Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2012

Demba Ba’s Accidental Hand Ball – What Can I Say?

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Once you have watched the video of Demba Ba scoring Newcastle's second goal yesterday about 20 times, you come away knowing that he put the ball in the net with his right hand, although it does look as though it's accidental, and therefore technically it is not a foul but try telling that to [...]


Reports Newcastle Striker Set To Leave Newcastle In January

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We don't know if these reports are true, and it's easy to make this story up again, and after all it is a Sunday but there are reports today that Newcastle will not match Demba Ba's wage demands, and he could leave Newcastle United, as early as January. Demba Ba after scoring Newcastle's [...]


Some Positives To Take Out Of The Game Yesterday

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There are a number of good things that Alan Pardew will be able to take out of the game yesterday, but there are also some things about Newcastle's play, that will be worrying to the Newcastle manager. James Perch saves Newcastle when his kicks ball clear from Pogrebnyak Here are some of the positives from [.

Pardew Hardly Ever Sees Mike Ashley – And Likes It That Way

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Mike Ashley is a hands off owner and allows people like Derek Llambias, who is running the club as the Chief Executive, and Alan Pardew, who is manager of everything on the playing side, to go ahead and do their jobs as the y see fit. Alan Pardew gets on well with Mike Ashley [...]


Battling Spirit Got Newcastle The Point At Reading

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Newcastle's battling performance yesterday after we went behind at Reading, was the reason we came away with a point from the Madejski Stadium, but in truth the performance was not acceptable, and we will have to improve a lot in the coming weeks, if we are to start climbing that Premier League table.

Ba Not Happy With Point – But We Didn’t Deserve More

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Newcastle had a bad day at the office today and the strength in depth at center-back was shown to be bare, when Steven Taylor left the filed injured and within 5 minutes Newcastle conceded two goals, both of which were through poor defensive work. Demba Ba scoring brilliant first Newcastlegoal this afternoon Surely Newcastle [.

Pardew Disappointed With Performance – Taylor Should Be OK

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Alan Pardew was not happy with the performance of Newcastle this afternoon at Reading, and he says he's concerned with some of the performance levels of the players but the good news is that Steven Taylor was taken off as a precaution, and he should be OK for next Sunday at Old Trafford [...]


Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Reading?

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Let us know who you think Newcastle best player was against Reading this afternoon in the 2-2 draw at the Madejski Stadium.


Reading 2 Newcastle 2 – Video Highlights

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Here are the video highlights (click the link below) of this afternoon's game, after an advert. And it looks like Demba's second equalizer was put in by his hand, although it looks accidental, but it probably should have been disallowed. But no doubt about his first goal, which was another phenomenal effort from the Senegal [.

Newcastle Ride Their Luck To Get 2-2 At Reading

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Newcastle came from behind twice this afternoon in the second half to register a 2-2 draw at the Madejski Stadium with Reading, and it was Demba Ba with a brace for Newcastle to make it six goals for Newcastle so far this season, but his second goal was controversial, as he seemed to handle the [...]


Yohan Cabaye Misses Reading Game

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Bad news this morning that Yohan Cabaye will join Fabricio Coloccini on the sidelines today, and he will not be in the first team at the Madejski Stadium this afternoon against Reading. Yohan Cabaye out of the Reading game This is what manager Alan Pardew said today: "We have injury problems tomorrow.

One Of Newcastle’s Top Youngsters Struggling To Make It

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It's always very difficult to know which youngsters are going to make it at Newcastle, and some who we thought would be almost certainties to become first team players at Newcastle like Tamas Kadar as one example just didn't make it, and the Hungarian International left Newcastle in the summer, when his contract [.

10 Managers In 12 Years A Thing Of The Past At Newcastle

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Alan Pardew is still recovering from the shock of being handed an eight year deal on Thursday, for both him and his coaching staff, but one reason Alan has done so well at Newcastle in a fairly short time, is that he has bought right into Mike Ashley's plan for how to make Newcastle great [...]


Newcastle To Concentrate On Strengthening Defense In January

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Even with the new eight year deal in place for Alan Pardew and the coaches at Newcastle, there will be absolutely no change in the way the club is run, so don't expect too much money to be available in the transfer market for big signings. Mathieu Debuchy a target in January? Newcastle will [...]


Bigirimana Starts – Preferred To Anita In Midfield

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18 year-old Gael Bigirimana has been handed his first Premier League start this afternoon at Reading, and he is preferred to Vurnon Anita in central midfield, with Vurnon on the bench. We expect Gael to be given the role of attacking midfielder alongside Cheick Tiote. That's the big surprise this afternoon, as we had expected [.

Mike Ashley’s Remit To Alan Pardew – Win Every Week

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When Mike Ashley first suggested to Alan Pardew that perhaps he should give him a an eight year contract, much like he had given Chief Scout Graham Carr in June, Alan said he was a bit shocked. Alan Pardew shocked when Mike Ashley suggested eight year deal We've seen some comments that have said [...

Reading vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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Newcastle take on Reading later today at the Madejski Stadium, and Alan Pardew and the coaching staff will be looking for their first win since being handed eight year long deals by the Newcastle owner, Mike Ashley. And Newcastle are coming off a hard-fought win at St. James' Park last Sunday against Chris Hughton's well [.

LLambias On Debuchy And Douglas – They Were Too Expensive

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Its' not very often that Derek Llambias talks about what happened in the transfer window but he has done that, and he talked about Mathieu Debuchy and Douglas yesterday, and it seems they were just too expensive, and Newcastle weren't prepared to pay over the odds for two of their transfer targets this summer.

There Aren’t Many Better Managers Than Alan Pardew

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Ian Wright played with Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace from 1987 until 1991, when he joined Arsenal, where he really made a name for himself, and he has complimented the Newcastle manager today , who received a new eight year contract for himself and his staff yesterday, as one of the best managers in the [.

Big Future Lies Ahead For This Newcastle Youngster

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James Tavernier was our Man of the Match on Wednesday night at Old Trafford with 47% of the vote, and his performance in that game shows that he should have a very bright future at Newcastle. James Tavernier tackles Danny Welbeck on Wednesday night James' contract ran out in the summer but he signed along [.

LLambias – We Want To Challenge For Europe And Win Trophies

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Newcastle are getting a fair bit of good publicity, after announcing yesterday that Alan Pardew and his staff will have a long term role to play at the club, as the Newcastle hierarchy offered Alan and his team a new and improved eight year deal at Newcastle United. The big four at Newcastle And Derek [.

Newcastle Have Come On Tremendously – Alex Fegusomn

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Alex Ferguson has talked about the tremendous job Alan Pardew has done at Newcastle, since he arrived in December of 2010, and he was rewarded yesterday with a new eight year contract, and his coaching staff also got long term renewed contracts yesterday. Alex Ferguson the best British manager ever Of course Alex and [.

Newcastle Captain The Only Concern – He’s Not Quite Right

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It seems that the Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini may miss the game at Reading tomorrow afternoon, as Alan Pardew says he's still not quite right, and if he decides that tomorrow then Fab will be rested for that game. Coloccini challenges Anderson on Wednesday night Coloccini played for an hour at Old Trafford on Wednesday [.

Why Alan Pardew Will Not Get Good Reception At Reading

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Alan Pardew seems certain he will not get a good reception at his former club Reading tomorrow afternoon, and that's because he left them in mid-season to take over at West Ham United in 2003, when he got the offer from the Upton Park club. Alan Pardew - while manager at Reading fromn 1999-2003 It [.

Newcastle Goalkeeper Proves He Has The Ability

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Before the game last Thursday we thought that Newcastle's third string goalkeeper, Rob Elliot, was an average goalkeeper at best but we've been proved wrong (what again?), and Rob has put in two very good performances for Newcastle, without making one mistake, and he's still young at on;y 26, and has ample time [.

Alan Pardew Signs New Improved Eight Year Deal With Newcastle

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We knew Alan Pardew likes it at Newcastle and news today that the Newcastle manager has signed a new eight year deal at the Tyneside club, as the powers that be try to build some stability for the long term success of the club. Alan Pardew handed new improved eight year deal Alan has [...]


Alan Pardew – I Thought We Were Terrific

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Newcastle gave Manchester United a good game last night at Old Trafford, but when all is said and done, we went out of the Capital One Cup at the first attempt, and it wouldn't have been any easier had we won last night, because we would have drawn Chelsea at Stamford Bridge the odds [...]


Some Newcastle Individual Performances Were Top Drawer

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We think Alan Pardew will be taking a lot of positives out of the game at Old Trafford last night from some of his players, but it cannot mask that we are now out of one of the local cups at the first hurdle when will we go on a long cup run at [...]


Cisse Speaks – I’m Very Happy – Manager Says He’s Pumped

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You could see the difference immediately in Papiss Cisse's play, once he got his first goal of the season in his 7th appearance, and shortly after his goal he had a wonderful effort an overhead kick after controlling the ball with his chest and then his thigh and that one hit the cross [...]


Gabby Obertan – All’s Fine At The Moment

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Gabby Obertan played the whole game last night at Old Trafford against his former club, and he seems satisfied enough with the way the lads played, if just a little unhappy with the final result a 2-1 defeat. There's been some rumors that Gabby is unhappy at not getting enough first team games this [.

James Tavernier Takes The Honors Last Night

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We knew James Tavernier has great potential, but Alan Pardew and the Newcastle coaches must have been thrilled with the performance the 20 year-old put in for the side at Old Trafford last night, and he did himself a lot of good a great display, and he's easily winning the honors as our Man of [...]


Manchester United 2 – Newcastle 1: Full Match Report

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James Tavernier in action tonight he had a solid game at left back This is how we saw the game tonight at Old Trafford, when Newcastle were just a little unlucky to lose the game 2-1, and we saw some decent performances from the youngsters and fringe players at Newcastle, and this game will [...]


Newcastle Go Down Fighting 2-1 At Old Trafford

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A fighting Newcastle United side essentially our second team against a Manchester United second eleven, went down fighting tonight by a score 2-1 at Old Trafford, but not before they pushed Manchester hard during the second half, which saw an excellent goal from Papiss Cisse, a minute after he had come on, and another [.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Manchester United?

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Let us know who you think Newcastle's best player was tonight against Manchester United in the narrow 2-1 loss at Old Trafford.


Manchester United 2 – Newcastle 1 – All The Goals – Video

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James Perch in action tonight Manchester United 2 Newcastle 1- all the goals


Elliot, Coloccini, Tavernier, Tiote, Gosling, Vuckic All Start

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Newcastle make as many as 9 changes for the Capital One Cup tie at Old Trafford tonight, from the side that startedagainstNorwich City last Sunday. As expected Fab Coloccini and Cheick Tiote return to the starting line-up after recovering from injury, and Rob Elliot gets another chance in goal, which he deserves after his excellent [.

European Champions League Is Newcastle’s Top Ambition

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With Alan Pardew continually telling the fans that the league is the most important priority this season, we suppose it follows what the club is trying to do as soon as possible is get into the Champions League, and we last qualified for that league back in 2003, when Bobby Robson had us in 3rd [...]


Newcastle Were Looking To Sell Davide Santon Last Summer

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We see that Jose Enrique is finding it difficult to get a first team starting place in the Premier League at Liverpool at the moment, with new manager Brendan Rodgers preferring England U21 International Martin Kelly and England starter Glen Johnson in the two full back positions, with Johnson usually starting at left back these [.

This Is Alan Pardew’s Philosophy At Newcastle

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It's a little bit of a cliche, and it's something Chris Hughton used to say all the time, that in the game of football you take just one game at a time, whatever happened in the last game win, lose or draw and you simply concentrate on trying to win the next game. [...]


Newcastle Have Chance Of First Win In 40 Years At Old Trafford

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As we mentioned yesterday it's not since February of 1972 that we last won at Old Trafford, but those runs are there to be broken, and Newcastle will be going all out to get the win against Manchester United tonight, and it could be that Alan Pardew will start Fabricio Coloccini, Cheick Tiote and Papiss [.

Newcastle Youngster – It’s Our Job To Win Trophies

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Eighteen-year-old midfielder Gael Bigirimana has been one of the positive surprises at Newcastle this season, since signing from Coventry City for just £1M over the summer, and he started off his Newcastle career in style and has already racked up 5 appearances for the first team, after impressing in pre-season.

Some Of The Things He Did Against Norwich Were Unbelievable

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Ben Arfa has been a really shining light for Newcastle so far this season, and the mercurial French International has been our Man of the Match in four of the five games, with a certain Mr. Demba Ba being the top man at Everton last week. Ben Arfa - being assaulted by Jonas after scoring [...]


Manchester United vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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Drawing Manchester United away in the Capital One Cup was one of the hardest venues for any club in the 3rd round draw, but Newcastle will go there tonight, and try to win this game and register a win at Old Trafford for the first time in over 40 years. And it's really a [...]


Newcastle Youngster – It’s Been A Dream – I Trust The Manager

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Gael Bigirimana arrived in England as a 10-year-old refugee with his mother from Burundi in 2004, and he joined Coventry City a year later, and in the summer Newcastle seem to have made a fantastic signing, when he signed on for the Magpies for £1M he's looked terrific so far in a black and [...]


Cisse Goal Drought Similar To Ba’s Start Last Season

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It looks like Alan Pardew will start Papiss Cisse tomorrow night at Old Trafford in the Capital One Cup, and it's in the hopes that he can break his duck so far this season, and put that ball into the back of the net. Papiss Cisse in action at Atromitos But we have to [...]


Newcastle Reported To Be Tracking German Striker

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With the dodgy situation with Demba Ba's contract, it's clear that Graham Carr and Newcastle's scouting staff will be scouring Europe looking for a striker, that the club can bring in during January, just in case a club comes in for Demba Ba, and meets the release price of £7M for the top striker.

Top Newcastle Stars To Start At Old Trafford

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We're slowly but surely getting some of our top players fit again, and when you consider the lads have got 8 points from 5 league games, without much help from the likes of Fabricio Coloccini and Cheick Tiote, we've done quite well so far now we need to go on a winning run to [...]


Coloccini Ahead Of Schedule – Thanks To Argentine Medics

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Alan Pardew has revealed today that Fabricio Coloccini has been treated by the Argentine medics of their National side, after he picked up the hamstring injury during the International break while training with the squad, and it looks like they've done a really good job, and Fab is returning ahead of schedule.

Newcastle Haven’t Won At Old Trafford Since 1972 – A Win Is Due

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There's a really terrible statistic about Newcastle playing at Old Trafford that is almost (but not quite) as bad as the fact we haven't won a trophy since Joe Harvey's Newcastle side won the Inter-City Fairs Cup (evolved into the UEFA Cup then Europa League) back in 1969, when I was still a youngster at [.

Debuchy Likely To Get Dream Move To Newcastle In January

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There was news yesterday that Newcastle will go back in for Mathieu Debuchy in the January transfer window, and we wouldn't be at all surprised if that happens, but why Newcastle couldn't have done the deal in the summer is hard to fathom. Mathieu Debuchy likely to join Newcastle in January Newcastle have been [.

Demba Ba Happy – I Feel Good – Xisco Sighted In Training

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Demba Ba is the in-form striker at the moment at Newcastle, and he scored three goals in one and a half games last week, and if it wasn't for Ba's goals Newcastle would have had three points less than we currently have which is 8 points from our first five league games, and that's [...]


Big, Big Win – But Not The Performance We Wanted

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Newcastle have Demba Ba to thank for all three points against Norwich City yesterday, and some brilliance again from Hatem Ben Arfa, as Newcastle beat Norwich 1-0, which was the same result of the same fixture last season, when it was Papiss Cisse who scored the winning goal. Demba Ba brilliantly slots the ball home [.

Here Are Some Positives To Take From The Norwich Game

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Akan Pardew will have a lot of good things to take out of the game yesterday when he gets into the office this morning, and mulls over what was an excellent 3 points yesterday at St.James' Park, against a good looking Norwich City side. Alan Pardew raises his hands at the final whistle a [...]


Alan Pardew – Demba Ba Agent Was Misquoted

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Demba Ba, the Senegalese striker is showing just how valuable player he is to Newcastle United when he scored his 4th goal of the season for Newcastle yesterday to get the 3 points against Norwich City, and that's now 20 goals in just 42 appearances for the Tyneside club an average of just less [...]


French Star Producing Unbelievable Stuff For Newcastle

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Once again Newcastle's best player in yesterday's game was the French International Hatem Ben Arfa, and he's our Man of the Match with over 50% of the vote, and he produced bits of magic yesterday, including the sublime defense splitting through ball for Demba Ba's goal and what a fabulous player this lad is [.

Nile Ranger Charged With Criminal Damage In London

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News is just coming through that Newcastle's 21 year-old striker Nile Ranger has been arrested and charged with criminal damage in London, and he will be appearing at Enfield Magistrates' Court today. Nile Ranger arrested early yesterday morning in Enfield Police were called to a house in Enfield in North London in the early [.

Pardew – There’s Nothing Wrong With Cisse – We’ll Stand By Him

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Papiss Cisse is struggling to get back into his top goal-scoring form of last season, and it's what all strikers go through at variousstages in their careers, when there are periods of severe drought, and it's important for them during this time to stay positive and keep believing in themselves. Papiss Cisse out of [.

Number One Priority – Sign Demba Ba To Long Term Deal

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We were a little upset to fins out last week that it seems that DembaBa has another £7M release clause in his contract at Newcastle, and it seems to activate in theJanuarytransfer window, and this is after the release clause was active for June and July in the summer, butthankfullytheSenegalstriker didn'tleavethe club.

Newcastle Not Playing Great – But Still Picking Up Points

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Newcastle are not playing well this season so far, but the lads have still collected a decent 8 points from their five league games, and have ground out good results in the last two league game this week to get 4 good points. Demba Ba - after scoring 4th goal of the season after 19 [...]


Newcastle 1 Norwich 0 – Video Highlights

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Here are the highlights of this afternoon's game at St. James Park. Newcastle 1 Norwich 0 Video Highlights


Newcastle Gain Valuable 1-0 Win Against Norwich City

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Newcastle won this game 1-0 against Norwich City this afternoon after Demba Ba had put Newcastle ahead after 19 minutes, after being put through by a wonderful pass from the impressive Ben Arfa. After just 5 minutes former Newcastle center-back Seb Bassong picked up an injury and a few minutes later he had to go [.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Norwich?

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Vurnon Anita in action against Norwich this afternoon Let us know who you think Newcatsle's best player was against Norwich City this afternoon.


Demba Ba Situation Settles Down – Apologies To Pardew

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We're not sure that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew should have mentioned that there was some kind of release clause in Demba Ba's contract last week after the Everton game, in which Newcastle somehow took a point away from Goodison Park, after looking so second best in that first half. Demba Ba things have calmed [.

I Owe Chris Hughton A Massive Debt – He’s A Top Bloke

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Newcastle were after James Perch in January of 2010, when he was still at Nottingham Forest, but the versatile player was not available at that time, and we eventually brought him to Newcastle in the following summer, as we got back into the Premier League. James Perch - transformed his Newcastle career And of course [.

Vurnon Anita Has A Little Girl – And A Smile On His Face

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At the end of his press conference yesterday morning, Alan Pardew was asked how Vurnon Anita was doing, and what his girlfriend had so to speak. Vurnon Anita in action on Monday night before becoming a father Vurnon had to leave the training camp in Madeira when his girlfriend had gone into labor [..

Aston Villa Interested In Newcastle Midfielder

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It's a Sunday so you would expect at least some transfer speculation, and since a lot of it always seems to involve Newcastle, there is some news in the Sunday Mirror today that our own Dan Gosling may join Aston Villa in January. Dan Gosling in action at Europe this season The chances of [...]


Alan Pardew Shares Two Pieces Of Good News For Newcastle

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Cheick Tiote and Fabricio Coloccini are on their way back into the Newcastle first team, as Cheick started training late last week, following a calf injury, and Colo will start training on Monday after recovering from his hamstring problems, and both could be in the squad for the game at Manchester United in the Capital [.

Senegal Strikers To Start – Demba Ba And I Are Quite Intelligent

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In his press conference yesterday morning Alan Pardew talked about the Demba Ba situation and said that it was unfortunate Ba's people put out those comments about Alan's selection of the starting eleven at Goodison Park on Monday night and as we reported earlier this morning apologies have now been made to the [.

Newcastle vs Norwich – Match Preview

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The bottom line for today's game against Norwich City is that we need all 3 points, and that will give us 8 points from our first five league games, and while that isn't too great, we've also not been playing anywhere near out best form so far this season. Alan Pardew didn't bother taking Yohan [...]


Cisse, Ba, Anita And Perch All Start Against Canaries

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There's not too much of a surprise with the side Alan Pardew has picked today for the game against Norwich, and it shows 7 changes from the side that started on Thursday night against Maritimo, but it's the side we had expected, in our match preview. Steve Harper returns in goal, James Perch is at [.

Chelsea, Man City Oppose Spending Limits – Surprise, Surprise

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The 20 Premier league clubs will meet next week to discuss the possible introduction of somevoluntaryspending limits, and for convenience for these meetings, the teams have been split into two groups of 10 teams each on a geographical basis, and we expect Derek LLambias will be representing Newcastle United at this meeting.

Pardew – Chris Hughton Will Get Great Reception And Deserve It

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Newcastle fans get a chance to welcome Chris Hughton back to Newcastle on Sunday afternoon, but Alan Pardew has come out today and said it would probably be better if they did that before the game, because once the whistle goes, it's going to be a hard game with Newcastle looking for all 3 points. [.

Cheick Tiote Unlikely To Start Tomorrow Against Norwich

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Cheick Tiote is now back in training at Newcastle after recovering from his calf muscle injury, but it's not clear from what Alan Pardew has said today, that the Ivory Coast International will actually start the game tomorrow against Norwich City. Cheick Tiote - not quite 100% yet, although he's back in training Alan Pardew [.

A Win Will Put Us In Top Eight – That’s Where We Need To Be

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Newcastle have four draws in our first 7 games of the season, and while it's good they were not defeats, real success in the league comes from putting a string of wins together, and we hope we can get back to our winning ways tomorrow afternoon, against Chris Hughton's Norwich City side. Alan Pardew - [.

Shola Ameobi And Demba Ba Could Start Up Front Tomorrow

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It seems that Alan Pardew could well start the same back four that had a decent outing in Maderia on Thursday night, and Alan has hinted he could even start Shola Ameobi tomorrow, probably alongside the in-form Demba Ba up front. Shola Ameobi in action on Thursday night kind of This is what Alan [...

Newcastle Top Of The Premier League – Financially

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We check on the excellent Swiss Ramble site quite often, just to see what financial information is on there for European clubs, and the creator of the site is a Brit, now living in Switzerland, after meeting and marrying a Swiss Miss as he says but he doesn't give his name. Michel Platini [...]


Hughton Praises Newcastle – Supporters Were Brilliant To Me

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Chris Hughton will finally be returning to Newcastle this coming Sunday, when he brings his Norwich City side to St. James' Park, and it will be the first time he's been back to Newcastle since he was rather unfairly and suddenly fired in December of 2010, after he had done a magnificent job for our [.

Ba – Newcastle A Legendary Club – How Can I Not Be Happy?

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We don't know where the latest Demba Ba situation will end up in January, since we were told by Alan Pardew that there was a chance Demba Ba could leave Newcastle in January. Demba Ba NUFC is legendary club how I could I not be happy One thing is for sure, and that [...]


Pardew – This Newcastle Youngster Has A Great Future

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It's hardly surprising that after another Man of the Match performance from Gael Bigirimana he is well ahead in our voting with just over 50% of the vote Alan Pardew has said the youngster will be pushing for a place in the Newcastle side, even wheneverybodyis fit again. Gael Bigirimana in action [.

Former Top Striker’s Advice To Ba – Stay With Newcastle

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Patrick Kluivert was one of those who was over the hill when Newcastle Chairman Fredddy Shepherd brought him into the club in the summer of 2004 on a one year deal, that was very lucrative for the striker but nor for Newcastle, and the news at the time was that then manager Bobby Robson didn't [...]


Good News On The Injury Front For Newcastle

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Some good news on the injury front today from Alan Pardew, that Cheick Tiote will be available for the game with Norwich City at St James' Park on Sunday afternoon, and Fab Coloccini is scheduled to begin training on Monday, after recovering from his hamstring injury, although he will not make the game on Sunday.

Rob Elliot – I Have Ambitions At Newcastle – I’ve Trained Hard

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Let's say this very clearly Rob Elliot had a great game for Newcastle against Maritimo last night, and but for at least five excellentsavesfrom theformerCharltongoalkeeper,Newcastlewould not have come away with a creditable 0-0 draw, in our first group game in the Europa league. Steven Taylor congratulates Rob Elliot after his great performance Rob certainly [.

18 Questions From A Sixth Form Student On Newcastle Football

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I sometimes get requests to answer questions about football, strange as it may seem, and just last week I got such a request from a sixth form student Lewis Stubbs who is studying Media Studies, and it was related to his post production work. Here are the 18 questions and my answers [...]


Europe A Great Experience For Our Newcastle Youngsters

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Newcastle overcame a slow and sluggish start last night, to create some decent chances, some of which we probably should have converted, but the lads came away with a good 0-0 draw at a place where it's very difficult to get a result. Alan Pardew on the sidelines last night in Madeira And Alan [...]


Newcastle Goalkeeper Like Fine Wine In Madeira

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Our view of Rob Elliot as a goalkeeper went up big time tonight, as the 26 year-old had an excellent game for Newcastle and made at least five very good saves to keep the clean sheet for Newcastle, in our 0-0 draw at Maritimo in the Europa League. This left shot from Dan Gosling came [...]


Maritimo 0 Newcastle 0 – Video Highlights

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Here's the video highlights from 101 Great Goals. Maritimo 0 Newcastle 0 Video Highlights


Maritimo 0 Newcastle 0 – Full Match Report

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Here's the game as we saw it tonight in Madeira and we'll take the point. Romain Amalfitano in action tonight Newcastle were wearing their lime green strips in an empty stadium, apart from one of the four stands, because of the UEFA limitations for the ground, which was still in the process of beingimproved.

Newcastle Hold Out For Good 0-0 Draw At Maritimo

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Newcastle played well after a terrible first 25 minutes in Maritimo tonight, when like during the first half at Evertonon Monday night, they looked all at sea. But after about 28 minutes Alan Pardew was able to get the lads together during an injury break to one of the Maritimo players, and from then on [.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Maritimo?

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Let us know who you think Newcastle's best player was tonight against Maritimo.


Elliot, Bigirimana, Gosling And Amalfitano All Start At Maritimo

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Rob Elliot in goal, Gael Bigirimana, Dan Gosling and Romain Amalfitano all startagainstMaritimo tonight in the first group game of the Europa League. And as expected young Haris Vuckic makes the starting line-up in a mix of youth and experience for the Newcastle side. It looks like Alan Pardew is playing a 4-5-1 formation with [.

Ba Release Clause Activates In January – He Could Leave

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The big news this morning is with Demba Ba, and not only that he seems unhappy at Newcastle ()rather suddenly it seems), but his wage demands have shocked the Tyneside club, and Alan Pardewadmittedyesterday that the release clause of £7M again kicks in once the January transfer window opens. Oh no we have to [.

Demba Ba Saga Hardly Shows Agents In Good Light

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With the news today that Demba Ba's release clause kicks in again in the upcoming January transfer window, and that news is coming directly from Alan Pardew himself, it's clear why his agents made such a fuss of him being benched on Monday night at Everton. Alan Pardew talking to the press yesterday in [.

Newcastle Veteran To Captain Newcastle In Europe

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News today that the returning Shola Ameobi will captain Newcastle tonight in their first European group game in six seasons against Maritimo in Madeira, and of course the big striker has lots of experience of playing in Europe for Newcastle United. Shola Ameobi veteran striker will captain Newcastle tonight Shola came through into the [.

How Long Will This Ridiculous Demba Ba Saga Go On?

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Alan Pardew has gone out of his way today to stress there is no personal problem between Newcastle's top striker Demba Ba and himself, and that they on the contrary have a good relationship. Demba Ba more of the same come January oh no! But it seems that the agents who are said [...]


Maritimo vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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Newcastle will try to get off to a good start in their Europa League group tonight, when they take on Maritimo in Madeira at 6:00 pm Newcastle time. Madeira is of coursefamous for cake and wine, and they go welltogether,along with a bottle of Newcastle Brown Ale. Alan Pardew has left both Senegal strikers Ba [.

No Cisse, Ba, Cabaye Or Ben Arfa – Big Test For Magpies

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First teamers who did not make the trip today to Maritimo today included the two Senegal strikers Ba and Cisse, and French Internationals Yohan Cabaye and Ben Arfa, but everybody else from the first team squad seemed to be on the plane today. A smiling Haris Vuckic this afternoon at Maritimo Hatem Ben Arfa is [.

Top Tyneside Youngster Wants Goals For Newcastle

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One of the best Newcastle youngsters at the moment is 20 year-old Slovenian International Haris Vuckic, who was in the Slovenia squad for the World Cup qualifying game earlier this month, but didn't get a game after picking up a slight injury while training with the squad. Haris Vuckic after scoring against Atromitos But [.

Newcastle Manager Livid Over Unhappy Demba Ba Comments

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We had reported yesterday on the comments made by Demba Ba's agent Alex Gontran, which basically said that if his client Demba Ba continued to be a substitute at Newcastle, then they would look at other solutions. Demba Ba I have not been so happy with some things We basically put that down to [...]


Steve Harper Admits He Was Miffed At Losing First Team Place

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Steve Harper will be playing in Europe tomorrow night in Madeira, when we play Maritimo in the group stages of the Europa League, and it's been six seasons since we last played in a European group game. Steve Harper got the hump last summer And after Demba Ba's comments about being benched on Monday [.

Newcastle Cannot Lose Top Talent If We Are To Be Great Again

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Maybe it's just me, but I'm hoping and praying that Newcastle are on the way to becoming a top side again, like we were under Bobby Robson and Kevin Keegan. Newcastle developed Tim Krul from when he arrives as 17 year-old in 2005 And for some of us time is starting to run out, so [...]


Emile Heskey To Sign For Newcastle

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Well would you believe it but Emile Heskey is about to sign a deal at Newcastle. Emile Heskey to sign for Newcastle Sorry, butI just couldn't resist putting this out and of course Emile Heskey, who is now a free agent after his contract ran out at Aston Villa in the [...]


Newcastle Manager – Yes – We Want To Win In Europe

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We watched both Champions league game last night with English sides involved, and Arsenal beat Montpellier 2-1 and Manchester City lost to Real Madrid 3-2 in what was a really exciting second half, and we noticed both sides basically played their best sides. Gael Bigirimana should get another start in Portugal tomorrow night That [.

Everton Draw Could Change The Season For Newcastle

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The draw on Monday night at Everton will do what would have happened if that tremendous Yohan Cabaye free kick had gone on, in the last minute of the game against Aston Villa and given us the win. The Everton draw and our great comeback in that second half will give our players great confidence. [.

Adam Campbell And Mehdi Abeid On Plane To Madeira

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News today that both Senegal strikers Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse did not make the trip today to the island of Madeira, for the Europa League game tomorrow night against Maritimo. Adam Campbell - young striker is on the plane to Portugal today But 17 year-old Adam Campbell is on the plane, and he could [.

Pardew Dismisses Rumor Obertan Refused To Play – Video

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Alan Pardew was asked a number of questions immediately after the game on Monday evening, and one of them was a question on whether Gabby Obertan had refused to come on as a substitute towards the end of the game. Alan Pardew immediately after the game on Monday night And Alan mentioned that he [...]


Demba Ba Thinking Of Leaving Newcastle – What?

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It seems to us that a mountain is being made out of a molehill today by Demba Ba's representative, with the rather strange statement that if Demba Ba continues to be a substitute, then he will look to leave Newcastle. Demba Ba very popular on Tyneside But this is unfair, and Ba was a [...]


Newcastle Midfielder Set For Championship Loan

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Newcastle's 19 year-old midfielder Mehdi Abeid will be going out on loan to a Championship club, according to a report in Sky Sports. Mehdi Abeid after scoring against Fenerbahce in pre-season It was noticeable that Mehdi hadn't made any of the first team squads this season, as it seems like 18 year-old central midfielder [.

Brave Newcastle Performance Is Just What We Needed

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It was a game of two halves last night, with Newcastle looking abysmal in the first half, tentative and without much spirit either, but after a rollicking in the dressing room at half time from Alan Pardew, which our players had thoroughly deserved Newcastle came back with an excellent show in that second half [.

Magpies Now Need Attacking Play Against Maritimo And Norwich

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It was certainly a pulsating second half last night at Goodison Park, after Newcastle finally woke up in the second half, and we had to reach for the bucket and sponge at the end of the game, which saw two dramatic late goals, one from either side, in the last couple of minutes of the [...]


First Half Was As Bad As We’ve Ever Played – Pardew

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It was very painful to watch the first half last night, asNewcastlewere outclassed by aconfidentandsnappyEvertonside, who had the ball in the net after just two minutes , but that wasdisallowedfor offside, but then went ahead after only 15 minutes, and in truth it could have been a lot worse before the break.

Gutierrez – Pardew Unhappy At Half Time – That’s A Surprise

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Newcastle's captain last night was Jonas Gutierrez, and in the local press this morning, he has said he was proud to captain the side in such a spirited second half display, and he also said the obvious the Newcastle manager was not happy at half time. Alan Pardew being interviewed after the game last [.

Alan Pardew – Brilliant Demba Ba Changed The Game

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was happy with the point at Goodison Park tonight, and he had Demba Ba to thank for changing the game in the second half, when he came on for the ineffective Sylvain Marveaux, and twice broughtNewcastleback from a goal down, and both goals were opportunist goals by the brilliant Senegal striker [.

Everton 2 Newcastle 2 – Full Match Report

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Here is a full match report of Newcastle's exciting 2-2 draw at Goodison Park tonight, as it happened, and how we saw it as the game evolved. Demba Ba after his scoring Newcastle's second equalizer on 90 minutes The game kicked off and it was clear Everton were full of confidence and after only [...]


Everton 2 Newcastle 2 – Video Highlights

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Newcastle Fight Back To 2-2 Draw – Ba Brace Does It

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Newcastle came away from Goodison Park with a well earned 2-2 draw tonight, after they improved their game in the second half significantly, after looking abysmal in the first half and going down 1-0 at the half. Everton had gone ahead after just 15 minutes when Fellaini scored an easy goal, and it looked a [.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player At Everton?

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Let us know who you think Newcastle's best player was at Goodison Park tonight in theexciting2-2 draw.


Everton vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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The last thing we want to see tomorrow is a defeat at Everton, as that would only bring more doom and gloom to Tyneside, and bring the so called doom and gloomers out in full force so a draw would be a good result and a win just fantastic - and exactly what we [...]


I Am Happy At Newcastle – Our Spirit Is Strong

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Yohan Cabaye has beengivinginterviews today, as he tries to explain why he has not hit top form for Newcastle thisseason, and he points out this is the first time he has started a season after being involved in an International tournament over the summer. Yohan Cabaye in action against Aston Villa last time out [.

Spanish Powerhouse Linked With Newcastle’s Tim Krul

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There are reports coming out of Italy and Spain today that powerhouse Barcelona have their sights set on signing Newcastle's Dutch International 24 year-old goalkeeper Tim Krul. Tim Krul linked with Barcelona today With some of Newcastle's players coming through really strongly last season, we suppose it's only natural that some of our top [.

Newcastle Fans Have Not Seen The Best Of Me Yet

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One thing we like about Alan Pardew is he goes out and tries to win every single game, be it home and away, and that's a contrast with some managers Newcastle have had in the recent past and Sam Allardyce comes to mind as one who was willing to park a bus when we [...]


It’s A Difficult Game At Everton – But Important To Win

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Newcastle's visit to Everton tonight does not look like an easy game at all, and after picking up just 4 points from our first three league games of the season, Newcastle could do with all 3 points tonight to ignite the season, although it's still very early days. Vurnon Anita looking to be excellent [.

Midfielder Must Impress This Season Or Risk Being Sold

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Newcastle have done well over the last two years in the transfer market, but one player who has yet to come through at the club is former Everton midfielder Dan Gosling, who arrived at Newcastle as a free agent in the summer of 2010. Dan Gosling - in action against Atromitos in August Dan will [...]


Hatem Ben Arfa – He Can Do Everything

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James Perch, the former Nottingham Forest captain, has a chance of starting the game tonight at Goodison Park for the Magpies, in three different positions, at center-back, right back or in defensive midfield, such is the versatility of the Mansfield-born player. James Perch - could get a start tonight The more we think about the [.

Perch, Williamson And Marveaux All Start – Ba On Bench

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has made four changes to the side for tonight's game at Goodison Park, and it looks like we will be playing in a 4-5-1 formation, and crowding the midfield. Alan Pardew has sprung a little bit of a surprise by playing Jonas Gutierrez in central midfield partnering Yohan Cabaye and Vurnon [.

Here’s How Davide Santon’s Agent Can Cause Big Trouble

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We see that the agent of Davide Santon is causing some potential trouble by talking up a move for Davide to Italian club Roma. Davide Santon in second year of five year deal on Tyneside It's getting to be a big problem in football that agents tout their players for moves to other clubs, [...]


Newcastle’s Second String Goalie Brings Experience To Side

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Tim Krul is ruled out for the next two or three matches with an elbow injury picked up on duty with Holland, and it looks like veteran 37 year-old goalkeeper Steve Harper will be in the nets on Monday night at Everton. Steve Harper likely to play on Monday night Notice that Tim is [...]


Pardew Not Despondent On Injuries – Relies On Youth

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It would seem that how Newcastle do this year could be dependent on how some of our top youngsters perform when they get their chance in the side, and it seems they will certainly get their chance with manager Alan Pardew this season. Gael Bigirimana - has looked great for Newcastle at only 18 Newcastle [.

We’ll Attempt A Victory At Everton – But It’s Very Difficult

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Everton beat Manchester United 1-0 at home in their first league game and then followed that with a 3-1 win at Villa Park, before they succumbed to West Brom 2-0 at The Hawthorns in their last league game. David Moyes good start to the season for Everton Tha 2-0 defeat by West Brom ended [...]


Alan Pardew Concentrating Only On The Positives

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Alan Pardew is concentrating on the positives at the moment as he does have some players coming back from injury and it would seem that the two Ameobi brothers, Shane Ferguson, Haris Vuckic and James Perch will all be fit for the important and tough game at Goodison Park on Monday night. Shane Ferguson [.

Lille Manager – Newcastle Didn’t Do Right Thing With Debuchy

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It seems that the animosity what Lille is still going on with Lille boss criticizing Newcastle today presumably for not paying the price Lille wanted for their French International right back. Mathieu Debuchy still wants to join Newcastle And with Mathieu still having dreams of joining Newcastle in January maybe the deal is [.

Newcastle Top Star – I Am Very Happy At Newcastle

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Yohan Cabaye has not been in his best form this season, but he hints today that he is still not fully match fit, and he still thinks he is getting back to full fitness again. Yohan Cabaye in action against Aston Villa two weeks ago Yohan Cabaye attracted interest from some top clubs in [...]


Newcastle U21s Suffer Defeat Against Southampton

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After winning their first two games in the new U21 Barclays Premier League, our youngsters were beaten tonight and blanked by Southampton 1-0. Sammy Ameobi - in action tonight After beating Tottenham 6-4 and Stoke City 5-1 the Newcastle U21 side suffered their first defeat in three games against visiting Southampton.

Mark Lawrenson In Praise Of Newcastle – What?

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BBC's Mark Lawrenson hasn't in the past been too kind to Newcastle, and usually if he thinks Newcastle will lose a game, that's taken as a good omen by Newcastle supporters. Mark Lawrenson Newcastle should be around top six Well, would you believe it, but in his predictions for the weekend Premier League games, [.

Goalkeeper Coach So Proud Of Newcastle Goalkeeper

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Newcastle's goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman has been interviewed today on the Newcastle web-site, and he says that this is only the start for Tim Krul and there's more to come and he'd like to see the Newcastle goalkeeper play in a World Cup final. Andy Woodman Newcastle goalkeeping coach Andy played for a [.

No New Center-Back Signed Because Of Youth Development

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Alan Pardew has surprisinglysaidthat the reason thatNewcastledecided not to bring in a new center-back to the club in the summer, was that Newcastle have two top youngsters coming through, and he didn't want to put a damper on their development. James Tavernier top defender coming through The two youngsters he mentioned are 20 year-old [.

Alan Pardew Defiant On Lack Of Transfers

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Alan Pardew has been talking to the local press today and he has been adamant and even a little defiant, that the club is sticking by its decision not to bring in too many new recruits in the summer, even though we are already being hit by injury to some of our top players. Alan [...]


An Early Look At The Everton Game – Very Tough

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It's going to be a very tough game at Goodison Park on Monday evening, and it's been made even more challenging because we will be without Tim Krul, Fabricio Coloccini, Danny Simpson, Cheick Tiote and Ryan Taylor for that game. Former Newcastle midfield star Nobby Solanao has a new job as manager of Universitario in [.

Will Cheick Tiote Make The Everton Game?

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Once bitten, twice shy so we were a little surprised when Alan Pardew yesterday said he didn't think Cheick Tiote would make the game at Goodison Park on Monday night. Cheick Tiote - in action against Spurs in first game of the season Alan had said much the same thing about Ben Arfa for [...]


Pardew Upbeat By Players Returning From Injury

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Alan Pardew uis trying to stay upbeat today, and hepoints out thatNewcastlehave someplayerscomingbackfrominjury and available to the side on Monday night at Everton. Sammy Ameobi returned from injury During Alan's press conference yesterday afternoon,there were video shots of Shola Ameobi in training so it looks like the 30 year-old, along with his younger brother [.

John Carver Gets A Chance On The Sidelines

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will serve the first game of his two match touch-line ban on Monday night at Goodison Park, after he picked up the ban after pushing that linesman during the game with Tottenham at St. James' Park. John Carver on the sidelines against Everton and Norwich John Carver, along with Steve [.

Bad News On Newcastle Injury Front – Pardew UnHappy

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If the Newcastle Board ever had any doubts that the Newcastle squad is just not big enough, then they will have learned a lesson during the International break, with two of our top players returning crocked, and both will miss a number of games. Tim Krul out for two or three games The latest [...]


Fielding Weakened Sides Never Leads To Winning Anything

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In the poll we ran at the end of the summer transfer window, 76% of ourreaderswere not satisfied with the transfer window, in which Newcastleessentiallybroughtin one first team player Vurnon Anita from Ajax for £6.6M Alan Pardew Premier League is number one priority again Here's the results of that poll and you canstillvote [.

Newcastle’s Younger Players Benefit From Top Transfers

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Newcastle seem to have some top youngsters coming through the ranks, and if two or three can come through this season, our squad may be a lot stronger than a lot of us think it is here's hoping. Mehdi Abeid - after scoring in pre-season against Fenerbehce gone missing Youngsters who could come [...]


Arsenal And Newcastle Battle For French International Defender

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It seems that French defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, who is a long term target of Newcastle, will be allowed to leave Montpellier in January, and it could be that he will arrive on Tyneside we hope. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa in French colors The Montpellier captain, who has been at the club since 2005, can play [.

Debuchy Moves To Newcastle – But Only In His Dreams

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There's a report in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today that says Mathieu Debuchy had not given up on his dream move to Newcastle United, and will instruct his representatives to try to get the deal done in January. Mathieu Debuchy still wants move to Newcastle However, there's also news today that Newcastle may go [.

Newcastle Go After New Dutch Defender Target

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News today thatNewcastleare looking at new targets to potentially bring into the club inJanuary, and one ofthoseisGroningen defender Virgil van Dijk, the 21 year-old 6'4″ defender. Virgil van Dijk Newcastle linked strongly with top youngster Graham Carr has been busyagainand Graham and his staff have alreadywatchedthe Dutch U21 center-back a few times thisseason, and [.

Newcastle Youngster To Become Big Success Story This Season

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To become a top player in football, you don't only need to have the skills, but the aptitude and character to want to improve, so that you can become the best you can be and training hard and doing everything you can to get the best out of the skills you have been blessed [...]


New Signing So Versatile For Newcastle

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After Vurnon Anita's performance at right back against Aston Villa last time out, 51% of our readers already believe Vurnon is the best right back we have on the books. Vurnon Anita versatile performer for Newcastle The DutchInternationallooked very comfortable in the full back position when he took over from Danny Simpson, after Danny [.

Two Newcastle Internationals Come Through Matches Unscathed

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While England were struggling last night at home to Ukraine and managed to come away only with a 1-1 draw, Yohan Cabaye and France were finding things a bit easier in Paris, as they beat Belarus 3-1 in a comfortable win, with Yohan again starting in the center of midfield for France. Yohan Cabaye [..

Pardew – We’ve Made A Decent Start To Season

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There has been some grumbling by fans recently with Newcastle's mediocre start to the season, with only four points from the first three league games, but of course we did qualify for the Europa League group stages by beating Atromitos, although those two games were not easy ones. Alan Pardew looking forward to Everton [.

Tim Krul Could Still Make Everton Game

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Good news today that Tim Krul seems to have a chance of making the game at Everton on Monday evening, after he had to withdraw with an elbow injury from the Dutch squad over the weekend. Tim Krul - has chance of making Everton game But since that time Tim has been receiving medical treatment [...]


Top European Clubs Have Funds Withheld – Platini Gets Serious

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It looks like the Financial Fair Play rules that are being introduced by UEFA President Michel Platini do have some teeth, with the news that 23 clubs have had their funds from last season's European competitions withheld, due to their financial siutation. Michel Platini there's no going back When Michel first talked about Financial [.

Top New Newcastle Youngster Close To England U21 Cap

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18 year-old Gael Bigirimana doesn't know which country he should play for either Burundi where he was born back in 1993, or England where he moved to as a refugee with his mother in 2004, after spending some time in Uganda. Gael Bigirimana already attracted Stuart Peace's interest And when we look at [.

Injury Update And 7 Games In 20 Days For Newcastle

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The news on the injury front today is that Tim Krul may not be too badly injured, and we suppose he may even have a small chance of making the Everton game next Monday night maybe. Tim Krul not too seriously injured? But Fabricio Coloccini has unfortunately re-injured his hamstring for what seems [..

Versatile Anita Already The Best Right-Back At Newcastle

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Vurnon Anita has made a good start to his Newcastle career by showing Newcastle fans he is capable of playing either in the center of midfield or at full-back. Vurnon Anita best right back at Newcastle? Vurnon started the last game against Aston Villa in central midfield, but then when Danny Simpson went down [.

Steve Harper Back in Familiar Role At Newcastle

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Steve Harper seemed to be on his way out of Newcastle last season, when Rob Elliot was signed from Charlton and seemed to be the number two goalkeeper to Tim Krul. Steve Harper - back as Newcastle number two And the Easington-born 37 year-old even went on a short loan spell to Brighton lastseason, and [.

The Mystery Of Newcastle’s New Saudi Coach Solved

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We had seen the reports that Newcastle had hired Saudi coach Ahmed al-Issa to train the Newcastle U21 side, and we dare say that Willie Donachie wondered what would happen to the job he had at Newcastle, sincetheScot is the current U21 coach, and doing a good job too. Willie Donachie Newcastle U21 coach [.

England’s Late Equalizer Salvages 1-1 Draw Against Ukraine

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In Roy Hodgson's first game at Wembley as the England manager, he only just managed from suffering a rare home defeat, when a Frank Lampard penalty equalized the scores at 1-1 with just three minutes of normal timeremaining, after Ukraine had gone ahead with a magnificent strike from Yevhen Konoplyankaafter 38 minutes It looked like [.

This Player Could Become Very Important To Newcastle

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One player at Newcastle who may be thrust into the action at Everton next Monday night is 6'4″ center-back Mike Williamson, since it seems very unlikely that Newcastle captain Fab Coloccini will make that game, after being injured in South America while training with the Argentine squad. Mike Williamson in action at St.

Some Good News On Newcastle’s Injury Front

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It's been easy for us all to get enmeshed in Newcastle's injuries this season with Ryan Taylor, Danny Simpson, Cheick Tiote, Fab Coloccini and now Tim Krul all injured in the first three weeks of the season. We need Shola Ameobi back banging in the goals But there's some good news on the injury front [.

African Cup Of Nations Qualification – So Far So Good

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The Ivory Coast came back from being 2-1 down on Saturday against Senegal, and scored three good goals in the last 25 minutes in Abidjan, and two of those in the last 10 minutes to come out 4-2 winners. Les Ferdinand - Ivory Coast win would be much better for Newcastle That's a good result [...]


Coloccini Returning Home – Could Be Out Four Weeks

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We should hear some time today just how bad Tim Krul's elbow injury is, and news today that captain Fabricio Coloccini will be flying home from South America and that he will then be assessed by the Newcastle medics. Coloccini in training early last week at Argentina camp Coloccini picked up his injury early last [.

Coloccini Returning Home – Could Be Out Four Weeks

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We should hear some time today just how bad Tim Krul's elbow injury is, and news today that captain Fabricio Coloccini will be flying home from South America and that he will then be assessed by the Newcastle medics. Coloccini in training early last week at Argentina camp Coloccini picked up his injury early last [.

Bad Luck Could Decimate Newcastle’s Squad

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We don't want to over play it, but with the season not yet a month old, Newcastle have already suffered injuries to Ryan Taylor, Cheick Tiote, Danny Simpson, Fabricio Coloccini and now Tim Krul, and add to that the fact that players like the Ameobi brothers and Shane Ferguson have yet to be available for [.

Yet Another Injury To One Of Newcastle’s Top Players

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When is it going to end?  news today that Tim Krul, who disclosed this morning he had been told he is the new Dutch number one has sustained an elbow injury and is not only out of the Holland game on Tuesday night in Hungary, but will be laid off for a time yet [...]


Newcastle Youngster Fit For Tuesday Night’s Qualifier

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Newcastle's Shane Ferguson, who has yet to play for Newcastle this season, and he  did not play at all in pre-season, but he has just been passed fit to rejoin the Northern Ireland squad in Belfast, and Shane took part in training this morning. Shane Ferguson after scoring against Finland last month Shane did play for Ireland in the friendly [.

This Youngster Has Wasted His Many Talents At Newcastle

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Newcastle's 21 year-old striker Nile Ranger, who has got himself into trouble on a few occasions over the last year with the police, had a loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday last season and he played 8 times and scored two goals, and that followed a five game loan spell at Barnsley. Nile Ranger has  wasted his many talents The news in [.

Newcastle Will Be Challenging Top Clubs In Near Future

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We may be in the very small minority,  but we kind of like the way Newcastle over the last two years or so, have built up a very good squad and yet not spent much money at all. Alan Pardew - confident about future But we're also frustrated when the club sticks to their guns and refuses to pay that little [.

Good News – Geordie Youngster Fit For Everton Game

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At the moment both Ameobi brothers have been out of action this season with hamstring injuries, although it's hoped that 30 year-old Shola will be fit for the game at Everton a week tomorrow but there's also some good news about young Sammy today. Sammy Ameobi - in England U21 colors Sammy has also [.

Talking About Simpson – Who’s Newcastle’s Best Right Back?

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We've been a little frustrated with Danny Simpson over the last year or so,  because he has refused to sign his new contract that will keep him on Tyneside, but on the other hand, whenever he's interviewed,  he comes across as a smashing lad and a real team player. Danny Simpson - in action against Braga That's one [.

Tim Krul Attains His Second Ambition In Football

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Tim Krul joined Newcastle when he was a 17 years old from his home town club ADO Den Haag, and he is a great example of how Newcastle can find young players and grow them into top class players at Newcastle. Tim Krul - Holland's new number one goalkeeper Tim loves Newcastle United and he has talked about the [.

Newcastle Supporter Successfully Runs 7 Marathons In 7 Days

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21 year-old Josh Bone has supported Newcastle United all his life, and he completed his seven marathons in seven days yesterday, when he ran the last and final stage from Cergy to Paris and finally arrived at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Josh Bone I did it at the Arc de Triomphe [...]


Late Goals Win The Game 4-2 For Ivory Coast Against Senegal

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Alan Pardew wil probably be a little bit relived tonight, along with Newcastle fans, as the Ivory Coast won the first leg of the qualifying tie 4-2 tonight at home in Abidjan. Gervinho when at Lille scored for Ivorians tonight in Abidjan But it wasn't easy for the home side, as they had to [...]


Newcastle Fans Unsure Of Top Six Finish This Season

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It's always interesting to get the thoughts of Newcastle fans at the beginning of the season, and then check up next May on how we did on various things. Ben Arfa - this lad wants Newcastle in top four never mind top six Newcastle fans were disappointed with the summer transfer market, but on the other hand fans still think in [.

Newcastle Hurt By Agents – Why Are They Not Being Reported?

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One of the reasons why Newcastle have made only a moderate start to the season so far, has been put down to agents promising players things they just couldn't come through with, and we suppose also some big clubs like Arsenal bidding for some of our best players like Yohan Cabaye as one example. [.

Newcastle Nervous – Hoping For Ivory Coast Victory Today

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The Ivory Coast will play Senegal this afternoon in the first of a two legged play off,  to decide which country will reach the African Cup of Nations finals to be held in South Africa starting in January. And let's be clear straight away, if Senegal wins this play-off then Newcastle will be in serious trouble in January and February with their two top Senegal strikers [.

Newcastle Supporter Josh Bone In Sight Of Paris

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Newcastle supporter Josh Bone completed the sixth leg of his seven marathons in seven days target yesterday, when he ran from Gisors to Cergy in bright sunshine. Josh Bone on the road in France yesterday On Josh's blog he is reporting that the sixth stage wasn't too bad, but he is completely sick of the [.

Good News On Newcastle Captain Coloccini

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There were a few reports a couple of days ago that Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini was injured worse than was being revealed, although the statement issued by the Argentine FA a day or two ago, didn't say he was seriously injured. Fabricio Coloccini injury may not be too bad Seriously injured with his hamstring, would mean up to six [.

This Lad Is Now Improving Quickly At Newcastle

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While it hasn't been a start to the season that most of us hoped for, 4 points out of the first three league games is not too bad, and we qualified for the Europa League and got a fairly easy looking group too, and we just have to hope that some of our big stars are soon back to their best. [..

Newcastle To Reinforce Squad In January

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We have to think that Newcastle were as frustrated this summer as they were last summer, when we failed to sign a striker to replace Andy Carroll, and only brought in free agent Demba Ba. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa - Montpellier captain on the radar screen That was put right in January when Newcastle shelled out about 9M [.

Tim Krul Preferred To Stekelenburg By New Dutch Manager

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Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul picked up his 4th cap for Holland last night and his first appearance for Holland in a competitive match, when he was in the Dutch goal in the 2-0 win over Turkey in World Cup qualifying. Robin van Persie scores Holland's first goal With new manager Louis van Gaal appointed after the disastrous European [.

England Hammer Moldova 5-0 In World Cup Opener

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England's number 3 ranking in the latest FIFA ranking seems to have done England no harm at all, as they thrashed a poor Moldova side 5-0 in their first qualifying game of the 2014 World Cup. England got off to a great start in Moldova tonight with a goal in just three minutes,  when there was a handball in [.

Ben Arfa The Man Of The Moment On Tyneside

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It took Hatem Ben Arfa a while, but this year he has shown the fantastic form he was renowned for when he played for French Champions Lyon and Marseilles, and in the first three Premier League games of the season, the 13 times capped French International has been Newcastle's best player in every game.

Tough Choices If Tiote Cannot Make Everton Game

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Wit the injuries Newcastle have so far suffered this season in just a short three weeks, we may see some experienced players playing out of position, and it's either that or bringing in some of the talented youngsters Newcastle have at the club at the moment. Will Bigirimana keep his place if Tiote not fit?

It’s The Calm Before The Storm For Newcastle

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Newcastle are in the midst of having a fifteen day break between Premier League games because of the International break, when World Cup qualifying and African Cup of Nations qualifying games will be taking place. Newcastle will travel to Everton a week on Monday, then face CS Maritimo on the following Thursday in the Europa [.

This Part Of Newcastle’s Play Is Just Awful

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One aspect of Newcastle's play that has been disappointing so far this season are the set plays, and so far, as Alan Pardew point out today, they have been awful. Alan Pardew we're not proficient on corners In fact at the end 0f last season Alan Pardew said Newcastle needed to score more goals from set-plays, and [.

This Part Of Newcastle’s Play Is Just Awful

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One aspect of Newcastle's play that has been disappointing so far this season are the set plays, and so far, as Alan Pardew point out today, they have been awful. Alan Pardew we're not proficient on corners In fact at the end 0f last season Alan Pardew said Newcastle needed to score more goals from set-plays, and [.

Newcastle Midfielder Could Return For Everton Game

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Injury problems are mounting for Newcastle but Cheick Tiote, who has been out since the first game of the season against Tottenham has a good chance to be back for our next game at Everton a week on Monday. Cheick Tiote in action against Spurs Ryan Taylor is presumably out at least six months, [...

Has Fab Coloccini Sustained A Serious Hamstring Injury?

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This season has not started off too well for Newcastle, and news today that our captain Fabricio Coloccini has actually sustained another hamstring injury, while on International duty in Argentina. Coloccini at the Argentine training camp It may be more serious than first thought when we reported the news last night, and at the time we said [.

Newcastle Defender Out Three To Four Weeks

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We were hoping it would be sooner, but it could also have been much worse, with the news today that Danny Simpson will be out three to four weeks with his hamstring problem. Danny Simpson in action against Atromitos Simpson picked up a hamstring problem during last weekend's 1-1 draw with Aston Villa, but [.

Pardew Wants To Do As Well As Last Season – Fans Are Doubtful

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Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew was happy to keep all his big stars like Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba, Fab Coloccini and Cheick Tiote on Tyneside in the summer, with reports that clubs came after our top players over the last few weeks of the transfer window, but owner Mike Ashley turned down the bids, and it's not clear how big those [.

Injuries A Big Problem For Newcastle’s Small Squad

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The news that Fabricio Coliccini has suffered a muscle strain in his right leg at the Argentine Training camp, and will now miss the game against Paraguay on Friday night was not good news for Newcastle manager Alan Pardew today. Fab Coloccini injured again in Argentina Newcastle did not manage to increase the size of their [.

Premier League Clubs Trying To Stop Crazy Overspending

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It seems that Michel Platini's statements of a few days ago are having an impact on the various leagues in Europe, and the UEFA President has warned clubs, especially the top clubs who are currently the most successful, that they need to balance their books or they will not be allowed to compete in Europe.

Premier League Clubs Trying To Stop Crazy Overspending

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It seems that Michel Platini's statements of a few days ago are having an impact on the various leagues in Europe, and the UEFA President has warned clubs, especially the top clubs who are currently the most successful, that they need to balance their books or they will not be allowed to compete in Europe.

Newcatsle Linked With Algerian Winger

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Newcastle are again being linked with Sochaux's winger Ryad Boudebouz, and the player has said he will be leaving the French club next summer, but we don't think Newcastle need any wingers, and we wouldn't put much credibility in this report from InsideFutb0l. Ryad Boudebouz Sochaux's Algerian International There was some news that Newcastle tried to sign this [.

Ferry Cancellation Frustrates Marathoner Josh Bone

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Josh Bone on Tuesday was supposed to get the Ferry across to France at 10:30am, but it was unexpectedly delayed until 11:30pm and that meant it was impossible for Josh to get much running in on Tuesday, although he still did 19 miles, and he arrived at 4:00am Wednesday morning across the English Channel.

Sunderland Road Sign – For Football Follow Newcastle – True!

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We were sent this photo last night and expect to be around the Internet in the next few days and it's valid too. This sign is in Sunderland too oh my! You would have believed it was dreamed up by the Toon Army but no, it's a road sign in Sunderland that is [...]


Oh No – Coloccini Injured – Misses Argentine Game

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This is about the worst news we could have received this week that Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini has picked up a muscle strain in training with the Argentine squad. Fabricio Coloccini has muscle strain in right leg The muscle strain is in his right leg, and that's the second time Fab has been [.

Alan Pardew And Players Aid Leukaemia Charity

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We are very willing to help any good cause in the name of charity, especially when it includes people from Newcastle United. Alan Pardew - on his bike And Alan Pardew and three Newcastle players will aid tomorrow in a drive for Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov,  who was diagnosed with leukaemia last March.

Newcastle Youngster Wants To Be A Newcastle Starter

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It's an important season for 20-year-old James Tavernier, who joined Newcastle from Leeds United in 2008, when he was just 16. James Tavernier in action in Athens against Atromitos James has come on well over the last eighteen months or so, after he played 50 times in total out on loan at Gateshead, Carlisle United, Sheffield Wednesday and MK Dons.

Perch Certainly Not A Pain In The Neck To Magpies

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James Perch's star at Newcastle has been rising over the last season, and he will likely play a lot of games for Newcastle this season, with Newcastle also playing in the Europe League, and James is likely to start every game in Europe. James Perch excellent utility player for Magpies James had this to [.

Sky Sports – Excellent Transfer Window For Newcastle

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Sky Sports did an evaluation of the transfer market just completed, and rated each club as winners or losers,  depending on how they think they fared in the summer transfer window, and Newcastle came out as winners and thanks to reader Ben Wheeler for pointing this out to us. Vurnon Anita £6.

Sky Sports – Excellent Transfer Window For Newcastle

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Sky Sports did an evaluation of the transfer market just completed, and rated each club as winners or losers,  depending on how they think they fared in the summer transfer window, and Newcastle came out as winners and thanks to reader Ben Wheeler for pointing this out to us. Vurnon Anita £6.

Will Newcastle Finish In The Top Six This Season?

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One of the polls we failed to put out earlier is to ask our readers whether we will finish in the top six, so we'll remedy that today.  Newcastle manager Alan Pardew


Will Newcastle Finish In The Top Six This Season?

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One of the polls we failed to put out earlier is to ask our readers whether we will finish in the top six, so we'll remedy that today.  Newcastle manager Alan Pardew


Newcastle Back In For Blackpool Star In January

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The Daily Mirror are reporting today that Newcastle had a £4M bid rejected by Blackpool in January for their young winger Tom Ince, the son of former Manchester United and England midfield star Paul Ince. Tom Ince are Newcastle interested in 20 year-old winger? Ince has scored four times for Blackpool this season and Blackpool are at the [.

Newcastle Turned Down Big Money Offers For Their Stars

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Alan Pardew revealed yesterday that in the last few weeks of the transfer window, Newcastle had clubs come in for players like Demba Ba, Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tiote,  but the offers made for them were all turned down by owner Mike Ashley. Mike Ashley turned down offers for top stars We'll probably never know just how big the offers were, [.

Xisco In Newcastle’s 22 Man Squad For Premier league

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There's a surprise in Newcastle's 22 man squad named for the Premier League and that is that Xisco is in it, and the Spaniard is serving the last year of his five year deal at Newcatsle, and since he 's a striker we suppose Newcastle will try to use him this season. Xisco in [...]


More Team Bonding On Agenda During International Break

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There are a number of players like Fab Coloccini, Yohan Cabaye, Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba, Tim Krul, Shane Ferguson and Haris Vuckic away on International duty over the next couple of weeks, but there's also a large  majority of the Newcastle squad remaining on Tyneside, and they will be having a well earned break after 5 games in just 15 days at the [.

Bigirimana Can Become A Newcastle Regular – And Soon Too

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Gael Bigirimana had a very good game for Newcastle on Sunday in a very important position, as defensive midfielder, and Alan Pardew today had sang the praised of the former Coventry City player, and said Gael got better as the game went on. Gael Bigirimana excellent game on Sunday And surely this is the [.

It’s Official – Ben Arfa Is A Fantastic Player For Us

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The highlight of the season so far for Newcastle is the form of Hatem Ben Arfa, our French International midfielder, and if some of our other top players had shown the same form,  we could have had 9 points from our first three games rather than just four. Ben Arfa - what a goal on Sunday [...]


Financial Fair Play Rules – Newcastle And Football’s Only Hope

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According to manager Alan Pardew, Mike Ashley's vision for Newcastle to become a big club again,  is to qualify for the Champions League, but just how soon we can do that without more than a £3M net outlay in the summer, is difficult to contemplate. Mike Ashley wants Newcastle in the Champions League [.

Davide Santon – For Us Ben Arfa Is So Important – Video

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Davide Santon had another decent game at left back on Sunday, and it seems he is improving and starting to get to grips with the Premier League, this being his second season in the world's best football league. Davide Santon - keeps improving at Newcastle And iot seems Davide, who played for Inter-Milan is keen [.

Here’s Something To Lift The Spirits Of Newcastle Fans

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I was thinking last night of how to remind Newcastle fans of what we've already done in the Premier League,  since we arrived back in the big time two years ago,  and here's some videos to cheer up Newcastle fans everywhere, this Tuesday morning. Cheick Tiote celebrating the only goal he's ever scored for Newcastle But [.

Josh Bone Finds It Tough Going In Second Marathon

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Josh Bone, the Newcastle supporter who is attempting to run seven marathons in seven days in aid of cancer, and in honor of his father Ron who died last year of the disease, completed his second marathon in successive days from Felbridge to Lewes yesterday, but since seven miles of it was uphill, which was [.

Coloccini – We Must Win At Home And Improve As A Team

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We must say we've been impressed with  the way Fab Coloccini has captained the Newcastle  since he took over at the start of last season, afer Kevin Nolan left for pastures anew and a long term contract at West Ham. Coloccini Newcastle must improve as a team Fabricio is a great guy, but he's [...

Rampant Newcastle U21 Side Hammer Stoke City Away 5-1

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The powerful Newcastle U21 side blasted Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium today and ran out worthy 5-1 winners. Curtis Good played the full 90 minutes It was a game in the newly created Barclays Under-21s Premier League Group 2 match, and it was a hat-trick from Australian Bradden Inman, and goals from Marcus [.

Things At Newcastle Not As Bad As They May Appear

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There's a really good saying that when things are good, they are never as good as they may appear, and on the other side of things when things are bad, they are never as bad as they appear and that's one way to keep things balanced in the ups and downs of life and of [...]


Alan Pardew – I Love You

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Newcastle are very popular in Germany and so is Alan Pardew at least with this German girl who has made a video of Alan with herself take a look. I have nothing to say - other than she seems a good looking girl and that Alan will get ribbed over this.


Alan Pardew Given Two Match Touchline Ban – Fined £20K

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News coming through that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been given a two-match touchline ban and fined £20K for improper conduct during Newcastle's win over Tottenham in the first game of the season. The Football Association put this up on their web-site a short time ago: Following an Independent Regulatory Commission held today [Monday 3 [.

Injury Update – Ameobi, Tiote Close – Ferguson Could Return

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Alan Pardew is hoping to have both Cheick Tiote and Shola  Ameobi back for the trip to Everton in two weeks time, and if Shola is fit he could even start the game at Goodison Park, because we need more bite and energy up front. Shola Ameobi could play at Everton Shola and his brother Sammy have been sidelined with hamstring injuries, but it looks like [.

This Is What Can Pull Newcastle Through

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One of the players showing really good form from the start this season was Ryan Taylor, but as luck would have it, the 28 year-old picked up a serious ACL injury on Thursday night in the 1-0 win against Atromitos, and will be out for many months unfortunately and he was shown at the [...]


Anita Best Full Back On The Books – Bigirimana Looked Good

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One of the good things about the game yesterday was the form of both Vurnon Anita and 18 year-old Gael Bigirimana, with Anita looking good both in central midfield and at right back, and Gael having a very solid game in the middle of the park in the biggest test of his career so far on Tyneside.

Top Players Jaded – New Challenge For Newcastle Manager

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It's a real pity that Yohan Cabaye's free kick, with just about 30 seconds to go in the game yesterday, didn't go in to give Newcastle the win, because things would be a  lot different today, but goalkeeper Guzon made a good save and it means Newcastle have made only an average start to the [...]


Pardew – Ben Arfa Is Always The Best Player In Training

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It took another piece of magic from Hatem Ben Arfa yesterday after 58 minutes, when he rifled the ball in from just outside the penalty box, and we'll have to stop calling him a one-footed player, because he hit the ball so beautifully with his right foot the one he usually just uses for balance.

Good News On Ryan Taylor But Simpson Diagnosis Unclear

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Newcastle have made only an average start to the season with 4 points from their first three league games, two of which were at home, and we had Danny Simpson limp off in the first half yesterday with a hamstring  injury, but no news yet on just how bad the injury is, but Danny will miss a few weeks before he [.

Pardew Angry At Behind The Scenes Activity During Summer

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It seems there has been some stuff going on behind the scenes during the transfer window that Alan Pardew knew about, which has been upsetting him, and upsetting some of his top players, and it could even be that is why some Newcastle players have not been at the top of their form at the start of [.

Magpie Supporter Runs 30 Miles – Watches Newcastle Game

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Newcastle supporter Josh Bone set out today on his goal of running seven marathons in seven days, and he completed his first marathon, after starting at Trafalgar Square in London, and he hopes to end up on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris next Saturday, 8th September. Josh Bone at 8:00 am this morning [.

Alan Pardew Frustrated By Newcastle’s Inconsistent Display

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Alan Pardew was down to earth when he was interviewed by Sky Sports after the game against Aston Villa today, and he was disappointed with the lack of discipline in some parts of the pitch, and he was right when he said the set plays were awful again. Ben Arfa - congratulated by Jonas on wonder goal [.

Newcastle 1 Aston Villa 1 – Full Match Report

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Here's the game as we saw it as it happened. The lads came out with their black tops on and with the words on the back  Ryan Taylor Over The Top as a nice gesture to Ryan Taylor, who looks like he'll be out for up to six months with his ACL knee injury. [...]


Ben Arfa’s Brilliant Goal And Match Highlights – Video

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Ben Arfa's Brilliant Goal against Aston Villa in 1-1 draw You have to wait of the advert finishing. And here are the highlights..... including Villa's goal.


Newcastle 1 Aston Villa 1 – Ben Arfa Brilliance Rescues Magpies

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Newcastle overcame a lackadaisical first half today when they went one goal down after 22 minutes, but came back strongly in the second half and another simply magnificent Ben Arfa goal this time with his right foot got the point for Newcastle but we pressed so much after the goal that the lads were unlucky not to get all 3 [.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Aston Villa?

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Let us know who you think was Newcastle's best player against Aston Villa was this afternoon in the 1-1 draw.


Unchanged Newcastle Side Against Villa – Tiote Still Injured

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Alan Pardew has named an unchanged side from the one that lost 2-0 to Chelsea last weekend, for this afternoon's important game at St. James' Park against pointless Aston Villa. Vurnon Anita again deputizes for the Ivory Coast International,  who we assume will not be available for the African Cup of Nations playoff tie against Senegal [.

Newcastle vs Aston Villa – Match Preview

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All Premier League games are important and are Newcastle's number one priority this season, but the game against Aston Villa this afternoon at St. James' Park is especially important, and that's because of at least two reasons. One is that a win would give us 6 points from our first three games of the season and that would [.

Let’s Give Gabby Obertan A Chance

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Gabby Obertan probably had his best game in Newcastle colors last Thursday night against Atromitos in the Europa League, when he was our Man of the Match,  and showed some significant skill down the right wing. Great shot of Obertan in action against Atromitos The French winger joined Newcastle from Manchester United last summer for £3M, after being at the Red Devils [.

It’s An Unprecedented Opportunity For Newcastle’s Youngsters

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Alan Pardew  will not play his first team in the Europa League this season, and he has been interviewed in today's Sunday Sun by Mark Douglas, and Alan says he will give a chance to his top youngsters, and he thinks it's an unprecedented opportunity for them at Newcastle this season, and they should take their opportunity with both feet.

Pardew – Squad Is Stronger Than Last Year At This Time

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In the two polls we are running 47% of readers think the Newcastle squad is stronger than it was last year at this time, even though 74% of fans are dissatisfied with the  summer transfer window, and would presumably have liked to see more players brought to Tyneside. Alan Pardew squad is stronger than last year Newcastle spent a net £3M in the transfer market [.

Clubs Must Balance Their Books – Or Be Banned From Europe

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The madness started when Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea in the summer of 2003, and he has spent £1B since then in trying to make Chelsea into a top team and yes he has done that and they finally won the Champions League last season, and they have won the Premier League three times [...]


Clubs Must Balance Their Books – Or Be Banned From Europe

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The madness started when Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea in the summer of 2003, and he has spent £1B since then in trying to make Chelsea into a top team and yes he has done that and they finally won the Champions League last season, and they have won the Premier League three times [...]


Pardew Worried About The Form Of Cisse And Demba Ba

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Alan Pardew has been talking about the form of his strikers before today's game with Aston Villa at home, a game we have won these last two seasons, but of course we've only had two league games so far, Â and Demba Ba scored that great goal in the first game against Tottenham, and Papiss Cisse [...]


Pardew Wants A Livelier Cisse Today – Hopes Senegal Lose

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Both Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba have so far been a little quiet this season, with only one goal between them, and Papiss Cisse has been the quieter striker of the two, and has not scored in his last five appearances for Newcastle. Papiss Cisse very quiet this season Considering these two scored 29 [.

Two Derisory Offers Received For Newcastle’s Top Midfielder

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It appears that Newcastle did receive some offers for their midfield star Yohan Cabaye during the summer, and in the last week the news that Arsenal were after the French International turned out to be true. Yohan Cabaye after scoring for France in Euro 2012 If Arsenal and Arsene Wenger were after Cabaye he much be French.

75% Of Newcastle Fans Dissatisfied With Transfer Window

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Alan Pardew's job this season will be a lot tougher than it was last season, now that Newcastle have qualified for Europe for the first time in six seasons, but the Newcastle manager says this is not the biggest challenge of his management career. Alan Pardew had tougher challenges than currently at Newcastle This is what Alan said today when asked if the situation [.

Newcastle Need More From Demba Ba And Papiss Cisse

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One of the surprises of the season so far is the way Newcastle have been without a cutting edge up front, and we've had both Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse in the side. Papiss Cisse rifling the ball home in second half against Villa in February But the only real threat was when Demba Ba [...]


Newcastle Have Some Top Youngsters Now Coming Through

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While Alan Pardew admits some fans will be disappointed at what Newcastle were able to achieve in this transfer window, the Newcastle manager points out we still have a number of players form last summer to start to show ion Tyneside, including Sylvain Marveaux, Mehdi Abeid and Gabby Obertan. Sylvain Marveaux injured most of last [.

Newcastle Keeping Tabs On Belgian Defender

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The scouting has started up again at Newcastle, and maybe we can bring in some new players in January, but that's always more difficult than in the summer transfer window,  which closed last night. Toby Alderweireld Ajax center-back can also play right back The player that Newcastle scouted at the weekend was a player we've been linked with all year 23 [.

Newcastle Did Well To Hold Onto Top Players This Summer

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One great thing about the transfer window is that Newcastle didn't lose one of our top players to a bigger club, and also Demba Ba decided to stay on Tyneside, even though he could have picked up a bigger wage package if he had activated that now famous £7M release clause in his contract. Alan [...]


Are You Satisfied With Transfers? Is Magpies Squad Stronger?

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Now that the transfer window is over it seems a decent time to put a couple of polls out and ask first of all are you satisfied with the transfer business that Newcastle have conducted this summer? Gael Bigirimana one of the players brought in over the summer And then an almost follow on question [.

Surprising Simpson Still At Newcastle And Debuchy Didn’t Arrive

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Danny Simpson is still at Newcastle after the transfer window closed last night, and that's a bit of a surprise, since Alan Pardew had said earlier this year that if he didn't sign his new contract on Tyneside, he would be moved out in the summer. Danny Simpson still here after all these years Newcastle could have [.