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Let’s Clear The Decks If Newcastle Relegated

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We're not saying for one minute that getting relegated will be a good thing for Newcastle United. Alan Shearer - please clear the decks in the summer But if we do end up getting rlegated there are some positive ways to look at it, and one of them is to take the opportusanity to clear the decks [...]

Can Newcastle Really Go Down?

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All season long the relegation battle has made pundits around the world look foolish. With no true contenders in sight - or maybe far too many contenders - the relegation battle has been anyone's guess. On the Premiership Talk Podcast, Taylor and I have thrown many guesses out there, and in an interview Football Corner's Cathal Breathnach even suggested Portsmouth could be facing the drop.

Five Newcastle First-Teamers For Just £10M

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In the last two transfer windows, while we haven't seen enough players come through the door, we can at least point to some very good buys the club has made. Sebastien Bassong - what a signing for about £1.5M We say that because here are some players we've signed in the last two windows with their estimated [.

Newcastle Ready To Unload High Wage Earners In Summer

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Now that we've witnessed the transfer window in January, it seems fairly obvious who Joe Kinnear will be moving out in the summer at Newcastle. Michael Owen - will have cost the club around £1.3M for every goal And it seems there are a lot of players, who are either out of contract, or who on the [.

Newcastle Injuries Starting To Clear Up

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Apart from yesterday's new injury to one of our better players this season, Danny Guthrie, the rest of the injuries seem to be clearing up quite nicely. Alan Smith - no real set back in his recovery Good news today that Oba Martins should be back for the Sunderland game in 10 days time, and the news [.

Viduka, Cacapa and Edgar Likely To Leave Newcastle

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Joe Kinnear has said today that Mark Viduka is yet to be offered a new contract at Newcastle United, and we don't think he will be offered one. Mark Viduka - out of contract in June Mark Viduka signed from Middlesbrough for two years in the summer of 2007, with the option for a third season, but [..

Will Michael Owen Stay At Newcastle?

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Michael Owen again showed his quality yesterday by getting the all important first goal with a nice finish from another wonderful through ball by Argentine Jonas Gutierrez. Michael Owen - after scoring Newcastle's vital first goal yesterday It looks like this week is contract signing week at Newcastle United and we expect Nicky Butt, Steve Harper and [.

Newcastle’s Subs Bench To Get Even Stronger

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Joe Kinnear was finally able to name a subs bench of Steve Harper, Steven Taylor, Claudio Cacapa, Geremi, Damien Duff, Mark Viduka and Shola Ameobi at Fratton Park yesterday, as the competition for places heats up at Newcastle United. Joe Kinnear - increaased competition for places at Newcastle Joe said after the game yesterday: "There's no doubt that [.

Kinnear Ready To Unload Dead Wood In January

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It appears that Joe Kinnear will also try to sell in January, if he can get players to move out, and have the receiving clubs pay their high wages. Ashley - supporting Kinnear fully in transfer market In his meeting with Mike Ashley last week Joe Kinnear said that he was also in the market to sell, [.

Bassong Set To Continue In Defense At Chelsea

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It seems like Steven Taylor is losing his battle to be fit for Newcastle United's trip to Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Steven Taylor -unlikely to play on Saturday at Chelsea That's the bad news this morning from the Newcastle camp as Taylor tries to recover from what was initially a slight stomach muscle strain that has kept [.

Newcastle Need Steven Taylor Back For Saturday

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Steven Taylor was gutted not to be able to make the trip to London for Sunday's game against Fulham, because of a niggling groin strain. Steven Taylor - defender was sorely missed at Fulham And Steven must have been even more unhappy at the defensive display which cost Newcastle all three points in London, with his stand-in, [.

Kinnear Lays Into Players After Fulham Game

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It could be argued that Sunday's performance at Craven Cottage was the first time since Joe Kinnear took over almost 7 weeks ago, that the team was lack luster, and played poorly without enough passion and pride. Joe Kinnear - unhappy with performance on Sunday Yes, we were beaten by the old enemy Sunderland, but when you [.

Joe Thinks Cacapa Is Better Player Than Bassong

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There's a lot of second guessing about whether Kinnear should have played Seb Bassong, or even Habib Beye, at center-back instead of Cacapa, who played very poorly, but it's so easy in retrospect, when you look back at what happened. Steven Taylor - was ruled out of game with sore groin And Joe revealed today that he [.

Kinnear Admits Both Goals Newcastle Errors

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Joe Kinnear was no doubt disappointed with the officiating yesterday, but our defense was poor to say the least, and Claudio Cacapa had a bit of a nightmare game at the back, for someone who is so experienced. Claudio Cacapa - another poor display for the Magpies Joe talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning about our [.

Kinnear Blames Officiating But Defense Was Problem

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Joe Kinnear has come out this morning and blamed the officials for our poor result at Craven Cottage yesterday, but it was our defense that cost us the game. You cannot give two poor goals away to any team in the Premier league and expect to win. Joe Kinnear - poor officiating yesterday Joe talked today [.

Cacapa and Duff Both Start For Newcastle

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Caretaker manager Chris Hughton makes two changes to the side which was beaten by Hull City last Saturday at home. Damien Duff, who has recovered from a knee injury, returns to midfield in place of the suspended Danny Guthrie, while Claudio Cacapa comes in for his first start of the season at the expense of Shola [.

Arsenal hosts Newcastle at the Emirates

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In one of the more intriguing contests of the weekend, Arsenal are looking to rebound from a lackluster start to the season. The Gunners struggled to defeat West Brom by a single goal in their opening match and then lost to Fulham at Craven Cottage last week.

Newcastle, meanwhile, are enjoying a fine start to the 2008-09 campaign.

Arsenal hosts Newcastle at the Emirates

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In one of the more intriguing contests of the weekend, Arsenal are looking to rebound from a lackluster start to the season. The Gunners struggled to defeat West Brom by a single goal in their opening match and then lost to Fulham at Craven Cottage last week.

Newcastle, meanwhile, are enjoying a fine start to the 2008-09 campaign.

Coloccini In At Old Trafford - If Fit Enough

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If Coloccini does sign soon for Newcastle United, it looks like Kevin Keegan wants him in the side for Old Trafford next Sunday. Fabricio Coloccini - Keegan will play him if fit enough

Keegan - Claudio Held It All Together For Us

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Claudio Cacapa is an experienced player who didn't have a particularly good time of it last season in the Premier league. Claudio Cacapa - held it together for Newcastle in first half

Cacapa Injured – Who Are Our Best Central Defenders?

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It turns out that Claudio Cacapa injured his groin again on Friday, and that's why David Edgar was on the substitutes bench on Saturday. Claudio Cacapa - trying to get hold of Andrew Carroll in training

Brilliant Cacapa Tackle Saved Day For Magpies

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We thought Cacapa had a decent game on Sunday, but was still caught out a few times, especially in the second half. Claudio Cacapa - great sliding tackle saved a goal

Deserved Praise For Cacapa and Taylor

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Kevin Keegan is busy building up the confidence of the players he inherited from Sam Allardyce, as he tries to get the best out of the squad, through the end of this season. Claudio Cacapa - experienced defender looking solid at the back now

Keegan - Second Half Not Good Enough

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Newcastle United looked a very good team in the first half this afternoon, showing lots of confidence going forward. With some luck the Magpies could have been ahead at half time, but it was not to be. Claudio Cacapa - had best game of the season this afternoon

Report Card on Newcastle’s New Players

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Just before the transfer window open tomorrow, here's a mid-term report card on Newcastle's 9 new players that Big Sam brought in during the summer transfer window. Sam Allardyce - Players Sam bought last summer - how have they done? Habib Beye Habib has started to play very well in the last 6-7 games and looks a strong [.

Cacapa Wants Goal For Newcastle’s Fair Fans

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Claudio Cacapa says he knows Newcastle fans are very fair, and therefore the Brazilian is not too nervous about playing in front of them against Derby County on Sunday. Claudio Cacapa - thinks Newcastle fans are very fair Of course Cacapa played very poorly the last time he appeared before the Newcastle faithful at St.

Cacapa Happy To Be Back For Newcastle

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Cacapa had an excellent game on Saturday as Newcastle kept their first away clean sheet in over a year. Claudio Cacapa - glad to be back in Newcastle defense We heard yesterday how much David Rozehnal enjoyed playing with Claudio in the heart of Newcastle's defense. Claudio talked to the Evening Chronicle and finally admitted to [.

Sam Pleased Injury Situation Improving

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Sam talked to the official Newcastle United Web Site this morning, about the possibility of having Steven Taylor, Abdoulaye Faye and Stephen Carr back from injury for our next game against Derby County next Sunday, at St. James' Park, KO 2pm. Steven Taylor - hamstring played up last Thursday morning Sam said this afternoon: "Certainly, we'd hope to [.

Rozehnal Sings The Praises Of Claudio

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David Rozehnal has sung the praises this morning of Claudio Cacapa, whom he partnered in central defense for our first clean sheet away from home since November of last year. David Rozehnal - a great guy - and not a bad footballer either While we didn't think Rozehnal had a great game against Fulham, he was [.

Cacapa Solid and Effective on Saturday

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Sam Allardyce talked today about the performance of Brazilian Claudio Cacapa on Saturday, which we thought was excellent in the heart of Newcastle's defense, especially in the second half. Claudio Cacapa - showed all his experience on Saturday Cacapa replaced the injured Steven Taylor on Saturday, for his first game since the nightmare Portsmouth game, when [.

Gutsy Cacapa In Great Comeback for Newcastle

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Newcastle did not play well against Fulham yesterday, and the game was an extremely poor one to watch. There's no getting away from that. However, there were a couple of shining lights in the game. Claudio Cacapa - quietly performed heroics for Newcastle yesterday Newcastle didn't show any attacking flair whatsoever, and were still a little suspect [.

Newcastle Fortunate To Get Win at Fulham

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Newcastle did not have one of their better days in London today, and just about matched a poor Fulham side who were missing some of their best players. It looked like Newcastle were coasting in the first half and while they didn't create too many chances they had the majority of the play. Then in the [.

Duff Scores against Hartlepool in Comeback Game

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Damien Duff made a scoring return to action for Newcastle United yesterday in a successful behind-closed-doors friendly yesterday against Hartlepool United. Damien Duff - scored against Hartlepool yesterday in first game back But Sam has quickly stated that neither he nor Brazilian central defender Claudio Caçapa will play at Fulham tomorrow.

Claudio Ready To Return To Newcastle Defense

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We always thought that Claudio Caçapa may have been Sam's best signing in the summer. And his performances up to the Portsmouth confirmed that he was a class defender who read the game so well, everything seemed so easy for him. Claudio Cacapa - ready to come back to Newcastle's defense - good But then came [.

Toon defensive crisis ahead of Gunners clash

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Newcastle defenders Abdoulaye Faye and Steve Carr are doubts for the home clash with Arsenal after limping out of the Blackburn defeat... Boss Sam Allardyce is already without Claudio Cacapa and also sweating on the return of England Under-21 star Steven Taylor, who will not make his comeback until he receives clearance from a specialist after a back problem suffered on international duty.

Sam Still Worried About Defensive Lapses

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It seems like a perennial problem at Newcastle United - the injury problems we always seem to have at the club. Once again Sam is finding it difficult to pick a good defensive unit because of injuries. Both Abdoulaye Faye and Stephen Carr were introduced again against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, but both of them [.