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Alan Pardew Blames Local Press For Fans’ Anger, Sunday Sun Publish Brilliant Full-Page ‘Apology’…

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By Chris Wright

With Newcastle manager Alan Pardew recently blaming a spate of nay-saying in the local press for cultivating the current hostilities toward him and his ailing side among the Toon Army, Tyneside-based tabloid Sunday Sun responded with a cracking, full-page "apology" to begin their sport section this morning.

Pardew reveals lack of defensive signings was a cunning stunt

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With many fans concerned at the lack of defensive cover with the Toon Army facing a war on four fronts this season (including an invasion of Europe), Alan Pardew has come out on the offensive once again. He revealed that the club's "failure" to bring in any new centre backs was actually intentional as it [.

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Video: Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse scores in his Wonga shirt

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Papiss Cisse marked his first match wearing Newcastle's controversial Wonga-sponsored kit with a goal against St Mirren. The Senegalese striker missed the club's pre-season tour to Portugal after refusing to wear the payday loan company's logo on his shirt. The 29-year-old said the firm's business model was against his Islamic faith.

Video: Newcastle defender James Perch finds £5 on the pitch during Everton match

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Who says footballers don't know the value of anything? Newcastle defender James Perch was acutely aware that a fiver would be of great use to someone. It's just that nobody wanted to take it off him. The utility man found a £5 note on the St James' Park pitch during last night's 1-2 defeat to [...]

Newcastle United Sponsorship Deal Causing Controversy

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Mike Ashley cannot win for trying. Over the last couple of years he has moved into the background at Newcastle United and let Alan Pardew and his staff run the football side of the club. The results have been terrific, and recently Ashley rewarded Pardew for his efforts, buy giving him and his staff new eight-year contracts.

Newcastle Promise All Out Attack Against Man United: The Nightly EPL

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As if we needed another reason to stay glued to Sunday's match between Newcastle United and Manchester United. We now have another one. Alan Pardew promises that the Toon Army will go out with an all-out attack against Manchester United....

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Newcastle Give Alan Pardew An Eight Year Contract Extension

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It was not that long ago that Toon Army were up in arms over Mike Ashley and the Cockney Mafia's running of Newcastle United. But over the last couple of years Ashley has retreated to the background and let the football people run the club. No surprise then, that Newcastle's fortunes have turned up since Ashley let go of the reins.

Sunderland Road Sign – For Football Follow Newcastle – True!

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We were sent this photo last night and expect to be around the Internet in the next few days and it's valid too. This sign is in Sunderland too oh my! You would have believed it was dreamed up by the Toon Army but no, it's a road sign in Sunderland that is [...]


Newcastle United 2012-13 Fixtures

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Last season was  a huge success for Newcastle United as Alan Pardew got the Toon Army back into Europe. We will have tickets to all the big Newcastle games this season, both home and away.

Newcastle 2012-13 Fixtures

August
18 Tottenham (H)
25 Chelsea (A)

September
1 Aston Villa (H)
15 Everton (A)
22 Norwich (H)
29 Reading (A)

October
6 Man Utd (H)
20 Sunderland (A)
27 West Brom (H)

November
3 Liverpool (A)
10 West Ham (H)
17 Swansea (H)
24 Southampton (A)
27 Stoke (A)

December
1 Wigan (H)
8 Fulham (A)
15 Man City (H)
22Â QPRÂ (H)
26 Man Utd (A)
29 Arsenal (A)

January
1 Everton (H)
12 Norwich (A)
19 Reading (H)
29 Aston Villa (A)

February
2 Chelsea (H)
9 Tottenham (A)
23 Southampton (H)

March
2 Swansea (A)
9 Stoke (H)
16 Wigan (A)
30 Man City (A)

April
6 Fulham (H)
13 Sunderland (H)
20 West Brom (A)
27 Liverpool (H)

May
4 West Ham (A)
12 QPR (A)
19 Arsenal (H)

Wigan Stays True To Martinez Philosophy And Prospering In Relegation Battle

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Wigan, in recent seasons have played a type of football which is pleasing to the eye. Since the appointment of Roberto Martinez, he had taken the blueprint he developed at Swansea and imbued it onto the Latics DNA. Their passing was amazing against Newcastle last weekend. Rarely kicking a ball in anger, the Latics players played the ball out of defence into midfield, down the channels and finally exploiting the openings with quick one-two wall passes.

Toon Army Dreaming Of Europe

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Newcastle United's magical season continues as they beat Swansea City 2-0 today, a win that has the Toon Army dreaming of Europe. The win lifted Newcastle above Chelsea into fifth place in the league, just two points off Arsenal and Tottenham in the race for third.

Both Newcastle goals were scored by Papiss Demba Cisse, who is fast becoming the signing of the season.

Newcastle Up To Fifth After Beating Swansea

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Newcastle United's magical season continues as they beat Swansea City 2-0 today, a win that has the Toon Army dreaming of Europe. The win lifted Newcastle above Chelsea into fifth place in the league, just two points off Arsenal and Tottenham in the race for third.

Both Newcastle goals were scored by Papiss Demba Cisse, who is fast becoming the signing of the season.

Arsenal v Newcastle Preview : The Gap Is Miniscule

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Undeniably the scorer of the greatest goal against Newcastle

What gap? A win tonight will take us to within a point of them and it won't be a gap in between. It would just be an ant hill or maybe 2 pile of rubbish. Well within our (Arsenal's) civic duty to clear out the thrash in between and not forgetting the thrash that are currently sitting in third.

Defender: Toon army was saving grace

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Newcastle United defender Danny Simpson has lauded the club's traveling fans as they kept it loud and proud at White Hart Lane throughout the Magpies' humiliating 5-0 defeat to the Spurs on Saturday evening.

On a night when Simpson and his teammates could have broken into the league's top four with a massive win, they came out stuttering in North London, conceding four first-half goals en route to their disastrous loss.

Can Newcastle United Qualify For The Champions League?

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Newcastle United are up to fifth in the Premier League after they beat Blackburn Rovers 2-0, while Arsenal's poor run of form continues as they were held 0-0 at Bolton.

Newcastle took a 12th-minute lead when Blackburn's Scott Dann deflected a 25-yard shot from Ryan Taylor past stranded Rovers goalkeeper Paul Robinson.

Newcastle’s New Number 9 Papiss Demba Cisse

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Senegal striker Papiss Demba Cisse (26) has become Newcastle's latest number 9 after signing from Freiburg for £10m and if he can have just half the impact Senegal team-mate Demba Ba has given the Toon Army it will be money well spent.

Will United Get Crucial Three Points Against Newcastle?

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United are a top priced 1.75 with Paddy Power to bounce back from their humiliating defeat at the hands of Blackburn and beat Newcastle at St James' tonight, and everything suggest they will do just that.

New Year's Eve turned into a 70th birthday nightmare for Sir Alex when Steve Kean's men pulled off the unthinkable, but if the past is anything to go by he will have read the riot act to the players and they will respond with a victory.

David Anderson’s Big Match Verdict: How Newcastle have exchanged false prophets for real profits

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David Anderson's Big Match Verdict: How Newcastle have exchanged false prophets for real profits

The Toon Army were determined to have a laugh last night. In addition to the ­obligatory shirtless contingent on a cold, wet Merseyside night, one fan was dressed as the Honey Monster and another as Sesame Street's Big Bird.

Three Leading Lights Of Newcastle's 2011/2012 Season

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Newcastle started this season strongly, confounding critics and pundits in the process. When Andy Carroll left for better pastures with Liverpool, everyone predicted the end of the road for Newcastle. Alan Pardew had his detractors and now he is actually being considered to be Capello's successor as England manager.

Trotters trounced! Bolton Wanderers 0 – 2 Newcastle United – match report

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Bolton Wnaderers 0 2 Newcastle United (Hatem Ben Arfa (69), Demba Ba (71) Newcastle United were in their all black strip for this game, and enjoyed the backing of 4,000 travelling Geordies who pretty much took over the ground at least in terms of noise! Â As a result of the Toon Army being [...]

Gary Speed: gone but not forgotten

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Two days on and the football world is still trying, and failing, to come to terms with the loss of a legend.

Sunday's shocking news on the sudden death of Wales manager Gary Speed brought the country to a stand-still. Since the announcement there has been an endless amount of tributes for the 42 year old husband and father, showing just how much he meant to not only football, but the UK itself.

Premier League Gameweek 13: Cheers and Jeers

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Here's a look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly from week thirteen of the Premier League. Note: Readers can follow Matt @thehackreport Cheers 1. Tim Krul: The Newcastle keeper's five saves helped the Toon Army take a ...

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Newcastle Must Not Waste Their Goal Chances Against Red Devils

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Newcastle lost their incredible 11-match unbeaten streak against Manchester City last weekend. Yet, Alan Pardew's Toon Army had played very well. Just that they were up against a superior Blues side that was world class in all department, from Joe Hart in goal right up to Sergio Aguero in attack.

Man Utd v Newcastle: Ferguson too good for Magpies

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Manchester United have an unbelievable record against Newcastle, so it's no surprise to see bookmakers make them long-odds on favourites to win this weekend's game at a top priced 1.4.

The visitors have never won at Old Trafford in the Premier League losing 11 of their 17 visits.

It's a similar story overall, with United having won 13 and lost none of their last 17 matches against Alan Pardew's side.

Ben Arfa Ready to Face Demons

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Newcastle United's attacking midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa is ready to face his demons on Saturday when the Toon army travel to the Etihad Stadium to face League leaders Manchester City, the unsavoury scene where a vicious tackle from Nigel De Jong broke his leg in two places nearly a year ago.

Magpies boss relishes City challenge

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Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew believes that off-field issues such as owner Mike Ashley's decision to rename the legendary St. James' Park will not affect his players' focus on maintaining their incredible form.

Along with runaway league leaders Manchester City, the Magpies are the only other unbeaten team in the league.

St James’ Park Renamed The Sports Direct Arena

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In a move that is sure to further infuriate the Toon Army over his ownership of the club, Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has ended 119 years of Newcastle United history and heritage by re-naming St James' Park the Sports Direct Arena.

Newcastle Chairman Derek Llambias says that Newcastle needed to sell the naming rights to St James Park if its wants to compete with the top clubs in the Premier League:

"Roman Abramovich has more money than God but Chelsea are out there trying to re-brand Stamford Bridge to bring in even more money" said Llambias.

St James’ Park Renamed The Sports Direct Arena.

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In a move that is sure to further infuriate the Toon Army over his ownership of the club, Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has ended 119 years of Newcastle United history and heritage by re-naming St James' Park the Sports Direct Arena.

Newcastle Chairman Derek Llambias says that Newcastle needed to sell the naming rights to St James Park if its wants to compete with the top clubs in the Premier League:

"Roman Abramovich has more money than God but Chelsea are out there trying to re-brand Stamford Bridge to bring in even more money" said Llambias.

Newcastle Confident Ahead of Tough Fixtures Against League Giants

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Newcastle United's fine form in the premier league this season continues with another important victory on the weekend, when they edged Everton 2-1 at St. James Park.

The three points not only puts them on third place with 25 points but also lifted the club's confidence as although tough schedule awaits them after the International break, manager, Alan Pardew, ensures that his player are more than ready to face the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and also Chelsea.

NEWCASTLE BUBBLE TO SOON BURST

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With the Manchester teams and Chelsea the next three fixtures, Demba Ba won't be celebrating another hat trick anytime soon.

Not long ago, Newcastle United found itself relegated to the Championship and Mike Ashley couldn't pay someone to take the team off his hands. (Ok, that's going a bit far.

Collective Rear Guard Action Stretches Toon Unbeaten Run

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Newcastle United kept up their unbeaten run with a 2-1 win over Everton. That's eleven matches already and tongues are complimentary at the prowess of Alan Pardew in building a solid team spirit in spite of losing Kevin Nolan, Andy Carroll and Joey Barton in the summer. The Magpies remain the only other team yet to be beaten this season.

Newcastle Must Sack Nile Ranger A Disgrace To Football

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Newcastle striker Nile Ranger's future is once again in jeopardy as club officials are set to discuss his future after Ranger was arrested for being drunk and disorderly in October. "The press are a joke" so said a whiter-than-white Nile Ranger on his official twitter page @NilePowerRanger; let it be added without a hint of [.

Can the Magpies win the league?

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Your immediate answer to the proposed question would most likely be a strict 'no'. And there are a number of reasons why one would be inclined to give Newcastle United no higher than a fifth spot on the log come May 2012.

But let's first give props to the men wearing the black and white stripes.

Bet’s be ‘avin you: Football betting tips for the 5-6 November

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Newcastle's unbeaten start to the season has been nothing short of miraculous, and should they beat Everton on Saturday lunchtime the toon army will be celebrating a side sitting second in the table. These are the heady days of Philippe Albert. Prices of substantially longer than evens look inviting.

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From Indifference To Majesty To Boos

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12 months ago the Toon Army were buzzing. They had just defeated Stoke City 3-0 at St James' Park, brushing aside Tony Pulis men with consummate ease. At the heart was a midfield the envy of much of the Premier League. Yohan Cabaye, Cheicke Tiote, Hatem Ben Arfa and Jonas Guitierrez were the pivot of a team that was enjoying a run of six unbeaten games conceding just one in the process.

Is Jermain Defoe up to the Task?

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There is always much debate surrounding the merits of Jermain Defoe. Twitter is awash with comments about him being a flat track bully and is nothing more than an impact sub. While I agree with some of the criticism levelled at him, I don't think Defoe has had enough opportunities at Tottenham to judge him without some level of doubt.

Spurs In Danger Of Missing Out On Europe

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If it was not for the collapse of Manchester City since the start of the year, a lot more attention would be focused on the implosion that is taken place at White Hart Lane.

A couple of months ago Spurs were being talked up as a possible title contender. Then came the "Harry for England" stories, and suddenly Spurs seem incapable of winning games anymore.

Spurs Imploding As They Lose At Home To Norwich

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If it was not for the collapse of Manchester City since the start of the year, a lot more attention would be focused on the implosion that is taken place at White Hart Lane.

A couple of months ago Spurs were being talked up as a possible title contender. Then came the "Harry for England" stories, and suddenly Spurs seem incapable of winning games anymore.

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Soccer Business Bits: SSS Concerts, the Fans & More

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Time for some quick hitters from the world of soccer business. The Sports Business Journal is reporting that the Soccer Stadium, a network of soccer specific venues (made up of a number of MLS franchises and the Rochester Rhinos), has realized some significant success though its effort to jointly book concerts.

New Year’s in NYC x AFR No, the whole AFR Team...

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New Year's in NYC x AFR

No, the whole AFR Team didn't come together to take over the Big Apple. Now that would be writing a few thousand words about. But my brother and I, alongside a couple of friends, did enjoy a few festivities and quite a bit of footy.