Player indiscipline


Cabaye challenges ‘deep throat’ Kinnear to come clean on Cabayegate (Full interview)

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As I wrote at the time, with Newcastle United, the club of smoke, mirrors and downright lies under current owner, Mike Ashley, there are things we still do not know about the Yohan Cabaye kerfuffle at the start of the season. In an interview as part of the France squad at the side's Clairefontaine HQ, [.

Have we heard the last of all the Coloccini cobblers now?

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There has been much talk amongst fans in the past few weeks on the situation with Newcastle United's captain, Fabricio Coloccini. While there is no doubt that the player is having personal problems at the moment, that he made a request to go back and join his family in Argentina, and that one of his [.

Pardew’s big Ba bombshell

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Speaking in a pre match press conference for this evening's Europa League game against Maritimo in Funchal, Alan Pardew has revealed his displeasure at the recent words of Demba Ba's spokesman, Alex Gontran, also revealing that there is STILL a release clause in the player's contract. Telling the media of a recent conversation with Ba [.

Cloggy controversy! Arsenal 2, Newcastle United 1

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Venue: Ashburton Grove, London. Date: Mon 12th Mar 2012. Kick-Off: 8pm. Referee: Howard Webb. Well, Arsenal came from behind once more to clinch victory for the fourth time in a row, which I have been informed is a Premiership record. Whilst the first half of the game wasn't exactly dull, a minute or two of [.

Poll: Is Enrique right about Newcastle United’s transfer policy?

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Of course, as most of you will no doubt know by now, disgruntled left back, Jose Enrique, the subject of much contract and transfer speculation over the past few weeks has been extremely critical of the club's transfer policy and claimed that they "lie all the time". As my esteemed collegue, 'Thump' also reported on [.

Pardew criticises previous managers for lack of discipline.

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Alan Pardew has informed us that the lack of discipline that crept in under previous managers such as Chris Hughton and Alan Shearer will no longer be tolerated at the club. Speaking in a rare interview, the tough talking, no nonsense supremo called time on the anarchy in and around the club's Benton training ground.

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Dutch journalist reveals Brazilian agent complications in Douglas deal

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Speaking in an interview for "talksport" radio, their consultant on matters of Dutch football, Marcel van der Kraan, suggested that Newcastle United's alleged pursuit of FC Twente centre back, Douglas Franco Teixeira, has been complicated by the fact that he is a Brazilian who is owned by three Brazilian agents, who will all want "a [.

Cabaye puts Toon success down to teamwork

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Yohan Cabaye states in an interview that he believes teamwork has been responsibly for a lot of Newcastle United's success this season and that it's teamwork that can help us compete even with clubs that have better players. Yohan Cabaye has been assessing the season for French site and this is what he had [.

Will Nile Ranger make the most of his second chance?

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The somewhat unexpected inclusion of Nile Ranger for Newcastle United's ill fated League Cup encounter with Blackburn signals something a second chance for the young striker. Although he is still way back in the pecking order, with Alan Pardew suggesting in a phone in on BBC Radio Newcastle's "Total Sport" that even 19 year Sammy [.

John Carver lifts the lid further on Newcastle United’s scouting policy.

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In a break from the usual reflections by our silver supremo, Alan Pardew, his assistant, John Carver has given an interesting and fairly extensive glimpse into Newcastle United's quest for more talent during the current international break. Whilst awaiting a call from agent Pardew on where his next scouting mission will take him (apparently), Carver [.

Toon to deny their players were ‘out of control’

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Newcastle United deny that their players were out of control during Saturday's bust-up with Arsenal. It appears Newcastle United aren't happy about the charges the FA levied after the fracas during Saturday's game against Arsenal. The statement from the FA reads: "Newcastle United and Arsenal have been charged by The FA with failing to control [.

Twittergate resolved – players issued with edict

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On the back of Joey Barton's Twittergate situation, Newcastle United get heavy by making it clear that using Twitter to attack the club is forbidden. Inevitably, Newcastle United have laid down the law regarding Twitter and all players have been issued with strict guidelines as to what they can and cannot to on the loathsome [.

Barton and Enrique departures – will they be replaced?

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Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton fires off some parting shots as he heads for the exit along with left-back Jose Enrique. The club must now look at how these players will be replaced (if indeed they will at all). Joey Barton was given a two-week fine for his renegade Twittering yesterday, which probably comes as [.

Routledge gone (almost) but Barton still dominates Toon headlines

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Newcastle United's Wayne Routledge only needs a medical to complete a move to Swansea. Meanwhile, Joey Barton's situation continues to dominate the NUFC headlines. Unfortunately, besides the Barton furore there's little else happening at the club just now. It seems that Wayne Routledge has agreed personal terms and has all but signed for Swansea City [.

Barton finally shown the door by Newcastle United.

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In one of the most anticipated Tweets in human history, Newcastle United dissident, Joey Barton, has been on his Twitta page again. He once promised on there that he would "I will tell all when the time is right." Earlier today on his Twitter page, he made a series of Tweets, saying first, somewhat mysteriously: [.

Friendlies, Twitter and Pardew: how does it all fare for next season?

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Newcastle United have had a trying summer both on and off the pitch but how does that bode for the season ahead? It's a fine old kettle of fish isn't it? This pre-season, that is. We've had some poor results on the pitch and the various missives from people like Nolan, Barton and Enrique have [...]

Tiote hits the record books

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Newcastle United midfielder Cheik Tiote goes into the record books, although it only gives Alan Pardew a headache. It seems that Cheik Tiote's yellow card for tripping Matt Derbyshire on Saturday has gained him a Premier League record. He joins Robbie Savage and Mark Hughes on 14 bookings for the season, which is apparently the [.

Pardew warns “overzealous” Tiote, but why in public?

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On the eve of Newcastle United's game with Manchester United on Tuesday evening, manager, Alan Pardew has issued a public warning to midfielder, Cheick Tiote, that he must not be "overzealous" against the so called 'Red Devils'. Tiote does indeed have a somewhat poor disciplinary record having picked up some 10 yellow cards, and a [.

Tiote F.A. appeal rejected. Just what we need!

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The F.A. anouunced today that Newcastle's United's appeal on behalf of the club's defensive midfielder, Cheik Tiote, has been rejected, and that a ban for Newcastle's next three games stands. This means that the Ivory Coast player, who has rapidly become part of the essential fabric of the club's first team as defensive cover for [.

A bit of good news for Newcastle fans.

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Newcastle have had a habit of picking up yellow cards this season. In fact indiscipline has arguably played a large part in our season to date. A quick glance at the 'Fair Play' table should tell us all we need to know. It doesn't make for pretty reading, but Newcastle have racked up 45 yellow cards [.

Are Newcastle United a ‘dirty’ team?

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Newcastle United manager, Chris Hughton has recently come out and defended his team's disciplinary record in the wake of three suspensions of major players, namely, Joey Barton for a crafty dig at Blackburn's Morten Gamst Pedersen, Fabricio Coloccini for an elbow in in the face of Bolton's Johan Elmander, and finally, Mike Williamson for [.

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Nile Ranger: Gangster Extraordinaire

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As a striker, young Nile Ranger hasn't been the best at hitting the target so on that logic I think this is a story that has been blown way out of proportion. When he shoots, he often misses, gaining him the appropriately affectionate nickname of "Nil Ranger". Jokes aside, the above is a new picture [.

Joey Barton to face more FA punishment?

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It is being reported that The FA are poised to take more action against Joey Barton, this time for an alleged obscene gesture during the Liverpool match. The Express claims that The FA are awaiting the match report from referee Lee Mason before deciding if any more action is taken. If Lee Mason saw the incident, [.