Wayne Rooney and Sir Alex Ferguson embrace (Image via MUFC official website)
Transfer rumors continue to fly hot and fast for Manchester United star striker Wayne Rooney. As of May 18, 2013, the want-away forward has been linked all over Europe and continues to increase the amount of speculation around his future in England.
It has been very impressive the way Arsenal have handled the pressure on them this season. From a morale sapping defeat to the hated spuds, Arsenal were left seven points adrift and it seemed like this would be the year Tottenham finally finished above us.
Maybe we should thank AVB, because the spuds' croaky voiced manager's gloating claims of a downward spiral for Arsenal had the opposite effect and we are now back in the driving seat.
Arsenal forward Theo Walcott (Google Creative Commons)
Arsenal have one last chance to try and guarantee their place in the UEFA Champions League next season, and a final chance to try and force a third-place playoff with Chelsea if they can be level on terms with the Blues thanks to a win at Newcastle United providing the right numbers to be level in all categories.
Alan Pardew will be hoping he can finish off what has been a very poor season in the Premier League with a win against the visiting Arsenal side. Arsene Wenger- his Arsenal side are in form Ever since Wenger joined Arsenal in 1996 he has had Arsenal in the top four and has always qualified [...]
Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud (Google Creative Commons)
Last season Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud was still plying his trade in the French Ligue 1 Orange with Montpelier. At that time he was preparing for what would be a nerve racking final day of his club's campaign that saw them lift the French title with a victory over Auxerre on the last day of the 2011-12 season.
From the sounds of things, Per Mertesacker may have thought his Arsenal career would not last too long. The German international defender did not have the greatest of first seasons at the club, appearing in just 27 games in all competitions and winning few admirers among the Arsenal fans and the British press.
Alan Pardew has talked more of the Fabricio Coloccini situation, but our fear is that this will not be resolved for some months and we'll have another long-running saga much like we had last summer with Demba Ba and that release clause in his contract. Fabricio Coloccini situation could drag on The [.
Aston Villa's Villa Park has been selected as the venue for the Premier League third-place playoff match, if the game will be necessary after Sunday to determine which team will finish third in the league this season.
If after Sunday's Premier League matches Chelsea and Arsenal find themselves level on points, goal difference and goals scored in the Premier League table, a third-place playoff match – the first time in the history of the Premier League will be necessary.
Arsenal have been in a three way tussle with Chelsea and Tottenham for what seems like ages now. There has never been such a close run race for the final two Champions League places and it is all going down to the wire. Chelsea are definitely in the top four, although the Gunners could go above them into third.
Both Steven Taylor and Cheick Tiote should be fit to play against Arsenal on Sunday, and we are hoping to see a good performance from Newcastle, and a lot different from the way the ladsperformedin the last two games against Sunderland and Liverpool. Ouch! Steven Taylor could start on Sunday Those two terrible defeats [.
What might have been for Michael Owen - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The announcement, made back in March, that Michael Owen will be hanging up his boots at the end of this season ultimately came as little surprise to anybody.
The decision was an expected one, but in many respects his retirement at just 33 years of age will be an ignominious conclusion for a player once seemingly destined for the upper echelons of the game; it will be a quiet, almost sheepish exit compared to the grand fanfare he could have once expected.
Steve Harper was signed from his local club Seaham Red Star in the summer of 1993, when he was 18 years old by Kevin Keegan, who was then manager of Newcastle United. Steve Harper been at Newcastle for 20 years But Steve spent many seasons backing up Shay Given, who played close to 470 [...]
In the last two home games Newcastle have been literally hopeless, and in front of sold-out crowds we have been humiliated by Sunderland (3-0) and Liverpool (6-0), and another result like that against Arsenal on Sunday, would be a very bad way to end what has been a very poor league season for Newcastle.
Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul is just one of the Newcastle stars who were missing for much of this season, which is one of the reasons Newcastle did so badly in the Premier League. Tim Krul was injured during the Sunderland defeat The 5 times capped Netherlands international dislocated a shoulder in the second half [.
On Sunday, it's going to be a fairy tale ending to the Newcastle career of Steve Harper, who will play his last game for Newcastle against Arsenal at St. James' Park. Steve Harper 20 years at Newcastle phenomenal loyalty It seems that Steve will now not make the 200 appearances at Newcastle as [...]
Newcastle United have officially unveiled their new away shirt for the 2012-13 season, and the Toon have gone blue.
The Newcastle away shirt for next season, as we leaked in April, is navy blue with a light blue trim.
The design of the shirt looks quite futuristic. According to the club website, the shirt "provides a comfortable fit thanks to a lightweight breathable polyester construction with DryCell moisture wicking technology and perforated side panels to the body for ventilation.
There were reports yesterday that Alan Pardew had met with Shola Ameobi and talked about what his intentions were this summer. Shola Ameobi will Newcastle let him go? A couple of months ago there were reports that Alan Pardew wanted Shola to sign a new deal at the club, once his current three year [.
If Newcastle can keep all the players they want to keep this summer, then maybe all Newcastle need to do this summer is to bring in two top strikers. Papiss Cisse wanted by top German club? But it may be difficult for Newcastle to hang onto their top men and there's already news [...]
Newcastle United were first linked with Anderlecht center-back Cheikhou Kouyate last summer, and we were also reported to be interested in the player last November. Cheikhou Kouyate versatile player The 23-year-old 6'4″ Senegal International has been linked before with Arsenal, but the most recent report is that both Newcastle and Southampton are interested in [.
Mike Ashley made one of those fleeting visits to the Benton training ground yesterday, and had lunch with the players and the coaches and the manager Alan Pardew and was smiling a lot, and even waving at the camera. Alan Pardew - met with Mike Ashley today Mike Ashley's message to the players was to [.
Alan Pardew held his press conference this afternoon, and he was asked about Steve Harper and Fab Coloccini possibly playing their last games for the club onSunday. Newcastle captain and manager together for next season? Sunday will be Steve Harper's last game for Newcastle after 20 years at the club, and Alan Pardew [.
Below are a selection of comments down the years from fans of previous clubs managed by Alan Pardew. I collected many of them from various fan sites when I was doing my research on him when he was appointed as Newcastle United manager back in December 2010, however, I have also added quite a few [...
Not long ago Arsenal traveled to the far Northeast of England to take on Newcastle United in what would become the 2010-11 English Premier League game of the season where Arsenal went 0-4 up on their opponents only for Newcastle to storm back in the second period to draw the match 4-4 on level terms.
It certainly gives the Arsenal players something to think about as we approach one of the most important final days of the Premier League in years, at least as far as the three teams involved are concerned. After City snatching the title from United in the most dramatic fashion last year, this year will be all about the battle for third and fourth place.
Arsenal forward Theo Walcott (Google Creative Commons)
Arsenal will travel to St. James' Park on Sunday to face Newcastle United in a match that will decide whether the Gunners get a spot in next season's Champions League or if they will play in the Europa League.
Coming off a brilliant 4-1 victory over FA Cup champions Wigan Athletic on Tuesday, Arsenal sit in fourthplace in the table with 70 points and can guarantee themselves a fourth place finish with a victory over Newcastle.
Arsene Wenger has not announced his Arsenal team sheet for the crucial last game of the season yet, but it does no take a genius to work out that Olivier Giroud will come straight back into the starting XI to face Newcastle United. The big French international was sent off against Fulham and the FA rejected the Gunners appeal, even though it was clear from the replays that he had got the ball and slipped.
The latest injury news for Arsenal is that Mikel Arteta is still likely to miss the crucial final game of the season away to Newcastle United. The 31-year old Spaniard is not a flashy player and does not really get the plaudits of the fans as much as the likes of Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere, but he has started in more games than anyone bar Cazorla this season and done a great job for the Gunners in the problem position of defensive midfielder.
In Alan Pardew's press conference this afternoon there was video of Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias at the Benton training grounds, going around shaking hands with the players and Mike even (tryingto) kick a ball. LLambias and Ashley they visited training today at Benton It seems Mike made one of those fleeting visits of [.
Newcastle are in early-stage discussions with Wayne Rooney's agent about a move from Manchester United, according to an article on the news section of Mike Ashley's business website. The Sports Direct website claims the Magpies are preparing a bid for the England international. The article read: "Newcastle United are preparing a shock bid for want-away [.
When Sylvain Marveaux arrived from Rennes on a free transfer two years ago just one day after Demba Ba signed on for the club we thought Sylvain was going to be an excellent signing and he would add some class to the Newcastle side. Sylvain Marveaux has looked a very good player [...]
Having had a wretched season by their standard's and narrowly avoiding relegation Newcastle will hope this new away kit will help them fair better in the season ahead.
The Magpies' 2013/14 Puma away kit features insignia blue shirt, shorts and socks, with light blue trim to complement both the colouration in the iconic Newcastle United club crest and the logo of new principal sponsor, Wonga.
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Newcastle New Kit 2013-14 Puma unveil new Magpies away jersey is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Newcastle United's new away kit for 2013/14 has just been released by Puma, adding to a long list of kits that have been unveiled in the last few weeks.
One of the worst feelings in football is having to rely on another team doing you a favour in a game you're not involved in. That's exactly what we need from Newcastle this weekend as our nervous battle for a Champions League place reaches its conclusion. Tottenham have what is arguably the easier fixture on paper as they face Sunderland at White Hart Lane, while bitter rivals Arsenal travel to the Sports Direct Arena to take on Newcastle.
Newcastle youngsters Adam Campbell and Gael Bigirimana have been named in the provisional England squad for the upcoming FIFA Under-20 World Cup to be played in Turkey. Gael Bigirimana first call up by England England U20 coach Peter Taylor has named a provisional 35 player squad for the competition in Turkey, to take place [.
We were shocked to the core when on 27th November of 2011, the news came though that Newcastle great Gary Speed had taken his own life at the young age of just 42, when everything seemed to be going for him. Steve Harper has battled depression We learned after his untimely death that Gary, [...]
Fabricio Coloccini has played two outstanding games for Newcastle since he returned from that back injury, and we've picked up 4 points and secured our Premier League safety. Fabricio Coloccini massive player for Newcastle Alan Pardew appointed the Argentine as Newcastle captain last summer, and he's looked a good choice, although he missed far [.
Newcastle's Scottish U21 player Brad Inman has just returned from a loan spell at Crewe Alexandra, where he played 26 times and scored 8 goals and played at Wembley in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, when Crewe beat Southend United 2-0 in early April. Brad Inman - while at Crewe Brad was one of many youngsters [.