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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. [...]

Magpies Expand Scouting Network – Home Based Players Important

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An interview published in the Journal today with Alan Pardew as the Newcastle manager saying that Newcastle want to broaden their scouting activities to take in English based players, but that's not the first time we've heard that from Pardew this summer. Alan Pardew must keep out eye on English based players This is [.

This Could Definitely Be D-Day For Joe Kinnear – Maybe

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We now know that Fulham are back in for Darren Bent of Aston Villa, and news that Joe Kinnear will finally be meeting with the England striker's representatives today, but of course the fee still has to be agreed for the player with Aston Villa. Darren Bent Joe Kinnear meeting today And Newcastle are [.

Kinnear Interview – Wants Champions League For Passionate Fans

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We reported earlier today that it was good that Joe Kinnear had not given any interviews for quite a few weeks, but it seems we were tempting fate and Joe has been interviewed in the Mirror today. Joe Kinnear - upbeat on Newcastle Joe made a terrible start on his return to Newcastle in [...]

This Is How Joe Kinnear Can Be Successful At Newcastle

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There was some good news last Thursday about Papiss Cisse staying at Newcastle, and finally agreeing to wear the Wonga insignia, and we were very pleased with that because Papiss is a great natural striker and in his one and a half seasons on Tyneside, he's scored 26 goals in 61 appearances, and some [.

Newcastle To Expand Scouting Network

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Before embarking on the one week training camp at SC Braga's facilities in Portugal ten days ago, Alan Pardew had said how he admired Portuguese players, because they were very good technically and good professionals. Alan Pardew we should check out players in Portugal And at that time Newcastle were even linked with Rolando, [.

I Am Pushing Hard To Get Transfers In – Pardew

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We're sure that Alan Pardew is as frustrated as the Newcastle fans at the moment, at the distinct lack of progress seemingly being made on the transfer front this summer by Newcastle, and our new Director of Football Joe Kinnear. Newcastle players limbering up in Portugal Photo from Portuguese reader Paulo Martins Alan arrived back [.

Harford Was Coming In As Part Of The Scouting Team

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The news over the weekend thing to recruit his former Wimbledon player Mick Harford, and most Newcastle fans so distrust Joe Kinnear, that we wondered if this was a kind of coup to build up his coaching team, in case Alan Pardew falters at the start of this season. Joe Kinnear mistrust surrounds this [.

Harford Turns Down “Fantastic” Newcastle At Eleventh Hour

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The Evening Chronicle is reporting that the deal to bring Mick Harford to Newcastle United has fallen through at the last minute, but that Newcastle will continue to increase the number of folks scouting out talent for the Tyneside club. Mick Harford deal called off There had been some concern yesterday about what Mick [.

This Will Be Harford’s Role At Newcastle

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More news today on what Mick Harford's new job will be at Newcastle, and Mick will be tasked to find some talent in the lower leagues, as presumably Joe Kinnear looks to expand the scouting network at Newcastle. Mick Harford assistant to Joe Kinnear Mick will become an assistant to Director of Football Joe [.

Joe Kinnear – An Unsettling Influence At Newcastle

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With the news today that Joe Kinnear is about to appoint Mick Hartford, who is a coach, as his assistant, it's not clear to us what Joe is doing, when Alan Pardew is in charge of all coaching at the club. Joe Kinnear unsettling influence at Newcastle We have to remember that when Joe [...]

Joe Kinnear Keeping A Low Profile And That’s Good News

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The initial plan was for Director of Football Joe Kinnear to accompany the Newcastle squad to Motherwell on Tuesday night, but Joe didn't make the trip, and instead was watching some of the Newcastle youngsters as they went down 3-0 to Hamilton Academicals at Benton. Joe Kinnear keeping low profile so far so good [.

We’ll Soon Know If Kinear Can Keep A Low Profile At Newcastle

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Directors of Football are responsible for all the transfers into and out of a club, and are not very often interviewed, and the manager is the face of the club to the public and to the fans. Joe Kinnear can he be diplomatic? And that's how we'd like it to be at Newcastle, with [...]

Alan Pardew – This Is How It Will All Work

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Alan Pardew has talked to the press today, and in one interview he describes how he sees it working with Joe Kinnear, Graham Carr, Lee Charnley and of course Mike Ashley, and Alan seems to have a good handle on it, and explains it well. Alan Pardew taking the training on Saturday This is what [...]

Joe Kinnear – We’ll Get The Best Players For Newcastle

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Newcastle are starting to make bids for players in the transfer market, and there are reports that Newcastle are not only interested in St. Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but also in their top 18 year-old center-back Kurt Zouma, and if the news is to be believed in France Football, Newcastle will launch a £25M bid [.

How How To Judge Kinnear – But Can He Behave Himself?

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Joe Kinnear has been brough into the club to be another football person involved with recruiting players to Newcastle, and not only that, but as Director of Football, Joe is in the lead on this, and will need to communicate closely with Alan Pardew and Graham Carr, who now report to him. Joe Kinnear [.

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Joe Kinnear Learning His Job At Newcastle?

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Newcastle's Director of Football Joe Kinnear gave a long interview with Sky Sports yesterday, and it was before a Charity cricket match just north of London, where Joe Kinnear is still stationed. Joe Kinnear gave out too much information And like most Newcastle fans we cringed when we heard Joe had given another interview [.