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Carew who?

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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 and 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 [.

Have Newcastle United got their priorities right?

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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 [.

Interviews

Harper on “ideal manager” Hughton.

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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 [.

Taylor closing in on United return.

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! 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.

Wenger praises “charismatic” Carroll and admits he wanted to keep Campbell.

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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 seen the Gateshead born forward appear on both the front and back pages for all the right and wrong reasons, Wenger beleives Carroll is [.

Hughton challenges fringe players to step up.

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! 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 [.

Toon v Tangerines Premiership match banter!

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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 [.

Facts and stats

Top ten facts and stats to know about Wigan Athletic.

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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 [.

Top ten facts and stats to know about Manchester City.

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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, jam packed with totally useless pub quiz facts about meeting between [...]

Top Ten facts and stats to know about Blackpool F.C.

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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 [...]

General miscellany

Top Ten facts and stats to know about Montenegro

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! 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, [.

The siblings of St James’ Park.

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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 [.

United in Safe Hands

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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.

The Rest

Newcastle 1-2 Stoke – The final inquest.

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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. [...]

Top ten facts and stats to know about Everton.

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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 to the big game along with the [.