Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2012

Newcastle Draw Manchester United Away In Capital One Cup

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Newcastle have been handed the very toughest of draws in the Capital One (League) Cup tonight, as they have to travel to Old Trafford to play Manchester United. The full draw is as follows: Manchester United v Newcastle Manchester City v Aston Villa MK Dons v Sunderland West Brom v Liverpool Crawley v Swansea QPR [.

Newcastle Scrape Through 1-0 Against Atromitos

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Newcastle made very hard work in beating Atromitos 1-0 tonight at St. James' Park, and the all important goal was rifled in by Haris Vuckic after 21 minutes that eventually put Newcastle through to the group round  the Europa League, with the draw being made tomorrow in Monaco. Newcastle started the game brightly, and were on top for most of the first half and had Vuckic to thank for [.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Atromitos?

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Let us know who you think Newcastle best player was tonight against Atromitos, in Newcastle's narrow 1-0 win at St. James' Park.


Andy Carroll To Go Out On Season Long Loan For £6M

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It seems that a loan deal has been agreed between West Ham and Liverpool for Andy Carroll, and the Geordie striker is in London taking a medical,  before he signs up for the season long loan deal in east London. Andy Carroll going on loan to West Ham It had been clear for a few weeks now that Andy has [.

Newcastle vs Atromitos – Match Preview

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Newcastle only need to draw 0-0, to go through in tonight's second leg tie against Greek Super League side Atromitos, but we hope the lads can win the game at St. James' Park, and qualify for the group stages of the Europa League. It was a tough game last Thursday night in Athens, and Newcastle did well [.

Fab Coloccini And Tim Krul Both Start Against Atromitos

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Alan Pardew has named seven changes for Newcastle United's Europa League fourth qualifying round second leg tie against Atromitos tonight. Teams: Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Ryan Taylor; James Perch, Gael Bigirimana; Gabriel Obertan, Dan Gosling, Sylvain Marveaux; Demba Ba Substitutes: Steve Harper, James Tavernier, Yohan [.

Bigirimana Looks The Part – Set To Impress Again Tonight

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One of the new arrivals who has really impressed us since coming to Newcastle in the summer, Â is 18 year-old former Coventry midfielder Gael Bigirimana, and he had an excellent game last week in Athens, although a certain Ryan Taylor was our Man of the Match with a terrific performance and a great goal.

Vuckic Could Get Chance Tonight – What’s Happened To Abeid?

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Haris Vuckic is one of Newcastle's top youngsters but he was  carrying a knock last week and did not travel for the first leg tie against Atromitos in Athens, Greece. Haris Vuckic in action against ADO Den Haag in pre-season But it looks like the Slovenian International i now fit and ready to go and we expect him to be in [.

Newcastle To Play In Lime Green Tonight Against Atromitos

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Newcastle United's brand new third strip has gone on sale this morning, and the strip will be worn for the first time tonight in the second leg tie against Atromitos. It's quite a bright strip and that's an understatement. You would think they were being executed at dawn They mustn't like the strip It [.

Newcastle Must Be In Hat For Tomorrow’s Europa League Draw

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Ryan Taylor joined his manager Alan Pardew at the press conference for our important game tonight against Atromitos at St. James' Park (8:00 pm KO), and it comes just over 24 hours before the transfer window finally closes, but the odds are that no player will leave and none will come in before 11:00 pm [.

Newcastle Can Lose Top Players – Nobody Coming In

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Alan Pardew held his news conference yesterday afternoon for tonight's second leg qualifying tie with Greek side Atromitos, but he was peppered with questions on the transfer front, and the Newcastle manager did his best to answer the questions. Yohan Cabaye clubs interested in French International Asked if he was worried about still losing [.

Rodgers Admits Liverpool Want To Offload Andy Carroll

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It seems that Liverpool do indeed want to unload Andy Carroll before the summer transfer window runs out on Friday night, and news last night that the Geordie striker has again been offered to both West Ham United and Newcastle United. Andy Carroll surplus to requirements at Liverpool With the very disappointing news that Real Madrid have quickly agreed a fee of [.

€7M Fee Agreed With Lille For Debuchy

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As we had reported on Tuesday night Real Madrid have moved for Mathieu Debuchy and it seems that a fee has been quickly agreed with his club Lille, and that fee is reported in Italy last night to be €7M. Sky Sport 24 in Italy is claiming the fee is just €7M, and that after [...]


Disappointing If Newcastle Transfer Business Is Over

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From what Alan Pardew has said today, it doesn't look like there will be any new signings before the transfer window slams shut at 11:00 pm on Friday night, and that's a little disappointing. Gael Bigirimana could become great player at Newcastle Newcastle kept around 15 clean sheets in the league last season, so on that [.

Dempsey Could Make It Even Tougher For Carroll At Liverpool

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Andy Carroll is an easy going youngster, and he always been strong mentally, and news today that he's  even relaxed about his future, and the 23 year-old will be quite willing to stay at Anfield and fight for his place, if Newcastle fail to agree a deal with Liverpool to bring him back home.

Whatever Happened To Newcastle Striker Xisco

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Xisco full name Francisco Jiménez Tejada was signed from Deportivo late in the 2008 summer transfer window on a five year deal, which will run out next June,  and Newcastle paid £5.7M for the Spanish U21 striker to his Spanish club. Xisco in September 2008 when he signed Demba Ba now has the number 19 shirt [.

Newcastle Injury Update – Nothing Serious

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Injured Cheick Tiote could be back for Newcastle's important home game against Aston Villa on Sunday, and that will be good news for Newcastle fans. Cheick Tiote in action against Tottenham Newcastle play tomorrow night against Greek Super League side Atromitos, and then against Aston Villa on Sunday, and two wins will see Newcastle in fine [.

Newcastle Still Negotiating To Get Andy Carroll Back

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The local papers have been reporting that Newcastle have been negotiating with Liverpool this week for the return of Andy Carroll, and with the rumors the Mersyside club will soon bring in American striker Clint Dempsey from Fulham, Andy will not see much playing time at Anfield this season. Andy Carroll back to Newcastle [.

Newcastle To Miss Out On Top Three Transfer Targets

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The news in the Newcastle Journal this morning is that Newcastle will only try to bring in another striker before 11:00pm Friday night, when the summer transfer window closes. Luuk de Jong - preferred to play in Germany They report that Newcastle will not go back in with an improved bid for Mathieu Debuchy, and if the news is accurate that Real Madrid have launched a €10M bid for the player,  we wouldn't [.

Oh No – Real Madrid Make €10M Bid for Mathieu Debuchy

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There are reports coming out all day today in France that Real Madrid are interested in Mathieu Debuchy, and that they are ready to make a bid for the French International right back. France Football is reporting that Real Madrid have made Debuchy a definite target, and are apparently willing to pay €10M (£7.

Still Hope Magpies Can Get Cabaye’s Best Friend On Tyneside

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Yohan Cabaye has been talking this week, and you woudn't think he had any desire at all, or was even thinking about leaving Newcastle, and he'll still be hoping that his good friend at Lille, French International right-back Mathieu Debuchy, will be a Newcastle player before this Saturday. Cabaye and Debuchy training during Euro 2012 Yohan has been interviewed in the [.

Newcastle’s Contingency Plans – In Case We Lose Top Player

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There seems to be truth in the reports that Newcastle are still bracing themselves for some bids coming in this week for some of their top players. Yohan Cabaye top player in action against Spurs We are hoping that the valuation that Mike Ashley puts on players like Yohan Cabaye, Cheick Tiote and [.

Agent Says Douglas To Stay At FC Twente

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News today that FC Twente defender Douglas will be staying at the Dutch club, and he will not be leaving, at least according to one of his agents, Rodrigo da Silveira. The Brazilian has confused almost everybody this summer with his pronouncements of what he wants to do, one moment saying he wants to stay [.

Alan Pardew Thanks Brilliant Newcastle Fans

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It's a big game this Thursday night in the Europa League against Greek side Atromitos, and also on Sunday afternoon at St. James' Park against Aston Villa, and with so many top teams dropping points in their first two league games, a Newcastle win would see us with 6 points from our three games, and well positioned [.

Alan Pardew Thanks Brilliant Newcastle Fans

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It's a big game this Thursday night in the Europa League against Greek side Atromitos, and also on Sunday afternoon at St. James' Park against Aston Villa, and with so many top teams dropping points in their first two league games, a Newcastle win would see us with 6 points from our three games, and well positioned [.

Transfer Update On FC Twente Center-Back Douglas

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If the news is to be believed, then Douglas of FC Twente has to tell his club today whether he wants to stay in Holland and see out the final year of his contract, or be sold by the club before this coming Friday at 11:00pm. Douglas interested in Newcastle move That was some [...]


Former Newcastle Chief Freddie Fletcher Dies Of Cancer

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News is coming through that former Newcastle United Chief Executive Freddie Fletcher died last night in his home in Darrass Hall. Freddie died of a rare form of cancer, mesothelioma, which is associated with exposure to asbestos during the earlier part of your life. The 71-year-old was in charge of Newcastle, during the years when [.

Newcastle After Continental Striker – Here’s Some Available

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Alan Pardew gave two different statements on Sunday regarding big Andy Carroll, one was that Newcastle were looking for a younger alternative, and the other was that Alan personally would love to have big Andy back on Tyneside. Loic Remy in last year of his contract at Marseilles There will be lots of news about Newcastle in the transfer market this week, [.

Newcastle Linked With French Center-Back

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The Daily Mail is reporting that Newcastle scouts were at the Montpellier game on Sunday checking on one of their long term targets - Montpelier captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa - Newcastle still interested Montpellier lost that game 1-0 at home to Marseilles, and it remains to be seen if Newcastle will try to sign the defender, [.

Newcastle To Increase Bid To £17M For Andy Carroll

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The People reported yesterday that Newcastle will go in with one last final offer to bring Geordie striker Andy Carroll back to Newcastle this week. Andy Carroll may not get his wish to return to Newcastle Carroll cost Liverpool a massive £35M in January of 2011,  and he has never quite settled on Merseyside, [.

Newcastle Reported Interested In Yann M’Vila

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There's a report in the French Daily L'Equipe this morning that both Newcastle United and Everton are interested in the Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila, who failed to agree terms with Tottenham Hotspur last week. Yann M'Vila - Newcastle are said to be interested Yann M'Vila was supposed to be the player to replace Luka Modric, who went [.

Arsenal Readying Bid For Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye

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There was news in the Sunday Express yesterday that Arsenal are putting together a bid to take Newcastle's French International midfielder Yohan Cabaye to Arsenal, and it could have been that the Arsenal manager was being coy when he said after yesterday's 0-0 draw with Stoke that the club were not interested in Cheick Tiote, [.

Pardew – We Showed Chelsea Too Much Respect

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Newcastle lost the game on Saturday in the first half, when they conceded two goals, and that was always going to be difficult for the lads in the second half to come back, but they at least gave it their best shot, and had Chelsea on the back foot for a lot of that second half. Vurnon Anita trips Torres - penalty Chelsea 1-0 ahead But the performance in [.

Newcastle Nervous About Losing Players This Week

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Steven Taylor had a decent game at center-back alongside Fab Coloccini on Saturday at Stamford Bridge in the 2-0 defeat, and it will be important that Steven reproduces last season's form if Newcastle are again to do well in the Premier League this season. Steven Taylor - showing off new strip earlier this summer Newcastle players have been linked [.

Douglas Rejects Fulham – Has Passport – To Move To Magpies?

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The transfer window runs out at 11:00 pm this Friday night, Â and we'll soon know if Newcastle are going to add to their ranks this summer, with news today out of Holland that Newcastle target Douglas has been given until tomorrow by his club FC Twente to decide if he wants to leave the Dutch [...]


Newcastle Win Next Two Games And We’re In Good Shape

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With Liverpool drawing 2-2 with Champions Manchester City yesterday,  all the top sides other then Chelsea have dropped points in their opening games of the season, and Chelsea are top having won their first three league games. Alan Pardew at Stamford Bridge on Saturday Arsenal have picked up only two draws, and didn't score and didn't concede in their first two games, but [.

Arsene Wenger – Tiote Not On His Way To Arsenal

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There have been a number of reports that Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal manager is interested in buying Cheick Tiote, Newcastle's top defensive midfielder. Cheick Tiote in action last week against Tottenham Arsene spoke after Arsenal's second 0-0 draw in a row this season, this time at Stoke, and he was asked if Tiote would be a [.

Let’s Not Be Too Hard On Newcastle

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The result yesterday was a disappointing one when we lost 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, and the performance in that first half was not up to par, but it wasn't in the first half against Tottenham last week either. Vurnon Anita touches Torres and he goes flying It seems the difference between the two league games [.

Newcastle Supporter Begins 7 Marathons In 7 Days Next Sunday

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As we reported a few weeks ago, life-long Newcastle supporter Josh Bone will be running seven marathons in seven days in early September to raise money for charity. Josh Bone - after finishing London marathon last year Josh Bone will attempt to run 7 marathons in 7 days, in honor of his father Ron, who [.

Newcastle Player Ratings – Ban Arfa Again The Star Man

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For the second game in row Hatem Ben Arfa was Newcastle's star player with another excellent outing in Newcastle's colors, but even the Frenchman couldn't get the goal that would have put Newcastle back on track, although he worked his socks off for the side. Ben Arfa in action yesterday Tim Krul 7 Tim [.

Pardew Hopes For Carroll Return – Transfer Meeting This Week

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After manager Alan Pardew had said last night, after the 2-0 defeat at Chelsea, that he didn't think Andy Carroll would be returning to Newcastle, the Sunday Sun is reporting today that Alan Pardew still hopes Newcastle can bring big Andy home this week. Andy Carroll - Alan wants him back on Tyneside Alan was [.

Newcastle To Make One Final Bid For Mathieu Debuchy

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News in the Sunday Mirror today that Newcastle will launch a third and final bid to bring Mathieu Debuchy to Tyneside in the coming week. Mathieu Debuchy - one final Newcastle bid this week The news is that Newcastle will table a £6M bid to Lille this week, which we think is about £1M higher [...]


Pardew – Torres Made A Complete Meal Of Anita’s Challenge

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We thought  it was a bit silly when Torres propelled himself forward when Anita barely toughed his knee with a challenge just inside the penalty box after 21 minutes in yesterday's game at Stamford Bridge do they practice this stuff in training but it got Chelsea a soft penalty and they went on from that to win the game 2-0, with a good goal from [.

Arsenal Make Contact With Newcastle About Yohan Cabaye

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There's only six days left in the transfer window and fasten your seat belts because there could be a number of moves still to take place, and there could be some late bids coming in for some of Newcastle's top players. Yohan Cabaye in action for Newcastle yesterday The Sunday Express is reporting today that [.

Andy Carroll Not Coming Back – Magpies After Younger Player

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says it will be very unlikely that Andy Carroll will be returning to Newcastle before the transfer window ends next Saturday. Andy Carroll not coming back to Newcastle Alan Pardew was being interviewed following the Newcastle 2-0 defeat at Chelsea yesterday, and he had this to say about Andy Carroll, when [.

Chelsea 2 Newcastle 0 – Video Highlights

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Newcastle Beaten 2-0 But Press Hard In The Second Half

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It took twelve league games last season before Newcastle tasted defeat in the Premier League but they were second best today in London as Chelsea won the game 2-0 with two first half goals. Chelsea were the better side in the first half but they had luck too, as Fernando Torres managed to get a penalty when Vurnon  Anita barely [.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player At Chelsea?

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Let us know who you think was Newcastle's best player today at Stamford Bridge in the 2-0 defeat against Chelsea.


Coloccini And Vurnon Anita Start At Chelsea

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Fabricio Coloccini has recovered form injury and makes his first appearance of the season for Newcastle United at Chelsea this afternoon. Coloccini comes in to partner Steven Taylor at the back as expected, but Cheick Tiote has an injured knee and Vurnon Anita comes in for his first start in the Premier League.

Pardew Surprised Ben Arfa Took The Penalty Last Week

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Alan Pardew has admitted he was very surprised when Ben Arfa took the penalty last Saturday against Tottenham as Demba Ba is now the official penalty taker for Newcastle, but we wonder if the Frenchman will take the penalties he earns for Newcastle this season? The answer to that could well be yes. Ben Arfa [.

Alan Pardew Hoping For Successful End To Good Week

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Newcastle manager has said today that he will use the full Newcastle squad this season as he takes Newcastle back into Europe and with the 1-1 draw against Atromitos on Thursday night in Greece, we must have a very good chance of qualifying for the group stages of the Europa League which will give us six European games to play before the end of the [.

No Signs Of Any New Newcastle Signings

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We see that Martin O'Neill is starting to spend the cash at Sunderland, with two new signings in Wolves' Steven Fletcher and Manchester City's Adam Johnson for what are said to be fees of £15M and £10M and they certainly didn't come as bargain buys. Mathieu Debuchy could still arrive on Tyneside?

No Signs Of Any New Newcastle Signings

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We see that Martin O'Neill is starting to spend the cash at Sunderland, with two new signings in Wolves' Steven Fletcher and Manchester City's Adam Johnson for what are said to be fees of £15M and £10M and they certainly didn't come as bargain buys. Mathieu Debuchy could still arrive on Tyneside?

Newcastle Could Be Hit Today With Injuries To Top Players

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Alan Pardew is hoping that both Fabrico Coloccini and Demba Ba will be fit for this afternoon's game at Stamford Bridge, so whether they are really doubtful, or it's some games being played again by the Newcastle manager, as he did with Ben Arfa last week, we don't know. Demba Ba - carrying a shin injury Fab Coloccini slightly injured his thigh [.

Top Newcastle Striker – We’ll Be Ready For Chelsea

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We don't know how much playing time Papiss Cisse will get this afternoon at Stamford Bridge, after he started the game in Athens, Greece on Thursday night, and we have to think that if Shola Ameobi is fit again, he could get the start this afternoon, with Papiss coming in some time during the second [.

Chelsea vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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Newcastle will have their second tough game in as many days late tomorrow afternoon, when they take on the European Champions Chelsea on their home turf at Stamford Bridge in London. And we think if Newcastle can get anything out of this game it will be a good result, although it's still not clear which players will [.

Are Newcastle Still After A Center-Back?

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Sky Sports reported yesterday that several Premier League clubs, including Newcastle United, were tracking 19 year-old Leicester City defender Liam Moore, hut of course we have no idea if that news is true. Liam Moore - talented young Leicester defender Liam was born in Loughborough, and can play at center-back or right back, so he is the kind of young versatile defender [.

Ryan Taylor Will Not Start Tomorrow – But …

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Ryan Taylor ran the show last night for the  Magpies, and he scored another terrific goal direct from a free kick just before half time, and he was also solid at left back, and the former Wigan man is certainly pushing Davide Santon for that starting left-back position, which Ryan held for the first part of last season.

Chelsea Could Find It Tough Going Against Newcastle

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When 7:30 pm rolls a round tomorrow night, Newcastle will have finished their second game in less than 48 hours, and a good result at Chelsea would be simply great, and Newcastle could have used as many as 25 players in those two games, which has put pressure on the still thin Newcastle squad early in the season.

Pardew Happy With Display – Little Time To Prepare For Chelsea

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Gael Bigirimana, James Perch, Vurnon Anita and of course Ryan Taylor were the pick of the bunch last night in Athens, Greece and now Newcastle must have a decent chance of making the group stages of the Europa league and six more guaranteed games, when we take on Atromitos next Thursday night at home, but [.

Newcastle’s Diamond In The Rough Looks To Have Big Future

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Adam Campbell finally got on in the game last night and became the youngest player ever to play for Newcastle in Europe, beating Andy Carroll's record, when the 17 year-old made his competitive debut for the Magpies last night in Athens, Greece, , and he again looked sharp and very quick in the final minutes of the game.

Newcastle Could Make 11 Changes For Chelsea Game

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We are told that Demba Ba and Cheick Tiote are injured, but that could be a ruse as to why they were not in the squad for the game last night in Athens, and if Shola Ameobi and Fabricio Coloccini are fit, as well as Demba Ba and Cheick, then  Newcastle could make 11 changes from [...]


Top Newcastle Youngster Only Too Willing To Learn The Game

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James Tavernier was caught out a few times in the game last night by Denis Epstein, and he was at fault for the goal Newcastle conceded, but the 20 year-old will learn from these types of games and become a better player for it that's what you have to do to become a better player when [...]


Impressive Bigirimana Grateful To Be Part Of Magpies’ Adventure

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Gael Bigirimana once again put in a good performance in Newcastle colors tonight, when he made his Newcastle debut in a competitive game, and again looked a very accomplished player for one still only 18 years old, and it's not an overstatement to say this lad could even be challenging for a starting position by the end of this season, if he [.

Ryan Taylor The Best In Premier League At Dead Ball Situations

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Newcastle strolled through the game tonight in Athens, Greece, but there again we didn't expect the lads to be rushing around with the temperature in the 80s, and they had to maintain their energy for the whole 90 minutes, and although there were a few careless mistakes made at the back, Alan Pardew seems well [.

Atromitos 1 Newcastle 1 – Video Highlights

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Atromitos 1 Newcastle 1 – Ryan Taylor Special Does It

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Newcastle played well within themselves tonight in Athens, Greece as they strolled to a 1-1 draw against Atromitos, but only after going 1-0 down to the Greek side after 24 minutes from a defensive mistake. Newcastle handed debuts to Gael Bigirimana, Romain Amalfitamno and Adam Campbell during this game, and Adam became the youngest player ever to play for [.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Atromitos?

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Let us know, for those who watched the game tonight, who Newcastle's best player was in Athens, Greece against Atromitos.


Steven Taylor Played In Newcastle’s Last European Game

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Steven Taylor is the only player who is still at Newcastle who played in our last European game at St. James' Park back in Match of 2007, when we beat AZ Alkmaar 4-2, and were three goals up after only 23 minutes of that game. Steve Harper was a sub on the bench with Shay [...]


Pardew Makes 9 Changes For Atromitos Game

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Alan Pardew was true to his word when he said he would not make eleven changes for the side to play against Atromitos tonight he made only nine. It's hard what to expect tonight, but the positive thing is that the youngsters have not let the side down and they were very impressive in the 4-1 [...

Pardew Receives Good Luck Message From The Special One

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has said that he received a good luck text from Jose Mourinho yesterday, and Jose has a connection to Newcastle, as his mentor Bobby Robson was born in the area,  and finally managed Newcastle to success in five great seasons on Tyneside in the best job Bobby ever had and the only job Bobby ever wanted.

Lille May Rethink Position on Debuchy – Newcastle On Red Alert

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It seems that Lille President Michel Seydoux may have to rethink his stance on whether he will allow right-back Mathieu Debuchy to leave the French club this summer, and it seems to depend on whether Lille can advance to the group stages of the Champions League. Mathieu Debuchy - desperate to join Newcastle Lille were [.

Pardew – My Squad Is Big Enough And Strong Enough To Cope

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Newcastle have reached European competition tonight for the first time in a full six seasons, and while there doesn't seem to be much money to be made in the competition, and it would be much better to qualify for the European Champions League, we are where we are, and there's some prestige on the line for Newcastle, if not big pay days [.

Temperature And Scheduling Give Newcastle Tough Test Tonight

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Atromitos FC finished 4th top of the Greek Super League last season, and will give Newcastle a stern test tonight in the Europa League,  when the Magpies take them on at the Peristeri Stadium in Athens tonight. John Carver keeps things light with Newcastle players yesterday There are a number of things that will count against [.

Alan Pardew Pleads Guilty To FA Charge

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Alan Pardew didn't have much of a choice, as to what to do about the misconduct charge the FA issued to him last Monday, after he was seen to push the referee's assistant after about an hour of the game against Tottenham last Saturday. Alan Pardew pleaded guilty This is what Alan said about the [.

Brendan Rodgers In A Bind Over Carroll And Big Bad Newcastle

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Brendan Rodgers is getting frustrated by Newcastle trying to take Andy Carroll on loan for the season, with an option to buy  him back for around £13M next summer, and Liverpool want £20M for the big Geordie striker, which would still be a cool £15M loss in a short 20 months on the center forward.

Adam Campbell Very Likely To Start In Athens

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The Newcastle squad left Newcastle Airport earlier today for Athens, and at least we now know who the players in the squad are,  and it turns out that Alan has taken 19 players along for the first leg of the Europa League playoff with Atromitos FC. Adam Campbell likely to start in Athens This is the [.

Arsenal Now In For Newcastle’s Cheick Tiote

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The news from Newcastle lately  is that the powers that be on Tyenside are more interested in keeping their top players at the club before September 1st rolls around, rather than bringing additional players in, and there seems to be some late bids about to  be lodged for some of the Magpies' top players.

Demba Ba, Ameobi, Tiote, Vuckic And Ferguson All Injured

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Some shock news today from Alan Pardew is that four of Newcastle's players have sustained injuries and they are Demba Ba, Cheick Tiote, Haris Vuckic And Shane Ferguson, so they will certainly not be playing tomorrow night in Athens, and Shola Ameobi was not on the plane to Athens this morning either, so he will also miss out.

Fulham Agree Fee For Newcastle Transfer Target

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There is news today that the agent of Newcastle's long term target, Brazilian center-back  Douglas,  is now in London and is discussing terms after it seems a fee was agreed between Fulham and FC Twente for the Brazilian center-back. Douglas Fulham have agreed fee with FC Twente for Brazilain This could be another case of Newcastle missing out [.

Fulham Agree Fee For Newcastle Transfer Target

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There is news today that the agent of Newcastle's long term target, Brazilian center-back  Douglas,  is now in London and is discussing terms after it seems a fee was agreed between Fulham and FC Twente for the Brazilian center-back. Douglas Fulham have agreed fee with FC Twente for Brazilain This could be another case of Newcastle missing out [.

Newcastle Reported Interested In French International Defender

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News today from France and Spain  that Newcastle are still interested in 24 year-old Lyon left-back Aly Cissokho, but it could be that the 24 year-old is on his way to Spanish side Valencia, and the Magpies may miss out on the French International always assuming Newcastle were interested in him in the first [.

Newcastle Reported Interested In French International Defender

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News today from France and Spain  that Newcastle are still interested in 24 year-old Lyon left-back Aly Cissokho, but it could be that the 24 year-old is on his way to Spanish side Valencia, and the Magpies may miss out on the French International always assuming Newcastle were interested in him in the first [.

Steve Harper To Get First Newcastle Start In 28 Months

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Steve Harper seems to be the Newcastle number two this season having nudged ahead of former Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Rob Elliot and Steve was on the bench on Saturday when Newcastle beat a strong Tottenham side 2-1, and will make his first senior appearance for well over two years for Newcastle in a competitive game Athens, Greece tomorrow night.

Newcastle Face Tough Test Against Full Strength Atromitos Side

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There will be no resting players by Atromitos for tomorrow's night's first leg of the 4th qualifying round of the Europa League, when the Greek side take on Newcastle United in Athens, Greece. Atromitos manager Dusan Bajevic will play his strongest side Atromitos would not move their game any earlier than Thursday night, and it's hardly a surprise [.

Newcastle’s Third Strip Revealed – Phtotos

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Newcastle's third kit for next season is in the new Premier League handbook, and it's kind of a lime green top, blue shorts and green socks with a blue horizontal stripe on the socks kind of. It's certainly a change from the usual, and not a color that Newcastle have had in the past lime green so it will be [.

Why Newcastle Don’t Need Bassong Or Huddlestone

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We saw that Norwich City manager Chris Hughton has signed former Newcastle center-back Sebastien Bassong from Spurs, and that another Tottenham player, central midfielder Tom Huddlesdtone is available for a season long loan deal. Seb Bassong while at Newcastle for one season Since Bassong left Newcastle when the club was down and out in the summer of 2009 for £8M, he has not progressed [.

Magpies Got Their Just Rewards Against Great Team

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Newcastle had one first team starter missing through injury last Saturday afternoon, and would you believe it, James Perch forced his way into the side as a replacement for Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini, and that's not bad for a player who a year ago looked like he was on the scrap heap at Newcastle.

Newcastle United Foundation Offers Exclusive Mascot Experience

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The Newcastle United Foundation is offering an excellent opportunity for boys and girls aged from 5 to 14, to be part of the game against Atromitos FC on Thursday, August 30th, and eleven lucky winners will win prizes and walk out with the team a week on Thursday evening at St. James' Park, Â in the [.

Ala Pardew – We’re Going To Use Everybody This Week

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It's another new adventure for Alan Pardew with Newcastle, as he takes the Magpies back into Europe for the first time in six seasons, and Alan is certainly looking forward to it, that's for sure. Alan Pardew got to get the section right And Newcastle could not have got off to a much better [...]


Newcastle’s Top Squad Player To Get New Contract?

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We thought James Perch fitted in extremely well on Saturday afternoon alongside Steven Taylor, and both center-backs had good games, with Steven Taylor taking more of a leadership role as the game progressed, but he was ably backed up by Perchinho. James Perch terrific squad player for Newcastle And even though Newcastle were without their star captain Fabricio Coloccini, the defense looked solid enough, [.

Newcastle Have Top Young Striker Already On Their Books

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17 year-old Adam Campbell was showing what he can do again last Saturday, when he scored a hat trick in the first 33 minutes of the U21 game against Tottenham Hotspur at Benton, and he looked really impressive, as he did for the Newcastle first team at Cardiff a week last Saturday. Adam Campbell in action [.

Newcastle Have Top Young Striker Already On Their Books

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17 year-old Adam Campbell was showing what he can do again last Saturday, when he scored a hat trick in the first 33 minutes of the U21 game against Tottenham Hotspur at Benton, and he looked really impressive, as he did for the Newcastle first team at Cardiff a week last Saturday. Adam Campbell in action [.

Anita On Debut – We Got Three Points – It Was Amazing

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New boy Vurnon Anita came on for his debut on Saturday in the 71 st minute against Spurs, replacing Yohan Cabaye, after almost making his debut just a few minutes into the game, when it looked like Cheick Tiote had injured his groin, but the Ivorian was able to carry on. Vurnon Anita came on [...]


Demba Ba Clarifies Penalty Situation At Newcastle

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Demba Ba has clarified today that he is the Newcastle penalty taker, and it was a bit of a rush of blood by Frenchman Hatem Ben Arfa that saw him take the ball, keep it from Ba, and take the penalty and everything ended up well because he put the ball home beautifully, sending Brad [...]


What Will Liverpool Do With Andy Carroll?

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News in the Daily Mirror today that Liverpool, who looked hopeless at West Brom on Saturday and were soundly beaten 3-0, are giving former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll an ultimatum, and telling him that he needs to move on,  or risk being on the bench this season. Andy Carroll will only leave Liverpool for Newcastle For all the talk of [.

Newcastle Have Yet To Bid For Brazilian Defender?

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It's hard to know what the truth is in these transfer markets, because the news a few weeks ago was that Newcastle had gone in with a bid of around £4M for Brazilian center-back Douglas, who plays for FC Twente. Douglas no firm bid received for Douglas Douglas has said different things to the press at different times this summer, and has [.

Newcastle Have £3M Net Spend So Far This Summer

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It's worked out really well that Curtis Good cost £400K (£0.4M) from Melbourne Heart and Vurnon Anita cost €8.5M from Ajax,  because that converts to £6.6M, and therefore Newcastle got them both in for a nice even £7M, and with just 11 days to go in the transfer window the good news, the very good news, is [.

What’s Your Team For Thursday Night Against Atromitos?

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Alan Pardew will have a challenging time in the next couple of weeks,  with Newcastle playing four vital games, having successfully navigated the first game at home to Tottenham in good style on Saturday, with a good 2-1 win top start the season off well. Gael Bigirimana - will play in Athens And as expected the Football [.

Manchester City Have Cheick Tiote In Their Sights

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talkSPORT are reporting today that Premier League Champions Manchester City have joined the race with European Champions Chelsea, to sign Newcastle's central midfielder Cheick Tiote, with only 11 days still to go in the transfer window. Cheick Tiote - both Chelsea and Manchester City interested?

Ben Arfa Was The Bright Spark – Another Tremendous Buy

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It was surprising that Ben Arfa even played on Saturday, since Alan Pardew had said he was injured it was a white lie which is defined as an often trivial, diplomatic or well-intentioned untruth.But a sold out full house of over 52,300 fans at St. James' Park on Saturday were treated to a sublime performance of [.

Hot-Shot Adam Campbell Could Get European Chance

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17 year-old Adam Campbell played very well in his short cameo appearance for Newcastle at Cardiff, and since then he scored a goal for the Newcastle second team in mid-week,  and then on Saturday scored a first half hat-trick in the Newcastle U21 side's 6-4 win against Tottenham, just in case Alan Pardew had forgotten about him.

Hot-Shot Adam Campbell Could Get European Chance

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17 year-old Adam Campbell played very well in his short cameo appearance for Newcastle at Cardiff, and since then he scored a goal for the Newcastle second team in mid-week,  and then on Saturday scored a first half hat-trick in the Newcastle U21 side's 6-4 win against Tottenham, just in case Alan Pardew had forgotten about him.

A Good (Great) Start For The Magpies On Saturday

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Demba Ba could't have made much of a better start to the season on Saturday, as he showed his prowess in the penalty area, with a wonderfully taken goal against Tottenham Hotspur that put Newcastle on the road to victory, which had looked unlikely in that first half. Demba Ba steering the ball home [.

Player Ratings For Saturday – Ben Arfa The Star Man

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We've been asked many times to give rating on players for the Newcastle games, those that we have watched, and here's our first shot at that. We are trying to work out how we can allow readers to vote on the performance of individual players, and that's in addition to our Man of the Match [...]


Pardew Two Game Ban Should Be Maximum Punishment?

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Referee Mike Atkinson will submit his report to the FA today, and what he says about the Alan Pardew incident, when the Newcastle manager shoved the referee's assistant Stuart Burt in the second half, will help decide the punishment Alan will receive,  but surely a two  match touchline ban is the very most he will receive  - if that.

Ba’s Scoring Secret – Pardew Worried He’ll Lose Top Players

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Demba Ba was back to his scoring ways again on Saturday, when he put Newcastle ahead in the 53rd minute with a tremendous goal, and although Spurs equalized through Defoe on 76 minutes, Ben Arfa produced some of his brilliance four minutes later, to earn a penalty which he converted, and that helped Newcastle win that first tough league game 2-1, after the Magpies had been second best to Spurs in the first [.

Pardew – There’s A Lot Wrong With The Europa League

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has come out today and criticized the Europa League structure, and the fact that Champions League clubs drop down to the Europa League as a kind of compensation,  for going out of the Champions League, which is very strange if  you think about it. Alan Pardew not much money in the Europa League Newcastle are [.

Vurnon Anita Wants To Emulate The Great Xavi – That’s Good

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One of the great things about football is that it doesn't really matter much about your size, and you don't have to be big like you do for example, in most of the American sports, and indeed the best footballer in the world at the moment is just 5'7″ tall the great Lionel Messi, and the Argentine is such a [.

Is Erik Pieters Next Through The Door At Newcatsle?

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Immediately after the game yesterday the news was going around that Erik Pieters had been seen at the game against Spurs, and there were photographs to prove that too, so we obviously have to ask the question is he is on Tyneside to be signed by Newcastle United? Erik Pieters - was sighted on Tyneside [.

Ben Arfa Injury A Ruse – Magpies To Field Strong Side In Athens

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We were shocked when Ben Arfa made the starting line up yesterday, although very happy too, but it seems it was a deliberate ploy by Newcastle manager Alan Pardew to catch Spurs off-guard, and of course Ben Arfa was ultimately the match winner for Newcastle yesterday, Â with an excellent performance out on the wing.

Ben Arfa – Newcastle Can Do Anything This Season

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Over the summer Ben Arfa seems to have got himself into a little trouble with the France manager Laurent Blanc at Euro 2012, and new manager Didier Deschamps left him out of his first squad last week against Uruguay, and after we thought that Ben Arfa would not even make the Newcastle squad yesterday because of injury, [.

Newcastle Braced For Big Bids For Their Top Stars

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The Mirror is reporting today that Alan Pardew will be bracing himself as Manchester United and Chelsea get ready to put in bids for Newcastle's top central midfield pair of Cheick Tiote and Yohan Cabaye. Cheick Tiote Chelsea still interested (go away!) Alan Pardew has often said the best part of the transfer business [.

Danny Simpson – Why Would I Want To Leave This Place?

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We've been wondering when Newcastle would be selling Danny Simpson this summer, because Alan Pardew made it clear several times this year,  that if Danny didn't sign his new contract at Newcastle he would be moved out, since it has only one year to run before he will become a free agent. Danny Simpson happy on Tyneside and Alan [.

Alan Pardew – Ben Arfa And Ba Both Great – Crowd Intense

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Newcastle were not at the races in the first half of the game at St. James' Park yesterday, and Sours hit the post and the cross-bar through Jermain Defoe and Gareth Bale, but Alan Pardew changed things around at half time and Newcastle came away with the win and two great goals from Demba Ba and Ben Arfa.

Erik Pieter Sightings At St. James’ Park

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There have been a number of fans contact the blog that Erik Pieters was at the game yesterday at St. James' Park, so we don't know if that means that Newcastle may be ready to sign him, or that he was just visiting for other reasons, as he tries to recover from injury. Erik Pieters - sighted by many fans yesterday [.

Alan Pardew Apologizes For Pushing Official

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Alan Pardew could well get a fine and also a suspension, after he was seen to push the referee's assistant when the assistant didn't flag for the ball being out of play on the touchline, and Spurs made a quick attack with Newcastle short at the back. Alan Pardew pushed official in second half It happened in the second half after about an hour, [.

Newcastle 2 Spurs 1 – Full Match Report

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Here's the game as we saw it as it happened. Shola Ameobi picked up an injury during the warm up and he was replaced on the bench by new boy Romain Amalfitano. Tottenham started the game quickly and had Newcastle under pressure in the first few minutes. And then after 3 minutes Tiote seemed [...]


Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Tottenham?

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Let us know who you think Newcastle's best player was this afternoon against Tottenham, in the Magpies terrific 2-1 win.


Newcastle 2 Tottenham 1 – Video Highlights

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Newcastle 2 Tottenham 1 Video Highlights


Newcastle 2 Spurs 1 – Ben Arfa, Demba Ba Magic Does It

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Newcastle somehow did what was necessary against Tottenham at St. James' Park this afternoon, to get their first win of the season against a very good looking Spurs side, and it was a fantastic goal from Demba Ba after 53 minutes, his first since February, and a wonderful piece of sublime skill from Ben Arfa, who was brought down in the penalty [.

Newcastle Surprise – Ben Arfa Starts – Anita On Bench

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Hatem Ben Arfa is the surprise selection for the Newcastle team today against Spurs at St. James' park, as we had been led to believe he would't be ready for the game today or on Thursday in Athens. And both Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba are fit and start up front in a 4-4 2 [...]


It’s Official – Newcastle Will Try To Narrow The Gap

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Alan Pardew has told everybody who will listen to him, that the Premier League is Newcastle's number one target in the coming season, and that comes ahead of the FA Cup, the League Cup, now called the Capital One Cup,  and the Europa League. Alan Pardew tough challenge for manager this season It's going to be a lot more [.

Campbell Could Become Youngest Ever Player In Europe

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Adam Campbell was one of the few positive things that came out of last Saturday's 4-1 defeat at Cardiff City, but it was no flash in the pan, and Adam scored for Newcastle Reserves in mid-week, and he seems to have continued his impressive form in training. Adam Campbell could be in squad for Atromitos game Newcastle will field their [.

Alan Pardew Hints At More Newcastle Signings Before September

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It was terrific to finally get Vurnon Anita on Tyneside, and he certainly looks a great acquisition and good value in the transfer market at just £6.6M, but some of us are now wondering whether Newcastle can bring in one or two more players before September 1st rolls around,  which is in two weeks time.

Alan Pardew Hints At More Newcastle Signings Before September

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It was terrific to finally get Vurnon Anita on Tyneside, and he certainly looks a great acquisition and good value in the transfer market at just £6.6M, but some of us are now wondering whether Newcastle can bring in one or two more players before September 1st rolls around,  which is in two weeks time.

Pardew – Ben Arfa Wants Really Big Year For Newcastle

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Ben Arfa should be fit to play for Newcastle in a week or two, and it seems he is going to try to prove that his fine form earlier this year was no flash in the pan, as he tries once again to nail down a starting place in the Newcastle first team in the coming season. [...]


Tim Krul On Vurnon Anita – Buy Him Instantly!

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Newcastle tried to get Dutch left back Erik Pieters to Newcastle last summer but it didn't come off, but now Newcastle have been successful in getting Dutchman Vurnon Anita to Newcastle for just £6.6M from Ajax, and Tim Krul for one is delighted there's another Dutchman in the Newcastle squad.

Great Expectations At Newcastle – But We Are Stronger Now

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Newcastle were the surprise package of the Premier League last season so that's not going to be the case in the season to get underway today, but we still hope that Newcastle can pick up from where they off in May, and if we can, then Newcastle could have another outstanding season. That's what we [.

Injury Update On Newcastle – Who’s Available And Who Isn’t

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It seems that Alan Pardew will wait almost until almost the last moment before he decides which team will be led out by Fabricio Coloccini at St. James' Park tomorrow, to face a strong first test in the first game of the season against Tottenham Hotspur. Cheick Tiote should be fit to start tomorrow afternoon Here's the [.

Newcastle vs Tottenham – Match Preview

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For the very first game of the season tomorrow at St. James' Park between Newcastle and Tottenham, both sides seem to have injury problems and it's difficult to know what the starting elevens will be. Tottenham's new manager Andre Villas-Boas will hope he fares better than he did at Chelsea a year ago, when he finally was [.

Alan Pardew On Danny Simpson Situation – We’ll Wait And See

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With only two weeks left in this summer's transfer window, we put out an article earlier today wondering what would happen with Danny Simpson, since he still hasn't signed his new contract, which has been on the table for over a year now,  and he has only one year left on his current deal at Newcastle.

Newcastle Could Still Lose Players To Champions League Teams

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Alan Pardew gave a number of interviews yesterday, including his press conference for the Tottenham game at St. James' Park late tomorrow afternoon, and one of the points he made was that he was pleased he had so far kept all his players at the club this summer that he wanted to keep and is still hoping nobody leaves [.

Newcastle Could Still Lose Players To Champions League Teams

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Alan Pardew gave a number of interviews yesterday, including his press conference for the Tottenham game at St. James' Park late tomorrow afternoon, and one of the points he made was that he was pleased he had so far kept all his players at the club this summer that he wanted to keep and is still hoping nobody leaves [.

Anita To Challenge Tiote And Cabaye For Starting Position

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With the news yesterday that Vurnon Anita was brought in to fortify the central midfield for Newcastle, there were question about who he would challenge for a first team spot, since both Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tiote are already two of Newcastle's very best players. Vurnon Anita will play in central midfield Alan had [.

Anita Rejected Sunderland – Newcastle Play Wonderful Football

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It's great that we finally got Vurnon Anita through the door yesterday with the good news being announced in the early afternoon, and after a number of interviews yesterday Vurnon has elaborated on some things, and has verified that Sunderland were also after him but he chose Newcastle because the philosophy of Newcastle is great [.

What Are Newcastle Going To Do With Danny Simpson?

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Danny Simpson has still not signed his new contract,  and Alan Pardew made it clear earlier this year, and more than once, that if Danny didn't sign in the summer, he would be sold, and would not be allowed to run down his contract through the coming season, and become a free agent next summer, when [.

Here’ s Why Newcastle Are Unlikely To Go After Adam Johnson

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Manchester City's Sunderland born winger  Adam Johnson, who grew up supporting Newcastle and was one our books when he was a youngster,  will not get many games at Manchester City in the coming season, and it's a good question as to what City will do with him before the transfer window ends on Saturday, September 1st.

Pardew Wants One More Player – Debuchy Still Possible

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Alan Pardew looked confident as usual in his press conference for the upcoming Tottenham game yesterday, and he was obviously excited by the fantastic first week ahead with a home game against  Tottenham, the Europa League game in Athens, and then Chelsea at Stamford Bridge a week come Saturday,  and Alan said he was really looking forward to it as no [.

Vurnon Anita’s Very First Interview With nufcTV

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Vurnon Anita was seen arriving by car at the Benton training headquarters and he was accompanied by his Italian agent Mino Raiola, who was talking on his cell phone in English of course and Raiola was slightly shorter than Vurnon, and looked a little bit like Mike Ashley if truth be told [...]


Introducing Newcastle’s New Signing – Vurnon Anita

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With the signing of Vurnon Anita just announced, he will wear the number 8 shirt at Newcastle,  we thought a brief bio on the lad would be helpful. Vurnon Anita has been at Ajax since 1999, when he joined the Dutch club's famous Youth Academy as a 10 year old, and he has progressed through the ranks, and Ajax is [.

It’s Official – Vurnon Anita Signs Five Year Deal at Newcastle

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It's the news we've been waiting for since yesterday, and Anita Vurnon of Ajax has passed his medical and has signed on at Newcastle on a five year long contract, and although the fee was not announced,it is widely reported to be €8.5M £6.6M. Vurnon Anita signed sealed and delivered great!

Two Managers – Anita An Exceptional Player – Newcastle A Great Club

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This is what Alan Pardew has said today about Newcastle's first major signing of the season a £6.6M deal for Dutch International defensive midfielder Vurnon Anita, who can also play in either full-back position. Vurnon Anita shows off new shirt number 8 Vurnon will wear the number 8 shirt at Newcastle and this [.

Surprise, Surprise – Papiss Cisse Shirt Selling Like Hot Cakes

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News today on the Newcastle web-site that Papiss Cisse's name (shirt) has been the most popular one with Newcastle fans,  who have been purchasing the nice looking new home shirt, since they were put on sale last week. Papiss Cisse in his new Newcastle strip That's not surprising for a couple of reasons, one is [.

Mathieu Debuchy Injured In France’s 0-0 Draw With Uruguay

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Newcastle target Mathieu Debuchy lasted only 28 minutes in France's 0-0 draw with Uruguay at the Stade Océane in Le Havre last night, before he had to come off the field after injuring his ankle, but we don't know how bad the injury is. Mathieu Debuchy sustained an ankle injury last night in Le Havre If Newcastle get Vurnon [.

One Or Two Matters Being Cleared Up In Anita Medical

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Frank de Boer, the Ajax manager has given an interview in the Evening Chronicle today and he has said that Newcastle's potential new signing Vurnon Anita is one of the hardest working players he has ever seen, and he deserves to move to a club like Newcastle who are a great club and have a good team, and are one of [.

Why Liverpool Are Facing A Dilemma With Andy Carroll

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We've been wondering lately whether Newcastle are still interested in signing Andy Carroll back from Liverpool, and news in the Evening Chronicle today suggests that Newcastle may have to pay much more than they have offered, to get the Gateshead-born striker back to Newcastle. Andy Carroll only wants to join Newcastle United The paper [.

Vurnon Anita The First Of Three New Players On Tyneside?

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There is growing concern among Newcastle fans that the club will not sign enough new players in the summer to sufficiently fortify the squad, but it seems Newcastle are very near to announcing the first singing of one of their top targets today, as Vurnon Anita arrived on Tyneside yesterday afternoon, and he will undergo [.

Newcastle Players Come Through Unscathed In Internationals

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Some good news this morning that the Newcastle players who were representing their countries last night  all seem to have come through uninjured, and Fabrico Coloccini is just fine, because he didn't even get a short run-out last night in Argentina's 3-1 win in Frankfurt against Germany. Shane Fergsuson after socring last night in [.

Great News – Vurnon Anita Having Medical At Newcastle

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I just got back from taking my daughter into Raleigh, and that ploy seems to have worked as intended (laugh),  because the reports are that Vurnon is now having his medical on Tyneside, so we should have an announcement shortly that he has signed for Newcastle United that's great news. Vurnon Anita undergoing medical [.

Newcastle Midfielder Coming Through At Newcastle – At Last

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Dan Gosling signed for Newcastle two years ago from Everton as a free agent, but he arrived still recovering for a serious ACL injury to his knee he picked up in late March of that year, and he essentially took all of the first season to recover from the injury, making just one  late substitute appearance at Sunderland a year last January.

Former Newcastle Star Confident We Can Progress In Europe

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Nikos Dabizas was a very good center-back who played for Newcastle for six seasons from 1998 through 2004, and during that time he made 130 appearances for the side, played in the Champions League and UEFA Cup under the incomparable Bobby Robson,  and scored 11 goals and he was also capped 70 times for Greece.

Is The Huge Agent Fee Holding Up Anita Deal?

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There is news coming out of Holland today that Vurnon Anita's new agent Mino Raiola could be getting a fee of £1.5M for pushing through the deal for his new client Vurnon Anita to Newcastle, and while it"s good money if you can get it, maybe Newcastle are balking at his fee, which is large [...]


Chelsea Now Preparing £10M Offer For Mathieu Debuchy

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There's a report in Caughtoffside that Chelsea are preparing a bid of £10M for Newcastle target Mathieu Debuchy, but we have no idea if this report has any truth to it, but with the news that Inter-Milan are also preparing a bid  for the French International, we wonder what Newcastle's intentions are for  the Lille right back?

Vurnon Anita Deal Seems Touch And Go

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Newcastle fans have had a tough time of it in the transfer window so far this summer, with Newcastle still having to make their first signing of one of their major transfer targets, and it must have been tough on manager Alan Pardew too. Vurnon Anita considering his options ..... But Alan is a very professional [.

Newcastle Star Looks Forward To Europe – But He May Not Play

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It seems that Yohan Cabaye is looking forward to Newcastle's European campaign, and of course the French International has played before in the Europa League for his former club Lille, but he thinks Newcastle can do very well this year in Europe. Yohan Cabaye after scoring against Ukraine at Euro 2012 The best Cabaye has done with Lille is to get [.

Sullivan Discusses Failed Carroll Deal – May Still Join Newcastle

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David Sullivan has been interviewed in the Daily Mirror today, and he has opened up about West Ham trying to get Andy Carroll to West Ham, initially on loan and then doing a permanent deal, and he has even admitted West Ham didn't have the money, and it would have been difficult financially for them so why did they still [.

Inter-Milan Considering Improved Offer For Mathieu Debuchy

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There are reports coming out of Italy today,  that Inter Milan could be preparing a new bid for for Newcastle United target, 27 year-old French International right-back, Mathieu Debuchy, and it could even match the valuation his club Lille have put on the player. Mathieu Debuchy Inter-Milan still interested?

All’s Well That Ends Well – Even In The Transfer Market

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It's not surprising that Newcastle fans are just a little frustrated with the slow progress Newcastle have made so far in the transfer window as in no players signed yet  and according to the news yesterday a few of Newcastle top players, like Papiss  Cisse, Demba Ba and Yohan Cabaye have also expressed [.

Newcastle’s Chance To Atone For Cardiff Disaster – Beat Spurs

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Local lad Steven Taylor has come out this morning and he's yet another player who has now apologized for the terrible display against Cardiff City last Saturday, and said the lads let down the faithful Newcastle fans who traveled all the way to Cardiff, and had that stuff to watch from the Magpies.

Newcastle Again Linked With International Striker

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Newcastle have again been linked with PSV's Swedish International striker Ola Toivonen, this time in talkSPORT, but it's difficult to know if Newcastle are really interested in him, or whether it's just paper talk again. Ola Toivonen are Newcastle really interested in this striker? The new news today is that Newcastle will face competition from Russian club [.

Newcastle Again Linked With International Striker

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Newcastle have again been linked with PSV's Swedish International striker Ola Toivonen, this time in talkSPORT, but it's difficult to know if Newcastle are really interested in him, or whether it's just paper talk again. Ola Toivonen are Newcastle really interested in this striker? The new news today is that Newcastle will face competition from Russian club [.

Carroll Could Still Arrive At Newcastle Late In Transfer Window

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Newcastle could very well go back in for former striker Andy Carroll on the very last day of the transfer window, much like Liverpool did back in January of last year, that eventually saw Andy leave his home town club, but only after Liverpool offered a ridiculous £35M in cash for the Gateshead born lad and Newcastle took it.

Carroll Could Still Arrive At Newcastle Late In Transfer Window

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Newcastle could very well go back in for former striker Andy Carroll on the very last day of the transfer window, much like Liverpool did back in January of last year, that eventually saw Andy leave his home town club, but only after Liverpool offered a ridiculous £35M in cash for the Gateshead born lad and Newcastle took it.

Is Debuchy Next Through The Door After Anita?

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Tim Krul is exactly one year and one day older than Newcastle  transfer target Vurnon Anita, and Tim has played with Vurnon through the  Dutch youth sides,  ever since they were both in the U-15 National side. Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul knows Vurnon Anita With the news out that Ajax and Newcastle have reached an agreement on the transfer fee for the 23 year-old Dutchman, thought to [.

Anita Hold-Up On Newcastle Deal – Still To Arrive on Tyneside

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It was thought that Vurnon Anita had traveled to Newcastle yesterday (Monday) for talks with Newcastle, pending his potential move to Tyneside, after Ajax and Newcastle had finally agreed a fee of €8.5M for the player. Vurnon Anita - still in Holland But Vurnon is still apparently in Amsterdam, and his father says that they have [.

Newcastle Fail To Get Date Change For Qualifying Tie

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It seems that Newcastle have failed to get a change to the date of their first qualifying game against Atromitos FC in Athens Greece on Thursday 23rd August, and they will have to play that game just two days before they have to visit Chelsea in the Premier League. That's really tough. This is the statement released by Newcastle this afternoon: [.

Coloccini OK For Saturday – But Still Joining Argentina Squad

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There was some really good news today that Fabricio Coloccini went off at half time on Saturday, only because he felt a tightness in his thigh and he  didn't want to risk it, but he says he will be fit for Newcastle's opener against Tottenham on Saturday. Good shot of Fabricio on Saturday in first half That's the good news but the bad news is [.

Injury Update – Ben Arfa Out – Cabaye, Ba, Cisse, Tiote Doubtful

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It's not what we wanted to hear but Newcastle now have several more players injured, which we have found out after the 4-1 mauling at Cardiff on Saturday, with Ben Arfa definitely out and injury concerns with Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse and Cheick Tiote, and Yohan Cabaye is struggling to be match-fit for Tottenham.

Top Newcastle Stars Upset At Inability To Fortify Squad

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There's a little bit of disturbing news in the Evening Chronicle today, that some of Newcastle top players, including Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse,  have asked the Newcastle hierarchy why the  first team squad has not yet been strengthened this summer. Cabaye and Debuchy with French squad in the summer Of course some of that concern could be lifted a little if Newcastle are able to [.

Anita – Fee Is €8.5M But Wage Demands Above Newcastle Ceiling

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Vurnon Anita, the Holland International, is very close to joining Newcastle United, and he has given a number of interviews, telling people that his understanding of the fee is €8.5M, which translates to about £6.6M, and that's still a great deal for Newcastle for what is a top player but he has also to agree a [.

Anita – Fee Is €8.5M But Wage Demands Above Newcastle Ceiling

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Vurnon Anita, the Holland International, is very close to joining Newcastle United, and he has given a number of interviews, telling people that his understanding of the fee is €8.5M, which translates to about £6.6M, and that's still a great deal for Newcastle for what is a top player but he has also to agree a [.

Alan Pardew Explains The Big Problem In Football Today

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Alan Pardew had been interviewed today in the Newcastle Journal and he is hopeful of the Anita deal going through, and this will come at a good time with Newcastle being heavily defeated at Cardiff City on Saturday and Cheick Tiote will not be fit for the Tottenham game on Saturday. Alan Pardew we must have been losing this game Alan Pardew was asked why it had taken so long for Newcastle to get new players through [.

Dutch International Flying Into Newcastle For Medical

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The Daily Mail is reporting that Vurnon Anita is flying into Newcastle to have a medical today,  and if all goes well we may have our very first senior signing of the summer well that didn't take too long did it? Vurnon Anita flying in for discussions and medical It seems that the deal has [..

This Is Why Newcastle Need To Sign Debuchy – Soon

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Over the weekend Mathieu Debuchy spoke out for the time in a week or so, and said he was still intent on leaving Lille, and we think that Newcastle are still keen on getting him through the door, but the Tyneside club will need to move quickly. Mathieu Debuchy Simpson fee will help pay for him [.

Adam Campbell Like A Young Michael Owen

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Adam Campbell has been interviewed on nufcTV after his super performance over just nine minutes,  at the end of the 4-1 defeat at Cardiff City yesterday afternoon, and Alan Pardew has already said that Adam's performance was the best thing about the game yesterday. Adam Campbell looked great yesterday And we remember watching a young 17 year-old Liverpool player, who [.

Anita To Talk To Pardew Before Making Final Decision

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Further news on the Vurnon Anita potential transfer deal to Newcastle has unfolded tonight, with Vurnon himself talking about the deal, and saying that his next step is to talk to Alan Pardew, the Newcastle manager, because everything has to be right. Vurnon Anita to talk to Alan Pardew next As reported earlier today Newcastle have finally agreed a fee for the player with his [.

Newcastle Finally Agree Fee For Top Target

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Really great news is coming through that Newcastle United have agreed a fee with Ajax for their Dutch midfielder Vurnon Anita. Vurnon Anita fee has been agreed with Ajax The next step is to agree terms with Vurnon, and that's not exactly a given, but it seems that Newcastle are close to getting one of their top targets [.

Why Do Newcastle Keep Collapsing Every Now And Then?

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James Perch apologized to Newcastle fans after the game yesterday at the Cardiff City Stadium, and he wanted to let the fans know that he understood what it meant to travel to support Newcastle,  and a performance like the one they gave yesterday was simply not good enough. We have to agree with James on that one.

Cardiff 4 Newcastle 1 – Video Highlights

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Here is the video from Sky Tyne and Wear of yesterday's game.


Pardew – Adam Campbell Will Be A Great Player For Us

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We had said yesterday after the heavy defeat at Cardiff city that the one piece of good news coming out of the game was the great performance of 17 year-old Adam Campbell, who looked more than quick and set up two chances for Newcastle with two great through balls, and the 17 year-old was also brought down [.

Pardew – We Rested On Our Laurels – It Was A Reality Check

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Alan Pardew reflected on the big defeat at Cardiff City yesterday after the game, when he talked to nufcTV and Alan seemed a little bit in shock as he said that he had arranged the fixture for a reality check - "and my God we go that today." Alan Pardew it was a reality [...]


Newcastle Linked With Striker – Are Magpies Still After One?

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There have been no reports at all for a couple of weeks on any Newcastle interest in Marseilles 25 year-old striker Loic Remy, who has been told he can leave his club this summer, and Tottenham apparently are no longer interested. Ola Toivonen are Newcastle interested? There's  a report in the news today that Newcastle [.

Debuchy Says He Still Wants To Leave Lille

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Newcastle target Mathieu Debuchy, the France international right-back,  has said in an interview that he still wants to leave the French club he's played for since back in 2004. Mathieu Debuchy seems determined to leave Lille When Newcastle didn't meet Lille's asking price of about €8M (£6.

Coloccini And Tiote Both Injured At Cardiff City

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It turns out that when Cheick Tiote was taken off in the second half yesterday at Cardiff City, he had suffered a calf strain, and it is now touch and go whether he will be fit for next Saturday's first game of the season, at home to Tottenham. Cheick Tiote in action at Swansea last season [...]


Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player At Cardiff?

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Let us know who you think was Newcastle's best player at the Cardiff City Stadium this afternoon in the Magpies heavy 4-1 defeat.


Newcastle Hammered 4-1 By Cardiff City

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This was hardly what anybody wanted today in South Wales as the Newcastle defensive play was exposed ruthlessly by a good Cardiff City side. Newcastle were 3-0 down after only 26 minutes as the defense was torn apart by Cardiff City. Newcastle pulled themselves together a little bit at half time and got a goal back [.

Obertan, Shola Ameobi and Marveaux All Start At Cardiff

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Gabby Obertan starts the game at Cardiff City this afternoon, after a bright substitute performance at Hartlepool United on Tuesday night in which he scored a terrific goal. Surprisingly neither of Newcastle's Senegal top strikers Papiss Cisse or Demba Ba is included, even on the bench, and Frenchmen Yohan Cabaye and Ben Arfa are also missing from the line up.

17 Year-Old Could Make First Team Debut Today

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Newcastle's England Under-17 international striker Adam Campbell could well get his first game in the Newcastle first team today at Cardiff City Stadium in South Wales, and Newcastle play their final pre-season friendly game. Adam Campbell in action Adam let everybody know yesterday via his twitter account that he was in the first team squad [.

Pardew Humbled To Lead Newcastle Back Into Europe

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Alan Pardew has always been well aware what a fantastic club Newcastle United is, and he has come out today and said he is humbled to take the club, one of the best supported football clubs in the world, back into European competition after an absence of six years. Derek LLambias attended draw in Nyon, Switzerland yesterday Glenn Roeder was the last Newcastle manager to [.

Newcastle Owner Close To Deal With Glasgow Rangers

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Newcastle's Billionaire owner Mike Ashley, seems willing to help out Rangers FC as they struggle back up the Scottish leagues to the SPL over the next few years. Mike Ashley and daughter Anna shown a few years ago at St. James' Park After the bankruptcy of Rangers (administration) which led to their liquidation as a [.

Newcastle Owner Close To Deal With Glasgow Rangers

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Newcastle's Billionaire owner Mike Ashley, seems willing to help out Rangers FC as they struggle back up the Scottish leagues to the SPL over the next few years. Mike Ashley and daughter Anna shown a few years ago at St. James' Park After the bankruptcy of Rangers (administration) which led to their liquidation as a [.

Anita Rejects Ajax Contract – Newcastle Make €8M Written Offer

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There are reports in Holland that Newcastle have indeed made a new bid for Ajax' Dutch International midfielder Vurnon Anita, thought to be around €8M, which is about £6.5M. There have been many reports over the last week that Newcastle were preparing a new bid,  but there is news in Holland today that the Ajax club have [.

Anita Rejects Ajax Contract – Newcastle Make €8M Written Offer

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There are reports in Holland that Newcastle have indeed made a new bid for Ajax' Dutch International midfielder Vurnon Anita, thought to be around €8M, which is about £6.5M. There have been many reports over the last week that Newcastle were preparing a new bid,  but there is news in Holland today that the Ajax club have [.

Tough 5 Games in 15 Days For Newcastle To Start Season

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Newcastle were drawn against Greek side Atromitos  in the fourth qualifying round of the Europa League yesterday, and Newcastle will face a very tough start to the season, with 5 games in the first 15 days. Alan Pardew tough games against Athens based side Three of the games are against tough Premier League opposition in Tottenham, Chelsea and Aston Villa, and sandwiched in between [.

Atromitos Owner – Newcastle Strong – From A Much Higher Level

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It's not surprising that Newcastle's opponents in the 4th qualifying round of the Europa League, Greek side Atromitos, are already holding their hands up and saying they have no chance against such a big name club like Newcastle United, who play on such a famous ground as  St James' Park. Giorgos Spanos Atromitos owner But that's the kind of stuff [.

Top 17 Year-Old Newcastle Youngster In Squad For Cardiff

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One of the best young players at Newcastle, 17 year-old Adam Campbell, will be part of the first team squad at Cardiff City tomorrow, and he could get some playing time, depending on how the game goes. Adam Campbell says he's in first team squad for Cardiff game tomorrow This is a great move [...]


Play Fantasy Football On The Newcastle United Blog

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We are a little late again, but here's your chance to play Fantasy Football as part of the Newcastle United Blog. Here's where you can sign up to post a team, and here are the details: ============= League: The NUFCBLOG Super League 2012/2013 League code: 78278-39466 ============= And thanks to reader   jesperfuglsang for prompting me [.

Newcastle Get Atromitos Of Greece In Europa League Play-Off

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Newcastle were drawn against Greek club Atromitos this afternoon at the UEFA Headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, for a two legged tie to qualify for the Europa League group stage, and the two games will be played on Thursday nights, on August 23rd and August 30th. Atromitos Football Club was founded in May, 1923, and is based in Peristeri in Athens, [.

LLambias On Continent Trying To Tie Up Vurnon Anita Deal

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The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle have indeed held new talks with Vurnon Anita's new agent Mino Raiola, but the Dutch International has been told he will not be one of the club's top earners, Â if he elects to join Newcastle United. Vurnon Anita Newcastle in talks with Ajax and agent It [.

Cabaye Touch And Go For Cardiff Game

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Yohan Cabaye has not had an easy pre-season since he arrived back at Newcastle a few weeks ago,  and he has only a short cameo appearance against Braga so far in this pre-season. Yohan Cabaye touch and go for game tomorrow Apparently he's been having a little trouble with his ankle, but it's a minor injury, and [.

Latest Newcastle Transfer Update

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This summer has been a lot different than last summer, when we brought Yohan Cabaye, Mahdi Abeid, Sylvain Marveaux and Demba  Ba into the club before Saturday 18th June, a day I remember very well for various reasons. Mathieu Debuchy Newcastle still interested? This year we have so far signed three young players in Romain Amalfitano, Gael Bigirimnana and Curtis Good, but they all look like [.

I Don’t Want To Single Anyone Out – But Sylvain Was Great

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Alan Pardew may be disappointed that Newcastle haven't signed any of their big transfer targets this summer, but he seems extremely positive about things right now, and of course in the last two pre-season games Newcastle have dominated the games at Den Haag and Hartlepool. Alan Pardew impressed with many performances on Tuesday And while the lads were frustrated a little in [.

No Cabaye Injury – It’s Been Lost In Translation

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Yohan Cabaye had already informed new French manager Didier Deschamps, that he would not be available for the friendly game at Le Havre next Wednesday evening against Uruguay. Yohan Cabaye misses out on France international by choice And subsequently Yohan is not in the French squad named by Deschamps yesterday, and neither was Newcastle's [.

Newcastle Target Close To Making A Decision

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It seems to be crunch time for crunch time Newcastle United target Vurnon Anita as he considers his options, and he seems to have three of them, join Newcastle, move to AC Milan or stay where he is at Ajax, who have offered him a new and improved contract. Vurnon Anita make up your mind time We reported [.

Newcastle’s New Home Strip Looks Great – On Sale Now

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The new Newcastle strip looks great. and it has gone on sale today in the Newcastle club shops, and it's certainly grown on us big time, since we first saw the lads wearing them,  on 13th July to be precise. Terrific looking new Newcastle strips It's not only that the shirt has a lot more white in it than before, and therefore has [.

Ben Arfa International Career In Jeopardy With Deschamps

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We had thought that Didier Deshcmaps had selected both Yohan Cabaye and Ben Arda for the upcoming friendly against Uruguay next Wednesday night in Le Havre, but that's not the case. Ben Arfa - in action for France in June And in fact the former Marseilles manager has left Ben Arfa out of the squad, [.

Newcastle Brazilian Star To Get Lots Of Games Next Season

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With Newcastle likely to play a lot of games in the coming season, James Perch also known as Brazilian star Perchinho (at least on this web-site) is one fringe player who will get lots of games for Newcastle United in the coming season, and will likely play a lot of his football in Europe too.

Alan Pardew – Ben Arfa Is A Complete One Off

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There's little doubt that Hatem Ben Arfa is one of the most popular players at Newcastle, and the Frenchman seems to know that too, and he is well aware the fans just love him to bits, and he seems to return that affection, as he has often said he just loves playing for Newcastle in front of their famous fanatical fans.

Newcastel Still Need To Bring In Lots Of New Players

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Newcastle are having a hard job bringing in senior players to the club, we all know that, but the club have still made three excellent signings in Romain Amalfitano, Gael Bigirimana and Curtis Good, all three for around £1.4M in total, but we also still need to bring in more players for the Development squad.

There’s No Chaos At Newcastle Any More – It’s Fantastic

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Shola Ameobi has seen lots of things happen while he's been at Newcastle, and he signed a pre-contract with the club in July of 1997 and made his first team debut under Bobby Robson in September of 2000, when he came on as a sub in the home game with Chelsea. Shola Ameobi brought [...]


New Agent Can Help Newcastle Do Quick Deal For Target

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Newcastle target and Ajax midfielder Vurnon Anita, has recently changed his agent from the Perfect Assist agency, where Harry Lulofs was representing him, to become a new client of  Mino Raiola. Mino Raiola - known for doing deals quickly This is what Anita's father told Voetbal International yesterday: "It is true that Vurnon departed at Perfect [.

Newcastle French International Will Be Ready For Start Of Season

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Good news form Alan Pardew yesterday, after Yohan Cabaye was not even on the bench on Tuesday night in the 5-1 demolition of Hartlepool United, that the Newcastle manager thinks Yohan will be just fine. Yohan Cabaye at Euro 2012 should be OK for Spurs game The French International who starred for France in the [.

Ben Arfa – I Love This Club – We Can Be Champions – What??

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There's not doubt that Ben Arfa is behind the rest of his team mates in terms of physical fitness at the moment, and after the game last night Alan Pardew seemed to doubt whether he would be ready for the game at Tottenham, a week on Saturday. Ben Arfa in action last night at Hartlepool United The mercurial French International has [.

Alan Pardew – We’ll Soon Have A Great Squad

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It's hard to know exactly what to make of the current situation on transfers at Newcastle, with our exploits so far this summer yielding nothing, zilch,  in terms of senior players coming through the door. Alan Pardew we'll have a great squad Newcastle have tried to bring Mathieu Debuchy, Douglas, Vurnon Anita and Andy Carroll to Newcastle this summer, but so far have come up with nothing to [.

Alan Pardew Hints At Curtis Good At Left Back

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After the game last night Alan Pardew talked about young Curtis Good, the 19 year-old Australian defender, who played the last 15 minutes of the game and looked very poised at the back. The Newcastle manager was pleased with many performances of the Newcastle players at Hartlepool, and he had this to say when asked about the [.

Alan Pardew Hints At Curtis Good At Left Back

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After the game last night Alan Pardew talked about young Curtis Good, the 19 year-old Australian defender, who played the last 15 minutes of the game and looked very poised at the back. The Newcastle manager was pleased with many performances of the Newcastle players at Hartlepool, and he had this to say when asked about the [.

Alan Pardew – Shola Ameobi’s Fine – Hatem Not Far Away

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A happy Alan Pardew was interviewed immediately after the game last night at Victoria Park, and he was very pleased with the performance of many of the Newcastle players in the 5-1 demolition of Hartlepool. Sylvain Marveaux looked very good last night And something we wanted to hear is that the manager says that [.

Alan Pardew Full Of Praise For Top Newcastle Youngster

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While Newcastle seem to be struggling this summer to bring in the three senior players they need to bolster the squad for the upcoming season, which will include European competition for the first time in six years, the same cannot be said for the youngsters the club have already brought in this summer.

Newcastle’s Five Goals At Hartlepool – Video

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Newcastle Owner To Buy 10% Stake In Glasgow Rangers

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The Herald in Scotland is reporting that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is in advanced talks with Rangers CEO Charles Green, Â to buy a 10% stake in the famous Scottish club, and to form a joint venture to sell their replica shirts through the Sports Direct stores. Mike Ashley 10% stake in Rangers plus a [.

Ben Arfa – I Feel Good – It’s Nice To Be Back

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Hatem Ben Arfa started the second half last night at Hartlepool, and he almost scored a goal within minutes of starting his pre-season at Newcastle. Ben Arfa in action last season at Newcastle Ben Arfa looked good last night,  and there were some positive things to take from his second half display, including one of those runs through the center of the pitch,  and the Frenchman also looked in [.

Reports Newcastle Will Sign Vurnon Anita By End Of The Week

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There were reports in Holland on Tuesday evening,  that Newcastle are close to completing the deal for Ajax' Dutch International midfielder come full-back  Vurnon Anita. Vurnon Anita - signing for Newcastle by Friday? This may even be consistent with what we know about Anit'a current situation,  since there were many reports that Newcastle were going back for [.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player At Hartlepool?

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Let us know who you think Newcastle's best player at Hartlepool United was tonight in the Magpies 5-1 win.


Hartlepool 1 Newcastle 5 – Magpies Hit The Goals Trail

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Newcastle were just too good tonight for Hartlepool and scored two goals, through Shola Ameobi and Sylvain Marveaux in a minute after three minutes and a third after 12 minutes, through a penalty put home by Marveaux for his second goal of the night. And it was 4-0 after 53 minutes with a well taken goal by [.

Simpson, Steven Taylor, Williamson And Shola Ameobi All Start

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Alan Pardew has named a strong line-up for the game against Hartlepool United tonight, with Danny Simpson, Steven Taylor, Mike Williamson and Shola Ameobi all in the starting line up. Youngsters James Tavernier, Gael Bigirimana and Romain Amalfitano are also in the starting line-up and Hatem Ben Arfa is on the bench, and the French International [.

Newcastle Now Linked With French Center-Back

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Some surprising news today in TuttoMercato, that Newcastle's former (?) target, Montpellier captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa,  has confirmed that Newcastle United are still interested in signing him. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa Monpellier captain Newcastle had been tracking this player for over a year, and he  can play anywhere across the back four,  and the player has said [.

Bigirimana Quickly Learning From Two Of Newcastle’s Top Stars

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Newcastle new boy 18 year-old Gael Bigirimana, who was signed from Coventry City in the summer for just £1M, will probably get a start tonight against Hartlepool United at Victoria Park. Newcastle new boy Gael Bigirimana in training And the teenager seems to be learning very quickly from Newcatsle's two starting central midfielders - Ivory Coast International Cheick Tiote, who had an excellent game at Den Haag on Saturday, and [.

Tonight’s Game Only Chance Of Seeing Newcastle In Pre-Season

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Alan Pardew is expected to field a fairly strong side against Hartlepool United at Victoria Park tonight, in another pre-season friendly game that has a 7:30 pm kick-off time, and is fairly local so that Geordie fans can get to the game. Alan Pardew - pointing the way at Newcastle This game has only recently been put on the agenda, and it seems the Newcastle manager wanted a local [.

Will It Be A Breakthrough Season For This Newcastle Youngster?

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Haris Vuckic had been one of Newcastle's top youngsters ever since he arrived in January of 2009 from Slovenien club NK Domzale, and even since he's been on Tyneside, the 6'3″ midfielder has been linked with some top clubs,  including Manchester United. Haris Vuckic in action against Den Haag on Saturday Haris will turn 20 [.

Magpies Former Star – Debuchy Good Signing For Newcastle

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ESPN analyst and former Newcastle winger Chris Waddle has been interviewed in the local press today, and he thinks if  Newcastle can finally get French International right-back Mathieu Debuchy through the door  before the end of the transfer window, he will turn out to be a good signing for Newcastle.

Magpies Former Star – Debuchy Good Signing For Newcastle

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ESPN analyst and former Newcastle winger Chris Waddle has been interviewed in the local press today, and he thinks if  Newcastle can finally get French International right-back Mathieu Debuchy through the door  before the end of the transfer window, he will turn out to be a good signing for Newcastle.

Demba Ba Philosophy – Enjoy Life, Enjoy Football – And Smile

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Demba Ba addressed the racists chants directed at him and a couple of other Newcastle players at Den Haag on Saturday by labeling them "stupid dudes who had to man up", and that was certainly straight to the point, but Demba Ba, as we have found out over the last year  while he's been on Tyneside, has very simple and very strong philosophies on [.

Demba Ba Philosophy – Enjoy Life, Enjoy Football – And Smile

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Demba Ba addressed the racists chants directed at him and a couple of other Newcastle players at Den Haag on Saturday by labeling them "stupid dudes who had to man up", and that was certainly straight to the point, but Demba Ba, as we have found out over the last year  while he's been on Tyneside, has very simple and very strong philosophies on [.

Difficult To Read The Tea Leaves On Newcastle’s Debuchy Deal

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It's really difficult to work out what the situation is at Lille, and whether the former French Champions are serious in their stand to keep their French International right-back Mathieu Debuchy at the club this summer. Mathieu Debuchy still coming to Newcastle? Since their President Michel Seydoux last week openly pulled out of the [.

Top Youngster Will Miss Newcastle’s Start To The Season

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We wondered why Sammy Ameobi was not in the squad for the game at Den Haag on Saturday, but news yesterday from manager Alan Pardew that the 20 year old is suffering from a hamstring injury, and will probably not even be ready for the first game of the season a week on Saturday against [...]


Ben Arfa Challenged To Make First Team At Newcastle

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Newcastle fans may get to see their first glimpse of Hatem Ben Arfa tonight at Hartlepool, as the French International is due to play some part of the game at Victoria Park. Ben Arfa - at Paris hearing last month It seems that Ben Arfa may not make the first league game a week on Saturday against Spurs, [.

Let’s Hope That Fabricio Coloccini Can Stay Fit

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It's always nice when Newcastle players are called up for their countries, but it's also a worrying time,  because they could get injured and sometimes there is an awful amount of traveling to do for a single game, especially for South Americans or Australians. Fabricio Coloccini Newcastle United captain But it was still great that Newcastle  captain has again been called up for Argentina, after having been [.

Demba Ba – They’re Stupid Dudes – They Have To Grow Up

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It was very disappointing to say the least, when there were racial chants coming from the home section of the crowd at Den Hagg on Saturday, and while most of the players didn't hear the chants, Cheick Tiote did, and he was said to be extremely annoyed  and angry at the end of the game, in which he played really well for the Magpies.

Newcastle Concerns About Hatem Ben Arfa

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Ben Arfa and Yohan Cabaye, our top two French Internationals haven't played yet in pre-season, after they have been back at Newcastle for only a week,  since having some rest following their Euro 2012 exploits. Hatem Ben Arfa in action earlier this year Alan Pardew has said that Newcastle lacked some flair and creativity in the game at Den Haag on Saturday, and certainly [.

£176K Tim Krul A Great Example Of Newcastle Policy

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Tim Krul joined Newcastle in the summer of 2005 from his home town club ADO Den Haag, when he was just 17 years old, and Graeme Souness  was the Newcastle United manager. Tim Krul - cost £176K seven years ago Tim signed at Newcastle on an initial three-year deal, and his club demanded a compensation fee and appealed to the [.

Captain Coloccini Will Be Immense Again For Newcastle

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Fabricio Coloccini, the Newcastle captain has been in terrific form in pre-season for Newcastle, and of course has been called back into the Argentine squad for their game in Frankfurt against Germany on Wednesday, 15th August, and on Saturday he again strolled through the game and looked great at the back for the Magpies.

Pardew – Newcastle Midfielder Ten Times Better Than Last Season

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Cheick Tiote has looked very good in the last two pre-season games, and he had an excellent game on Saturday night at Den Haag, and his manager Alan Pardew today has come out and said he looks ten times the player he was last season. Cheick Tiote in action at Arsenal last season We [...]


Newcastle Launch £10M Double Bid For Dutch Internationals

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There is news in the Daily Mirror today that Newcastle have lodged a double bid to take both Vurnon Anita and Gregory van der Wiel from Ajax to Newcastle United, in a bold £10M double bid. Vurnon Anita Newcastle go in with double bid We have no idea if this is true, but the [...]


Sam Allardyce – Andy Carroll Not Coming To West Ham

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In The People yesterday West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, the former Newcastle boss, has said he has ruled out the possibility of signing Andy Carroll on loan for next season. Andy Carroll - not going to West Ham on loan It's clear that West Ham were willing to pay big money for the former Newcastle striker, who is also still [.

Newcastle’s Ben Arfa Has Talent You Can Only Dream Of

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Alan Pardew is talking today about his mercurial winger Hatem Ben Arfa, and the Newcastle manager is challenging the French International to be more consistent in the coming season. Ben Arfa gives thumbs up at the French Training camp in June It's a drawback with will o'the wisp players like Ben Arfa, that they can disappear in games, but we saw Ben [.

No Goals From Set Plays A Concern For Newcastle Manager

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Alan Pardew had talked at the end of last season  that one area that Newcastle had to improve on for this coming season was set-plays, and one thing he was going to  do was bring in a center-back who could help get us some goals from the set-plays. Steven Taylor got a good run-out last night Last night at Den Haag right-back Ryan Taylor was able to [.

Cardiff Manager – Newcastle A Smashing Game For Us

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When Newcastle play Cardiff City next Saturday afternoon in their final pre-season game, they will find Cardiff in unfamiliar red strips and we suppose they'll not have the nickname The Bluebirds any more? Malky Mackay - Cardiff City manager Cardiff City have confirmed they will change their shirts from blue to red with a new [.

Pardew – We Will Keep All Our Top Players This Summer

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The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was interviewed yesterday, before the 0-0 draw at Den Haag last night, and he thinks the transfer market has been good for Newcastle so far, because we haven't lost any of our top players yet, and are unlikely to do so. Alan Pardew still confident on transfer front It's now 13 days (unlucky for some) until Newcastle [.

Pardew – We Will Keep All Our Top Players This Summer

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The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was interviewed yesterday, before the 0-0 draw at Den Haag last night, and he thinks the transfer market has been good for Newcastle so far, because we haven't lost any of our top players yet, and are unlikely to do so. Alan Pardew still confident on transfer front It's now 13 days (unlucky for some) until Newcastle [.

The Latest On The Debuchy Saga – Deal Or No Deal?

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Newcastle target Mathieu Debuchy played 70 minutes in Lille's pre-season friendly against Rennes last night, as he gets ready for the new season, although he still doens't quite know where that will be. It seem that Newcastle have not given up on their top transfer target yet, even though Lille President Michel Seydoux seemed to pull the plug on [.

Newcastle Again Linked With Top Young Striker

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Newcastle are again being linked today with young 19 year-old striker Moussa Konate of Senegal, who was a standout for his side at the Olympic Games. Moussa Kanote could be brought in for peanuts The news is in the Daily Star, and we suppose it's natural that with Newcastle having both Demba Ba and [.

Den Haag 0 Newcastle 0 – Video Highlights

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Newcastle To Investigate Racial Abuse Privately With Den Haag

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One of the unfortunate things that happened during Newcastle's 0-0 draw with Den Haag last night, was alleged racial abuse against some of the Newcastle players at the Kyocera Stadium. Papiss Cisse in action yesterday in Holland And the Tyneside club have confirmed they will be pursuing the matter with the Denn Haag club, since the chanting came from the home section of the crowd.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player At Den Haag?

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Den Haag 0 – Newcastle 0 – Magpies Dominate But Cannot Score

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Newcastle played out a 0-0 draw against ADO Den Haag this afternoon in Holland, and although the visitors dominated the game, they couldn't find the back of the net, although Newcastle had several decent chances to win this game. The nearest Newcastle came to scoring was when Papiss Cisse headed the ball towards goal at [.

Tim Krul and Steven Taylor Start For Magpies

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As expected Tim Krul will start the game today against his former club ADO Den Haag this afternoon. And Tim will have a strong back four against his home town team of Ryan Taylor, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini and Davide Santon at the back as this is Newcastle's second last full pre-season game before the season starts [.

Newcastle Transfer Targets Are Keen To Join Tyneside Club

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Alan Pardew has talked today about how Newcastle's major targets, Mathieu Debuchy, Vurnon Anita and Andy Carroll are all keen to come to Newcastle this summer, if only the club can get agreement on the transfer price with their clubs. Carver and Pardew explaining stuff to Davide Santon The Debuchy deal seems deadlocked, but the local papers are reporting that Lille have reneged on a deal agreed last week, that they would accept £6M plus add-ons for [.

Newcastle Injury Status Good – Only Ferguson Not Fit

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The injury status at Newcastle at the moment is quite good, with the news today that Dan Gosling, who has looked impressive in pre-season, is fit again from his hip injury and trained yesterday, after suffering the injury in the 1-1 draw against Olympiacos a week yesterday. Dan Gosling - in action last season for [.

Demba Ba Has Looked Terrific In Pre-Season

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One good piece of news this week for Newcastle fans, was that Demba Ba is still at the club, and did not move away from Tyneside via that £7M release clause in his contract, so that's a big relief. Demba Ba in action against Braga last Saturday Demba Ba has looked very sharp in pre-season, even with Ramadan having started, and we [.

Demba Ba Has Looked Terrific In Pre-Season

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One good piece of news this week for Newcastle fans, was that Demba Ba is still at the club, and did not move away from Tyneside via that £7M release clause in his contract, so that's a big relief. Demba Ba in action against Braga last Saturday Demba Ba has looked very sharp in pre-season, even with Ramadan having started, and we [.

Pardew – I’m Pretty Relaxed About Transfers

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We haven't heard too much from Newcastle manager this week, and until now it's been another week of  little success in the transfer market for bringing senior players through the door, and we're hoping that will change fairly soon, but Alan still seems to be relaxed and confident of new signings before September rolls around.

Newcastle Put In New Imporved Bid For Transfer Target

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It seems that the clubs who have some of Newcastle's transfer targets this summer are adamant in trying to keep their players at the club, and news today that Ajax have offered Vurnon Anita a new contract, and it looks a good one too. The other news on Anita is that Newcastle have put in a second bid of €9.

Brazilian Has Heard Nothing Of Potential Newcastle Move

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We haven't heard much about the proposed Newcastle move for Douglas this week, other than the Tyneside club were supposed to bid around £4M for the big Brazilian center-back last week, if reports are to be believed. Douglas has heard nothing from Newcastle But earlier today, Douglas told Eredivisie Live that his future is still undecided, and [.

Newcastle Linked With French International Midfielder

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There is news in the Daily Mirror that Newcastle has made an enquiry about Malaga defensive midfielder, Jeremy Toulalan, who has played 36 times for France. But one thing that immediately stands out is the player's age, which is 28, and usually Newcastle want to sign players who are under the age of 26.

Newcastle United Included In New U21 Competition

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Newcastle United is one of  17 Premier League teams that will play in a new Under-21 competition announced today, which is meant to bridge the gap between the U18 Academy teams and the first teams at English clubs. Richard Scudamore Barclays Premier League CEO Teams from 17 Premier League and six npower Championship clubs, [.

Introducing Ajax Right-Back Gregory Van der Weil

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With the Debuchy deal with Lille potentially falling apart Newcastle could look to new targets soon, if they cannot get the French International through the door soon. Gregory van der Weil talented Ajax right-back Ajax are telling clubs their right-back Gregory van der Weil is available for transfer, and since he has only one year left on his contract, Newcastle could potentially get a good deal for him, and [.

Newcastle Still Have Better Squad Than Last Year At This Time

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The Evening Chronicle today are putting a slightly different twist on the Debuchy news of last night, and they are saying we thought we had agreed both a fee and personal terms last week for right back Mathieu Debuchy with Lille, until the French club this week began to back away from the deal.

Debuchy Demands Meeting With Lille President – Wants Out

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News today that Newcastle target Mathieu Debuchy wants clarification on the position of his proposed transfer to Newcastle United, after their President Michel Seydoux has effectively pulled the plug on his potential move to Tyneside, because Newcastle have not offered enough money to meet the French club's valuation of their player.

Demba Ba Staying Could Help Debuchy Coming

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One thing that seems to have been on the minds of the Newcastle hierarchy read that as Mike Ashley, Derek Llambias and Secretary Lee Charley was the possibility that Demba Ba could leave the club for a measly £7M release clause in his contract, because if that happened  Newcastle would have to bring [.

Newcastle To Turn To Other Targets After Debuchy Breakdown?

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Rudi Garcia, the Lille manager has told French International right back Mathieu Debuchy that any move to Newcastle is off, and therefore he has to start working hard for Lille and prepare for the new season in France. Mathieu Debuchy no deal time to move on But there's no doubt that Mathieu will not be happy, in fact he will [.

West Ham Want Answer – It’s Make Up Your Mind Time For Carroll

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News late last night that West Ham United are telling Andy Carroll it's make up your mind time, and they want an answer from big Andy, because if Carroll doesn't want to go to Upton Park, the Hammers need time to go after another striker, and there's only just over four weeks left in the transfer [.

Lille Call Time On Debuchy – He’s Staying At Lille

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It's bad news today for Newcastle's chances of getting Mathieu Debuchy to Tyneside as Lille president Michel Seydoux has told Newcastle their latest offer for Mathieu Debuchy does not meet the French club's valuation and the full-back is now not for sale. There have been reports in the last few days that Newcastle have put in bids [.

This Lad Could Soon Be Big Star On Tyneside

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The youngster who has impressed us most in pre-season so far is 18 year-old Gael Bigirimana, who signed from Coventry City for around £1M a few weeks back, and that's probably because we didn't realize this lad was already so good, although he came with great credentials to Tyneside. Gael Bigirimana could soon become [.

Second Interview With Curtis Good – It Seems Surreal

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Curtis Good had an impressive game last night for a Newcastle eleven, who won 4-1 win over Gateshead at the International Stadium, and that's impressive, given it was the lad's first game for a while, as he waited for the transfer to come through,  and he arrived on Tyneside a full week ago. Curtis Good the move [.

Debuchy Pleads For Move – Fans Reach For Bucket And Sponge

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More news about Newcastle's attempts to get Mathieu Debuchy on Tyneside, and never let it be said that Newcastle don't drag out potential transfers, by bidding low (make that very low) and slowly, very slowly, raising the price they are willing to offer for the player, always hoping the other side gets sick of the [.

Davide Santon Linked With Move Back To Italy

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Davide Santon continues to be linked with a move back to Italy and the latest news is that Rome club Lazio are now leading the chase for the 21 year-old, who had a difficult first season in England, but surely Newcastle are not yet willing to give up on the youngster, who cost £5M from Inter-Milan a [.

Newcastle Edging Closer To Deal For French International

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We had reported on Tuesday night that Newcastle had put in a bid of €6M (£4.8M) for Mathieu Debuchy with bonuses included, but that it had been rejected, and that Lille President Michel Seydoux wanted closer to €8M (£6.4M) without any bonuses, for the right-back and was awaiting a new bid by Newcastle.

Top Newcastle Youngsters Continue To Impress

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Jonas Gutierrez is a big believer in the Newcastle youngsters, and they again impressed in the 4-1 win at Gateshead last night with Mehdi Abeid, Gael Bigirimana and Romain Amalfitano all catching the eye at the International Stadium. Romain Amalfitano in action last night New boy Curtis Good got 79 minutes in the game, and looked [.

Curtis Good – The People Are Lovely – The City Is Amazing

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New boy Chris Good played 79 minutes at the International Stadium tonight in the Newcastle Reserves 3-1 win over Gateshead, and before that Curtis gave his very first interview on the Newcastle web -site. It's Good Curtis in Newcastle colors Curtis was on Tyneside for about 10 days in April, when he was having his trial, which led to his signing yesterday on a [.

Big Blow For Newcastle’s Youth Academy

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That this would happen has been rumored for a while now,  but official bad news today that the Newcastle United Youth Academy will not receive Category One status under the new Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP). The EPPP is meant to bolster the chances of local young footballers to break through into the first team squads of football clubs over time, and [.

Interesting Developments In Andy Carroll Saga

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Some interesting news being reported today, that Andy Carroll has been left out of the Liverpool squad that traveled to Belarus for a Europa League preliminary tie earlier this morning. Andy Carroll Liverpool withdraw him for Europa League squad In fact he was initially in the squad and then the England striker was withdrawn from [.

Is This Newcastle Youngster A Future Newcastle Star?

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Sammy Ameobi, he's our 20 year-old 7′ tall striker/winger, looked really good for Newcastle last season, before he got injured in early January, which was during the 3-1 win Reserve team over Wigan Athletic, and he missed the rest of the season, which was really unfortunate for the youngster.

Are Newcastle Really After A Third Senegal Striker?

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Moussa Konate is getting all the attention this week, as the 19 year-old has looked good for the Senegal Olympic side, and he was the one who scored the equalizer against the Great Britain side last weekend, and he also scored two goals against Uruguay, and so far has scored all his country's goals in [.

Curtis Good To Make His Newcastle Debut Tonight

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A Newcastle eleven will play Gateshead tonight at the International Stadium, and it looks like new signing Curtis Good will make his debut for Newcastle. Curtis Good makes his debut tonight against Gateshead And all three of Newcastle's summer signings will be playing tonight, and the kick off time is 7.

Surprise Newcastle Call-Ups For August Internationals

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There are a number of Newcastle players named in International squads for the upcoming friendly games in August, and there are a couple of surprises- Fab Coloccini has finally been called up again by Argentina, and Ben Arfa has been named in Didier Deschamps' first French squad. Fabricio Coloccini Argentine call up The news [.

Note To Mike Ashley – Please Sign Loic Remy For £9M

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We put up a poll a few days ago with four potential strikers for Newcastle, with an estimate of how much they would cost in the transfer market, and asked our readers to select who they thought would be the best deal for Newcastle. Loic Remy for £9M reader's choice And it seems most of our readers would [.

Pardew – We Already Have Quality – Squad Needs Topping Up

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Now we have Demba Ba on board for the season, we certainly feel a little better with two great strikers up front for Newcastle in Cisse and Ba, and now we need at least three top senior players brought in this month to round out the squad, and the goal has to be to qualify for the Champions League, which [.

It’s Good To Have Curtis On Board – An Excellent Prospect

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There's still no interview of our new boy Curtis Good, and we hope one will be completed today, and presumably the very highly rated young center-back will train with his new team mates today at Benton. Curtis Good - excellent prospect And it was good to see Newcastle thank his club Melbourne Heart, Â for their [.

It’s Great To Have Demba Ba Still At Newcastle

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It's August 1st, and presumably the deadline for Demba Ba's release clause for £7M in his contract has now run out, and that's good news for Newcastle so with any luck we'll have Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba up front next season and that cannot be bad. Demba Ba he kept his [...]


It’s Great To Have Demba Ba Still At Newcastle

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It's August 1st, and presumably the deadline for Demba Ba's release clause for £7M in his contract has now run out, and that's good news for Newcastle so with any luck we'll have Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba up front next season and that cannot be bad. Demba Ba he kept his [...]