Newcastle United

Good News – This Man Can Solve Newcastle’s Injury Problems

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Newcastle have for a long time been at the top of the injury table in the Premier league for a number of years and we easily topped the league last season and amassed 347points where one point is given when a player is injured and misses one game. Next in line was Manchester United afull [...]

Coaching Staff Taking Shape – Includes Top Fitness Guru

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There's a report in the Shields Gazettetoday that Steve McClaren wants to bring his former Derby County assistant manager, 48 year-old Paul Simpson, to his coaching staff at Newcastle, to be hisassistant manager. And the report suggests that means that old boy Lee Clark will not be joining the coaching staff at Newcastle.

There’s Real Concerns About This Newcastle Youngster

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News today that Rolando Aarons looks to be losing his battle to be fit for the game at Liverpool on Monday night, and as we know he's been out with hamstring injuries since back on November 1st when we played Liverpool at home, and there's now a possibility he may not even return this [...]

Newcastle Star – I’m Glad To Be Back On The Pitch

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Siem de Jong cost Newcastle £6M from Ajax over the summer, but he was injured in training in early September when he tore his thigh muscle, and he's been out ever since, and he may be out until late next month, as he says he needs to play a few games for the U21 side [...]

This Is Not A Good Time For Newcastle To Do This Again

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Siem de Jong was seriously injured in training at the start of September, and he has been out ever since so that's coming up to nearly five months out since the first game he can possibly play is on the last day of January at Hull. Siem de Jong in action at Oldham But [...]

Great News – Two Top Players Back In Training At Newcastle

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There was some very good news for Newcastle today when caretaker manager John Carver said that both Siem de Jong and Mehdi Abeid returned to training today. Siem de Jong back in training today Siem has played only twice for Newcastle since signing for us form Ajax in the summer and it will be [...]

Encouraging News – Injury Update On Newcastle Players

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Good news today that Newcastle's French winger Gabriel Obertan is back running again in training, and it's now almost three months since he tore a thigh muscle at St. James' Park, the same injury that Siem de Jong picked up in September, and the Dutchman has yet to return to the side. Gabby Obertan [.

Newcastle French Star To Be Used Sparingly This Season

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It seems that Remy Cabella is still finding it difficult to come to terms with the physical demands of the English Premier League, the most popular sports league ion the world, and it seems it's not going to be a quick fix for the 24 year-old, and he will continue to start most games on [...]

Newcastle Season Could Depend On This Striker’s Form

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We had reported yesterday on some good news for Newcastle that both Ryan Taylor and Papiss Cisse had returned to training following long term injuries, and when they are both fully fit they will strengthen the Newcastle squad, and also add some experience to the side. Papiss Cisse suffering broken knee-cap earlier this [.

What’s Happened To This Newcastle Defender?

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Curtis Good is one of our promising young defenders whowe brought in a couple of years ago from Melbourne Heart for around £400K, and he made his debut for Newcastle about a year ago against Morecambe in the League Cup, and after the first 20 minutes or so of that game he settled down well, [...]

New Fitness Coach Thrashing The Life Out Of Newcastle Players

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There was talk earlier this summer of Steven Taylor may be leaving Newcastle United, the home town team he has played for since 2004 when Sir Bobby Robson gave him his big chance, but the local lad seems to be loving it in pre-season, and Steven has revealed that new fitness coach Dave Billows has [.

Hamstring Injuries Could Be Concern For New Signing

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New signing Siem de Jong hopes to be stronger than he was last season, when he missed a lot of playing time at Ajax, and at one point in the season he had a collapsed lung. Siem de Jong in training After playing 47 times in the previous season for Ajax with 16 goals, [...]

Newcastle Complete Important Signing

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Newcastle did quite well with injuries during the first part of last season, but then during the second half we seemed to be as bad as ever, andsuffered over 50 different injuries in total last season. Dave Billows while at Everton Newcastle announced yesterday that they had signed Dave Billows as the new Head [.

Abu Dhabi Trip Arranged Before Cardiff Debacle

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Alan Pardew has said today that the squad's trip to Abu Dhabi was arranged before Newcastle went out of the FA Cup at the first attempt again when we lost at home to Cardiff City a team that had now won in their previous ten games before beating a poor Newcastle side [...]

What A Difference A Year Makes – 8760 Little Hours

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What a difference a year makes last year at this time we were struggling and 13 points worse off than we are at the moment after 17 games, and we are even 3 points better off than we were two years ago, when we eventually finished in 5th place in the Premier League [...]

Newcastle Star To Get Chance At Old Trafford On Saturday?

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Newcastle were without both Papiss Cisse and Hatem Ben Arfa for last night's game with Swansea, which we lost 3-0, and both were out sick. Hatem Ben Arfa fit for Saturday Alan Pardew has talked about losing two of his stars before last night's surprise 3-0 defeat at the Liberty Stadium: "We lost Papiss [.

Newcastle Announce Stunning New Benton Training Complex

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Newcastle have today announced a stunning new state of the art complex to be built at the current Benton training center, and work will start on it in eighteen months time, and it will take just over six months to complete and will be ready in early 2016. This shows Newcastle do have ambition. Fact.

Pardew – It Was All Good News For Us

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Alan Pardew held his first press conference for a couple of weeks after coming off two fantastic league wins against Chelsea and Tottenham, but now we are up against a Norwich City side who we cannot under-estimate and manager Chris Hughton would like nothing better to get his first win at St. James Park since [.

Newcastle’s Best Signing Of The Summer Was Not Remy

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We had a terrible time of it with injuries last season, and one of the reasons was that we just didn't have a big enough squad of players for the extra 14 games in the Europa League, and injuries tend to happen when players play in too many games, without sufficient rest. Faye Downey [...]

Full-Back Now Doubtful For Season Opener – But Jonas Fit

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There are reports in the local papers today that Italian International Davide Santon is not fit enough to start in the Newcastle side at the Emirates, and it seems he's picked up a hip flexor muscle injury.. Davide Santon scoring last season at Wigan And just when we though Newcastle were doing very well [.

English Premier League

This Will Be Key For Newcastle Tomorrow

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Newcastle play at Old Trafford tomorrow, and then we have two home games against Everton and Burnley on Sunday afternoon and Thursday afternoon New Years Day. Ryan Taylor could return soon but not for tomorrow Then two days later we are at Leicester City in the FA Cup third round so the [...]

News On Siem De Jong Still Not Encouraging

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One of the reasons Newcastle haven't done too well so far this season, is that Siem De Jong has been out basically all season for us, and as far as we know, he will not return until some time next year. Siem de Jong still more than two months away from comeback The Newcastle [...]

Time To Sign Up Fitness Director On Long Term Deal

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If you watch Alan Pardew's press conference on nufcTV today, at the beginning you will see Fitness Director Faye Downey taking the training. Faye Downey - Newcastle's Fitness Director has made a difference And we've got to say it seems like Faye has made a huge difference, and we've had very few injuries this [.

Manchester United

United defender not ready to return yet

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Jonny Evans was happy to return to action but admitted he's not yet ready to make a first team return, after spending 10 weeks on the sidelines with a fitness problem.

The Northern Ireland defender played just over 60 minutes on Tuesday as United reserves, featuring Ander Herrera and Adnan Januzaj among the others, thrashed Blackburn 5-0 in the Lancashire Senior Cup but poured cold water on the prospect of an immediate return to the first team squad.

Video: Juan Mata says he is happy to be at Chelsea

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Juan Mata insists he is happy at Chelsea despite a series of rumour linking him with a move away from the club during the transfer window. The 25-year-old was being touted for a transfer to Manchester United, Arsenal or Paris St-Germain over the summer, but none of those moves materialised. Mata claims he is committed [.

Man Utd striker Wayne Rooney has discussed his future with Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard

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England captain Steven Gerrard has revealed that wantaway Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has confided in him over his plans. Liverpool skipper Gerrard said Rooney has spoken to him about his club future, but would not reveal details of that conversation. He said: "It wouldn't be fair on Wayne for me to talk about that [.


Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway tells a journalist he’s dropped after Southampton defeat

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Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway sidestepped some searching questions after his side slipped to another Premier League defeat in comical fashion. The Eagles boss refused to be drawn on what he would say to his players after the 2-0 defeat to Southampton. Instead, he opted to turn the tables on the reporter posing the questions.

Real Madrid boss Ancelotti: Gareth Bale will play on the right against Villarreal

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Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Gareth Bale will make his Real Madrid debut against Villarreal tomorrow and that he will be deployed on the right wing. He didn't say whether Bale would start or be named on the bench. On the Welshman's fitness, he said: "We play 100 per cent. I don´t know if [...]

Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny: ‘Arsene Wenger was right to drop me’

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And another BIG thank you to Audi Whetstone for making one of my dreams cone true today Wojciech Szczesny (@13Szczesny13) October 10, 2011 Wojciech Szczesny says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was right to leave him out of the team last season. The Poland international was dropped in favour of compatriot Lukasz Fabianski, with [.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger won’t comment on Benzema and Di Maria, says Flamini is working on his fitness

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Wenger: 'I would rather have [had] the squad in place at the start of the season' #FFCvAFC (@Arsenal) August 23, 2013 Arsene Wenger has refused to be drawn on speculation linking him with a double-raid on Real Madrid for Karim Benzema and Angel Di Maria.

All Arsenal’s international players text Arsene Wenger to say they are OK

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Arsene Wenger's mobile phone was busy last night and this morning as Arsenal's international players text their boss to report that they had come through their respective matches unscathed. The Frenchman would have anxiously awaiting news on his players' fitness with just days to go until the start of the new Premier League season.

Man Utd boss David Moyes says it’s a plus that Wayne Rooney is playing for England

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Manchester United manager David Moyes says it is a plus for him that Wayne Rooney is playing for England against Scotland this evening. Rooney has not featured in any of United's official pre-season matches, but Moyes claims it is good for him that his wantaway striker can build his match fitness while playing for his [.

Gareth Bale unlikely to play in Spurs’ Premier League opener, says Andre Villas Boas

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Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas says his wantaway star Gareth Bale is not likely to feature in next weekend's Premier League opener against Crystal Palace. The Spurs boss was left answering awkward questions following his side's 1-1 draw with Espanyol yesterday. Bale did not feature in the match and was not even in attendance.


Philippe Coutinho tells Liverpool fans: ‘I’ll be back soon’

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Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho has declared the operation on his shoulder a success and vowed to back in the team soon. The Brazilian star required surgery after falling awkwardly following a foul by Ashley Williams during the 2-2 draw with Swansea. But Coutinho says the procedure went well and he is now on his way [.

Liverpool hit transfer fee deadlock over defenders Tiago Ilori and Mamadou Sakho

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Liverpool are struggling in their attempts to bring at least one new defender to the club after deal for both their targets ran into problems. The Reds wanted to pay £6m to sign Sporting Lisbon centre-back Tiago Ilori, but the Portuguese side are demanding £17m for the 20-year-old. That's despite the fact that the youngster [.


Video: Spurs’ Lewis Holty scores 25-yard curler against West Ham U21s

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Lewis Holtby is back and it looks like he means business. Everbody's favourite Germglishman is back to fitness and played for Spurs Under-21s as he seeks the match practice he needs to break into Andre Villas Boas' team. He certainly succeeded in catching the eye during last week's clash with West Ham Under-21s.

Video: Arsene Wenger praises Arsenal midfield

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reserved special praise for his midfielders after recording a 3-0 win at Fenerbahce. Aaron Ramsey was on the scoresheet and named man of the match. He was ably assisted by Jack Wilshere, albeit you could tell the England international was short of match fitness. And the likes of Tomas Rosicky and [.

The Rest

Is it too early for Arsenal to offer Walcott a new contract?

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After the never-ending "sign dat ting!" saga in 2012/13 season, which ended with Theo Walcott signing a new Arsenal contract extension for three and a half years, it is no surprise that Arsene Wenger would want to start renewal talks a little earlier this time around, but is it just a little too early?

Läuferische Statistiken vor dem Halbfinale der WM2014

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Läuferische Statistiken vor dem Halbfinale der WM2014

Das Halbfinale der WM2014 rückt näher und unsere Elf hat es auch unter die letzten Vier geschafft. Von verschiedenen Seiten hört man, dass das nur mit sehr viel Glück verbunden war. Ich aber behaupte, dass nicht Glück, sondern Fitness bisher einer der entscheidende Faktoren war und dass das auch im.

Thomas Berthold steht auf eine Kokosnuss

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Thomas Berthold steht auf eine Kokosnuss

Ach du große S****...angesichts dieses Webfundstückes hätte es mich heute morgen beinahe vom Stuhl gehauen. Was sich unser 90er Weltmeister Thomas Berthold dabei gedacht hat wird nur er selber wissen. Oder vielleicht seine Frau, denn die scheint da ja auch ganz groß involviert zu sein.