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Former Manager Expects Rafa Benitez’ Newcastle To Do Well In Premier League

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Alan Pardew has been out of management now for about almost six months after he was fired by his last club Crystal Palace just before Christmas last year after losing a lot [...]

Forget Yesterday – These Are Only Games That Mean Anything

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Steve McClaren seemed happy enough about the five day trip to La Manga in Spain after a Newcastle side beat Lillestrom 2-1 yesterday afternoon in what turned out to be a decent test for Newcastle from the Norwegian side, who are preparing for the Tippeligaen, which beginsnext month. A number of our players who needed [.

New Signing Assures Newcastle Fans – Results Will Start Coming

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England international Andros Townsend was out Man of the Match for the game on Saturday at Stamford Bridge,when we were again taken apart on the road this time 5-1 at Chelsea. That follows the 3-0 demolition at Everton in our last away game and that was the sixth consecutive defeat on the road for [.

Seydou Is A Natural Goalscorer – A Very Good Player

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Steve McClaren seems very pleased when we announced 28 year-old Seydou Doumbia of AS Roma on loan for the rest of the season, and it gives us a player who has shown throughout his career he can score goals especially in Switzerland for Young Boys and in Russia for CSKA Moscow. Seydou Doumbia [...]

Pardew Talks Frankly About His Time At Newcastle

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Alan Pardew has had a fantastic year since leaving Newcastle and it's turned out to be a great decision he made to leave a big club like Newcastle for a smaller club like Crystal Palace. He has a lot more control at Palace than he ever had at Newcastle and he;s revealed that he was [...]

Is This Man Credible To Critique Newcastle And McClaren?

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We have a lot of respect for football coaches in the modern game, especially for those who manage teams in the Premier League, and that´s because there is so much pressure on the coaches and millions watch the games around the world every week. And we have seen this season so far, even Jose [...]

Steve McClaren To Have Big Clear-Out At Newcastle

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Steve McClaren has said today that he will soon be able to know which players he will rely on for next season, and those that can go will either be sold or will be sent out on loan, and the time of reckoning is not far off. Steve has now had a chance to assess [...]

McClaren – Newcastle Fans The Most Important People

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It seems alittle odd but this afternoon after being in the job almost two months Steve McClaren will manage his first game at St. James' Park this afternoon when we entertainGerman side Borussia Monchengladbach in our final pre-season fixture. Next up will be Southampton a week tomorrow and the Premier League season will start for [.

It’s Soon To Be All Change With The Coaching Staff

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It looks like Andy Woodman will be joining up once again with Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace, if terms can be agreed to pay compensation to Newcastle for Woodman, who still has five years left on his eight year deal at Newcastle. Andy Woodman expected to join Alan Pardew at Palace That would mean [.

John Carver – I’m A Winner Not A Quitter

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We were kind of hoping that after some of the nonsensical statements John Carver made this year while the interim head coach at Newcastle, he would lie low and maybe the pay-off from Newcastle came with an agreement not to talk about what happened last season it was so painful. Steve Stone and John [.

Steve McClaren Explains His Loyalty

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Some Newcastle fans wereannoyed that Steve McClaren didn't come to Newcastle in January, when he first asked by Lee Charnleyto take over the team, and the reasons he didn't do that have been explained again by the Newcastle head coach. Steve McClaren timing andloyaltyimportant Steve has given a wide-ranging interview to Premier League TV, [.

McClaren Not Sure If More Players Will Be Signed

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Steve McClaren was interviewed by Sky Sports News after the 2-2 draw today at Sheffield United, and he was asked if there were more players coming through the door this summer, and the head coach surprisingly didn't seem too sure there would be any more players brought in. Steve McClaren at Bramall Lane today We [.

Steve McClaren – Newcastle Is Unique – It’s Like A Religion

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Steve McClaren joined Newcastle United in early June, the day after both John Carver and Steve Stone has been sacked, and Steve and his coaching team ever since then have been like a breath of fresh air for Geordie fans. And couple that with our acquisition of Gini Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic and hopefully Chancel Mbemba [.

New Environment – New Ideas – A Pleasure To Be Part Of It

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Mike Williamson is certainly a fan of Steve McClaren and his new coaching team as the 6'4″ center-back has enthused over the American trip and all the new ideas and tactics the player are getting every single day from McClaren and his top coaching staff. Mike Williamson fouling Gini Wijnaldum in training This what big [.

McClaren – We’ve Learned About The Players

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It will have been a tough going for our players over the last ten days in America, what with all the training, the moving around to three different destinations in what for them would be long trips invery hot weather. But there's also a huge positive about the trip, and that is the lads and [...]

Simpson – Next Season – It’s Going To Be Magnificent

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It's been another good day for Newcastle fans with the seemingly long wait for Aleksandar Mitrovic almost over, as the smiling 20 year-old jetted into the Newcastle and was met by Newcastle officials this afternoon and he will now have a medical, sign along the dotted line and be announced as a Newcastle hopefully tomorrow [.

McClaren On Cathro – Great Potential And Newcastle Is His Club

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McClaren has told the Mirror that before he appointed 28 year-old Ian Cathroas one of his two assistant coaches he did his homework and he talked to people who had worked with the young coach who has enormous potential and who knows he could become a Newcastle head coach in the future. Ian Cathro [.

McClaren’s Surprising Opinion Of Newcastle’s Current Squad

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We always thought that out squad was an awful lot better than they showed under John Carver in the second half of the season when we collected only 13 points from 19 league games and lost in the 3rd round of The FA Cup. There was a terrible streak of 10 games in which we [...]

Steve McClaren Already Making A Difference On Tyneside

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Steve McClaren has been on board for about a month now and he has already made a difference in the climate at Newcastle with his professionalism and enthusiasm, but also because he seems straight and down to earth and tells things like they are and doesn't sugar coat everything. His appearance on Monday night [.

Steve Black Frightened The Players Half To Death

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Steve Black comes to Newcastle with a huge reputation, and he has had many successes in his career he's known to be a great motivator of people. So there was a little bit of fun today when Steve McClaren was talking to the press, and the head coach mentioned that Black had talked one [...]

Is Newcastle’s Squad Better Than We Think?

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Some reports have said the season ticket sales are down by about 30% over last year at the same time, but Newcastle dispute that and say they are on a par with last season. It's not too surprising if Newcastle fans are holding off on buying season tickets, after the disastrous second half of the [...

Steve McClaren Impressive At Fans Forum Meeting

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It was good to see that new head coach Steve McClaren attended the Fans Forum meeting last night, and he was active in the discussions and not surprisingly the people present were impressed with Steve's contribution for the night. Steve McClaren participated actively last night Two more of the four Directors Lee Charnley [.

Paul Simpson And Ian Cathro Outline Their Coaching Roles

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We are finally hearing from some of Steve McClaren's new coaches and they have been talking on nufcTV and on a new show they are calling Magpies 24/7. Steve McClaren with his new coaches From left to right Schoenmaker, Simpson, McClaren, Cathro (smile needed) and Black Goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman isn't shown This [.

Cathro – It’s A Step Forward Joining Newcastle

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Ian Cathro has given an interview to BBC Sport and we expect him to be announced today as part of Steve McClaren'snew coaching team just a day before the players report back for pre-season training tomorrow. Certainly Ian is very ambitious and seems to have his career laid out in front of him [...]

Ian Cathro Ready To Build Newcastle Into Top Team

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We got very close to 100% proof that Ian Cathro will indeed be part of Steve McClaren's coaching staff that will be getting together this week to prepare for the players arriving back at Newcastle for the start of pre-season training. And it seems like Steve had brought off a bit of a coup for [...]

Ian Cathro Incredibly Excited About Joining Newcastle

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Newcastle had better announce their coaching staff pretty quickly, because of the news last night that Paul Simpson has left Derby County according to Derby effective July 1st which is Wednesday and today Ian Cathro has talked to the Sun about joining Newcastle United as a coach, even through nothing has beenofficiallyannounced [.

I Have No Regrets Joining Newcastle – The Club Is Fantastic

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Newcastle United's Dutch defender Daryl Janmaat is already a big favorite with the fans, and if Steve McClaren decides to appoint a new captain he is a favorite after having a great season for us last season. It was a nightmare season for the club especially in the second half of the season [...]

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 [...]

McClaren Considering A Surprise Appointment

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There is news today in various outlets including the Northern Echo that Newcastle's Steve McClaren is ready to bring in 28 year-old former Valencia assistant Ian Cathro. Steve has to bring staff in this week to be ready for the players returning next week and after leaving Valencia two weeks ago for what he cited [.

McClaren Having Problems Getting Coaching Staff Together

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Newcastle United's new head coach is having some trouble putting his coaching staff in place at Newcastle, with the news yesterday that former Newcastle coach Steve Round has turned Steve down in the hope he can become a manager in hisown right. Paul Simpson with Steve McClaren at Derby McClaren has hoped to have his [.

Things Have Already Changed For The Better At Newcastle

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It was a compete and utter nightmare after we had beaten Aston Villa 1-0 on the last day of February, and were on 35 points in 11th place and presumably safe from relegation, but that didn't turn out to be the case and in the next eight games we lost them all. After that eight [...]

McClaren’s Backroom Staff Hiring Delayed – I Want The Best

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Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren hoped to have named his coaching staff at Newcastle before now, and his initial target was to have them all in place by the start of this week. There was news yesterday in the Mirror that Bolo Zenden will not be joining Steve at Newcastle, and it was from one [...]

McClaren – The First Four Games Are Key

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The first few games of the season look really tough for Newcastle, with the first four games being Southampton (H), Swansea (A), Manchester United (A) and Arsenal (H), before the International break, and that's followed in a few games by Chelsea coming to St. James' Park and a trip to the Etihad against Manchester City.

This Could Be McClaren’s Back-Room Staff At Newcastle

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It looks like Paul Simpson will be joining Newcastle's head coach Steve McClaren as hisassistant manager, after Derby County have agreed to release him from his existing contract at Derby. That means that Newcastle will not need to pay any compensation for Paul, who was assistant manager to McClarenover the last two years at Derby.

Hopefully – It’s A New Era At Newcastle With Steve McClaren

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Last week Newcastle United fired John Carver and Steve Stone, and it seemedthat was much to the relief of most fans since John had a terrible record at Newcastle in the 20 games he managed and he did so poorly that Newcastle even decided to fire him when he still had five years of [...]

McClaren – To Be Successful Everybody Needs To Be Together

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Steve McClaren could be announcing his new back-room staff as early as today, and it will be interesting to see who he brings in, but we hope he gets in Steve Black the fitness guru and that will be one way to get to the bottom of what Newcastle have had so many [...]

Newcastle Need To Cut Out This Nonsense

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When Steve McClaren was introduced as the new head coach last Wednesday night, Newcastle again caused some (big) controversy with the media, by only allowing Sky Sports and the Mirror to interview Steve after his formal announcement. Steve McClaren at his unveiling last Wednesday It was very quickly big news in the press, not surprisingly, [.

McClaren Could Bring Two Top Assistants In Next Week

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We had a report out earlier today that Steve McClaren was considering bringing former Barcelona and Liverpool winger Bolo (Boudewijn) Zenden to Newcastle to be the assistant manager and in 2012 Bolo was assistant manager to Rafa Benitez at Chelsea, when Rafa came in for the rest of the season after Roberto Di Matteo was [.

Coaching

John Carver Sighting At Bramall Lane Sunday

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Here is a photograph of John Carver and Steve Stone that was tweeted yesterday from the game at Bramall Lane. Whenyou are born and bred in Newcastleand follow the teamfrom beinga toddler, you keepfollowing the team no matter what you do andno matter where you are soit wasn't toosurprising the two former Newcastle-born coaches [.

We Want To Entertain And Make The Fans Proud

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48 year-old Carlisle-born Paul Simpson is an experienced coach, and has worked with Steve McClaren for the last couple of years at Derby County, and Steve has said Paul is an excellent organizer. Paul's also been talking to the press quite a lot since he joined us earlier this month and gives good interviews.