoted in the German Football magazine Kicker, but he only alludes to saying the Luuk de Jong  is one of the targets of the Bundesliga club. Max Erbel Borussia Moenchengladbach Sports Director Borussia finished 4th top last season and qualified for the Champions League, after finishing 3rd bottom the [.

Dutchman Lets It Be Known He’s Keen To Join Newcastle

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There is a good chance that Newcastle can get FC Twente center-back Douglas to Newcastle, and the news this morning was that a deal had been done with FC Twente for £5M for the Brazilian player. Vurnon Anita Newcastle is a beautiful club Douglas has just one year left on his contract, and that fee [.

Luuk de Jong Agent Hints At Newcastle Move?

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There's just a little bit of confusion surrounding Luuk de Jong today, although the Sunday Sun says that Newcastle are going back in to try to tie up the 21 year-old striker, within the next 24 hours. Luuk de Jong coming to Newcastle? The deal was said to be done by Borussia Monchengladbach last night, [.

Newcastle United News – Weekly Review

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This is an idea from one of our London readers, James Sherrington, who suggested earlier in the week that we have a day by day account of the major news stories on Newcastle United over the last week. If it works out we'll keep doing this each Sunday. Douglas agreement reached with FC Twente [...]


Borussia Monchengladbach Claim Victory In De Jong Chase

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The Sunday Sun is reporting this morning that Borussia Monchengladbach were last night claiming victory in the battle to sign 21 year-old Dutch striker Luuk de Jong. Monchengladbach claiming their £9M bid has been accepted for de Jong The Newcastle pair of Derek LLambias and Lee Charnley are in Enschede right now, and there was news earlier this morning [.

Borussia Monchengladbach Claim Victory In De Jong Chase

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The Sunday Sun is reporting this morning that Borussia Monchengladbach were last night claiming victory in the battle to sign 21 year-old Dutch striker Luuk de Jong. Monchengladbach claiming their £9M bid has been accepted for de Jong The Newcastle pair of Derek LLambias and Lee Charnley are in Enschede right now, and there was news earlier this morning [.

Blackburn Close To Sealing £3M Best Deal – Norwich Interested

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The Sunday express is reporting that Leon Best is close to moving to Championship club Blackburn Rovers, for a fee close to £3M. Leon Best scoring against Aston Villa last season That would be a good deal for Newcastle for their good 25 year-old striker, but Leon could also play in the Premier League and it seems [.

Breaking News – Newcastle Have Agreed £5M Fee For Douglas

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Good news today that Derek LLambias and Lee Charnley are making a little headway with their negotiations for FC Twente striker Luuk de Jong and their Brazilian defender Douglas. Douglas Newcastle have agreed £5M fee from this Brazilian The Daily Express is reporting that Newcastle have agreed a £5M fee for the 6'4″ center-back, who was [.