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Newcastle Star Stands Tall For Newcastle United Foundation

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Mike Williamson has been a bit of a revelation this season, since he forced his way back into the first team line-up at Everton, Mike has played all the games and he's been in very good form, and has formed a very good partnership in central defense with Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa. Great shot of Mike Williamson [.

A Tribute To Gary Speed

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Gary Speed died tragically on November 27th, 2011 at the young age of 42, and the two year anniversary of his passing will be coming up in a couple of weeks. This is the almost finished painting of Gary Speed As a tribute to Gary and in his memory, reader David Brown has painted a [...]

Wednesday Night Gave Pardew And His Players A Huge Lift

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Newcastle fans were upbeat on Thursday morning after there were just fantastic scenes at SteveHarpers' testimonial game for 20 years of loyal service to the club, and many former greats turned up for Newcastle, and the AC Milan side were also full of former great Italian players. A potpourri of photos from Wednesday night [.

One Of The All Time Greats – A Tribute To Amazing Newcastle

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Paolo Maldini is one of the greatest defenders to have ever played the game and and he played for only one team AC Milan, his home town club and he played 902 times over twenty five years- and also played 126 times for Italy. Steve Harper presented with plaque by the great Paolo Maldini [...]

Over 50,000 Attend Steve Harper Testimonial

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There was just an amazingturnoutfor Steve Harper's testimonial tonight at St. James Park, where the official attendance was 50,793. AC Milan Glorie line up before the testimonial game tonight The match was between the Newcastle Legends side and an AC Milan Glorie side, with Milan finally winning on a penalty shoot out 2-1, after the [.

Newcastle’s Problems Opened Up Wounds Last Season

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Steve Harper has given a lot of interviews in the press today, before he plays in his testimonial tonight, when a Newcastlke United eleven will play an AC Milan eleven for charity, and it looks like the attendance will be over 40,000 for the game. Steve Harper some open wounds last season Steve has [.

It’s Going To Be A Big Night On Wednesday

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Steve Harper will have his testimonial game against an AC Milan side on Wednesday night at St. James' Park, and Steve is raising money for the Newcastle United Foundation, the Great North Children's Hospital and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. A tearful Steve Harper after the Arsenal game in May And it seems it';s going [.

Newcastle Fans Do It – Complete Italian Job Triathlon For Charity

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Two Newcastle fans, Hamish Allan and Kit Alexander from Northumbria University, and readers of this blog (well at least now and then), have managed to finish all aspects of their extremely grueling Italian Job triathlonsuccessfully, and on schedule too. The two lads did all this for charity. Hamish Allan and Kit Alexander The triathlon was [.

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse pulls out of pre-season tour over Wonga sponsorship row

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Papiss Cisse has not travelled on Newcastle's pre-season tour to Portugal due to his ongoing row over Wonga's shirt sponsorship deal. The Senegal striker refuses to where the payday loan company's logo, saying it is against his Muslim beliefs. The 28-year-old has been training alone since returning to pre-season last week.

Newcastle star Papiss Cisse training alone over Wonga sponsorship row

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Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse has been forced to train on his own following a row over the club's shirt sponsorship deal with payday loan company Wonga. The Senegal international says the company's business practices are at odds with his Muslim faith and refuses to wear its logo. He only returned from an extended summer break [.

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 [...]

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 [.

New Magpie – I Will Fight For Newcastle Until I Drop

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One of the things we liked about Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa before he arrived at Newcastle in January, is that he is a very good leader, both one and off the pitch, and Newcastle need leaders in the team. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has good leadership skills Mapou was the captain at Montpellier when they won the French [.

Two New French Players Doing Good Work In The Community

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Newcastle players Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Massadio Haidara both participated in workshops for some local youngsters yesterday afternoon, that were aimed at wiping out racism in the community. Haidara and Yanga-Mbiwa in workshops yesterday Both players are new to the club, since joining in late January, and they participated with education workers and coaches from Show [.

A Belated But Heart Warming Story On Eve

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We did an emotional piece on Eve a good few weeks ago, and her father Ian Anderson took her to meet the Newcastle team for the game against Fulham last Sunday, where Eve was the Newcastle mascot. Eve shown with the Newcastle players and father Ian (in blue) before the Fulham game Eve collapsed [...

Papiss Cisse Spreading Some Sunshine In Newcastle

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We're always pleased to report the good work Newcastle players do off the field of play and for the local community, and Papiss Cisse has been spreading just a little bit of sunshine this week. Chloe Grover with Papiss Cisse yesterday 14 year-old Chloe Grover is deaf and has cerebral palsy, and she was invited [.

Please Help Support The “Give Tilly a Hand” Appeal

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Tilley Lockey's mother Sarah has contacted me and some other Newcastle web-sites for their support in raising funds for her daughter Tilly, as part of the Give Tilly A Hand appeal. Tilly with Newcastle manager Alan Pardew Here's some words from Tilly's loving mother Sarah about her daughter: Shown is the image of the handprint [.

Big Chance To Get Papiss Cisse Shirt – It’s For Charity

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Papiss Cisse is auctioning his number 9 match shirt from Newcastle United's recent clash with West Ham United, and the bidding has started on ebay, and the money goes to a local hospital in Senegal. Papiss Cisse with that shirt you can bid for it today Unfortunately there was a hiccup earlier today , [.

Newcastle United Doing An Outstanding Job In The Community

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Newcastle United is a huge presence in the north-east of England, and especially of course in the local Newcastle area, where the fortunes of the club have a big impact on just how Geordies feel about things, at any given time, in what is a fanatical area for football. And we've been really impressed with [.

Newcastle Supporter Successfully Runs 7 Marathons In 7 Days

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


Newcastle Supporter Josh Bone In Sight Of Paris

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

Ferry Cancellation Frustrates Marathoner Josh Bone

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

Alan Pardew And Players Aid Leukaemia Charity

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

Josh Bone Finds It Tough Going In Second Marathon

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

Manchester United

Man City fan vows to get Man Utd tattoo for charity

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A Manchester City supporter has promised to get a Manchester United tattoo if he manages to raise £1,500 for charity. Chris Worthington, of Macclesfield, is raising funds for the When You Wish Upon Star charity, which helped his seven-year-old daughter Poppy during her battle with a brain tumour. If he reaches his target, Chris will [.

The last piece of chewing gum of Sir Alex Ferguson’s Man Utd reign listed on eBay

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A piece of chewing gum reported to be the last chewed by Sir Alex Ferguson as a football manager is available to buy on eBay. The gum was reportedly retrieved by a fan at the Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon, placed in a wooden case and stuck on the internet auction site. The listing read: "Used [...]

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Jamie Carragher on his centre-back partnership with Liverpool new boy Mamadou Sakho

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No, Jamie Carragher's not out of retirement. But the Liverpool great has been talking about the time he partnered the Reds' new signing Mamadou Sakho in defence. The pair was teamed up during a charity match in Corsica 18 months ago, so he has seen the former PSG man at close quarters. He told the [.

Video: Chelsea captain John Terry almost scores from his own half

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As we all know, the highlight of yesterday's Stiliyan Petrov charity match was Gabriel Agbonlahor clattering into a member of One Direction causing him to vomit. But a very close second was this long-range effort from Chelsea skipper John Terry. He proved that all those years on international duty with David Beckham were put to [.

Video: Franck Ribery swaps his mascot for a shorter one

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Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery traded his mascot at a charity match because he thought his was too tall. Ahead of Mark Van Bommel's testimonial match last week, the France international appeared to become concerned at the height of the child with whom he was holding hands. Spotting a much smaller model up ahead, the [.

Video: Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker skins Didier Drogba with his silky skills

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Watching Per Mertesacker play, it often appears like a constant challenge for the lanky German to remain upright. But it turns out he's got all kinds of crazy skills in his locker he just doesn't risk them when he's at the heart of the Arsenal defence. A charity match organised by Michael Ballack was [.

Video: Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler kicks comedian John Bishop in the face

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Fans who sat through a drab opening 45 minutes in last night's Premier League match between Liverpool and West Brom were at least treated to some entertainment at half-time. As part of a one-off shirt sponsorship with Seeing Is Believing, a charity that aims to tackle avoidable likeness, there was a blindfolded penalty shootout during [.

Paris Saint Germain

Paris Saint-Germain Do Charity Work In Gabon, Win ‘Trophee des Champions’ Without Cavani

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Here's an awesome candid of Paris Saint-Germain's proud Brazilian recruit, Lucas Moura, kissing his shiny new "Trophee des Champions" on Saturday, after a 2-1 win over Bordeaux in Libreville. Oh, and they didn't need Edinson Cavani or Marquinhos to get the job done at all Snaaaap!

Video: David Beckham confuses his PSG conference with a job interview

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Former England skipper David Beckham completed his move to Paris Saint Germain this afternoon but then appeared to think he was still applying for the job. To be fair he is an unpaid intern for now (his salary is being donated to a children's charity in Paris), so perhaps he is still angling for [...

England

Paul McCartney, Kenny Dalglish and Robbie Williams join other Stars in a Charitable Recording for the Victims of the Hillsborough Tragedy

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Photo via: The DailyMail

As the Hillsborough tragedy was brought into light again this summer, the ache and pain will forever remain despite the bit of justice that was served this year when Prime Minister David Cameron announced to the world that Liverpool's fans were not at fault.

After 23 years of being made the culprits, the focus has finally shifted as people begin to truly see that Liverpool's fans and most importantly the families of the 96 that lost their lives are the victims.

Top 10 conclusions: Sweden 4-2 England

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1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has obviously cleared the paperjam that was stopping him 'performing against English sides'. It's safe to say he performed last night. 2. His spectacular fourth goal was something else. You know that's the case when you see England fans applauding an opposition goal. 3. But it did ruin a thousand Zlat-trick headlines.

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Charity Game Leaves Lasting Impression On Newcastle Players

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The Steve Harper testimonial was very special for Newcastle for a number of reasons, and it wasn't just that a fantastic 51,000 fans turned out for the charity game, but it also reminded Newcastle fans of what some great players we have had at the club, and some great teams too. Davide Santon improving [.

Teen Girls Swimming the English Channel for Charity

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What are you doing during your summer vacation?

For six English girls, summer means training to swim the English Channel to raise money for charity. They are6GirlsNoBuoys, and they've been practicing in pools to gain strength and in Hyde Park'sSerpentine Lake to adjust to cold waterbut now have to get used to waves and the channels' strong currents.

One Legged Charity Match Ends in Mass Brawl

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This one legged Charity match between Dutch and Belgian's played in Westerlo in aid of a mobility charity turned into a mass brawl as player's tumbled and supporters got involved in a punch up!

Please Help Eve Miller If You Possibly Can

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When we have a chance to help out with Charities and good causes, we take the opportunity to try to help, and we want to let you know today about ten year-old Eve and what her family are going through to keep Eve more in touch with the world and it puts the rest [...]

New Chelsea FC song, The Colour is Blue 2012 music video

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New Chelsea FC song, The Colour is Blue 2012 music video, out now at http://www.michaelarmstrongmusic.co.uk/chelsea.html

One afternoon in mid July, after months of planning, the Eastern Blues Official Chelsea Supporters Club (Norfolk & Suffolk) got together with professional musician, songwriter and East Stand season ticket holder Michael Armstrong to perform a new Chelsea song at Drill Hall Music Studio's in Beccles.