United have found themselves linked with yet another Premiership forward this week with talks of
our interest in Aston Villa forward John Carew but we do really need him? He's powerful andÂ good
in the air with an eye for goal and he's experienced and 37 goals from 87 starts isn't a bad record
in the [.
Chris Hughton will begin the toughest week of his NUFC career tomorrow when his United side begin a
home double against Arsenal in the Carling Cup before a derby day with Sunderland on Sunday.
Tomorrow night's last 16 meeting with the Gunners was unexpected for Hughton and arguably a game he
did not want his side [.
Anyone who doubts Newcastle United's players to loyalty must take a look at comments made since the
derby victory. Shola Ameobi, Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton have now been joined by long serving, and
long suffering goalkeeper, Steve Harper, in endorsing Hughton's hopes for a new contract. Harper,
who has worked with 10 managers since joining the [.
! Article Start >Transfer listed Newcastle United defender, Steven Taylor, claims he is in the
best physical condition he has ever been in as he closes in on a United return. The 24-year-old who
has been sidelined since January, with injuries of off-field incidients slowing his return, but he
is finally back on the training ground.
strong>Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has described Andy Carroll as a player to watch due to his
"presence and charisma." In a season of high and lows for our new no.9, which has seenÂ the
Gateshead born forward appear on both the front and back pages for all the right and wrong reasons,
Wenger beleives Carroll is [.
! Article Start >Chris Hughton has challenged his fringe players to step up and perform tonight
as they prepare to face Arsenal in the last 16 of the Carling Cup. The United boss wants the
players to build on their feel good factor and add Arsenal to their list of League Cup victories.
Hughton looks set name [.
Welcome to the NUFC Blog match banter for today's home encounter against Blackpool with your's
truly, Workyticket, standing in once again. As usual, for more in depth pre match stuff, you can
always check out Toonsy's excellent match preview, and the maiden article from new NUFC Blog
recruit, Paul Reece, with his "Top Ten facts [.
It's a welcome return to the Premier League this weekend following England's dismal display against
Montenegro, and with the return to club football comes the return of the Top Ten's of United's next
opposition. This time it's Wigan Athletic. United head into the game looking to find some home form
following frustrating defeats to Blackpool and [.
First off I would like to say sorry to anyone who reads the top ten pieces after I unfortunately
had to miss the last two games. But today it returns, and just in time for the trip to Manchester
City and is, as ever,Â jam packed with totally useless pub quiz facts about meeting between [...]
Newcastle United line up against a side who were brushed aside by our Championship winning team at
St James' Park last season. Still, they got promoted with us, so being as Ian Holloway is bringing
his battling side up to the North East I thought it might be a good idea to put together the [...]
! Article Start >The international break has, unfortunately, meant that there has been no club
football for us over the last week or so, but at least it gives us a chance to look at some
different football International football. For this article I am going to take a look at England's
opponents tonight, Montenegro, [.
Did anyone take any notice of the history that was made last Saturday? English football saw the
first ever identical twins going head-to-head as managers when the Holdsworth twins, Dean and
David, went head-to-head as Newport County took on Mansfield Town in the Conference Premier.
Following this week's events its certainly good to see two brothers [.
I have always felt United have been spoilt for choice with goalkeepers, for the last ten years at
least, with Shay Given being and Steve Harper battling for the No.1 jersey. And now, even with
Given being No.2 at Manchester 'Abu Dhabi' City, United are still blessed in this position. The
fact that our No.
A big nufcblog.org welcome to Fernando who has decided to jump into the writing of articles for us
all to read. May this be the first of many and I wish him all the best. Fernando joins our other
new signing, Paul Reece, and will now link up with his new team-mates, Toonsy and Workyticket.
Following on from last week's facts on Blackpool I have decided to take a slightly different
approach to this week's preview of the trip to Goodison Park. I am now going to try to incorporate
more facts relating to this history between the two clubs as well as facts which relate toÂ the big
game along withÂ the [.