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Warning For Newcastle – Club Could Be Down For Years

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It's something only Managing Director Lee Charnley can answer, but why was Steve McClaren ever appointed head coach only days after Championship club Derby County had dispensed of his services last summer. And it gets worse than that because Lee said Steve was the perfect head coach for Newcastle and that's probably an indication [.

Moncur – McClaren Did A Good Job – It Was A Privilege

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Bob Moncur is a memberof Newcastle´s Board and was involved in getting Rafa Benitez to the club a couple of weeks ago. But he was also part of the Board that appointed Steve McClaren in the first place and that has turned out to be a complete and utter disaster for the club and Steve´s [...]

Benitez Gives Surprising Update On Charnley And Carr

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The way Newcastle have been structured this season is with a Football Board consisting of Managing Director Lee Charnley, Chief Scout Graham Carr and club Ambassador Bob Moncur, with the new manager Rafa Benitez now part of that Board. That will be how the club operate until the end of the season and we will [.

£2M Bonus On The LIne For Benitez To Accept Newcastle Job

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The Star is reporting that Rafa Benitez will be offered a three-year contract worth £4M a year with a £2M bonus if he can save Newcastle from relegation this season. There will also be a release clause if Rafa doesn´t pick up the £2M bonus and Newcastle are relegated. How would you like to get [.

Rafa Benitez May Turn Down Newcastle

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The Telegraph are reporting today there are now real concerns on Tyneside that Rafa Benitez may turn down the offer of a three year contact at Newcastle and if that happens it would be an absolute disaster and Newcastle fans would be more than a little furious with those running the club. Certainly the [.

This Is The Mess Created With No Communication

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There have been stories galore this week about what´s going on at Newcastle and we are sure that 90% of them are wrong or inaccurate in some way. But given the amount of information available from the club and the way this has stretched out for six days now the journalists are doing their [...]

Sky Sports – Things Will Get Sorted Today

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Peter Graves of Sky Sports has just tweeted that things will become a lot clearer today as far as hiring Rafa Benitez and firing Steve McClaren at Newcastle United Football Club. We certainly hope so. Things set to become a lot clearer on Tyneside today. Stay tuned to @SkySportsNewsHQ #nufc fans #SSNHQ — Pete Graves [.

Ashley To Fly In To Clear Inpasse Of Newcastle Embarrassment

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After day 5 of this Newcastle saga, which has become an acute embarrassment to the clubfor their complete lack of any real action that fans can see or that have been reported by the club itself there is a report in the Independent tonight that Mike Ashley will be flying in on Friday [...]

Newcastle Could Be Getting Close To A Stunning Coup

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If the news is to be believed today,Newcastlecould be ending their five day silence since last Saturday's disaster against AFC Bournemouth as the club have been trying to persuade Rafa Benitezto join Newcastle United as the new manager. There are different storiesrelating to what type of deal he could sign at Newcastle if indeed [.

Getting Closer – Benitez To Meet Newcastle Officials Today

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Craig Hope of the Mail who had that bust-up with Steve McClaren last week, is reporting in an exclusive that Rafa Benitez is set to meet with Newcastle officials later today. This could possibly be great news and it could be that he will sign for Newcastle. That would be a stunning coup for Newcastle [.

McClaren To Finally Meet With Charnley Today

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Newstoday from Sky Sports that Steve McClaren will finally meet with Lee Charnley today. That needs to happenand this circus, which is now in it´s5th day needs to come to a close quickly. Hopefully Newcastle will sign Rafa Beniteztoday and sack Steve McClaren. Steve is a good guy and this treatment of him by Lee [.

Photo – Steve McClaren Arrives At Benton Thursday

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Here is a photo of Steve McClaren arriving at the Benton training grounds today to take the training for the third day running, as he is left in limbo until Newcastle know whether Rafa Benitez will sign for us. More shoddy management work from the Newcastle Board. Steve McClaren Newcastle head coach This is [.

Rafa Benitez Would Be Extremely Popular Signing With Fans

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It´s not that often that Newcastle do something that the fans want to happen, but if the club signs Rafa Benitez as the manager through the end of the season he is the fans' number one choice for the manager position according to our poll with over 14,000 fans having voted. Rafa Benitez [...]

Newcastle Gorwing In Confidence They Can Get Benitez

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Another day and still no decision made on Steve McClaren taken by Lee Charnley and this thing is dragging out to the embarrassment of the Newcastle club, who cannot seem to make a decision on anything. So once again Steve McClaren will take the training tomorrow after he had a telephone conversation with the [.

Wait For It – Rumors Charnley About To Make A Decision

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The breaking news is that Newcastle manager Steve McClaren will meet with Managing Director Lee Charnley this afternoon and it could be the Newcastle MD has been forced into something he cannot seem to do to save his life. Make a decision. But before you get carried away and all excited, it seems that Steve [.

Benitiz Very Interested – Newcastle Must Get Him To Survive

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Both the Mail, Mirror and the Chronicle are reporting that Rafa Benitez is (very) interested in taking the Newcastle job, if he can get some things sorted out so that he would have a lot more control than Steve McClaren and Alan Pardew have had at Newcastle. Yesterday we heard that his reps had contacted [.

This Is Why Rafa Benitez Remains Wary Of Newcastle Job

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It´s not good news in the Mirror today that Rafa Benitez has been approached by Newcastle for a long term deal at the club, but the news is that he is unconvinced by Newcastle's overtures and that´s is worrying for a number of reasons. The Board we have in place is responsible for the transfers [..

McClaren Left Drifting In The Wind By Charnley

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Just like Lee Charnley says nothing to Newcastle fans and we still haven´t heard the man talk he is continuing his terrible communication skills and apparently has not eventalked to Steve McClaren who took training yesterday. The news is that McClarenis becomingfrustrated because of the lack of contact he has received from [.

Why Is McClaren Being Allowed To Do This – It’s Ludicrous

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There were reports last night and this morning in ChronicleLive that Steve McClaren will be given the chance to plead his case to stay on as Newcastle manager to the rest of the Newcastle Board before any decision is made to replace him. We have never heard such nonsense. Why is he allowed to plead [.

McClaren Continues To Get Support – But Must Do This

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It's not too surprising that Steve McClaren is getting support from the two people above him at Newcastle Managing Director Lee Charnley and owner Mike Ashley. Lee Charnley is the one who appointed Steve and he was his first and only choice from what we can tell so yes he will be supporting [...]

Carragher Blasts Newcastle – But It’s Still Early Days

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Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher slammed Newcastle United's transfer policy after the game last night, and said that Mike Ashley cannot be very happy with what he saw, as Newcastle seemed to continue on with the form from last season heaven forbid. While the lads worked hard we seemed to lack commitment and drive, [.

This Man Is Running Newcastle – And It’s Not Ashley

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On May 24th in his Sky Sports interview, it looked like Mike Ashley was going to leave the running of the club and the football matters to the Newcastle Board of Directors, which is led by Lee Charnley. And that seems to have happened in the summer, with Mike Ashley simply providing the funds to [...

Newcastle United And Council Agree To Boost City

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NewcastleUnited seemed to have a change of heart last May or should we say Mike Ashley seemed to have a change of heart last May and it was whenout of the blue Newcastle slid down the Premier League table and we were almost relegated again. Well, we survived, but not after Mike [...]

Newcastle Legend Explains Ashley’s Problem With Football

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Bob Moncur has been interviewed in the Chronicle today, and the new Newcastle Board member has explained why he thinks the Newcastle owner has a problem with football. Bob explains why he thinks Mike Ashley has voluntarily taken himself out of the football decision-making at Newcastle and is no longer on the Board of Directors [.

This Powerful Partnership Can Work For Newcastle

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Graham Carr and Steve McClaren used to talk a lot when Graham was scouting players on the continent, esepcially in Holland, and it's not surprising we captured Cheick Tiote from FC Twente five years ago whenFC Twente were Dutch Champions, and we also got Luuk de Jong here on loan over a year ago [.

Good Move – Newcastle Board More Like A Football Board

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Steve McClaren has been appointed as the head coach at Newcastle finally and he also becomes the first Premier League coach to be put onaBoard of Directors or the Football Board as owner Mike Ashley referred to it, in his Sky Sports interview. Steve McClaren new head coach and Board member [...]

Queen's Park Rangers

Who Are Ya? Stephane Mbia (QPR)

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Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Stephane Mbia Age: 26 Position: Centre-back/midfielder Signed from: Marseille Fee: Undisclosed Did you know? Mbia was at the centre of a racism row with ex-Liverpool striker Milan Baros in 2007. Baros pinched his nose and gestured to suggest that Mbia had an offensive odour.

Who Are Ya? Stephane Mbia (QPR)

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Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Stephane Mbia Age: 26 Position: Centre-back/midfielder Signed from: Marseille Fee: Undisclosed Did you know? Mbia was at the centre of a racism row with ex-Liverpool striker Milan Baros in 2007. Baros pinched his nose and gestured to suggest that Mbia had an offensive odour.

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OSU president Hargis named to CFP board of managers

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The Big 12 picked up another position of importance as Oklahoma State University president Burns Hargis was named to the College Football Playoff's Board of Managers.

The 11-member group directs the administrative operations of the playoff. It governs the CFP's business, properties and affairs, including budgets, policies and operating guidelines.

Real Madrid confirm Jose Mourinho exit, pave way for Chelsea return

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The worst kept secret in football has been officially confirmed: Jose Mourinho will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season. The Special One has been dropping hints for weeks and he is known to be short of allies at the Bernabeu, so the news that he's leaving by mutual consent comes as no [...]

The LinkedIn profile of ex-Birmingham and Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish

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Presumably this is a spoof (we really hope not), but if it is someone has gone to a lot of effort to create a pretty decent LinkedIn profile for out-of-work football manager Alex McLeish. The profile on the corporate social networking site is fairly up-to-date, making mention of McLeish's recent brief stint at Nottingham Forest.

I Opened 101 Soccer Fortune Cookies For You

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One fortune cookie after another in my brain was just cracked open and its contents written down. Totally free-flowed and not second guessed.

  1. Winning is important.
  2. Possession is the optimal, if not the only, way to develop a player to their potential.
  3. Possession significantly increases your chances of winning consistently at all levels of play.