Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2013

Newcastle Target Buys Out Contract – Magpies In For Him?

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Newcastle were reported to have put a bid in for French defensive midfielder Willaim Vainqueur, on the last day of the January transfer window. William Vainqueur free agent The Belgium newspaper L'Avenir reported in January that Newcastle put in a bid for Standard Liege's William Vainqueur: "Newcastle, which already has eleven French players could [.

So Sad To See Loyal Fans Returning Their Season Tickets

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We read the news story in the Chronicle today about Tom Ireland of South Shields, who has had enough of Newcastle's many missteps under Mike Ashley, in particular the return of Joe Kinnear to the club, and Tom wants his money back on his season ticket, although he's been told he has to wait until [..

This Man City Striker Could Be Good Buy For Newcastle

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I had breakfast this morning with my son Neil, and of course we talked about possible striker targets this summer for Newcastle, and Neil brought up Manchester City striker John Guidetti who had done very well out on loan at Feyenoord the season before last but he seemed to have disappeared last season, [.

French Speaking Players Under Pressure This Summer

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We all know that Newcastle's French players have been told to learn English over the summer, and it will be interesting to see how far some of our five new players have progressed with their English lessons when pre-season training starts on Thursday. Massadio Haidara - went to USA for his holidays It;s been a [.

Newcastle Fans Not Expecting A Great Season

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With the players arriving back for pre-season training this Thursday, we'll take a look back at one of our summer polls, about where the fans expect Newcastle to finish in the league table next season. Fans expect top ten finish but not top six We put this poll up on June 1st and 54% think [...]

We’ll Soon Know What Pardew Thinks Of Kinnear Appointment

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Alan Pardew has been extremely quiet this summer, and it seems he's usually back in Newcastle before now, to prepare for pre-season training, and we wonder why he's been so quiet this summer. Joe Kinnear now exactly a unifying force Of course it's very important for players and coaches to get away from it [.

These Are Newcastle’s Goals For Next Season

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Two years ago at this time we had already signed Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba, Sylvain Marveaux and Mehdi Abeid, and this summer's transfer window has been the slowest since we started this blog over six years ago. Alan Pardew pressure on Alan Pardew next season Probably the reason for no transfers yet is that [.

No Real News On Newcastle This Summer Apart From Kinnear

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This season hasn't only been a bit unique because of absolutely no action in the transfer market, but it's also because there's been a dearth of real news about the club. Mike Ashley - has not made fans laugh with Kinnear appointment In any summer there's always going to be some daft reports about players [.

No Bids Yet For Newcastle Striker Target

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29-year-old Darren Bent will not be at Aston Villa come September, but whether he will be at Newcastle will depend almost completely on whether Newcastle can get a decent deal for the England International. Darren Bent Newcastle only interested if they get good deal The Sunday People is reporting that Aston Villa have yet [.

Newcastle’s New Home Shirt For Next Season

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We'll join the crowd here is a leaked photograph of Newcastle's home shirt for next seoasn that's doing the rounds on the internet. And this is probably the shirt and it looks good apart from that WONGA.com sign on it it's got those thin blue stripes on the sides. What do you [...]

This Frenchman Most Likely To Leave Newcastle This Summer

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Last summer owner Mike Ashley put a price tag of £25M on his top stars, and he didn't want to lose any of them but every player at Newcastle has their price, it's just a high price for our best players. Yohan Cabaye most likely to leave this summer And that strategy seemed [...]

Newcastle Could Lose Eight Englishmen In A Short Two Years

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Shola Ameobi is still thinking over his options about whether he wants to leave his home town club to get more playing time at some other club next season. Shola Ameobi could leave this summer But if Shola moves he will be the fifth English player we will have lost in the last two [...]

Newcastle Target Offered New Contract At PSG

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23 year-old PSG center-half Mamadou Sakho has been tracked by Newcastle for well over a year now, and we should know shortly whether he will leave the only club he's ever played for. Mamadou Sakho - could sign new deal at PSG The 6'2″ French International was not first choice at PSG under manager Carlo [.

Agent Denies Newcastle Interest In Frenchman

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We'd never been linked with Saint-Etienne's 18 year-old center-back Kurt Zouma before, so it was good news in the last day or two that Newcastle were going in with a double bid of £25M for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his young team-mate Zouma and that news was first reported in the Daily Mail.

Striker Target Wants Bigger Club Than Newcastle

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27 year-old Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac is stalling over a possible £12M move to Newcastle United. Andre-Pierre Gignac doesn't want to come to Newcastle The Daily Mail is reporting that Andre-Pierre Gignac is not sure that a move to Newcastle United would be a good move to him. So if the Mirror report is [.

Danny Simpson – My Four Years At Newcastle Were Tremendous

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We had seen some headlines about Alan Pardew regretting not re-signing Danny Simpson to a new deal, but Newcastle have been trying to do that for the last two years, but Danny wouldn't sign, and he has now been signed by Harry Redknapp at QPR, and will be playing in the Championship next season. Danny [.

Newcastle Target – Decision Is Imminent

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Newcastle have been vaguely linked with Montpellier star Younes Belhanda this month, and he has said he has the chance to join an English club, and that he will make his decision imminently. Younes Belhanda - likely moving to Aston Villa But the only time we have been linked with Younes is earlier this month, [.

Reports That Newcastle Bid £11M For St. Etienne Center-Back

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France Football is reporting that Newcastle are not only after St. Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but that we are also interested in their top young center-back Kurt Zouma. Kurt Zouma top young French center-back 18 year-old Zouma is of Central African descent and made his first team debut for St.

Joe Kinnear – We’ll Get The Best Players For Newcastle

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Newcastle are starting to make bids for players in the transfer market, and there are reports that Newcastle are not only interested in St. Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but also in their top 18 year-old center-back Kurt Zouma, and if the news is to be believed in France Football, Newcastle will launch a £25M bid [.

Newcastle Linked With Dutch International Midfielder

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News today in the press that Newcastle could be after FC Twente central midfielder Leroy Fer, who wants to play in England to further his career. Leroy Fer - FC Twente midfielder The 23 year-old started his career at Feyenoord back in 1999, when he was nine years old and then moved in the summer [...

Michael Owen – Signing For Newcastle Was Fantastic, Unbelievable

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The Evening Chronicle today has a new series out on Michael Owen, who was signed by Newcastle for £17M from Real Madrid in August of 2005, when Graeme Souness was managing the club. Michael Owen while at Newcastle And Newcastle signed Michael to a wage of £110K/week for four years, and of course it [.

Top Russian Clubs After Newcastle Winger

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le10sport has a few exclusives out today, and two of them concern Newcastle United. Once is a quote from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang' father and agent Pierre, that he would like a quick move for his son, and the other concerns Sylvain Marveaux. Sylvain Marveaux wanted by top Russian clubs The news is that both SKA [.

Aubameyang’s Father Wants Quick Transfer Move

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has said some good words about Newcastle and their fans, and it seems that his father and adviser, Pierre Aubameyang, is hoping for a quick transfer this summer, but it has to be the right deal. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang his father wants quick move And make no mistake, there are some big clubs [.

Aubameyang – Newcastle Is A Good Club With Passionate Fans

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There is some good news for Newcastle fans today, that Saint-Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says that he would like to move to England and not only that, but that Newcastle is a good club with passionate fans and St James's Park is a monumental stadium. He's such a good lad. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang do I [.

How How To Judge Kinnear – But Can He Behave Himself?

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Joe Kinnear has been brough into the club to be another football person involved with recruiting players to Newcastle, and not only that, but as Director of Football, Joe is in the lead on this, and will need to communicate closely with Alan Pardew and Graham Carr, who now report to him. Joe Kinnear [.

Newcastle Midfielder Tops PSG Transfer List

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Since former French manager Laurent Blanc took over as the new manager of PSG, replacing Carlo Ancelotti, who is now managing Real Madrid, Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye is now the Paris club's number one midfield target. Yohan Cabaye in demand in France That's according to French paper Le Parisien, although Cabaye has been linked [.

Joe Kinnear Bids For Newcastle’s Number One Target

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There were reports yesterday that Newcastle had put in a massive £15M bid some reports said it was as high as £18M for our number one striker target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of St. Etienne. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Newcastle in the bidding That would be the biggest bid Newcastle have launched since Mike Ashley has [.

Fringe Player Loves Newcastle – But Will Still Leave

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Dan Gosling was signed from Everton as a free agent in June of 2010, and at thew time he was recovering from an ACL injury, but he has simply never made a breakthrough at Newcastle, and we will very likely see Dan leave the club this summer. Dan Gosling has loved life at Newcastle [...]

Newcastle Look At Fans’ Forum To Improve Communications

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Newcastle United's Head Of Media is Wendy Taylor and she seems to want to solve the almost complete lack of communication between the supporters and the club, and she had talked about some of her own ideas about how to do that. Wendy Taylor looking at fans' forum This is what Wendy said folklowing [.

Newcastle Close In On Transfer Targets

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The Daily Mirror is reporting that Joe Kinnear has decided to go after to English stars Darren Bent and James Tomkins and they are two of Alan Pardew's top transfer targets. James Tomkins new top center-back target Newcastle were first interested in James Tomkins a year last January when our bid of [.

Very Productive Meeting Between Kinnear And Car – Targets Lined Up

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Joe Kinnear couldn't make the fans meeting on Monday night because he was meeting with Newcastle Chief Scout Graham Carr, and the news coming through this morning ia that meeting was very productive so we'll take that as some good news today. Joe Kinnear productive meeting with Graham Carr It seems that Newcastle's [.

It’s Critical – We Must Improve Communication With Fans

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Wendy Taylor is Head of Media at Newcastle and she is the one that;s been meeting with NUFC Fans United and her remit is to improve communications between the Newcastle fans and the club and that's been a huge problem ever since Mike Ashley bought the club six years ago. Wendy Taylor Head [...]

This Is What Joe Kinnear Can Learn From Alan Pardew

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There's news in all the local papers this morning that Alan Pardew was key to getting Fab Coloccini to stay at the club. Alan Pardew very good man manager But it was obvious from Alan's words about Colo and the fact he chose the Argentine to be the new captain of the club after [...]

Is Joe Kinnear Really Fit Enough For His New Job?

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It could be that Mike Ashley has been waiting for Joe Kinnear to become fit enough to work again, before he offered Joe another job at Newcastle, after Joe had to leave the Newcastle manager's job in February, 2009 after more heart problems. Joe Kinnear in September, 2008 at St, James' Park Doesn't look [.

Reports That Mike Ashley Willing To Sell Newcastle

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We could have almost predicted that there would be some news that Mike Ashley was willing to sell Newcastle, following the NUFC Fans United meeting on Monday night. Mike Ashley willing to sell Newcastle? At that meeting the Mike Ashley Out Campaign produced a motion, which you can read here, that Mike Ashley sell [.

NUFC Fans United Meeting Was A Good Start

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NUFC Fans United say they are an umbrella organization for all supporters and all supporter groups, and we must say we've been impressed with them over these last two weeks especially with their professionalism. Newcastle fans at the meeting on Monday night There's nothing like getting things done to gain some credibility with fans, [.

Newcastle Bid £12M For French International Striker

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The Daily Mail is reporting that Newcastle are making a £12M move for 27 year-old French International striker Andre-Pierre Gignac. Andre-Pierre Gignac - 27 year-old Marseilles striker The Frenchmen plays for Marseilles, and he has played 16 times with four goals for France, and he has been described as an English style center-forward but he [.

Chris Hughton Has Done Very Well Since Newcastle Fired Him

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Rachel Yankey is an English ladies footballer who plays for Arsenal and for the England national team, and she recently reached 125 caps to equal Peter Shilton's all-time record for an England international. Rachel Yankey - equaled Peter Shilton's record And there's news that a certain class gentleman called Chris Hughton sent the left winger [.

Two Top Newcastle Youngsters Sign New Deals

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It's a little bit of a surprise but 21 year-old local lads Conor Newton and Paul Dummett have both agreed new deals to stay at Newcastle, according to Sky Sports. Conor Newton and Paul Dummett at St. Mirren They look good in black and white stripes Both lads were born and bred in Newcastle, [...]

Ashley Shocked At This Specific Failure Last Season

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We knew that Mehdi Abeid has been told to leave Newcastle and that he was looking for another club, but news today in theNewcastle Journalthat 23 year-oldRomainAmalfitano has also been told to look for another club. Romain Amalfitano didn't work out for the 23 year-old Romain was signed from Reims last summer as a [.

Newcastle Appoint Supporter Liaison Manager – Now What?

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Wendy Taylor is the head of media at Newcastle, and she and new Supporter Liaison Manager Lee Marshall have been communicating with NUFC Fans United for a while now, and helped to set up last night's meeting with the fans. Wendy Taylor Newcastle's Head of Media with Bobby Neither Wendy nor Lee spoke [.

Kinnear To Oversee Big Clear Out – Ten Players Could Leave

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Joe Kinnear's new job is basicallyrecruitmentat all levels of the club, and one reason Mike Ashley seems to have brought Joe in is to have another voice on which players to sign again at all levels of the club but ourrecruitmenthas been good at the first team level but a failure at [...]

Have Newcastle Agreed Fee For This England U21 Winger?

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Birmingham City manager Lee Clark has revealed there have been two offers from Premier League clubs for Nathan Redmond that have been accepted, and we wonder if one of them is from Newcastle United we hope one of them is from Newcastle United. 19 year-old Nathan Redmond two offers accepted And another offer [.

The “Mike Ashley Out” Motion – In Full

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The Mike Ashley Out Campaign took advantage of the meeting last night between fans and Newcastle officials to present a motion to get Ashley out of the club, and for those fans who haven't seen it here it is. Mike Ashley Newcastle owner since June, 2007 This is what Graeme Cansdale from the [...]

Fans Vent Their Frustrations To Newcastle Officials

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There was anywhere from 250 to 400 Newcastle fans who took the opportunity to attend a fans meeting last night in the Newcastle city center, with two officials from Newcastle United, so that some questions could be answered coming out of the shock appointment of Joe Kinnear as the new Director of Football just over [.

Newcastle Reported To Have Bid For Two Top Strikers

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There was news yesterday that Newcastle were launching a £13M bid for 24 year-old St. Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but how much truth there was in that report, we have no idea. Wilfred Bony Newcastle supposed top have put in a bid for striker And news coming in from talkSPORT today is that Newcastle [.

Three Englishmen Now In Newcastle’s Sights

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News in the Journal today that Newcastle have increased their interest in Blackpool winger Tom Ince, although Newcastle have been linked with the player for at least a year now. Tom Ince Newcastle interested again The 21 year-old son of former Manchester United great Paul Ince can bring goals to Newcastle, and he has [.

Your Chance To Meet Joe Kinnear In Newcastle Tonight

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As we mentioned over the weekend, Joe Kinnear has been invited to a fans' meeting tonight, set up by NUFC Fans United, who were responsible for negotiating with Newcastle and John Hall to get the old St. James' Park gates restored and back at the ground. Joe Kinnear while manager at Newcastle The main [.

My Old Man’s Joe Kinnear – He Lived In A Council Flat

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Joe Kinnear has again damaged his standing with Newcastle fans by personally criticizing Newcastle's goalscoring legend Alan Shearer, after Alan had said Joe had made Newcastle into a laughing stock with his ridiculous talkSPORT interview last Monday night. Joe Kinnear really a dustman at heart? Joe didn't exactly answer the criticism handed out by [.

Newcastle Announce Six Pre-Season Friendlies

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We are hoping that things at Newcastle will settle down, once the players return from their summer holidays a week on Thursday July 4th when pre-season training starts. Newcastle play SC Braga on 10th August Newcastle will start the pre-season at Motherwell on 16th July, and then play two games in Portugal, and [.

Newcastle Youngster Participates In England U20 Draw

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It looked like England were going to get off to a win in their first game in Group E n the U20 World Cup taking place in Turkey on Sunday night. Gael Bigirimana - came on after 89 minutes And England were two goals up from Conor Coady in the 41st and Luke Williams made [...]

Manager Said To Replace Pardew Has Been Sacked

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We found it hard to believe the story today, that Newcastle could be lining up Brighton manager Gus Poyet, just in case Alan Pardew and Newcastle get off to bad start this coming season. Gus Poyet sensationally sacked by Brighton But that was a major news story today, and as far as we can [...]

Yohan Is A Brilliant Player – I Didn’t Pronounce His Name Right

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Joe Kinnear has talked again to the press today, and he says he was caught off guard in the talkSPORT interview on Monday night, because he thought he was going to talk to Bobby Gould about the old days, but then Andy Goldstein started asking him questions about his new job as Director of Football [.

Joe Kinnear Expands On New Role – I May Be Sacked

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After slagging off Alan Shearer for criticizing him last week and then apologizing to Newcastle fans for saying he as more intelligent than they were Joe Kinnear expanded on his role as Newcastle's new Director of Football and it's quiet and expansive role at the club to be sure. Joe Kinnear - [...]

It Could Still All End In Tears At Newcastle

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Alan Pardew and Graham Carr have said last week they are staying at Newcastle, but the big question now is can Joe Kinnear work with them, and will he impinge on their responsibilities in his new Director of Football position? Alan Pardew - a strong character The Director of Football has worked well on the [.

Fans Must Behave Tomorrow Night – Or Things Could Get Worse

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There's a meeting between fans and Newcastle officials at 6:00 pm tomorrow night, and Joe Kinnear has a standing invitation to attend the meeting. Joe Kinnear will he (can he) attend meeting tomorrow night? It's been set up by NUFC Fans United, which has been set up to give a voice to Newcastle fans [.

Shepherd Talks Some Good Sense About Kinnear Appointment

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We didn't always agree with how Freddy Shepherd ran the club when he was Chairman for 10 years from December 1st, 2007, but being born and bred on Tyneside, Freddy always had sky-high ambitions for the club, but overspent on many supposed star players. Freddy Shepherd uncertainty is not good for the fans However, [.

Joe Kinnear Interviewed Again – Even More Trouble Ahead

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We thought Joe Kinnear would keep quiet to let things settle down on Tyneside, but he hasn't heeded that advice, and he's been interviewed again in the Sunday Times today, and this time he slags off Alan Shearer. Joe Kinnear with Colin Calderwood in 2009 This is what Joe has said today more controversial [.

Kinnear To Newcastle Fans – I Apologize If I Offended People

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We had heard that 66 year old Joe Kinnear was regretful for the criticism he gave Newcastle fans in his notorious talkSPORT interview on Monday night, and today he has come out and been interviewed again in the Sunday Times, and he has apologized to Newcastle fans. Joe Kinnear apologizes to Newcastle Fans Joe's [.

Mike Ashley Convinces Graham Carr to Stay Put At Newcastle

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News today in the Sunday People that Mike Ashley has persuaded Graham Carr to stay at Newcastle as the Chief Scout. Graham Carr Newcastle's Chief Scout staying The relationship between the owner and Chief Scout is very good, so it's probably not surprising the 68 year top scout has decided to stay, and Graham [.

This Youngster Can Become A Big Player At Newcastle

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Newcastle's 19-year-old told youngster Gael Bigirimana played for the England U20 team in their rather easy 3-0 win against Uruguay in Antalya. Gael Bigirimana - plays for England U20s in World Cup Gael made the final 21 man squad for the U20 World Cup taking place in Turkey and England are in Group E with [.

Changes Made To Newcastle’s Transfer Policy This Summer?

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It's going to be very interesting to see if there are any noticeable changes in Newcastle's transfer policy this summer, with Joe Kinnear now on board. Mike Ashley changes in transfer policy this summer? Kinnear is now responsible for the transfers into and out of the club, and we'll see how we do this [.

NUFC Fans United Take Lead On Kinnear Affair

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The NUFC Fans United organization negotiated with Newcastle United officials and Sir John Hall to get the iconic front gates restored and reinstalled at St. James Park, and that was all announced last week, and since that time we've been in touch with the fans' organization. Joe Kinnear appointment has angered fans From what [.

Kinnear Working Hard On Newcastle’s New Transfer List

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Joe Kinnear has been quiet for a number of days now, but he has begun his review of the Newcastle squad and then when that's been complete he will meet with Alan Pardew and Graham Carr and the three of them will decide which players to go after that will strengthen Newcastle's side, and also [...]

After The Negativity – Some Good (Great) News On Ben Arfa

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There were some reports earlier this week that Ben Arfa may be sold this summer, but there didn't seem to be anything real in those reports other than the Frenchman is one of Newcastle's most popular players, and it made a good story for the press. Ben Arfa committed to Newcastle United But [...]

Joe Kinnear Now Regrets Giving That Interview

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Newcastle today in the Newcastle Journal that Joe Kinnear very much regrets giving that interview to talkSPORT, which created very bad headlines for both Joe and Newcastle United this week. Joe Kinnear got off to bad start And apparently Joe only gave the interview because of his friendship with Bobby Gould, but knows now [.

Pardew Fears Star Exodus After Stupid Kinnear Comments

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We had heard that Yohan Cabaye, who is currently on vacation with his wife in St. Tropez, was very unhappy at Joe Kinnear's comments last Monday night, when he stupidly mispronounced the names of many Newcastle's stars, including Yohan's name. Yohan Cabaye furious at Joe Kinnear's comments But we didn't realize that Yohan was [.

Carr And Pardew Staying – What About Kinnear?

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It's been another terrible week for Newcastle fans, but maybe there are some bright spots starting to shine through the clouds just maybe? Graham Carr - staying at Newcastle Alan Pardew did the right thing this week, and essentially said nothing, as the Kinnear nonsense was in full bloom, and then Alan issued a [.

Alan Shearer At Odds With Newcastle

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We had reported yesterday that before the name of Shearer's Bar had been changed to Nine Alan Shearer has been consulted so that he was kept in the loop, and we thought that was good that was happening. Alan Shearer told by email of the name change Newcastle's Finance Director is John Irving, [...]

Irish International Could Be New Magpies’ Center-Back Target

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With the news that Newcastle have given up on the chase of free agent Douglas of FC Twente we wonder who Newcastle's number one center-back target is, and whether it will be a British based player. Alex Pearce - is he Newcastle new target? Derek LLambias and Graham Carr had been working to bring [...

Newcastle Hit Holy Grail And Then Joe Kinnear Arrives

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Iain Dowie was the assistant to Alan Shearer, when the Newcastle legend took over as manager of Newcastle on April 1st, four years ago, in an attempt to save the club from relegation. Iain Dowie and Alan Shearer when in charge of Newcastle But the duo got just 5 points from the remaining 8 [...]

If Kinnear Does These Things He Could Even Be Successful

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It was a complete shock last Sunday when Joe Kinnear told the world that he was going to be the new Director of Football at Newcastle. Joe Kinnear back at Newcastle And of course he wasted no time at all in embarrassing both Newcastle and himself by making misstatements about himself, and comically mispronouncing [.

Former Chairman Shocked At Events – Wants Speedy Resolution

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Sir John Hall ran Newcastle in the 1990s when Kevin Keegan and his Entertainers were the talk of the Premier League, and he has spoken out today about the terrible and embarrassing events of the last four days, since Joe Kinnear decided to tell the world that he was to become the new Director of [.

Kinnear Brought In To End Existing Power Struggle At Newcastle

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The Daily Mirror is reporting that one reason Joe Kinnear has been brought back to Newcastle, is to end a power struggle that's been going on between manager Alan Pardew and Chief Scout Graham Carr. Problems between Carr and Pardew? If you believe this news, it's that Alan Pardew thinks that some of the players [.

Newcastle Need A New Managing Director – Here’s Why

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It's strange timing indeed, but Shearer's Bar, which is close to St. James' Park, is being renamed and signs were taken down yesterday, and the bar will be re-branded and called ‘Nine' presumably in honor of the many famous number 9s we've had at the club, and including not only Alan but the great [.

This Striker Now Tops The List After Kinnear-Pardew Meeting

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We don't know why these things happen at Newcastle, but the club is once again in disarray, and any sense of stability seems to have gone, and it's all been caused by one appointment that of Joe Kinnear as Director of Football. Darren Bent - English International tops the list One of Joe's first [...

Legend Laments Another Sickening Newcastle Disaster

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Alan Shearer has written in The Sun, and like most fans, he believes the appointment of Joe Kinnear as Newcastle's Director of Football has again turned the club into a laughing stock. It's hard to argue with that view. Alan Shearer - it sickens me Kinnear has wasted little time in making his presence felt [.

More Senior Officials Assessing Their Positions At Newcastle

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We put out an article very early this morning that the Independent was reporting Chief Scout Graham Carr was reassessing his position at the club, and was said to be on the brink of resigning from the club, after the appointment of Joe Kinnear as Director of Football. Joe Kinnear not worth the problems [.

Stability Collapses – Is It Going To Be 2008-2009 All Over Again?

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We think there are still some shoes to fall at Newcastle, after the fiery Joe Kinnear has rejoined the club, but these problems had better get sorted out soon, because this current situation is starting to look like what happened in September of 2008. Mike Ashley - what's he thinking? Newcastle got off to a [.

Graham Carr On Brink Of Resigning After Kinnear Appointment

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The Independent is reporting tonight that Graham Carr is considering resigning from his post as Newcastle's Chief Scout, a position he has held since February of 2010. Graham Carr on brink after Kinnear appointment The news is that the 68 year-old is considering following Derek LLambias out of the club at Newcastle, after Joe [.

Latest Newcastle Mess Was Caused By Joe Kinnear – Fact

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Usually when big organization changes are made at a company, you get all your facts together decide who has which roles, and then ensure there is no overlap, and then announce it in a coordinated and intelligent way so the employees understand it, and that it indeed makes good sense. Joe Kinnear [...

Carroll Signs For West Ham In Massive £46M Deal – As Expected

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We saw there was rumors that Andy Carroll could still possibly sign for Newcastle, but there is just no way Mike Ashley would pay £15M for Andy Carroll. Andy Carroll signs for West Ham As soon as West Ham agreed a fee of £15M for the striker, Newcastle were out of the picture, unless [...]

Joe Kinnear Talks Sense – Newcastle Fans Deserve The Best

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Joe Kinnear may have come to his senses, and he has given an interview with the Shields Gazette, and dare I say it he talks some sense for a change. Joe Kinnear 66 year-old has talked some sense Joe Kinnear was introduced as Newcastle's new Director of Football yesterday and today Derek Llambias [...

Derek Llambias Resigns From Newcastle United

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Newcastle United's Managing Director Derek Llambias has resigned from his role at the Tyneside club. Derek LLambias has resigned today So what Joe Kinnear was saying on Monday night in his rant on talkSPORT - that Derek would resign or had resigned is in fact true, and Joe Kinnear is now the sole [.

Is Joe Kinnar Becoming Chief Executive At Newcastle?

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With the shock announcement of Derek LLambias resigning from his position announced just about 30 minutes ago on the Newcastle web-site, we wonder if there are more changes in the offing at Newcastle. These two ran Newcastle for over five years The Chairman or Chief Executive at the club is in charge of the financial [.

Fixture List Announced – Here’s Newcastle’s Schedule

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Newcastle start the next league campaign with a very tough fixture at Manchester City, and will face a City with their new manager Manuel Pellegrini in charge. The full fixture list has been released today, and we are at City on 17th August, and our first home game is against West Ham United the following [.

Was Derek LLambias Blindsided By Kinnear Appointment?

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There was news in the Daily Mirror early this morning that some senior executives at Newcastle were as surprised as the fans, when Joe Kinnear came out on Sunday night and said he was to become the new Director of Football at Newcastle. Derek LLambias out after five years at Newcastle And then in [..

Will Joe Kinnear Go After This Striker?

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Joe Kinnear in his new role as Director of Football at Newcastle and in charge of transfers into and out of the club, has said his number one priority is to sign a striker to help out Papiss Cisse, who has scored three goals for Senegal in their last two games. Darren Bent available [...]

Kinnear Pulls Newcastle Out Of Deal For Top Defender

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One of the good things about Joe Kinnear's appointment as Director of Football, is that we may see Newcastle moving more aggressively in the transfer market, and making some decisions about who to bring in, and who not to bring into the club this summer. Douglas - deal for defender was in place Joe will [.

Pardew Staying Put To Take Newcastle Up The League

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News coming from the Evening Chronicle that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will remain at the Tyneside club, and work with Joe Kinnear in his new role as Director of Football. Alan Pardew staying at Newcastle As far as stability is concerned that's good news, and who knows maybe Alan will get on well with [.

Joe Kinnear To Fix Things On The Training Ground

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Is it just us, or is Joe Kinnear being brought in to "help" Alan Pardew with the coaching side of things at Newcastle, because if that's the case, this arrangement will likely not work. Alan Pardew put into a difficult situation The usual job of a Director of Football is to be in charge [...]

There Is Something Not Right About Kinnear’s Appointment

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There's not much support at all coming from the Newcastle area for Joe Kinnear, who has already been an embarrassment to Newcastle, and he hasn't officially been in his new role as Newcastle's Director of Football for 12 hours yet and that takes some doing. Freddy Shepherd in happier times Newcastle Central MP [.

Kinnear Will Impinge On Pardew’s Responsibilities – Trouble Ahead

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The Daily Mirror is reporting that Alan Pardew has asked his new boss, Joe Kinnear, to stop his ranting in the press- which came to a head last night when Kinnear was interviewed by talkSPORT and Joe embarrassed both himself and Newcastle it's hard to argue with that. Joe Kinnear - will travel to [.

Alan Pardew Still in Shock And Stunned Silence

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It was finally made official around mid-day today and yes it's indeed correct Joe Kinnear is back as the second senior executive at Newcastle, alongside Derek LLambias who it turns out didn't resign as Joe had suggested yesterday. Mike Ashley what was he thinking? So it seems that Alan is [...]

Mike Ashley Must Sort Out This Kinnear Nonsense Quickly

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Joe Kinnear has always gone against the local press in Newcastle, and he did the same thing yesterday when he gave an interview for about 14 minutes with talkSport, in which he continually made misstatements about his past, and managed to mispronounce the names of Derek Llambias (Lambeeze), Yohan Cabaye (Cababs), Ben Arfa (Ben Afra), [.

These Are Players Joe Kinnear Will Go After

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If we assume Joe Kinnear will officially become the new Newcastle Director of Football, then he will quickly start to go after players this summer, and also identify players Newcastle will need to sell. Joe Kinnear - will immediately go after targeted players It's not that Newcastle do not already have a list of targets [.

Kinnear Announcement Today From Newcastle

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If we are to believe press reports coming in, then Joe Kinnear will today be confirmed as Newcastle's new Director of Football, and Newcastle have handled this thing very badly although maybe it was just Joe who simply couldn't keep quiet about it. Joe Kinnear when appointed interim manager in 2008 Just how [.

Calls For Kinnear To Make Full Apology To Newcastle Fans

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Joe Kinnear is supposed to be announced today as the new Director of Football at Newcastle so basically the nightmare will continue. Freddy Shepherd calls on Kinnear to make apology And the big news in English Football today is Joe's amazing interview he gave to talkSPORT yesterday, with Newcastle fans still not believing [.

I Am Really Excited To See Kinnear Back At Newcastle

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There's still no official announcement about Joe Kinnear coming from Newcastle, but that hasn't stopped Steven Taylor from coming out and expressing his delight that Joe is returning to the club. Steven Taylor excited to see Joe back at Newcastle This is what 27 year-old Taylor has told Sky Sports: "I am really happy [.

More Misstatements From Kinnear – This Time On Carroll

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Newcastle United's new Director of Football we think that's Joe Kinnear has told the Evening Chronicle that he may still be interested in signing Andy Carroll. Andy Carroll - will sign for West Ham we think Forget whatever you heard in the past that the big Gateshead striker is too expensive [...]

Newcastle Announce Joe Kinnear – Pardew Reports To Joe

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Well it's now true Joe Kinnear is the new Director of Football at Newcastle. Recent photo of Joe Kinnear at 66 years old This is the announcement Newcastle have just put out: "Newcastle United have appointed Joe Kinnear as the Club's new Director of Football on a three-year deal." "Joe will report directly to [.

Newcastle Fans Must Listen To Joe Kinnear’s Latest Interview

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Kinnear’s Weird Interview And Still No Announcement From Newcastle?

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Joe Kinnear had given a weird and wild interview to talkSport, and before we go any further let's get some facts on the table something that Joe Kinnear didn't seem to do before he started talking in the interview Derek LLambias is currently the Managing Director at Newcastle much like the Chairman [.

Kinnear Has Known Carr For Twenty Years – We’re Happy Together

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Joe Kinnear will move to Newcastle at the end of this week, and we're convinced he will give an interview likely to be a long interview on nufcTV but hopefully he will tell us all what he's going to be doing and that should be interesting. Graham Carr still a [...]

Kinnear In Control – Cabaye Staying – Mediocre Players Leaving

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We know Newcastle fans have had a very bad shock when Joe Kinnear was appointed as our new Director of Football at Newcastle, which happened about 24 hours ago, but maybe there are just one or two positive things about Joe's arrival maybe possibly? Yohan Cabaye stop listening for that phone call [...

Do You Want Joe Kinnear As Newcastle’s Director Of Football?

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Joe Kinneaer was surprisingly announced yesterday as Newcastle's new Director of Football, and it seems to have left fans somewhat puzzled about what the role will be, what Joe will do and how it will all work with Alan Pardew and we didn't even mention Joe's fiery temperament. Joe Kinnear Newcastle's Director of [.

Yohan Cabaye – Monaco Move Might Interest Everyone

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Yohan Cabaye has certainly not quelled the rumors that he may be moving to Monaco this summer, after there was a false report a couple of days ago that he had even passed his medical at the French League club. Yohan Cabaye Monaco might interest everyone Sky Bet have suspended all betting on which [..

Joe Kinnear – We Want To Keep All Our Top Players

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We just put out a poll on whether Newcastle fans want Joe Kinnear back at Newcastle as the Director of Football, and with 800 initial votes in after an hour (at 9:50 am), 90% say no so Joe has some work to do to convince Newcastle fans he's the right man for the job. [...]

Kinnear Reports To Ashley – Wants Newcastle To Be Great Again

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Joe Kinnear signed a three-year deal to become the new Director of Football, and his job is to work closely with manager Alan Pardew on incoming and outgoing transfers, and of course Che if Scout Graham Carr will also be fully in the loop but it seems those three are the most important men [...]

Pardew – Great News – I’m Delighted with Joe’s Appointment

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Joe Kinnear is Irish and he's a good talker he has that famous gift of the gab and he's been interviewed many times over the last eighteen hours or so, and as usual Joe is giving his views on everything, and he has told the Evening Chronicle that Alan Pardew was delighted when [...]

Massive Fan Backlash At Kinnear Appointment – Poll Results

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In our poll about whether Newcastle fans want Joe Kinnear as Director of Football, a massive 88% are saying no and it looks like Joe will be getting some grief in his new position at Newcastle. Joe Kinnear in November of 2009 as Newcastle manager We must have lost Joe talked about a [...]

It’s Hard To Think Kinnear Will Bring Stability To Newcastle

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It was really surprising news yesterday, that Newcastle has appointed Joe Kinnear as the new Director of Football. Joe Kinnear praying during a training session in 2008 Joe Kinnear is not a politician, there's no argument about that, and he's outspoken for much of the time, and true to form when interviewed yesterday he [.

Newcastle Make First Signing – Young French Striker

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There's news coming through that Newcastle United have made their first signing of the season, and he's 16 year-old striker Olivier Kemen. Olivier Kemen 16 year-old striker form FC Metz The 16 year-old has signed from FC Metz and he turns 17 next month, and will be part of the Youth Academy at Newcastle [.

Joe Kinnear Returns To Newcastle – Will Have Final Say On Transfers

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Joe Kinnear is thew new Director Of Football at Newcastle. and that's the shock news today, after there was news earlier today, that he could be brought back to the club he managed for about five months during our relegation season. Joe Kinnear - returns as Director of Football The last time we had a [.

Newcastle To Restructure And Introduce New Director Of Football

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The Mirror is reporting today that our former manager Joe Kinnear, who had a heart problem in February of 2009, and couldn't continue as Newcastle manager, could be making a surprise comeback to the club as Director Of Football. Joe Kinnear - when Newcastle manager 2008-2009 That's the surprise news today, but the bigger [.

Carroll’s £46M Decision In Five Days – Getting £2M Payoff From Reds

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Andy Carroll is due back from his Florida vacation (that sun is dangerous in the summer months on the Peninsula) and West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is om vacation at his Spanish Villa, and big Sam expects a decision from Andy within five days. Andy Carroll getting £2M payoff from Reds he was [...]

This New French International Maestro Could Do A Job At Newcastle

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Clément Grenier is a 22 year-old 6'1″ French International attacking midfielder, who is known for his technical ability and dribbling skills, and he's not too bad with free kicks either. Clément Grenier 22 year French International midfielder Clément started his career at his hometown club FC Annonay in France, when he was around seven [.

Newcastle’s Top Transfer Target Now Wants To Join Monaco

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's father acts as his son's agent, and today he has said he would favor a move to Monaco, and that there has been a lot of interest this summer in his son, who is Newcastle's number one striker target. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang father wants move to Monaco The player turns 24 on Tuesday, [.

Surprise – Newcastle Want Striker For Nominal Fee – Low Wages

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Alan Oliver, the former Evening Chronicle reporter for Newcastle. has a piece in the Sunday People today, that 29-year-old Darren bent could soon become a Newcastle player, but only if Newcastle can agree a reasonable fee and Darren takes a drop in wages. Darren Bent Newcastle still interested It's the same old story with [.

Are Monaco Now Negotiating For Yohan Cabaye?

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There was a false story yesterday that Yohan Cabaye had passed his medical at Monaco and Newcastle have today rubbished the report, but we wonder if something is going on? Yohan Cabaye are Monaco negotiating with Newcastle for the player? Today betting was suspended by Sky Bet on Yohan Cabaye moving to Monaco.

Captain Staying At Toon – Because Newcastle Want Him To

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The Sun is reporting today that Fabricio Coloccini, Newcastle's captain has told Argentine TV that he plans to stay at y Newcastle. Fabricio Coloccini will be staying at Newcastle Basically Fab is saying that Newcastle have told him they really want him to stay, so basically he's going to respect that decision by his [.

French Reports – Cabaye Has Passed Medical At Monaco?

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The French web-site L'Equipe 21 is said to be reporting late Friday that Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has taken and passed a medical at French club Monaco, who were promoted back the French first division last season. Yohan Cabaye - is that Monaco calling Cabaye has been linked closely with a move to Monaco for [.

New French Stars’ Six Goals Saved Newcastle Last Season

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Newcastle were going to try to sign both Yoan Gouffran and Moussa Sissoko this summer, when they became free agents, but because of our position in the league table in January Mike Ashley, to his credit, brought the two lads in during January, even though they cost us a fee at that time. Yoan [...]

Will Coloccini Stay Mean Newcastle Miss Out On Top Target?

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It was great news last night when Coloccini ended the mystery, and told Argentine TV that he was staying at Newcastle for next season, and in truth that's a massive positive for Newcastle and shouldn't be underestimated. Douglas - wants first team football next season There's simply no doubt that Colo isn't just a [.

No Offers For Cabaye – Newcastle Determined To Keep Him

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We had mentioned last night that the rumor that Yohan Cabaye was in Monaco and had already had passed a medical, would need to be addressed by Newcastle today, whether it was true or not and true to form the club have denied today the story has any truth in it at all. Yohan [...]

Top Young Swedish Midfielder Is One To Watch

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This is another in our series of pinpointing some talented young players in Europe, who could be targets either now or in the future for Newcastle United. Simon Tibbling Swedish U21 midfielder Today we are highlighting Swedish U21 midfielder Simon Tibbling, who is just 18 years old and plays for Djurgardens IF in Stockholm, [.

St. Mirren To Play English Giants – Newcastle United – In July

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You've got to take the compliments where you can find them, and there's a very good article in the Paisley Daily Express today on Newcastle United. Conor Newton and Paul Dummett played great at St. Mirren It's announcing the upcoming friendly between the two clubs who play in black and white stripes, Newcastle and [.

Team Spirit Still Rock Solid At Newcastle

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Steven Taylor has been interviewed today, and the local lad has told how the Newcastle squad is very much together and that they go out together, and of course Fabricio Coloccini had the first team squad over for dinner at his place in May, and there were some great photos coming out of that night [.

Disturbing News – Cisse Racially Abused By Newcastle Organization

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Disturbing news today that Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse has been subjected to new racial insults on Facebook, from members of a group who call themselves the Newcastle English Defence League. Papiss Cisse - subjected to racial abuse It seems Papiss Cisse is getting the abuse because he has refused to wear the new Wonga.

Newcastle Interested In Nigerian International Striker

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Newcastle were first linked with Brown Ideye two years ago, and he seemed a decent player then, when he was at French club Sochaux, but he moved in 2011 to Dynamo Kyiv in the Ukrainian Premier League. Brown Ideye - 24 year-old Nigerian striker The 24 year-old Dynamo Kiev striker is expected to leave Dynamo [.

Agent Of Top Striker Makes Contact With Newcastle

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It's a bit of a surprise to us, but there's some potentially good news in the Newcastle Journal today, that the agent of top Saint-Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has contacted Newcastle about our intentions related to the striker. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang his agent has contacted Newcastle The Journal is reporting that his agents have contacted [.

Defensive Target Getting Closer To Newcastle Move

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There's some good news in the local papers today that our top defensive target, 25 year-old FC Twente center-back Douglas, is asking for assurances about first-team football at Newcastle. Douglas asking about starting place at Newcastle The Shields Gazette is reporting that Douglas is understood to be interested in a move to St James's [.

Alan Pardew Back At His Newcastle Desk

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We were wondering when Alan Pardew and the coaching staff would be returning to Newcastle after their summer holidays, with less than three weeks to go before the squad reports back to training, but it seems that the Newcastle manager is now back in his office. Alan Pardew back at his Newcastle desk Newcastle [.

NUFC Fans United Help Get Iconic Gates Back To St. James’ Park

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There's some good news today and after discussions between Newcastle officials, members of the NUFC Fans United Group, and Sir John Hall's Magpie Group, who have been storing the iconic gates that once stood at St. James' Park new shirt sponsors Wonga have agreed to provide the funding to have the gates re-installed.

Will Mike Ashley Keep Backing Alan Pardew?

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There's not much new news on the Darren Bent situation, other than Newcastle will only do a deal if they can get a good deal on both the transfer fee and his wages but that kind of thing is par for the course these days for Newcastle with every new player. Darren Bent in [...]

Newcastle Transfer Target Looking For A Very Good Club

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There is some news today about Douglas, maybe Newcastle's number one center-back target this summer, who we tried to sign last summer but for whatever reason our £4M bid was rejected. Douglas - has a number of options Douglas' agent is Rodrigo de Silveira Da and in an interview with Sky Tyne dn Wear he [.

Two In Three Newcastle Fans Want Darren Bent For £5M

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We held a quick vote yesterday to gauge how Newcastle fans felt about Newcastle possibly getting Darren Bent for say £5M. Darren Bent 66% of fans want him at £5M And to our surprise, with almost 3,000 votes in (one vote per reader), 66% think he would be a good buy at £5M. There's [...]

Both Roma And Monaco After Top Newcastle Midfielder

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News today in the Evening Chronicle that Italian club Roma are now interested in Yohan Cabaye, and news in the Newcastle Journal that Monaco are still interested in him. Yohan Cabaye in big demand The Journal is quoting the remarks made by Monaco's Sporting Director Vadim Vasilyev yesterday that he's an interesting player [.

Decision Next Week On Andy Carroll – He’ll Move To West Ham

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When Andy Carroll returns from his vacation from the states next week, the reports in London say that he's expected to make a decision on his future. Andy Carroll will commit to West Ham next week? And the likelihood is that he will take the offer West Ham have on the table for him, [...]

This Young Scottish Winger Could Do A Job At Newcastle

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This is another article in our series of pinpointing young players in Europe, who could potentially be good acquisitions for Newcastle this summer or in the future, and today we focus on Celtic's 21 year-old winger James Forrest, who has played 7 times for Scotland. James Forrest 21 year-old Celtic winger James was born [.

These Two Strikers Could Do A Job At Newcastle For Just £13M

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There seem to be an increasing number of football clubs with more money than sense and these include clubs like Monaco, PSG, Anzhi and a couple more Russian clubs, QPR and notice we didn't even mention Manchester Coty. Darren Bent not a bad buy at 5M? The effect of this is to drive up [...]

Newcastle Must Keep Top Frenchman This Summer

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Massadio Haidara was interviewed in the Newcastle Journal today and he talks about one of our best players Yohan Cabaye who he didn't know much when he first arrived on Tyneside in January. Yohan Cabaye - one of Newcastle's top players Yohan was drafted in as captain in February, after Fabricio Coloccini injured [.

This Top Young Ajax Winger Could Be Great Buy For Newcastle

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Viktor Fischer has just turned 19 years old and last season this left winger played 33 times for Ajax with 12 goals and he has already been capped twice by Denmark. Viktor Fischer - world-class winger in the making? Viktor started his career at Lyseng IF in Denmark when he was just 5 years old [...]

Newcastle Will Be Priced Out Of Getting Their Top Striker Target

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With some big clubs interested in what is said to be Newcastle's number one striker target this summer St Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang we didn't think there would be much chance that we can get the 24 year-old to Tyneside this summer. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang £25M bid coming from Anzhi And now another [.

Newcastle Interested In Inter-Milan Midfielder

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Newcastle were linked with Inter-Milan midfielder Joel Obi on June 7th, and now his agent has said that Obi is being tracked by Premier League clubs, and that's thought to include both Newcastle and Sunderland. Joel Obi - Newcastle interested in central midfielder His agent Renzo Contratto had this to say to fcinternews.

Decision Needs To Be Made This Summer On This Player

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James Perch's four year contract runs out next year, and Newcastle will need to decide this summer whether to sell him or extend his contract at Newcastle, and of course, he's one of the team's most versatile players. James Perch could be sold this summer If Perch does leave, there will be a number [.

93% Of Newcastle Fans Think Brazilian Would Be Good Signing

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There was news yesterday that Newcastle were leading the race for 25 year-old Brazilian center-half Douglas, a player Newcastle were after last summer, but the center-back decided to stay at his Dutch club for one more year. Douglas - 93% think he'd be a good signing Of course he'll cost nothing in transfer fees, but [.

Are Newcastle Really After Darrern Bent?

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The Newcastle Journal is reporting that Aston Villa striker Darren Bent is keen to join Newcastle United this summer, with news breaking last night that Newcastle were (supposed to be) interested in the 29 year-old England striker. Darren Bent would he by a good acquisition? But Darren Bent doesn't fit the profile of players [.

French Recruit – I Haven’t Seen A Single Problem At Newcastle

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Massadio Haidara has been interviewed by the Newcastle Journal today, and he talks about not seeing any problems at all in the Newcastle squad since he signed on in late January. Massadio Haidara - made a good start to Newcastle career The Daily Telegraph famously reported that the squad was in disarray after a number [.

Newcastle Reported After England Striker

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The Daily Telegraph are reporting that Newcastle are interested in taking Darren Bent to Newcastle from Aston Villa. Darren Bent are Newcastle really after this striker? Bent moved to Aston Villa from Sunderland in January of 2011, for a ridiculous initial price of £18M rising to £24M based on appearances and no way [.

Norwich Could Beat Newcastle To Another Top Striker

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Newcastle were linked with PSV Eindhoven striker Ola Toivonen last summer, and there are claims from PSV there is real interest from other clubs for their 6'2″ striker. Ola Toivonen 26 year-old PSV and Sweden striker Ola has just one year left on his current contract and is looking to leave Holland this summer, [.

Reports Newcastle Have Agreement To Sign Brazilian Defender

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Alan Pardew had again talked late in the season about having a big 6'4″ center-back playing for Newcastle, and there were a couple we knew of one was Christopher Samba of QPR and the other was Douglas of FC Twente, a Brazilian who Newcastle were interested in last summer. Douglas - Newcastle have tabled [.

Newcastle Striker Target In Glasgow For Talks With Celtic

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We don't know if Vitoria Guimaraes striker Amido Balde is a Newcastle target, but we have been linked with the player, but the 22 year-old is now in Glasgow for talks with Celtic, with a view to signing for the Scottish giants. Amido Balde does it look like he'll sign for Celtic? That's what [...]

Newcastle Midfielder – I Want To Stay For Many Years To Come

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Whatever you think of the playing ability of Cheick Tiote, the Ivory Coast International seems a terrific person, and he tells the truth he tells it as it is and that's good for him. Cheick Tiote in action for Newcastle Cheick Tiote had a so-so season last term, although he did show [...]

Newcastle Fan To Trek Great Wall Of China For Cancer Charity

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Newcastle fan and blog reader Peter Hale's father was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer last year, but with surgery he has made a good recovery and he is doing well so far. Great Wall of China Peter says the Macmillan Cancer Support group have been great to him and his father, and he now wants to [...]

Make Or Break Season For Many Of Newcastle’s Top Youngsters

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Some of Newcastle's youngsters aren't so young any more, and next season will be almost a make or break season for a lot of them. Brad Inman crucial season for the 21 year-old And that's going to be true for the likes of Brad Inman, Sammy Ameobi, James Tavernier, Shane Ferguson and Haris Vuckic, [.

Would Free Agent Douglas Be A Good Signing For Newcastle?

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There are reports in the Italian press today that long-term target Douglas, whose contract at FC Twente ends on June 30th, may have agreed a deal to join Newcastle United. Douglas would he be a good signing for Newcastle? And certainly the 6'4″ Brazilian would mount a strong challenge to be a starter for [.

6’3″ PSV Striker Could Be Good Buy For Newcastle

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We've been looking at a number of players and how they performed last season, in an attempt to maybe pinpoint some of the players Graham Carr and his scouting team may be keeping tabs on, and could even be a target for Newcastle this summer. Jurgen Locadia 6'3″ 19 year-old PSV striker One player [.

Newcastle Target Not Coming – Signs New Deal

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One transfer target who will not be arriving at Newcastle this summer is 21 year-old Andreas Weimann of Aston Villa, as news is just coming through that he has decided to stay at Villa and sign a new deal. Andreas Weimann signs new deal for Aston Villa Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert can be [...]

Newcastle’s Top French Target Considering His Future

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We watched the Brazil France game last night, which Brazil won 3-0, and Mamadou Sakho of Paris Saint Germain played the whole game for the visitors, and looked a very good player in central defense, and of course Newcastle have been interested in him for some time now. Mamadou Sakho considering future Mamadou has [.

This Is Why Newcastle Not Worried About Losing Cabaye

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There is a report in the Evening Chronicles today that says Newcastle are not too worried about the comments Yohan Cabaye made to French TV channel Canal+ last week about Manchester United. Yohan Cabaye challenging Neymar in Brazil last night Yohan was asked about potential interest from the Red Devils and Cabaye gushed that it [.

Newcastle Keen To Sign Auxerre Attacking Midfielder

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There's new sin the French press that Newcastle are interested in signing Auxerre's attacking midfielder Steeven Langil, and the 25 year-old is a free agent this summer, with his contract running out at the end of this month. Steeven Langil Newcastle keen on free agent The reports in France suggest that Newcastle are ready [.

Mathieu Debuchy – Newcastle Is A Great Club

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Mathieu Debuchy had a good game for France against Brazil last night, especially in the first half, but he gave away a silly penalty in added time, and the score of 3-0 was flatteringto Brazil. Mathieu Debuchy challenging Neymar last night His best pal Yohan Cabaye gave an interview to Canal+ last week, and some [.

Australian Curtis Good Now Better At Newcastle After One Year

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It's always difficult for new players when they arrive at Newcastle, and 20-year-old Australian Curtis Good struggled initially when he arrived on Tyneside in late July last year, after he was signed from Melbourne Heat for a bargain £400K fee. Curtis Good played well on loan at Bradford And Curtis will represent Australia in [.

West Ham May Be Giving Up On Carroll – Turn To Wilfried Bony

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West Ham had a £15M bid for Andy Carroll accepted by Liverpool, but as we reported earlier today the former Newcastle striker is dragging his feet on committing to the east London side, as he hopes that Newcastle will come in for him. Wilfried Bony West Ham now interested in Newcastle target 24 year-old [.

Cabaye And Debuchy Both Start In Frances’ 3-0 Loss To Brazil

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Both Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy started for France as expected tonight in Brazil, but France ended up losers by 3-0, after conceding two late goals. Mathieu Debuchy had a s good game but then gave away late penalty The game was even in the first half with Debuchy outstanding at right back for [.

Newcastle Transfer Activity Slow – Very Slow

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As you may have noticed, the transfer market since the last game of the season has been very slow, and it seems Newcastle have still to put their first bid in for any player although we expect things to heat up soon. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was Newcastle's number one transfer target And it's very [.

Newcastle Linked With Top French International Play-Maker

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As far as we can tell, by looking through our archives we have never ever been linked with Lyon's French International play-maker Yoann Gourcuff. Yoann Gourcuff 26 year-old French International play-maker But there is news today that clubs supposed to be after the player are Arsenal and Newcastle, and that they have made no [.

Newcastle Should Snap Up Top Youngster Mason Bennett Now

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Mason Bennett will not turn 17 until next month, yet he has already played 17 times with one goal for Derby County, his home town club, and this lad looks to be a future star if ever we saw one, and his rise in football at a young age is not dissimilar to that of [...]

Encouraging News On Fabricio Coloccini’s Newcastle Future

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There's been a lot of publicity this year surrounding the personal problems of Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini with his wife and kids now living in Buenos Aries, and Fabricio tried to leave Newcastle and join San Lorenzo last January, but was unsuccessful. Fab Coloccini in his comeback game at West Ham And if there [.

Odds Of Andy Carroll Returning To Newcastle Have Been Reduced

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When any football story is in the press, it's always good to look at what the betting on the subject is, because when big money is involved, you usually get something that's close to the truth on what is likely to happen. Andy Carroll with girlfriend location unknown So the news from Ladbrokes that [.

Demba Ba To Leave Chelsea This Summer – Newcastle Interested?

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News today in the Mirror that Demba Ba's Chelsea career could be over, as Jose Mourinho gets ready for his second stint managing the London club. This is what happened when Demba Ba returned to Newcastle We had reported last week that a Chelsea Blog had thought that with Mourinho becoming the new manager, Demba [.

Newcastle To Sell Papiss Cisse This Summer

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We reported yesterday that we found it hard to believe that Papiss Cisse would refuse to wear the new Wonga.com insignia on his Newcastle United short next season. Papiss Cisse will refuse to wear Wonga.com insignia on shirt Muslims do not believe in paying out or receiving interest payments, and that's the reason put [.

Are Newcastle Still After This Dutch FC Twente Striker

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Luc Castaignos is a former Newcastle target, and the 20 year-old is a Dutch footballer who now plays as a striker for Eredivisie club FC Twente. Luc Castaignos - 20 year-old FC Twente striker He's played for all the Netherland's youth sides including 3 appearances for the U21 side and Newcastle were linked with this [.

Exclusive Interview With A Dedicated If Delusional Newcastle Fan

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This article is to introduce to you a dedicated Newcastle fan who wants to remain anonymous, but we can assure you he is real and yes he's a man, or to be more specific he's of the male sex. Joe Magpie in silhouette he's also very good looking We have an exclusive [...]

The Clash Of The Young Titans At Newcastle

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Italian International Davide Santon had a good season that's just ended, and the 22 year-old certainly improved and is a better player now, than when Newcastle signed him from Inter-Milan almost two years ago for a round £5M. David Santon has improved in two years at Newcastle And Davide also seems to have made [.

Magpies To Concentrate On Three Countries For New Players

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It seems that Newcastle will stick with their usual hunting grounds this summer, and the players we sign will probably be recruited from France, Holland or Belgium, with Chief Scout Graham Carr and his team scouring those specific leagues for good players at reasonable prices. Victor Wanyama - not a target The news today in [.

We’ve Heard This One Before About Newcastle’s Strips

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There was news yesterday that Papiss Cisse will refuse to wear the new Newcastle strip bearing the Wonga.com insignia of the new sponsors, because they are in the business of lending money. Papiss Cisse wearing the Virgin Money insignia The Muslim faith bars Muslims from paying or receiving interest on loans, and interest is not [.

French Youngster – Newcastle Supporters Great – I’ll Play Better

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20 year-old Massadio Haidara has already gained a lot fo fans because of the brave way he came though after that terrible tackle at Wigan by Callum McManaman that could have ended his career, yet went completely unpunished by match officials and the gutless FA and even had the Wigan Chairman foolishly claiming it [.

Why Alan Pardew Must Talk To Newcastle Fans

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Newcastle had a very good season in Alan Pardew's first term on Tyneside and finished 5th top of the league, but then last season we had a very bad season and finished 5th bottom. Alan Pardew will he meet with the fans? And it seems a number of Newcastle fans have formed the opinion [...]

Newcastle Linked With Nigerian International Midiflder

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Newcastle are being linked via reports in Italy with 22 year-old Inter-Milan midfielder Joel Obi. Jol Obi 22 year-old Nigerian International The 11 times capped Nigerian International made his debut for Inter in September of 2010, in a UEFA Champions League group stage game against Werder Bremen, and by our reckoning he has played [.

Does Yohan Cabaye Want To Leave Newcastle?

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Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has told the French TV channel Canal + that he would welcome a move to Manchester United and it would be an interesting challenge for him. Yohan Cabaye wants to leave Newcastle? That's hardly diplomatic talk from the Newcastle vice-captain, and it's not what we would expect from the French [.

Young Toulouse Striker On Newcastle’s Radar?

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We've been researching some good young French players who have either interested Newcastle in the past, or could be some new players Newcastle Chief Scout Graham Carr is watching on the continent. Wissam Ben Yedder on Newcastle's radar screen? Newcastle watched Toulouse a lot last season in scouting 23 year-old powerhouse Moussa Sissoko, and [.

Cabaye – No Tension in Squad – Don’t Blame The French

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Yohan Cabaye was made captain when Fab Coloccini was out injured with his back, but Newcastle and Cabaye himself struggled in the latter part of the season as we tried to avoid relegation for the second time in four years. Yohan Cabaye things will be better next season Yohan Cabaye has been interviewed on [.

Cabaye’s Veiled Criticism Of Alan Pardew And The Coaching Staff

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Yohan Cabaye has made a veiled criticism of Alan Pardew and the coaching staff, as the Frenchman has been interviewed on the French TV channel Canal + and he says pre-season preparation last summer did not go particularly well. Alan Pardew must do better next season In a fairly long interview, Yohan comes out [.

Mehdi Abeid Told He Can Leave Newcastle

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It's always very difficult to judge just how good a young player really is or more accurately whether he will make it at Newcastle and come through and play for the first team. Mehdi Abeid - can leave Newcastle When Mehdi arrived from Lens as a free agent two years ago, when he [...]

Newcastle’s Clear-Out This Summer – Fringe Players To Leave

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Newcastle's wage bill is around 67% of the revenues for the last financial year, and there will be an attempt to reduce the wage bill by having a mini clear-out of players this summer and that's even more likely to happen after the five Frenchmen arrived in January. James Perch will be sold [...]

Two Newcastle YoungstersTo Break Through Next Season

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We think the two most promising youngsters at Newcastle right now are 18 year-old local lad Adam Campbell, and 19 year-old Gael Bigirimana, who was brought in from Coventry City last summer for £1M, and he played 25 times for Newcastle last season. Adam Campbell - could come through big time next season Mike Ashley [.

Newcastle Defender Now Linked With Arsenal

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The Daily Mail is reporting that Steven Taylor is a target of Arsenal during the summer, as the London club try to strengthen their defense. Steven Taylor unlikely to want to leave Newcastle Newcastle could lose one or two of their other center-backs this summer, with Fabricio Coloccini wanting to again move back to [.

Aston Villa Bid For Montpellier Winger – Are Newcastle Interested?

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Younes Belhanda is a Moroccan International winger, who wants to play in the Premier League, and it looks like his club, Montpellier, will be willing to let him go this summer. Younes Belhanda 23 year-old Moroccan International And there was a report yesterday that Aston Villa were interested in the 23 year-old attacking midfielder, [.

French Defender – We Got The Job Done – We Survived

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Mapou Yanga-Mabiwa showed what a great player he can become for Newcastle in the future, with some excellent games in his first few months on Tyneside, and that was against a back-drop of possible relegation so our players and the five new Frenchmen in particular, were playing under considerable pressure.

This Belgium Winger Would Be A Great Buy For Newcastle

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26 year-old PSV winger Dries Mertens has been in great form for PSV over the last two seasons, and if Newcastle want to bring in a goal-scoring winger, then he could be a terrific buy for the Magpies. Dries Mertens 26 year-old Belgium International With some players potentially moving on this summer, maybe Gabby [.

Carroll Disappointed At No Newcastle Move – Could Stay At Liverpool

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It's not an ideal situation after an injury packed season on loan at West Ham, that Andy Carroll is now out for three or four months with a heel injury, which he picked up in the final game of the season. Andy Carroll in a corner And it's certain that Andy was hoping he [...]

Newcastle Owe Mike Ashley Over Quarter Of A Billion Pounds

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The latest Deloitte report on European football has just been published, and the Premier League is top of Europe's money charts, and that is due to record TV deals that produced £2.4B in revenues in the last financial year. Mike Ashley Newcastle owe £267M Next in line was the Bundesliga, with nearly £1.

Newcastle Should Buy British – But Players So Expensive

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John Beresford is now 46, and he played for Newcastle from 1992 through 1998, largely in the Kevin Keegan era, and he fitted into that team well because of his attacking style. John Beresford former Newcastle left back John played at left back during the time Warren Barton was at right back and Warren [.

Kevin Keegan and Mike Ashley Still Not Bosum Buddies

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After Kevin Keegan left Newcastle in September of 2008, after just nine months in charge in his second management stint, and then sued Newcastle in court for wrongful dismissal, we didn't expect Kevin and Mike Ashley to be bosum buddies. Kevin Keegan with Chris Hughton and Terry McDermott in 2008 And it's really not surprising [.

Newcastle Linked With French International Midfielder

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Newcastle have been linked with 28 year-old Marseilles midfielder Mathieu Valbuena, who has been talking to Sky Sports and has hinted he could still leave Marseilles this summer. Mathieu Valbuena capped 20 times for France Valbuena seems to have one year left on his contract and the 20 times capped French International has also [.

Monaco Interested In Yet Another Top Newcastle Player

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Newcastle players Mathieu Debuchy and Yohan Cabaye are with the French squad in South America, and could play today in the game with Uruguay. Mathieu Debuchy - eyed by Monaco? France have a two game mini tour in South America, with their second and final game against Brazil on Sunday, June 9th, and French manager [.

TV Star Could Help San Lorenzo Buy Coloccini This Summer

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It seems we'll have to go through another soap opera with Fabricio Coloccini this summer, as the Newcastle captain's family is now resident back in Buenos Aries, and that's where the Newcastle captain now wants to play his football. Marcelo Tinelli trying to raise money to buy Coloccini Marcelo Tinelli is a 53 year-old [.

Is Andy Carroll Still Trying To Get Out Of Hammers Move?

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West Ham have agreed to pay Liverpool a massive £15M for Geordie striker Andy Carroll, but we suppose it's not as massive as the £35M Newcastle received for their striker 29 months ago from the Merseyside club. Andy Carroll resisting a move to West Ham West Ham are not a rich club, but it [...]

Local Lads Likely To Leave Home Town Club This Summer

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It seems that both Paul Dummett and Conor Newton could have offers soon from Celtic, and that means that St. Mirren, Celtic and Newcastle will have all offered them new deals, based on their very good performances for St. Mirren last season, while out on loan. Conor Newton and Paul Dummett at St. Mirren last [.

Newcastle Target Is Not For Sale

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Newcastle have been linked with Newcastle once again this summer, but the reason for that is probably because he's 6'4″ tall and has Premier League experience, and Alan Pardew has kept talking about bringing in a 6'4″ defender, and that he wants players with Premier League experience this summer.

Top Newcastle Youngster Must Prove Himself Next Season

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Haris Vuckic has been at Newcastle for over four years now, yet he's only played 20 times with two goals for the Newcastle first team, and that's due to the Slovenian International picking up a number of serious injuries during his time on Tyneside. Haris Vuckic - vital season coming up for Slovenian His last [.

Newcastle To Sign Very Few Players This Summer?

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If the local papers are to be believed then Newcastle will be targeting one center-back and one striker this summer. And the center-half will come in regardless of whether Fabricio Coloccini returns to Argentina but we still have to go through that particular soap opera this summer as we did in January.

Former Manager Blasts Newcastle – It Soured My Experience Of Management

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Graeme Souness has said that he did not enjoy his time as manager of Newcastle, and if he had stayed at Blackburn Rovers and not left for Newcastle in September of 2004, , he would probably have still been in management. Graeme Souness with Craig Bellamy Freddy Shepherd fired Bobby Robson in late August of [.

Transfer Target Would Be Interested In Joining Newcastle

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The image of Newcastle United has taken a little bit of a hammering over the last season, so it's good to hear that one of our possible transfer targets is keen to join Newcastle. Alex Pearce interested in joining Newcastle Alex Pearce is at Reading, and the 24 year-old center-back is out of contract [.

Good News For Newcastle’s French Internationals

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There was some good news for Newcastle players Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy today, and each will start only one game for France during their two match South American tour. Yohan Cabaye - exhausted last summer Alan Pardew would be much happier if both of them were already resting up before pre-season starts in early [.

Is Management Stability A Good Thing – It Depends

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There's been a debate after the season ended among fans, about whether Alan Pardew should have kept his job at Newcastle, after the team experienced a dismal season and finished 5th bottom but still above Sunderland. Alan Pardew has a season to prove himself And here is a poll we have out on [...]

Newcastle Winger’s International Future Is Not Bright

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Hatem Ben Arfa is not in the France squad for the two friendlies to be played against Uruguay tomorrow and Brazil on Saturday. Ben Arfa in action for France last summer at Euro 2012 And Newcastle's mercurial winger may find it difficult to get in the World Cup squad for France for next summer's World [.

Magpie Midfielder Wants To Stay – But Could Be On His Way

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Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote signed a new extended contract at Newcastle in February of 2011, just a short seven months after he arrived on Tyneside from FC Twente, and turned down a move to Chelsea in the previous month. Cheick Tiote wants to stay at Newcastle But Cheick has not been in such good [.

Two Readers Doing Good Work For Charity

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We're always pleased to help our readers do some good things for charity and here are a couple of them we'd like to showcase today. Newcastle fans doing good things for charity One of our readers Gareth Hawkins, along with two friends will be climbing the highest peak in England, Scotland and Wales [.

Top Young PSV Midfielder Could Do A Job At Newcastle

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Newcastle were first linked with Georginio Wijnaldum two years ago when the attacking midfielder was only 20 and still at Feyenoord. Georginio Wijnaldum 22 year-old outstanding midfielder But in 2011 he moved to PSV Eindhoven and has spent a good two seasons at the club, where he's played 83 times with 34 goals and [.

Newcastle To Let Top Utility Player Leave This Summer

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There's a Daily Mirror report out today that says that Newcastle will let versatile James Perch leave in the summer to make way for even more new foreign signings. James Perch out in the cold? The Mirror is reporting they think Alan Pardew has decided that Perch will be sold in the summer. [...]

Newcastle After Reading Defender – Is He Good Enough?

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News today that Newcastle are after 24 year-old Reading center-back Alex Pearce, but Liverpool seem to be well ahead of the Magpies in trying to sign the 24 year-old Irish International. Alex Pierce is he good enough for Newcastle It seems that Pearce has been linked with a move to Liverpool for almost a [.

Monaco To Offer Big Big Money For Two Newcastle Stars

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There were reports in Franc yesterday that Monaco are putting together a £20M bid for Newcastle's central midfielder Yohan Cabaye. Yohan Cabaye wanted by PSG and Monaco In the last couple of weeks there were reports that Monaco owned by a Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev could be coming in with a £10M bid [.

Could Demba Ba Be Coming Back To Newcastle?

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There was an interesting article on one of the Chelsea blogs yesterday, that suggested Demba Ba could return to Newcastle this summer. Demba Ba a possible return to Newcastle very unlikely The story is linked with Jose Mourinho coming back to manage Chelsea, which should be announced today or at least early this [.

Young AZ Striker Could Be Good Target For Newcastle

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Newcastle were first linked with American striker Jozy Altidore way back in 20007, when Mike Ashley had just bought the club, and Jozy was playing well for the NY Red Bulls and was only 17 years old. Jozy Altidore scoring lots of goals for AZ in Holland Since then Jozy joined Villareal in 2008, [...]

Is This The 6’4″ Central Defender Pardew Is After?

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Newcastle have been interested in West Ham's 24 year-old central defender come defensive midfielder James Tomkins for almost two years now, and since Alan Pardew keeps talking about wanting a big 6'4″ defender at the club, maybe Newcastle will go after the 10 times capped England U21 player this summer.

Which Two Of These Strikers Should Newcastle Sign?

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One of Newcastle's striker targets in January Ricky van Wolfswinkel of Sporting Lisbon has already been signed by Chris Hughton at Norwich, and it looks like another of Newcastle's top targets Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is already talking to some big clubs like Borussia Dortmund. Wilfried Bony a Newcastle target Newcastle have [.

PSG Ready Big Offer For Magpie Midfielder – But Is It Silly Enough?

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Last week we heard that Monaco, who have just been promoted back to the first division in France, after being down below for two seasons, were after Hatem Ben Arfa, and now there is a report today that Paris Saint Germain want Yohan Cabaye. Yohan Cabaye who's that calling? PSG have been linked with [.

Newcastle Linked With Top Kenyan International

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Newcastle were first interested in Victor Wanyama of Celtic a couple of seasons ago, and the 21 year-old Kenyan International is a versatile player who can play center-back, full back or in defensive midfield. Victor Wanyama would cost £10M He was signed by Celtic in July two years ago, for just under £1M from [.

Top Dutch Play-Maker Being Pursued By Newcastle?

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Newcastle were heavily linked with 24 year-old Dutch play-maker Siem de Jong in January, and he's the older brother of last summer's Newcastle striker target Luuk de Jong who finally joined German club Borussia Monchengladbach. Siem de Jong scoring against Manchester City in Champions league last season Siem started his career with [.

Newcastle Target Already Talking To Other Clubs

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We always through it would be difficult to sign what seems to be our number one striker target this summer St. Etienne's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who scored 21 goals in 44 appearances for his club last season. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang talking to other clubs And since he moved form Milan in 2010, he's scored 41 [.

Newcastle To Sell Cisse To Anzhi – If Price Is Right

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We had reported yesterday that super-rich Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala were preparing a £15M bid for Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse. Papiss Cisse could leave Newcastle this summer? And as we know, every player has their price at Newcastle, whoever they are, and Mike Ashley will only sell his top players like Cisse this summer, [.

Where Will Newcastle Finish In Premier League Next Season?

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We haven't got our new players in yet, so it may be a bit premature, but just to judge the mood of fans at the moment, let us know where you think Newcastle will finish in the Premier League next season. Alan Pardew Newcastle manager We'll divide the league into four different zones [...]

Does This Newcastle Midfielder Have A Sell-On Clause?

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Cheick Tiote has been linked with a possible move away from Newcastle already this summer, but we have to remember that a lot of the reports in the newspapers could be made up and it's also very early in the transfer season. Cheick Tiote - do FC Twente have sell-on clause? Maybe one reason [...]

News That Papiss Cisse Wants New Newcastle Contract

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There has been a buzz in the last couple of days about a report in the Russian daily Investia that Anzhi are preparing a £15M bid for Newcastle striker. Papiss Cisse after scoring winning goal against Fulham Cisse was booked - he was too happy at scoring and that's not allowed And there were [...]

Newcastle’s South Africa Tour Plans Collapse – Again

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Our South African readers are not going to be pleased about this news at all the Newcastle Journal is reporting that for the second year in a row Newcastle's plans to play in South Africa have been scrapped. The talks to play in Cape Town this summer have broken down, and we had [...]