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Newcastle Well Placed To Sign Two Of These Three Strikers

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Newcastle have been linked with three goodstrikers this season in 20 year-old Aleksandar Mitrovic of Anderlecht, 25 year-old Charlie Austin of relegated QPR, and 22 year-old Danny Ings of relegated Burnley and now we are definitely staying in the Premier League next season and have (big) money to spend this summer, we must have [.

The New Mission Statement For Newcastle

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Newcastle will follow up from Mike Ashley's Sky Sports interview on Saturday to change the way Newcastle are run and there will be some changes some of them significant. We have put together a list of points that will change the way Newcastle are run and also the ambitions of the club have been [...]

Newcastle In Bid For Cameroon International Defender

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The Mail is reporting today that Newcastle United are interested in signing 25 year-old Cameroon International defender Nicholas N'Koulou, who has been at Marseilles since the summer of 2011. Nicolas N'Koulou 25 year-old Cameroon International The 25-year-old has 51 caps for his country and was at Monaco for three years from 2008 before signing [.

Newcastle To Switch Transfer Focus – Will It Be Successful?

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There's a report in the Chronicle live today that Newcastle will be switching their focus in the transfer market this summer, and that France will no longer be the country we look to first for players. Graham Carr scouting in Germany and Spain The belief is that Spain and Germany now offer the best [.

Coloccini Staying At Newcastle

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Fab Coloccini's family is resident in Buenos Aries, so with Colo missing the next three games which takes us to the Liverpool game on 13th April, there had been some conjecture that the captain might jet off to be with his family during his suspension. Coloccini sent off at Everton But John Carver has said [.

Newcastle Could Make Move For PSG Defender

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In the summer of 2012 when Newcastle were looking to sign Lille right back Mathieu Debuchy, we were also linked with Dutch International full-back Gregory van der Wiel, who at the time was still at Ajax. Gregory van der Wiel available this summer? In fact the only senior player we signed that summer was [.

This Summer’s Transfer Window Crucial To Newcastle’s Future

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It should be a huge summer for Newcastle with the club having to recruit a new head coach and also bring in some new players but maybe the most important thing this summer is to appoint a new head coach and that choice will be very important to Newcastle's future. Remi Garde Newcastle's [...]

This Porto Center-Back Would Be Great Buy For Newcastle

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Newcastle need to bring in one new center-back in the summer to strengthen the squad, and that's in addition to Jamaal Lascelles, who will join us fromhis season-long loan deal at Nottingham Forest, along with goalkeeper Karl Darlow. Bruno Martins Indi Porto 23 year-old central defender Newcastle's Chief Scout Graham Carr has been scouting [.

Newcastle Interested In Impressive Young England Defender

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Newcastle are one of the clubs said to be interested in QPR's young and impressive full-back Darnell Furlong. Darnell Furlong Newcastle interested in 19 year-old The Luton-born 19 year-old made his debut in the 2-1 defeat at Hull City last weekend, when Joey Barton managed to get himself sent off again, this time for [.

This 22 Year-Old Ticks All The Boxes At Newcastle

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22 year-old Luc Castaignos has had an excellent season playing for FC Twente in the Eredivisie, and he's scored 13 goals in 24 games so far this season Luc Castaignos Newcastle are number one? Chief Scout Graham Carr has kept tabs on this player for over two years now, and he had a hiccup [...]

Big Money Available For Summer Transfer Window

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It will not come as a surprise to Newcastle fans that the club seem to handle their finances very tightly, and we didn't spend a penny in the January transfer window and that's the last time we could bring in players before this financial year ends on June 30th so that should guarantee another [...]

Which Of These Four Strikers Will Newcastle Sign This Summer?

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Newcastle cannot wait any longer and must bring in an accomplished top striker this summer, and we should really have done that last summer. 23 year-old Lyon strikerAlexandre Lacazette One of Newcastle's top targets last summer was Alexandre Lacazette of Lyon, but he is now out of the range of a club like Newcastle United, [.

Newcastle Again Linked With Up-And-Coming Striker

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There were Portuguese media reports in January that Newcastle were interested inSporting Lisbon's 23 year-old winger/striker Andre Carrillo. Sporting Lisbon 23 year-old winger/striker Andre Carrillo Newcastle will need to bring at least one striker in over the summer, maybe two, and if the news last month was correct we would expect Newcastle to try to [.

This 23 Year-Old Should Be Newcastle’s Top Defender Target

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Newcastle were heavily linked in the summer with a move for 23 year-old Celtic center-back Virgil van Dijk, and with a week to go before the end of the window the Scotsman reported that the Tyneside club were considering a deadline day swoop for the Dutchman. Virgil van Dijk 23 year-old Dutch defender It [.

This Striker Too Old And Too Expensive For Newcastle

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Bafetimbi Gomis is now 29 years old and he cannot get a starting place at Swansea, after he joined the Welsh clubas a free agent last summer. Bafe Gomis - in action for Swansea Gomis has appeared 12 times for Swansea with two goals so far this season, but only four of those appearances were [...]

Newcastle Midfield Target Now Back In Training

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It seems that Newcastle may have come closer to getting 23 year-old Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier though the door in August than we thought. Clement Grenier returned to training on Wednesday There was a lot of news in the last three weeks of August that Newcastle were closing in on signing the 5 times [.

Four Strikers Newcastle Could Be After In January

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Newcastle United are starting to be linked with strikers who could arrive in the January transfer window, and only yesterday we were linked with reports in Turkey for former striker Demba Ba, but the chances of that happening have to be low. Aleksandar Mitrovic of Aderlecht excellent young striker There's news in the Chronicle [.

Newcastle Linked With German International Midfielder

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The Mirror is reporting that Newcastle are tracking 24 year-old German International midfielder Karim Bellarabi of Bayer Leverkusen. Karim Bellarabi Beyer Leverkusen winger Bellarabi was born in Berlin, West Germany, to a Moroccan father and a German mother and he grew up in Bremen and started his career at FC Oberneuland.

This Will Motivate Ashley To Keep Newcastle In Premier League

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Alan Pardew was a relieved man on Saturday night, after his team had fought back to take a point from Hull City, and that was after it looked like we were going to lose this fixture for the third time running,whenwith just 20 minutes to go when we were 2-0 down. Mike Ashley at end [...]

Cabella Another Graham Carr Find – Tracked For 3 Years

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With Newcastle United seemingly very close to a deal to sign Remy Cabella, Newcastle sources are telling the Chronicle that there is still some work to do before Cabella becomes a Newcastle player. Remy Cabella - in France's colors Reports in France are thata wage packet has already been agreed between Newcastle and the player, [.

Rumors Newcastle To Appoint This Man To Replace Kinnear

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41 year-old former Liverpool Director of Football, Damien Comolli, has told Sky Sports Radio that he wants to discuss the Director of Football job with Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley. Damien Comolli former Liverpool and Spurs Director of Football Maybe it was that interview that started off the rumors that he may be appointed [.

Our Record In Transfer Market Has Been Absolutely Terrific

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In his press conference yesterday, Alan Pardew did talk about what Newcastle have done in the transfer market since he has been in charge at Newcastlefor just over three years now. Alan Pardew we've done absolutely terrific Alan was talking about what he needs to do as he is essentially the coach at Newcastle [.

Mike Ashley’s New Five Year Plan For Newcatsle

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Newcastle fans are rightly upset, dispirited and angry at the latest events taking place at Newcastle, with Yohan Cabaye sold last week and not replaced, and then we equaled a 91 year old record by losing for the third time in a row to Sunderland, and it was another 3-0 hammering by the Black Cats, [.

Newcastle May Have Damaged Their Chances Of Signing Grenier

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We are a little concerned about Newcastle's move for Clement Grenier last week, and the words of his agent Frederic Guerra, who seemed even miffed by the bid Newcastle had put in for his client which was around half of what Newcastle received from PSG for Yohan Cabaye. Clement Grenier Newcastle may have [.

Gomis Fee Cut In January – But Newcastle Face Competition

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Bafe Gomis has trained well at Lyon this week and according to manager both Gomis and Briand "are candidates for the team." "There is no problem, they worked well." Both players rejoined the first team group after being forced to train with the reserves earlier because both had been expected to leave Lyon in the [.

Surprising News On Newcastle’s Financial Dealings

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Alan Pardew has admitted in the Evening Chronicle today that if Newcastle had brought in another striker like Loic Remy, Newcastle would have had to borrow the money, until they got the Premier League money between £60M and £100M next May but the truth is an awful lot of other Premier league clubs [.

Heerenveen striker Alfred Finnbogason in Newcastle’s sights

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Newcastle are aiming to draw a line under their disastrous summer transfer window by starting to plan for their January targets. High on the list of priorities is Iceland international Alfred Finnbogason. The Heerenveen striker, who scored 24 goals in last season's Eredivisie, was reportedly offered to the Magpies for around £5m over the summer.

Could New FA Rules Affect Newcastle’s Transfer Policy?

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The FA is to review the work permit rules in existence, thatallows foreignplayers to move to England, as the FA is increasingly concerned that the top players in England are preventing young English players from developing their game. Greg Dyke new FA Chairman Under the existing rules, any player from the European Union simply [.

Newcastle To Do Transfer Business In January – Yeah Right

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There is news in the local papers today that Mike Ashley has told the Chief Newcastle Scout Graham Carr, and Director of Football Joe Kinnear, to begin their scouting in earnest ready for the January transfer window, when the Newcastle owner things there are better deals to be had than in the summer.

Newcastle Fans Need This Important Pledge From Mike Ashley

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The more we think about how much money Newcastle will be gettingthis season,the more we realizewhy smaller clubs like Swansea,West Ham, Southampton, Norwich and Fulham were spending big money in ...

Expectations So Low – Newcastle May Be Surprise Side Again

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The expectation of Newcastle fans has now been suitablylowered for this season,after we failed miserably to add to the strength of our squad in the summer, and we did the minimum amount possible by only bringing in a striker to replacethedeparted Demba Ba, albeit Loic Remy is only on a seasonlong loan deal.

Lack Of Real Ambition Starting To Cost Newcastle

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Over the last two summers Newcastle have had very little transfer activity, and this summer we have only managed to bring in one player so far - Loic Remy and that was only a loan deal, and when Newcastle leave it this late in the transfer market, just 57 hours left anything can [...]

One Of These Three Strikers Arriving At Newcastle Soon?

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Lyon's Bafetimbi Gomis is still probably Newcastle's first choice in the transfer window, and we are supposed to be negotiations for him and according to Sky Tyne and Wear his wages are the stumbling block- and Newcastle will not raise their current wage offer so again if this is true we seem to [.

Here’s A Thought – What’s Joe Kinnear Up To These Days?

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We never through it would get this late in the transfer window before Newcastle made their first permanent striker signing, and it seems Newcastle are back in talks with Lyon over the potential Bafetimbi Gomis transfer, and maybe we are still trying to get Demba Ba from Chelsea but it will be difficult to [.

Kinnear – My Job Is To Help Alan Pardew Succeed

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We don't think there's any chance that Joe Kinnear would ever success Alan Pardew as manager of Newcastle for the long-term, and you have to remember if Joe take up management again, he would literally be risking his life, because of his heart condition. Joe Kinnear wants to help Alan Pardew Joe Kinnear was [.

Pardew – We Need A Couple More Players

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Alan Pardew has been interviewed in the local papers today and says he doesn't have to sell before he buys but that's hardly earth-shattering news, after Newcastle have spent at most £2M this summer, and that was the loan fee for Loic Remy from QPR, and Newcastle have spent the least of any club [.

PSG Battle Arsenal For Yohan Cabaye – Price Should Go Up

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News today that Arsenal are likely to make an improved offer for Yohan Cabaye this week, and they may go up to £15M, but we would expect Newcastle to turn that bid down immediately whatever Yohan Cabaye may say or do. Yohan Cabaye hopefully the price will go up Yohan's already dropped out [...]

Newcastle Need A Shot Of Real Ambition

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The signing of Loic Remy a week last Monday was a real shot in the arm for the Newcastle fans, but unfortunately we haven't been able to follow that up with the signing of Bafe Gomis or Darren Bent, and it now looks like Bent will go to Fulham on a season-long loan deal. Loic [...]

There Are Difficult Issues – But That’s Joe Kinnear’s Job

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A comment that Alan Pardew made yesterday kind of stood out to us, and the Newcastle manager said that there were some difficult issues that Joe Kinnear was having to face in his first transfer window in his new job at the club but that's part of his job to solve those issues. [...]

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Newcastle Must Get By This Season With No Reinforcements

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Newcastle's Chief Scout is off looking at new players for Newcastle, but it seemslike the players we need a striker and a center-back will not be arriving in this January transfer window. Graham Carr Newcastle Chief Scout And so Newcastle will have to get by in their last 16 games of the [...]