On Monday, Ryan Taylor played his first full game for Newcastle since August of two years ago, when he suffered the first of two successive and very serious ACL knee injures. Ryan Taylor ready for comeback after 26 months out After more than26 months out of the game, Ryan completed his first full game [.
We had thought when Sylvain Marveaux moved to Guingamp on a season long loan in the summer, that would be the last we would see of him, but given what's happened so far this season, maybe that Sylvain could still be at Newcastle next year at this time. Sylvain Marveaux playing against Fiorentina Sylvain has [.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew said yesterdaythat he expected Mike Williamson, Manu Riviere and Sammy Ameobi to be fit for the game at Spurs, and now he's added Cheick Tiote to that list. Cheick Tiote back at Spurs The 48 times capped Ivory Coast international was injured in the warm-up to the Leicester City [.
Newcastle United 28 year-old defender Steven Taylor has come in for some criticism in his ten years playing for the Newcastle first team, but he put in a very good solid performance at the back for us on Saturday afternoon against Leicester. Steven Taylor in action against Leicester And we need to see more [.
There has been an awful lot of attention given to Gabby Obertan this season, because the 25 year-old is one of the few players who have been playing at or near their best for Newcastle this season. Gabby Obertan running at full tilt Love the pink boots Gabby has set up chances for players [...]
Things may be starting to look up at Newcastle, and after the lads got our first league win of the season, apparently the dressing room was a very positive place after the game, and even owner Mike Ashley was there thanking the players and the coaches. Jack Colback in action on Saturday It's probably [.
Newcastle are starting to get some of our injured players back, and good news today that Ryan Taylor completed his third game on his comeback trail from two serious knee injuries, and he scored a penalty in the 3-1 Newcastle U21 win over Brighton this afternoon at Darsley Park. Siem de Jong still two [.
There's a decent article on the Betfair site today and it's quite positive about Newcastle United, which is why we are pointing it out, and it's after we were able to secure our first win of the season on Saturday. Alan Pardew on Saturday looks like Obertan had him going the wrong way [...]
It's just great that Gabriel Obertan is not only playing well for Newcastle these days, but is also getting the credit he deserves, and maybe Saturday was the pinnacle of his career at Newcastle United, when he scored a terrific goal that gave Newcastle all three points in the league for the first time this [.
Despite only being appointed in the summer of 2014, Alan Irvine's tenure at West Bromwich Albion was never expected to be one of longevity. The Baggies supporters greeted the his acquisition with a collective shrug of the shoulders; after all, for all Irvine's gentlemanly qualities, he's yet to truly make his mark as a top quality manager.
Why Southampton Can Finish In The Top 6 This Season. - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Despite all the intriguing plots and sub-plots that have gone on this season, the story of the campaign has undoubtedly got to be that of Southampton. Predicted to be set for doom and gloom after a mass summer exodus that saw all of their star players from last season leaving, the Saints have forged an incredible revival under new manager Ronald Koeman.
After 36 goals in 9 Premier League matches from the weekend, all attention turns to the Hawthorns today to see if there'll be another goals extravaganza with West Bromwich Albion hosting Manchester United.
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It was surely no surprise to Arsenal fans when Jack Wilshere fouled Hull City's Gaston Ramirez after about an hour on Saturday and even less of a surprise that the referee showed him a yellow card for the challenge. Because that is unfortunately a part of the England midfielders game and the fact that it [.
A BIG QUESTION In order to score more, do you need to be prepared to concede more? Let's face facts. City and Pool did last season and finished 1st and 2nd. They also played the most attractive and exciting football.
UEFA will face questions over its enforcement of ground closures after a number of CSKA Moscow supporters appeared to gain entry to their side's UEFA Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Khimki Arena.
The Group E match, which ended in a 2-2 draw, was officially played behind closed doors after the European governing body punished the Russian club for repeated racist offences by their fans.
Sergio Aguero is fast off the ball and perhaps even quicker with it at his feet. He skips by defenders in and around the 18-yard box weekly and evades them to find the two inches of space he needs to punish the opponent with a sublime finish. If he doesn't get off a shot, he'll get fouled to draw a free kick, which could be finished by any of the world-class players on the Manchester City roster.
Yesterday, Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone suggested that Black Cats players should reimburse supporters who had traveled to St Mary's on Saturday only to witness the club fall to a humiliating 8-0 defeat against Southampton.
"I will personally talk to the team to see if it is possible to pay [for the fans'] tickets and their trip," Mannone said.
Former Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio was interviewed on Sky Sports:Goals on Sunday yesterday and shared his thoughts on the Black Cats' embarrassing 8-0 defeat to Southampton on Saturday. Di Canio commented that when he played, he would "punish himself" for such a performance and expressed that Sunderland's players and coaches should "pay something".
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has suggested that Brendan Rodgers leave striker Mario Balotelli out of his starting eleven in order to give his side the best chance of beating Real Madrid on Wednesday.
Speaking onSky Sports: Monday Night Football, Carragher urged the Liverpool boss to drop the Italian international from the lineup and moved Raheem Sterling further forward.
Can Chelsea Cope With Diego Costa's Absence For Long? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The 2014/15 season has been near-perfect for Chelsea Football Club thus far. Unbeaten in all competitions, the Blues are sitting comfortably at the top of the Premier League and are on course to succeeding on other fronts as well.
QPR forward Adel Taarabt has hit back at manager Harry Redknapp over claims that he is overweight and unfit to play.
Redknapp launched an attack on the Morocco international after QPR's 3-2 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, claiming Taarabt was "not fit to play football", adding, "I can't keep protecting people who don't want to run about and train, who are about three stone overweight".
It's a rare occasion when ten minutes of a match end up making the bulk of your match report but that's exactly what has happened after Sunday's eventual win over QPR. An own goal from Richard Dunne after an hour of play appeared at one stage to be the only difference between the two sides however mayhem would ensue within the final moments of the game, denying a gutted Harry Redknapp his second win of the season.
Fresh off of an 8-0 thrashingof Sunderland, Southampton are sitting in third place in the Premier League standings, just one point behind the defending champions in Manchester City. While many figured that the Saints would struggle and perhaps even find themselves embattled in a relegation fight at the end of the campaign (although I predicted otherwise six weeks ago), the team from the south coast has more than held their own to begin the 2014-15 Premier League season.
Smiles were brought back to Goodison Park as the Everton faithful witnessed their team finally announce themselves for this season. The team's 3-0 win over Aston Villa was much needed, and much deserved.
Roberto Martinez had clearly worked hard with the team on the training pitch to improve the defensive side of Everton's game an area which had been the team's Achilles heel in their relatively poor start to the season.